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Locust Grove Historic Estate

Poughkeepsie , NY
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LOCATION

2683 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 US (map)

PHONE

845-454-4500

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The historic Locust Grove Estate is a not-for-profit museum and nature preserve located on 200 acres overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY - the heart of the Hudson... Read more
The historic Locust Grove Estate is a not-for-profit museum and nature preserve located on 200 acres overlooking the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY - the heart of the Hudson Valley.

Event rental fees help support our educational programs.

Our West Gallery, located in the Arts-&-Crafts-style Museum Pavilion, is available for weddings and private events. Guests can enjoy cocktails on the covered terrace and shaded courtyard, then dine and dance in an elegant gallery with hardwood floors, a cathedral ceiling, and three walls of windows and french doors providing access to the estate gardens.

The West Gallery comfortably accommodates between 70 and 150 guests for dinner and dancing, while the adjacent Garden Lawn may also be rented for a ceremony overlooking the perennial gardens. For your convenience you're welcome to choose your own caterer - our rental fee includes tables and chairs, a full kitchen, air conditioning, ample restroom facilities, and easy parking.

Locust Grove only schedules one party each evening (all events start after 5pm), so you and your guests are assured a very private event. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Courtney
Wedding:
2/11/2017
5.0/5.0
I wont lie, what first caught my eye with this place was the affordable price. We paid for our wedding ourselves and we're shocked at how much people wanted to charge to rent a space! When we went to look at the place we were sold. It was beautiful on its own, and I realized it would only take a small amount of decorating on our part. Ken was extremely helpful the whole time. He even let us store stuff there a day early. We received so many compliments on how beautiful the location was!! I highly recommend Locust Grove.
I wont lie, what first caught my eye with this place was the affordable price. We paid for our wedding ourselves and we're Read more...
I wont lie, what first caught my eye with this place was the affordable price. We paid for our wedding ourselves and we're shocked at how much people wanted to charge to rent a space! When we went to look at the place we were sold. It was beautiful on its own, and I realized it would only take a small amount of decorating on our part. Ken was extremely helpful the whole time. He even let us store stuff there a day early. We received so many compliments on how beautiful the location was!! I highly recommend Locust Grove. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
We loved having our wedding at Locust Grove and received compliments from all of our guests on how beautiful the venue was. It rained on our day and it was stress-free knowing we had an indoor ceremony option! The building is nice and new (with big, clean, new bathrooms for those of you considering barn weddings!) Ken is responsive and helpful. Everything went perfectly (besides the rain!) and we couldn't be more pleased. The grounds provided an amazing and convenient setting for all of our photos.
We loved having our wedding at Locust Grove and received compliments from all of our guests on how beautiful the venue Read more...
We loved having our wedding at Locust Grove and received compliments from all of our guests on how beautiful the venue was. It rained on our day and it was stress-free knowing we had an indoor ceremony option! The building is nice and new (with big, clean, new bathrooms for those of you considering barn weddings!) Ken is responsive and helpful. Everything went perfectly (besides the rain!) and we couldn't be more pleased. The grounds provided an amazing and convenient setting for all of our photos. Read less
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Danielle Rybak
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
The best decision we ever made was having our wedding at Locust Grove. The venue is absolutely beautiful and relaxing. The kitchen is top notch and highly liked by caterers. Working with Ken is a breeze, he is such a sweet and caring person who really wants your special day to go smoothly and he is there for you every step of the way. Your guests will be delighted by the beautiful gardens (especially during the fall) and the beauty of the building itself. It is a gem and it is absolutely amazing.
The best decision we ever made was having our wedding at Locust Grove. The venue is absolutely beautiful and relaxing. The Read more...
The best decision we ever made was having our wedding at Locust Grove. The venue is absolutely beautiful and relaxing. The kitchen is top notch and highly liked by caterers. Working with Ken is a breeze, he is such a sweet and caring person who really wants your special day to go smoothly and he is there for you every step of the way. Your guests will be delighted by the beautiful gardens (especially during the fall) and the beauty of the building itself. It is a gem and it is absolutely amazing. Read less
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Cyclecat
Wedding:
7/31/2016
5.0/5.0
