Tucked away in the scenic Hudson Valley is an 18th century Dutch Colonial Homestead that is home to some of the most outstanding weddings in Fishkill, New York. The front-facing porch, red shutters, and knockers on the Dutch door welcome guests to Mount Gulian, which once belonged to a Major General during the American Revolutionary War. Resting on over 12 acres of well-maintained grounds overlooking the Hudson River, the charming home is a registered National Historic Landmark..Reborn out of a fire in 1931, the home was purchased by the Mount Gulian Society and restored in 1966, and the efforts were completed in 1975, breathing new life into its original Revolutionary character. In the years since the home has been updated with modern amenities for comfort and convenience while not sacrificing any of its historical charm and Dutch character..A gem along the Hudson River, the manor home is perfect for getting ready, and the porch can even play center stage for a live band to entertain guests on the main lawn. Vibrant flowers and climbing vines surrounded the main house, which lends themselves nicely to both a ceremony space or portrait location. Ceremonies can be held in a valley of lush trees offering stunning views of the Hudson River, or in the meadow field. The estate grounds of Mount Gulian are rich with beautiful old growth creating a storybook feeling as the wedding unfolds in this natural setting..Mount Gulian is also home to an 18th-century Dutch barn. Inside the large barn doors is a huge dance floor, and a peaked ceiling where raw wood crosses high above laced in Edison lighting. The warm glow of the lights and the wood create a comfortable atmosphere where family and friends dine family-style at carefully prepared tables. There is still ample room for a dance floor and space to mingle under the three crystal chandeliers that hang above. The rustic, farm-chic vibe feels steeped in the history of the land, while still feeling welcoming and offering an oasis of calm away from the city. .With views of the Hudson River and stunning vistas capturing couples at sunset is something I love to do at Mount Gulian. While meticulously maintained, the sprawling acres feel like you’ve escaped deep into the woods of a fairytale setting. The sense of history isn’t lost on you as you stroll along with the old-growth and all of it makes outstanding places to both have and capture the perfect Hudson Valley weddingKeywords: still need names (114). 1/640; f/1.2; ISO 200; 50.0 mm.