The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Named by the 2012 Best of the Hudson Valley Guide as “The Best Place for a Wedding,” Boscobel House and Gardens is located just one hour away from New York City. The 45-acre estate has a rich history that includes a dramatic rescue from demolition in the 1950s. The restored 1808 Federal-period house museum in Garrison, New York, is famous for its stunning view of the majestic Hudson River and the lush mountains in the backdrop. It is also famed for its exquisite collection of furniture pieces created by the finest furniture makers of the early 1800s. It has the most illustrious collection in the country, featuring works by Duncan Phyfe, Michael Allison and Charles Honore Lannuier. The collection also includes paintings, glassware, ceramics and other possessions by the original house owners, States and Elizabeth Dyckman.
In the spring, the gardens come alive with brightly colored peonies and tulips, while cherry, apple and dogwood buds greet guests along the brick pathways. Couples getting married in the summer will be greeted by the lush greens and budding roses, while couples getting married in the autumn are surrounded by the beautiful fall colors that the Hudson River Valley is widely known for.
The Rose Garden. The Rose Garden is inspired by the classic-style English garden with a fountain in the middle surrounded by hedges. About 150 varieties of roses bloom in the summer, making it a perfect location for pre-dinner cocktails. The maximum capacity is 800 guests.
The Front Lawn and Belvedere. The Front Lawn gives guests a scenic view of the Hudson River and overlooks the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Hudson Highlands and the Constitution Marsh. The wide-open space is perfect for couples who wish to be surrounded by the scenic view and clear blue skies. A maximum of 800 guests can be accommodated on the Front Lawn.
What You Should Know
Boscobel House and Gardens can be booked for any event, from one-day weddings to wedding celebrations that span a couple of days. However, couples should note that only the outdoor venues can be used for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The mansion does not accept bookings for any indoor venues for weddings. Tents are provided with the rental fees, together with some tables and chairs. Couples can avail of the in-house catering service for an added cost, but unlike other venues, it is not necessary. Third-party caterers, tent rental services and other service providers are welcome.
The venue does not provide overnight accommodations, but a bridal suite is provided on the day of the wedding for the bride and her party to prepare before she takes that glorious walk down the aisle.
Couples who wish to have their weddings at Boscobel House and Gardens can book their wedding photo shoots in advance and have their photos taken anywhere on the property grounds. Walk-throughs of the property grounds and gardens can be arranged with the in-house wedding coordinator.
From the Vendor
Boscobel’s historic 1800s mansion, romantic gardens & million-dollar view create a remarkable setting for your one-of-a-kind, outdoor wedding. Each season provides its own natural backdrop of colors while always dazzling your guests with one of the country’s most majestic vistas of the Hudson River.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Museum, Historic Venue, Tented
Amazing experience!!Reviewed on 6/25/2012 Lindsay B
Boscobel is the most beautiful wedding venue in the Hudson Valley, hands down! Colleen was a dream to work with. She was extremely accommodating to all our special requests, and so sweet and friendly! Love her! My guests were blow away by the incredible view of the Hudson River. Breathtaking! The grounds are immaculate too - it couldn't have been more perfect! Love this place!!!