Fall for the Magnificent Views at These Hudson Valley Wedding Venues

Whether they overlook the Hudson River or offer 360-degree hillscape panoramas, the local ceremony locations are dream destinations to say “I do.”

When it comes to planning a picture-perfect wedding in the Hudson Valley, brides and grooms have it made. From Albany to Westchester, show-stopping venues with views to match dot the Hudson River, offering breathtaking panoramas that add grandeur to any ceremony.

Whether couples have sugar plum dreams of winter ceremonies in the secluded countryside or autumn occasions studded with rainbow leaves, these locations deliver the spectacular vantages that turn any “I do” into an unforgettable event.

Bear Mountain Inn 

3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove 

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In the heart of Tomkins Cove, the Bear Mountain Inn is a spectacular setting for your big day. This expansive venue provides couples with grand, traditional, or intimate ceremonies and receptions. From the lush green lawns with panoramic mountain views to the elegant halls, each location has a romantic ambiance that will make your wedding day magical.  

At Bear Mountain Inn, the staff goes above and beyond to cater to every detail of your wedding celebration. Comprehensive services include everything from selecting the ideal ceremony spot to coordinating with local vendors like florists and musicians. Guests can enjoy a full week of activities, with special menus and events designed for children, ensuring that everyone has a memorable stay. The historic hotel offers exclusive rates for mid-week events and comfortable accommodation in groups, making it convenient for guests to celebrate in style. The venue’s flexibility and breathtaking backdrops provide the perfect canvas to bring your dream vision to life. 


Caramoor

149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah

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An acclaimed destination for concerts and music in the Hudson Valley, Caramoor is also a delight for weddings. The grounds are charming for outdoor “I dos,” with a number of breathtaking spaces available for al fresco ceremonies and receptions. At the Sunken Garden, for instance, three tiers of formal gardens surrounded by woodlands act as a natural frame for couples to tie the knot. For receptions, the Tapestry Hedge, with 30-foot evergreens, and the Spanish Courtyard, with a fully covered stage, are both top picks.

Because Caramoor is primarily an outdoor venue, wedding goers can expect incredible scenes of manicured grounds and opulent architecture. With its abundance of space, it’s easily adaptable for parties of all sizes. When it comes to seated dinners, the formal dining room inside is a study in opulence, with hand-painted silk wall coverings and gilded décor that evoke an aura of another era. The room works best for intimate groups of up to 50, while The Pavilion and the Venetian Theater, which seat 250 and 800 respectively, are comfortable fits for larger parties.

Caramoor works exclusively with Great Performances, a catering company with a 60-acre organic farm in Kinderhook, for its weddings and events.

 

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Cedar Lakes Estate

1 Team USA Way, Port Jervis

With breathtaking views from every angle, Cedar Lakes Estate is the type of place that attracts magazine editors and weekenders just as often as it serenades Hudson Valley brides and grooms. The scenery is a highlight of the setting, which has a panorama that encompasses the Shawangunk Mountains, a sparkling lake, and a pine-covered forest.

Cedar Lakes Estate views
Design by Rye Workshop, photo by Christian Oth Studio, courtesy of Cedar Lakes Estate

That’s only the half of it, however. As a dedicated destination for weddings in the Hudson Valley, Cedar Lakes Estate treats couples to the good life with options aplenty. Partners can choose to hold their ceremony at The Mountain Top, where they’ll be surrounded by wild flowers and mountain backdrops, or head to the newly restored 85-year-old deck next to a glistening lake. Before the “I dos,” the wedding party is free to mingle during cocktail hour at the Pavilion, which hits the mark with twinkling lights and a stone fire pit, or lounge at the Poolside Patio, which sits next to an infinity pool overlooking the estate’s lake.

For dinner and the reception, the 5,400-square-foot barn at the heart of the property pulls out all the stops with barnwood walls, crystal chandeliers, and a 24-foot prohibition-style bar. FYI for foodies: Cedar Lakes prides itself on top-tier, farm-to-table cuisine. In other words, it’s the perfect place to blow guests away with an intimate dinner that allows Hudson Valley flavors to shine. P.S. Don’t forget to book The Treehouse for the afterparty. It has a fireplace and a built-in bar!

