All about Hudson Valley weddings

Looking for a Hudson Valley wedding venue? Here are resources to help you with planning your day and finding a venue. Why? Because it's not that easy to plan a wedding here.

The Hudson Valley is anywhere from between seven to 10 counties, depending on whom you ask. It it made up of small towns rather than one central city, and searching for venues or vendors up here is no easy trick.

Here Comes the Guide only lists 56 Hudson Valley wedding venues, and The Knot doesn't even have a specific Hudson Valley category. And those big wedding websites can be a tough place to find those unique, rustic or historic wedding venues you've been hoping for. Because, let's face it, if you wanted to get married in a white box of a banquet hall, you'd be planning a wedding in Jersey. (Just kidding, Jersey.)

We're here to help. We are Hudson Valley wedding photographers, not wedding planners, but we've helped enough couples to get an idea of what stresses them out and what sparks joy. We're local and we know, for example, that Tuthilltown Distillery isn't booking weddings this year, but a newly opened historic mill down the road is. Or that October is the new peak season but September can be just as awesome.

Wedding planning advice is everywhere, but there's not a lot of it that is geared specifically to the Hudson Valley. First we'll give you what you came here for - wedding venues. Lots of 'em. Then we'll also give you the overview and vibe to help you narrow down what you are looking for.

And you're also going to need a wedding photographer. So check out our wedding photography page for resources and our portfolio of heartfelt and happy images.

Hudson Valley Wedding Venues

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55 Hudson Valley Barn Wedding Venues for 2020

A barn venue is the quintessential Hudson Valley wedding location. Couples come here for barn weddings for good reason. We got barns. Barns and barns and barns. This list is the only complete catalog of Hudson Valley barn wedding venues to be found anywhere, and I keep finding more. Barn venues range from luxurious like Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown to rustic like University Settlement Camp in Beacon. The barn venues below can accommodate anywhere between 50 and 300 guests.

Orange County

Blooming Hill Farm

1251 State Route 208, Monroe, NY 10914

Shady Acres Organic Farm

21 Finchville Turnpike, Middletown, NY

The Cottage in the Pines

1200 Rt 42, Sparrow Bush, NY (near Port Jervis)

The Brady Farm

180 Brady Rd, Warwick, NY

The Barn at Colden House

Newburgh, NY

Spring Brook Farm

162 South Route 94, Warwick, NY

Ulster County

Hudson Valley Maritime Museum

50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

Fortune Valley Manor

248 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY

Stonehill's Farmhouse

77 Mill Hook Road, Accord, NY

The Blue Mountain Manor

781 Blue Mountain Road, Saugerties, NY

Red Maple Vineyard

103 Burroughs Dr, West Park

The Barn at Buttermilk

220 North Road, Milton

Oz Farm

280 Malden Turnpike, Saugerties

Barn on the Pond

1203 Glasco Tpke, Saugerties

Nostrano Vineyards

14 Gala Lane, Milton

The Byrdcliffe Barn

34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY

Onteora Mountain House

96 Piney Point Road, Boiceville, NY

Stonehill's Farmhouse

77 Mill Hook Road, Accord, NY

Kiernan Farm

 1308 Bruynswick Rd, Gardiner, NY

Indian Ridge Preserve

500 Crescent Ave, Highland, NY

Apple Greens Gold Course

161 South St., Highland, NY

Watergrasshill Bed and Breakfast

105 Phillies Bridge Road, New Paltz

Crested Hen Farms

607 County Road 6, High Falls, NY

Nirmala's Farmstead

690 New Paltz Rd, Highland, NY

The Bellwood Barn

Saugerties, NY

Phillies Bridge Farm

45 Phillies Bridge Rd., New Paltz, NY

Highland Country Barn

276 Vineyard Avenue, Highland, NY

The Forsyth B&B

85 Abeel St. Kinston, NY

New Beginnings Farmstead

2585 Route 209, Kingston, NY

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

2 Rescue Road, High Falls, NY

Sullivan

The Barn at Handsome Hollow

5256 County Road 28, Long Eddy, NY

Greene

Windham Manor

1161 County Rt. 10, Windham NY

Lumberyard

62 Water St | Catskill, NY 12414

Owls Hoot Barn

386 Bronck Mill Rd, West Coxsackie

Westchester

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

630 Bedford Road 10591, Tarrytown, NY

Putnam

Willow Ridge Farm

174 Canopus Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley

Dutchess

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

26 Wing Road, Millbrook, NY

Ryan Family Farm

2517 Route 82, Ryanville, NY (near Lagrangeville)

The Barn at Quaker Hill

1013 Old Quaker Hill Road, Pawling, NY

Hendricks Barn

16 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, NY

The Preston Barn at Old Drovers Inn

196 East Duncan Hill Road, Dover Plains, NY

Mount Gulian Historic Site

145 Sterling St, Beacon, NY

Old Adriance Farm

148 North Creek Road, Staatsburgh, NY

Lambs Hill

1 Mount Beacon Monument Rd, Beacon

University Settlement Camp

724 Wolcott Ave. Beacon NY

Rhine Valley Farm

431 Schultz Hill Rd, Staatsburg

Columbia

Burkestone Estate

87 Blue Hill Rd, Hudson, NY 

The Barn at Liberty Farms

680 Ostrander Rd, Ghent

The Hill

65 Bells Pond Rd, Hudson, NY

The Circa 1799 Barn

105 Simons Rd, Ancramdale

The Farm at Pond Lily

365 W Pond Lily Rd, Elizaville

Oak Hill-on-Hudson

184 Oak Hill Rd, Hudson

Red Rooster Barn

673 NY-66, Hudson, NY

Full Moon Resort

 1 Valley View Road, Big Indian, New York

A Private Estate

930 Woods Rd, Germantown, NY

Rensselaer

Stablegate Farm & Vineyard

2085 Payne Road, Castleton-on-Hudson


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18 Hudson Valley Winery and Vineyard Wedding Venues for 2020

