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Locust Grove Estate

Poughkeepsie, New York View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
65 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

About

$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

The Locust Grove Estate is a not-for-profit museum and nature preserve located in Poughkeepsie, New York - the heart of the Hudson Valley. Set on 200 acres of landscaped grounds overlooking the Hudson River, the estate offers endless wedding photography opportunities in the historic gardens. With just one event booked each evening, guests also have exclusive access to art galleries in the Arts-and-Crafts-style museum pavilion, beautiful flower gardens, and both indoor and outdoor event spaces.

Facilities and Capacity

The Locust Grove Estate offers a unique event space in any season. The West Gallery can comfortably accommodate between 50 and 150 guests indoors for dinner and dancing, while the nearby Garden Lawn can also be rented for a wedding ceremony that overlooks the flower gardens. In case of rain, an indoor backup space is available for ceremonies (no need to rent a tent). The West Gallery features a vaulted ceiling studded with hanging lanterns, three walls of windows and french doors that open onto bluestone terraces, and gardens views. The rental fee includes tables, chairs, a full catering kitchen, air conditioning, ample restroom facilities, and convenient parking for guests. Choose your own caterer to provide the menu and bar service that you prefer. Lots of guests traveling? Two hotels are within walking distance, and three more within a five-minute drive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

65 Reviews

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4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Sara T. Married on 10/16/2021
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    A beautiful place to create beautiful memories

    Ken and the staff at Locust Grove are absolutely amazing, and so responsive! The grounds and the main event space are breathtaking, and provided the perfect backdrop to our special day. Keep in mind you will have to bring in all your vendors (food, cake, DJ, etc.), as they just provide the venue, but it's SO worth it.
  • Kelsey
    Kelsey L. Married on 04/17/2021
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    Beautiful for Spring!

    My husband and I both met at Marist College, so getting married at Locust Grove had always been a dream of mine. From the beginning, Ken, was so great to work with! Covid hit us mid wedding planning, and Ken was always available to answer any questions we had. In the end we ended up going forth with a 50 person wedding and I would not change a single thing. The space was perfect- people had plenty of place to roam around and although we only had 6 tables at dinner, the space felt full and lively the entire night. The grounds are absolutely stunning and we were able to get some really amazing photos. For the brides- I also highly recommend renting Greystone House for your "getting ready photos," you will NOT be disappointed. Locust Grove is perfect for the couple who doesn't want a traditional banquet/hotel wedding, still wants that "outdoors" feel, but wants something a bit more sophisticated than a barn.
  • Kathleen
    Kathleen Married on 08/15/2020
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    5 star venue!!

    Ken was so helpful and gave great recommendations for caterers. He was so kind and great to work with. The facilities are. Beautiful and clean.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Katie & Jason
    46 photos · 08/11/2018

Pricing

Map

2683 South Road Poughkeepsie, New York, 12601
845-454-4500
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Locust Grove Estate frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Locust Grove Estate?

Locust Grove Estate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Locust Grove Estate in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Locust Grove Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Locust Grove Estate for wedding events?

Locust Grove Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Locust Grove Estate offer?

Locust Grove Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Locust Grove Estate offer for wedding events?

Locust Grove Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Locust Grove Estate have available for wedding events?

Locust Grove Estate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Locust Grove Estate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Locust Grove Estate is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

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