If you’re looking for a luxury wedding experience for your guests outside the confines of New York City, then today’s post is for you! Any Google search will tell you that there are literally HUNDREDS of wedding venues in the Hudson Valley and Catskills to choose from. But, speaking as a wedding planner in this area, I can tell you that if you’re looking for a luxurious upstate wedding experience – not just any venue will do. Here are my picks for the top 5 luxury wedding venues in the Hudson Valley and Catskills in New York:
Cedar Lakes Estate
A thoughtfully re-furbished 1920s summer camp is now home to some of the Hudson Valley’s most luxurious weddings. Nestled on the side of a lake, this property offers a high-end summer-camp experience, complete with luxury cabins and lodging onsite for guests, various spots to host weekend meals, outdoor activities, stunning lakeside ceremony locations and a gorgeous and decadent event space to eat, drink and dance the night away in style. Learn more about Cedar Lakes Estates here.
With the capacity to host up to 350 people for weddings, Glenmere Mansion has it all. A chic, modern barn is the perfect backdrop for elegant events of any style, and the 150 acres of private estate grounds boasts luxurious accommodations, high end dining, a spa and so much more. The best part? It’s located just 50 miles from New York City. Read more about Glenmere Mansion here.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
If food is your #1 wedding priority, then look no further than Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Regularly included on the lists of best restaurants in the world, Blue Hill is the epitome of farm to table fine dining. Treat your guests to delectable fresh food prepared by Michelin-rated chefs on this gorgeous country property. Read more about Blue Hill at Stone Barns here.
Each winter the town of Hunter (and it’s many resorts and lodges) is a skier’s paradise, but come the warmer months of the year the town of Hunter is host to a sea of summer fun and weddings galore. Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is nestled in the heart of Hunter, NY, with sweeping mountain views, and expansive property and tons of amenities for guests looking to relax – a pool, lawn games, outdoor sauna, an amazing restaurant and a ton of hiking trails. With a tent on their scenic Bluestone Patio, you’re set for a luxury reception under the stars. Read more about Scribner’s Lodge here.
A new venue arrival in the Hudson Valley/Catskills Wedding Venue market is Farmhouse Catskills, a trendy boutique hotel boasting a large number of hotel rooms, glamping cabins, a chic bar, restaurant and a large barn event space opening summer 2020. If you’re looking for a Catskills getaway with modern and trendy vibes, look no further. Learn more about Farmhouse Catskills here.