Recommended by 98%
Cassie · Married on 08/01/2015
There are no words that can possibly describe the magic of our wedding at The Garrison. From the moment we signed the contract -- no, wait - from the moment we VISITED for the first time, Annie was incredible. She took care of everything from the very beginning, but made sure our input and creative ideas were fully implemented. Anything we wanted, she made happen. Her vendor list was amazing and from it we had the most beautiful flowers, comfortable transportation for our guests and music that kept everyone on the dance floor all night.
The views and sunset were incredible. People couldn't believe how magical it felt! All of our family and friends felt so taken care of, and our guests left saying that it was the most special wedding they've ever been at. They raved for weeks about the food, the views and the staff. So it wasn't just the bride and groom, or just our families - EVERYONE felt so taken care of, and this was all spearheaded by Annie. We love you Annie and if we could get married all over again, we'd do it at The Garrison!!
Lauren · Married on 08/10/2018
We knew we wanted to get married at The Garrison after being at the venue for maybe 5 minutes - the views and the overall setup are incredible. We worked with Annie throughout the planning process - she replied quickly to emails/messages and was always readily available to answer questions (no matter how silly/small) and offer advice. She knows the venue inside and out and was able to make every single one of our ideas work. The day before the wedding, we dropped off our boxes and boxes of decorations, favors, photos, etc... and I was legitimately blown away when I walked downstairs the next afternoon to see how everything was put together - it honestly looked better than I had pictured it in my head. I completely trusted Annie and her staff and am so glad I did - they did not disappoint AT ALL. I cannot recommend this venue and Annie enough - my family/bridal party is still talking about how on top of everything she was - there wasn't one hiccup or one moment where I was at all worried/concerned about anything other than the fact that I was getting married all day. If you are considering the venue, absolutely book it - you will not regret it.
Patrick · Married on 06/23/2018
My wife, Megan, and I had our wedding at the Garrison and loved every minute of it! From the amazing view to the delicious food, the Garrison was an excellent venue. Working with Bridget Bell and the Garrison team made planning our wedding easy and fun. We highly recommend this venue for anyone's big day!
Nicole · Married on 06/16/2018
Not even sure where to begin; there is nothing not to love about The Garrison! From the moment we drove up and saw the stunning views of the Hudson River we knew we had to have our wedding here. We hoped for a beautiful day so we could have our ceremony under the gazebo, but even if it rained the floor to ceiling windows in all the event rooms would have let in enough natural light we would have felt we were outside anyway. Aside from the breathtaking venue, the service was also phenomenal! Bridget was the absolute best to work with - any time I had a weird/small question she was also quick to get back to me and made the planning a breeze. When the big day came she ensured the day went smoothly, it was everything we could have hoped for. Also, the food. Every bite was so, so delicious. Every details was exactly as I could have imagined for our wedding. For anyone considering The Garrison, DO IT, you will not regret it for a second!
Marissa · Married on 05/18/2018
My husband and I just had our wedding at the Garrison. I cannot say enough amazing things about this venue, as well as Annie and her assistant. From start to finish everything was perfect and seamless. We have not stopped getting texts and calls from all of our guests raving about the venue, food and overall experience. Not very often could you say that something, or an event could be prefect but ours truly was. The venue was absolutely gorgeous and used to its maximum potential. Annie and her assistant were so helpful and supportive throughout the entire wedding process. Everyone kept asking where we found this beautiful venue. Highly highly highly recommend the Garrison and Annie :)
Chiara · Married on 04/29/2018
The Garrison was a great choice for our wedding! The venue offers fantastic views of the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River, both from the outside area where the Cerimony took place and the inside area where we had our Cocktail and Reception. Since our first contact, Bridget has been very friendly and easy to work with, and we are very happy with the results. The day of our wedding everything worked perfectly and both Bridget and Jessica and the entire staff at The Garrison did an outstanding job. We had the best time at our wedding and so our guests, and we would highly recommend The Garrison to anyone!
Kat · Married on 04/06/2018
My wife and I choose the Garrison over two years ago to have our wedding. Due to family circumstances we had to postpone the wedding a year and The Garrison was more than accommodating. We worked with Bridget Bell on our wedding and we couldn't have asked for a better coordinator for the day and planning. The day of the wedding it snowed, it rained and was sunny. We always planned on having the ceremony outside, and when it was time to call the location it was too cold to have it outside. The team setup the ceremony up in the equally beautiful interior room overlooking the Hudson. Then the sun came out Bridget came to us and was like what to you think, we said yes and BAM the team made our dream of an outside ceremony come true. My guest could not have raved enough about the food and service at The Garrison some even said it was the best wedding food they've ever tasted, we have to agree. The Garrison went above and beyond what we could ever have expected!
