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Elegant Weddings

Senate Garage is an industrial yet elegant venue located on the historic grounds of the Senate House in the heart of Uptown Kingston. Our converted 1921 garage is a dramatic open space, allowing you to create your unique vision that reflects your personal taste.

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Do I need a day of coordinator for my event?

It depends. If you have the room in your budget, we have found them to be extremely helpful in alleviating stress for the couple and their families. They are there as your personal assistant.  They also help pack up personal items at the end of the night.

If you are renting Senate Garage for the full weekend, a wedding coordinator is required.

What about parking for wedding guests?

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.

Are there restrictions on what time music must end?

Yes. City ordinance requires amplified music must conclude by 2am. If you are renting the outside state park grounds, amplified music can be played until 10pm.

Does the building have heat and AC?

Happy to report—YES!

Are there hotels in the area to accommodate wedding guests?

Uptown Kingston has several stylish Boutique Hotels that are in walking distance to Senate Garage.  There are many hotels in the area that provide group discounted rates. Best Western Plus is 5 minutes away. There are many charming B&B’s in the area and Airbnb’s within walking distance.

Can I use real candles?

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.

Can I bring my own caterer for a wedding?

YES!  We have a list of caterers that we recommend but you may bring in any caterer as long as they are fully licensed and insured and can meet our guidelines.  The caterer should contact Senate Garage before providing you with a quote.

 

Do you have tables and chairs for a wedding?

All tables and chairs are rented through the caterer, allowing couples to choose what reflects their personal vision.

Will there be a staff person from Senate Garage the day of my event?

Yes.  Our Venue Operations Manager or owner (sometimes both!) will be onsite throughout most of your event.  This person will work with your private event coordinator or designated person 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.

What is the capacity for Senate Garage?

We can accommodate up to 240 for a seated event with a dance floor and up to 500 people for a more 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.

Ready to plan your wedding?