Picking out your wedding venue can feel like a challenge — there are so many Upstate New York wedding venues, it can be tricky to find the perfect wedding venue for your weekend getaway wedding.
Having photographed over 150 weddings and working at wedding venues throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley, I know what makes for great wedding experiences in the area. I put together this guide to help couples find the perfect venue in the Upstate New York region with lots to offer for a great weekend getaway wedding.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
630 Bedford Rd, Tarrytown, New York
Why I Love Weddings at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Nestled into the Westchester County countryside, Blue Hill at Stone Barns offers private dining for intimate and blow out affairs. With multiple environments for your wedding day, there is lots of space to spread out: a covered veranda, wedding suite with a shower, Haybarn, ceremony space under the magnolia tree and in the gardens, and more. One of the best features is that so much is taken care of: the catering, the rentals, and parking/valet are all provided by the wedding venue. All you need is hair and makeup, attire, photo/video, and entertainment.
Previous couples have found the wedding staff to be professional, thorough, and attentive, with waitstaff the day off to be similarly thoughtful and invested. The food is something that your guests will never forget as the restaurant and catering team has won so many awards and put together a beautiful menu for folks. The historical barn and property provides ample spaces for photos and to spread out with a loved one for a private moment or two.
Something fairly personal to me, as someone that is gluten free and dairy free it can be really challenging to find wedding venues anywhere that can adequately accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies. The team at Blue Hill at Stone Barns is very capable with multiple reviews across sites noting that their gluten free dairy free menus were incredible and that the team was very capable of accommodating to different restrictions.
Our Favorite Things About Getting Married at Blue Hill at Stone Barns
- Indoor and outdoor environments
- Hayloft seats up to 260 guests with accommodations for all
- Over 15,000 square feet of indoor space
- Professional and experienced events staff
- Wonderful farm to table catering
- Beautiful garden, patio and indoor spaces on historic property
Stone Tavern Farm
2080 Upper Meeker Hollow Road, Roxbury, New York
Getting Married at Stone Tavern Farm in Upstate New York
A romantic, sophisticated Hudson Valley wedding venue in a secluded valley, Stone Tavern Farm is great for a couple who wants to host a killer party and an activity filled getaway weekend wedding.
At Stone Tavern Farm, there are two ceremony locations: a mountaintop crest with panoramic views, or down in the woods with tall trees creating an intimate experience. Throughout the weekend, your guests can enjoy the activities onsite: canoeing in the pond, 16 ATVs, a zipline, a 22-acre paintball park, fishing, hiking, and 25 horses.
After your ceremony guests are brought to the Waterside Pavilion. A 12,000 square foot refurbished barn serves as the perfect environment for your guests to share a meal and dance the night away. The farm is perfect for a more intimate guest list of 75 or for a blow out of 400. If you do opt for a full weekend affair, you do have options to add on a welcome bonfire, and a sendoff breakfast.
For getting ready and accommodations on site there is a six-bedroom home perfect for your closest of close to enjoy the weekend. With every wedding package being all inclusive, there’s so much that’s taken care of so you can enjoy the weekend.
Quick Facts About 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
Dutch Harvest Farm
1487 Ridge Road, Lansing, New York
Why I Love Weddings at Dutch Harvest Farm
A modern barn just outside of Ithaca, Dutch Harvest Farm offers a farm experience without rustic vibes. A clean, recently built barn offers your guests 7000 square feet of space to sprawl out, with a ceremony space just off the side of the barn. With two porches, and a patio surrounding the barn, there is plenty of outdoor space to entertain guests during your cocktail hour. The ceremony location has a covered open air chapel, with sprawling panoramic views over the valley.
A short drive to hotels and AirBnbs in Ithaca, the wedding venue is a great option for those opting for getaway weddings. The wedding venue was built to be a wedding venue which means so much of it is tailored to hosting a fantastic wedding. The two getting ready spaces offer space for your wedding party to get ready, and store their belongings during the wedding day.
The sprawling property allows you to take a variety of portraits on the property — from the wildflowers, to the fountains, there are multiple environments to use for gorgeous photos. The pet friendly wedding venue allows you the option to bring your best friend to your wedding day.