Erin · Married on 12/02/2017
Choosing The Garrison to host our wedding was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Amazing, amazing venue!! We could not have picked a better spot for our wedding, and our day was absolutely perfect in every way. Bridget was an incredible godsend to our planning, and helped us tremendously through every step of the process -- picking our food, setting up our timeline, and walking through every decision with us to make sure we set up a day that reflected us perfectly and was an amazing guest experience. Our guests RAVED about the Garrison -- from the views to the service to the food, everything was top notch, and we had so many guests compliment us that it was by far the best "wedding" food they had ever had, if not some of the best food they had had ever! The staff was incredible, and our guests always had full drinks and plates and were so happy. Bridget also made sure that the staff executed our timeline perfectly, ensuring that we had exactly the amount of time we wanted to mingle, eat and dance with our guests. It was incredible, and we would highly recommend The Garrison to anyone and everyone looking to get married in the Hudson Valley - you can't go wrong!!
Gina · Married on 09/15/2017
Choosing the Garrison as a venue for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. The staff was so professional and made sure that our day was seamless. Our guests kept on raving about the venue's amazing views, food and friendly staff. We impressed our guests in so many ways.
Bridget Bell was a pleasure to work with and her and her staff were amazing at making us and our guests happy. The planning process was so easy and she was so flexible with accommodating some last minute changes. You need to have your wedding here. We are so glad we did!
Kelly · Married on 08/04/2017
What an amazing wedding experience! Bridget is extremely professional, calm, and knows how to run an event! All of our guests loved everything about our day. The food was fantastic. Bridget made sure to give my husband and me a moment alone in our room after the ceremony to celebrate. The staff sent up appetizers from our cocktail hour and a champagne toast for us to share. They even sent up spring rolls because I couldn't have some of the ingredients in the dumplings we chose for cocktail hour. My husband and I ordered the Wagyu flat iron steak with roasted seasonal vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes, which was an incredible meal with perfect portions. With all that was going on, we couldn't finish it and they boxed it up for us along with a slice of our wedding cake, which made for an amazing lunch the next day. They also left our slices of cake on our sweetheart table long enough for us to be able to have some at the wedding, which is something I have not seen at other weddings. The staff was very attentive to my food sensitivities as well as those of my guests. The bridal captain and bridal assistant were both always around if we needed a drink or anything else. The cake was included with the package and was from the Pastry Garden in Poughkeepsie, which makes the best cake I have ever had. Bridget is so good at getting back to clients by email and by phone. Any question or concern I had was addressed promptly. The Garrison was so flexible and our wedding was tailored to meet our needs and wants. All of the staff at The Garrison made our wedding an unforgettable day!
Hilary · Married on 07/29/2017
My son and daughter in law got married this summer and we couldn't have been happier with the Garrison. One of their best assets is definitely Annie Rozycki! She has a way about her that is so calming yet assertive, which seems to be exactly what you need to get through a wedding. She was always right on the money in guiding us, but also very open and accommodating to our ideas and suggestions. She took a lot of the anxiety away from all the usual concerns when planning such a meaningful event.
As far as the staff goes, they were AMAZING! From setting the chairs up and taking them down THREE times (we had strong thunderstorms right before the ceremony that were stop and go), to their complete attentiveness to our guests. To this day, we still have friends who comment on the incredible staff.
The food was also beyond our expectations. I knew The Garrison was known for their culinary experience, and it surpassed that. We also got comments on how delicious the food was and how much there was!! We highly recommend the Garrison if you are thinking about having your wedding here!
Elise · Married on 07/21/2017
My husband and I had an honestly perfect day for our wedding on July 21st at The Garrison! I was apprehensive choosing a Friday wedding in the beginning, but it made the wedding weekend even longer and friends and family were more than happy to take a day off of work to start the weekend and wedding celebrations on a Friday. The views are amazing! Guests and family that were not from the Hudson Valley were blown away with the view of the mountains and the river for the pictures, the ceremony site, and the massive windows in the ballroom. The food was excellent. Most guests thought that the barbecue appetizer was the main course since there was so much of it and it was so delicious. Annie, the wedding coordinator, had everything planned and scheduled down to the minute and all I really had to do on Friday was show up and get married. Annie was also so quick with responding to emails, which was great since when the wedding got closer I was sending her tons of questions each day! Having the bridal suite made the day incredibly smooth since my bridesmaids and I stayed at The Garrison the entire day with plenty of room for hair and make up, relaxing, eating, and taking the lovely views of the golf course, grounds, and river. I wouldn't change a thing!
