The Would Restaurant, Highland


The Would Restaurant a wedding venue in Highland, NY. By Duetimage Wedding photography in the Hudson Valley.
Entrance to The Would Restau­rant in High­land, NY.

Tucked away off a small road along the Route 9 in High­land, NY, The Would Restau­rant can host your out­door cer­e­mo­ny and recep­tion in its pavil­ion and event tent.

Orig­i­nal­ly the Hotel di Pri­ma built in 1926, The Would Restau­rant main­tains the for­mer establishment’s orig­i­nal brick build­ings.  We’ve heard peo­ple say that if it weren’t for the large sign out front, you might mis­take the loca­tion for an old police sta­tion or rec­to­ry, and judg­ing from this view below they could be right:

View of The Would by duetimage Photography.
For­mer­ly the Hotel Di Pri­ma, The Would Restau­rant and her sis­ter estab­lish­ment, the Inn at Apple­wood, occu­py two build­ings orig­i­nal­ly built in 1926.


Fur­ther down the long dri­ve­way is where the action begins, at the Would’s bar and restau­rant build­ing.  A shel­tered front porch pro­vides excel­lent cov­er on rainy or hot days, and cock­tails can be staged here as well.


The Would Restaurant with porch, by duetimage Photography.
The Would’s main build­ing with its shel­tered porch –great for shoot­ing on a rainy or over­ly sun­ny days.


Fur­ther back on the prop­er­ty, there is a long  pavil­ion which can be the set­ting for your cock­tail hour and even your cer­e­mo­ny when the weath­er refus­es to coop­er­ate (in good weath­er, cer­e­monies take place out on the Would’s expan­sive back lawn).




The Would's Pavilion.
Guests await­ing arrival of the bride and groom at the Would’s pavil­ion.


Wedding vows at the Would.
Wed­ding vows inside the Would’s pavil­ion.


Recep­tions take place in a large white event tent on a cor­ner of the prop­er­ty adja­cent to the pavil­ion.  The tent can hold over 100 guests, and there’s ample space for a band, DJ, and danc­ing.


Setup at the Would's wedding tent.
Typ­i­cal set­up inside The Would’s wed­ding tent.






The Would’s grounds also fea­ture a foun­tain and pond which can be used as a back­drop for cou­ple cre­atives.



Behind the pavil­ion and the tent is a lawn that seems to stretch off into the moun­tains that bor­der the Hud­son Riv­er.  The lawn makes for a roman­tic, breath­tak­ing back­ground for your wed­ding por­traits and bridal par­ty for­mals.  Even on a day with rain and inter­mit­tent sun­shine, we enjoyed shoot­ing here.





The Would’s staff is also very friend­ly and help­ful.  Here’s a shot of the team guid­ing our bride and her fam­i­ly through the rain to her cer­e­mo­ny.



Final­ly, the Would has a guest room where brides can get ready for their nup­tials.  Here’s a sam­ple of our get­ting ready cov­er­age from inside.



We’re look­ing for­ward to shoot­ing your wed­ding at The Would.  Give us a call at (845) 905‑6323 to book your date, or book online at

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