Photo: Courtesy of Caramoor Center for Music and Art
For couples looking for a gorgeous, open air venue for their wedding, consider the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. Conveniently located in Katanoh, New York (which is just one short hour from Manhattan), this lush retreat is easily accessible for all of your guests in the tri-state area and beyond.
But it's not just it's great physical location that gives this venue top marks — the property itself (all 90 acres of it) is a site to behold. Start with a ceremony in the sunken garden, the properties three-tiered formal garden space surrounded by lush woods. This enchanting spot is their most popular for your "I dos" although there are several other on-site locations that will perfectly fit your ceremony. The butterfly garden, Spanish courtyard, and Italian pavilion are all lovely sites to consider.
For the festivities, move your party into the nearby white reception tent, which is designed to seat up to 250 guests for a night of dinner and dancing. Surrounded by the property's lush gardens, you'll feel like you've been transported to an enchanted escape. Their Venetian Theater, an airy and spacious tent, can hold up to a whopping 800 guests while the Rosen House is ideal for an intimate reception of around 50 people.
Not only is it a great venue for music-loving pairs, it's also ideal for foodies. Great Performances Catering, the property's exclusive caterer, owns an organic farm in the Hudson Valley and works tirelessly to create delicious menus that are both locally and seasonally-inspired. Plus, they can accommodate all dietary needs, so you can feel confident that all of your guests will leave happy.