Mount Gulian

145 Sterling Street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 831-8172
View Mount Gulian’s website

Average Base Cost: $20,000

Average base cost for a Mount Gulian wedding is calculated by figuring a 100-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: $6,500 for up to 80 people (this includes the bride and groom and children 4 years-old and up). For more than 80 people, the fee is $25/pp for each guest beyond the 80 count.

Photo by Ilene Squires

Photo by Ilene Squires

Additional Costs: The rental is a five hour rental of the site with the option to add additional time at $500 an hour. Portable restrooms must be rented for parties over 100 guests.

Food and Beverage: Mount Gulian does not require the use of an exclusive caterer.

What’s Included: The rental includes the 1740’s barn, bathrooms, porches, grounds and garden.

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

Size: Up to 150 guests in the Barn for a sit-down dinner May-October.

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

Parking: Yes

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 (I know..kind of a bummer to have guests stay in a town called Fishkill). Guests might also consider renting a vacation house nearby.

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

Photo by Ilene Squires

Photo by Ilene Squires

The Report:

Mount Gulian is an 18th century Dutch Colonial Homestead situated on over 12 acres overlooking the Hudson River. 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, toilets, shuttles, etc.). To take full advantage of this venue I would suggest keeping your guest list under 100 so you don’t have to bring in port-0-potties (nobody likes using those) or a tent and 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.

Our Rating

6 Amenities/What’s Included

6 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

7 Location

9 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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