5 Best Places to Get Married in the Hudson Valley

Getting hitched in unique locations is all the rage with brides and grooms these days. From an elaborately designed theatrical tent to a snow-capped mountain top, here are five of the Valley’s most unusual wedding locales


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Best Place to Get Married in 2012: The Castle on the Hudson

For brides whose wedding fantasies have been influenced by last year’s regal star, Kate Middleton, there’s a Scottish/Norman-style castle on the Hudson River to borrow. With four stone turrets, crenellated walls, and a block tower rising 75 feet — making it the highest point in Westchester County — Tarrytown’s The Castle on the Hudson may be a tough-to-top backdrop for wedding-op photos.

Built between 1897 and 1910 by a Civil War general’s son, the castle was designated a historic landmark in 1981. The interior features a ballroom wing housing a great hall with marble foyer, Tiffany-style window, and hand-carved woodwork. The hall can seat up to 150 guests with catering handled on-site. With 31 guest rooms, many invitees can spend the night and pretend they’re royalty, too.

Additional perks include more than 10 acres of manicured lawns, life-size playable chess board, lawn bowling court, and just one wedding held at a time — to maintain that aristocratic touch. Prices lean toward the princely; a Saturday evening sit-down dinner runs from $200-$230 per person. • 914-524-6366; www.castleonthehudson.com

Skip ahead:
» The Circa 1799 Barn, Ancramdale
» River Rose Cruises, Newburgh
» The Spiegeltent, Annandale-on-Hudson
» Hunter Mountain, Hunter
» The Castle on the Hudson, Tarrytown

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