(Closed) Small Wedding Venue

posted 6 years ago in New York – Hudson Valley, New York
Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You would love the James House in Tarrytown but it may be expensive

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Earthy and Natural you say? How about opus 40 [http://www.opus40.org] it’s very affordable, REALLY lovely and nestled right in the heart of the hudson valley.

Or perhaps you prefersomeplace more offbeat and further south? Camp wendy in Wallkill NY (place  went to as a child) is a GS camp with it’s own lake a lovely lodge and a BIG dining hall with full kitchen and gorgeous stome fireplace. It was a place I was considering until we thought abotu how far guets would have to travel. -though there’s never been a wedding to my knowledge there. It would probably be very reasonable priced (like less than $500) and you can have a camp out in some of their lodges! [http://www.girlscoutshh.org] this photo doesn’s do it justice but it’s something:

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I say this alot, but have you looked into an INN? That way the guests can stay at the venue overnight and if it’s small enough you may get the whole place to yourself….

we did that and I am so glad I went that route for my small intimate wedding.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

why oh WHy do people put those carpets in wedding venues? i see lovely places looking completely cheap because of the carpet!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@bebero:  yes! I agree, one place we had looked at had all the ambience in the world, and a great, great deal for a small wedding.

 

The carpet in the end is what got us, DARK, gross green.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Hi BriansBride,

We are looking for a similar venue, albeit with ~70 people. Two places we really liked (but were a bit too small for us) were Tuthilltown House in Gardiner and the Hoffman House in Kingston. Both are very old, historic buildings, with very nice interiors. I wish we could have used one of them. If you find anything else, please let me know. We absolutely want to stay away from those cheesy banquet hall settings (though the prices on those do tend to be lower…sigh….)

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ok ya’ll I thought of WAAAY more places for small groups. Here goes:

 

PEEKAMOOSE restaurant -out in Big Indian DELICIOUS local food super friendly folks nestled in the heart of the catskills with lots of charming tiny mom ‘n pop hotels nearby  http://www.peekamooserestaurant.com/pdf%20attachments/Special%20Event%20Packet.pdf

the website says they can accommodate 80 or so possibly smaller if you’re having a dance floor/ band DJ/

 

 

 

 

Next up the LITTLE BEAR RESTAURANT in Bearsville, near Woodstock NY http://thelittlebearchineserestaurant.com/

 

Disregard the ‘Chinese’ in their web name they serve all kinds of great food. There’s also a little bar cafe in Woodstock which is different and much smaller. I couldn’t find pic of the interior but it’s def. large enough for 50-70 people, though not much more. Very rustic and pretty nestled in the woods.

 

 

 

 

Next up and further south is GUNK HAUS in Highland.  http://www.gunkhaus.com/ You can see views of mohonk and the mountains fromt eh back windows and is a cute little inn with gastro pub style  German food. Again nothing on wedding there but they’ve held fundraisers and other fun events there for comfortably 50 or so people. I think it would be pretty reasonably priced. 

 

 

 

Nearby in Historic New Paltz is HUGENOT STREET http://www.huguenotstreet.org/visit/events.php. Couldn’t find any interior pics but here’s a blog with someone theta got married there. http://www.loriotoole.com/wildflowers-historic_huguenot_street-Tthoguh they do, do indoors weddings as well, the buildings are pretty small. I can’t imagine they’d accommodate more the 60 or so.

 

It’s a sort of living museum to the French Huguenots who colonized the area they do wedding in a number of smaller and larger location inside their historic stone buildings including the meeting house an french chapel.

 

 

AAAnd of course I can’t leave mohonk mountain house off the listhttp://www.mohonk.com/Weddings

 

So GD pretty I can’t stand it. A little pricey, but it looks like they have discount for small winter weddings (oct-April)!

 

 

 

Across the river in Hudson there’s 2 spaces. The 1st is a converted church by the train tracks, Basilica Hudson 

http://basilicahudson.com/gallery/ holy prettiness!

 

 

 

 

 Next is Helsinki Hudson-http://helsinkihudson.com/events.html It’s used a LOT of music performances. The cool thing about this place is that everything there is made from reclaimed materials so pretty and quirky right in the heart of Hudson. they def. do wedding because the very first gay couple to be married in NY were married right there by the mayor at 12:01 when they passed the law! so cute very intimate and cozy it looks bigger in pic than it is. Wedding blog with a couple at Helsinki http://www.stevenbrucedesign.com/blog/?p=3308

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last but not least if you want something Super laid back just across the river again from Hudson is Crossroads breweryhttp://www.athensnybrewery.com/default.html-Crossroads. They haven’t had a wedding there but they do events like HS reunions etc ALL the time so there’s room for 50-80 or so people +a dance floor/band. the married owners are REALLY nice and the place is very much a labor of love for them. It’s very much someplace I miss going to when I lived up there-GREAT beer! It’s all being newly renovated (so much so le street view is inaccurate on the exterior)in this GREAT old historic building surrounded by historic buildings and the nearby Hudson river. It’s also likely to be the most affordably priced on the list.

 

 

 

 

I’ll probably keep thinking of places and continue to post..lol

 

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