Great Reasons to Get Married at Dutch Harvest Farm
- Can accommodate up to 300 seated guests in a 7,000+ square foot barn
- Stunning panoramic views over the valley
- Two private getting ready spaces
- 15 minutes to downtown Ithaca and an hour from Syracuse
- Pet Friendly
- Wheelchair accessible
- Professional event staff
221 Co Rd 56, Maplecrest, New York
Getting Married at Hayfield Catskills
The property at Hayfield Catskills just feels different. The 150 year old barn offers a certain kind of magic that just can’t be recreated. The century-old feel with modern conveniences gives your wedding guests the perfect atmosphere for a getaway wedding venue in Upstate New York.
With wifi, hot and cold water, in-house bathrooms, and antique pendant lights, the modern touches to the historical magic give your guests an unforgettable experience. During renovations, the owners kept the original wooden beams, and tin roof. The event expert owners have been an active part of the daily operations providing you with years of experience, and a devoted sense of attention, and service throughout your weekend.
With lots of perfect lodgings nearby, there are not accommodations on-site. The owners had hand built tables and benches crafted for your wedding ceremony and reception for up to 150 guests. You can host your reception in the barn or under the tent on the lawn.
Favorite Parts About 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
A Private Estate
930 Woods Rd, Germantown, New York
Getting Married at a Private Estate in Upstate New York
A chic and timeless wedding venue in Upstate New York a Private Estate offers an elevated weekend getaway experience. On the National Register of Historic Landmarks, the owners retained the original feel of the 1856 property.
On the Hudson River sits the end of the property — a half mile of lawn overlooking the Catksills Mountains and the Hudson. On the property there is a rustic barn space for indoor receptions and ceremonies.
While in Germantown don’t forget to stop by one of our favorite jewelers — both for engagement rings and for wedding day accessories — Mary MacGill. Mary got her start out on Block Island at the Farmer’s Market, expanding to Germantown in 2017. Her studio now includes artisan clothing, shoes, home goods, and artwork.
Quick Facts About Getting Married at A Private Estate
- Up to 275 guests
- Multiple golf carts available to transport guests around the property
- On-site property manager to coordinate with vendors for the weekend
- Two historic homes available (sleeping up to 12 and 6,) for your wedding party and family
Full Moon Resort
12 Valley View Rd, Big Indian, New York
Why I Love Upstate New York Weddings at Full Moon Resort
A one-of-a-kind getaway wedding venue in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, Full Moon Resort is just two and a half hours from New York City. With accommodations for just over 100 guests, Full Moon Resort is an oasis for weekend weddings that focus on experiences.
The onsite accommodations for your guests include charming and eclectic country rooms, lodges, and cottages. Some spaces have private bathrooms while others have shared bathrooms and communal spaces “European-style.” The communal spaces foster more connection and interaction between guests throughout your wedding weekend.
While there are lots of beautiful outdoor spaces on the sprawling property for different events throughout your weekend, there is a recently renovated wedding pavilion. The unique and stunning spaces keeps a rustic outdoorsy feel with modern touches: easy access to electricity, AC/heat, and bathrooms.
All catering for the whole weekend is provided by the Resort. The wedding venue is truly built for weekend weddings. The catering options include outdoor welcome BBQ, and a delicious breakfast and lunch for your guests the day of the wedding. To surprise your guests, enjoy your secret bar — The Roadhouse — to extend your celebration late into the night.
Summer camp weddings are an amazing experience to offer your guests, however, if you want something a smidge more upscale, Full Moon Resort offers the perfect getaway wedding venue just a short ride away from New York City.
Great Bits About Getting Married at Full Moon Resort
- 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
Cedar Lakes Estates
Basilica Hudson, 110 S Front St, Hudson, New York
Get to Know Hudson Basilica
A rustic former factory in the downtown Hudson area, Basilica Hudson is the perfect unique wedding venue in Upstate New York for your modern NYC area wedding. The industrial wedding space allows you to bring in your own vendors and customize your timeline however you want.
A blank raw space, the wedding venue has three main spaces: North Hall, West Wing, and Main Hall. The North Hall is at the end of the Main Hall. Set up like a small theatre, with 100+ mix match vintage chairs on risers, the space offers huge ceilings, air conditioners, and a heating system as well as exterior entrances and large double doors for a dramatic entrance into your reception. This space is 1740 square feet and can hold up to 240 guests standing.
