(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner Ideas?

posted 10 years ago in New York – Hudson Valley, New York
Post # 3
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

POUGHKEEPSIE!!!! I love the ‘kips and have dined out there many a time but my first instinct for rehearsal dinners was actually to drive north.

 Depending on what mood you’re going for and if it’s possible to drive, there are a couple of great options in Hyde Park.

 A low key favorite with great atmosphere is the Everyready Diner – hands down the best diner I’ve ever been to – we went weekly in college. If you don’t do this for rehearsal it might be great for a next day brunch. http://www.theevereadydiner.com/

 The local Hyde Park Brewery is also spectacular and has capacity for a  60 person crowd. They make their own beer and have fantastic pub entrees. http://www.hydeparkbrewing.moonfruit.com/

A little further away in gorgeous scenic Rhinebeck is Terrapin restaurant – it is elegant and super delicious. Very refined if the diner scene isn’t your cup of tea. http://www.terrapinrestaurant.com/

 In Poughkeepsie itself I think you’re a little bit more limited but for fun, I’ve always liked Mill House Panda which is right downtown <span class=”a”>(www.millhousepanda.com) and there’s also River Station which is on the river and probably has capacity (http://www.riverstationrest.com/ )

 One last thing as it becomes blatantly obvious that I’m obsessed with Poughkeepsie, if you – and your girls be they aunts or moms or bridesmaids – are in town on Thursday or Friday (or any weekday, sadly not the weekends), an excellent treat is the  Apple Pie Bakery at the CIA. Unlike other CIA restaurants this does not require reservations and it has great salads and quiches and baked goods extraordinaire. It is timeless and it’s the CIA so it’s amazing. http://www.ciachef.edu/restaurants/apbc/

 Enjoy getting married in the Hudson Valley – you are one lucky bride!

Post # 5
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

We had our rehearsal dinner at the Highlands Country Club.  We had a great BBQ-style spread outside on their lawn.  The staff was fantastic and the food was great.  Not sure how close that is to where you are  – it is in Garrison, about 10-15 minutes from Fishkill.  happy to send pics if you are interested

Post # 6
50 posts
Worker bee

I say CIA!  They have great options – they only problem is they only have priviate rooms that accomodate up to 15.  So as long as you don’t mind not having your own room it’s a great option.

Post # 7
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’d also check out Amici’s or Riverstation, they’re right down the street from the Grandview, and Riverstation also has a great view of the river from their outdoor dining deck. Cosimo’s also has awesome food too though.

The easiest thing to do would probably be to go to Shadows because you wont have to worry about finding parking or anything. Just walk right next door. The food is always awesome there too! Especially the apps and margaritas 😉

Post # 8
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@BenJerrysBride: WOW! Apple Pie Bakery – that brings me wayyyy back!  My college bf’s brother went to shoot, what’s the artsy school there, and we would stop at the APB. YUM!!!

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