Mount Gulian

145 Sterling Street
Beacon, NY 12508
845-831-8172
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Average Base Cost: $22,000

Average base cost for a Mount Gulian wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list using an average $100/pp food/beverage catering cost. Transportation to venue, entertainment, additional bathroom rentals, decorations, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: There is a flat fee of $5,800 for up to 140 guests for a 5-hour rental.

Photo by Emily Vista Photography

Additional Costs: The rental is a five hour rental of the site with the option to add additional time at $500 an hour.

Food and Beverage: Mount Gulian does not require the use of an exclusive caterer. You may bring in any you like.

What’s Included: The rental includes the 1740’s barn, bathrooms (downstairs in the house), porches, grounds overlooking the Hudson River and historical garden.

Photo by Emily Vista Photography

Extras: You are required to rent additional restrooms for a headcount over 80. Couples typically rent a 2-stall restroom trailer that fits alongside the barn and has electric, air conditioning, and running water. The average price is around $1,000 to rent.

Important Notes: Setup and teardown can take place the day before and day after the wedding. Dancing is permitted only in the barn or under a tent.

More Stats:

Space Type: Outside and covered barn

Photo by Alicia King Photography

Size: Up to 140 guests

Bridal Suite: There is space available on the grounds to get ready

Parking: Yes

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Food Service Type: Depends on caterer

How Will Grandma Get There? Mount Gulian is 90 minutes from New York City. There are also several B&B’s and hotels located in Beacon as well as nearby Fishkill. Guests might also consider renting a vacation house nearby.

Photo by David Schmidt

Party On! Music must stop by 11 p.m. unless other arrangements are made.

Photo by Ilene Squires

Photo by Ilene Squires

The Report:

An 18th century Dutch Colonial Homestead situated on over 12 acres overlooking the Hudson River, Mount Gulian is a non-profit historic site and the proceeds from their weddings go to keeping children’s educational programs going. Located 90 minutes North of New York City, the 1730’s home served as a Revolutionary War Headquarters and is a national historic landmark.

Woman Getting Married Says:

Mount Gulian is a great venue if you’re looking for a rustic barn with a gorgeous view outside of the city. However, there are always going to be drawbacks to a farm/barn wedding, such as distance to a major city (especially NYC) as well as rentals that would need to be brought in (catering, shuttles, portable bathrooms, etc.). To take full advantage of this venue I would suggest keeping your guest list on the smaller side so you can create a more intimate vibe. A smaller guest list also means you might consider renting a nearby house(s) for family/friends and you won’t have to spend as much on shuttles.

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Our Rating

7 Amenities/What’s Included

7 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

8 Location

10 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

WGM Rating

1 Comment

  • Cristina says:

    I actually reached out to the folks at Mt. Gulian for my own wedding! We loved all of the photos and the surrounding area is gorgeous (even Fishkill). 😉 It was just not going to work because of the size of our invite list, but it’s a spectacular place.

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