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Best Wedding Venues in Upstate New York

The Best Wedding Venues in Upstate New York

Want to have a getaway wedding but don’t know where to begin? Searching for that perfect Upstate New York wedding venue? Seeking a perfect rustic chic space without sacrificing on the modern essentials you know your family wants? Debating between a wedding weekend or just a wedding day?

After photographing over 200 weddings and working at venues throughout the Hudson Valley and Catskills, we know the ins and outs of getting married in Upstate New York. That’s why we put together this guide to help you get all the details on our favorite venues in the region!

Keep on scrolling to view the best wedding venues in Upstate New York from the Hudson Valley to the Catskills.

Best ceremony locations for a wedding in the Hudson Valley

Gather Greene

What Makes Gather Greene a Great Wedding Venue

Gather Greene in Coxsackie, New York is just a short 2-hour drive from Manhattan. Yet this wedding venue in Upstate New York feels a world away. If you want to be outdoors but not exposed to the elements, this wedding venue is perfect for you. Their custom-built stunning pavilion can fit up to 250 guests, but also feel suitable for an intimate dinner party.

The design of the pavilion is Scandinavian-inspired and guest-oriented. The 180-acre property overlooks the Berkshire Mountains yet has all the convenience of indoor bathrooms and electrical outlets. The space is flexible enough to stand as decor on its own with its 28-foot soaring ceilings. Or it can be a raw space to bring in the design of your dreams!

The venue even has 17 cabins on-site so you and your closest crew can be together for the wedding weekend. Each cabin is outfitted with AC, heat, hot showers, king beds, and outdoor decks so no one needs to sacrifice on the necessities to be in the great outdoors.

Owned by a best friend duo, Gather Greene is one of Upstate New York’s best kept secrets for a wedding. This venue feels connected with nature, yet elevated and convenient.

The Best Bits of Getting Married at Gather Greene

  • Maximum of 250 guests
  • 17 cabins on-site with king beds for family and wedding party
  • Two private suites at the pavilion for you
  • Top-of-the-line indoor plumbing (it matters upstate!)
  • Ample and easy parking for guests and vendors

See a Full Wedding from Gather Greene

Handsome Hollow

What Makes Handsome Hollow a Great Wedding Venue

Once a working dairy barn, Handsome Hollow is a 4000 square foot space nestled in Long Eddy, New York. This wedding venue amidst the Catskills Mountains is a truly rare place. The barn and farmhouse were entirely restored with a chic, design-aesthetic in mind. Both New Yorkers and out-of-town guests will love it. The views from the 93-acre property are absolutely stunning. 

You can bring in a caterer of your choice as well as your own alcohol. You’ll also have access to a range of rustic chic furniture and decor to use. This includes an 8-foot long wooden table, four vintage bar carts, as well as vases, lanterns, and jars to decorate as you wish. There is even a full catering kitchen including an ice machine, stove, and commercial fridge. These details can really matter when it comes down to managing logistics with vendors and feeding all your guests!

When you book your wedding at Handsome Hollow, it gets even better. You and your closest crew can make the 3-bedroom farmhouse home for 1-2 nights. It’s only a simple 3-minute walk down a path to the barn. You can easily be there to oversee setup or sneak away if you need a break from the party.

Handsome Hollow in Upstate New York perfectly encapsulates “let’s have a big party in the middle of the woods”!

The Best Bits of Getting Married at Handsome Hollow

  • Maximum of 200 guests
  • No curfew
  • On-site farmhouse with 3 bedrooms for you and your closest crew
  • Pet friendly
  • Golf cart with driver to get around the property for photos
  • WiFi and phone access
  • Cleanup included in venue fee for no stress post-wedding

See a Full Wedding from Handsome Hollow

The Garrison

What Makes The Garrison a Great Wedding Venue

An easy train ride away from NYC, this serene country inn and wedding venue is located at 2015 U.S. 9 in Garrison, New York. The views from The Garrison are absolutely stunning from its hilltop viewpoint set on 300 acres. It feels like you’re a world away from civilization yet the Metro North Train is only a 7-minute Uber away.

