Glynwood

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Glyn­wood in Cold Spring offers a classy, rus­tic venue on a non-prof­it work­ing farm ded­i­cat­ed to agri­cul­tur­al edu­ca­tion and healthy, local food. (Pho­tos by Due­tim­age Pho­tog­ra­phy — Hud­son Val­ley Wed­ding Pho­tog­ra­phers).

 

There are those among us who might feel guilty about indulging in the expense of a wed­ding.  For the guilt-rid­den, it is always nice to know that there are options which allow your wed­ding day dol­lars to do good deeds.  One of these options is Glyn­wood, a non-prof­it farm locat­ed out­side the Vil­lage of Cold Spring in Put­nam Coun­ty, which pro­vides edu­ca­tion for farm­ers and pro­motes healthy local foods from the Hud­son Val­ley.

The first thing cou­ples should know about Glyn­wood is that it’s sprawl­ing — almost a world of its own at the end of a very long, tree-lined road that seems to go on for­ev­er.  Then sud­den­ly the land­scape opens up onto the farm with its numer­ous build­ings and fields of live­stock and all sorts of grow­ing things.  So where to start?

The heart of Glyn­wood — the wed­ding venue — is a state­ly ranch house dat­ing back to the 1920’s, built by  financier George Perkins as part of a dairy farm ser­vic­ing West Point.  Perkins’ father was a con­ser­va­tion­ist respon­si­ble for estab­lish­ing the Pal­isades Inter­state Park Com­mis­sion and in 1993, the Perkins fam­i­ly kept  with tra­di­tion by turn­ing the 225 acre farm into a non-prof­it enti­ty ded­i­cat­ed to rur­al con­ser­va­tion.  Wed­dings at the site help fund its pro­grams which include appren­tice­ships for farm­ers, a local busi­ness incu­ba­tor, a CSA farm, organ­ic and non-GMO food pro­duc­tion for humans and live­stock.

 

Glynnwood Farm wedding venue photographed by Duetimage Photography hudson Valley wedding photographers.
The state­ly main house at Glyn­wood dates back to the 1920’s.  This is where recep­tions take place.  Lodg­ing is also avail­able on the upper floors.

 

Lau­ren Del­lo­lio, Glynwood’s Events & Out­reach Man­ag­er, start­ed our tour of the main house by tak­ing us out onto the lawn and ter­race where cer­e­monies are nor­mal­ly held.  Cou­ples can say their vows on the flag­stones and chairs are set up on the lawn for guests.  Musi­cians can take up a posi­tion on a bal­cony of the main house, from where their sweet sounds can drift down on the nup­tials.

 

Terrace for receptions at Glynwood Farm by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
This ter­race is where recep­tions usu­al­ly take place at Glyn­wood.
The view from the lawn over­looks hilly farm fields roam­ing with live­stock.
Balcony overlooking reception terrace at Glynwood Farm by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
A band can perch on this bal­cony over­look­ing the ter­race to fill your cer­e­mo­ny and cock­tail hour with live music.

 

Some cou­ples opt to reserve the ter­race for their cock­tail hours and recep­tions, in which case cer­e­monies are then held a lit­tle fur­ther down the lawn under a flag­pole clos­er to the work­ing farm.  From here you can get views of Glynwood’s api­aries and chick­en coops.

 

Alter­nate cer­e­mo­ny site over­look­ing Glynwood’s work­ing farm.
Give your wed­ding a buzz: Glynwood’s hon­ey bees won’t mind your wed­ding day frol­ics if you don’t mind them.
Hen par­ty: you can check out some of Glynwood’s hap­py chick­ens from the cer­e­mo­ny site.

 

Cock­tail hours can also take place in this court­yard out­side the main house.  Across from the court­yard is also a ten­nis court on which a tent can be set up for an out­door recep­tion or guest over­flow.

 

Glynwood courtyard for cocktail hours by Duetimage Hudson Valley Wedding Photographers.
Tables and chairs fill this grav­el lined court­yard for cock­tail hours.

