Weddings & Rentals

Wilderstein Weddings

Wilderstein is an enchanting historic estate situated high above the Hudson River in Rhinebeck, New York. The site offers a romantic, elegant, country setting for outdoor daytime wedding events.

Wedding ceremonies may take place anywhere on Wilderstein’s picturesque 40-acre landscape, including our two gazebos. The expansive lawn east of the Wilderstein mansion is available for wedding receptions. From this location, guests have spectacular views of the Esopus Lighthouse and the river at one of its widest points. The estate’s magical Queen Anne mansion and landscape serve as a beautiful backdrop for ceremonies and receptions alike.

For more information or to schedule a walk-through of the grounds, please contact the Wilderstein Office at 845.876.4818 or wilderstein@wilderstein.org.

Site Rental Fees

Wedding Ceremony, Photography & Reception

  • 50 guests or fewer: $2,500
  • 51 to 100 guests: 3,500
  • 101 to 200 guests: 4,000

Wedding Ceremony & Photography

  • 100 guests or fewer: $600
  • 101 to 200 guests: $800

Photography

  • Wedding photos: $200
  • Fees for all other commercial photography, professional portraits, etc. are by arrangement through the Wilderstein office.

Please see our list of Business Members for local vendors to help you plan your perfect Wilderstein Wedding. We are also happy to suggest additional local vendors familiar with our property and policies.

FAQs

Q:  How can I check available dates?
A: Call the Wilderstein office at 845-876-4818 or contact us by sending an email to wilderstein@wilderstein.org.

Q:  When may I look at the site?
A:  An appointment to meet with a Wilderstein representative to be shown the grounds can be arranged by contacting the Wilderstein office.  You may also visit Wilderstein’s grounds on your own daily from 9am to 4pm.

Q:  What do the fees cover?
A: Wilderstein’s fees cover the use of the grounds.  Arrangements for tents, chair rentals, food service, etc. are the responsibility of the event holder.  We are happy to suggest local vendors familiar with our property and policies.

Q:  What types of decorations are allowed?
A:  Flowers, shepherd hooks and candles may be used, although there are restrictions as to how many and where they are placed.  Use of natural products (birdseed, flowers, bubbles, etc.) is permitted.  The mansion and verandah may not be decorated.

Q:  Is there a place for the bride to hideaway until the ceremony begins?
A:  Wilderstein has several places that can be made available for a bride to hideaway until the ceremony starts.

Q:  Can wedding photos be taken inside the mansion?
A:  Photography is allowed on the verandah and anywhere on the grounds.  Wedding photography is not permitted in the Wilderstein mansion.

Q:  Are bathroom facilities available?
A:  Wilderstein has bathroom facilities which are available for wedding ceremonies.  For receptions, portable restrooms must be brought in.

Q:  Is there a designated tent location for wedding receptions?
A:  Tents are permitted only on the lawn directly in front of the mansion’s porte cochere.

Q:  How long and between what hours may the grounds be reserved for my wedding ceremony and/or reception?
A:  Wedding ceremonies up to 3 hours between 9am and dusk.  Ceremonies and receptions up to 8 hours between 9am and dusk.  This time includes all set-up and take-down.  Arrangements for day before set-up and rehearsal possible.