Weddings at Monteverde at Oldstone
Set upon 27 manicured acres overlooking the Hudson River, Monteverde at Oldstone is the perfect setting for any wedding, "What makes Monteverde unique is that its inherent beauty is spectacular. Its natural setting has all the elements that brides look for in a venue; incredible Hudson River views, rolling lawns, a 100 year old grape arbor, a sweeping stone staircase, an outdoor stone patio…. all surrounding a beautiful historic mansion. However, if a bride prefers more of a "blank canvas" for her wedding, Monteverde offers that as well. Tucked away on its West Lawn is our grand Tent Pavilion that can seat up to 350 people for a sit down dinner and 450 people for a cocktail reception.
What is unique about Monteverde's Tent Pavilion is that Monteverde has already "taken care of" of all the basics. All the elements are in place; the permanent floor, the parquet dance floor, the tent liner, the studio lighting, the Vanity restroom trailer and even the generator. With all of those "elements in place" we can literally begin designing the creative aspects of a wedding from day one," comments Mary Ellen Fabry, Director of Events at Monteverde.
Most brides love to make a grand entrance!” Therefore, most brides opt to have their wedding ceremony on our Grand Lawn because the entrance to Monteverde’s Grand Lawn is by way of a sweeping stone staircase. I usually hear a few gasps from the guests below when the bride initially appears at the top of the stairwell. I feel that her appearance at the top of the stone stairwell is a moment that is etched in a groom’s mind for the rest of his life.” Ceremonies often face the three grand Oak Trees that sit magisterially on the property. I feel that they provide the frame to the “Hudson River School painting” that lies beyond,” says Mary Ellen Fabry. “Another dramatic option is to ascend from the old stone walled road below the Grand Lawn via horse and carriage.”
“ Monteverde’s property offers many and varied areas and vistas, each with its own mood and personality which in turn, offers our brides the ultimate canvas to create their signature wedding,” continues Mary Ellen Fabry.
For more traditional “old world” elegance, Monteverde has its mansion. In the mansion built in 1760 by Pierre Van Cortlandt on a land grant from King George, there are three dining rooms, The Grand dining Room with 10’ French doors opening onto a veranda, a double sweeping stairwell, Juliet balconies and a fireplace; the Governor’s dining room is all about intimacy and privacy. It too affords 10’ glass French doors and a sweeping stairwell and the Veranda Dining room capitalizes on the view. The upper perimeter of the Veranda dining room is windows.