25 charming small Hudson Valley wedding venues for 2021
Covid-19 forced a small wedding on many couples this year whether they wanted one or not. But small weddings have advantages that I predict will make them a popular choice for years to come - less stress, less expense, more attention to detail, and more time with each guest. Personally, I love photographing smaller weddings because the couples are more relaxed and there is more focus on people than on logistics.
The Hudson Valley has dozens of venues that qualify as small, intimate or micro. While many large venues have made adjustments to accommodate smaller weddings during Covid, all of the venues listed here are permanently small - meaning you can book an intimate wedding for 2025 if you want. Each venue has options for less than 100 guests. This list is just a start. More venues will be added in the weeks to come.
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321 State Route 208, New Paltz, NY
The Inn can host elopements or small weddings up to 50 guests inside the beautifully decorated historic home or up to 75 for a larger outdoor reception with a sweeping view of the Shawangunk Ridge. Any weekend event includes the 4 guest rooms with breakfast in the cost of the venue. Prices vary depending on the number of people in the gathering. Kettleboro can recommend caterers, rentals and other vendors.
23 Factory St, Montgomery, NY
City Winery's main venue space can host up to 400 but this newly renovated industrial-style mill also has smaller spaces for receptions of up to 60 guests.
286 Maple Ave., New Hampton (near Middletown)
This 100-year-old barn can host 50 guests indoors or up to 70 outdoors. The barn is surrounded by 23 acres of land, includes fire pits and corn hole and, bonus, in late summer you can enjoy a lovely field of sunflowers.
236 Lower Whitfield Rd., Accord, NY 12404
The Pavilion can accommodate up to 100 guests and includes seating and tables, a dance floor, outdoor bar and electrical hookup. The Brewery and Tasting Room can fit up to 75 guests and includes a dance floor, large blue stone patio, staffed bar, indoor and outdoor seating, bathroom, kitchen and electrical hookup.
268 Main Street
In addition to five guest rooms, the historic Stagecoach Inn includes two dining rooms, a living room, a bar, an outdoor porch and a new event space. Private dining rooms can accommodate about 25 guests. The event space can host 40-100 guests and the connected porch can add 30 to 40 more guests.
105 Phillies Bridge Rd, New Paltz, NY 12561
Watergrasshill is a bed and breakfast sitting on 15 acres and includes a barn reception venue that accommodates up to 50 guests. The barn features a mountain view.
100 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY
This waterfront warehouse sits right on Rondout Creek and only steps from the Hudson River. The restaurant can be rented for smaller weddings and has a minimum of 20 guests.
115 Underhill Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
This brewery, housed in an 1830s barn, has a site fee of $1,000 to $2,000 and can accommodate 50 guests inside or up to 100 with a tent. Plan Bee isn't just a brewery. It's also a 25-acre organic farm producing grain, hops, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The site fee includes fire pits, corn hole, farm animals and a covered stage. There is no catering kitchen, but you can use their refrigerator and freezer.
626 Lattintown Road
Marlboro, NY 12542
The lodge specializes in small or micro weddings and offers event space for 50 people, either in our lodge or by the lake. They also can accommodate up to 20 overnight guests in seven guest suites.
110 Round Hill Rd
Washingtonville, NY 10992
Only one wedding per day is hosted at this historic estate, which can accommodate up to 200 guests. However, micro weddings are an option here. There is no site fee. You are paying for the catering.
220 North Road
Milton, NY 12547
The Riverfront Patio accommodates up to 200 guests, but the adjacent barn venue site is for intimate weddings of 40 to 90 guests. The barn site fee is $2,500. All catering is provided by the farm-to-table restaurant Henry’s at the Farm.
145 Sterling Street
Beacon, NY 12508
This Dutch homestead features a 1720s barn with original plank floors and hand-hewn beams. The barn can accommodate up to 135 guests for a sit down dinner, from May through October. There is no minimum on guest size. Site fees range from $4,800 to $5,500 depending on the month. The fee doesn't include tables or chairs but the venue does provide a list of recommended rental vendors. The site fee includes use of the historic barn, a portion of the house, restored gardens, and amazing views of the Hudson River.
1601 Route 9D
Garrison, NY, 10524
This neoclassical mansion and museum includes a number of smaller spaces available for rent for groups from 40 to 90 guests. Site fees for the smaller spaces range from $400 to $1,000 depending on time of day and size of the space.
199 Taylor Rd,
Mountainville, NY 10953
Mountainville Manor offers three event spaces in this restored 19th-Century mansion. The Manor sits on three acres at the base of the Schunemunk Mountain and specializes in award-winning farm-to-table dining. This is a newer boutique wedding venue hosting only one wedding at a time. Under normal circumstances the minimum is 75-110, depending on the day and time of year. Premium season weekend dates starting at $145 per person. Throughout 2021, Mountainville is offering all-inclusive micro wedding packages starting at $4,500. Saturday dates are available January to April. Sunday to Thursday dates are available May to December.
1061 Orange Turnpike, Monroe, NY 10950
Arrow Park is a private estate that offers a historic mansion, private lake and 2,100 acres of woodland. It also has a picturesque tree-lined lane. Elopements and small weddings range from $1,600 to $15,000 and can include a full menu, cake and DJ. Small weddings range from 25 to 50 guests. You can also add overnight accommodations in the mansion.
200 North St., Kingston, NY
The Hutton Brickyards is huge so it may not be the first place you think of for an intimate wedding venue. But it includes four event spaces, the smallest of which can accommodate a minimum of 50 people. Venue rental starts at $4,500 for private events.
100 Brotherhood Plaza Drive, Washingtonville, NY
Smaller weddings can be hosted in the renovated Tasting Room, which features stone walls, slate floors, chandeliers and modern tables, or in the Historic Mansion, providing a "grand estate experience". Both of the smaller indoor spaces can host up to 75 guests. The site fee will run about $6,000, depending on the season and room, and includes chairs and tables.
18 Ridge Road, Cornwall, New York
This restaurant venue located at the Storm King Golf Club has sweeping views views of the Hudson Highlands. Located at historic Storm King Golf Club and can accommodate 40 to 110 in two dining rooms.
9 Christmas Tree Drive, Wallkill, NY
The Pallet Barn is located on a tree farm of about 5,000 spruce and fir trees just outside of Pine Bush, New York. The venue hosts a minimum of 30 guests and a maximum of 100 and includes chairs, tables, kitchen and outdoor picnic tables.