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The Garrison

Garrison , NY
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LOCATION

2015 Route 9
Garrison, NY US 10524 (map)

PHONE

845-424-3604

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

A spectacular countryside retreat... critically-acclaimed cuisine and impeccable service... views of the river and surrounding Highlands for your outdoor garden ceremony... sophisticated... Read more
A spectacular countryside retreat... critically-acclaimed cuisine and impeccable service... views of the river and surrounding Highlands for your outdoor garden ceremony... sophisticated elegance in a natural setting... This is your wedding at The Garrison.

Nestled in the idyllic Hudson Highlands just an hour north of Manhattan, The Garrison comprises 300 stunning acres with a world class view of the Hudson River to the distant Catskill mountains. Our countryside retreat offers the bridal couple a choice of banquet rooms, stone flagged covered terraces, a small Inn with four overnight rooms, an 18-hole golf course, our signature Valley restaurant, and a day spa for relaxation and pampering. The manicured grounds of the Garrison create an atmosphere of sophistication and elegance enhanced by the exceptional beauty of the surrounding landscape.

The Garrison's sumptuous wedding package includes an open bar, passed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast, a three or four-course meal accompanied by select wines, and a magnificent wedding cake. From initial inquiry to event execution, you'll enjoy a level of service from our dedicated staff that is unsurpassed. Our professional staff is committed to making your reception an unforgettable day that reflects your unique style.

A Weekend Wedding at The Garrison

Many couples choose to extend their celebration with family and friends to an entire weekend at The Garrison. Please speak with our wedding services staff to customize your wedding weekend, from pampering at The Spa and rounds of golf to a rehearsal barbecue on the lawn and suggestions for day adventures in the scenic and culturally rich Hudson Highlands. We will be happy to help you reserve additional overnight rooms in the area for those guests who cannot be accommodated at our Inn.

Please contact our Wedding Services staff for more information on one of the most elegant and comfortable settings in the country.
Telephone: 845.424.3604
E-mail: info@thegarrison.com
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1898
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club, Inn / Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Country
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
230
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
4
Number of suites
0
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1898
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club, Inn / Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Country
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
4
Number of suites
0
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding at The Garrison this past Friday. I had the best time and had such a beautiful wedding. I could not be happier. All my guests raved about the venue space and the food. The food and service exceeded my expectations tenfold! The whole day could not have ran so smoothly without mentioning Annie (Special Events Manager). Annie and her team are absolutely AMAZING from start to finish! Throughout the year, Annie has always been so responsive. She gave great suggestions and made sure the day went according to plan. She is so great to work with and is definitely someone I will always remember.
I just had my wedding at The Garrison this past Friday. I had the best time and had such a beautiful wedding. I could not Read more...
I just had my wedding at The Garrison this past Friday. I had the best time and had such a beautiful wedding. I could not be happier. All my guests raved about the venue space and the food. The food and service exceeded my expectations tenfold! The whole day could not have ran so smoothly without mentioning Annie (Special Events Manager). Annie and her team are absolutely AMAZING from start to finish! Throughout the year, Annie has always been so responsive. She gave great suggestions and made sure the day went according to plan. She is so great to work with and is definitely someone I will always remember. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
8-30-14 wedding
If i could give a higher rating I would.

If you want to have an incredible, stress free, organized and seamless wedding--Choose the garrison and Todd Smith!

When we first met Todd he was immediately helpful and patient throughout the entire process of nailing down the venue. Never once pushy or trying to rip us off. What a refreshing change in the wedding industry!

After we booked the venue he was always responsive to my questions, no matter how small they were. He even provided responses to my emails on his days off. He made planning my wedding so easy and even recommended most of the vendors I used

When we went for our planning meeting I was so impressed with how meticulous he is. Not a detail or timing that wasn't discussed. after that meeting with Todd I no longer was crazy stressed---I knew they were going to take very good care of us

The Garrison was so accommodating leading up to the wedding and even let me store all the wedding Items i was planning on bringing up that weekend

I had my rehearsal dinner at the Garrison as well. Sarah M helped organize the rehearsal dinner and she was equally amazing and helpful. I didn't have to worry about anything and it was a PERFECT evening

On the day of my wedding the staff at the garrison helped with everything. I had to do nothing but get beautified, Todd and his staff took care of it all and I am forever grateful for this--they did a better job setting up my escort cards, signs, etc. than I would have myself!

Our guests haven't stopped talking about how beautiful and unique our venue was, how incredible the food was, and most of our guests had MULTIPLE pieces of cake. it was that good! Pastry Garden is great!

the Garrison is unsurpassed in beauty and service The food here is not "wedding" food, it is HIGH QUALITY. The venue is not a wedding factory by any means, they pay attention to every detail and go above and beyond
8-30-14 wedding
If i could give a higher rating I would.

If you want to have an incredible, stress free, Read more...
8-30-14 wedding
If i could give a higher rating I would.

If you want to have an incredible, stress free, organized and seamless wedding--Choose the garrison and Todd Smith!

When we first met Todd he was immediately helpful and patient throughout the entire process of nailing down the venue. Never once pushy or trying to rip us off. What a refreshing change in the wedding industry!

After we booked the venue he was always responsive to my questions, no matter how small they were. He even provided responses to my emails on his days off. He made planning my wedding so easy and even recommended most of the vendors I used

When we went for our planning meeting I was so impressed with how meticulous he is. Not a detail or timing that wasn't discussed. after that meeting with Todd I no longer was crazy stressed---I knew they were going to take very good care of us

The Garrison was so accommodating leading up to the wedding and even let me store all the wedding Items i was planning on bringing up that weekend

I had my rehearsal dinner at the Garrison as well. Sarah M helped organize the rehearsal dinner and she was equally amazing and helpful. I didn't have to worry about anything and it was a PERFECT evening

On the day of my wedding the staff at the garrison helped with everything. I had to do nothing but get beautified, Todd and his staff took care of it all and I am forever grateful for this--they did a better job setting up my escort cards, signs, etc. than I would have myself!

Our guests haven't stopped talking about how beautiful and unique our venue was, how incredible the food was, and most of our guests had MULTIPLE pieces of cake. it was that good! Pastry Garden is great!

the Garrison is unsurpassed in beauty and service The food here is not "wedding" food, it is HIGH QUALITY. The venue is not a wedding factory by any means, they pay attention to every detail and go above and beyond Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Garrison last month and every day since, I've been wishing we could do it all over again! When my husband and I first got engaged, I didn't even want to have a real wedding. I didn't want to deal with the planning and drama and wasn't sure where to do it. Then we saw the Garrison. I knew when we first saw that beautiful view that that was where we should get married. Todd was so helpful and informative when we met him and he made the whole process easy. We had SUCH a special wedding day. Todd and Bridget took care of EVERYTHING and made sure we had everything we needed at all times. Our guests loved the venue and said the food was the best they'd ever had at a wedding. Everything went so smoothly from start (hair and makeup in the spa upstairs) to finish. Not to mention that our pictures look amazing in that setting! I am so, so happy we had our wedding at The Garrison and would recommend it to anyone getting married!
We got married at the Garrison last month and every day since, I've been wishing we could do it all over again! When my Read more...
We got married at the Garrison last month and every day since, I've been wishing we could do it all over again! When my husband and I first got engaged, I didn't even want to have a real wedding. I didn't want to deal with the planning and drama and wasn't sure where to do it. Then we saw the Garrison. I knew when we first saw that beautiful view that that was where we should get married. Todd was so helpful and informative when we met him and he made the whole process easy. We had SUCH a special wedding day. Todd and Bridget took care of EVERYTHING and made sure we had everything we needed at all times. Our guests loved the venue and said the food was the best they'd ever had at a wedding. Everything went so smoothly from start (hair and makeup in the spa upstairs) to finish. Not to mention that our pictures look amazing in that setting! I am so, so happy we had our wedding at The Garrison and would recommend it to anyone getting married! Read less
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Jesse
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to tell you just how perfect my wedding day was at The Garrison! From the moment we visited the venue, the staff, the decor, the food and the view were just incredible. I describe The Garrison as Rustic Modern. The venue is simple, allowing the view through the floor to ceiling windows in each room to shine and for most any décor to fit right in. Annie Rozycki, our wedding coordinator through the Garrison was exactly what you could hope for. She is kind, professional, detail oriented, honest, assertive, and just plain wonderful. Annie makes sure that every detail is handled and that as a bride, you can just enjoy your day. Annie was very prompt to return any phone calls or emails and handles all special circumstances with care. Annie clearly has great experience doing what she does and for someone who likes to be in control like me, I had every faith that I could let go and let Annie do what she does best. The outdoor ceremony location at the Garrison is breathtaking. The view of the Hudson River Valley is gorgeous and unlike any you can find anywhere else. The ceremony location highlights this view and the beautiful Pergola frames the bride and groom with a rustic modern feel. The food at the Garrison is INCREDIBLE and everyone who attended the wedding cannot stop talking about it. It is certainly less like the traditional “wedding food” and more like a meal you would have at a fine dining restaurant. Our guests also raved about our cocktail hour and all of the food options the Garrison offers. The Garrison also offers an on-site 4 room inn, salon and spa where my girls and I stayed the night before the wedding and used for our hair and make-up on the day of the wedding. While The Garrison is certainly expensive, I believe it is worth every penny. Our wedding was an unforgettable affair that I know is due in large part to this fabulous venue and their amazing staff! I could not recommend The Garrison more!
I cannot begin to tell you just how perfect my wedding day was at The Garrison! From the moment we visited the venue, the Read more...
I cannot begin to tell you just how perfect my wedding day was at The Garrison! From the moment we visited the venue, the staff, the decor, the food and the view were just incredible. I describe The Garrison as Rustic Modern. The venue is simple, allowing the view through the floor to ceiling windows in each room to shine and for most any décor to fit right in. Annie Rozycki, our wedding coordinator through the Garrison was exactly what you could hope for. She is kind, professional, detail oriented, honest, assertive, and just plain wonderful. Annie makes sure that every detail is handled and that as a bride, you can just enjoy your day. Annie was very prompt to return any phone calls or emails and handles all special circumstances with care. Annie clearly has great experience doing what she does and for someone who likes to be in control like me, I had every faith that I could let go and let Annie do what she does best. The outdoor ceremony location at the Garrison is breathtaking. The view of the Hudson River Valley is gorgeous and unlike any you can find anywhere else. The ceremony location highlights this view and the beautiful Pergola frames the bride and groom with a rustic modern feel. The food at the Garrison is INCREDIBLE and everyone who attended the wedding cannot stop talking about it. It is certainly less like the traditional “wedding food” and more like a meal you would have at a fine dining restaurant. Our guests also raved about our cocktail hour and all of the food options the Garrison offers. The Garrison also offers an on-site 4 room inn, salon and spa where my girls and I stayed the night before the wedding and used for our hair and make-up on the day of the wedding. While The Garrison is certainly expensive, I believe it is worth every penny. Our wedding was an unforgettable affair that I know is due in large part to this fabulous venue and their amazing staff! I could not recommend The Garrison more! Read less
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Ralea
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at The Garrison in May and we're still speechless. You can't dispute that the views are absolutely breathtaking, but we feel that the service and food just take this venue to another level. Annie Rozycki was our wedding coordinator and she made sure that everything was executed perfectly on our day. She went above and beyond in so many ways and made us feel as though we were part of her family. Our guests are still raving about how delicious and plentiful the food was. Annie even made sure my husband and I enjoyed everything that was served at cocktail hour and we were beyond impressed. The service was spotless and our guests noticed how seamless everything appeared. We highly recommend The Garrison and couldn't be happier that we chose this as our wedding venue.
My husband and I were married at The Garrison in May and we're still speechless. You can't dispute that the views are Read more...
My husband and I were married at The Garrison in May and we're still speechless. You can't dispute that the views are absolutely breathtaking, but we feel that the service and food just take this venue to another level. Annie Rozycki was our wedding coordinator and she made sure that everything was executed perfectly on our day. She went above and beyond in so many ways and made us feel as though we were part of her family. Our guests are still raving about how delicious and plentiful the food was. Annie even made sure my husband and I enjoyed everything that was served at cocktail hour and we were beyond impressed. The service was spotless and our guests noticed how seamless everything appeared. We highly recommend The Garrison and couldn't be happier that we chose this as our wedding venue. Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
The Garrison was an amazing venue! Our wedding was flawless and The Garrison executed our vision perfectly. Over and over again people commented on how gorgeous the venue was, the view, the light, the tables -- and, of course, how delicious the food was. I was so overwhelmed when I finally saw everything set up just as I'd been imagining for so long. Todd Smith's amazing sense of style and impeccable attention to detail ensured that everything was just perfect so we were able to sit back and enjoy the wedding. And we did! We loved every minute of it!
The Garrison was an amazing venue! Our wedding was flawless and The Garrison executed our vision perfectly. Over and over Read more...
The Garrison was an amazing venue! Our wedding was flawless and The Garrison executed our vision perfectly. Over and over again people commented on how gorgeous the venue was, the view, the light, the tables -- and, of course, how delicious the food was. I was so overwhelmed when I finally saw everything set up just as I'd been imagining for so long. Todd Smith's amazing sense of style and impeccable attention to detail ensured that everything was just perfect so we were able to sit back and enjoy the wedding. And we did! We loved every minute of it! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I was just there on May 4th for my cousins wedding. I was very impressed with the Garrison. It is a beautiful venue. The view of the mountains is amazing. We also got to watch a beautiful sunset. This was right behind the bride and grooms table which made it even nicer. The food---- I could not believe the amount of food offered to us during the cocktail hour. Not only did we have many choices with what was being brought around by the staff, we had a bbq table that was filled with great tasting things like pulled pork and macaroni and cheese. Then our meal choice was chicken or ribs. The ribs were tender. I enjoyed thd garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. The ceaser salad had to be my favorite part of the meal. It was so tasty. I know my cousin and her new husband were so happy. I was hearing other guests say how great the food was. I heard many nice things about the staff also. Todd Smith is a wedding planner there. I had heard how hard Todd works and how much he loves his job. It truly showed today. Todd I may be your cousin and considered bias, but you and your staff did an amazing job! Jen and Aaron are very lucky to have you as an Uncle. I am very proud of you Todd. Love your cousin Tracy.
I was just there on May 4th for my cousins wedding. I was very impressed with the Garrison. It is a beautiful venue. The Read more...
I was just there on May 4th for my cousins wedding. I was very impressed with the Garrison. It is a beautiful venue. The view of the mountains is amazing. We also got to watch a beautiful sunset. This was right behind the bride and grooms table which made it even nicer. The food---- I could not believe the amount of food offered to us during the cocktail hour. Not only did we have many choices with what was being brought around by the staff, we had a bbq table that was filled with great tasting things like pulled pork and macaroni and cheese. Then our meal choice was chicken or ribs. The ribs were tender. I enjoyed thd garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables. The ceaser salad had to be my favorite part of the meal. It was so tasty. I know my cousin and her new husband were so happy. I was hearing other guests say how great the food was. I heard many nice things about the staff also. Todd Smith is a wedding planner there. I had heard how hard Todd works and how much he loves his job. It truly showed today. Todd I may be your cousin and considered bias, but you and your staff did an amazing job! Jen and Aaron are very lucky to have you as an Uncle. I am very proud of you Todd. Love your cousin Tracy. Read less
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Mrs Rigono
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had looked at multiple other facilities before looking at The Garrison, and as soon as we saw it, we knew we had found the perfect place. Todd Smith helped us from the very start in planning everything. He is a vision of organization, professionalism, grace, experience and knowledge. He helped our visions become reality, and he was accessible at every point in time during the planning process for every question and concern we had.

