Bearsville Weddings

Bridal Party Amenities

The Janis Dressing Room

Be inspired by the Queen of the Blues, Janis Joplin, as you and your bridesmaids prepare for the celebrations. Our dressing room has everything you (and your make-up artist and hair stylist) need, including a three-person LED-lit, mirrored dressing table and a private bathroom and shower room. Relax on our luxurious wrap-around sofa and enjoy a glass of champagne or two. This space comfortably accommodates up to eight people and has housed many headliner theater performers including Mavis Staples, Darlene Love, Joan Osborne, Ani DiFranco, Angel Olsen, Steve Earle and Pat Metheny.

Located in the main Theater, the Janis Dressing Room pays tribute to Janis Joplin, whose career was managed by Bearsville Founder Albert Grossman. A frequent visitor at the Grossman home and a regular partier at The Bear Café, Janis came to Woodstock to recover and relax after touring and recording. The room reflects the breadth of her life — her friends and family, the men, the albums, the bands, and the influences and inspirations that drove her to become a blues singer at an early age.

The Van Morrison Dressing Room

Perfect for a smaller wedding party, this room can accommodate up to four people. Illustrating the time Van Morrison spent in Woodstock between 1969 and 1971, it is well-appointed with a bathroom including a shower, plus a two-person mirrored table and velvet sofa.

Van Morrison arrived in Woodstock in 1969 to play the homespun Sound-Out festival on Pan’s Farm in West Saugerties. The songs of his timeless and beloved album, Moondance, came to life here, kindled by the spectacular view of the Ashokan Reservoir shown in the room as a full-size mural. Some of his inspiring and beautiful song lyrics and an array of photographic references to his life add to the feeling of this special space.

The Green Room

The Green Room is just across from the dressing rooms. It’s a beautiful, calming space for wedding preparations and pre-or post-celebration drinks with your close bridal party and VIPs. The entranceway has a small shrine to Albert Grossman, plus a collage of photographs of the hidden people behind the success of Bearsville, including the engineers, producers, administrators, and builders who created the Bearsville Center and Bearsville Studios.

The heart of the room is the sitting area, which faces a golden shrine celebrating the spirituality of Woodstock. Here, a long luxurious velvet couch, floor cushions, and easy chairs seat up to 15 people, and a working fireplace, antique rugs, and pillows finish off the ambiance.

Off to the side, a fully fitted kitchen with laundry, fridge, and freezer, oven and microwave work well for small-scale catering.

The Peterson House

Safe Space & Entertainment for Your Younger Guests

It’s so wonderful to have children at weddings — and even more so, if they can be entertained safely and enjoy some time out. The Peterson House front room is available upon request to entertain the children of your wedding guests. Your host, Nancy’s Artisanal Creamery and Bakery offer tasty homemade ice creams onsite. We can arrange for one of  Woodstock’s talented children’s performers to entertain your younger guests. 

Capacity: 30 children and adults in any combination.

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