The Episcopal Church of St Mary-in-the-Highlands has been literally at the heart of Cold Spring since 1840. The current Church was erected in 1868.

Sunday Masses are at 8:00 and 10:30 am. We offer child care and Sunday School during the 10:30 am service.

St Mary's is a vibrant parish community consisting of a cross section of young families, middle-aged empty nesters, professionals, retired seniors and others.

Located in the Cold Spring National Register Historic District, our beautiful stone Church nestled in the spectacular Hudson Highlands has been called The Cathedral of the Hudson Valley for its graceful grey granite spire rising 128 feet above the village of Cold Spring.

We have a marvelous hall that is available for rentals. It is equipped with a full kitchen and you will find it perfect for meetings, weddings, and receptions of all kinds.

Welcome Visitors

Marriage License, "Fee" and Contact Information


The Law requires that you obtain a marriage license before your marriage may be solemnized. Your license must be issued in the state of New York, but may be issued by any county in the state. Licenses are good throughout the state. Ascertain from the county clerk the requirements for applying for a marriage license and what documentation you must take to the courthouse when you apply.


For tax purposes, the following "fees" are actually suggested donations. No one will be denied the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony because they cannot afford it.
To be paid when the Church is "booked":
$250 (Non-refundable Deposit)

Balance to be paid at the rehearsal:
Use of the Church: $900 (minus $250 deposit =$650)
Organist: $200 (Plus an additional fee of $50 for each rehearsal with soloists or instrumentalists)
Priest: $300


Reverend Dr. Shane Scott-Hamblen, Rector (845) 265-2539
Mr John Drew, Organist

The Episcopal Church of St Mary-in-the-Highlands
1 Chestnut Street
Corner of Routes 9D and 301 Cold Spring, New York 10516
(845) 265-2539


A beautiful historic stone church nestled in the Hudson Valley at the center of Cold Spring, New York. Within walking distance of Metro North and spectacular views of the Hudson River, Storm King Mountain, and West Point.