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Locust Grove Historic Estate

Poughkeepsie , NY

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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Nick
Wedding:
7/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We were thoroughly impressed by Locust Grove throughout the entire process of having our wedding there. We had about 150 people with a DJ and the space worked great. The grounds are beautiful and the setup worked really well with a buffet dinner that we had set up on the covered porch. Can't think of a single complaint! I would say that 150 people is probably close to the max though for the size of the room.
We were thoroughly impressed by Locust Grove throughout the entire process of having our wedding there. We had about 150 Read more...
We were thoroughly impressed by Locust Grove throughout the entire process of having our wedding there. We had about 150 people with a DJ and the space worked great. The grounds are beautiful and the setup worked really well with a buffet dinner that we had set up on the covered porch. Can't think of a single complaint! I would say that 150 people is probably close to the max though for the size of the room. Read less
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Kaite
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding at Locust Grove in May 2015. The proximity to NYC and the beautiful outdoor scenery helped make our day unforgettable! We had looked all over for an outdoor venue with views of the Hudson River that still had an intimate feel despite our large guest list. Locust Grove gave us all of that! Our wedding day was a warm, sunny day when their huge magnolia tree was in bloom and spectacular! We had our ceremony by the riverfront and were rewarded with an amazing sunset. It was a family friendly event and the kids had a great time running around the gardens and fields and the staff allowed us to bring in our own lawn games for additional entertainment. We were concerned that the dining area was too small for our number of guests, so we rented a tent for additional space. We placed the tent next to the dining hall to house the band and dance floor. It worked perfectly! It felt like the music and dining areas were as one and offered us the extra room we needed for 150 people to boogie. It really is a great venue that allows for so many opportunities to make it your own.
We worked closely with Ken and it is easy to say that he is the heart of Locust Grove! His warm and calming nature helped ease the stresses of wedding planning. He was willing to meet with us on multiple occasions to walk through the estate and discuss the different possibilities. He also meet with our other vendors to coordinate any additional details. His experience and knowledge of what will and won’t work for the ceremony and reception were priceless. We can’t thank him enough!
The combination of the natural beauty and warm staff made Locust Grove an amazing wedding venue that we highly recommend!
We recently had our wedding at Locust Grove in May 2015. The proximity to NYC and the beautiful outdoor scenery helped Read more...
We recently had our wedding at Locust Grove in May 2015. The proximity to NYC and the beautiful outdoor scenery helped make our day unforgettable! We had looked all over for an outdoor venue with views of the Hudson River that still had an intimate feel despite our large guest list. Locust Grove gave us all of that! Our wedding day was a warm, sunny day when their huge magnolia tree was in bloom and spectacular! We had our ceremony by the riverfront and were rewarded with an amazing sunset. It was a family friendly event and the kids had a great time running around the gardens and fields and the staff allowed us to bring in our own lawn games for additional entertainment. We were concerned that the dining area was too small for our number of guests, so we rented a tent for additional space. We placed the tent next to the dining hall to house the band and dance floor. It worked perfectly! It felt like the music and dining areas were as one and offered us the extra room we needed for 150 people to boogie. It really is a great venue that allows for so many opportunities to make it your own.
We worked closely with Ken and it is easy to say that he is the heart of Locust Grove! His warm and calming nature helped ease the stresses of wedding planning. He was willing to meet with us on multiple occasions to walk through the estate and discuss the different possibilities. He also meet with our other vendors to coordinate any additional details. His experience and knowledge of what will and won’t work for the ceremony and reception were priceless. We can’t thank him enough!
The combination of the natural beauty and warm staff made Locust Grove an amazing wedding venue that we highly recommend! Read less
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Betsy
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding at Locust Grove. It was an amazing experience. Ken really did a great job handling all of the questions and planning leading up to the event, and made it really easy for us to understand exactly what the venue could and could not accommodate. He also worked with my caterer to make sure we were well taken care of. And on the day, our event manager was really great, and handled any issues that came up, so I didn't have to worry about a thing! The gardens and the museum were both extremely well kept and beautiful. I would highly recommend this event space to anyone looking to really use the space to create a beautiful wedding.
I recently had my wedding at Locust Grove. It was an amazing experience. Ken really did a great job handling all of the Read more...
I recently had my wedding at Locust Grove. It was an amazing experience. Ken really did a great job handling all of the questions and planning leading up to the event, and made it really easy for us to understand exactly what the venue could and could not accommodate. He also worked with my caterer to make sure we were well taken care of. And on the day, our event manager was really great, and handled any issues that came up, so I didn't have to worry about a thing! The gardens and the museum were both extremely well kept and beautiful. I would highly recommend this event space to anyone looking to really use the space to create a beautiful wedding. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
A wonderful and beautiful venue. Locust Grove was the only place I wanted to get married. The gardens and grounds are perfect for pictures. Our ceremony was outside and the setting was perfect. The room inside is simple and can be made to look anyway you want. Ken is very responsive to questions and helpful with all of your needs.
A wonderful and beautiful venue. Locust Grove was the only place I wanted to get married. The gardens and grounds are Read more...
A wonderful and beautiful venue. Locust Grove was the only place I wanted to get married. The gardens and grounds are perfect for pictures. Our ceremony was outside and the setting was perfect. The room inside is simple and can be made to look anyway you want. Ken is very responsive to questions and helpful with all of your needs. Read less
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Bianca
Wedding:
10/13/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were looking for a venue that wasn't your typical wedding venue - and Locust Grove was it!! (even though they do many weddings there). Ken and the other staff members of the estate were friendly and easy to talk to. It was perfect to have our ceremony on the back lawn, our cocktail hour on the covered terrace and the reception in the west galley. The property is beautiful and great for pictures!
