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2015 Wedding Guide 



Plan the perfect celebration. Explore some of the Hudson Valley’s best wedding venues and resources.

Wedding Venues

The Ashokan Center

The Ashokan Center, where nature inspires, is a place you can relax, smile, and celebrate your family and friends. The natural beauty of the land is magical. Come see for yourself. The Ashokan Center has the staff, facilities, and property to help you create your dream wedding. Situated on 385 acres of pristine forest, with the meandering Esopus Creek and Cathedral Falls just below our main lodge, the Ashokan Center is the perfect location for couples searching for a beautiful mountain setting for their special day. We are excited to work with you to create the wedding of your dreams. For more information, please contact us by emailing info@ashokancenter.org or give us a call at (845) 657-8333 ext 10.

The Belltower Venue

The Belltower, once a church and since 1985 a glass art studio, is an architecturally prominent 1896 Gothic-style building in the heart of historic Rosendale. The main nave’s soaring vaulted tin ceilings, a vintage wood-staged pulpit, the 1950s curved bar, original fir flooring, and a magnificent front window provide for an atmosphere of warmth and artistic chic for unforgettable celebrations.

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Byrdcliffe Art Colony
Weddings at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, founded in 1902, are steeped in the pastoral beauty of the Catskills, the warmth of an artists' community, and over a century of creativity. Whether you choose the rustic elegance of Byrdcliffe's Barn or the historic Arts & Crafts style house White Pines, come celebrate love and life at the colony that made Woodstock . . . Woodstock.

Historic Huguenot Street
Make history with your event at one of the most significant historic sites in America. Including seven stone houses that date to the early eighteenth century, this National Historic Landmark District offers a variety of options for memorable weddings and rehearsal dinners. The non-denominational French Church, a reconstruction of the original 1717 Huguenot Church, can accommodate up to 65 guests. The grounds behind the Deyo House, a breathtaking Victorian mansion, can accommodate tents for large parties and is just steps away from a state of the art catering kitchen. Event space is also available in Deyo Hall. Located in the heart of New Paltz, the site is close to a number of overnight accommodations.

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Liberty Farms

Liberty Farms offers everything you could dream of for a majestic farm wedding or any special event. Whether you choose to host your event in the stunning newly refurbished stallion barn, on the spacious meadow overlooking the farm or on the hilltop with priceless Catskill and Berkshire Mountain views, Liberty Farms is the perfect location for memories that will last a lifetime. Just two hours from New York City and minutes from Hudson, New York, Ghent is easily accessible, has many options for accommodations, and provides plenty to do and see while in town for your event. Contact us to schedule a visit and tour of our beautiful grounds and to ensure that your preferred date is reserved.

Novella's New Paltz
NEW PALTZ, NY | (845) 255-2122 | NOVELLASNP.COM

Special events that tell your story! We host only one wedding a day in our newly renovated 9,000 square foot facility that accommodates parties up to 250. Our culinary cuisine, impeccable service and meticulous staff will surely make your wedding a day to remember. We have a built-in, state-of-the-art sound system and strobe lighting. Adjacent to area hotels. Click here for details.

Pelmo Vineyards
Begin your new marriage with an elegant outdoor, green wedding at the Hudson Valley's only "True vineyard wedding" venue. Named for the Italian mountain, PELMO Vineyards in Wallkill, NY offers a magnificent tented wedding site as well as a host of amenities to make your big day perfect.

Spacious Sailcloth Tent
Start your new life together under the beauty of our main tent. Fully protecting you and your guests from inclement weather, the floored sailcloth tent stands proudly on a raised ridge overlooking the vineyards, wild flower field, lake side amphitheater ceremony site, and surrounding farmlands. It holds up to 600+ people standing or 270 people seated. Capacity changes as you add items based on your layout and needs.

Lake Side Ceremony
Paint a memorable picture for your guests with our white garden ceremony chairs in the lake side amphitheater. The lake also has resident swans adding to the scenic beauty. All of the chairs that you will need for the event are included in the package price.