Kimberly · Married on 06/23/2017
My husband and I were married at The Garrison in June. After touring the venue, we knew we wanted to get married here. We loved the outdoor space overlooking the Hudson River. The views are absolutely stunning. The cocktail hour and reception space are equally special with floor to ceiling windows. The space has a very natural and open feel to it unlike any other venue we visited. We met with the Special Event Manager, Annie Rozycki. She is very kind, professional, and extremely competent at her job. My husband and I worked with Annie for a year, planning out every detail of the wedding. She was always quick to respond to my many emails and questions while offering great suggestions and feedback. I really appreciated her being flexible and open to my ideas. The vendor list she provided was so helpful and we booked several vendors from it. We met with Annie multiple times before the wedding. She was always very organized and one hundred percent prepared for our meetings. I can't say enough positive things about my experience working with her. I also worked with Special Event Manager, Bridget Bell. Bridget and Annie coordinated together to make sure everything I envisioned for my wedding day was realized. On the day of my wedding, having Bridget by my side allowed me to be comfortable and at ease. She has such a calming presence. I made a few last minute changes and Bridget handled them all without any problems. Due to Bridget and her staff, my night was stress-free and everything flowed perfectly. My bridal assistant Jesse Laffin-Aviles was great and there any time we needed anything. The food was delicious and all of our guests continue to rave about their meals. Many people have told us it was one of the best weddings they have ever been to. There is no doubt that it was the best night of our lives! Thank you so much to The Garrison staff for going above and beyond to make our day so special.
Annie · Married on 06/03/2017
It took us awhile to write this review because there are no words to describe our love or to express our thanks for The Garrison and for Annie Rozycki. Our wedding was PERFECTION and far surpassed anything we ever imagined it would be. To begin, working with Annie was one of the reasons we loved The Garrison so much and quite honestly, one of the reasons why we booked it. Annie was calm, organized, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable, and we knew we would be in good hands working with her. Annie is able to work with any type of bride, even the most intense and neurotic (like myself) and make their wedding visions come to life. She is responsive and on top of everything that needs to be done and makes the entire wedding planning process seamless. The venue itself possesses beauty that we didn’t find anywhere else on our wedding venue search, and we looked EVERYWHERE. The clean, crisp, and minimalist decor is a perfect complement to the beauty of the Hudson Valley. The food at The Garrison was amazing and this was something we were looking for in a venue. The Garrison offers farm-to-table cuisine, and focuses on quality over quantity. Annie and the chef also worked together to ensure that all dietary restrictions of my family would be met, including eliminating pork from the menu completely, and meeting my father’s extreme vegan diet. We feel so lucky to have found this incredible venue and to have had a wedding that was a little bit different from traditional NYC and Long Island venues. Our guests continue to rave about our wedding and about the beauty of The Garrison. We hope to continue to visit The Garrison for years to come and dine in the restaurant or stay at the hotel.
Ashley · Married on 05/06/2017
The Garrison and their staff are absolutely perfect. From day one, Annie worked with us to plan our wedding day just as we envisioned it. She was full of great ideas and adaptable to our needs. With her calm and demeanor, Annie makes the job seem effortless and as a result she completely eliminated the stress that can normally accompany wedding planning. I had complete confidence that our wedding day would be flawless. Day of, the entire staff brought their A game. They were professional at the level of a Michelin star restaurant; somehow helpful but also blending into the background so as not to distract from our friends and family.
