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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.
This grassy space is a lovely location for ceremonies or receptions. A collection of 30-foot evergreens line the south side of the lawn, framing the paired 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 on benches by the Iris & Peony Garden. 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 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; 100 for dinner
Perfect for intimate, outdoor gatherings, the distinctive Spanish Courtyard in the center of the historic Rosen House, 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 floral accents, cloisters, and intricate wall paintings.
Capacity: 250 for cocktails; 500 for theater-style seating
The airy and spacious Venetian Theater, surrounded by greenery of the woodlands, is ideal for large events or extravagant celebrations. The Theater is built 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
Whether seated for dinner or dancing for fun, the Pavilion 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 tent. Your guests will enjoy gazing upon the beautiful garden next to the Brunelleschi-inspired Pavilion.
Capacity: 300 for cocktails; 250 for dinner; 500 for theater-style seating
Diane Moss Education Center
The Diane Moss Education Center offers meeting and break-out space for 40 (seated classroom style) or up to 80 (seated theater style). The Center includes a small kitchen. Audio visual equipment is also available for rent. The Education Center is useful for educational or training seminars, recruiting sessions, Board Meetings, leadership and other retreats, memorial services, and small informal parties and gatherings.
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 August to early October.
- Event rental fees begin at $7,500 and are based on the size of your event, type and number of locations, and your particular needs (such as additional tenting and party rentals), and increase accordingly. All fees are inclusive of ample parking accommodations throughout the grounds, as well as our various garden spaces for ceremonies and receptions.
- Caramoor’s exclusive caterer, Great Performances, is NYC’s leading catering company – enhancing life’s celebrations with delicious food, artful culinary presentations, and gracious service. Their menus are a celebration of contemporary American cuisine, incorporating clean, vibrant, and seasonal ingredients. Great Performances operates a 60-acre organic farm, Katchkie Farm, in Kinderhook, NY and sources locally when possible. Hospitality fees (which include the cost of food, liquor and other beverages, and wait staff) start at $235/per person.
- Fees and expenses related to the rental of Caramoor are considered non-tax deductible according to the guidelines of the Department of Internal Revenue.
Please note, Caramoor will be undergoing campus renovations in the fall of 2019 through the summer of 2020 and so will not be booking any outdoor facility rental reservations during that time. These projects are part of our Inspire Capital Campaign and aim to improve the future visitor experience. We currently have dates available in the fall of 2018 and spring of 2019, then we look forward to welcoming guests again in the fall of 2020!