Frequently Asked Questions2021-04-05T09:36:39-04:00
What’s so special about Senate Garage?2023-01-09T17:56:07-05:00

Everything.  We are independently owned- and you’ll feel the difference.  We are urban, industrial, vintage and romantic all within a charming and trendy small city in the Hudson Valley.  Your friends will enjoy being able to walk to restaurants, coffee bars, breweries and boutique shops.

What about a rain plan?2023-11-10T15:27:46-05:00

No one wants rain on their day, BUT if it does, your caterer or event coordinator will help you pick the best rain plan for your event.  Most weddings, depending on the guest count, can be brought inside.  Inside weddings are beautiful and sometimes even cozier with all your friends and family inside and dry.

What is the capacity for Senate Garage?2023-01-08T16:44:47-05:00

We can accommodate up to 220 for a seated event with dance floor and up to 400 people for a cocktail style event. We will be happy to discuss your event in detail to help determine how the space could work best for your event.

Smaller weddings also work great in our space. You can have the ceremony, cocktail event and reception all in one space.

Will there be a staff person from Senate Garage the day of my event?2022-02-03T16:41:52-05:00

Yes. Our Venue Manager  will be onsite throughout most of your event. This person will work with your event coordinator  to answer any questions and help with any last minute needs. They will circulate throughout the event to act as the venue’s primary point of contact for event guests and to answer any venue-related questions, provide general assistance and oversee the property. Senate Garage staff is not responsible for planning or cuing the details of your event.

How large is your space?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00

Senate Garage is 7000 sq ft.

Can your lights be removed from the ceiling?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00

No. Additional lighting can be added but our chandeliers cannot be removed. We also have spot lights throughout the space.

Do you have WIFI?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00


Do you have AV Equipment?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00

We have a projector and screen, speakers and a microphone. We are also happy to connect you with an audio specialist that can supply additional equipment and assistance during your event.

What furniture do you have in the space?2022-02-03T16:40:31-05:00

Included in the venue fee is a stationary bar, a secondary rolling bar, 10 farm tables, 160 Chiavari chairs, industrial style podium and vintage style furniture.

Do you have tables and chairs?2022-02-03T16:45:03-05:00

We have 10 farm tables and 160 Chiavari chairs. Any additional tables and chairs are rented through Events Unlimited, our exclusive rental company.

Do you have tables and chairs for a wedding?2021-04-15T16:40:43-04:00

We have 10 Rustic Farm Tables and 160 Fruitwood Chiavari Chairs. Depending on your guest count your catering will work with you to add complimentary rental items to choose what reflects your personal vision.

Can I bring my own caterer for a wedding?2023-01-08T16:57:53-05:00

Senate Garage has curated a handpicked list of caterers that are familiar with working in our space.  They know what it takes to throw amazing parties and their food is amazing!

What about parking for private event attendees?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00

There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots close by. There is a large parking lot 1 block away. All Parking is metered up to 6pm on Saturdays. No meters on Sunday. Senate Garage can also help arrange a bulk parking rate with the city. Valet parking can also be arranged.

If you are securing the outdoor state grounds, there are approximately 30 spots adjacent to the property for your older guests and family that are included in the outdoor rental.

Can I use real candles?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00

Candles are allowed in the space provided they are enclosed in a glass votive.

If you are renting the outdoor grounds, no flame is allowed outside on state property. LED candles are a good alternative. Sparklers are also not allowed, but glow sticks are a good alternative.

Are there hotels in the area for private event attendees?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00

We have several boutique hotels that are in walking distance to Senate Garage and more coming- Very Exciting! Airbnb’s are throughout Uptown Kingston and The Rondout area. The Best Western Plus is 5 minutes away. There are also many hotels in the area that provide group discounted rates.

How much does it cost to have an event at Senate Garage?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00

It depends on the details of your event and how many hours or days you will need the space. We would be happy to discuss your event details and provide a price for the venue.

Are there hotels in the area to accommodate wedding guests?2023-01-08T17:15:29-05:00

Uptown Kingston has several stylish Boutique Hotels that are in walking distance to Senate Garage. Many of the hotels in the area provide group discounted rates. The Kinsley Hotel is our newest boutique hotel. There are many charming B&B’s and Airbnb’s as well as large chain hotels.

Does the building have heat and AC?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00

Happy to report—YES!

What about parking for wedding guests?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00

There is metered street parking and municipal parking in several locations throughout uptown Kingston (meters up till 6pm). There is a large parking lot 1 block away. Valet parking can also be arranged. Many of our parties have used a private bus service to transport guests from the hotel to the venue- allowing your guests to have fun without worry of getting back to the hotel.

Do I need a day of coordinator for my event?2023-11-09T16:48:54-05:00

Yes and you won’t regret it.  We require you to at least have a day-of-coordinator but highly recommend a month-of or full planner.  They help support you both in your planning leading up to your event and act as your personal assistant the day of your event.   They are an invaluable resource and help with all the last minute details. The day of they assist with set up, break down, logistics and timing.

What is the rental fee?2021-04-09T09:10:38-04:00

Please fill out our contact form and provide as much information as possible. Since each event is unique the venue fee will vary. We will be happy to schedule a call to discuss your event. For a tour please call us at 845-802-5900 or email Senate Garage to arrange an appointment.

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