Cedar Lakes Estate views
Design by Rye Workshop, photo by Christian Oth Studio, courtesy of Cedar Lakes Estate

The Grandview

176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie

For couples who want to tie the knot along the Hudson River, The Grandview is a stunning spot in the heart of Dutchess County. Set right along the water, the venue has direct access to the Hudson River, with a covetable view of the Mid-Hudson Bridge in the background. Brides and grooms can stage photoshoots on the boardwalk, then take romantic shots framed by the rolling hillscapes and rippling waters.

Grandview wedding
Photos by EID Photography

As for the planning of the big day, The Grandview is a delight for all-in-one packages that take care of the ceremony, reception, cake, catering, and decorations.

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Photo by EID Photography

The Kaaterskill

424 High Falls Rd Extension, Catskill

For a different kind of Hudson Valley view, The Kaaterskill is a Greene County jewel for majestic scenes of the Catskill Mountains. The property boasts over 40 acres of rolling grounds, much of which are accessible via charming footpaths that wind around stately trees and rippling creeks. The Kaaterskill comes with a wealth of amenities for brides and grooms who want to extend their wedding day into a destination vacation, with jacuzzi bathtubs, in-suite fireplaces, and private patios available at the restored Dutch Barn Inn.

The Kaaterskill views
Photos courtesy of The Kaaterskill

A one-and-done location, The Kaaterskill has a wealth of options for potential ceremony locations. Couples can choose between a garden overlooking a waterfall, a serene arbor, or even a fairytale-esque circle of trees. To conclude the day, the spot’s Pond House is a sweet retreat for cocktails or an afterparty in the wee hours of the evening. Throw in a bonfire, movie night, or billiards competition, and couples have everything they need to plan the “I dos” of their dreams.

The Kaaterskill views
Photo courtesy of The Kaaterskill

Mohonk Mountain House

1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz

One of the most covetable locations for a wedding in the Hudson Valley, Mohonk is one of those unique venues that’s stunning in every season. A multi-faceted, versatile setting, the New Paltz mountain house has dedicated ceremony and reception spots scattered across its expansive grounds. In spring, the formal gardens and mountain view gardens, the latter which have views of the Catskills, are ideal for outdoor ceremonies. The Victorian parlor wows guests with a view overlooking Mohonk’s lake and cliffs beyond.

Mohonk wedding views
Photo by Caitlinn Mahar-Daniels Photography / Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House offers wedding packages throughout the year, with customizable receptions for wedding parties of varying size and scope. The venue is an excellent pick for anyone who wants to turn their ceremony into an experiential weekend, since guests can stay the night on the grounds and stick around for spa treatments and golfing on the nine-hole, Scottish-inspired course. Did we mention that horse-drawn carriages are available to create Cinderella moments for brides and grooms, as well?

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Clermont State Historic Site

87 Clermont Ave, Germantown

Few places can quite compare to Clermont on the Hudson Valley landscape front. Just outside of Germantown proper, the former home of Robert Livingston sits on a quiet bank along the Hudson River. A top wedding venue for local history aficionados and nature lovers alike, the National Historic Landmark offers scenic outdoor spaces for couples to tie the knot. The grounds play host to wooded nooks, manicured gardens, and verdant riverfront yards, which means every wedding or reception onsite is unique.

For brides and grooms who want to bring in an outside caterer, Clermont is the way to go. The venue, which accommodates 50 to 150 people, is happy to provide a list of past caterers on the grounds or work alongside whichever caterer a couple prefers.


Revolution Hall at Brown’s Brewing Co.

425 River St, Troy

It’s hard to plan a more “Hudson Valley” wedding than a ceremony at Brown’s Brewing Co. While the Rensselaer space is a hotspot for brews, it charms couples with Revolution Hall, its two-floor, multi-room space that fits anywhere from 65 to 250 guests. Brown’s has an event team onsite to assist with planning and ensure that wedding parties can relax on the big day.

