The Grandview, Poughkeepsie
The Essentials: This aptly named venue is all about the view — of the Hudson River and the Mid-Hudson Bridge — which is, of course, grand. The accommodations, too, are stately — with the modular Grand Ballroom, offering 12,000 square feet of customizable space.
Rooms: Grand Ballroom with riverside Cocktail Room and theatric lighting; 7,000 sq ft tented Outdoor Ballroom with theater-style sound system; two outdoor ceremony sites; private wedding suites for the bridal party.
The Vibe: Traditional elegance with a modern touch; can be customized to work for very formal or more casual weddings.
Cost: $80–$150 per person, depending on date and time; no rental fee.
What’s Included: A deluxe cocktail hour, top-shelf open bar for five hours, custom wedding cake from on-premises bakery, floor-length table linens, formal black-tie service, four-course dinner, valet parking, to-go beverage station, personalized menus, escort cards, direction maps, maitre d’ service for on-site coordination, wedding suite with Champagne and private wedding attendant, signature cocktail, cocktail-hour décor, and an antique trolley to transport guests to and from two hotels.
Standout Features: Sweeping river views, private wedding suites that convey Old World elegance, versatility, high-end touches. In addition, the Grandview is part of the Bonura Hospitality Group, the only hospitality group in the area to be certified and approved by The Gay Wedding Institute.
Best For: Formal weddings indoors; semiformal weddings outdoors. Couples who lean toward the traditional, but don’t want a stuffy or staid ambience, will love it.
Book at Least: 18 months in advance.
Contact: Margaret Brower, director of sales.