Where should I get married?
November 14, 2008 4:29 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to find some non-church wedding ceremony & reception sites that aren't very expensive and aren't too far from my area in NY. Bonus points for "unusual" sites.

My wedding will be next July, but we have no location yet.

He & I really need some suggestions for ceremony & reception sites because we are new to our area and because we have a limited budget. Here are our requests/desires:

I don't want to get too far away (2 hours away max.) from Westchester County, NY.

No churches.

The site(s) must accommodate a party of less than 50 people.

Indoor is preferred given the humid weather in the summer.

"Unusual" or "quirky" ideas or very welcomed. We've been trying to figure out something that would fit our personalities. We've thought of movie theaters (if anyone knows one that will do this, please let me know) & libraries (too expensive).
posted by Four-Eyed Girl to Society & Culture (7 answers total)
 
The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem, NY is lovely.
posted by xo at 6:34 PM on November 14, 2008


Also check out Blue Hill Farm, Caramoor, and, if you really want quirky, the Maritime Aquarium in South Norwalk, CT. If you're planning a weekend wedding, I think it'd be tough to use an operational movie theater without guaranteeing them a similar fee as they'd get for showing a movie. You might look into planetariums/observatories and art galleries, though.
posted by xo at 6:45 PM on November 14, 2008


We'll probably be going with a weekday wedding.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 7:10 PM on November 14, 2008


I'm not sure how far Bully Hill winery is from you, but if you want a cool outdoor site and truly quirky I'd give them a call.
posted by RobGF at 8:06 PM on November 14, 2008


Unfortunately, Bully Hill is too far--about 5 hours.

By the way, my preference is an indoor site.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 5:49 AM on November 15, 2008


I've heard good things about Blue Hill on indiebride.com.

A quick google search suggests (maybe?) this old playhouse, or the Hudson Valley Chamber of Commerce may have some good ideas or know where to refer you.
posted by cestmoi15 at 10:29 AM on November 16, 2008


Yonkers also has a lot of art gallery spaces, if that interests you.
posted by cestmoi15 at 10:31 AM on November 16, 2008


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