Amid the many beautiful sites at Hudson Gardens, we love to see families and friends gathering together to share life’s milestones. Our expansive grounds and venues are maintained with care to provide a welcoming environment for everyone on your guest list. Schedule a tour today so we can help you find the perfect spot for your social occasion.

Life Celebrations

Tell me more about Celebration of Life packages. I’m only interested in a venue.

A life celebration (or celebration of life) is an end-of-life ceremony where people come together to honor the unique life of the deceased. Hudson Gardens recognizes the importance of this occasion, and we strive to make the planning process as simple as possible. We now provide all-inclusive packages so you can easily create a beautiful occasion while focusing on what matters.

Each package includes:

  • Five hours of access to a ceremony site and reception venue. Popular locations include a lakeside ceremony site (Monet’s Place), a historic cabin (The Inn), and a tranquil rose garden. Learn more about each venue by taking a virtual tour.
  • Tables and chairs for the ceremony and reception;
  • Access to acres of peaceful, landscaped gardens;
  • Catering and catering staff: Choose from a curated menu of small plates, sandwiches, and entrées.

Optional additions include:

  • Additional Hours;
  • Linen Service: restaurant-quality tablecloths and napkins in a variety of colors;
  • Wine, beer, and spirits.

Patrons can solely rent a venue (rather than a package) and arrange food and beverages themselves through a caterer. However, all events that serve food at Hudson Gardens must use one of seven caterers from our list. For celebrations of life, we offer our venues at a discounted rate of $250/hour (five-hour minimum). To learn more about non-packaged venue rentals, please submit an inquiry form.

Coffee break in a beautiful, green garden. Corporate event venue.

Pricing for Celebration of Life packages varies by number of guests, food selections, and beverage selections. You can easily calculate the total price using this online form.

50 Guests

100 Guests

150 Guests

200 Guests

Birthdays, Quinceañeras, Bar Mitzvahs, and Bat Mitzvahs

Whether you’re lighting a few candles or a few dozen—whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a huge blowout, Hudson Gardens has the ultimate space for your big day. Each of our venues feature a dance floor, an outdoor area perfect for yard games or cocktail hour, and views that are sure to delight guests.

A dessert table at an outdoor baby shower or bridal shower.

Bridal Showers & Baby Showers

Good news is worth celebrating in style! The Overlook provides a beautiful, open space for smaller showers while The Inn at Hudson Gardens, the Garden Canopy, and the Welcome Garden Pavilion all offer charming settings for larger groups.

Looking for Something Else?

Hudson Gardens oversees five indoor and open-air structures as well as acres of natural spaces. If a section of our property catches your eye, we're happy to make it fit your unique event needs.