(Closed) Need a Westchester/Hudson valley venue

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

We looked at the Thayer – it was nice, and they have a few options on venue rooms.  However, it all felt a bit run down to me and the security is a bit of a pain.  We had our wedding across the river from the Thayer at the Garrison and it was just lovely.  they have a highly rated restaurant on premise so the food is delicious, the views are amazing and I looooved the staff.  BUT no hotel on site – just four hotel rooms upstairs.  We had the Thayer and a hotel in fishkill (The Sierra Hotel) for our guests and bussed them to and from the wedding (only 4 people stayed at the Thayer, the rest at the Sierra).

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

They were both about 15-20 minutes I think.  It is the only real downside to the Garrison, no good, nearby hotel.  The Sierra is new, has really nice reasonably priced rooms, a "lodgy" feel, a ton of suites for families (<$200) and one of the nicest free brunches I have seen.  BUT it is not in a scenic location which is a shame – across from a Wal mart 🙁  We rented the buses because I couldn’t let people enjoy a 4 hour open bar and then drive on strange, curvy, dark roads.  [attachment=106915,1903]

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Yeah, I was also! They have a really nice covered, waterproof area right behind the chairs – it is a patio of sorts, so it still feels outside, but you won’t get wet 🙂  IT is better than most of the indoor backup options I saw (basically you have it in the same room as the reception!)

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would also check out The View in Piermont (Rockland County).  Beautiful water views, stand-alone venue; excellent menu and, I thought, reasonable prices.

This was my first choice, however, my daughter wanted to be in or near Manhattan.  We are from Rockland County.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

kw947 – The ceremony and reception will be at Water’s Edge in Long Island City.  We have a large number of people coming in from California (groom’s side) and they want to stay in the city…so this was a good compromise.  Hopefully, everything will work out well 🙂

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