The Garrison itself is absolutely stunning with the floor to ceiling windows, the beautifully kept grounds, the fresh yet rustic feel of the place. Todd took care to pay attention to every detail, and made the entire process as stress free for us as possible. We were most excited about the food, and it far exceeded our expectations! Our guests are still raving about how great it was. There was such a fantastic selection to choose from of local, inspired and fresh food. Annie ran things on the day of our wedding, and she made sure that my husband and I received food and drinks during cocktail hour. The chef even surprised us with a fantastic lobster roll - amazing!

The staff was very professional and attentive. I did not hear one complaint the entire time. They also did a wonderful job setting up the candy buffet. I really did not know what I wanted or what to expect, and they had wooden crates they set up on large farm tables, and it came out perfectly.

We would recommend The Garrison, Todd Smith, Annie, Bridget, and the staff at The Garrison to anyone planning a wedding or event any day! Everyone did such a wonderful job, and made our wedding day without a hitch. They really took care of us and made sure that we did not have to worry about a single thing - including packing up!
My husband and I had looked at multiple other facilities before looking at The Garrison, and as soon as we saw it, we knew Read more...
My husband and I had looked at multiple other facilities before looking at The Garrison, and as soon as we saw it, we knew we had found the perfect place. Todd Smith helped us from the very start in planning everything. He is a vision of organization, professionalism, grace, experience and knowledge. He helped our visions become reality, and he was accessible at every point in time during the planning process for every question and concern we had.

The Garrison itself is absolutely stunning with the floor to ceiling windows, the beautifully kept grounds, the fresh yet rustic feel of the place. Todd took care to pay attention to every detail, and made the entire process as stress free for us as possible. We were most excited about the food, and it far exceeded our expectations! Our guests are still raving about how great it was. There was such a fantastic selection to choose from of local, inspired and fresh food. Annie ran things on the day of our wedding, and she made sure that my husband and I received food and drinks during cocktail hour. The chef even surprised us with a fantastic lobster roll - amazing!

The staff was very professional and attentive. I did not hear one complaint the entire time. They also did a wonderful job setting up the candy buffet. I really did not know what I wanted or what to expect, and they had wooden crates they set up on large farm tables, and it came out perfectly.

We would recommend The Garrison, Todd Smith, Annie, Bridget, and the staff at The Garrison to anyone planning a wedding or event any day! Everyone did such a wonderful job, and made our wedding day without a hitch. They really took care of us and made sure that we did not have to worry about a single thing - including packing up! Read less
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Annette
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were recently married at The Garrison. Although we had looked in to several other venues, the moment we walked into The Garrison and met with Annie Rozycki we knew that we had found the place to host our wedding.
Annie made the entire planning process easy and stress free. She kept in constant contact and informed at all times and was a vital source for referrals. She provided lists of vendors of which we found our florists, bakers, hair & make-up, and officiant and walked us through each and every detail of our wedding day and thought of things we wouldn’t have. Always a phone call or an email away and answering all of my questions and ease all of our concerns.
When our day arrived, she was there early to provide anything my bridal party needed. The ballroom was set up perfectly and the outdoor ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Annie worked closely with all of our vendors to make sure that everything went on perfectly, on time, and without a hitch.
With rolling hills of green grass and tall trees, we were sure to have amazing wedding pictures. All of our guests raved about how beautiful the venue was. We were happy about our decision start to finish. This was without a doubt the most wonderful day of our lives and it was all made possible by the dedication and professionalism of Annie and her staff at The Garrison.
My husband and I were recently married at The Garrison. Although we had looked in to several other venues, the moment we Read more...
My husband and I were recently married at The Garrison. Although we had looked in to several other venues, the moment we walked into The Garrison and met with Annie Rozycki we knew that we had found the place to host our wedding.
Annie made the entire planning process easy and stress free. She kept in constant contact and informed at all times and was a vital source for referrals. She provided lists of vendors of which we found our florists, bakers, hair & make-up, and officiant and walked us through each and every detail of our wedding day and thought of things we wouldn’t have. Always a phone call or an email away and answering all of my questions and ease all of our concerns.
When our day arrived, she was there early to provide anything my bridal party needed. The ballroom was set up perfectly and the outdoor ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Annie worked closely with all of our vendors to make sure that everything went on perfectly, on time, and without a hitch.
With rolling hills of green grass and tall trees, we were sure to have amazing wedding pictures. All of our guests raved about how beautiful the venue was. We were happy about our decision start to finish. This was without a doubt the most wonderful day of our lives and it was all made possible by the dedication and professionalism of Annie and her staff at The Garrison. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have picked a better venue to have our wedding ceremony and reception. It had everything we were looking for and more. We got married in the winter, but it was still important for us to have an airy, outdoor feel. The Garrison's floor to ceiling windows in every room and Hudson Valley location were perfect. A few more reasons why we selected the Garrison: its vintage/contemporary decor, amazingly professional Events Manager (love you Annie!), one wedding per day policy, on-site wedding coordinator and delicious food. The day of our wedding was so stress free. We didn't have to worry about a single thing thanks to Annie and her team. Several weeks later, our guests are still raving about our wedding, the location, the service and how flawlessly smooth it was executed. We highly recommend The Garrison to anyone planning a NY wedding.
We couldn't have picked a better venue to have our wedding ceremony and reception. It had everything we were looking for Read more...
We couldn't have picked a better venue to have our wedding ceremony and reception. It had everything we were looking for and more. We got married in the winter, but it was still important for us to have an airy, outdoor feel. The Garrison's floor to ceiling windows in every room and Hudson Valley location were perfect. A few more reasons why we selected the Garrison: its vintage/contemporary decor, amazingly professional Events Manager (love you Annie!), one wedding per day policy, on-site wedding coordinator and delicious food. The day of our wedding was so stress free. We didn't have to worry about a single thing thanks to Annie and her team. Several weeks later, our guests are still raving about our wedding, the location, the service and how flawlessly smooth it was executed. We highly recommend The Garrison to anyone planning a NY wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Alexandra
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot speak highly enough about Todd Smith and the entire staff at the Garrison. After much research, we selected the Garrison as one of only two potential wedding venues we wanted to look at, and after meeting with Todd Smith on premises, our decision was clear. The Garrison is an absolutely stunning venue to begin with, but what made our wedding day so memorable was the painstaking detail with which Todd and the staff at the Garrison approached our day. Todd worked with us to plan the event down to the most minute detail to ensure the day progresses exactly as expected. The waitstaff was extremely professional and the service was impeccable. It was clear that Todd & team have such experience with coordinating such high-quality, well thought out,intimate events - there was NOTHING they didn't consider (and for a very organized and meticulous bride who figured this responsibility would be left to me; this was truly amazing). We wanted a very personal wedding at a venue that actually cared about our event and this was the place, without question. As the bride, I will always remember arriving on the day of the wedding, and Todd already had the reception room set-up and buzzing with activity. My husband and I were able to enjoy the whole day without worrying for a second about logistics, and by just looking around you could tell our guests were having a truly memorable time. Our parents cannot stop gushing over how great everything turned out. If you are looking for a truly memorable and intimate wedding experience, The Garrison is bar none the best venue. It is no wonder that all of the other reviews I have read echo this same sentiment. Thank you for making our wedding the happiest day of our lives!
My husband and I cannot speak highly enough about Todd Smith and the entire staff at the Garrison. After much research, we Read more...
My husband and I cannot speak highly enough about Todd Smith and the entire staff at the Garrison. After much research, we selected the Garrison as one of only two potential wedding venues we wanted to look at, and after meeting with Todd Smith on premises, our decision was clear. The Garrison is an absolutely stunning venue to begin with, but what made our wedding day so memorable was the painstaking detail with which Todd and the staff at the Garrison approached our day. Todd worked with us to plan the event down to the most minute detail to ensure the day progresses exactly as expected. The waitstaff was extremely professional and the service was impeccable. It was clear that Todd & team have such experience with coordinating such high-quality, well thought out,intimate events - there was NOTHING they didn't consider (and for a very organized and meticulous bride who figured this responsibility would be left to me; this was truly amazing). We wanted a very personal wedding at a venue that actually cared about our event and this was the place, without question. As the bride, I will always remember arriving on the day of the wedding, and Todd already had the reception room set-up and buzzing with activity. My husband and I were able to enjoy the whole day without worrying for a second about logistics, and by just looking around you could tell our guests were having a truly memorable time. Our parents cannot stop gushing over how great everything turned out. If you are looking for a truly memorable and intimate wedding experience, The Garrison is bar none the best venue. It is no wonder that all of the other reviews I have read echo this same sentiment. Thank you for making our wedding the happiest day of our lives! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding at The Garrison last month and it was the most amazing experience! To say I was a picky, neurotic, OCD bride would be an understatement! :) And all of my high expectations were surpassed- the food, the staff, the service, the setting were absolutely perfect and we had so much fun! Todd Smith was our wedding coordinator at The Garrison- he is such an expert on weddings! He is very thoughtful, has an unbelievable eye for detail and is also just a really kind (and patient!) person- he played a huge part in why our wedding went off without a single hitch! The staff takes care of everything from the ceremony through cocktail hour and the reception- all you have to do is show up, they will guide you through everything else.

The venue and the setting is truly breathtaking- if you are getting married and looking for a venue take an afternoon and drive up to The Garrison for lunch. I promise you- you will not regret it! The venue is stunning in every season- I know because we went up many times before the wedding just for dinner or lunch. Rating it 1 out of 10- 11 at the least!

Also I stayed at the Inn- it was so nice and has great views!
We just had our wedding at The Garrison last month and it was the most amazing experience! To say I was a picky, neurotic, Read more...
We just had our wedding at The Garrison last month and it was the most amazing experience! To say I was a picky, neurotic, OCD bride would be an understatement! :) And all of my high expectations were surpassed- the food, the staff, the service, the setting were absolutely perfect and we had so much fun! Todd Smith was our wedding coordinator at The Garrison- he is such an expert on weddings! He is very thoughtful, has an unbelievable eye for detail and is also just a really kind (and patient!) person- he played a huge part in why our wedding went off without a single hitch! The staff takes care of everything from the ceremony through cocktail hour and the reception- all you have to do is show up, they will guide you through everything else.

The venue and the setting is truly breathtaking- if you are getting married and looking for a venue take an afternoon and drive up to The Garrison for lunch. I promise you- you will not regret it! The venue is stunning in every season- I know because we went up many times before the wedding just for dinner or lunch. Rating it 1 out of 10- 11 at the least!

Also I stayed at the Inn- it was so nice and has great views! Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I looked at many other venues for our wedding. When we came to see The Garrison we knew instantly that this is where we wanted to get married. I’m so happy we did! Words cannot express how wonderful our wedding was. From planning, all the way through to the execution, Todd Smith and his staff were superbly professional and amazing to work with. Todd is a dream – any bride and groom should feel privileged to work with someone who is so kind and so detail oriented. He makes himself accessible and always gives his two cents to ensure that your vision becomes a reality the day of.

In my opinion (along with my guests and my vendors) The Garrison is one of, if not THE most beautiful places to get married, not only in the Hudson Valley, but in general. The ceremony site is breathtaking with views overlooking the Hudson River. The event spaces are spectacular, too. The cocktail reception room is nearly 360 degrees of floor to ceiling windows with the same view as the ceremony site. Guests then walk through an all glass walkway to the reception room, which is incredible – sharing the same views, but with an amazing rustic/chic vibe.

The Garrison isn’t only a pretty space, though. The food! Our guests could not stop raving about the food. Apparently they use only local products from their own organic farm as well sourcing their meats etc from local farms so everything is very fresh. Our cocktail hour was a hit and the entrees were perfect. For our entrees we chose the short rib with veal jus and the barramundi with tarragon buerre blanc – I highly recommend.

