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Woodsy & Raw Upstate New York Wedding Venues

New York City is credited as one of the most romantic engagement and wedding destinations in the US and the world, so people often forget about the incredible gem that is Upstate New York. Just miles outside the NYC, you can find yourself in an enchanting landscape of small towns as quaint as coastal England. Yet beyond even those quiet sprinklings are vast fields, epic forests and stunning mountain ranges. Upstate New York is lively, colorful and generous with its natural beauty. So if you’re keen on getting married in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, we know a few slices of paradise.

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Ithaca By Firelightlearn more

Take advantage of upstate's incredible land by glamping by firelight at this stylish and tranquil campsite. Complete with high-thread count linens, lanterns and cozy furniture, wedding guests can mellow out in total peace the morning after at this trendy go-to’s complimentary breakfast.
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Cedar Lakes Estatelearn more

500 stunning acres surround this peaceful lakefront escape, where lovebirds can marry in a treehouse. Once a 1920s summer camp, the festive spirit still keeps its chin up here amid the rolling hills, sloping lawns and cedar wood forests.
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Audrey's Farmhouselearn more

At this historic country inn, five beautiful acres practically glow green at the base of the Shawangunk Mountain Ridge. Built in 1740, this Hudson Valley home away from home offers up a dreamlike spot to say, "I do."
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RedBarn20 at Windridge Estatelearn more

This sprawling Central New York property has two beautiful old barns – one of white stone and the other of red timber – that date back to the early 1800s, and can accommodate up to 350 party guests. The 80 acres of hilltop look out onto Oneida and Cazenovia Lakes, sprawling hills and 40-miles of panoramic views.
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Historic Barns of Nipmooselearn more

Having evolved with the country since the 18th Century, this historic venue of multiple fully restored barns gives you gorgeous run of its rich wide-open surroundings. Perched on a knoll overlooking farm fields, the dazzling beaut also offers a courtyard, pond and aspen grove. 
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Handsome Hollowlearn more

Built as a dairy barn in the 18th Century, this wonderfully kept farmhouse is 4,000 square feet of cozy. Meanwhile, 93 acres of hemlock groves, maple forests, blueberry fields and endless trails sit around it, just waiting to be explored. Good luck taking a bad picture of anything here.
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Gather Greenelearn more

Sprawled across a hundred acres of rolling hills that sit between the Berkshires and the Catskills, this Scandinavian-Inspired Hudson Valley retreat was built to encourage guests to enjoy nature and reconnect with friends and family in a cozy environment. There’s a towering open-air pavilion with 28-foot-tall ceilings and shale quarry pond on the property that doubles as both ceremony grounds for weddings and a haven for quartz crystal collectors.
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Basilica Hudsonlearn more

This 19th Century factory space has been reclaimed by local artists with chic, whimsical weddings in mind. Near the historic Hudson waterfront, this contemporary yet nostalgic industrial spot can give you a wedding that spans eras.
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The Highlands Country Clublearn more

Beaming with old world elegance, this country setting has just the right touches. With four distinct spaces to satisfy any type of couple, this country club boasts a stately manor, complete with manicured gardens and an expansive lawn. Plus, there's the chance to drinking champagne and fine wine beneath the crystal chandelier in the massive ballroom.
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Blooming Hill Farmlearn more

In the lower Hudson Valley, this charming family-owned farm produces 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables. That's one of the things that makes it such a lively and colorful spot. Plus, the team there ensures that the food is out-of-this-world fresh and tasty.
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The BARN at Liberty Farmslearn more

Out among the orchards and will trees sits this fantastic Hudson Valley idyll, an immaculate blend of country and chic. 300 acres of grounds include the farm and roaming horses, with the most stunning views of Catskill Mountains on one side and the Berkshires on the other.
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The Roxbury Barnlearn more

Built by a riverboat captain, this 42-acre property includes a three-story carriage barn and a large-roofed pavilion with mountain vistas. There's also a surrounding forest with open fields, not to mention a tree-lined lawn and lily pond. The place is downright magical and sunsets have a tendency to stay here like a formally invited guest.
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Nostrano Vineyardslearn more

Out in Hudson Valley's wine country, there are rolling hills, apple orchards and grapevines — and a 75-acre farm and its spectacularly restored barn. It’s true, in the wild beating heart of upstate wine country, the gorgeous grounds of a fruit farm and vineyard make for a perfect nuptial landscape, complete with a willow tree above the outdoor altar.
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The Sablewoodlearn more

