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2009 Wedding Venues

My fiancee and I are planning a December 2009 wedding in the tristate area. We are looking at Monteverde, the Wainwright House, and the New Leaf Cafe. Has anyone been to nay events at these places? Any other suggestions would be much appreciated!

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  1. I can deffinately give you a few. Are you looking to have the caterers on site? Are you willing to go to a venue that you bring a caterer in? And also are you looking for a so-called wedding factory, or did you want to bring in a tent, linens, etc?
    I have lists for them all!

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    1. re: foodgal123

      I would prefer to bring in a caterer, but would definitely consider one on site if the food is good. I definitely do not want a wedding factory! Thanks for you help, foodgal!

    2. Monteverde is beautiful as is New Leaf Cafe. If you haven't already, you want to have an idea of how many people you will be inviting as numbers dictate.
      We are using Feast caterers and went to a tasting at their home base at Round Hill. Delicious and very accommodating. Good luck!

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      1. re: ral217

        Ral217, I went to a wedding there last summer - it was beautiful! Congratulations!

        1. re: Feaster18

          Feaster! So glad to hear! Thanks :)

      2. Inncredible Caterers has several places in the Hudson Valley. They have the Inn at Bear Mountain, and the Overlook Lodge, The Chalet on the Hudson, Clubhouse at Patriot Hills, and the Inn at Central Valley. I've never been to any events at these place, but have heard the food is good.

        1. Wainwright House is beautiful and the view is wonderful. Also take a look at this website for other venues:


          I have not used them but ran across this recently.

          1. We are having our wedding this Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Chalet on the Hudson. They are wonderful there and they have been so helpful. The food is great and the prices are very reasonable. Plus the views are gorgeous! Their restaurant is open during the whole year and they have a lovely Sunday brunch. Definitely should look into this place.

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            1. re: RenFairGirl

              RenFairGirl - Congrats! Do you have any additional info on Chalet on the Hudson? There are no good photos on their website.

              1. re: katzone3

                Yes. The phone number is (845) 265-2600 and ask for Melissa. She's great!!!
                The Chalet on the Hudson is on Route 9D in Cold Spring....about 20 minutes from Main Street in Cold Spring.... the actual address is:
                3250 Route 9D, PO Box 357, Cold Spring, NY 10516
                Their prices are actually quite reasonable...and I think they are Hudson Valley's best kept secret.... plus you can't beat the gorgeous view. It's a restaurant all year around as well... go and try out their dinner menu as well as the Sunday brunch...We love it!
                As for photos...I think I had to google chalet on the hudson for photos. See also Inn at Central Valley...they are related.

                1. re: katzone3

                  Didn't find pics for the Chalet on the Hudson, found pics for the Inn at Central Valley...if you have facebook or an email, email me at
                  the pics for the Inn at Central Valley is http://www.inncrediblecaterers.com/IC...
                  The locations are similiar. Depends on how much you want to spend. I found the Chalet on the Hudson's prices most reasonable for what you get. The second choice was the Dutchess Manor, further down on Route 9D, also overlooking the Hudson River. Pretty much personal preference - I felt the Chalet was more my style.
                  If you want, I can send you a couple of pics of what we had for the Chalet...just email me at renfairgirl@gmail.com. Hope this helps. We planned this wedding in 6 months!!!

              2. I am looking for a venue to hold ceremony / reception for a 60 pp wedding in Hudson Valley/Westchester area in spring 2010. Def looking for good food and nice surrounding (not into banquet halls). Any help would be highly appreciated as beginning to scramble a bit. Lots of places have high # ppl, or are over 2 hr drive from NYC where most guests will be coming from. Thanks for your help! :)

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                1. re: katzone3

                  alternatively, party like a rock star or dine like a Rockefeller...er Bill Gates
                  I was trying to remember the name of a yacht company out of Cos Cob Greenwich, where I attended a great party, but seems there's a much wider selection than expected;

                  1. re: katzone3

                    Just for your info...we only had to guarantee 50 people to show up at the Chalet...it fits 50-180 comfortably.....some of my friends came from NYC and said the drive was not too bad (about 1.5 hours where they came from) and was an easy drive. There are local hotels nearby that guests can stay at if they like with reasonable rates... We live about 20 minutes from the reception and church....

                  2. If anyone has any suggestions for venues in Westchester for about 225 guests (need space for a ceremony and reception) with great food, those suggestions would also be welcome!!!!

                    Sorry to hijack your post, Feaster -- FYI, I LOVED Wainwright - it's legitimately AMAZING, but I'd be a tiny bit concerned about that Corner Stone Caterers (their takeout shop is not great) and I decided against it in the end because of the 11pm curfew. If you can live with the curfew, the setting can't be beat!!

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                    1. re: samanthajill

                      I had given suggestions over on another Tristate board, CHer looking for Mahopac area rehearsal dinner choice; here's some favorite spots though; best special event/romantic spots;
                      The Arch, Route 22 North, Brewster; (845) 279-5011 "05/2009 Seriously good: Haute cuisine--tres haute--on route 22. Serious food at serious prices. This would rate as a fine restaurant in the City. Here, it's off the charts. Unless you're loaded, this is a special occasion restaurant that is always more than up to the occasion."

                      Peter Pratt's Inn, 673 Croton Heights Road, off Route 118, Yorktown Heights
                      'country inn with exceptional food...downstairs cozy pub'

                      Filia's (formerly Capriccio's) 1250 Rte. 22N Brewster, NY; beautiful stone patio, romantic lakeside woods setting

                      2009 Best place for a party, Westchester Magazine
                      Travelers Rest, Ossining NY; Continental restaurant with a charming space surrounded by waterfalls and gardens.

                      Equus, This fairy-tale castle is actually real, a former Gatsby-era estate perched high on a secluded Tarrytown hilltop

                      Le Chateau This magnificent South Salem Tudor pile owes its fantasy to history—like Castle on the Hudson, it once was one of Westchester’s noble estates.

                      Bird & Bottle Inn 1123 Old Albany Post Rd. Garrison, NY

                      there are so many mansions/castles/estates for special events; other handy resource: http://tourism.westchestergov.com/ind...

                      1. re: foodlvrzen

                        We were just at Yaddo and there was a wedding in the Yaddo Gardens. The rose garden is beautiful.


                        We later saw the bride and groom in Saratoga Springs taking photos on the carousel.

                      2. re: samanthajill

                        I am actually looking for something very similar - 200 people, on the water, without an early curfew. Please let me know if you find anything... I am looking at Monteverde and Wainwright tomorrow....