I cannot recommend The Garrison more highly as your wedding destination. As I said above, Todd and his staff (thanks, Tara for taking such great care of us) ran things as smoothly as possible. They actually care about what you want and what you need and make sure you enjoy the happiest day of your life.
My wife and I looked at many other venues for our wedding. When we came to see The Garrison we knew instantly that this is Read more...
My wife and I looked at many other venues for our wedding. When we came to see The Garrison we knew instantly that this is where we wanted to get married. I’m so happy we did! Words cannot express how wonderful our wedding was. From planning, all the way through to the execution, Todd Smith and his staff were superbly professional and amazing to work with. Todd is a dream – any bride and groom should feel privileged to work with someone who is so kind and so detail oriented. He makes himself accessible and always gives his two cents to ensure that your vision becomes a reality the day of.

In my opinion (along with my guests and my vendors) The Garrison is one of, if not THE most beautiful places to get married, not only in the Hudson Valley, but in general. The ceremony site is breathtaking with views overlooking the Hudson River. The event spaces are spectacular, too. The cocktail reception room is nearly 360 degrees of floor to ceiling windows with the same view as the ceremony site. Guests then walk through an all glass walkway to the reception room, which is incredible – sharing the same views, but with an amazing rustic/chic vibe.

The Garrison isn’t only a pretty space, though. The food! Our guests could not stop raving about the food. Apparently they use only local products from their own organic farm as well sourcing their meats etc from local farms so everything is very fresh. Our cocktail hour was a hit and the entrees were perfect. For our entrees we chose the short rib with veal jus and the barramundi with tarragon buerre blanc – I highly recommend.

I cannot recommend The Garrison more highly as your wedding destination. As I said above, Todd and his staff (thanks, Tara for taking such great care of us) ran things as smoothly as possible. They actually care about what you want and what you need and make sure you enjoy the happiest day of your life. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I am a newlywed and am still gushing over my wedding day! I cannot fully express in words how happy I am to have been able to hold my wedding at The Garrison. The Garrison exceeded my expectations. The venue is beautiful (the views are breath-taking), the food five-star, the staff incredibly professional, friendly, and caring (my guests were raving about the service!), and my wedding coordinator at The Garrison, Annie Rozycki, is the best at what she does.

My weekend at The Garrison began with a round of golf for the guys before the rehearsal dinner, followed by the rehearsal dinner in The Garrison’s newly renovated Atrium room. My girls and I rented out the four rooms at The Garrison’s inn (fabulous rooms!) and woke up to a welcoming tray of French pressed coffee outside our rooms the morning of my wedding. A wonderful catered spa lunch was brought up to us while we got ready. After the wedding, my husband and I were able to retreat back to our room at The Garrison inn; to be able to have our first morning as husband and wife at The Garrison was truly special.

If you are able to secure a date at The Garrison for your special occasion, book it! And if you are given the opportunity to work with Annie, you are going to quickly realize how incredible she is. It was so fun working with her. She makes you feel so taken care of. She was my rock and I know my wedding wouldn’t have been as special without her there with me. She orchestrated everything so beautifully and seamlessly while also keeping me together. She’s amazing.

To all future brides that may be reading this, congratulations and best of luck to you! I wish you a beautiful wedding day :)
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I am a newlywed and am still gushing over my wedding day! I cannot fully express in words how happy I am to have been able to hold my wedding at The Garrison. The Garrison exceeded my expectations. The venue is beautiful (the views are breath-taking), the food five-star, the staff incredibly professional, friendly, and caring (my guests were raving about the service!), and my wedding coordinator at The Garrison, Annie Rozycki, is the best at what she does.

My weekend at The Garrison began with a round of golf for the guys before the rehearsal dinner, followed by the rehearsal dinner in The Garrison’s newly renovated Atrium room. My girls and I rented out the four rooms at The Garrison’s inn (fabulous rooms!) and woke up to a welcoming tray of French pressed coffee outside our rooms the morning of my wedding. A wonderful catered spa lunch was brought up to us while we got ready. After the wedding, my husband and I were able to retreat back to our room at The Garrison inn; to be able to have our first morning as husband and wife at The Garrison was truly special.

If you are able to secure a date at The Garrison for your special occasion, book it! And if you are given the opportunity to work with Annie, you are going to quickly realize how incredible she is. It was so fun working with her. She makes you feel so taken care of. She was my rock and I know my wedding wouldn’t have been as special without her there with me. She orchestrated everything so beautifully and seamlessly while also keeping me together. She’s amazing.

To all future brides that may be reading this, congratulations and best of luck to you! I wish you a beautiful wedding day :) Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot express enough how AMAZING our experience was at The Garrison. I did not believe in perfection...until our wedding day on October 5th, 2013. Our coordinator Todd Smith was heaven sent! He is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and so fun to work with! I can be a bit of a control freak but it was easy letting go and letting Todd do what he does best! My husband and I will be forever grateful to The Garrison and its dedicated staff because without them we would not have had the perfect wedding. The venue and the grounds of The Garrison are beyond beautiful and speak for themselves, but the staff is what really pushes this venue to perfection! We feel truly blessed that we were able to celebrate our very special day at The Garrison and the memories we made will last a lifetime. Thank you Todd and all of the staff at The Garrison for everything you did to make our day perfect!
I cannot express enough how AMAZING our experience was at The Garrison. I did not believe in perfection...until our Read more...
I cannot express enough how AMAZING our experience was at The Garrison. I did not believe in perfection...until our wedding day on October 5th, 2013. Our coordinator Todd Smith was heaven sent! He is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and so fun to work with! I can be a bit of a control freak but it was easy letting go and letting Todd do what he does best! My husband and I will be forever grateful to The Garrison and its dedicated staff because without them we would not have had the perfect wedding. The venue and the grounds of The Garrison are beyond beautiful and speak for themselves, but the staff is what really pushes this venue to perfection! We feel truly blessed that we were able to celebrate our very special day at The Garrison and the memories we made will last a lifetime. Thank you Todd and all of the staff at The Garrison for everything you did to make our day perfect! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The Garrison was the most magical place to get married, and the wedding went down with absolutely no issues. We were so fortunate to work with Todd, one of their wedding coordinators, and he was such a joy from the second we met him. He was so incredibly organized and more knowledgeable about the Garrison than any other coordinator we had met in our search. From the second I walked into the Garrison, it felt more special than any other place I had been. The stunningly gorgeous views, the commitment to fresh sustainable food, and the service was unlike no other. A few months before the wedding, I had been diagnosed with allergies to gluten, dairy, and soy, and Todd and the entire Garrison staff worked to create a menu for me personally so that I could enjoy my wedding day. My guests were blown away by every aspect of the day, specifically the views and the food. We had about 200 guests and I remember being so worried that the dance floor would not fit everyone. I could not have been more wrong - most if not all of the guests at one point were on the dance floor with no problem whatsoever. My wedding was also black tie because it was important to my family, and it worked out fine. I was worried that having a black tie wedding would not be able to mesh well with the rustic picturesque theme of the Garrison, but everything was beautiful and worked very well. Concerning the service, every table had their own server and red and white wine, there was a great amount of food at cocktail hour, and everyone received their food hot and on time. As we just received our photos from the wedding, it again reminded us of how beautiful the venue is and how lucky we were to book the Garrison.
The Garrison was the most magical place to get married, and the wedding went down with absolutely no issues. We were so Read more...
The Garrison was the most magical place to get married, and the wedding went down with absolutely no issues. We were so fortunate to work with Todd, one of their wedding coordinators, and he was such a joy from the second we met him. He was so incredibly organized and more knowledgeable about the Garrison than any other coordinator we had met in our search. From the second I walked into the Garrison, it felt more special than any other place I had been. The stunningly gorgeous views, the commitment to fresh sustainable food, and the service was unlike no other. A few months before the wedding, I had been diagnosed with allergies to gluten, dairy, and soy, and Todd and the entire Garrison staff worked to create a menu for me personally so that I could enjoy my wedding day. My guests were blown away by every aspect of the day, specifically the views and the food. We had about 200 guests and I remember being so worried that the dance floor would not fit everyone. I could not have been more wrong - most if not all of the guests at one point were on the dance floor with no problem whatsoever. My wedding was also black tie because it was important to my family, and it worked out fine. I was worried that having a black tie wedding would not be able to mesh well with the rustic picturesque theme of the Garrison, but everything was beautiful and worked very well. Concerning the service, every table had their own server and red and white wine, there was a great amount of food at cocktail hour, and everyone received their food hot and on time. As we just received our photos from the wedding, it again reminded us of how beautiful the venue is and how lucky we were to book the Garrison. Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at The Garrison this past Sept 14th and have nothing but wonderful things to say about this venue. To start, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The event specialist was there to help me throughout my entire year long engagement and took care of everything the day of my wedding, I had to worry about nothing. The food there is to die for and everyone who attended our wedding is still talking about how amazing our dishes were. The location overlooks the Hudson River and has spectacular views that are great backgrounds for your wedding pictures, not to mention the venue itself in beautiful. Worth every penny!
My husband and I got married at The Garrison this past Sept 14th and have nothing but wonderful things to say about this Read more...
My husband and I got married at The Garrison this past Sept 14th and have nothing but wonderful things to say about this venue. To start, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The event specialist was there to help me throughout my entire year long engagement and took care of everything the day of my wedding, I had to worry about nothing. The food there is to die for and everyone who attended our wedding is still talking about how amazing our dishes were. The location overlooks the Hudson River and has spectacular views that are great backgrounds for your wedding pictures, not to mention the venue itself in beautiful. Worth every penny! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
When I first stepped foot in the ballroom of the Garrison I was blown away by the view through the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Hudson River Valley. At that moment my search for a venue was over and I had the pleasure with working with Todd. He was incredibly sweet in making sure my needs as a bride were met and made sure the ballroom reflected us as a couple completely. He was on top of communication and ran our wedding flawlessly! The guests were so happy with the incredible view and amazingly tasting food. Everything was delicious! At this point I wish I could do it again there or be invited to a wedding there at least!
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When I first stepped foot in the ballroom of the Garrison I was blown away by the view through the floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Hudson River Valley. At that moment my search for a venue was over and I had the pleasure with working with Todd. He was incredibly sweet in making sure my needs as a bride were met and made sure the ballroom reflected us as a couple completely. He was on top of communication and ran our wedding flawlessly! The guests were so happy with the incredible view and amazingly tasting food. Everything was delicious! At this point I wish I could do it again there or be invited to a wedding there at least! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I just got married this past weekend at the Garrison and my husband and I feel like we couldn't have had a more perfect wedding. The venue and grounds are gorgeous, which our guests couldn't stop commenting on. The view from the ceremony site and from all the windows in the venue is breathtaking.

We looked for a long time for a venue that was elegant and full service, but that was also in a beautiful setting away from New York City and the Garrison completely fit the bill. We didn't have to worry about anything. Annie, our coordinator, was fabulous and was completely on top of all of our requests leading up the wedding as well as every little detail on our wedding day.

The food was also fantastic. Our guests kept telling us they've never had better wedding food and almost every plate was cleaned during dinner. The cake (which is included in the package but comes from a bakery nearby) was also fabulous. Many of our guests not only ate the cake, but had multiple slices.

Overall, we couldn't have been happier with the Garrison from the food to the service to the venue itself. One of my bridesmaids even remarked that she couldn't imagine anyone visiting the venue and not booking there.
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I just got married this past weekend at the Garrison and my husband and I feel like we couldn't have had a more perfect wedding. The venue and grounds are gorgeous, which our guests couldn't stop commenting on. The view from the ceremony site and from all the windows in the venue is breathtaking.

We looked for a long time for a venue that was elegant and full service, but that was also in a beautiful setting away from New York City and the Garrison completely fit the bill. We didn't have to worry about anything. Annie, our coordinator, was fabulous and was completely on top of all of our requests leading up the wedding as well as every little detail on our wedding day.

The food was also fantastic. Our guests kept telling us they've never had better wedding food and almost every plate was cleaned during dinner. The cake (which is included in the package but comes from a bakery nearby) was also fabulous. Many of our guests not only ate the cake, but had multiple slices.

