Wedding Rentals at the Maritime Museum
Private rentals include barn, classroom and tour boat
KINGSTON, N.Y. – Hudson River Maritime Museum is offering rentals of various spaces on campus including the museum’s Barn which is an ideal site for weddings. The attractive and convenient location of campus, as well as ample parking and accessibility, make it an ideal location for weddings, parties, meetings and other events. Other sites that are available for private rental include the Boat School Classroom, the museum’s East Gallery and the Solaris tour boat.
The Barn offers a rustic setting beside the Rondout Creek in Kingston's historic Rondout business district. The large open space is flanked with sliding barn doors at both ends to give guests simultaneous access to the waterfront and business district. The site features a raised covered porch entrance beside the yard. Displayed nearby is the 1898 steam tugboat Mathilda, the largest artifact in the museum's collection. Rental can include use of the adjacent yard and docking spaces. This large space comfortably fits a group of 150+ standing and 125 seated. It is available on select dates throughout the season, May through October.
Also available for a variety of events happening year-round is the Boat School Classroom which is ideal for a lecture-style gathering. This venue opens directly onto the waterfront and includes a private patio for additional tables or perhaps an outside bar. The museum’s East Gallery is also available for rent and offers high ceilings and access to fascinating displays of maritime history.
The museum’s solar-powered tour boat Solaris is available for private charter by itself or as part of an event on the museum’s property. The boat can charter short rides or tours of the nearby Rondout Lighthouse and can accommodate up to 28 passengers. Built by the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s restoration crew under the direction of Jim Kricker, this vessel does not require fossil fuels to run and is the only solar-powered boat in operation on the Hudson River.
Photos of the sites at the museum and rates are available at www.hrmm.org/facility-rentals. For details call the museum at 845-338-0071.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related communities. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard its floating classroom, Solaris. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston. Visit www.HRMM.org for more information.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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