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These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for May.
$8,750 starting price
$8,750 starting price
$7,435 starting price
$7,435 starting price


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A Private Estate Events is a secluded 19th-century Livingston mansion welcoming couples from beginning of May until November in the heart of the Hudson Valley, north of Rhinebeck NY and south of Hudson, NY. Merely a two hour drive or Amtrak ride, north of New York City and three hours directly west of Boston its perfect for a day trip or weekend away. This manicured National Register property features both riverside grounds and an historic barn complex. The half-mile of riverside frontage is dotted with three hundred year old oak trees and an acre lake. Wedding Ceremonies take place over looking both the Hudson river and the Catskill mountains or on our new riverside tent site or in front of the lake. In the Fall of 2019 a dedicated tent space perched over the river that can accomodate the largest of wedding receptions opened with a promenade below it. It features free wifi for LIVESTREAMING. The 19th-century barn complex where rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions can be held sits upon the hill behind the mansion and Carriage House- there is wifi there too. You can make a whole weekend of it with touch football in the Garden area or a morning brunch the day after. We are here for you!

Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 275 guests, couples can host their ceremonies and receptions on the intimate estate grounds. The well-groomed lawn offers both a ceremony space and a custom tent space both with backdrops of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The white mansion's veranda and its surrounding grounds which overlooks both these spaces with its tall windows and grand porticos is the perfect place for your cocktail hour. The barn complex features a brick barn with indoor bathrooms, large caterers prep kitchen, potable water, indoor bathrooms (2 mens, 2 women, 1 handicapped) and alternative ceremony space. The wood barn has two levels and exposed wood rafters for a romantic country feel and can seat up to 120 people without additonal tenting less with social distancing. Its stone patio is ideal for dancing. The bespoke fire pit is managed by the staff and our Adirondack chairs are placed around the fire pit and the lawns for your guests enjoyment.

Services Offered

The venue offers on site property manager that coordinates with your vendors throughout your wedding weekend. He is not in lieu of a planner. A Private Estate also offers additonal staffing for every aspect of your event.

WE ALSO OFFER MICRO WEDDING PACKAGES for those of you who want to spend only a few hours on the property. We do have Corona Virus Protocols that include constant wiping of high touch points and a portable dual, no touch handwashing station for the Riverside grounds.

Two homes on the property offer accommodations to couples and their guests. The Carriage House sleeps up to 12 in its four bedrooms (3 with en-suite bathrooms) and upstairs living area. The Carriage House is fully air-conditioned with fiber optic wifi, smart tv, working ice maker, full laundry facility including a steamer for your formalwear. In the autumn months aged wood is provided for the wood-burning fireplace. Rental of the Carriage house is required in the Fall , June, August and holiday weekends but 90 % of our wedding couples rent it anyway as its the perfect place for the bride and her friends to get ready and provides a place for children and baby sitters to be parked during the wedding reception that is only two minutes away. The second option for lodging is our Creekside Cabin. Built in 2017, the cabin is fully air conditioned and heated and can sleep up to 6. It was designed for the groom and his friends or a family with kids. It has fiber optic wifi, working ice maker and covered porch that overlooks a woodland stream.

Please inquire about additional housing when you come visit.

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Steven C. Sent on 10/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great setting for a wedding--even in a torrential downpour!

This is a gorgeous property for a wedding--the barn is amazing, the setting by the river just beautiful. Unfortunately the day of our daughter's wedding was in a torrential rainstorm, so we had some logistical headaches. But Ripley, the owner and Jack the caretaker were outstanding. They helped supervise what needed to be done to help our guests arrive in driving rain, Jack put mats out on the muddy grass to get people into our tent, and thanks to them, everything worked out beautifully. Our guests were blown away by the beautiful barn and tented dance floor and so were we. We also rented the carriage house on the grounds to stay in over the weekend and to do the wedding prep and that was perfect too--clean and just lovely. And a great fully stocked kitchen too. Highly recommended!
Holly G. Sent on 12/03/2023
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All that and more!

You couldn't ask for a better location. Ripley and Jack went out of their way to accommodate all of our requests. So happy we chose A Private Estate.
John M. Sent on 12/10/2023
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My daughter鈥檚 Wedding at A Private Estate was like a fairy tale for her. The grounds were immaculate, the weather was exquisite and everything ran seamlessly with all of the recommended vendors . A big shoutout to Jack, the Caretaker, and Ripley for their attention & support which made this day truly unforgettable. John P. Markham
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YMvisuals YMvisuals Wedding Photographers

Private Estate is one of my favorite locations to photograph a wedding. It offers a wonderful view of the Hudson river. I love the architecture of the barn and the intimate atmosphere it creates. There are so many locations to make timeless photos and portraits of the bride and the groom. I highly recommend it.

Jeff Loshinsky Catering Jeff Loshinsky Catering Wedding Caterers

What an amazing atmosphere for a wedding. We had a great experience working with Ripley and Jack, and hope to work again at a Private Estate again. A great value with all it has to offer. A well maintained and loved gem.

Morgan Hill Sound & Productions Morgan Hill Sound & Productions Wedding DJs

Elegance at it's best! From the beautiful front lawn over looking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, to the unique barn setting with an excellent outdoor patio setting, A Private Estate is no question, a venue like no other!!! We LOVE performing at this venue and working along side their friendly staff! A+++

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