Overall, we couldn't have been happier with the Garrison from the food to the service to the venue itself. One of my bridesmaids even remarked that she couldn't imagine anyone visiting the venue and not booking there. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how much we loved The Garrison! From our very 1st meeting there with Annie, we knew that The Garrison was going to be our wedding venue. Granted, The Garrison is pricey compared with a lot of the other wedding venues in the Hudson Valley, but it was well worth every penny spent - from the professionalism of the entire staff, to the outstanding food, breathtaking views, salon/spa on site and working with Annie R., we knew that we made the right choice for our venue. Annie was absolutely fantastic and everything ran so smoothly because of her! She made sure that the entire wedding party was where they needed to be when they needed to be there, she assured that the ceremony and reception ran smoothly, paved the way for us to get in a gorgeous sunset picture and even hunted down a wrench when my Nana's wheelchair broke going into the ceremony! She was a big reason why we chose the Garrison. The staff was really awesome too, very accommodating to all of our guests. The bartenders even went out of their way to make a batch of Sangria when my dad jokingly complained to them that they had none!! Any other venue would just say "sorry, but this is all we have". I highly, highly recommend the garrison - you won't regret it!!
Words cannot express how much we loved The Garrison! From our very 1st meeting there with Annie, we knew that The Garrison Read more...
Words cannot express how much we loved The Garrison! From our very 1st meeting there with Annie, we knew that The Garrison was going to be our wedding venue. Granted, The Garrison is pricey compared with a lot of the other wedding venues in the Hudson Valley, but it was well worth every penny spent - from the professionalism of the entire staff, to the outstanding food, breathtaking views, salon/spa on site and working with Annie R., we knew that we made the right choice for our venue. Annie was absolutely fantastic and everything ran so smoothly because of her! She made sure that the entire wedding party was where they needed to be when they needed to be there, she assured that the ceremony and reception ran smoothly, paved the way for us to get in a gorgeous sunset picture and even hunted down a wrench when my Nana's wheelchair broke going into the ceremony! She was a big reason why we chose the Garrison. The staff was really awesome too, very accommodating to all of our guests. The bartenders even went out of their way to make a batch of Sangria when my dad jokingly complained to them that they had none!! Any other venue would just say "sorry, but this is all we have". I highly, highly recommend the garrison - you won't regret it!! Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Tropical Storm Andrea was an uninvited guest at our daughter's wedding but even the gloomy weather could not detract from the amazing site and fabulous food/service that exists at The Garrison. Annie did everything humanly possible to cheer the bride's spirits and make the indoor ceremony setting as breathtaking as being outside. The food was amazing, staff and service exemplary. Every need was anticipated and everyone smiled all night long. Our guests were beyond impressed, the bride and groom had the wedding they hoped for...don't look any further than The Garrison for a day all your own ;)
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Tropical Storm Andrea was an uninvited guest at our daughter's wedding but even the gloomy weather could not detract from the amazing site and fabulous food/service that exists at The Garrison. Annie did everything humanly possible to cheer the bride's spirits and make the indoor ceremony setting as breathtaking as being outside. The food was amazing, staff and service exemplary. Every need was anticipated and everyone smiled all night long. Our guests were beyond impressed, the bride and groom had the wedding they hoped for...don't look any further than The Garrison for a day all your own ;) Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The Garrison is absolutely perfect in all ways! The venue is beautiful for an outdoor service and in the event of inclement weather, there is a glass room for the service which allows the view of mountains and Hudso River to remain. The food is exceptional--not like "wedding food"--tender, delicious and hot. Even the salad made from their home-grown fresh vegetables grabbed our attention as delicious. The best of all was the wedding coordinator, Todd Smith. He is professional, warm, knowledgeable, courteous and respectful of the wishes of the bride and groom. He moved through the wedding seamlessly making sure everyone was served, that the band played what was requested, when it was requested. One guest remarked that she noticed the sun setting behind the bride and groom's table and Todd was there raising the translucent shade without being asked. All the guests raved, I cannot recommend this venue more highly. If I were a millionaire, I still couldn't have had a better wedding!
The Garrison is absolutely perfect in all ways! The venue is beautiful for an outdoor service and in the event of Read more...
The Garrison is absolutely perfect in all ways! The venue is beautiful for an outdoor service and in the event of inclement weather, there is a glass room for the service which allows the view of mountains and Hudso River to remain. The food is exceptional--not like "wedding food"--tender, delicious and hot. Even the salad made from their home-grown fresh vegetables grabbed our attention as delicious. The best of all was the wedding coordinator, Todd Smith. He is professional, warm, knowledgeable, courteous and respectful of the wishes of the bride and groom. He moved through the wedding seamlessly making sure everyone was served, that the band played what was requested, when it was requested. One guest remarked that she noticed the sun setting behind the bride and groom's table and Todd was there raising the translucent shade without being asked. All the guests raved, I cannot recommend this venue more highly. If I were a millionaire, I still couldn't have had a better wedding! Read less
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Kandice
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We have nothing but the highest praise for Todd Smith and the entire staff at the Garrison. We had a great experience right from our first meeting with Todd. He walked us through every single little detail and made planning really stress free. When we were unsure about something, he made some wonderful suggestions. He was attentive and responsive to our questions throughout the planning process. He even made sure we were staying on track with our other planning activities. He really was like our unofficial wedding planner.
I also can’t say enough about all the people on the Garrison’s preferred vendor list. We selected the Craig Scott Orchestra for our music, Floral Fantasies by Sara for our floral arrangements, and Michael Polito for our photography. All of our vendors worked seamlessly with the staff at the Garrison. It was really helpful to have an entire team that is familiar with one another. It also reflects really well on the Garrison that they can recommend such a great group of vendors.
People say that your wedding day never goes exactly according to plan, but we were so happy with the way everything turned out. The weather in April was beautiful and we were able to have our ceremony outside in front of the pergola. It’s a little difficult to make food selections without having a tasting, but all of our menu selections were excellent, from the food during cocktail hour to our entrees at dinner. We want to give a special shout out to Bridget, who took care of us all day with drinks and food. The entire staff at the Garrison functions as a well-oiled machine. They are all so professional and well organized, but also were friendly and made everything quite enjoyable. Thank you so much for making our first day as husband and wife so special.
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We have nothing but the highest praise for Todd Smith and the entire staff at the Garrison. We had a great experience right from our first meeting with Todd. He walked us through every single little detail and made planning really stress free. When we were unsure about something, he made some wonderful suggestions. He was attentive and responsive to our questions throughout the planning process. He even made sure we were staying on track with our other planning activities. He really was like our unofficial wedding planner.
I also can’t say enough about all the people on the Garrison’s preferred vendor list. We selected the Craig Scott Orchestra for our music, Floral Fantasies by Sara for our floral arrangements, and Michael Polito for our photography. All of our vendors worked seamlessly with the staff at the Garrison. It was really helpful to have an entire team that is familiar with one another. It also reflects really well on the Garrison that they can recommend such a great group of vendors.
People say that your wedding day never goes exactly according to plan, but we were so happy with the way everything turned out. The weather in April was beautiful and we were able to have our ceremony outside in front of the pergola. It’s a little difficult to make food selections without having a tasting, but all of our menu selections were excellent, from the food during cocktail hour to our entrees at dinner. We want to give a special shout out to Bridget, who took care of us all day with drinks and food. The entire staff at the Garrison functions as a well-oiled machine. They are all so professional and well organized, but also were friendly and made everything quite enjoyable. Thank you so much for making our first day as husband and wife so special. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The Garrison was the second venue we saw, and even though we saw many more after that, we knew it was the perfect place for us to get married. We love the Hudson River Valley, but neither us or our friends or family live there. I know that planning our wedding would have been much more stressful for me if we wouldn't have had Todd as our coordinator. He answered all of my (many!) emails and questions promptly, honestly and always full of enthusiasm. We were having our ceremony and reception all at The Garrison and knew our guests were going to be in one place for a very long time. Todd gave us great insight about the schedule for the day, which food was particularly yummy, how we should stagger the dance sets and the consequences of things we might want to do. The things people kept saying to me all night were "it's so beautiful here" and "all of the food is SO good". Another thing I loved about The Garrison is that they recently renovated and everything is so beautiful we didn't have to do a thing (besides add the centerpieces) to the room. They have rustic farm tables, floor to ceiling windows and a perfectly sized room that feels large enough for a crowd but intimate at the same time. Todd kept the day running perfectly and I was able to focus on having fun, feeling confident he was doing a phenomenal job, and would tell me if I needed to be anywhere. The Garrison also had a bridal coordinator who couldn't have been nicer or helpful with me and the rest of the ladies all day (we used The Garrison spa for hair and make-up which worked out great), and who also helped pack up all of the items I brought with me at the end of the night. Every vendor we spoke with while planning our wedding said The Garrison was great, the food was delicious and Todd was the best- and they couldn't have been more right.
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The Garrison was the second venue we saw, and even though we saw many more after that, we knew it was the perfect place for us to get married. We love the Hudson River Valley, but neither us or our friends or family live there. I know that planning our wedding would have been much more stressful for me if we wouldn't have had Todd as our coordinator. He answered all of my (many!) emails and questions promptly, honestly and always full of enthusiasm. We were having our ceremony and reception all at The Garrison and knew our guests were going to be in one place for a very long time. Todd gave us great insight about the schedule for the day, which food was particularly yummy, how we should stagger the dance sets and the consequences of things we might want to do. The things people kept saying to me all night were "it's so beautiful here" and "all of the food is SO good". Another thing I loved about The Garrison is that they recently renovated and everything is so beautiful we didn't have to do a thing (besides add the centerpieces) to the room. They have rustic farm tables, floor to ceiling windows and a perfectly sized room that feels large enough for a crowd but intimate at the same time. Todd kept the day running perfectly and I was able to focus on having fun, feeling confident he was doing a phenomenal job, and would tell me if I needed to be anywhere. The Garrison also had a bridal coordinator who couldn't have been nicer or helpful with me and the rest of the ladies all day (we used The Garrison spa for hair and make-up which worked out great), and who also helped pack up all of the items I brought with me at the end of the night. Every vendor we spoke with while planning our wedding said The Garrison was great, the food was delicious and Todd was the best- and they couldn't have been more right. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
The venue consists of two separate rooms- one that is ideal for the cocktail hour and the other that is perfect for the reception. Both have floor to ceiling windows with magnificent views of the Hudson River and the mountains beyond. The Bridal Suite is a is large enough for the entire wedding party to leave all of their belongings with there still being plenty of room to relax. We stayed in Room 202 on our wedding night. It was very spacious, cozy and is an ideal place to unwind after the most perfect wedding day.

Our Event Coordinator was Todd Smith. From the moment we met him, I was totally confident that our wedding would be perfect. He is the definition of organized and can put a mere vision into reality. Todd is accessible by email and telephone and will answer any little questions that you may have. I will simply say that he made the wedding planning process a joyful, fun, exciting & perfect experience. He even reminds you to breathe.

The food at The Garrison is absolutely divine. The passed hors d'oeuvres and stations were fantastic. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection and the salmon was to die for. Everyone is served simultaneously at the table so that there is no waiting and no time for food to get cold. Lastly, the chocolate covered strawberries are fantastic!

From the moment we got there, everything was perfection. The room looked AMAZING. It was perfectly executed and attention was paid to every detail. Todd and Bridget ensured that everyone was having a great time and there was enough staff available to ensure that everyone's needs were met. The Coat Check and Valets were very attentive and there were no issues. Cocktail Hour went smoothly into the Reception. The courses were served, dances were danced, drinks were drank, and the party was perfection.

Big thanks to The Garrison for making our wedding day truly the best day of our lives. Our guests had a fantastic time and have said that it was the best wedding that they have ever been to.
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The venue consists of two separate rooms- one that is ideal for the cocktail hour and the other that is perfect for the reception. Both have floor to ceiling windows with magnificent views of the Hudson River and the mountains beyond. The Bridal Suite is a is large enough for the entire wedding party to leave all of their belongings with there still being plenty of room to relax. We stayed in Room 202 on our wedding night. It was very spacious, cozy and is an ideal place to unwind after the most perfect wedding day.

Our Event Coordinator was Todd Smith. From the moment we met him, I was totally confident that our wedding would be perfect. He is the definition of organized and can put a mere vision into reality. Todd is accessible by email and telephone and will answer any little questions that you may have. I will simply say that he made the wedding planning process a joyful, fun, exciting & perfect experience. He even reminds you to breathe.

The food at The Garrison is absolutely divine. The passed hors d'oeuvres and stations were fantastic. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection and the salmon was to die for. Everyone is served simultaneously at the table so that there is no waiting and no time for food to get cold. Lastly, the chocolate covered strawberries are fantastic!

From the moment we got there, everything was perfection. The room looked AMAZING. It was perfectly executed and attention was paid to every detail. Todd and Bridget ensured that everyone was having a great time and there was enough staff available to ensure that everyone's needs were met. The Coat Check and Valets were very attentive and there were no issues. Cocktail Hour went smoothly into the Reception. The courses were served, dances were danced, drinks were drank, and the party was perfection.