The Garrison is the perfect venue in Upstate New York for the couple who wants someone else to take care of it all. Wedding packages include an open bar, passed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, a three or four-course meal accompanied by select wines, and a wedding cake. 

One of the perks of The Garrison is that you can host all your wedding weekend celebrations in one place. Set on an 18-hole golf course, their team can easily organize a round of golf and a rehearsal barbecue on the lawn. They also have a list of suggestions for day adventures in the Hudson Highlands. There are even four rooms in their inn! You can get ready for the wedding on-site in the large suite with your closest loved ones.

You can leave the ceremony space’s woven vine pergola natural or decorate with greenery. The stunning River Room at The Garrison has floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the views for the entirety of the reception. As the room faces west, you can expect to have a gorgeous sunset as the backdrop.

If you are looking for the feeling of being upstate without the hassle of getting to a remote location or bring in external vendors, The Garrison is the perfect place for you.

The Best Bits of Getting Married at The Garrison

  • Can accommodate up to 200 for dinner and dancing
  • All-in-one catering and alcohol from the venue
  • Golf cart to travel around the property for photos
  • 4-room inn on-site to stay the night before/after the wedding
  • Easy parking and quick access to Metro North for guests
  • Professional wedding coordinating staff included

See a Full Wedding from The Garrison

Full Moon Resort

What Makes Full Moon Resort a Great Wedding Venue

Full Moon Resort is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue set in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Just 30 minutes west of Woodstock and 2.5 hours from New York City, it feels a world away.

One of the best things about getting married at Full Moon Resort is the spirit of a true wedding weekend. Just over 100 of your guests can stay in the on-site! Accommodations are charming and eclectic mix of country rooms, lodges, and cottages. Many rooms have private bathrooms, but others share a bathroom and communal space “European-style.” This can be an especially fun way for younger guests from different parts of your life to connect with one another.

Their recently renovated wedding pavilion is a unique and stunning space. The design keeps a rustic, outdoorsy feel while not sacrificing on the essentials. These include great bathrooms, air conditioning/heat, and easy access to electricity.

All catering for the weekend is provided by Full Moon Resort, and you can bet your guests will eat well. Gourmet food options include an outdoor welcome BBQ on the lawn and a delicious breakfast and lunch the day of. There’s even a secret bar called The Roadhouse for an after party to keep the celebration going.

If you want to have all the summer camp vibes at your wedding without having to bunk up in a cabin, Full Moon Resort is the ultimate wedding venue in Upstate New York. Your loved ones will descend on the destination for a weekend full of events, good food, and fun.

The Best Bits of Getting Married at Full Moon

  • Accommodations on-site for 100 guests
  • Availability of indoor and outdoor spaces for weather
  • Delicious on-site catering for the whole weekend
  • Spotty cell service for a true “get away from it all” feel
  • Over 100 acres of property to explore and use for photos

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A Private Estate

What Makes A Private Estate a Great Wedding Venue

A Private Estate Events LLC is one of our favorite chic and timeless wedding venues in Upstate New York. Set on the banks of the Hudson River, the property is located in Germantown, New York. The views and greenery provide the perfect setting for a spring, summer, or autumn wedding. The venue is even on the National Register of Historic Landmarks! The owners have strived to retain the original feel that the property had back in 1856.

The venue compromises three distinct areas with a variety of styles and feels. The iconic landmarked Mansion faces the Hudson River and a half-mile groomed lawn. There you can have an outdoor ceremony and tented reception. The peaks of the Catskills Mountains serve as a backdrop. 

The rustic Barn has space for an indoor reception as well as a ceremony backup plan for poor weather. A caterer’s prep kitchen is located inside the barn to make things easy for your vendors. There are even two homes available for rent on the property. You can be on-site all weekend and don’t have to worry about traveling far to your own wedding!