My husband and I were looking for a venue that wasn't your typical wedding venue - and Locust Grove was it!! (even though Read more...
My husband and I were looking for a venue that wasn't your typical wedding venue - and Locust Grove was it!! (even though they do many weddings there). Ken and the other staff members of the estate were friendly and easy to talk to. It was perfect to have our ceremony on the back lawn, our cocktail hour on the covered terrace and the reception in the west galley. The property is beautiful and great for pictures! Read less
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Stabone
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Locust Grove is the location to have a wedding if you are looking for a picturesque Hudson Valley setting with historic beauty and ambiance. From the first time we sat down with Ken to plan out our wedding reception we were greeted with professionalism and courtesy. Locust Grove was the perfect size for an intimate wedding setting, and the grounds and gardens were so perfectly maintained that our guests enjoyed strolling the estate during cocktail hour, and dancing the night away in the West Gallery. The venue will forever be a special place for us, and one we will gladly return to with fond memories because of how perfectly our wedding day went.
Locust Grove is the location to have a wedding if you are looking for a picturesque Hudson Valley setting with historic Read more...
Locust Grove is the location to have a wedding if you are looking for a picturesque Hudson Valley setting with historic beauty and ambiance. From the first time we sat down with Ken to plan out our wedding reception we were greeted with professionalism and courtesy. Locust Grove was the perfect size for an intimate wedding setting, and the grounds and gardens were so perfectly maintained that our guests enjoyed strolling the estate during cocktail hour, and dancing the night away in the West Gallery. The venue will forever be a special place for us, and one we will gladly return to with fond memories because of how perfectly our wedding day went. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Locust Grove was perfect. The director, Ken Snodgrass, was far and away the most responsive person I worked with...he's incredible on email! The venue is gorgeous and the pictures are going to be stunning. It rained on our wedding day so we had to use the rain location inside the reception venue but it was still lovely. Also, all of our guests came in from out of town, so having it located so close to the Marriott Courtyard, Holiday Inn, and Rt. 9 was perfect. We loved the look of Locust Grove, and we loved that our money was going to support such a wonderful place even more.
Locust Grove was perfect. The director, Ken Snodgrass, was far and away the most responsive person I worked with...he's Read more...
Locust Grove was perfect. The director, Ken Snodgrass, was far and away the most responsive person I worked with...he's incredible on email! The venue is gorgeous and the pictures are going to be stunning. It rained on our wedding day so we had to use the rain location inside the reception venue but it was still lovely. Also, all of our guests came in from out of town, so having it located so close to the Marriott Courtyard, Holiday Inn, and Rt. 9 was perfect. We loved the look of Locust Grove, and we loved that our money was going to support such a wonderful place even more. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Locust grove is a beautiful location for any event. Ken was so easy to work with. The day of my wedding I didn't even know he was there until the end of the evening. It is a great place for pictures and the ground hog was an extra bonus. The critter stayed out of the way and was a humorous addition to the ceremony. The west hall was the right size for my 85 guests to dance the night away.
Locust grove is a beautiful location for any event. Ken was so easy to work with. The day of my wedding I didn't even know Read more...
Locust grove is a beautiful location for any event. Ken was so easy to work with. The day of my wedding I didn't even know he was there until the end of the evening. It is a great place for pictures and the ground hog was an extra bonus. The critter stayed out of the way and was a humorous addition to the ceremony. The west hall was the right size for my 85 guests to dance the night away. Read less
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Cotton
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked Locust Grove for our wedding and were absolutely thrilled with them as a venue. They are super easy to get to from NYC (which is where we live). Take the Metro North to the Poughkeepsie station and then it's a five minute taxi to their location. We really wanted a space that was beautiful in its own right without being over powering, and this fit that to a t. Our guests and photographer couldn't get over how beautiful the grounds were. We had our wedding ceremony overlooking the Hudson river. Ken (who was our contact person) was such a pleasure to work with - prompt, accurate and so incredibly nice. Such
We booked Locust Grove for our wedding and were absolutely thrilled with them as a venue. They are super easy to get to Read more...
We booked Locust Grove for our wedding and were absolutely thrilled with them as a venue. They are super easy to get to from NYC (which is where we live). Take the Metro North to the Poughkeepsie station and then it's a five minute taxi to their location. We really wanted a space that was beautiful in its own right without being over powering, and this fit that to a t. Our guests and photographer couldn't get over how beautiful the grounds were. We had our wedding ceremony overlooking the Hudson river. Ken (who was our contact person) was such a pleasure to work with - prompt, accurate and so incredibly nice. Such Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were lucky to have amazing weather in April - 75 degrees and sunny. The ceremony was outside with the sun setting in the background. The bar and photo booth were outside in the courtyard area and it was perfect. People kept commenting in the beauty of the West Gallery with its vaulted ceiling. This was a perfect spot for my wedding.
We were lucky to have amazing weather in April - 75 degrees and sunny. The ceremony was outside with the sun setting in Read more...
We were lucky to have amazing weather in April - 75 degrees and sunny. The ceremony was outside with the sun setting in the background. The bar and photo booth were outside in the courtyard area and it was perfect. People kept commenting in the beauty of the West Gallery with its vaulted ceiling. This was a perfect spot for my wedding. Read less
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