(Closed) So stressed

posted 10 years ago in New York – Hudson Valley, New York
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh no!! Don’t stress out! I’m sure you will find the perfect location!  Which areas are you looking? 

 I am getting married at the Grandview next summer, so I will list their minimums from my package. Unfortunately, I don’t believe the minimum lowers when the outdoor ballroom closes, but have you considered a Saturday afternoon, a Friday or a Sunday? On Fridays you only have to guarantee 125, Saturday afternoon (12:00 – 5:00) is a 100 person guarantee, and Sunday is a guarantee of 125. 

What about the Dutchess Manor? I also looked there before booking the Grandview.  The Dutchess Manor has two ballrooms, the Victorian Ballroom only has a minimum of 90 guests and the Main Dining Salon has a minimum of 140. 

I don’t really know anything about the Links at Union Vale.  I hope this helps!! 

Post # 5
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Newbee

How close are you to the minimum? At my venue (in Ohio) if we are below the minimum, which happens to be 175 as well, we just pay a different rate for the "people" to make up that difference.  Maybe see if Grandview has that option?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

That is a good idea too! I know at the Grandview they told me if I’m below 175, the vendor meals could count towards the total too!

I agree with you about the Dutchess Manor – that is EXACTLY how I felt! 

What about a site like Locust Grove or somewhere like that where you bring in your own caterer, etc. so there wouldn’t be a minimum?

 I will keep thinking for you too!  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Is the Garrison too far? I got married there and loved it!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

What about Catlin Gardens in Slate Hill?  I loved in there but wasn’t sure if we would fit so I opted against it.  The funny thing is now I think we would.  I know no view of the river:( 

Also I loved the belvedere mansion but it was too far for us and also again capacity issues.

http://www.belvederemansion.com/ 

If you want something on the hudson though maybe you should look in westchester.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I dont know if this will help you but we are getting married on Sunday after Thanksgiving-believe it or not–the world is our oyster..only prob was 2 cake vendors refused me but I got the best one in the end! Good luck!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Richsgal – The Garrison has a sister property called the Highlands that might be more reasonable.  We had our rehearsal dinner there and had a great BBQ buffet for a reasonable price….it was too small for us for the wedding but might work for you??

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Originally we thought 225-230 but even with inviting 270 looks like we are going to get right around 200.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think Catlin manor is about $98 – $118 for a Saturday wedding in June 2009, just to give you an idea.  Did you try the Fountainhead, the Venetian Yacht Club, the Vanderbuilt Mansion, Jeriecho Terrace, or Skyland Castle?  (I’m not sure if those are in Hudson Valley or NYC, I’m not from NY and it’s been a year or so since I visited them.)

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Actually, I emailed Stephanie (their coordinator) about changing the cakes and she said "<font face=”Georgia” size=”2″ color=”#0000ff”>you may upgrade to one of the other cakes in another package it is an additional $200.00. "</font>

<font face=”Georgia” size=”2″ color=”#0000ff”>If you get a chance… do drive up to Catlin though…it’s gorgeous… my favorite venue, but I couldn’t afford…tight budget:)</font>

<font face=”Georgia” size=”2″ color=”#0000ff”>Don’t worry about being a picky bride.. I looked at well over 50 places… I hope you find what you are looking for.  I just threw away most of my pricing for a lot of the venues, but I still have alot of emails, so if you are looking for soemthing, let me know… i might have it.  I hope everything works out well</font>

Post # 16
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Wannabee

Have you looked at FEAST?  Its in Washingtonville, NY.  My husband and I got married there last fall and we loved it.  We had 130 as our final number, but I think they can hold more.  We had it on a Saturday night and I think their minimum was 110 or something like that.  Good luck finding a place!

 

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