Monday, July 22, 2013

Venue Spotlight: The Living Room

Choosing a venue for your wedding can be an overwhelming endeavor. Searching for a space that reflects who you are as a couple, a space that is in your price range, and one that will fit your guest list can be, well, daunting.

Here at Hudson Valley Green, my goal is to make your wedding planning a bit more manageable. So when Nathalie of The Living Room reached out to tell me about her new event space in Cold Spring (Putnam County), I was all about it!

I met Nathalie on a beautifully sunny afternoon to tour The Living Room and was not disappointed. 

(c) The Living Room

The History. Nathalie and her partner-in-crime, Phillip, began renting the dilapidated Palen's Drug Store in 2011. Originally, Nathalie and Phillip used the old drug store as a health and wellness space but recently have revamped the space to hold a wide variety of events, from weddings to dance classes to art shows. Although the venue is officially named The Living Room, the space still proudly displays the original Palen's Drug Store sign on the storefront. 

The Details. The Living Room accommodates 70 guests for a sit-down dinner or 115 guests for cocktails.  The space can be rented for a competitive price for a 24-hr block of time (which allows plenty of time for set up); for rates, please contact The Living Room directly.

There is one bathroom and two small rooms which can be used as a coat check or dressing rooms. There's no kitchen but plenty of space in the yard/parking area behind The Living Room for a caterer to set up a tent.

(c) The Living Room

The ambience in the main space is warm and radiant. Natural wood plank walls surrounding the space and soft lighting add to the cozy, intimate feel.

(c) The Living Room

(c) The Living Room

And while you can certainly have the wedding ceremony at The Living Room, you can also make use of Cold Spring's magnificent town gazebo, several churches, even the library! Because The Living Room is located in the heart of Cold Spring, most ceremony sites (and the MetroNorth Train Station!) are all within walking distance.

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If you aren't familiar with Cold Spring, I highly suggest a visit. It's a smallish river town with a rustic-chic feel and loads of charm. The views of the Hudson Highlands and Hudson River cannot be beat. Stunning estates, art galleries, amazing hiking trails, and the cutest French bistro ever, Le Bouchon (try the duck confit), are just a few of the reasons I love Cold Spring. 

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And as if The Living Room wasn't hip enough, one of Martha Stewart's employees was recently married at The Living Room and the venue will be featured in the next Martha Stewart Weddings issue! 

For more information about The Living Room, please call (845) 270 - 8210 and speak with Nathalie (and tell her you learned about The Living Room on HVG!) or visit The Living Room's website

103 Main Street
Cold Spring, New York 10516 
phone: (845) 270-8210

Happy Planning, 


  1. Yeah! Finally I got the perfect place; I was looking for from last some months. Well thanks for writing this blog on ‘The Living Room’. It is like an advance gift to me for my wedding because I am really impressed by its beauty. Of course I am going to book this wedding location venue for my dreamy day.

  2. Wow!! This is really a very informative. Well I am about to celebrating my wedding anniversary and searching some venue space nyc and finally got your blog. Thanks again.