Paul · Married on 04/08/2017
As the Father of a bride who told me afterwards that I "gave her her dream wedding", I have to start with The Garrison and our Event Manager, Todd Smith--and give great credit to both for making our night one to remember for the rest of our lives. From the first time we visited the venue, and were inspired by the gorgeous views and scenery, the beauty and charm of the two large and complementary rooms that provide the "stage" to set the wedding, and Todd's vision, enthusiasm, "know-how" and demonstrable organizational skills--we (my wife, my daughter, and my now son-in-law, as well as his parents) all knew instinctively that this was the right place for us. Now, in the wake of a weekend that exceeded all of our individual and collective expectations, I can confirm that we made the right decision. There is nothing that I would change if I could. Even though it wasn't warm enough to hold the ceremony in the outdoor area that overlooks perhaps the most beautiful part of the Hudson, it didn't matter one whit. We got the photos we wanted outside, and the indoor setting was just as spectacular. Todd was great in instructing all of us in the Wedding Party as to how the processional would work and how to handle our "parts". Then, almost within seconds of the conclusion of the ceremony, Todd's "troops" cleared the area, and the cocktail hour--replete with unbelievably delicious hor d'ouerves that received rave reviews--kicked off. From there the evening moved smoothly for the next 5 hours--with Todd at the helm. The flowers -- from a vendor recommended by The Garrison -- were just right, and were priced fairly and appropriately. The dinner entrees and the wedding cake (which is included in the price charged) were all terrific. In conclusion, if you are getting married--or are a parent throwing a wedding for a child--then you would do well to not only consider The Garrison, but to get in touch with Todd, visit and sign up. You won't regret it.
Carly · Married on 03/11/2017
Every part of planning our wedding at the Garrison was so smooth and easy. Todd was incredibly helpful, responsive, and caring. He wouldn't let us make a bad decision and he thought of everything. As good as Todd is at planning he is even more amazing on the day of the wedding. Todd & his staff handled everything- there was an issue with our seating cards and they fixed it without us even noticing. Everything ran so beautifully. The food was incredible, the service amazing, and EVERYONE who worked there was smiling and friendly the entire time. The venue itself is gorgeous but Todd & his team make it almost unreal. I can't say enough about how amazing our wedding was!!!!!
summer · Married on 02/11/2017
Annie was so great to work with. There wasn't any question that was too crazy and she was very quick to respond. The Garrison was the perfect venue for our wedding and our guests have said it was the most beautiful location they've ever been to for a wedding. We lucked out on the weather for a wedding with a snow storm two days before which made the perfect Winter wedding backdrop for our photos.
Jamlen · Married on 10/21/2016
Annie Rozycki is exceptional. I don't think I've ever used that word to describe someone or something, but it's fitting for her. She was our wedding venue coordinator and from start (18 months before the wedding) to finish she is the complete package of professional, organized, expert, communicator, and adviser. She will coordinate the entire occasion with her command and calmness. Trust her. Her and every individual on her staff "know their stuff" - sweet and accommodating - whether you notice it or are too busy enjoying the day. I think the fitting motto is "they have your back". The food was raved about by all our guests (compliments to the chef), and the views of the Hudson Valley in the fall are stunning (the reason we booked with them). We would recommend the Garrison 101%. Book way in advanced because there's a reason they are sought after.
Samantha · Married on 10/07/2016
From the moment I first arrived at The Garrison, I had a feeling it was the place for us; we were instantly breathless from the stunning view! Then after meeting with event manager Todd Smith, I knew for sure this was meant to be our venue. Todd was so warm & inviting, & made us feel like we were old friends right from the start. He was also so knowledgeable, & as he was showing us around the place, I could really envision all of my family & friends eating, dancing & laughing there. I knew we had to book this place!
Once we got the planning process started, Todd made everything so easy for us. He was extremely responsive, outlined all the information we needed to provide, accommodated all of our special requests, & worked with us to make our vision a reality. He really had it all covered, & used the information from our planning meeting to create the mother of all timelines! He coordinated the logistics with all my vendors on my behalf, which really allowed me to enjoy my wedding day. There’s always stress with planning a wedding, but the one thing I knew I didn’t have to worry about was the venue. By the time I arrived on the big day, I was so relaxed & just ready to party!
As for our big day, there are no words to describe how thrilled we were with everything! All of our guests RAVED about the food, the service, the view, everything! Everyone was saying it was the best wedding they’ve been to in years, & that the love & energy in the room was off the charts. My only regret is not eating more of the food, because everyone said it was phenomenal!
It was a priceless experience, from start to finish. I'm just so sad that it's over, I want to do it all again! Todd truly ensured we had the best day of our lives, & I can’t say enough good things about him & The Garrison! THANK YOU!!
Samantha & Bill C.
Amanda · Married on 09/30/2016
We got married on September 23, 2016 at The Garrison and THE BEST EVER is absolutely right. I wish I could give the Garrison and their entire staff 10 stars for all they did to make our wedding day (and Rehearsal Dinner!) the best day of our lives. We worked with Annie from start to finish and I can honestly say that our wedding was so perfect because of her. From the moment we pulled up to The Garrison to meet with Annie and see the venue for the first time, we knew this was the place we wanted to get married. Annie is professional, efficient, and one of a kind. She was very accommodating to our needs and wants. We won the lottery working with her.