 

Mov­ing indoors to Glynwood’s main house, there is the foy­er with its stair­case and bal­cony from which brides can stage their grand entrance.

 

Brides can make a dra­mat­ic entry on this stair­case.

 

The main house also has a num­ber of rooms in which cer­e­monies, recep­tions and cock­tail hours can be held.  Two of our favorites is a sub­dued library  and a din­ing room with cheer­ful lemon col­ored walls.  For win­ter wed­dings, events will take place entire­ly in these rooms, many of which have fire­places to keep you and your guests warm.

 

Glynwood wedding reception venue interior by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Back in the warm glow of hard­woods and antique books.
Glynwood dining room for weddings by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
This din­ing room at Glyn­wood can ful­ly accom­mo­date small­er, inti­mate wed­dings recep­tion.

 

Upstairs, the main house has overnight accom­mo­da­tions for the bride and groom.  The bridal suite is impres­sive, with lots of room,  fire­places, and an ide­al back­ground for those get­ting ready pho­tos.  There are also a lim­it­ed num­ber of addi­tion­al rooms for mem­bers of the bridal par­ty and oth­er guests.

 

Bridal suite on the upper floor of Glynwood's main house photo by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Bridal suite on the upper floor of Glynwood’s main house.
Bridal suite on the upper floor of Glynwood's main house photo by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Too cute!  This area of the bridal suite lends itself well to get­ting ready pho­tos.

 

In addi­tion to lodg­ing in the main house, Glyn­wood also rents sev­er­al cot­tages on the farm.

 

Glynwood cottage exterior by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Guest cot­tage at Glyn­wood, avail­able for your guests’ overnight stay.
Interior of cottage rental for weddings at Glynwood photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley photographers.
Inte­ri­or view of a guest cot­tage at Glyn­wood.

 

Cater­ing is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of cou­ples get­ting mar­ried at Glyn­wood.  Lau­ren Delol­lio tells us that with­in the next year or two, Glyn­wood will pack­age a cater­ing ser­vice that sources all pro­duce and pro­teins direct­ly from the farm.  Meats will be pro­cured from Glynwood’s live­stock in an eth­i­cal way that uses all parts of the ani­mal.

 

Live­stock at Glyn­wood raised and har­vest­ed eth­i­cal­ly.

 

For after par­ties at Glyn­wood, cou­ples may opt to use the farm’s boathouse for an addi­tion­al fee.  There is a near­by firepit and we are told the place looks absolute­ly enchant­i­ng at night when it is illu­mi­nat­ed.

 

Glynwood Boathouse for wedding reception after parties photo by Duetimage Glynwood wedding photographers.
After par­ties can take place at the Glyn­wood boathouse.
Interior of Glynwood boathouse for wedding after-parties by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photography.
Inte­ri­or of the boathouse: at night this build­ing looks stun­ning when ful­ly lit.

 

Cou­ples attract­ed to the kind of real farm wed­dings offered by Glyn­wood are advised to con­tact the site and pay a vis­it ear­ly in their plan­ning as the amount of wed­dings allowed at the farm are lim­it­ed.  “We are a work­ing farm so  we only do about 12 wed­dings a year to keep a bal­ance, so spaces fill up fast,” says Lau­ren Del­lo­lio.  “Even so,  cou­ples can always call up to inquire about avail­abil­i­ty and we will try to help them if we can.”

 

 

Imagining your wedding or event at Glynwood?

Down­load images from this arti­cle on our Glyn­wood Web Album made espe­cial­ly for your smart­phone. Use it for ref­er­ence and share with those help­ing you plan.

Additional Information:

Learn more about Glyn­wood in gen­er­al, vis­it http://www.glynwood.org/. For wed­ding spe­cif­ic inquiries, con­tact Lau­ren Del­lo­lio, Events & Out­reach man­ag­er.

To dis­cuss your Glyn­wood wed­ding with Due­tim­age Hud­son Val­ley Wed­ding Pho­tog­ra­phers, call (845) 905‑6323 or vis­it: http://www.duetimage.com/contact.

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