Big thanks to The Garrison for making our wedding day truly the best day of our lives. Our guests had a fantastic time and have said that it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
This place is just gorgeous! The staff is friendly and attentive, the grounds are beautiful, the food it terrific. I couldn't have gotten married at a better place. It is the perfect blend of natural setting and refined elegance. I highly recommend!!
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This place is just gorgeous! The staff is friendly and attentive, the grounds are beautiful, the food it terrific. I couldn't have gotten married at a better place. It is the perfect blend of natural setting and refined elegance. I highly recommend!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our experience. Our wedding day was perfect thanks to the expert staff (who helped us every step of the way), incredible chefs, and amazing grounds. A special and heartfelt shout out to Annie, our planner and wedding tour guide, who was not only smart and organized, but also like a friend to us throughout the process. Every bride and groom should have an "Annie". If you are looking for a perfect place to get married, check out the Garrison. Once you meet the exceptional staff and view the incredible landscape, no other venue will match up.
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We absolutely loved our experience. Our wedding day was perfect thanks to the expert staff (who helped us every step of the way), incredible chefs, and amazing grounds. A special and heartfelt shout out to Annie, our planner and wedding tour guide, who was not only smart and organized, but also like a friend to us throughout the process. Every bride and groom should have an "Annie". If you are looking for a perfect place to get married, check out the Garrison. Once you meet the exceptional staff and view the incredible landscape, no other venue will match up. Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
The Garrison was the perfect venue and made the perfect wedding day for us. Annie R is God's gift to wedding planning. I would literally text her day and night, and she always responded right away. The venue is willing to work with you to customize the day of your dreams. On top of everything, on the night of the wedding Bridgett was assigned to my our side, and she was there for us the entire night. She was amazingly attentive to us and we didn't even know she'd be there! Usually people don't expect much from the main course of a wedding, but people are still raving about it to this day. I highly highly recommend visiting the Garrison and realizing how unique and beautiful it is, and only 1 hour and 10 minutes from NYC. Your guests will be blown away, I guarantee it!
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The Garrison was the perfect venue and made the perfect wedding day for us. Annie R is God's gift to wedding planning. I would literally text her day and night, and she always responded right away. The venue is willing to work with you to customize the day of your dreams. On top of everything, on the night of the wedding Bridgett was assigned to my our side, and she was there for us the entire night. She was amazingly attentive to us and we didn't even know she'd be there! Usually people don't expect much from the main course of a wedding, but people are still raving about it to this day. I highly highly recommend visiting the Garrison and realizing how unique and beautiful it is, and only 1 hour and 10 minutes from NYC. Your guests will be blown away, I guarantee it! Read less
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Tom
Wedding:
7/8/2012
5.0/5.0
The facility is magnificent with spacious cocktail and dinner/dancing rooms. The views overlooking the Hudson and sunset provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Our event coordinator (Todd) was very professional, knowledgeable, and clearly passionate about creating a perfect event. He was extremely helpful leading up to the event and orchestrated the evening masterfully. He attended to all our needs while managing to stay in the background. The food was as good as any as you will find in any upscale restaurant and the guests raved about the quality of all the food. My filet mignon was the best I have had in years. The entire staff was professional, friendly, and paid close attention the needs of the bride, groom and families. Probably the best review came from the bride at the end of the evening . . . "Dad, this was perfect!"
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The facility is magnificent with spacious cocktail and dinner/dancing rooms. The views overlooking the Hudson and sunset provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Our event coordinator (Todd) was very professional, knowledgeable, and clearly passionate about creating a perfect event. He was extremely helpful leading up to the event and orchestrated the evening masterfully. He attended to all our needs while managing to stay in the background. The food was as good as any as you will find in any upscale restaurant and the guests raved about the quality of all the food. My filet mignon was the best I have had in years. The entire staff was professional, friendly, and paid close attention the needs of the bride, groom and families. Probably the best review came from the bride at the end of the evening . . . "Dad, this was perfect!" Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Selecting The Garrison as our wedding venue was the number one best decision we made during our wedding planning process. My fiance and I were convinced that we wanted a city wedding but our minds were completely changed the moment we toured The Garrison. The space is beautiful, elegant, and understated. It is completely designed to showcase the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley. After officially booking with The Garrison, I had pretty high expectations, which I'm happy to say were all met above and beyond. We had the pleasure of working with Todd Smith and he was incredibly helpful, responsive, warm, and professional during our wedding planning process. The actual wedding day went off without a hitch, the entire staff was wonderful to us all day long. I got so many compliments on the gorgeous venue, amazing food, etc. As I said before, I had very high expectations (being a professional event planner myself) and I honestly wouldn't change one thing about The Garrison - it is perfection!
Selecting The Garrison as our wedding venue was the number one best decision we made during our wedding planning process. Read more...
Selecting The Garrison as our wedding venue was the number one best decision we made during our wedding planning process. My fiance and I were convinced that we wanted a city wedding but our minds were completely changed the moment we toured The Garrison. The space is beautiful, elegant, and understated. It is completely designed to showcase the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley. After officially booking with The Garrison, I had pretty high expectations, which I'm happy to say were all met above and beyond. We had the pleasure of working with Todd Smith and he was incredibly helpful, responsive, warm, and professional during our wedding planning process. The actual wedding day went off without a hitch, the entire staff was wonderful to us all day long. I got so many compliments on the gorgeous venue, amazing food, etc. As I said before, I had very high expectations (being a professional event planner myself) and I honestly wouldn't change one thing about The Garrison - it is perfection! Read less
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ocnyp
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
It took one step into The River Room (where the reception is held) for my wife and I to know that this was where we were going to get married. Upon meeting with the incomparable Todd Smith and being shown around the rest of the spaces, we booked it on the spot. The flow of The Garrison is ideal - our reception was held outdoors in The Ceremony Garden underneath the beautifully woven vine pergola overlooking the Hudson. After the ceremony, we were wisked off by our photographer for formal shots in the many picturesque settings on the grounds, while our guests went into The Hudson Room for the cocktail hour. The Hudson Room has huge floor-to-ceiling windows that give the feeling of still being outside overlooking the river(in the comfort of the A/C!), and that feeling is maintained throughout the room, with the gorgeous birch tree wallpaper, and many rustic tables decorating the room. The river views were still amazing as the wedding made a natural progression right into the River Room, and the party continued. But as gorgeous as the setting is, that is not the only thing that causes me to so highly recommend The Garrison. Todd Smith is amazing at what he does. So incredibly organized, attentive, and truly invested in your special day. In all the months leading up to the wedding, he was so good in answering any question we had. It was so nice to have someone that was so knowledgeable and so approachable to help us through planning something of this size. And it wasn't until the day of the wedding that we met his assistant Bridget, but she was so terrific throughout the whole day. It seemed like any time either one of us didn't know where to be or what was coming next, she was right there assisting us. She made the whole day so easy for us that we could both just really enjoy every moment of the wedding. If you've read this far, you should just book it already, but if you still need convincing, the food is second-to-none. For the last few weeks, I have heard so many rave reviews from guests about the amazing (and inventive) hors d'oeuvres and the delicious entrees. Everyone absolutely loved the food. I so highly recommend The Garrison to anyone that wants a beautiful Hudson River Valley wedding.
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It took one step into The River Room (where the reception is held) for my wife and I to know that this was where we were going to get married. Upon meeting with the incomparable Todd Smith and being shown around the rest of the spaces, we booked it on the spot. The flow of The Garrison is ideal - our reception was held outdoors in The Ceremony Garden underneath the beautifully woven vine pergola overlooking the Hudson. After the ceremony, we were wisked off by our photographer for formal shots in the many picturesque settings on the grounds, while our guests went into The Hudson Room for the cocktail hour. The Hudson Room has huge floor-to-ceiling windows that give the feeling of still being outside overlooking the river(in the comfort of the A/C!), and that feeling is maintained throughout the room, with the gorgeous birch tree wallpaper, and many rustic tables decorating the room. The river views were still amazing as the wedding made a natural progression right into the River Room, and the party continued. But as gorgeous as the setting is, that is not the only thing that causes me to so highly recommend The Garrison. Todd Smith is amazing at what he does. So incredibly organized, attentive, and truly invested in your special day. In all the months leading up to the wedding, he was so good in answering any question we had. It was so nice to have someone that was so knowledgeable and so approachable to help us through planning something of this size. And it wasn't until the day of the wedding that we met his assistant Bridget, but she was so terrific throughout the whole day. It seemed like any time either one of us didn't know where to be or what was coming next, she was right there assisting us. She made the whole day so easy for us that we could both just really enjoy every moment of the wedding. If you've read this far, you should just book it already, but if you still need convincing, the food is second-to-none. For the last few weeks, I have heard so many rave reviews from guests about the amazing (and inventive) hors d'oeuvres and the delicious entrees. Everyone absolutely loved the food. I so highly recommend The Garrison to anyone that wants a beautiful Hudson River Valley wedding. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose to have our wedding here after seeing numerous places in the tri-state area. Each one of them seemed the same, until we saw The Garrison. First, we were blown away by the beautiful grounds. Then it was on to the beautiful reception area with panoramic glass views of the Hudson River. Then when you think it can't get any better, you go on to the beautiful brand new cocktail room with views of the Hudson that would stop even the most jagged New Yorker in his tracks. The best way to describe The Garrison is the place you always wanted to have your wedding reception, but even in your head could you imagine it to be that beautiful. Everything is so perfect you could get away with little to no decorations. The food was abundant, outstanding, and kept our guests raving well after the event. Todd, the banquet sales manager, took care of every last detail. He is the best! We had no worries with him helping us. He made what seems like an overwhelming planning task a breeze. Almost all our guests told us numerous times throughout the night
that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. Some of the most hard to please guests were even overheard using the word "perfect". We couldn't have been happier with everything. It was "perfect". And that's coming from two people who read endless reviews before even setting foot into a new restaurant. We ARE those people....and The Garrison did not disappoint. Thank you Todd & The Garrison for a wonderful weekend.
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We chose to have our wedding here after seeing numerous places in the tri-state area. Each one of them seemed the same, until we saw The Garrison. First, we were blown away by the beautiful grounds. Then it was on to the beautiful reception area with panoramic glass views of the Hudson River. Then when you think it can't get any better, you go on to the beautiful brand new cocktail room with views of the Hudson that would stop even the most jagged New Yorker in his tracks. The best way to describe The Garrison is the place you always wanted to have your wedding reception, but even in your head could you imagine it to be that beautiful. Everything is so perfect you could get away with little to no decorations. The food was abundant, outstanding, and kept our guests raving well after the event. Todd, the banquet sales manager, took care of every last detail. He is the best! We had no worries with him helping us. He made what seems like an overwhelming planning task a breeze. Almost all our guests told us numerous times throughout the night
that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. Some of the most hard to please guests were even overheard using the word "perfect". We couldn't have been happier with everything. It was "perfect". And that's coming from two people who read endless reviews before even setting foot into a new restaurant. We ARE those people....and The Garrison did not disappoint. Thank you Todd & The Garrison for a wonderful weekend. Read less
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Marci53
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm sure every bride has a gut feeling about what place would most suit her and her guests needs on her wedding day. I have to say--I knew from the start that this venue would work for our families.

Even without the renovations, the location was just right. Beyond that, the alterations they made only enhanced the property.

I worked with Annie who is beyond amazing. She is responsive and thoughtful and a true pleasure to work with.

Our wedding was on one of the hottest days of the summer and the staff was incredibly accommodating. I also worked with Michael for our rehearsal dinner and he made the process easy and fun.

I can't say enough about this venue: the staff, the food, the location. It was a truly wonderful experience. Book it!
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I'm sure every bride has a gut feeling about what place would most suit her and her guests needs on her wedding day. I have to say--I knew from the start that this venue would work for our families.

Even without the renovations, the location was just right. Beyond that, the alterations they made only enhanced the property.

I worked with Annie who is beyond amazing. She is responsive and thoughtful and a true pleasure to work with.

Our wedding was on one of the hottest days of the summer and the staff was incredibly accommodating. I also worked with Michael for our rehearsal dinner and he made the process easy and fun.

I can't say enough about this venue: the staff, the food, the location. It was a truly wonderful experience. Book it! Read less
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Bruce
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
The Banquet Manager, Todd Smith, handled the ceremony and reception for my daughters wedding. He and the staff did an awsome job. The food was great, their service and quality was unsurpassed at any wedding either my wife or I have attended. Everyone at our event said that this was the best wedding they had ever attended. The professional and courteous staff was truely responsive to the needs of all our guests.
We will recommend them to everyone we know.
The Banquet Manager, Todd Smith, handled the ceremony and reception for my daughters wedding. He and the staff did an Read more...
The Banquet Manager, Todd Smith, handled the ceremony and reception for my daughters wedding. He and the staff did an awsome job. The food was great, their service and quality was unsurpassed at any wedding either my wife or I have attended. Everyone at our event said that this was the best wedding they had ever attended. The professional and courteous staff was truely responsive to the needs of all our guests.
We will recommend them to everyone we know. Read less
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katieb723
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Garrison. We worked with Todd and he was such an enormous help in planning the day. He was incredibly responsive and inventive with some of our more trying requests. The day went absolutely perfectly and The Garrison was the beautiful backdrop with delicious food and outstanding service.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Garrison. We worked with Todd and he was such an enormous help in planning Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Garrison. We worked with Todd and he was such an enormous help in planning the day. He was incredibly responsive and inventive with some of our more trying requests. The day went absolutely perfectly and The Garrison was the beautiful backdrop with delicious food and outstanding service. Read less
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Rachael & Mike
Wedding:
6/18/2010
5.0/5.0
From the moment we walked into the Garrison and met Todd we knew we were in the right place. He gave us everything we needed for a wonderfully seamless wedding day, including relaxation! All of the vendors he suggested were absolutely wonderful, and he knew they were b/c he only recommends the best! Todd was there with us every step of the way, thinking of things that we never would have that were the perfect finishing touches.

Staying at the Garrison the night before with my bridesmaids and getting our mani/pedi and a lovely massage was the best thing ever, how many venues can offer that?!?! The staff did a wonderful job on all of our hair and makeup, we looked like models!

Todd was there bright and early with his staff ready to get everything ready. Although I must say, mostly everything was already done because he had me plan ahead! It was the most stress free day, and it was my wedding day! Throughout the wedding the entire staff was amazing, to the point that I wanted to tip every single person there. All of our guests raved about the food, service and vendors Todd had recommended us. All in all, Todd made it possible for us to have the best day of our lives to be even better than we could have imagined, and now I've got the pictures to prove it.

author's note: I am an extremely detail oriented, organized and anal person by nature, and I couldn't say more about Todd and his abilities. It's rare you find someone in a profession that loves they're work, and it shows with Todd!
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From the moment we walked into the Garrison and met Todd we knew we were in the right place. He gave us everything we needed for a wonderfully seamless wedding day, including relaxation! All of the vendors he suggested were absolutely wonderful, and he knew they were b/c he only recommends the best! Todd was there with us every step of the way, thinking of things that we never would have that were the perfect finishing touches.

Staying at the Garrison the night before with my bridesmaids and getting our mani/pedi and a lovely massage was the best thing ever, how many venues can offer that?!?! The staff did a wonderful job on all of our hair and makeup, we looked like models!

Todd was there bright and early with his staff ready to get everything ready. Although I must say, mostly everything was already done because he had me plan ahead! It was the most stress free day, and it was my wedding day! Throughout the wedding the entire staff was amazing, to the point that I wanted to tip every single person there. All of our guests raved about the food, service and vendors Todd had recommended us. All in all, Todd made it possible for us to have the best day of our lives to be even better than we could have imagined, and now I've got the pictures to prove it.

author's note: I am an extremely detail oriented, organized and anal person by nature, and I couldn't say more about Todd and his abilities. It's rare you find someone in a profession that loves they're work, and it shows with Todd! Read less
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JFM422
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at The Garrison in June 2010. From the first time I saw the location, I knew that I wanted to have my wedding there. Even though I took some time, and looked at other locations, I always came back to The Garrison. I'm so happy that I did. From the first time I met with our wedding coordinator, Todd Smith, I knew that I made the right decision. Todd was so helpful: from assistance with vendor referrals, to knowing what we needed to do and think about throughout the time leading up to the wedding, and just for being there and helping to calm my nerves, I'm forever grateful. And not just Todd, but all the staff at The Garrison was knowledgable and helpful whenever needed.

Overall, my wedding was AMAZING, and I know that the location was a huge reason. A lot of people have told me that this wedding was the best they've ever attended, because of the beautiful location, delicious, fresh food, classy (yet not stuffy) atmosphere, and all the wonderful staff.

