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Wedding Venues help!!!

piggymel Jan 8, 2010 07:49 AM

I need a venue recommendation before we book. It can be up to an hour away from NYC (LI, Westchester/Hudson Valley, and Northern NJ). We want:
-pretty outdoor ceremony site w/ trees (preferrably no gazebo)
-hold up to 200 people comfortably
- vaulted wood ceilings (we want a rustic/lodge/ barn feel)

Thanks in advance!

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    mrsdebdav RE: piggymel Jan 8, 2010 08:42 AM

    Don't think they have vaulted wood ceilings, but the Bronx Botanical Gardens are beautiful. Went to a wedding there last spring and the outdoor ceremony was gorgeous.

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      christinepierce RE: mrsdebdav Feb 1, 2010 11:32 AM

      I second the Botanical Gardens. My nephew had his bar mitzvah there a few months ago. The service was professional , the atmostphere was spectacular and the food was innovative and top notch. They even made a delicious bar mitzvah cake to match his rock 'n roll theme. I believe the caterers were Abigail Kirsch - might have been Great Performances but one of those two.

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      kam0424 RE: piggymel Jan 26, 2010 11:02 AM

      I am researching the same topic for my wedding next year. I will definitely email you with any of my findings!

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        byramgirl RE: piggymel Jan 27, 2010 04:56 AM

        I think Harvest on Hudson may fit your criteria.

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          stefathena RE: piggymel Jan 27, 2010 06:30 AM

          The Carltun in Eisenhower Park. (LI)

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            Doreen RE: piggymel Feb 1, 2010 04:47 AM

            We had my daughter's wedding last April at Fountainhead in New Rochelle. I can't say enough about how professional the service is. Forget the food......people are still raving. We had 236 and the room holds more. Good luck. This year my younger daughter is getting married at Greentree County Club in New Rochelle. It is on the water and has a beautiful outdoor gazebo and grounds.

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              MRS RE: piggymel Feb 1, 2010 03:48 PM

              Ok...it definitely may seem very off the mark, but the Hyatt in Greenwich has a spectacular indoor garden/forest complete w/ a beautiful "creek" and koi. The pix from that area of the hotel are terrific and the ballroom can be "greened" and really done up to be quite garden-like by a good florist. I know this from personal experience. The staff and the event managers are a delight to work with and no request is considered impossible-again, i know that from personal experience, too. I had quite a top-notch wedding.

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                grnichcnobb RE: piggymel Feb 19, 2010 10:54 AM

                How about the Mohonk house in New Paltz?

                Good Luck!!

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                  MomofRNT RE: piggymel Feb 19, 2010 05:03 PM

                  I don't know when your wedding is, but Bear Mountain Inn is under renovations, but it sounds like what you are looking for, very rustic. I've been to weddings there, and the food was great. Mohonk Mountain as well is ver nice.

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                    sandralee RE: piggymel Mar 3, 2010 06:01 AM

                    the bear mountain inn is a great place and have you tried the glen island casino in new rochelle

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