The Millay Colony for the Arts 454 East Hill Road
New York, NY 12571
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About Us

a small artists' colony and arts center in Austerlitz, NY. Our spectacular campus, of two buildings and a large open field, in the Berkshire foothills is located on the former property of legendary poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Bordering Harvey Mountain State Forest, our campus is nestled on seven acres of meadows and wooded land and offers stunning views, lush fields, and historic walking trails. Our facility can board groups up to fourteen, with seven double beds, and we can arrange further lodging with discounts at nearby locations for events with larger numbers. The Colony has hosted parties of up to 300 and has also been an intimate home for retreats of creative collaborative groups of four members. 

Some of the features available at Millay include:

Up to seven private bedrooms with double beds (includes all bedding, lines, towels) ** Up to seven large private studios ** Access to large meeting and dining room ** Large double kitchen ** WiFi, Fax, Copier, Computer & Printer, Telephones ** Two libraries ** Darkroom ** Laundry Room ** Chef-prepared dinners (all diets easily accommodated) ** catering/floral/rental packages available

All of this takes place on our incredible grounds with magical walks and trails, swimming holes, and wildflowers. Whatever your needs, we can make your Colony retreat or event inspiring, successful, and refreshing. We offer comprehensive three-day wedding packages including accomodations, rentals, catering for rehearsal dinner, ceremony and day-after brunch, amazing florists (locally grown!! gorgeous!!), photographer plus on-site parking and all-around helper...


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Guest Capacity
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 100
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Outdoor Ceremony - Covered
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Covered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 50
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteFull Service Wedding PackagesNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite CateringOnsite Overnight AccommodationsOnsite ParkingOutside Alcohol AllowedOutside Catering Allowed
Venue Style
CountryEco-friendly / GreenMountainRustic
Venue Type
Other Venue Type