The Garrison also has a wonderful restaurant that I ate in prior to firmly deciding to have my wedding there. The same detail and effort that they put into their weddings, they put into their restaurant. The food is delicious, the decor is simple yet very elegant, and the service is impecable.

The Garrison has four hotel rooms, one of which, if you have your wedding there, is complimentary. The rooms are very clean, comfortable, and all have modern appliances and decorations.

I wholy recommend The Garrison! If you're having a wedding, other function, golf weekend with friends, or just a romantic evening, this is the place to go! My husband and I are already planning on going back for a romantic evening for our anniversary (or maybe we won't be able to wait that long, and will go sooner).
I had my wedding at The Garrison in June 2010. From the first time I saw the location, I knew that I wanted to have my Read more...
I had my wedding at The Garrison in June 2010. From the first time I saw the location, I knew that I wanted to have my wedding there. Even though I took some time, and looked at other locations, I always came back to The Garrison. I'm so happy that I did. From the first time I met with our wedding coordinator, Todd Smith, I knew that I made the right decision. Todd was so helpful: from assistance with vendor referrals, to knowing what we needed to do and think about throughout the time leading up to the wedding, and just for being there and helping to calm my nerves, I'm forever grateful. And not just Todd, but all the staff at The Garrison was knowledgable and helpful whenever needed.

Overall, my wedding was AMAZING, and I know that the location was a huge reason. A lot of people have told me that this wedding was the best they've ever attended, because of the beautiful location, delicious, fresh food, classy (yet not stuffy) atmosphere, and all the wonderful staff.

The Garrison also has a wonderful restaurant that I ate in prior to firmly deciding to have my wedding there. The same detail and effort that they put into their weddings, they put into their restaurant. The food is delicious, the decor is simple yet very elegant, and the service is impecable.

The Garrison has four hotel rooms, one of which, if you have your wedding there, is complimentary. The rooms are very clean, comfortable, and all have modern appliances and decorations.

I wholy recommend The Garrison! If you're having a wedding, other function, golf weekend with friends, or just a romantic evening, this is the place to go! My husband and I are already planning on going back for a romantic evening for our anniversary (or maybe we won't be able to wait that long, and will go sooner). Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.9/5.0
Perfect! And I do mean perfect. Being the mother of the bride I wanted this day to be the very best for my daughter and because we chose The Garrison it was. Annie, the event coordinator was extraordinary. Her whole goal was to make us happy and she far exceeded that goal. She kept everything on point, she was responsive, she never had a problem with anything we wanted and she was fun! The waitstaff was incredible. They were on spot and attentive and best yet they did all of that in a genuinely friendly manner. We never felt like we were annoying them or they couldn't wait for us to go home. They looked like they were genuinely happy for us! The bartenders were very responsive and also were friendly. They too seemed to be having a good time. I really didn't realize how important a friendly staff was until I experienced it. And the best was I got great feedback from our guest about the food, the venue and the staff. Thank you guys, from the bottom of my heart!
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Perfect! And I do mean perfect. Being the mother of the bride I wanted this day to be the very best for my daughter and because we chose The Garrison it was. Annie, the event coordinator was extraordinary. Her whole goal was to make us happy and she far exceeded that goal. She kept everything on point, she was responsive, she never had a problem with anything we wanted and she was fun! The waitstaff was incredible. They were on spot and attentive and best yet they did all of that in a genuinely friendly manner. We never felt like we were annoying them or they couldn't wait for us to go home. They looked like they were genuinely happy for us! The bartenders were very responsive and also were friendly. They too seemed to be having a good time. I really didn't realize how important a friendly staff was until I experienced it. And the best was I got great feedback from our guest about the food, the venue and the staff. Thank you guys, from the bottom of my heart! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.9/5.0
I'm late in writing this review, but I cannot stop thinking about how amazing our wedding at The Garrison was. From planning to execution, Todd and his staff did a fantastic job bringing our vision to life. The food was delicious; we continue to receive compliments on it and The Garrison's wonderful service. We had a beautiful day with a spectacular sunset, which only added to the simple beauty of The Garrison. Thank you Todd and everyone who worked with us for making our day truly special!!
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I'm late in writing this review, but I cannot stop thinking about how amazing our wedding at The Garrison was. From planning to execution, Todd and his staff did a fantastic job bringing our vision to life. The food was delicious; we continue to receive compliments on it and The Garrison's wonderful service. We had a beautiful day with a spectacular sunset, which only added to the simple beauty of The Garrison. Thank you Todd and everyone who worked with us for making our day truly special!! Read less
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Faith
Wedding:
8/24/2012
4.9/5.0
I am so happy that we chose the Garrison for our wedding! The setting is absolutely beautiful and the quality of the food, the beauty of the venue & the professionalism of the staff in my opinion makes the Garrison the best possible wedding venue! We worked with Annie Rozycki as our wedding coordinator and Maitre'd and she was awesome! Through out the entire wedding planning process she was always very responsive to our questions & requests. On the wedding day, Annie took over and we were able to relax and not worry about anything and everything went off without a hitch. All of our guests absolutely raved about the wedding and just how smoothly the evening went, the staff was so attentive, everything was served when it should be, the food was amazing and of course the setting is just so amazing and unique. We were lucky to have a beautiful day so that was just the icing on the cake! Annie & Bridget (the bridal attendant) were so attentive. As I was waiting to walk down the aisle (maybe 30 seconds away) I got really thirsty and Bridget run fast as she could inside and back out with a glass of water and I was so grateful for that otherwise I would have spent the entire ceremony with a dry mouth! That just shows their enthusiasm for taking care of whatever your needs are on that day to make it the best it can be. We were unsure of where there would be enough food since we got the friday night package but turns out the hors d'oeuvres and 1 station was plenty of food. They were consistently bringing them out & they are hearty portions. Some weddings have every station imaginable and that just wasnt the weddding we wanted (quality over quantity) but the mix of the hors d'oeuvres we choose and the station really was plenty and they were delicious. Not to mention the main meal was amazing as well. And the cake - we had numerous guests have more than 1 piece! We are so happy with the Garrison and our wedding and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone!
I am so happy that we chose the Garrison for our wedding! The setting is absolutely beautiful and the quality of the food, Read more...
I am so happy that we chose the Garrison for our wedding! The setting is absolutely beautiful and the quality of the food, the beauty of the venue & the professionalism of the staff in my opinion makes the Garrison the best possible wedding venue! We worked with Annie Rozycki as our wedding coordinator and Maitre'd and she was awesome! Through out the entire wedding planning process she was always very responsive to our questions & requests. On the wedding day, Annie took over and we were able to relax and not worry about anything and everything went off without a hitch. All of our guests absolutely raved about the wedding and just how smoothly the evening went, the staff was so attentive, everything was served when it should be, the food was amazing and of course the setting is just so amazing and unique. We were lucky to have a beautiful day so that was just the icing on the cake! Annie & Bridget (the bridal attendant) were so attentive. As I was waiting to walk down the aisle (maybe 30 seconds away) I got really thirsty and Bridget run fast as she could inside and back out with a glass of water and I was so grateful for that otherwise I would have spent the entire ceremony with a dry mouth! That just shows their enthusiasm for taking care of whatever your needs are on that day to make it the best it can be. We were unsure of where there would be enough food since we got the friday night package but turns out the hors d'oeuvres and 1 station was plenty of food. They were consistently bringing them out & they are hearty portions. Some weddings have every station imaginable and that just wasnt the weddding we wanted (quality over quantity) but the mix of the hors d'oeuvres we choose and the station really was plenty and they were delicious. Not to mention the main meal was amazing as well. And the cake - we had numerous guests have more than 1 piece! We are so happy with the Garrison and our wedding and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
We are so happy with our decision to have our ceremony and reception at The Garrison. The scenery is gorgeous and there are so many spots to take some breathtaking photos. I received so many compliments on the food--especially during the cocktail hour. I still dream about it...yum! By far the best part about The Garrison is Todd, our wedding consultant. He was so responsive to our unique requests and truly took the time to make sure that we were happy. I may be biased, but The Garrison may very well be the best wedding venue in the Hudson Valley :)
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We are so happy with our decision to have our ceremony and reception at The Garrison. The scenery is gorgeous and there are so many spots to take some breathtaking photos. I received so many compliments on the food--especially during the cocktail hour. I still dream about it...yum! By far the best part about The Garrison is Todd, our wedding consultant. He was so responsive to our unique requests and truly took the time to make sure that we were happy. I may be biased, but The Garrison may very well be the best wedding venue in the Hudson Valley :) Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.9/5.0
My wedding at the Garrison exceeded all my expectations. Aside from having a perfect weather day, the staff was very professional, flexible ( we were able to make alterations to the menu and request my husband's favorite beer to be served at the reception) and responsive (I worked with Annie who always responded to me within hours on all my questions up to the day of the wedding). The property was immaculate and the recent upgrades they made to the cocktail hour room and ballroom made it worth every penny. All of my guests raved about the beautiful unique river view and many people who looked at my pictures thought we were in Napa. I would not have changed a thing! Thank you Annie and staff for an amazing day! We did not use the venue for the ceremony or spa serices only the reception.
My wedding at the Garrison exceeded all my expectations. Aside from having a perfect weather day, the staff was very Read more...
My wedding at the Garrison exceeded all my expectations. Aside from having a perfect weather day, the staff was very professional, flexible ( we were able to make alterations to the menu and request my husband's favorite beer to be served at the reception) and responsive (I worked with Annie who always responded to me within hours on all my questions up to the day of the wedding). The property was immaculate and the recent upgrades they made to the cocktail hour room and ballroom made it worth every penny. All of my guests raved about the beautiful unique river view and many people who looked at my pictures thought we were in Napa. I would not have changed a thing! Thank you Annie and staff for an amazing day! We did not use the venue for the ceremony or spa serices only the reception. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/6/2013
4.8/5.0
I can’t say enough good things about both The Garrison and our wedding coordinator, Todd Smith. We were engaged for almost 2 years, so I had plenty of email exchanges leading up to our wedding weekend. In each exchange Todd was patient and answered my questions. His responses were timely.

We hosted a ceremony rehearsal at the Garrison the day before our wedding. Todd walked our bridal party though what was expected of them in a quick, no-nonsense matter that I appreciated.

On the wedding day I got ready in the garrison bridal suite. It was rainy on the morning of our wedding and therefore I was a bundle of nerves. Todd, my florist Steven Bruce and I were to make a decision by 2pm on an inside or outside ceremony. The rain had mostly subsided but Todd said it was too wet outside. Although that was frustrating I appreciated someone making the call and generally agreed though I’m not sure I wanted to admit it. We had an indoor, standing ceremony (we had planned on it being short so that worked fine) and people raved about it.

The reception was fantastic. Todd and his staff did a great job of keeping everything organized and on time. They let me enjoy the day and didn’t ask too much of us regarding scheduling, etc. As anyone who has visited the Garrsion knows, the space is fantastic and beautiful.
I can’t say enough good things about both The Garrison and our wedding coordinator, Todd Smith. We were engaged for almost Read more...
I can’t say enough good things about both The Garrison and our wedding coordinator, Todd Smith. We were engaged for almost 2 years, so I had plenty of email exchanges leading up to our wedding weekend. In each exchange Todd was patient and answered my questions. His responses were timely.

We hosted a ceremony rehearsal at the Garrison the day before our wedding. Todd walked our bridal party though what was expected of them in a quick, no-nonsense matter that I appreciated.

On the wedding day I got ready in the garrison bridal suite. It was rainy on the morning of our wedding and therefore I was a bundle of nerves. Todd, my florist Steven Bruce and I were to make a decision by 2pm on an inside or outside ceremony. The rain had mostly subsided but Todd said it was too wet outside. Although that was frustrating I appreciated someone making the call and generally agreed though I’m not sure I wanted to admit it. We had an indoor, standing ceremony (we had planned on it being short so that worked fine) and people raved about it.

The reception was fantastic. Todd and his staff did a great job of keeping everything organized and on time. They let me enjoy the day and didn’t ask too much of us regarding scheduling, etc. As anyone who has visited the Garrsion knows, the space is fantastic and beautiful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We had an INCREDIBLE wedding at The Garrison. The location is absolutely breathtaking - I couldn't get enough of it. We worked with Annie, who was very easy to work with, supportive, and accommodating. The wedding day went so smoothly, and everyone couldn't stop commenting on how gorgeous the views of the Hudson were. The hors d' oeuvres were awesome. The main courses were better than most wedding food, but not spectacular.

I can't recommend The Garrison enough. It's truly special.
We had an INCREDIBLE wedding at The Garrison. The location is absolutely breathtaking - I couldn't get enough of it. We Read more...
We had an INCREDIBLE wedding at The Garrison. The location is absolutely breathtaking - I couldn't get enough of it. We worked with Annie, who was very easy to work with, supportive, and accommodating. The wedding day went so smoothly, and everyone couldn't stop commenting on how gorgeous the views of the Hudson were. The hors d' oeuvres were awesome. The main courses were better than most wedding food, but not spectacular.

