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Featured New York - Upstate Wedding Venues

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Page Last Updated January 8th, 2020

Whitby Castle Westchester, New York wedding venue photography | dad and daughter cry before wedding
Wedding Photography by Ilana Bar av, Madison, United States

Rye Golf Club - NY Wedding Venue - Whitby Castle

Whitby Castle boasts a striking similarity to the details of the original Whitby Abbey in England, including some of the original Abbey stones. Set on 126 acres in Rye, New York, Whitby Castle is conveniently located, yet seemingly worlds away. Perfectly manicured lawns, breathtaking views of the Long Island Sound, a grandiose ballroom, plus two private reception rooms offer the perfect backdrop for your Rye wedding photography. No matter the reason for the gathering, you will find a setting to match at Whitby Castle.

Forest Lake Camp (Upstate New York) Wedding Portait Session at Night. | Bride and groom under the stars
Wedding Photography by Jesse La Plante, Boulder, United States

Lake Forest Camp | Adirondacks Wedding Venue Rental

When you book a wedding, not only do you have the 823-acre property, 25-acre lake, 20 miles of private hiking and biking trails, the athletic fields and all camp buildings exclusively available to you and your guests, you also have the beauty and majesty of the Adirondack Park surrounding you.

Forest Lake Camp, Chestertown

Located an hour north of Albany and just a 10-minute drive from either the south or north exit on I-87 they are perfectly located for your guests to find but also hidden away at the end of a private road, giving you a secluded, private experience. Plus you have the opportunity to design how you will spend your time on the property. With the Adirondack Park backdrop, this venue provides really beautiful wedding photography opportunities.

Wedding photograph from Indian Ridge Wedding Venue, Poughkeepsie NY | Four bridesmaids see the bride for the first time and all put their hands together in the same adoring fashion
Wedding Photography by Brittany Diliberto, Arlington, United States

Outdoor Weddings at Hudson Valley Venue, New York

Indian Ridge Wedding Venue, Highland NY Wedding Photography - "Marry the love of your life surrounded by the natural beauty at Indian Ridge. You and your wedding guests can enjoy the spring apple blossoms, the picturesque Hudson Valley fall foliage and everything in between. Have your wedding outdoors, beachside by the lake, under an elegantly lit tent, or in our beautiful, Adirondack-inspired lodge.

Our newly modeled stone and timber event space comfortably accommodate 80 guests with a DJ and dance area. If your guest list is larger consider adding a tent. Hire a caterer of your choosing, or one of our caterers is happy to create a delicious menu tailored just for you.

Guests have full access to our bountiful gardens and apple orchards in season. Pick and eat, or incorporate our own country fresh farm produce into your menu.

You've dreamed of your wedding day – now make the dream come true at Indian Ridge."

Glen Falls House, Round Top, NY wedding picture: A bride and groom joyfully recess the aisle at the end of their wedding ceremony while guests shoot confetti canons over them.
Wedding Photography by Danielle Gardner, Schenectady, United States

NY Wedding Venue at Round Top | Glen Falls House

Glen Falls House, Round Top Wedding Venue Photography - "The ideal venue for couples looking to celebrate their nuptials in a laid back wooded wonderland. Weddings at Glen Falls House are fully customizable, with a range of wedding packages, from full weekend property buyouts to smaller intimate ceremonies and celebrations. The venue is ideal for parties and events of all kinds, with Edenic grounds and an abundance of lodging and warm hospitality for guests.

Contact our events team using the form below for more information."

The Inn at Erlowest, Lake George, NY wedding venue image: A bride lovingly holds her flower girls face as they prepare for the wedding ceremony.
Wedding Photography by Danielle Gardner, Schenectady, United States

A private event venue set along the shores of Lake George - The Inn at Erlowest for weddings

The Inn At Erlowest, Lake George Wedding Venue: On-site ceremony locations include The Courtyard, The North Pointe or in front of the beautiful stone fireplace on The Patio.

On-site ceremony fee includes golf cart transportation, white folding chairs, day-of coordination, rehearsal time the day prior upon request.

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, you may invite guests to gather in your reserved event space to mingle until dinner service begins or you may add on a formal cocktail reception. 

Wedding Reception venue picture - Tappan Hill Mansion | A father's love - father/daughter dance
Wedding Photography by Casey Fatchett, Manhattan, United States

Luxurious gardens ideal for weddings - Overlooking the Hudson, the Tappan Hill Mansion.

Tappan Hill Mansion, Tarrytown - "Recognized for setting the wedding standard, Abigail Kirsch has developed wedding catering into an art form. Whether it be at one of the exclusive venues or at one of many select venues in the tri-state area, our event managers will create a unique celebration that reflects your vision.

