9 Unique Welcome Party or Rehearsal Dinner Locations in Hudson Valley

Want to know a secret? We do more than just plan the wedding for many of our couples. More often, couples are choosing to make their destination wedding in Hudson Valley an entire weekend affair with a welcome party, rehearsal dinner, excursion, brunch – the list goes on and on! We’ve shared many wedding planning tips (and inspiration) in the Hudson Valley on the blog. Next, here are nine unique welcome party or rehearsal dinner locations in Hudson Valley to show you everything our destination wedding location offers!

If you are getting married in the Hudson Valley and are looking for a wedding planner to help coordinate not only your wedding day but also the entire experience for guests from the moment they arrive upstate? You’ve found your wedding planners. Even if you just want something casual for your rehearsal dinner. You can learn more about working with us here.

Feast & Floret

Feast and Floret is known for its homemade pasta and Italian wine. Depending on the size of your event, their intimate dining room can be reserved for private events. Or, for larger party sizes, you can do a full restaurant buyout. Then, enjoy having the place to yourself. The flexibility (and atmosphere) make it one of our favorite places in Columbia County for a welcome party or rehearsal dinner location.

Back Bar

If you are looking for more casual, yet still remarkable, welcome party or rehearsal dinner locations in Hudson Valley, Back Bar is one of our favorites! Plus, we love the eclectic style of their indoor lounge. Why not show your guests a little something different?

Two Way Brewing

Located in Dutchess County (near Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Beacon), we have Two Way Brewing. Their event space can hold up to 65 people, making it one of the best options for an intimate welcome party or rehearsal dinner locations in Hudson Valley.

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Inviting all of your guests to your welcome party or rehearsal dinner? Their Tap Room might be a better fit with a maximum occupancy of 150 guests, but it is only available on Sundays.

Arrowood Farms

Although Arrowood Farms has a tap room available to gatherings of 50 or fewer, we love that they can accommodate larger gatherings outdoors! Most of our clients have a bit of an outdoorsy or adventurous side, so if that’s you too, this is a great option when looking at welcome party or rehearsal dinner locations in Hudson Valley.

Arrowood farms rehearsal dinner locations in Hudson Valley

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Silk Factory

If you are looking at for welcome party or rehearsal dinner locations in Hudson Valley and want something a little more formal (that still has in-house catering and staff), the Silk Factory is near the top of our list in Ulster County! Although the price depends on your final guest count, this venue can easily accommodate guest lists of over 150 people.

Keegan Ales

You can already tell we prefer local breweries and hidden gems to ballrooms right? In our list of unique welcome party and rehearsal dinner locations in Hudson Valley, we absolutely had to include Keegan Ales in Kingston, NY. 

Keegan Ales in Kingston - wedding welcome party location

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The Hudson House

Nestled near Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and New Paltz, The Hudson House is central, and is a great option for hosting a variety of private events – including your welcome party or rehearsal dinner. This Craft Distillery and Restaurant/Bar still has availability for 2023, so if you think it might be the right choice for you, contact us here and we would love to help you get started.

The Maker 

Located in Columbia County (near Hunter, Windham, Hudson, Coxsackie), you’ll find The Maker Hotel. With plenty of locations on site to suit your style, The Maker Hotel can also offer rooms for your wedding guests to stay the weekend and appreciate all the Hudson has to offer (after your wedding day – of course!) 

Last Chance Tavern

If you are looking for casual dining and live music, there is hardly a better place to host your welcome party or rehearsal dinner than the Last Chance Tavern in Greene County. Depending on the size of your party, they can accommodate up to 50 guests in their sunroom and up to 100 guests in the tavern. Personally? We can’t decide what option we love more!

Ready to plan your destination wedding in Hudson Valley?

As you can probably tell, we are pretty passionate about the Hudson Valley and all the beauty it has to offer. Most of these places don’t have a great website or a lot of photos, which can make planning a destination wedding a little challenging! At Elite Wedding and Event Planning, we know that our home is often viewed as an escape from the city. We are ready to roll up our sleeves and help you plan a true experience for your guests’ weekend away. Next, if that’s what you want, contact us here to inquire about saving your date!