(Closed) The Grandview… indoor ballroom vs. outdoor tent…

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Is this for the Grandview in Poughkeepsie?

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I can’t say much about the indoor ballroom, but I attended a wedding last July 16 in the outdoor tent. It was absolutely beautiful, but keep in mind July gets hot. That day was 100 degrees, and it was black tie optional, so I was in a long dress and incredibly hot. I don’t think you should be having second thoughts about switching it. That same night there was a wedding in the indoor ballroom and we had no idea until the end of the night. Seemed like they had a blast in there. Guests will be much more comfortable in an air conditioned room. But you don’t get the view of the water all night, etc. It’s up to you what your priorities wants to be! Either way – it’s a gorgeous location and great area. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We looked at the Grandview too!! It’s really pretty. Don’t second-guess yourself. Tents can be nice, but I totally agree with the comment about the heat. You may find yourself with a lot of complaining guests! Or what if it rains, or is windy….

You may also have to shell over more money to decorate the tent – so if budget is an issue, that might be something to think about. You must have picked the ballroom for a reason, so I’m sure you made the right decision for you the first time 🙂

Maybe you can talk to the coordinator there about the pros and cons of each. I’m sure they’ll be able to give you some perspective on it. Good luck! You picked a great venue, so you’ll have a gorgeous wedding either way!! Are you from the area? I was born and raised in Saugerties – about 30 min away.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m getting married at the Grandview in May. I am doing in the outside tent but we did it in May because we were afraid of it being too hot. They told us the tent can be heated but not air conditioned. So we moved our date to early May so we didn’t have to worry about it being incredibly hot. 

I looked at the indoor room and I think it will be perfect with 150 people. it’s beautiful and your guests will be nice and cool! 

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