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The Personal Touch
A Rhinecliff wedding is something personal and special, our boutique hotel has been painstakingly crafted to created the perfect conditions, for the perfect celebration! A magical mix of historic and antique, warm and cozy, mixed with just enough cool and chic, elegant and modern, The Rhinecliff is at once the perfect mix of old and new, classic and modern. With its sweeping views of the Hudson River, relaxed, elegant ambience and highest quality farm-fresh cuisine, The Rhinecliff offers a boutique wedding experience bar none. We will assist and guide you through the entire process, the Rhinecliff Team is famed for its guiding hand, its tender touch and its warm smile.
If you wish to hold your ceremony on site with us, we have various options to suit the time of year (and the weather!). In fine weather our pretty garden overlooking the mighty Hudson River is the natural choice, with the historic Rondout Lighthouse, the Catskill Mountains and the majestic Hudson River as your backdrop
Good Enough to Eat
We all enjoy good food and tasty drinks so we make it our business to ensure you will get the menu and format you are looking for to suit the style of your celebration. We’ve all heard of “wedding food” and that is not what we’re about, our food is restaurant quality, freshly prepared, locally sourced, properly cooked and served with style! You can tailor your menu to include your favorite dishes, reflect your heritage or celebrate Grandma’s famous pie! We offer all kinds of food service and we will discuss this with you in detail to set the tone you would like to with your menu. From the most formal plated dinner (no irritating pre-orders required!), through stations-style casual formats, grand buffets and on to our most popular choice of all – family-style shared platters of our delectable farm-to-table cuisine to every table!
Your personal choices extend into your tasty beverage choices too! Feature your favorite craft beer, the wine you became engaged to, or that local cocktail you shared on that special vacation where it all started…….you name it, the answer’s yes!!
We want you to celebrate your special day with all the things that are most important to you, your family and friends. From a Pyebaek Korean Ceremony, through Irish Stepdancers, Mini Fish n’Chips, a Vegan Menu, Italian-style White Bow-tied Waiters, to Fried Chicken, Uruguayan Faina, Zywiec Polish beer……the list goes on! We want you to enjoy your day in the way you want it to be, just ask…….!
If dancing and good music is an important part of your celebration, we’re here to help you enjoy exactly what really gets you going!
Bring in your favorite band or DJ, equally we can recommend the best Hudson Valley DJs and bands that can really rock your celebration! We have our own sound equipment too if you would like to play your own I-tunes Playlist at any point in the celebrations, we can also help you play your own ceremony music selections, we’re here to help! The Rhinecliff is a fully paid up member of the “We Support the After Party” Party; we believe that all partygoers have equal rights and that those who wish to extend their party rights late into the night should be able to do so free of intimidation from frowning “early risers” and “light sleepers!” You can plan your after party to be as short or long as you would like, there is no additional charge for it, we can even provide an outdoor firepit, s’mores, grilled cheese, the Canadian National Anthem (not joking there..it’s been done….)……whatever it takes to keep the party rolling!
Most of us spend a third of our lives in bed, so on that most special of all days, why not have you and your closest friends and family enjoy beautifully restored historic rooms, antique floorboards, beds carved from 200 year old beams, ultra modern double Jacuzzi tubs, custom-made ceiling mounted rain showers, flat screen TVs and super-snuggly pillows…….all close enough that you can share bags of quality time together, hanging out, breakfasting, lounging, catching-up…that’s what it’s all about! Our beautiful rooms can all be reserved for you and your party, but only if you want them…..
The Morning After…
The morning after is priceless quality time to share with friends and family. We specialize in casual and fun morning after brunches, relax on our outdoor patio, enjoy the French Press Coffee, French Toast and everything else, special brunches with all of your guests invited, or keep it intimate with just a few close friends and family, whatever feels right for you, savor the moment and bask in the after glow…..
Rhinecliff Weddings are indeed special. We want to get to know you, what are your likes, how do you want your day to be? You will come to know us personally and we will come to know you, your day will be special, unique and you will always remain our friends. A Rhinecliff wedding is for life, our little hamlet is a special place that will become part of your new history.
Owner James Chapman, after thirty years in the hospitality business, working around the world, most recently in New York City at the Rainbow Room and with the famous Cipriani banquet and restaurant empire, has crafted a unique, personal and unforgettable wedding experience at The Rhinecliff, come and join us!
We don’t really feel the need to expand on being “gay friendly”, it’s obvious to us. We remain delighted that New York State chose to see the light, let love, happiness and the good times roll!
Intimate Weddings, Elopements
We know that not everyone wants the classic, full-on wedding showdown! Sometimes a more intimate, low key celebration may be just what’s needed. We specialize in intimate celebrations, doing things differently, and creating your own waves in your own way.