Additional Tents & Equipment
Make your wedding as grand as you would like. We can provide additional equipment if needed for your special day. Need more tables, chairs, or additional tents? No problem. We can make accommodations for everybody on your guest list.

Your Site for the Entire Day!
When you book our space, it's yours for the entire day. The venue is available for your wedding and reception from 9am until around 10pm. You are welcome to come in for decorations and any other necessary setup as early as 9am. Book a Saturday by Feb 1st and Friday will be available FREE for rehearsal dinner, guaranteed!

Included Amenities
Floored main tent, perimeter lights, tables, chairs, white linen, bar, walls, cocktail tables, heat, and electricity. Cocktails on lawn or in vineyards. Floored cater tent, complete commercial kitchen, water, power, and lighting. Floored, air conditioned, and fully furnished bridal suite tent. Deluxe premier restroom trailer. Event staff, carts, lighted parking lot, private entry road, and secluded setting. Packages for 150-180, 180-210, 210-240, and 240-270 person weddings, inclusive for one price. Extra Guests? No problem! General event rates available for fundraisers, reunions, galas, corporate, community, etc.

Additions such as table settings, linen upgrades, specialty lighting, ceremony site, special requests, additional rentals, and bar & wine special packages are available upon request.

Preferred & Exclusive Vendors
Take advantage of our list of preferred vendors to help plan a stress-free day, the list is available to every inquiry! We also work exclusively with some of the region's best vendors, including magwine.com, classictent.com, and Vineyard Events, Inc!

Call us today
Please contact us with any questions. Let us know what we can do to make this the fabulous, fun-filled day that you have always dreamed of! The owners and staff have over 60 years of wedding experience and we look forward to helping you plan your special day!

Catering & Drinks

New World Catering

Ric Orlando, recently voted the Hudson Valley’s Best Chef, has been bringing the world’s greatest flavors to the table for over 20 years. At New World Catering, he designs delicious and sustainable custom menus with foodie flair. New World Catering specializes in global bistro style food made with local ingredients; we showcase natural meats, artisan cheeses, craft beers, and indie spirits. Rustic farm-to-table, big flavor BBQ, ultra-modern lounge, or vintage boho chic: let’s make your wedding one of a kind. Full-service or DIY options. Vegan and gluten-free menus available. Looking for a venue, too? Our art-filled converted barn, in the embrace of magical Blue Mountain between Woodstock and Saugerties, can accommodate up to 175 guests.

Miron Wine & Spirits
15 BOICES LANE, KINGSTON, NY | (845) 336-5155

You’ve picked the right rings, the perfect wedding location, and started on your guest list. With only a few months to go and your time becoming more and more valuable, sometimes a unique and well-stocked bar for the reception can be overlooked.Whether you’re looking to supply champagne, wine, or signature cocktails, let the knowledgeable staff at Miron Wine & Spirits facilitate your experience. From information on the latest trends and exciting cocktail recipes to ordering custom bottle labels and hard to find items, saving time by shopping for your wedding at Miron’s will enable you to focus on the vital aspects of the ceremony. Like where to sit your Uncle Ralph and Aunt Gloria.

Custom Bridal Wear

Style Des Reves

Award-winning Style des Reves specializes in custom bridal wear. Each piece is designed to the bride’s unique specifications and carefully hand-crafted. Or, choose to have your gown sustainably re-styled from vintage or contemporary store-bought dresses. Custom-made dresses for, or alterations to, bridal party, mother-of-the-bride/groom, other special occasion clothing. Groom’s accessories. Rainbow weddings.

Wedding Vows

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Roots & Wings: Rev. Puja A. J. Thomson
NEW PALTZ, NY | (845) 255-2278 | ROOTSNWINGS.COM

In the spirit of your tradition or beliefs, Rev. Puja Thomson will help you create a heartfelt ceremony that reflects the uniqueness of your commitment to each other. Puja welcomes inquiries from couples blending different spiritual, religious, or ethnic backgrounds as well as those with a common heritage. Her presence and lovely Scottish voice add a special touch.


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