The Senate Garage, Kingston

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Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
The Sen­ate Garage in Kingston’s his­toric Stock­ade Dis­trict offers Brook­lyn-esque indus­tri­al chic wed­ding space and a whole lot more.

 

Move over Brook­lyn!  Ulster Coun­ty is now home to one of the hippest indus­tri­al chic wed­ding venues you can find any­where.  It’s got bricks.  It’s got gird­ers.  It’s got vin­tage light­ing.  And whole lot more.

Like a gar­den for your open air cer­e­mo­ny.  His­to­ry too, so much that you’ve got a muse­um just a few steps away from your recep­tion area.  An eclec­tic record store in the same build­ing (just in case you want to spin your own tunes).

The Sen­ate Garage is the recent­ly opened event space in Kingston’s Stock­ade Dis­trict on the cor­ner of North Front Street & Fair. It occu­pies an old water fil­ter fac­to­ry that stands adja­cent to the his­toric Sen­ate House (where New York state was estab­lished in 1777) and the Sen­ate House Muse­um.

Own­ers Don and Judy Taller­man (who also own the inter­net mar­ket­ing com­pa­ny Drag­on­search, with offices right upstairs) hired a Wood­stock design­er to revamp the indus­tri­al space as an ultra cool venue for all sorts of events, espe­cial­ly wed­dings.

Here are some pho­tos from our recent tour to help you get a sense of the space.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
Entry Hall: The doors on North Front Street open to this cor­ri­dor adorned with vin­tage lights and mod­ern art­work.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
Recep­tion Area: At the end of the entry hall is this host stand where your guests can check in.  Off to the left side of this pho­to is a coat room and raised area that can be used for loung­ing or cock­tails.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
Lounge, cock­tail area, or …? The open floor plan of the Sen­ate Garage leaves it up to you to decide how best to use the space.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
Around the cor­ner from the entry hall and recep­tion area is the bridal “get­ting ready” room, also known as “The Red Vel­vet Room”.  The cur­tains can be drawn to give the bride pri­va­cy, then dra­mat­i­cal­ly pulled aside as she makes her first appear­ance before her guests.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
Deep­er inside the cav­ernous space:  gird­ers, warm-toned vin­tage light­ing, and reflec­tive floors com­bine for a unique atmos­phere.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
Art hang­ing tracks allow cou­ples to hang their own art­work for their wed­dings. The art seen here is by Susan Brown Woods who held an exhi­bi­tion at the Sen­ate Garage in April 2016.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
This sec­tion of the Sen­ate Garage is becom­ing pop­u­lar as a stag­ing area for bands, dee­jays, or any oth­er live enter­tain­ment.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
Anoth­er view of that band area.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
Tucked behind the band area is this lit­tle nook with plen­ty of cush­ions for hang­ing out and enjoy­ing the music.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
This open stretch of floor makes a great space for danc­ing or can be set up with din­ing tables. The win­dows look out onto the gar­dens of the Sen­ate House and the Sen­ate House Muse­um.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
Green space:  Cer­e­monies can take place out here in good weath­er if cou­ples wish to get mar­ried on site.  The recep­tion too might spill out here.  That’s the Sen­ate House Muse­um on the right.

 

Senate House and Senate Garage wedding venue in Kingston by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley.
And here is the back of the Sen­ate House where it abuts the Sen­ate Garage.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
It’s offi­cial — there’s more his­to­ry here than you can shake a self­ie stick at. This plaque on the wall of the Sen­ate House says so.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
A view of the Sen­ate Garage from the gar­den.  Direct­ly oppo­site is the entrance to the Sen­ate House Muse­um, as pic­tured below.  On warm sum­mer nights, the par­ty lights strung from the trees pro­vide roman­tic illu­mi­na­tion.

 

Senate Garage Hudson Valley Wedding venue photo by Duetimage Photography
The his­to­ry buffs among your wed­ding guests might wan­der in here to check out the Sen­ate House Museum’s three gal­leries.

 

The Sen­ate Garage can accom­mo­date up to 450 guests.  There is also a full prep kitchen down­stairs where cater­ers can eas­i­ly do their thing.  Audio-visu­al pre­sen­ta­tions are a snap too with a video pro­jec­tor and sound sys­tem avail­able for use.

For your full wed­ding week­end extrav­a­gan­za, the Sen­ate Garage is in close prox­im­i­ty to pop­u­lar bars and eater­ies, like the idio­syn­crat­ic Stock­ade Tav­ern (right across the street) .

As pho­tog­ra­phers, we real­ly love the warm light, the tex­tures, the sense of grand­ness about the place.  Also the way it com­bines indus­tri­al chic men­tal­i­ty with rus­tic Amer­i­can his­to­ry.  Top that, Green­point!

 

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Planning your wedding at The Senate Garage?

Down­load the images seen here on our web app made espe­cial­ly for your smart­phone. You can eas­i­ly use them for ref­er­ence and share them with those who are help­ing you plan. Click here using your mobile device.

Additional Information:

To dis­cuss your wed­ding at The Sen­ate Garage, vis­it http://www.senategarage.com/contact/.

To book Due­tim­age Pho­tog­ra­phy for your wed­ding, call (845) 905‑6323 or vis­it: http://www.duetimage.com/contact.

 

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