Weddings at CIA

Private Events at CIA in Hyde Park, NY

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You’re planning an event and you want it to be a smashing success. Finding an event space that meets your needs and ensures success can be a challenge. That’s why putting yourself in the hands of the experts at the Culinary Institute of America is the right choice. Our team has the experience and resources to guide you every step of the way and personalize your experience.

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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.


Host your annual board meeting, conferences or product launch, at CIA in the Hudson Valley. Our exceptional resources can provide both the perfect corporate meeting space and lots of unique experiences.

Team Building

Looking to entertain clients, steward donors, bond with co-workers at team-building activities? A private cooking class, culinary demonstration, or interactive wine tasting at CIA is the perfect opportunity. We offer fully customized classes taught by CIA’s own expert instructors.


There is no more beautiful place than CIA to host your organization’s gala. Honor your contributors, donors, or high performers with an evening of unsurpassed dining in one of our stunning venues.

Private Group Dining

CIA’s beautifully appointed restaurants, many of which have private dining rooms, are the perfect way to have a food-centric event. You can opt for an intimate gathering in one of the private dining rooms or choose to rent out an entire restaurant!


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Breakfast, lunch, receptions, snacks, and more—CIA can provide everything you need to make your next celebration, conference, team building, or gala a delicious success.

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With our versatile selection of event spaces for rent, world-renowned culinary expertise, and spectacular setting, you can be sure that your event will be unique and truly memorable.

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“We cannot recommend CIA, Jason Lowenthal, or his entire team highly enough to host your wedding at their stunning campus in Hyde Park, NY. 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 CIA.”—Richard Myers and Ran Levinsky, 2022
“We toured and booked CIA after finding out from my mom (an alumni) that they host weddings. From the second we met Jason we knew CIA would be our venue. During the two years of planning, Jason probably answered 250 emails from me—yes, I was definitely the most annoying bride of the season. Jason and his team are unmatched. They were able to re-make my husband and my favorite dish from our favorite restaurant in New York City, made the best cocktails, and I have not stopped hearing about how good the food was from our guests, many of whom are chefs or service professionals. My husband and I plan on visiting CIA for all future anniversaries, and I will be recommending CIA as a venue to any brides I meet. If you’re on the fence about booking here, reach out to me!”—Molly G., 2023