Set in the heart of Schoharie Valley, this venue in the northern Catskills is home to a gorgeous black barn that dates back to the 1870s. A venue rental of The Sablewood comes with farm tables and classic French country chairs for up to 250 guests. Pale wood wraps the space while tall ceilings and ample windows keep the space feeling light. 
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Crabtree's Kittle House Restaurant & Innlearn more

Built as a carriage house in the late 1700s, this farm-to-table restaurant turns any wedding into one for the history books. With its award-winning wine cellar, which were once the estate's stables, you and your guests can celebrate in class-act style.
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The Garrisonlearn more

Rolling hills surround this 100-year-old estate in the Hudson Highlands. With all the warm makings of a country inn, the retreat keeps its guests longer than expected with critically acclaimed cuisine and a 18-hole golf course.
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Gilbertsville Farmhouselearn more

Welcome your wedding guests to a quaint Americana scene of picturesque hills, farms and silos. Nestled in the Butternut Valley at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, this farmhouse venue offers photo-ops galore and then some. Truly, with a stunning barn and chandeliers, this makes for the perfect blend of country charm and city glamor.
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Full Moon Resortlearn more

As rustic as it is sophisticated, this pastoral idyll has a welcomed touch of Woodstock-inspired craftiness — not to mention more than 100 acres of forests, meadows and streams. Wildlife roams about Esopus Creek's crystal waters with endless wilderness beyond. Explore the wooded world with country inn-style accommodations as your headquarters.
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Good Lucklearn more

With a fascinating and ever-changing menu of local New American cuisine, this restaurant celebrates the eating and drinking parts of festive events. A variety of culinary styles are found here matched with a beverage program that stirs up killer craft cocktails. This happening spot, housed in what used to be a shoe factory, has all the makings of your new favorite eatery.
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Helsinki Hudsonlearn more

Right on the Hudson River, the small town and cultural mecca of Hudson celebrates the good life at this historic city's crown jewel. An award-winning restaurant as well as a world-class music venue, this renovated industrial space takes the best design of the last two centuries and puts the glory together.
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Spruceton Inn: a Catskills Bed and Barlearn more

In the heart of the Catskills, you can wake up in a cozy bed to a mountain view and the sounds of nature. This is where you go to play a game of bocce in the meadow during the day and behold a sky full of stars at night.
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Takk Houselearn more

With wrapping staircases, two ballrooms and downright stunning original architecture, it may not surprise you to learn this venue's run by a seasoned wedding photographer (and her partner). Formerly a Knights of Columbus building, this flexible space is more than ready for creative couples to take advantage of its minimalist beauty.
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Maple Shade Farmlearn more

Boasting river and mountain views, this majestic valley's farm is surrounded by stone walls and the astounding power of Mother Nature. Though the property first came to life in the late 1800s, its three-story barn is a one-of-a-kind space that fits any sort of wedding taste — modern, rustic or otherwise.
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Eastwind Hotel & Barlearn more

    This former bunkhouse in the Catskills has been renovated to combine its history with Scandinavian inspiration for a unique wedding and getaway experience. Eastwind provides several options for weddings to accommodate anywhere from 60 to 125 guests, all featuring a stunning natural backdrop and views of Windham Mountain.
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    Hayloft on the Archlearn more

    18 acres of beautifully manicured land that are nestled against rolling hills sure make for one heck of a memorable venue. Better yet, there are epic gardens, magical forests and a breathtaking barn to be had. What's not to love at this family-run oasis?
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    The Kaaterskill Innlearn more

    If you wanted your wedding to be the most fun thing ever in the summertime, this is the right call for sure. There's a garden with a waterfall as well as a beautifully restored inn that serves endless mimosas at brunch. Better yet, you and yours can watch outdoor movies, go on nature walks, play lawn games and sit around bonfires into the woodland evening. Is there a better way to spend summer?
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    SKY Armorylearn more

    At this three-floor urban loft-style venue, photo-ops for chic city-dwellers pop up at every turn. Whether it's a brick-lined alleyway or a rooftop with skyline views that you're after, this stylish space in historic Armory Square has you covered.
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    The Barn on Hubbardlearn more

    A multitude of floor plan possibilities make this 4,000-square-foot barn the dance hall every wedding deserves. Meanwhile, the sparkling sunset dazzles over the rich countryside found in every direction of this hideaway.
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