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If you’re looking for a movie script ending, turn your eyes to the Paramount Country Club. Its classic elegance and show stopping views are sure to charm you. Having once been the setting for Golden Age galas, you can be sure that a Paramount Country Club wedding will be an affair to remember.
30 miles north of New York City, the Paramount Country Club sits snugly among the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley. Adolph Zukor, Hollywood mogul and head of Paramount Studios, built it in 1918 to be his personal oasis. The private estate served as the vibrant backdrop for many Golden Age soirées until it was sold and converted into the Dellwood Country Club in 1948. Later, the new owners renamed it to Paramount Country Club to reflect its prestigious roots.
Party-goers looking for the glitz and glamour of early cinema have raved about this venue. They are a 7 time Couples Choice winner on Wedding Wire. They have also been honored in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Only exceptional vendors who have won four or more Best of Wedding Awards are inducted into the Hall of Fame. These awards are granted based off reviews from real couples, all of whom agree that the Paramount is a 5 star venue.
The cobbled stone architecture of the Paramount is striking against the lush landscape. Surrounded by a 200 acre golf course, greenery stretches as far as the eye can see. The main manor is the setting for the ballroom, groom’s suite, and cocktail hour area. In addition, a homey cottage sits just off the garden, for use as a bridal suite.
Ceremonies are most popularly held in the Sunken Garden, taking advantage of the epic view. However, in case of inclement weather or winter weddings, ceremonies can also be held indoors in the ballroom, or in an indoor/outdoor hybrid on the covered patio.
You and your guests can enjoy cocktail hour in a space just off the ballroom. Here, the warm wood and grand piano give off old world parlor vibes with modern flare. You can certainly picture yourself lounging on the cozy seating after the ceremony, with a glass of perfectly concocted Old Fashioned from the bar.
The ballroom is classic and humble. The dark wood and bronze lighting fixtures create a warm and cozy atmosphere, magically making the space, which can hold 300 people, feel more intimate.
The Paramount employs a classically trained culinary team. They will work with you to customize your entire menu to your liking. So whether you’re looking for a carving table or a plant based feast, they can accommodate your discerning tastes.
The grounds of the Paramount are a sight to behold. In addition to the sweeping vistas, everything is carefully manicured and styled to perfection. The open space of the golf course makes a lovely spot to do your first looks. After that, there are plenty other outdoor photo ops for you and your betrothed. The shady canopy of a colonnade of evergreens looks like a place for a cozy rendezvous. Additionally, tall golden grass swaying in the breeze, dramatically contrasted against the open sky provides a chance for a cinematic, picture perfect moment.
However, if there’s one view you shouldn’t miss, it’s the Sunken Garden. You’ll find this marvel after descending a short staircase framed by two swirling, ornamental, patinated bronze sculptures. Low stone walls surround the garden. At its center is a bubbling fountain ringed by seasonal flowers. From there, a gentle rise leads to a break in the wall. This spot, not surprisingly, is the most popular place to say vows. It overlooks miles of forests, with the Hudson River Palisades prominent in the distance. The wildness of nature contrasted with the cultured and structured walls will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a gothic novel.
The views at the Paramount Country Club are a natural masterpiece. If you’re looking for wedding photos that will be equally grand and masterful, choose the Paramount.
The Paramount Country Club can be described as timeless, classy, and marvelous. You can expect no less from an estate that was graced by Hollywood royalty like Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Clark Gable, and Charlie Chaplin. Even actual royalty once walked the halls, when Zukor hosted President Herbert Hoover and Edward VIII, the Prince of Wales. So contact the Paramount Country Club for your fairy tale wedding.
If the Golden Age glow isn’t what you’re going for, check out these other equally stunning Hudson Valley wedding venues. And talk to us, we’ll be happy to give you the scoop on our favorite places.