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Named one of the Best Wedding Venues in the U.S. by Brides Magazine, Caramoor is the perfect country setting for tying the knot! Explore our exceptional venues below, view the map, see more of our gardens and grounds, and meet some of our success stories:
Perennial flowers, lush greenery and an antique sundial give the Sunken Garden a timeless beauty. This three-tiered formal garden surrounded by woodlands is our most popular venue for a wedding ceremony. Seal your special moment atop the Medieval Mount while guests sit comfortably in the garden’s lower tiers. Equipped for sound and music, the Sunken Garden is ready to accommodate your perfect event. Capacity: 400+
This grassy space is a lovely location for ceremonies and receptions. A collection of 30-foot evergreens lines the south side of the lawn, framing the twin statues of Zephyr, the Greek god of the west wind, and Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers. The romantic, rose-covered gazebo serves as a stunning focal point for visitors on the gently sloped lawn, and guests may relax by the Iris & Peony Garden at the north end of Tapestry Hedge. Sound, power, and additional tenting are available so that you can plan the event you want and enjoy the outdoors. Capacity: 400 for cocktails; 300 for theater-style seating
Formal Dining Room and Music Room
The palatial Music Room, filled with treasures from around the world, is the ideal space for private musical performances, presentations, and dancing. In the opulent Formal Dining Room, guests will be surrounded by hand-painted silk wall coverings and custom light fixtures. As part of Walter and Lucie Rosen’s former home, the historic Rosen House is as inviting as it is grand, providing excellent atmosphere for a social or elegant affair. Capacity: Formal Dining Room - 65 for cocktails; 50 for dinner Music Room - 200 for theater-style seating
Perfect for intimate, outdoor gatherings is the Spanish Courtyard, situated at the center of the historic Rosen House. This distinctive space can be described as “Spanish under the influence of the Italian Renaissance” given the architectural styles reminiscent of 15th century architect Filippo Brunelleschi. This partially covered outdoor venue, complete with a fully covered stage, offers a charming event setting with its gardens, cloisters, and intricate wall paintings. Capacity: 250 for cocktails; 500 for theater-style seating
The airy and spacious Venetian Theater, surrounded by greenery and gardens, is ideal for large events or extravagant celebrations. The Theater is set around Greek and Roman pink marble columns, topped by Venetian arches and protected by a billowy, light-filtering tent. Lighting and audio/visual designs are fully customizable. Capacity: 1,000 for cocktails; 800 for dinner; 1,700 for theater-style seating
Reception Tent and Italian Pavilion
Whether seated for dinner or dancing for fun, the Reception Tent is an ideal multi-purpose area surrounded by Caramoor’s verdant gardens. Warm up or cool down the crowd with a cocktail hour in the Italian Pavilion, adjacent to the Reception Tent. Your guests will enjoy gazing upon the beautiful Butterfly Garden next to the Brunelleschi-inspired Italian Pavilion. Capacity: 300 for cocktails; 250 for dinner; 500 for theater-style seating
Wedding Rental Guidelines:
- Although our dining spaces are covered, we are primarily an outdoor venue in an open air, natural setting. Our facilities are available from mid-May to the first week of June, and mid-August to early October. Events must conclude by 11:00pm.
- Caramoor’s exclusive caterer, Great Performances, is the go-to expert on delicious food, striking design, and attentive service in NYC and Westchester. They cater a range of events from weddings to high-end private parties; intimate dinners to large nonprofit galas. Great Performances operates a 60-acre organic farm, Katchkie Farm, in Kinderhook, NY and sources locally when possible, infusing every meal with robust and memorable flavors. They can meet all dietary needs and requirements. For more information, contact on-site Event Director Jill Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-727-2424. Hospitality fees (which include the cost of food, liquor and other beverages, wait staff, and party rentals) start at $300/per person.
- Event rental fees begin at $7,500. Events are tailored to your specifications. Event fees are based on the size of your event, type and number of locations, and your particular needs (such as additional tenting), and increase accordingly.
- Fees and expenses related to the rental of Caramoor are considered non-tax deductible according to the guidelines of the Department of Internal Revenue.
For detailed information about rates and fees, and to explore the various options for your event, please contact us at FacilityRental@caramoor.org or 914.232.1492.