Comprehensive event planning is the cornerstone of the partnership we create with you to make your wedding wishes come true. We guide you through every aspect of planning from creating spectacular menus to designing bridal processionals, recommendations for how to seat your guests to timing for toasts and selecting favors. We are with you every step of the way to assist you in assembling a qualified team of industry professionals in floral design, music and photography to ensure the success of your event from beginning to end."

Roxbury Barn, Roxbury NY Wedding Photographer - Image of Rain during the outdoor ceremony
Wedding Photography by Todd Laffler, New Jersey, United States

Outdoor wedding ceremonies in a majestic pine grove - A mountainside estate venue with a modern flair.

The Roxbury Barn and Estate is a place for modern romance. A hidden gem for wedding events of true beauty. Of welcoming people who know how to throw a relaxed, intimate wedding with style. Sustainable, diverse, and inclusive. The Roxbury Barn and Estate folks have a soft spot for visionaries and those seeking wedding photography that is different.

The View on the Hudson, Piermont, NY wedding photo | Bride about to be lifted up during the Horah at The View on The Hudson Wedding in New York
Wedding Photography by Michelle Arlotta, New Jersey, United States

The View on the Hudson, Piermont Wedding Events

Majestic Ballroom Wedding Photos

"The View has a renowned reputation for exceptional cuisine and the ability to meet the most exacting requirements of Indian, Kosher, and Korean weddings. From special dietary preferences or restrictions to altars and decor, our event specialists help you plan down to the last detail, so your special day is worry-free and the entire family’s needs and expectations are fulfilled.

Step inside The View and tour the opulence of our majestic ballroom. Magnificently displayed for your special event with spectacular views of the Hudson River from every angle, ice carvings and table arrangements complete the artistic setting. You and your guests will find exclusivity in the white-glove service you receive as we accommodate only you and your party on your very special day. Chefs trained at the Culinary Institute will awe you with their inspired displays of international cuisine, creating menus tailored to individual palates and ethnic preferences.

Ceremonies can be performed indoors or outdoors on the common, surrounded by manicured landscaping, providing unlimited photo opportunities. Since The View is situated on a jutting promontory overlooking the river, both indoor and outdoor ceremony settings offer your guests an uninterrupted, panoramic view of the magnificent surroundings. We are certain that our facility and staff, capable of servicing 240 people, will exceed your expectations."

Ceremony/Reception Location: The Hungry Trout Resort in Wilmington, New York - Photos of the bride doing the worm on the dance floor!
Wedding Photography by Jacob Hannah, Burlington, United States

Exceptional views of the Whiteface Mountain Range from The Hungry Trout Wedding Venue, Wilmington

Weddings in the Adirondacks at The Hungry Trout Resort, Wilmington, NY are a remarkable and memorable event. Their four seasons each have their own unique qualities that make them like no other.

Their all-inclusive facility can accommodate all aspects of your wedding day. Rehearsal Dinners, Streamside wedding ceremonies outdoors, chef-crafted cuisine and amazing reception parties. The Chef customizes their wedding menus to the vision of each and every client to make sure all aspects of your original day are tailored specifically to your liking.

Saugerties Steamboat Co Hudson Valley NY Wedding Venue Photo | Intimate Wedding Champagne Toast for the Bride
Wedding Photography by Michelle Arlotta, New Jersey, United States

A wedding venue on the Esopus Creek and Hudson River

The Saugerties Steamboat Co. is the Hudson Valley’s premier wedding event destination.  Nestled in the cozy Village of Saugerties, The Saugerties Steamboat Co. overlooks the Esopus Creek and Hudson River at the site of the historic Saugerties Lighthouse and offers a truly picturesque backdrop for any celebratory event and photos. This is a gorgeous venue for wedding photography.

Raddison Hotel, Corning NY wedding photo of the bride reading a letter from her fiancé | emotional wedding photography
Wedding Photography by Brittany Diliberto, Arlington, United States

Finger Lakes Weddings at the Radisson Hotel, Corning, NY

Positioned in the heart of the Gaffer District, Radisson Hotel Corning offers stylish wedding events. Located about a 15-minute walk from the hotel, the world-famous Corning Museum of Glass displays inspiring glassworks and offers daily glassblowing demonstrations. Known as the gateway to the Southern Finger Lakes, the city of Corning is less than an hour from more than 100 Finger Lakes-region wineries. 

NY Bride walks down the steps while holding her dress at The Roundhouse
Wedding Photography by Denis Gostev, Manhattan, United States

Wedding events at the Roundhouse in Hudson Valley, New York

The Roundhouse, NY Weddings - Their stunning, popular event space is truly where old meets new. Their industrial past – original wood beams, exposed brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows – is met with sleek, modern steel railings, sweeping high curtains, and contemporary lighting. The space can host up to 200 guests for weddings and receptions. Indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktail hour options allow for flexible and creative use of the space.