Senate Garage is a modern and industrialized wedding event venue located in Kingston, New York. Originally built in the early 1900s as a parking garage for dignitaries, this venue has developed into an industrial icon created from brick and steel. Senate Garage is surrounded by extravagant gardens and the colonial setting of the Senate House State Park, which is just a short walk away. This versatile space can also host many types of unique wedding events, no matter if they are designed to be indoors or outdoors. Senate Garage is also a reasonable 90 miles away from New York City, which is perfect for wedding couples who would like to plan a bridal or bachelor party in the city and then head to the venue for the real celebration!
Facilities and Capacity
The space at Senate Garage has been completely renovated to fit the needs of couples who love stylistic restoration. This revitalized parking garage has been transformed with lots of exposed brick and steel beams to create a classic, rustic, and vintage space for wedding couples from all walks of life. The grounds are also very picturesque, with tall trees, shaped shrubbery, and landscaping to set the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Whether you want an indoor or outdoor wedding event, you will have lots of amazing photo opportunities on your special day at Senate Garage. Overall, the space can accommodate up to 275 guests for the ceremony and reception, and up to 450 guests at the cocktail reception. No matter how many guests you have, they will be well treated in a modern, sleek style.
The staff at Senate Garage offers wonderful amenities and wedding event packages to accommodate a variety of wedding couples with a taste for style and can work with a large event space. Their exclusive wedding package includes 7,500 square feet of flexible event space, a vintage-style lounge, a bridal suite that can be made private or public (depending on the needs for your event), a projector with video capabilities, air conditioning and heating for year-round events, and a highly accommodating facilities manager who will make sure everything runs smoothly on the day of your event. Other services offered include:
Senate Garage partners exclusively with Bridgecreek Catering to bring you farm-to-table cuisine items. Being in the business for over 20 years has helped this company come up with some truly delicious meal selections. This company will help you with the menu selection, floorplan, planning your timeline, and managing the setup and cleanup of your event.
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21 Reviews for Senate Garage
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Samantha · Married on 10/13/2019
Perfect Wedding. Perfect Wedding Venue.
Get married at Senate Garage. It is one of the most beautiful spaces in the Hudson Valley, inside and out, and the planning experience could not have been more seamless. I had dreamed about getting married outside in front of an old stone building with beautiful trees and gardens surrounding, and then having the reception inside a modern but warm space. Senate Garage could not have fit that vision any more perfectly. My husband and I planned our wedding from California, but April and Jessica from Bridgecreek were so helpful and responsive that we never had to stress about doing everything from so far away. The most amazing thing about Senate Garage is that even though they do lots of weddings every year, every wedding here looks different because of how beautiful and adaptable the space is. Everything about the space is so special - from the red velvet-curtained lounge, to the beautiful wooden bar, to the warm exposed brick and the modern but soft chandeliers. We knew Senate Garage was perfect for us because it didn’t need any extra decoration - the space speaks for itself - but we could still make it unique (we hung flower installations on two of the white gallery walls, and wrapped vines around some of the columns). We had 150 guests, and the space never felt either overcrowded or empty. It was just perfect. Not to mention - how many people can take their wedding pictures in a record store, or electrocuting each other with 1920s electrical equipment?
April is a joy to work with, and she made us feel like she was genuinely excited to be working with us (which was the opposite of how we felt when we met with other venue coordinators in the HV). April answered all my (many) emails within at most a few hours, she helped us handle some last minute logistical hiccups (my fault) with grace, and she even connected my parents with her daughter for babysitting the night before the wedding. Jessica from Bridgecreek will hold your hand throughout the planning process - down to how many glasses and forks to order - so even if you don’t hire a planner (like us), you will never feel lost.
We just got our pictures back and we can’t stop looking at them, happily reliving the day and still in awe at how beautiful our wedding at Senate Garage looked. If they have availability on your preferred date (or even your seventh or eighth choice date), book your wedding at Senate Garage. You will not regret it for a second.Sent on 11/24/2019
Olivia Lyons · Married on 09/21/2019
One of a kind
We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Senate Garage. The minute I walked in, I KNEW it was the right place. The venue is so unique between the exposed brick walls, the red velvet couch/lounge, the beautiful vintage mirror display behind the large bar, the awesome lighting fixtures, and wall of twinkle lights - it was the perfect backdrop for a really perfect day.
We had a wedding with 200 guests and it was the perfect size. We had our cocktail hour on the outdoor grounds which was beautiful. April, from the Senate Garage, and Jessica, from Bridge Creek Catering, were SO helpful in making our day seamless.
One thing to note: you need to hire a day-of wedding coordinator separate from Senate Garage. They will provide you with suggestions - I highly recommend Sage Newkirk of Hudson Valley Ceremonies. We couldn’t have done it without her.Sent on 12/05/2019
Clare · Married on 09/14/2019
Even better than we could have imagined!
We could not have dreamed of choosing a more spectacular venue for our wedding than the Senate Garage! The minute we walked in for our first viewing with April, we knew that it *had* to be the place we got married, and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Not only is the venue absolutely stunning - it has a kind of "finished" industrial elegance that is absolutely breathtaking - but the team is absolutely incredible. April was amazingly helpful through the whole planning process, helping with everything from finding a local dog sitter to helping us deal with the rain on the day (and finding curtain rods to hold up our chuppah indoors when it was too wet to move our beautiful rented one at the last minute). I've never been to a wedding where everything ran so smoothly - despite the rain bringing our ceremony and cocktail hour indoors at the last minute, none of our guests even really noticed that this triggered a huge change of plans. The team quickly brought in our canopy and set up (dry) dinner chairs so that our guests could be seated for the ceremony - the whole thing took under 5 minutes. Despite the slight rain delay, the team from Bridgecreek (Senate Garage's catering partner) was so incredible that they made up all of that time during dinner service. Between them, Senate Garage and Bridgecreek are a dream team for couples who don't plan weddings for a living - they are absolute rockstars for helping with planning, Bridgecreek handles rentals and a substantial amount of the setup, the staff and bartenders are extremely professional and efficient. We have received nothing but compliments on a beautiful wedding that ran like a well-oiled machine - everyone loved the venue, the smoothness, the delicious food, and the amazing bar (we got multiple separate compliments on the great beer selection!). Honestly, April from the Senate Garage and Jessica from Bridgecreek are incredible and we couldn't be more grateful for their help and support. If you're considering a wedding in the Hudson Valley, Kingston is adorable and has a bunch of great cafes and restaurants, but the real draw card is the absolute best wedding venue I've ever encountered. The Senate Garage is a real gem; we could not have chosen a more supportive, beautiful and generally incredible venue for our wedding. Go and see it! You won't regret it (and you will fall in love!) April, thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so special for us - we always felt like you genuinely cared about making our day the best it could be and you absolutely succeeded!Sent on 09/23/2019
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This new venue is a beautiful addition to the wedding industry. I find myself recommending them often! There staff are also friendly, professional and eager to please which makes them wonderful to work with!