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From the bachelorette party to the rehearsal dinner, and from the ceremony to the joyous reception, we have everything to make your wedding special. As a premier Hudson Valley wedding venue, the CIA is ready to take care of all the details, from food and wine to design, décor, and lighting. If you can dream it, we can make it happen.



Enjoy a special birthday, anniversary, graduation, or office party in CIA style—you can even arrange a private culinary or wine class as part of the festivities! We have so many unique ways to make your event memorable for you and your guests.


My husband and I are so happy that we chose the CIA for our wedding venue! The location is absolutely beautiful and the food was incredible. The number one comment we received from all of our guests was how the food was the best they’d ever had at a wedding. The event coordinator, Jason Lowenthal, was a pleasure to work with. He is a true expert at his job. Wedding planning can be stressful, and he was so helpful and patient with us throughout the entire process! We HIGHLY recommend this venue!—Katherine F, 2022


We cannot recommend the CIA, Jason Lowenthal, or his entire team highly enough to host your wedding at their stunning campus in Hyde Park. The incredible attention to detail started from our first phone call with Jason helping us to brainstorm all sorts of creative ideas, letting us make the entire event truly our own. The culinary team are superstars as well, led by the Chef who thoughtfully crafted our menu with us. Jason and his team managed to pull off our entire day exactly as planned despite thunderstorms, crying flower boys, and the million other fires that need putting out. We can’t thank him enough and would tell anyone that they should have full confidence their wedding (or other event) will be exactly how they want it to be (or even better) at the CIA.—Richard Meyers and Ran Levinsky, 2022


The Culinary Institute of America is a hidden gem of a wedding venue. Far more than just offering exquisite food (though it is simply the very best dining), CIA is gorgeous, unique, and was the absolute perfect place for our wedding in October 2021. We wanted to get married in the beautiful Hudson Valley in the Fall, and we wanted a venue that was memorable and special. CIA met every wish we had and then some. We feel like we hit the jackpot finding CIA and highly recommend it to any couple!—Donna Lazarus and Scott Brenner, 2021