From the sun-dappled forests of the Hudson River Valley to the sandy beaches of the Long Island Sound, New York's southernmost waterfronts have enchanted artists, writers, naturalists, and intellectuals for generations. Lined by quaint towns, granite cliffs, historic landmarks, and grand estates, it’s easy to forget you’re less than an hour outside of the Big Apple. With an eye towards embracing the area's natural beauty while preserving its classic elegance, these exquisite waterfront venues offer an unforgettably romantic backdrop for your wedding.
Fab Features: cool, contemporary multi-functional venue that houses a craft brewery, restaurant, entertainment facilities, and event spaces • chic dressing suites and easy access to Peekskill's charming waterfront make for fab photo ops • enjoy cocktails on a sprawling balcony, then retire to the industrial-inspired interior, where floor-to-ceiling windows frame exquisite views of the Hudson, adjacent marina, and surrounding highlandsCatering: In-house
Cortlandt Manor, NY
Fab Features: beautifully restored 18th-century estate • picturesque ceremonies on the Grand Lawn overlooking the Hudson River • open-air cocktail hour on the Stone Patio, Terrace, or romantic Grape Arbor followed by late-night receptions in the tented pavilionCatering: In-house
Tarrytown, New York
Fab Features: a stunning historic home featuring a gorgeous brick-and-stone terrace • hold your romantic outdoor ceremony surrounded by tall trees and panoramic views of the sparkling Hudson River • continue your celebration in the impressive foyer with a rotunda and grand spiral staircaseCatering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
Fab Features: impressive, urban-style spot with a lofty ceiling of exposed ductwork, original concrete block walls, and a rich wood floor • huge rows of windows let in plenty of light and offer stunning views of the Hudson • cool perks include an artfully furnished dressing suite with a private bathCatering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
Fab Features: impressive stone mansion modeled after a traditional 18th-century French chateau • waterside ceremonies with breathtaking views of Milton Harbor • cocktails on the velvety lawn before dinner and dancing under the glamorous peaked tentCatering: In-house
We couldn't possibly leave off this historic Hudson River gem—just a quick trip across the bridge!
West Point, NY
Fab Features: historic hotel on a hilltop with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the Military Academy at West Point • expansive Grand Ballroom outfitted with 20-foot ceilings, wrought-iron chandeliers, and gargoyle architectural details • luxurious guest rooms exude Old World charm and grandeurCatering: In-house
Venue: The Briarcliff Manor
Filed under Beach / Ocean, Outdoor, Wedding Venues / Locations, New York, Hudson Valley, Westchester
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