Some of most popular vineyard wedding venues are Red Maple Vineyard, a working farm and vineyard with a gorgeous reception pavilion, Millbrook Vineyards, which features a stunning barn loft and arched window and a surprisingly affordable site fee, and Nostrano Vineyards, which includes a metal-clad pole barn for indoor festivities. These are the venues that give you pause on Pinterest. Somewhat lesser know but capable of being just as lovely are Magnanini Farm Winery, Brotherhood Winery and the newly opened City Winery Hudson Valley, which is housed in a restored riverfront knitting factory. But there are many more, some tucked away, some not advertised. See all 18 below.

City Winery Hudson Valley

23 Factory St, Montgomery, NY

Magnanini Farm Winery

172 Strawridge Rd, Wallkill, NY

Brotherhood Winery

100 Brotherhood Plaza Dr, Washingtonville

Torne Valley Vineyards

1 Torne Brook Rd, Hillburn, NY

Willow Ridge Farm

174 Canopus Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley, NY

Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery

331 Mckinstry Rd, Gardiner, NY

Benmarl Winery

156 Highland Ave, Marlboro, NY

Red Maple Vineyard

103 Burroughs Dr, West Park, NY

Millbrook Vineyards and Winery

26 Wing Road, Millbrook, NY

Clinton Vineyards

450 Clinton Corners Schultzville Rd, Clinton Corners, NY

Nostrano Vineyards

Milton, New York

Cascade Mountain Winery and Restaurant

835 Cascade Mountain Road, Amenia, NY 12501

Robibero Family Vineyards

714 Albany Post Rd, New Paltz

Christopher Jacobs Winery at Pennings Vineyards

320 Crawford Street, Pine Bush, NY

Palaia Winery and Meadery

10 Sweet Clover Rd, Highland Mills, NY 10930

Applewood Winery

82 Four Corners Road, Warwick, NY 10990

Brimstone Hill Winery

61 Brimstone Hill Rd, Pine Bush, NY 12566

Stoutridge Vineyard

10 Ann Kaley Lane, Marlboro, NY 12542

More Hudson Valley Wedding Venues

Hudson Valley Wedding Planning

What is the Hudson Valley anyway?

Not a dumb question. When I lived in Brooklyn, I though of everything north of the Bronx as "upstate." Now that I'm here, I know there are three distinct regions within easy travel of the city - the Hudson Valley, the Catskills and the Adirondacks. New York State defines the Hudson Valley as everything from Westchester up to Albany and includes the counties of Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Greene and Albany on the west side of the Hudson River and Westchester, Putnam, Duchess, Columbia and Rensselaer on the east side.

In practical terms, people tend to think of the mid-Hudson Valley when they consider the Hudson Valley, which is Orange and Ulster County on the west side of the river and Duchess County on the east side and includes the towns of Newburgh, Goshen, Middletown, Warwick, Washingtonville, Montgomery, New Paltz, Kingston, Woodstock, Highland and Wallkill on the west side and Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Rhinebeck, Hyde Park and Millbrook on the east side. The mid-Hudson Valley is my jam and where I shoot most of my weddings. Generally, Westchester is considered it's own "thing."

Where to find your type of venue

Each side of the river has its own vibe, with the east side a bit more refined and the west side a bit more rustic and less populated. The west side is a bit less expensive. If you are looking for a rustic farm, barn, vineyard or industrial type of wedding in the Hudson Valley, you'll find the majority of the venues on the west side in Ulster County with Orange, Greene and Dutchess as close seconds. If you are looking for a castle, historic manor or estate wedding, Westchester on the east might be a good bet.

Desirable features of the Hudson Valley include river views, mountain views and lake views. If you're looking for a beach wedding, this is not the place. There are a few banquet halls up here, mostly on the east side of the river, but not many on the west. This is more the area for unique, historic or farm-type venues.

What will a Hudson Valley wedding cost you?

According to the The Knot's latest survey the average cost for the ceremony and reception in New York state is $41,800, compared to about $28,000 nationally. Bummer. What's worse, a lot of experts consider that to be a low number. On the bright side, the Hudson Valley is less expensive than New York City, Long Island or New Jersey specifically, just more expensive than pretty much anywhere else.

Plenty of my brides have pulled off beautiful weddings for far far less than $42,000 by finding lesser known and less expensive venues, exchanging money for DIY time and just by getting creative. A rustic venue can seem like it should be cheaper, but watch out for what's not included, like the food, tables and chairs or even bathrooms.