TOP PICKS

Ah, romance. The stuff that makes the world go round has couples coming from all over, popping the question at gorgeous sites within the lush landscape of the Hudson Valley. Plan the excitement of “Will you marry me?” at a bed and breakfast or other special location in the Hudson Valley. Make it memorable with a weekend getaway, a cozy fireside dinner, a scenic spot. Everyone remembers the day they said “I will.” Marriage proposals made in the Hudson Valley turn “Marry me?” into “I do.”

Albany

Empire State Plaza Ice Rink:
Adventurous proposers who prefer the outdoors to profess their love can carve figure eights or even hearts into the ice at the Empire State Plaza Ice Rink in Albany. Hold hands under the stars as you glide around the rink with the glow of the city as a backdrop. Pause for a moment, drop down on one knee amid the icy sparkle, and ask that all-important question!

Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12242
(877) 659-4377 • www.winter.empirestateplaza.org

 

La Perla:
La Perla Restaurant located at the Gregory House offers an authentic Italian dining experience. Complete with four candle-lit dining rooms, La Perla is the perfect place to take that special someone for a romantic evening.

3016 NY Highway 43 Averill Park, NY 12018
(518) 674-3774 • www.gregoryhouse.com/laperla

Columbia

Circa 1799 Barn
If there’s one thing better than a Hudson Valley wedding it’s a Hudson Valley barn wedding. The Circa 1799 Barn, which is situated on 10 acres and surrounded by a 300-acre dairy farm, offers you the best of both. There are any number places on the property to hold your wedding ceremony but a favorite spot for many is under the large, shady maples in front of the barn.

105 Simons Road, Ancramdale, NY 12503
www.circa1799.com

Hudson-Chatham Winery
Offering a picturesque site for intimate gatherings. Small wedding, Bridal shower and Rehearsal dinners. Please contact for accommodation for their handicapped patrons. Capacity: 75

1900 Route 66, Ghent, NY 12075
(518) 392-9463 • www.hudson-chathamwinery.com

Dutchess

Hilltop House Bed & Breakfast
Five rooms, 1909 Dutch Victorian home. Gazebo, fireplace, and enjoy a full country breakfast. This romantic country inn (circa 1909) is an antique-filled getaway, a comfortable “home-away-from-home.” Here you can escape the daily grind and relax, or hop off to a business jaunt; they’ll make your Hudson Valley stay a memorable one. And you know your breakfast will be just as memorable! Golf course and wineries nearby.

43 Depot Hill Road, Amenia, NY 12501
(845) 789-1354 • www.hilltophousebb.com

Greene

Historic Catskill Point
Public park situated where visitors of the Catskill Mountain Resorts would historically disembark from the Hudson River Day and Night Line Boats. Public boat docks available for day use. The restored warehouse can be rented for public/private functions.

1 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 943-3223 • www.greatnortherncatskills.com

Catskill Mountain House Site
From 1823 to 1963 the Catskill Mountain House stood atop the Catskill High Peaks. The Grand Hotel also became a world famous vacation spot that attracted business tycoons, artist, and presidents. Today the state now operates a large public campground, North South Lake, near the site of the hotel. The Mountain House site is an easy walk from the public lot at North Lake beach.

County Rout 18, Haines Falls, NY 12436
(518) 589-5058 • www.hudsonriverschool.org/trails/1/sites/8

Orange

Orange County Arboretum
35 acres of professionally planned gardens, tree plantings, and water features. Site of Orange County’s 9/11 Memorial. Available for rentals and events. Daylight hours.

41 Grove Street, Montgomery, NY 12549
(845) 615-3830 • www.orangecountyarboretum.org

Fantasy Balloon Flights
Hot air balloon rides. FAA certified pilots. Flights include champagne and flight certificate. Departs from Randall Airport, Middletown. Reservations. May-October.

2 Evergreen Lane, Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 856-7103 • www.fantasyfliers.com

Putnam

The Garrison
The Garrison offers guests an 18-hole golf course with stunning views, a critically-acclaimed fine dining restaurant called Valley, overnight accommodations in the four-room Inn, private event spaces for weddings and celebrations.

2015 US 9, Garrison, New York 10524
845.424.3604 • http://www.thegarrison.com/

Rensselaer

The La Perla Restaurant
Chef Alfonso Acampora will delight your senses with an authentic Italian dining experience. With four candle-lit dining rooms offering fine dining, you will be made to feel right at home.

3016 NY Highway 43, Averill Park, NY 12018
(518) 674-3774 • www.gregoryhouse.com/laperla

Taconic Crest Trail
One of the Northeast’s best-kept secrets, the Taconic Crest Trail features breathtaking views in three states. Challenging and easy trails offer views, a snow hole and more.

651 Taconic Trail, Petersburg, NY 12138
www.taconichiking.com

Rockland

Restaurant X
When you’re up for the weekend or an evening to profess your love, bring your intended to Restaurant X in Congers. Sit by the roaring fireplace in the bar before dinner, a romantic setting for any twosome. The stylish restaurant serves American cuisine flavored with international seasonings, all served within an elegant country atmosphere. Stay at a B&B or boutique hotel nearby.

117 North Route 303, Congers, NY 10920
(845) 268-6555 • www.xaviars.com/restaurants/restaurant-x

Ulster

Mohonk Mountain House
This award-winning National Historic Landmark Resort offers space for meeting/conferences, lodging and weddings, as well as meals by award-winning chefs, an award-winning spa, fireplaces, indoor heated pool and fitness center. Outside you’ll find a pristine lake, miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, an ice skating pavilion, areas for rock climbing, boating, tennis and golf.

1000 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz
(866) 966-0348 • www.mohonk.com

Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
Diamond Mills is a 30-room boutique hotel, tavern and special events venue located in the historic Village of Saugerties. Nestled above the Esopus Falls, Diamond Mills offers a lodging and culinary experience like no other in the region.

25 South Partition Street, Saugerties, NY 12477
(845) 247-0700 • www.diamondmillshotel.com

Westchester

RiverWalk in Tarrytown
Historic homes maintain their popularity with lovers, perhaps because many a mansion was built for newlyweds. RiverWalk in Tarrytown winds through the grounds of Lyndhurst, an 1838 gothic Revival mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The esplanade offers views of the river and the Palisades stretching to the Manhattan skyline. In this dramatic setting, who would dare say no?

250 W. Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-8347 • www.scenichudson.org/parks/riverwalkparktarrytown