The West Wing has three entrances from the Main Hall, outside, and from the West Wing entrance. The 1340 square foot space can hold up to 250 standing and offers a flexible configuration. There is a large wooden bar with artist-made cocktail high-top tables that are often enjoyed in this space. The West Wing tends to function as the bar area and cocktail reception space during events.
The Main Hall is the grandest of the spaces in this Hudson Valley wedding venue. The principal location for wedding receptions, the space can comfortably hold up to 1200 standing or 325 seated for dining. The 6000 square foot space offers multiple entrances and a convenient loading dock for your vendors.
Favorite Parts About Getting Married at Hudson Basilica
- Up to 325 seated guests
- Full wedding pricing (ceremony and reception) starts at $60,000
- 7,000 square feet indoors and 10,000 square feet outdoors
- Onsite parking and a 5 minute walk from the Metro North station
- Multiple environments to sprawl out for your wedding day
- No noise ordinance or cut off time
- Pet friendly wedding venue
176 Levett Road Coxsackie, New York
Why I love Gather Greene for Upstate New York weddings
Located in Coxsackie, New York, Gather Greene is a fav weekend getaway wedding venue. Just an idyllic two hour drive from Manhattan, the Upstate New York wedding venue feels like a completely different world. This is the perfect wedding venue for a couple who wants to have nature and the outdoors heavily integrated into their wedding day, without braving the elements. The custom-built unique pavilion fits up to 250 guests, and can also be redesigned to host an intimate wedding dinner party.
The Scandinavian-inspired pavilion is a modern, blank slate ready to be transformed by your floral and decor teams — or take a more minimalist approach. The 180-acre property has panoramic views of the Berkshire Mountains, and gives the feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere, yet still has all the modern conveniences one could ask for. With 28-foot soaring ceilings the raw space allows for couples to really make it their own.
The Upstate New York wedding venue has 17 cabins onsite for your wedding party and family for the weekend with plenty of hotels and AirBnbs nearby for the rest of the guest list. Every cabin has AC, heat, hot showers, king beds, outdoor decks and huge floor to ceiling windows inviting nature in.
Quick Facts About 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
The Handsome Hollow
5256 Co Rd 28, Long Eddy, New York
Get to Know Handsome Hollow and their wedding experience
Settled in amidst the Caktsills Mountains, this 4000 square foot space at Handsome Hollow was once a working dairy farm. Nestled into the Long Eddy community, the historic building and property lends itself to a getaway weekend wedding for your Manhattan and beyond friends and family. The barn and farmhouse have been updated to a chic, design-aesthetic in mind — with stunning views from any point along the 93-acre property.
At Handsome Hollow you can bring in a caterer of your choice, and your own alcohol — allowing for a more unique and customized experience. At the Upstate New York wedding venue you have access to rustic chic furniture and decor including an 8-foot long wooden table, vases, lanterns, four vintage bar carts, and jars. With a full catering kitchen, including an ice maker, stove and commercial kitchen, you can host parties all weekend long.
Your closest of close and you get to stay in the 3-bedroom farmhouse for 1-2 nights, a quick 3-minute walk from the barn down a beautiful path. The farmhouse gives you a place to retreat and connect if you need a moment during your wedding day, as well as a home-base for outfit changes and more.
Our Favorite Things About Getting Married at the 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
2015 US 9 Garrison, New York
Year Round Upstate New York Wedding Venue: The Garrison
The Garrison is the perfect venue in the Hudson Valley for the couple who wants an effortless planning experience. Weddings include passed hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails, open bar, a champagne toast, a luxurious three or four-course meal followed by a wedding cake. A 7-minute Uber away from the Metro North Train station, the Garrison is set on a hilltop on 300 acres of pristine property.
One of our favorite parts about the Garrison is that it is an easy weekend-long wedding venue with multiple environments to hold all of the celebrations and lots to do on the property. The Garrison is set on an 18-hole golf course, perfect for your friends and family to enjoy both the day before the morning of your wedding. There are also lots to do in the area — with Hudson Highlands right at your fingertips.
Getting ready on-site is a breeze with large suites and four rooms in their inn for your wedding party. For your ceremony choose inside or out, with stunning views of the valley — this spot is beautiful for fall foliage but honestly is stunning year round. Outside for the ceremony, use the vine arbor facing sunset or have the ceremony inside with an outdoor cocktail hour before retreating into the ballroom for dinner.
Quick Facts About 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