Ken is fantastic! So quick to respond to questions, very accommodating, and funny! Everyone we encountered there, though, was great. It is a beautiful place and we feel we could not have picked a better spot for our wedding. Recommend very highly.
Ken is fantastic! So quick to respond to questions, very accommodating, and funny! Everyone we encountered there, though, Read more...
Ken is fantastic! So quick to respond to questions, very accommodating, and funny! Everyone we encountered there, though, was great. It is a beautiful place and we feel we could not have picked a better spot for our wedding. Recommend very highly. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/18/2016
5.0/5.0
The grounds are exquisite and the reception hall is divine. Ken, the events manager is a pleasure to work with and very interested in making sure you event is perfect. We held our wedding on a Monday and they were so helpful with set up and breakdown. It rained midday but Ken was more than happy to wipe down the chairs to have our ceremony in the afternoon when it cleared up. I am so happy to have picked this venue!
The grounds are exquisite and the reception hall is divine. Ken, the events manager is a pleasure to work with and very Read more...
The grounds are exquisite and the reception hall is divine. Ken, the events manager is a pleasure to work with and very interested in making sure you event is perfect. We held our wedding on a Monday and they were so helpful with set up and breakdown. It rained midday but Ken was more than happy to wipe down the chairs to have our ceremony in the afternoon when it cleared up. I am so happy to have picked this venue! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
This gorgeous, historic estate was not only the perfect venue for our 140 person wedding, but also a pleasure to visit and reserve. It was important to us to have a venue that had both indoor and outdoor spaces, historical architecture details, and enveloped our guests. We booked our June 2016 wedding in April 2015 (we’d recommend booking over a year in advance for this venue during popular months). Ken was absolutely wonderful to work with and was helpful, cheerful, and super responsive. The day of, the grounds were in full bloom and guests loved being able to walk through the gardens.
This gorgeous, historic estate was not only the perfect venue for our 140 person wedding, but also a pleasure to visit and Read more...
This gorgeous, historic estate was not only the perfect venue for our 140 person wedding, but also a pleasure to visit and reserve. It was important to us to have a venue that had both indoor and outdoor spaces, historical architecture details, and enveloped our guests. We booked our June 2016 wedding in April 2015 (we’d recommend booking over a year in advance for this venue during popular months). Ken was absolutely wonderful to work with and was helpful, cheerful, and super responsive. The day of, the grounds were in full bloom and guests loved being able to walk through the gardens. Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
5/22/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our reception here. We love Locust Grove. One of the best things about Locust Grove is working with Ken. He is super responsive and very helpful. He was truly excellent to work with!
We had our reception here. We love Locust Grove. One of the best things about Locust Grove is working with Ken. He is Read more...
We had our reception here. We love Locust Grove. One of the best things about Locust Grove is working with Ken. He is super responsive and very helpful. He was truly excellent to work with! Read less
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Evelyn
Wedding:
5/15/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I celebrated our wedding reception at the Locust Grove Historic Estate on Sunday, May 15th, 2016. We cannot thank Kenneth Snodgrass and the rest of the staff for their unbelievable work. It was such a pleasure working with them! We could not have chosen a better venue. Everyone raved about the beauty of the property and everything was just seamless. We will definitely return for a mansion tour. During our initial conversation, Kenneth was so kind, energetic and knowledgeable. His guidance and support along the way with regards to vendor recommendations was accurate and greatly appreciated. He was always so professional and timely in his responses. Kenneth and the Locust Grove staff helped make our day as perfect as it was.
My husband and I celebrated our wedding reception at the Locust Grove Historic Estate on Sunday, May 15th, 2016. We cannot Read more...
My husband and I celebrated our wedding reception at the Locust Grove Historic Estate on Sunday, May 15th, 2016. We cannot thank Kenneth Snodgrass and the rest of the staff for their unbelievable work. It was such a pleasure working with them! We could not have chosen a better venue. Everyone raved about the beauty of the property and everything was just seamless. We will definitely return for a mansion tour. During our initial conversation, Kenneth was so kind, energetic and knowledgeable. His guidance and support along the way with regards to vendor recommendations was accurate and greatly appreciated. He was always so professional and timely in his responses. Kenneth and the Locust Grove staff helped make our day as perfect as it was. Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
