Are you dreaming of a picturesque wedding in a beautiful place with preserved forests, pristine lakes, and majestic mountains? How about we tell you that there are many options to choose from without ever leaving the state of New York? It’s like having a destination wedding without really leaving home! You will be amazed at the abundance of breathtaking upstate NY wedding venues. Here are some of our top picks:
The Ausable Club
Initially established in 1887, The Adirondack Mountain Reserve (AMR)/The Ausable Club has 25,000 acres of unspoiled forest, mountains, and lakes. It is in St. Huberts, Essex County, New York. Throughout the years, AMR has transferred the responsibility for maintaining in perpetuity the “forever wild” nature to the State. Now, they have 7,000 acres, including the clubhouse, golf course, the club’s buildings, and the Upper and Lower Lakes. Wedding ceremonies can take place on the sprawling golf course, with beautiful views of the Adirondack mountains. And there are many wedding portrait-worthy spots, such as amidst the enchanting wilderness, overlooking the sparkling lake, or even in the charming boathouse. Needless to say, the natural beauty of the surroundings will make the perfect background for your dream wedding.
Cedar Lakes Estate
Cedar Lakes Estate is in Port Jervis, New York, only 70 miles from NYC. It is a 4,000-square-foot wonderland that offers indoor and outdoor wedding places with gorgeous views of the cedar tree-lined lake, forest, and mountains. This venue is excellent for a wedding weekend getaway as they offer plenty of cottages with modern facilities for you and your guests. Plus, there are activities for everyone to enjoy after the wedding, such as boating, fishing, hiking & biking, adventure sports, or simply exploring the Hudson Valley. And to top it all off, they offer a unique farm-to-table experience with their culinary and mixology expertise. Indeed, Cedar Lakes Estate is one of the upstate NY Wedding Venues that continue to wow couples and guests alike.
Foxfire Mountain House
Perfect for intimate weddings, Foxfire Mountain House can host events of up to 125 guests. This charming 100-year-old Inn sits on ten private acres in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Think of wild meadows, a pond with a bridge, a lily pool, bonfire pits, a rustic outdoor pavilion, covered porch (for an outdoor ceremony option). So you can just imagine picturesque backdrops right there! The inn has 11 guest rooms and a cottage with four bedrooms, a bar, restaurant, lounge, a Moroccan-tiled veranda, and an outdoor glass house. Everything is for your exclusive use. And when it comes to food, you will be delighted with unique, local, fresh and sustainable farm-to-table dishes.
M & D Farm
M & D Farm is a quaint, private boutique-style farm venue in Westerlo, NY, perfect for weddings. This lovely 58-acre property comprises fields, prairies, European-style gardens, woods, and ponds reminiscent of the English countryside. Here, you can say your vows outdoors– either in the courtyard gardens or by the pond, or indoors in the large barn with tall front and back doors that allow air to flow through from the gardens outside. And at the back of the barn is a dining courtyard surrounded by lush greens for an intimate dinner under the magical glow of string lights. Certainly, M & D Farm is one of the upstate NY wedding venues with a Mediterranean feel.
If you’re already planning a wedding in upstate New York, let’s chat! I’d love to learn more!