From the minute we signed the contract till leaving the venue the morning after our wedding things were perfect. The staff is polite, very attentive to your needs and a pleasure to be around. The food is OUT OF THIS WORLD. The views are to die for! We received a ton of compliments from our family and friends about how stunning the venue was, the food, staff...you name it. I would do it all over again and not change a single thing. I highly recommend The Garrison and Annie!!!! You will NOT be disappointed.
Susan · Married on 09/25/2016
Our son and daughter-in-law were recently married at The Garrison on a spectacular September Sunday afternoon. The venue was selected more than a year ago, soon after a trip up from their home in NYC. It reflected all that they wanted for their wedding day - rustic, elegant, stunningly beautiful views of the Hudson River, outstanding farm-to-table food, a beautiful, airy party room, and very experienced staff.
An added indescribable benefit was the event planner, Todd Smith, who was their contact. He made the preparations fun and so much easier. He also provided a thoughtful recommended vendor list from which the bride and groom made brilliant selections for their outstanding band, florist, photographer, and beauty team. It saved lots of stress and countless hours. There was no detail too tiny or too huge for Todd. Always there for our emails and phone calls, he was even available on his days off! He cared about the success of the wedding as much as we did.
The whole day was absolutely incredible. Our guests (none of whom had ever been to The Garrison before) had the time of their lives. It was such a memorable event that exceeded our highest expectations.
We are deeply grateful to Todd and his whole team for realizing the vision of my son and daughter-in-law. We highly recommend The Garrison, especially with Todd Smith serving as wedding coordinator.
Mother of the Groom
gabrielle · Married on 09/25/2016
It's only been a week since our WONDERFUL wedding at The Garrison. Todd Smith, our wedding coordinator, was outstanding from the start. He is extremely organized, helpful with all our questions, responsive to email/calls as well as accommodating . The venue itself is beautiful and the food is quite delicious, it was perfect for our rustic/garden feel wedding. On the day of, Todd was there early with me and my bridesmaids and he helped run the show so I didn't have to worry about the small details. He confirmed itineraries with all my vendors beforehand so I didn't have to and truly focuses on the items my fiance and I may not know to ask. I would highly recommend The Garrison and Todd Smith in particular as the coordinator!
Karen · Married on 09/04/2016
Book this venue if it is within your budget.
The service you get from the time you book until the end of the celebration is top notch, A-1, unbeatable from the in- house planner (Annie R.) who helps you get organized and stay on track, to the captains, servers, bartender, all!!!
The food is outstanding.
Kailey · Married on 09/03/2016
My husband and I got engaged in June 2015, and my parents decided to visit the Garrison as a venue option while I was away for the weekend. They were instantly enamored by The Garrison and the wedding planner, Todd Smith, so in love that they even decided to put the non-refundable deposit down (without the bride and groom even seeing it!) because they just knew that we too would fall in love at first sight. And they were 100% right.
Besides the obvious, the breathtaking views of the Hudson, the lush property grounds, the dreamy ceremony arbor overlooking the mountains, the floor to ceiling windows throughout the venue, and the top notch food ratings, Todd went above and beyond to make our day one that we would always remember. From our first meeting with Todd, I knew we were on the same page. He is honest, genuine, and so much fun to work with! We told Todd we were concerned about lines forming at the bar area, as we have been to so many weddings where there aren’t enough bartenders. Todd explained, “oh no, we do not do lines here sweetie”, so we trusted him, and he proved us right. There wasn’t an empty glass in the house. Throughout the entire planning process, if you had a random question, you could just e-mail Todd and he would always get right back to you.
The food!!! My husband and I had our taste testing at The Garrison, and we still dream about the steak to this day. People are still asking us about the food, even two months later. We opted for a three course meal, instead of a four course meal, because we wanted to leave extra time for dancing. Todd offered us an additional passed hors devours during cocktail hour, in place of the four course meal! We got the mini lobster rolls, which were a huge crowd pleaser, obviously. Our guests are still talking about the mini philly cheesesteaks, the mac and cheese, pulled pork and brisket. He even made sure we had our signature wedding cocktail “John Dalys” for our cocktail hour and reception. Todd gets wedd