Brown's Brewing Wedding
Photo by Hitlin Photography Inc., courtesy of Brown’s Brewing Company

Although the venue itself is inherently cool, it draws extra appeal from its waterfront setting and warehouse location. The overall effect is a sliver of city, a punch of nature, and a 100-percent Hudson Valley experience.

Brown's Brewing Wedding
Photo by T.R. Laz, courtesy of Brown’s Brewing Company

The View on the Hudson

101 Shad Row, Piermont

Couples looking to plan a large-scale wedding in the Hudson Valley will fall for The View on the Hudson in a heartbeat. As its name suggests, the Piermont venue treats guests to waterfront views in Rockland County. Brides and grooms can host their ceremony outdoors or indoors, with panoramic river views in the background either way. The View can accommodate up to 240 people in its various spaces, which include a ballroom and an outdoor common.

An excellent setting for couples who don’t want to stress over picking and choosing from dozens of vendors, The View delivers white glove service with everything from ice carvings to menus from Culinary Institute chefs on deck.


The Thayer Hotel 

674 Thayer Rd, West Point 

Nestled in the town of West Point, with sweeping views of the Hudson River, The Thayer Hotel offers a truly unparalleled setting for any wedding celebration. Its grand gothic revival architecture and historic grounds of the United States Military Academy makes for an unforgettable backdrop. The venue excels in providing a seamless and luxurious wedding experience, from the majestic settings of its banquet rooms to the tailored services offered. The George Washington Ballroom, with its grand space and river views, is perfect for a lavish reception, while the more intimate Eisenhower and Hap Arnold Rooms cater to smaller, elegant gatherings.  

Each room not only offers stunning views but also features such details as beautiful chandeliers and leaded glass windows that enhance the historic charm. With the help of professional onsite venue coordinators and customizable wedding packages, including expert catering from Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs, The Thayer Hotel ensures every couple’s vision is just right for the special day. 


Boscobel House & Gardens

1601 Route 9D, Garrison

Along the majestic Hudson River, Boscobel House & Garden’s picturesque venue is the perfect place for a timeless backdrop for the special day. Featuring a neoclassical mansion, lush gardens, and heritage orchard, Boscobel serves as a breathtaking setting for any wedding. The venue’s staff is dedicated and there throughout the day to make every moment memorable. Whether they’re exchanging vows in the elegant West Meadow Pavilion or having a photo op in the Formal Garden, couples can choose from varying spaces to host their ceremony and reception.

 

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The Barn at Villa Venezia

2278 Goshen Tpke, Middletown

The Barn at Villa Venezia is a gem of a venue, featuring a beautiful countryside panoramic view that promises a worthwhile experience for any wedding ceremony or reception. The Barn has a dedication to modern elegance and team focused on making sure every detail is just right for the big day. The main-level ballroom has floor-to-ceiling glass windows to showcase the scenic views of Hudson Valley and seats anywhere from 175 to 350 guests. Looking for something more intimate? Book the elevated ballroom, which overlooks the countryside, is located on the second level, and seats between 125 to 150 guests. In addition to these enchanting ballrooms, The Barn offers two onsite ceremony locations from which to choose. The showstopping stone grotto with soothing waterfalls or lush stone patio with charming views of the six acres of farmland are the perfect places to say “I do.”

 

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Hutton Brickyards

200 North St, Kingston

Looking for an unforgettable wedding experience? Hutton Brickyards, located in Kingston, provides a captivating backdrop to your joyous event. Whether you desire a more intimate experience or a lavish celebration, this venue will transform any wedding vision into reality. With options ranging from mesmerizing waterfront lawns to magnificent pavilions, there is a wide array of choices available to each couple. Each aspect is handled by expert professionals who have a list of preferred vendors to ensure a smooth experience. Hutton Brickyards ensures a creative and memorable occasion in the Hudson Valley for all guests.


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