Whether for a small family affair or a formal ballroom dinner, The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point is an astonishing venue for an unforgettable wedding.
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Overview: Perched on a hilltop with commanding views of the Hudson River and the United States Military Academy, The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point has been a national treasure since opening in 1926. Visited by past U.S. Presidents, international leaders, and celebrities, this hotel is like no other in the world. Guests will enjoy the sophisticated and elegant mix of 200 years of military history, combined with a full array of modern comforts and amenities. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s the only full-service hotel on the Hudson River from the George Washington Bridge to Albany; it has 151 guest rooms, inclusive of 23 suites. All couples are welcome, not only military-affiliated couples.
The Cost: Packages range from $125 to $200 per person, to start, and can be customized with add-ons like a local cheese and cracker display at the cocktail reception, an upgraded craft beer selection, or farewell stations with desserts like strawberry hand pies in the spring or fill-your-own cannolis.
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What’s Included: Function spaces, cocktail reception with butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, five hours of open bar, choice of two food stations (such as pasta, pad thai stir fry, or carving), three- or four-course meal, champagne toast, and wedding cake baked by Sweet Grace Cake Designs.
Standout Features: The lawn offers a stunning backdrop for outdoor ceremonies, and all function spaces offer spectacular views of the Hudson Highlands and Hudson River. Host an afterparty at the onsite Patton’s Tavern or Zulu Time Rooftop Bar & Lounge — the only rooftop bar overlooking the Hudson River between Manhattan and Albany.
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The Thayer Hotel’s majestic hilltop location, remarkable Gothic architecture, and breathtaking views of the Hudson River offer couples a chance to celebrate in the grandest of styles.
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