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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.8/5.0
The Garrison is an absolutely beautiful place to get married. Our outdoor ceremony was stunning, and the beautiful backdrop of mountains and the Hudson River are what totally sold us on the venue. The ceremony plan B in case of rain is indoors, but still with a beautiful, wide-open view. I don't think this venue is ever not beautiful. The staff at the Garrison are top-notch and Todd was so great to work with. It has been a week since our wedding and we have been getting non-stop positive feedback about EVERYTHING at this place...from the amazing (FRESH!) food to the beautiful, country-rustic-chic decor to the unbelievable panoramic sunset views. The filet mignon was out of this world amazing - this food is not just great "wedding food," it's great food period. The hors d'ouevres and cocktail hour stations were a huge hit with our guests and people cannot stop talking about the creative presentations and variety. For those of you who love outdoor photographs, there are SO many beautiful locations on the golf course grounds here to take unbelievable photos. I can't say enough wonderful things about The Garrison. We had the wedding of our dreams and if I had to do over again I wouldn't change a thing.
The Garrison is an absolutely beautiful place to get married. Our outdoor ceremony was stunning, and the beautiful Read more...
The Garrison is an absolutely beautiful place to get married. Our outdoor ceremony was stunning, and the beautiful backdrop of mountains and the Hudson River are what totally sold us on the venue. The ceremony plan B in case of rain is indoors, but still with a beautiful, wide-open view. I don't think this venue is ever not beautiful. The staff at the Garrison are top-notch and Todd was so great to work with. It has been a week since our wedding and we have been getting non-stop positive feedback about EVERYTHING at this place...from the amazing (FRESH!) food to the beautiful, country-rustic-chic decor to the unbelievable panoramic sunset views. The filet mignon was out of this world amazing - this food is not just great "wedding food," it's great food period. The hors d'ouevres and cocktail hour stations were a huge hit with our guests and people cannot stop talking about the creative presentations and variety. For those of you who love outdoor photographs, there are SO many beautiful locations on the golf course grounds here to take unbelievable photos. I can't say enough wonderful things about The Garrison. We had the wedding of our dreams and if I had to do over again I wouldn't change a thing. Read less
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Ctopher
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.8/5.0
When we first decided on the Garrison, we did so because we thought the venue was stunning, the food amazing, and the price quite reasonable. However, the staff at the time we signed the contract was not very impressive. 6 months later the Garrison completely replaced the events staff, and the new staff is AMAZING! Todd was assigned to our wedding and we couldn't have been happier. He is really superb and is the reason our day went so flawlessly. He was committed to making sure everything ran smoothly and it did. The Garrison grows much of their own produce, and the food quality is very high (their on site restaurant is highly rated on Zagat). As a result, the dinner was delicious, the cake (from the Pastry Garden) was amazing (well worth the extra $100) and the servers were all very professional. The only complaint I could have is that as it was super, unseasonably hot (95+ degrees on June 7th), the ACs just weren't up to the task. That said, Todd made all sorts of last minute changes to ensure that our guests were as comfortable as possible (such as allowing them into the reception room while they waited for the outdoor ceremony to start).

we used the hotel rooms and bridal suite - the rooms were so pretty and the bridal suite was great for getting ready in. Todd helped arrange a lunch for the wedding party to be set up in the entrance way to the rooms, which was very conveniet. We had brunch there the next day as well, and they were of course accomodating - allowing us to use the very pretty restaurant room for that.

I would highly recomment the Garrison for anyone who wants a beautiful venue, great food and a very professional staff. (our wedding was June 2008)
When we first decided on the Garrison, we did so because we thought the venue was stunning, the food amazing, and the Read more...
When we first decided on the Garrison, we did so because we thought the venue was stunning, the food amazing, and the price quite reasonable. However, the staff at the time we signed the contract was not very impressive. 6 months later the Garrison completely replaced the events staff, and the new staff is AMAZING! Todd was assigned to our wedding and we couldn't have been happier. He is really superb and is the reason our day went so flawlessly. He was committed to making sure everything ran smoothly and it did. The Garrison grows much of their own produce, and the food quality is very high (their on site restaurant is highly rated on Zagat). As a result, the dinner was delicious, the cake (from the Pastry Garden) was amazing (well worth the extra $100) and the servers were all very professional. The only complaint I could have is that as it was super, unseasonably hot (95+ degrees on June 7th), the ACs just weren't up to the task. That said, Todd made all sorts of last minute changes to ensure that our guests were as comfortable as possible (such as allowing them into the reception room while they waited for the outdoor ceremony to start).

we used the hotel rooms and bridal suite - the rooms were so pretty and the bridal suite was great for getting ready in. Todd helped arrange a lunch for the wedding party to be set up in the entrance way to the rooms, which was very conveniet. We had brunch there the next day as well, and they were of course accomodating - allowing us to use the very pretty restaurant room for that.

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magda1104
Wedding:
6/9/2007
4.8/5.0
The staff at the Garrison were great!
The staff at the Garrison were great!
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Jessen
Wedding:
12/7/2013
4.7/5.0
The Garrison hosted our wedding ceremony and reception in December 2013 and many of our guests have described it as "the best wedding ever". We were thrilled with everything from our breathtaking sunset ceremony in the Hudson room to the delicious, fresh food and wonderful, smiling service. The venue and staff were just wonderful. We are forever grateful to Annie R for the role she played in helping us plan and execute our flawless event. She consistently offered a friendly, knowledgeable and professional response to all our inquiries. Our event would not have been the same without her contribution. We highly recommend this venue for any special event. We traveled to the Garrison many times before our wedding and also had the pleasure of dining at their amazing restaurant and staying in the beautiful inn rooms. In our opinion, this is, by far, the best venue in the Hudson Valley!
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The Garrison hosted our wedding ceremony and reception in December 2013 and many of our guests have described it as "the best wedding ever". We were thrilled with everything from our breathtaking sunset ceremony in the Hudson room to the delicious, fresh food and wonderful, smiling service. The venue and staff were just wonderful. We are forever grateful to Annie R for the role she played in helping us plan and execute our flawless event. She consistently offered a friendly, knowledgeable and professional response to all our inquiries. Our event would not have been the same without her contribution. We highly recommend this venue for any special event. We traveled to the Garrison many times before our wedding and also had the pleasure of dining at their amazing restaurant and staying in the beautiful inn rooms. In our opinion, this is, by far, the best venue in the Hudson Valley! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
10/16/2011
4.7/5.0
The Garrison was wonderful! This place is stunning and if you haven't seen pictures of this place you need to even though they don't do the place justice. I found them on line and loved the way it looked and as soon as I saw it is person, I was sold! Everyone at my wedding kept telling me how wonderful and beautiful it was. The food was great and the service excellent. They really know what they are doing there and everything ran perfectly.
The Garrison was wonderful! This place is stunning and if you haven't seen pictures of this place you need to even though Read more...
The Garrison was wonderful! This place is stunning and if you haven't seen pictures of this place you need to even though they don't do the place justice. I found them on line and loved the way it looked and as soon as I saw it is person, I was sold! Everyone at my wedding kept telling me how wonderful and beautiful it was. The food was great and the service excellent. They really know what they are doing there and everything ran perfectly. Read less
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Hudsonvalleybride
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.7/5.0
On the whole, I was very happy with our experience at the Garrison. Here are my detailed thoughts on the venue, which we used for both our ceremony and reception.

Planning Process: The planning process went well and I found them to be very responsive to my e-mails and questions in the year prior to the wedding. We had a bit of drama as we were working with another wedding coordinator (Jennifer O'Toole) who abruptly quit 2 weeks before my wedding!!! She had been great up until that point, but Todd had to take over last minute. He did a good job considering that he hadn't been working with us through the whole process. Todd was somewhat rigid and not nearly as warm as Jennifer, but he absolutely knows what he is doing.

Setting: The setting is pretty spectacular and especially if you're considering a daytime wedding, it would be even more spectacular. We did our wedding as the sun set and then the reception occurred once it was dark. All of our guests commented on what a beautiful spot it was. It's slightly annoying that the parking lot fills up with golfers, but it's not a big problem. We did our ceremony in their outdoor garden. It was quite nice, but a little crowded. The rain plan was not ideal and I'm really glad it didn't rain! Our biggest problem was that the tent they have for the cocktail hour didn't have heating and so our guests went ahead into the main reception room during cocktail hour. That might be a problem in the summer if it's really hot since there's no AC out there.

Numbers and Size: They say they can host 240 people for a seated dinner reception. Absolutely not. We had exactly 200 people and I thought it was too crowded. The dance floor was definitely too small for our group. I think it would be an ideal venue for a group between 150-180. The other problem is a serious lack of waiting and preparation spaces. The bridal suite upstairs is absurdly small and there was no where to do a ketubah signing. We ended up doing it in a hallway, which was not great. There also wasn't really a good area for guests to gather while they were waiting for things to get started. And it would be tough to have kids at a wedding there since there is no where for them to go.

Food: The food was excellent. Hands down delicious food. Our guests were thrilled. My advice however, is to be a strong advocate with them on the food. We went to their hors d'ourvers tasting (a big group thing they do in April and August) and were not at all satisfied with the quality. We pushed them, and they ended up creating new (and delicious!) hors d'ourvers for us. Same thing with the dinner menu. We ended up making substitutions and got much better food than the original menu. I also found it weird that they didn't do an entree tasting. However once we requested one, they eventually agreed to it, but only at substantial cost. Oh, and they include a wedding cake in the package. I didn't want their cake, but was able to get the bakery to send an assortment of desserts instead.
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On the whole, I was very happy with our experience at the Garrison. Here are my detailed thoughts on the venue, which we used for both our ceremony and reception.

Planning Process: The planning process went well and I found them to be very responsive to my e-mails and questions in the year prior to the wedding. We had a bit of drama as we were working with another wedding coordinator (Jennifer O'Toole) who abruptly quit 2 weeks before my wedding!!! She had been great up until that point, but Todd had to take over last minute. He did a good job considering that he hadn't been working with us through the whole process. Todd was somewhat rigid and not nearly as warm as Jennifer, but he absolutely knows what he is doing.

Setting: The setting is pretty spectacular and especially if you're considering a daytime wedding, it would be even more spectacular. We did our wedding as the sun set and then the reception occurred once it was dark. All of our guests commented on what a beautiful spot it was. It's slightly annoying that the parking lot fills up with golfers, but it's not a big problem. We did our ceremony in their outdoor garden. It was quite nice, but a little crowded. The rain plan was not ideal and I'm really glad it didn't rain! Our biggest problem was that the tent they have for the cocktail hour didn't have heating and so our guests went ahead into the main reception room during cocktail hour. That might be a problem in the summer if it's really hot since there's no AC out there.

Numbers and Size: They say they can host 240 people for a seated dinner reception. Absolutely not. We had exactly 200 people and I thought it was too crowded. The dance floor was definitely too small for our group. I think it would be an ideal venue for a group between 150-180. The other problem is a serious lack of waiting and preparation spaces. The bridal suite upstairs is absurdly small and there was no where to do a ketubah signing. We ended up doing it in a hallway, which was not great. There also wasn't really a good area for guests to gather while they were waiting for things to get started. And it would be tough to have kids at a wedding there since there is no where for them to go.

Food: The food was excellent. Hands down delicious food. Our guests were thrilled. My advice however, is to be a strong advocate with them on the food. We went to their hors d'ourvers tasting (a big group thing they do in April and August) and were not at all satisfied with the quality. We pushed them, and they ended up creating new (and delicious!) hors d'ourvers for us. Same thing with the dinner menu. We ended up making substitutions and got much better food than the original menu. I also found it weird that they didn't do an entree tasting. However once we requested one, they eventually agreed to it, but only at substantial cost. Oh, and they include a wedding cake in the package. I didn't want their cake, but was able to get the bakery to send an assortment of desserts instead. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
6/1/2008
4.7/5.0
We held our daughter's wedding at The Garrison on a glorious Sunday afternoon. It was spectacular. We have received glowing compliments from all our guests. The food was wonderful, the staff professional and attentive, the wine flowing and the location beyond breathtaking. We wouldn't change a moment.
I worked with Jennifer. For months she and I discussed every tiny detail of this day. Jennifer was there for us every minute of the day, even before the day....as we checked into the inn the day before. She made us feel that she genuinely cared about us, that our day was as special to her as it was to us. She promised to help make the day perfect, and she delivered completely. Our daughter is a vegan and had many dietery concerns. We met with the chef, Brandon who took the time to create an entree and cocktail hour food that our daughter, as well as our guests would enjoy. They even had a special pitcher of soy milk for her coffee! The food at The Garrison is a cut well above standard catering hall food. It is prepared by the same talented team that prepares the food for the Valley restaurant. Their committment to fresh, local ingredients is apparent in everything they do. The food was praised from table to table. Our immediate family stayed at the Inn the evening before the wedding. The rooms are tranquil and lovely. Even the bride slept well on the night before her wedding! We enjoyed a beautifully presented breakfast (which is
included) on the terrace on the morning of the wedding. We began a hectic day in peace, overlooking the magnicient mountains surrounded by beautiful grounds.
I have read the previous posts regarding events at this venue. I can not speak to other situations at prior events. If there were problems here before, trust me.....they have been completely and totally eliminated. I will tell you that anyone who is reluctant to have their wedding at The Garrison based on those reviews, is cheating themselves out of a very special experience.
We will be forever grateful to everyone at The Garrison for the memories they created for us. It was perfect!!! Very happy mother of the bride....

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We held our daughter's wedding at The Garrison on a glorious Sunday afternoon. It was spectacular. We have received Read more...
We held our daughter's wedding at The Garrison on a glorious Sunday afternoon. It was spectacular. We have received glowing compliments from all our guests. The food was wonderful, the staff professional and attentive, the wine flowing and the location beyond breathtaking. We wouldn't change a moment.
I worked with Jennifer. For months she and I discussed every tiny detail of this day. Jennifer was there for us every minute of the day, even before the day....as we checked into the inn the day before. She made us feel that she genuinely cared about us, that our day was as special to her as it was to us. She promised to help make the day perfect, and she delivered completely. Our daughter is a vegan and had many dietery concerns. We met with the chef, Brandon who took the time to create an entree and cocktail hour food that our daughter, as well as our guests would enjoy. They even had a special pitcher of soy milk for her coffee! The food at The Garrison is a cut well above standard catering hall food. It is prepared by the same talented team that prepares the food for the Valley restaurant. Their committment to fresh, local ingredients is apparent in everything they do. The food was praised from table to table. Our immediate family stayed at the Inn the evening before the wedding. The rooms are tranquil and lovely. Even the bride slept well on the night before her wedding! We enjoyed a beautifully presented breakfast (which is
included) on the terrace on the morning of the wedding. We began a hectic day in peace, overlooking the magnicient mountains surrounded by beautiful grounds.
I have read the previous posts regarding events at this venue. I can not speak to other situations at prior events. If there were problems here before, trust me.....they have been completely and totally eliminated. I will tell you that anyone who is reluctant to have their wedding at The Garrison based on those reviews, is cheating themselves out of a very special experience.
We will be forever grateful to everyone at The Garrison for the memories they created for us. It was perfect!!! Very happy mother of the bride....