This past October my husband and I had gotten married at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY. We wanted to keep our wedding on the smaller side, about 65 guests, and Locust Grove provided us with a number of great options to choose from. The best part about choosing Locust Grove was Ken, who was always helpful, clear, and answered any questions we had within an hour or so. He was extremely flexible in allowing us to see all the options that the venue offered and guided to ultimately decide on the room that worked best for us. Initially, it was really difficult for us to select a venue because so many local places required certain headcounts and did not work with smaller events. Locust Grove has many options in rooms that work for small intimate weddings all the way to large weddings.
Hands down, Locust Grove is one of the most beautiful locations in the Hudson Valley area. We were not only given access to a beautiful room for our reception but also had a lovely ceremony out on the lawn by the flower gardens, a cocktail hour outdoors, and access to all of the grounds for photography and cocktail hour. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful fall day that gave us some of the most stunning wedding photos.
Locust Grove and Ken took care of almost everything for us – we were actually surprised by how little we had to do for our big day! Ken knows a number of local vendors (we chose Lola’s Café for our caterer and DJ Domenic for our DJ) and they worked seamlessly together. Another really important feature for us was that Locust Grove does not double book events, so it is only your wedding party who has access to the venue and grounds for the evening. As a recommendation, we would suggest you plan ahead at least a year or two before booking because spots for Locust Grove fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out. Locust Grove and Ken far exceeded our expectations of what we wanted to our wedding day!
This past October my husband and I had gotten married at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY. We wanted to keep our Read more...
This past October my husband and I had gotten married at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY. We wanted to keep our wedding on the smaller side, about 65 guests, and Locust Grove provided us with a number of great options to choose from. The best part about choosing Locust Grove was Ken, who was always helpful, clear, and answered any questions we had within an hour or so. He was extremely flexible in allowing us to see all the options that the venue offered and guided to ultimately decide on the room that worked best for us. Initially, it was really difficult for us to select a venue because so many local places required certain headcounts and did not work with smaller events. Locust Grove has many options in rooms that work for small intimate weddings all the way to large weddings.
Hands down, Locust Grove is one of the most beautiful locations in the Hudson Valley area. We were not only given access to a beautiful room for our reception but also had a lovely ceremony out on the lawn by the flower gardens, a cocktail hour outdoors, and access to all of the grounds for photography and cocktail hour. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful fall day that gave us some of the most stunning wedding photos.
Locust Grove and Ken took care of almost everything for us – we were actually surprised by how little we had to do for our big day! Ken knows a number of local vendors (we chose Lola’s Café for our caterer and DJ Domenic for our DJ) and they worked seamlessly together. Another really important feature for us was that Locust Grove does not double book events, so it is only your wedding party who has access to the venue and grounds for the evening. As a recommendation, we would suggest you plan ahead at least a year or two before booking because spots for Locust Grove fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out. Locust Grove and Ken far exceeded our expectations of what we wanted to our wedding day! Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We held our ceremony at Locust Grove. It was difficult to find a venue that had both indoor and outdoor options. We wanted outdoor but the option for indoor if the weather would not allow for it, which this venue offered without having to commit to in/out until the day prior. Ken was amazing! He was so helpful, responsive and professional throughout the planning process, which was complicated by the fact that we live in FL but he made everything so smooth. He was running around helping make everything perfect that day. He anticipated our needs and went out of his way to accommodate us and our guests. We cannot thank him enough. I cannot recommend this beautiful venue or Ken more highly. Thank you for making our day amazing!
We held our ceremony at Locust Grove. It was difficult to find a venue that had both indoor and outdoor options. We wanted Read more...
We held our ceremony at Locust Grove. It was difficult to find a venue that had both indoor and outdoor options. We wanted outdoor but the option for indoor if the weather would not allow for it, which this venue offered without having to commit to in/out until the day prior. Ken was amazing! He was so helpful, responsive and professional throughout the planning process, which was complicated by the fact that we live in FL but he made everything so smooth. He was running around helping make everything perfect that day. He anticipated our needs and went out of his way to accommodate us and our guests. We cannot thank him enough. I cannot recommend this beautiful venue or Ken more highly. Thank you for making our day amazing! Read less
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