Pavilion on the Hudson

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The Pavilion on the Hudson is the perfect venue for your outdoor wedding. Located an hour and a half north of New York City and nestled between two parks on the historic Poughkeepsie Waterfront, this unique, open-air special event space offers all of the benefits of a covered outdoor venue, with the convenience of indoor restroom facilities and onsite parking. Available mid-May through mid-October.

Nowhere will you find a private venue closer to the breathtaking Hudson River than at the Pavilion on the Hudson.

We look forward helping you host a truly memorable experience for you and your guests!

The Pavilion on the Hudson is managed by the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

  • Woman-owned

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Covered Outdoor
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Bridal Shower
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Event Planner
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Outside Alcohol

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Wheelchair Access

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    From the very beginning, the Mid Hudson Children’s Museum was amazing. When we were looking for wedding venues, my now-husband suggested MHCM since he interned there in college. Their Pavilion is breathtaking - right on the river with amazing views. You get all the wonder of nature without having to worry about rain since the roof provides protection. There are also curtains to draw to protect from the wind, which was great since on the morning of our wedding, the wind was choppy and was blowing over our decorations. You can decorate it any way you choose - we went for a casual lilac garden theme, and people were really impressed.

    However, despite all the beauty of the place itself, where MHCM rally shines are the people who work there. Venue coordinator April Marquez is AMAZING. Friendly, warm and on point, I am constantly amazed by her. When we had all sorts of issues with one of our vendors not meeting the site requirements, she bent over backwards to make sure we had a special day, accepting late paperwork, being in constant touch, and really doing her best for us. And she is seriously the nicest person you will ever meet. She was sick the day before the wedding, but came on our big day and stayed till late at night making sure everything was perfect. The other staff members are great too. Jason is so friendly, and we had a lovely little chat while I decorated our cake. I didn’t catch his name, but another staff member let us store some very cumbersome centerpieces at the museum the day before.

    All our guests were so impressed by the reception - it’s truly a hidden gem! I’m so fortunate that my husband knew about it, because they don’t advertise a lot. Also, the pricing was so affordable - we could fit a lot of people for not a lot of money! April worked with me from everything from the rental delivery to storage of the cake to clean up. She’s and ANGEL and MHCM will forever be in my heart!

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75 North Water Street Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
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