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Yuliana
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.6/5.0
I found The Garrison by googling "top places to get married in the Hudson Valley" and it did not disappoint. The entire building is very well maintained and clean. The bathrooms are super nice, which is nice is you have people dressed up in their fancy clothes! The location and view were worth the price tag. Guests LOVED taking photos of the view and it was a great to have them enjoy it before the ceremony and during the reception. People RAVED about it and said it was one of the most picturesque weddings ever.

The food is VERY good and we were pleasantly surprised as wedding food is usually OK - everything was amazing. We got the BBQ app station and it was a huge hit. People still talk about how good the mac and cheese was. The passed hour'derves were amazing. We got steak and salmon for the entrees and were really happy with both.

The staff was phenomenal and very professional. Annie, our day-of coordinator, was amazing from start to finish. She was very helpful, knowledgeable, and understanding of our priorities and made all the planning much less stressful.

We also had our rehearsal dinner here the night before and had a great experience. The staff kept the buffet running for a LONG time, constantly refreshing platters. The food was AMAZING. Best buffet event I had ever been too. I practically had to be rolled out of my own rehearsal dinner from eating too much.

Took a star off of value, only because it is not a cheap venue, but you do get a lot for your money. You get a lot of food, you get a day of coordinator that takes care of EVERYTHING, you get your cake, and if you have a Saturday wedding, you get the 4 hotel/inn rooms upstairs to to use for yourself and your family/bridal party.

I ook a star off of flexibility as the venue has a few things they would not accommodate (not many!). Not a big deal. It's a country club so it's just how it goes.
I found The Garrison by googling "top places to get married in the Hudson Valley" and it did not disappoint. The entire Read more...
I found The Garrison by googling "top places to get married in the Hudson Valley" and it did not disappoint. The entire building is very well maintained and clean. The bathrooms are super nice, which is nice is you have people dressed up in their fancy clothes! The location and view were worth the price tag. Guests LOVED taking photos of the view and it was a great to have them enjoy it before the ceremony and during the reception. People RAVED about it and said it was one of the most picturesque weddings ever.

The food is VERY good and we were pleasantly surprised as wedding food is usually OK - everything was amazing. We got the BBQ app station and it was a huge hit. People still talk about how good the mac and cheese was. The passed hour'derves were amazing. We got steak and salmon for the entrees and were really happy with both.

The staff was phenomenal and very professional. Annie, our day-of coordinator, was amazing from start to finish. She was very helpful, knowledgeable, and understanding of our priorities and made all the planning much less stressful.

We also had our rehearsal dinner here the night before and had a great experience. The staff kept the buffet running for a LONG time, constantly refreshing platters. The food was AMAZING. Best buffet event I had ever been too. I practically had to be rolled out of my own rehearsal dinner from eating too much.

Took a star off of value, only because it is not a cheap venue, but you do get a lot for your money. You get a lot of food, you get a day of coordinator that takes care of EVERYTHING, you get your cake, and if you have a Saturday wedding, you get the 4 hotel/inn rooms upstairs to to use for yourself and your family/bridal party.

I ook a star off of flexibility as the venue has a few things they would not accommodate (not many!). Not a big deal. It's a country club so it's just how it goes. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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courtney
Wedding:
6/8/2012
4.6/5.0
What a gorgeous setting! Absolutely breathtaking! Not only was the Garrison the most beautiful backdrop I could have ever imagined...the staff was wonderful! Every single person was kind, smiling, and could not have done more to accomodate us and our guests. The Garrison is a special special venue!
What a gorgeous setting! Absolutely breathtaking! Not only was the Garrison the most beautiful backdrop I could have ever Read more...
What a gorgeous setting! Absolutely breathtaking! Not only was the Garrison the most beautiful backdrop I could have ever imagined...the staff was wonderful! Every single person was kind, smiling, and could not have done more to accomodate us and our guests. The Garrison is a special special venue! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.5/5.0
As soon as we set foot in The Garrison, we knew this had to be our venue. The views were breath-taking, the room had floor to ceiling windows and the décor was neutral and inviting. None of that ugly carpet you get with large banquet halls! Todd Smith was such a pleasure to deal with and he really made the whole experience much more relaxed and stress-free. Their list of preferred vendors came in really handy and we wound up picking a few from that list who had worked at The Garrison before and knew exactly how to capture it’s best features on film/photography. The service on the day was wonderful and we even had our own bridal attendant who looked after us the whole night!

It really was the best night of our whole lives and if we were to do it over again, we would pick The Garrison for sure. All of our guests are STILL talking about how beautiful the venue was and how wonderful the food was. I don’t think there was a single drop of food left on anyone’s plate because it was so delicious. The wedding cake was scrumptious too (and included in the price!) and many of our guests went back for more. Oh and the passed hors d’oeuvres and stations were amazing too…the BBQ station was a bit hit with our out of town guests!

Overall, I would strongly recommend this venue to any couple who wishes for an “understated elegance” type feel on their wedding day. Classy, elegant and sophisticated but with a rustic feel. I’m so happy we found them and they really did make our special day the best ever! Thank you Garrison!
As soon as we set foot in The Garrison, we knew this had to be our venue. The views were breath-taking, the room had floor Read more...
As soon as we set foot in The Garrison, we knew this had to be our venue. The views were breath-taking, the room had floor to ceiling windows and the décor was neutral and inviting. None of that ugly carpet you get with large banquet halls! Todd Smith was such a pleasure to deal with and he really made the whole experience much more relaxed and stress-free. Their list of preferred vendors came in really handy and we wound up picking a few from that list who had worked at The Garrison before and knew exactly how to capture it’s best features on film/photography. The service on the day was wonderful and we even had our own bridal attendant who looked after us the whole night!

It really was the best night of our whole lives and if we were to do it over again, we would pick The Garrison for sure. All of our guests are STILL talking about how beautiful the venue was and how wonderful the food was. I don’t think there was a single drop of food left on anyone’s plate because it was so delicious. The wedding cake was scrumptious too (and included in the price!) and many of our guests went back for more. Oh and the passed hors d’oeuvres and stations were amazing too…the BBQ station was a bit hit with our out of town guests!

Overall, I would strongly recommend this venue to any couple who wishes for an “understated elegance” type feel on their wedding day. Classy, elegant and sophisticated but with a rustic feel. I’m so happy we found them and they really did make our special day the best ever! Thank you Garrison! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
We could not have been more pleased with the service, professionalism warmth and caring we received.

The phrase used by everyone we speak to is that this was the best wedding they ever attended. I heartily agree a
nd it is due to Annie Rozycki anmd the rest of the Garrison staff.
Overall rating 5 out of 5
We could not have been more pleased with the service, professionalism warmth and caring we received.

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We could not have been more pleased with the service, professionalism warmth and caring we received.

The phrase used by everyone we speak to is that this was the best wedding they ever attended. I heartily agree a
nd it is due to Annie Rozycki anmd the rest of the Garrison staff.
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kristinanddave
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.5/5.0
Overall, I loved the Garrison, especially our banquet manager Todd, who went out of his way to attend to every detail even when he severed part of his fingers in a lawn mower accident several weeks before our wedding! The view was spectacular and the food was fantastic, including the cake from the Pastry Garden. The few complaints we had were very minor: They don't offer tastings for the entree so you really have to trust them. That's a big leap of faith when you're spending thousands of dollars on the venue. We ate at the Valley Restaurant just in case but the menu is completely different from the catering menu. They did offer one big tasting of the appetizers for all the spring/summer couples a couple of months before the wedding but it was on a Friday night (and we don't live in the area), it was packed and they ran out of some of the items so we didn't get to taste everything. The other minor complaint was the temperature of the room. Since we had our ceremony on-site, they had the doors open for a couple of hours before the reception and it was pretty hot in the beginning. Todd knew to adjust for this with the a/c and the shades though and eventually the temp was more comfortable. The only other complaint was the beauty services. I had my hair and nails done there and they did only an OK job. Esp my hair, the style definitely did not last through the night. Overall, we would highly recommend the Garrison.
Overall, I loved the Garrison, especially our banquet manager Todd, who went out of his way to attend to every detail even Read more...
Overall, I loved the Garrison, especially our banquet manager Todd, who went out of his way to attend to every detail even when he severed part of his fingers in a lawn mower accident several weeks before our wedding! The view was spectacular and the food was fantastic, including the cake from the Pastry Garden. The few complaints we had were very minor: They don't offer tastings for the entree so you really have to trust them. That's a big leap of faith when you're spending thousands of dollars on the venue. We ate at the Valley Restaurant just in case but the menu is completely different from the catering menu. They did offer one big tasting of the appetizers for all the spring/summer couples a couple of months before the wedding but it was on a Friday night (and we don't live in the area), it was packed and they ran out of some of the items so we didn't get to taste everything. The other minor complaint was the temperature of the room. Since we had our ceremony on-site, they had the doors open for a couple of hours before the reception and it was pretty hot in the beginning. Todd knew to adjust for this with the a/c and the shades though and eventually the temp was more comfortable. The only other complaint was the beauty services. I had my hair and nails done there and they did only an OK job. Esp my hair, the style definitely did not last through the night. Overall, we would highly recommend the Garrison. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Venue
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jamie & paul
Wedding:
10/27/2007
4.5/5.0
The Garrison is an absolutely gorgeous venue with delicious food that truly exceeded the typical wedding fare. We were overall pleased with the service--Amanda was flexible, responsive, and well-organized. The only disappointment was a poorly served vegetarian meal to one of my closest friends...Overall, I highly recommend The Garrison.
The Garrison is an absolutely gorgeous venue with delicious food that truly exceeded the typical wedding fare. We were Read more...
The Garrison is an absolutely gorgeous venue with delicious food that truly exceeded the typical wedding fare. We were overall pleased with the service--Amanda was flexible, responsive, and well-organized. The only disappointment was a poorly served vegetarian meal to one of my closest friends...Overall, I highly recommend The Garrison. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.3/5.0
We had our wedding at The Garrison this fall. We had an amazing wedding and all of our guests are STILL talking about how beautiful it was. The venue is gorgeous, the view is breathtaking, and the grounds are kept impeccable.
I will say that the planning process was a bit frustrating, due to their inflexibility. We felt we were always being told, "no, we can't" versus "how about we try this or maybe we can do this .." Most venues will work with the bride and groom's needs, allow you to make substitutions, feed your vendors during cocktail hour, and even give you a FREE tasting - do not expect this from the Garrison.
The day of our wedding we were treated like royalty and well taken care of - our leftovers were packaged and left in our room, our cocktails were always being replenished, and anything we needed day of, we received.
The food was amazing at the tasting but I didn't feel that it was AS GOOD at the wedding, although our guests did enjoy their food and no one complained. I didn't like that we were limited to choosing the same starch and veggie for all the entrees, I would have like to have had options which I feel is not a lot to ask.
We had our wedding at The Garrison this fall. We had an amazing wedding and all of our guests are STILL talking about how Read more...
We had our wedding at The Garrison this fall. We had an amazing wedding and all of our guests are STILL talking about how beautiful it was. The venue is gorgeous, the view is breathtaking, and the grounds are kept impeccable.
I will say that the planning process was a bit frustrating, due to their inflexibility. We felt we were always being told, "no, we can't" versus "how about we try this or maybe we can do this .." Most venues will work with the bride and groom's needs, allow you to make substitutions, feed your vendors during cocktail hour, and even give you a FREE tasting - do not expect this from the Garrison.
The day of our wedding we were treated like royalty and well taken care of - our leftovers were packaged and left in our room, our cocktails were always being replenished, and anything we needed day of, we received.
The food was amazing at the tasting but I didn't feel that it was AS GOOD at the wedding, although our guests did enjoy their food and no one complained. I didn't like that we were limited to choosing the same starch and veggie for all the entrees, I would have like to have had options which I feel is not a lot to ask. Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
10/6/2007
2.5/5.0
The Garrison is located in a beautiful setting. We found our initial meetings with the staff went very well; they were friendly and offered good suggestions. We found that once we signed the paperwork, though, we were assigned to an event coordinator who didn't seem all that bright and who couldn't remember any of our details. When things went wrong on the day of the event, the first response we received was "that wasn't explicit in the contract." Well, we had discussed these things literally the day before the ceremony and no one said that it was a possibility that it wouldn't occur because it wasn't spelled out in the contract. When we wrote a letter detailing the mishaps after our wedding, the General Manager of the Garrison was very gracious and apologetic. So I would encourage another bride to book there with the proviso that she get EVERYTHING in writing ahead of time.
The Garrison is located in a beautiful setting. We found our initial meetings with the staff went very well; they were Read more...
The Garrison is located in a beautiful setting. We found our initial meetings with the staff went very well; they were friendly and offered good suggestions. We found that once we signed the paperwork, though, we were assigned to an event coordinator who didn't seem all that bright and who couldn't remember any of our details. When things went wrong on the day of the event, the first response we received was "that wasn't explicit in the contract." Well, we had discussed these things literally the day before the ceremony and no one said that it was a possibility that it wouldn't occur because it wasn't spelled out in the contract. When we wrote a letter detailing the mishaps after our wedding, the General Manager of the Garrison was very gracious and apologetic. So I would encourage another bride to book there with the proviso that she get EVERYTHING in writing ahead of time. Read less
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