Weddings and Romance in Cold Spring-on-Hudson
Spring-on-Hudson, NY -- The scenic riverfront village of Cold Spring-on-
Hudson and its neighboring hamlet of Garrison are ideal spots for a romantic
wedding ceremony, special reception or overnight getaway for honeymooners or
couples celebrating an anniversary. There are also a number of small
businesses that offer specialty services tailor-made for wedding parties.
locations make for memorable weddings and spectacular photos. The Chapel
of Our Lady Restoration, on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River, is a
charming Greek Revival-style non-denominational chapel. Built in 1834, the
chapel has been lovingly restored and includes a beautiful Opus 61 Bozeman
pipe organ with a tonal design inspired by the English and American organs
of the early 19th century. The chapel can accommodate approximately 100
an elegant mansion built in 1804, permits wedding parties to use its
extensive manicured lawns with sweeping views of the Hudson as the site for
ceremonies and receptions during May, September and October. Formal gardens
with a central fountain, a woodland trail with a gazebo and majestic trees
offer picturesque backdrops.
Russel Wright Design Center,
the 20th Century home and landscape of noted industrial designer
and environmentalist Russel Wright, offers a wooded setting. Mary's Meadow
is strewn with wildflowers and ferns, while paths meander beside streams and
"windows" formed by trees frame views of the Hudson.
is a 300-acre wedding haven with all of the facilities needed for a
memorable ceremony and reception, including fine dining, a holistic spa and
salon, a yoga center, fitness center, stunning grounds and an on-site
wedding coordinator. The glass-enclosed dining room and its adjacent outdoor
terraces, landscaped garden and pergola offer sweeping views of the
surrounding championship golf course, Hudson River and craggy highlands.
Wedding packages for 100 or more guests are available and include a
thoughtful touch: a dressing room for the bride. Or a couple may design a
completely custom event and menu in keeping with their personal style.
possible ceremony locations are the gardens of local inns. A plus is the
inns can also provide luxurious accommodations for the wedding couple or
their guests. Hudson House River Inn, a 12-room built in 1832,
is perfect for small parties with its country house feel, award-winning
cuisine and seasonal outdoor dining, complete with spectacular river views.
Pig Hill Inn, an elegant nine-room inn on Main Street, offers a
tri-level garden and delightful conservatory for a small wedding party.
Cold Spring restaurants also offer romantic choices for a small ceremony or
reception. Cathryn's Tuscan Grill features a landscaped dining
courtyard at its entrance as well as a charming dining room and convivial
Riverview, an Italian restaurant with an outdoor deck
overlooking the Hudson, also features a charming bar and pale yellow dining
room. In addition to hosting small receptions, they offer a full-range of
off-premise catering services. The experts at Yannitelli Ltd. Wine and Spirits,
established in 1933, can recommend the perfect wines, Champagnes and spirits
for the festive gathering.
bridesmaids and groomsmen can be found at a selection of Main Street
specialty shops, including Archipelago At Home, The Country Touch,
Highland Baskets at the Country Goose, and Payning by Caryn.
Art to Wear
Too is the source for modern art
clothing in rich fabrics for the creative bride seeking a beautiful,
comfortable wedding outfit or honeymoon wardrobe. Robert's Total
Care Salon and
Romeo & Juliet offers salon services and makeup design for wedding parties.
who wish to gift themselves in honor of the occasion can select from fine
antiques, collectibles and home furnishings at Bijou Galleries,
Cold Spring Antiques Center, Juan L Rosado's Decades of Antiques, Once Upon A Time
Antiques, Others' Oldies & Joseph's Fine Jewelery.
gracious estates are also available as vacation rentals appropriate for a
romantic honeymoon. Or, couples can celebrate their new life with a new home
from the real estate professionals at Houlihan Lawrence Inc., Limited
Editions Realty, Robert A. McCaffrey Realty, Inc., or
A.D. Preusser, Inc., Real Estate.
truly unique wedding experience? Hudson Valley Outfitters offers
special kayak rental and tour packages for wedding parties.
Spring-on-Hudson is an enjoyable getaway year-round. One of the earliest
visitors is said to have been George Washington, who, according to local
legend, appreciated a drink from the area's "cold spring." The aptly named
village is now home to a wide variety of unique shops, including more than
20 restaurants that serve everything from gourmet picnic fare, homemade
fudge and traditional burgers to regional French, Italian, and New
American cuisine. Several charming inns offer lodging, while many other
types of accommodations can be found in nearby communities.
accessible by car, train or plane, Cold Spring-on-Hudson is just one hour
north of New York City and minutes from major thoroughfares, such as the New
York State Thruway, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Taconic State Parkway and
Interstate 84. Metro-North Railroad's scenic Hudson Line offers frequent
train service from New York's Grand Central Terminal and the Cold Spring
train platform is a short stroll to Main Street. Stewart International
Airport (SWF), in nearby Newburgh, offers the closest air travel options
with service by American Airlines, ASA/Delta Connection, Comair, I-Jet,
Southeast Airlines, US Airways Express and Vacation Express. Rental cars are
available at the airport.
information on Cold Spring-on-Hudson and "Main Street America", please
www.ColdSpringonHudson.com or call toll-free, 1-800-470-4854.
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