Finding the perfect Hudson Valley venue for your wedding and reception can be a source of wedding planning stress. The excitement of becoming engaged can quickly wear off, especially when you start looking at bridal magazines and online blogs that provide lists of what to do and when to do it in the wedding planning process. Lately, I have been fielding phone calls and emails from brides that do not yet have their wedding date selected because they aren’t sure of the type of wedding venue that fits their style. With that in mind, I am always happy to offer some venue suggestions.
Each year, I find myself photographing dozens of weddings in a variety of different venues. Most years, I find myself in a new venue every week which I find encourages my creativity. It also provides me with a unique perspective that makes me a valuable resource for newly engaged couples.
As you begin your search for the perfect venue, I recommend reaching out to wedding photographers and explaining what you are looking for in your wedding venue. In many cases, numerous venues will come to mind that showcase the characteristics you are looking to find. This can help lower the stress level of finding that perfect venue, while also helping to ensure that you are going to have a perfect wedding that embodies your spirit. Let’s face it, there are dozens of venues in the Hudson Valley that all have their own style: Barns, Fields, Tents, Ballrooms, Mansions, Castles, Cabins, Mountains. They all exist here in the Hudson Valley and Catskills and one will be just right for your wedding day.
Below are some images from a variety of different weddings that I photographed in 2013. Each venue has their own unique characteristics, their own beauty, and their own group of couples that had their perfect wedding days there. Regardless of your style, there is a perfect venue out there hoping to make your wedding as perfect as you have imagined.