For those looking for timeless elegance in a historic place, A Private Estate is a perfect choice for your wedding.

The Best Bits of Getting Married at A Private Estate Events LLC

  • Maximum capacity of 275 guests
  • Multiple golf carts available to shepherd guests around the property
  • On-site property manager to coordinate with vendors for the weekend
  • Two homes available (sleeping up to 12 and 6, respectively) for your families

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Hayfield Catskills

What Makes Hayfield Catskills a Great Wedding Venue

There is something special about Hayfield Catskills in Maplecrest, NY. As soon as you set foot on their property, the air feels different. The venue has a special, serene energy that creates a perfect atmosphere for a mountain wedding celebration. It’s a special wedding venue in Upstate New York.

Over 150 years old, the barn underwent extensive renovations and repair. The owners kept its original tin roof, soaring wooden beams, and historical magic. Your guests will love the century-old feel while enjoying modern conveniences. These include in-house bathrooms, wifi, hot and cold water, and antique pendant lights. 

The space is stunning as it is, or can be used as a raw canvas to decorate as you wish. You can hold your wedding reception indoors at the barn or underneath a tent on the lawn.

The owners of Hayfield are event experts and actively involved in the running of the venue. With years of experience under their belt, you can expect to have the attention and care you deserve. Their team is on-site for setup, to assist with vendors, and stay for the duration of the event to ensure everything runs smoothly.

While there are no accommodations on-site, the venue will provide a list of fantastic lodgings nearby. We recommend booking transportation to bring your guests to and from the celebrations. Even better, Hayfield has custom designed, hand built dining tables and ceremony benches to accommodate up to 150 guests. In addition, you have access to turn-of-the-century wooden folding dining chairs, an antique hand-crafted bar, and two gorgeous wooden antique display tables.

The Best Bits of Getting Married at Hayfield Catskills

  • Access to a number of handcrafted tables, benches, and chairs
  • No cell service, but WiFi is easily accessible throughout the property
  • On a clear night you can even see the Milky Way
  • Only 15 minutes to the ski town of Hunter Mountain

See a Full Wedding from Hayfield Catskills with an Outdoor Tent

See a Full Wedding from Hayfield Catskills Indoor in the Barn

Stone Tavern Farm

What Makes Stone Tavern Farm a Great Wedding Venue

Stone Tavern Farm is a romantic, sophisticated wedding venue set at the end of a long road in a secluded valley. It is perfect for couples who want to party the night away. It’s one of our favorite wedding venues in Upstate New York!

You have your choice of 2 ceremony sites: deep in the woods surrounded by tall trees or a mountaintop with panoramic views. After the ceremony, your guests are led to the Waterside Pavilion. There, they can enjoy cocktails as the sun goes down and even canoe in the pond.

The 12,000sqft refurbished barn is a perfect transition from the natural outdoors to the rustic indoors. Whether you’re hosting 75 or 400 guests, the space is a stunning setting for dinner and dancing. You even have the ability to have your full wedding weekend at Stone Tavern Farm. Options include a welcome bonfire and dinner to a sendoff breakfast. There are many activities available for your guests located on the farm. Activities include 16 ATVs, a zipline, a 22-acre paintball park, fishing, hiking, and 25 horses.

There is even a 6-bedroom home on-site at the property. You can stay there with your closest crew and get ready prior to the wedding. The sprawling grounds make the perfect backdrop for photos!

One of the best parts of Stone Tavern Farm is the care that their team takes for every couple. Every wedding package is all inclusive from table and chair usage, string lights, bathroom attendants, trash removal, storage, bonfire materials and more.

The Best Bits of Getting Married at Stone Tavern Farm

  • No curfew – you can party as long as you want!
  • There is a 22-acre paintball park on the farm
  • Every package includes chairs and tables
  • Weekend rate is $16,500 plus $24 per person

See a Full Wedding from Stone Tavern Farm

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