Some Of Our Favorite Local Venues

Today we wanted to take the time to share a few of our favorite local outdoor venues with you. These aren’t always seen on the bigger venue-finding websites, and we think that they deserve a bit of spotlight. By no means is this a complete list, but it’s a start!

If you are still searching for a venue and none of these appeal to you, here are a few helpful websites: Wedding Wire, Wedding Spot, and The Knot are all good places to begin.

Please note- the following are in no particular order, we love them all!

A Private Estate- Germantown, NY

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A Private Estate has river and mountain views, a Historic house, a beautiful barn (150 guests without tenting), a Carriage House available to rent that sleeps 10 people, indoor bathrooms, and even a partially furnished kitchen for your caterer!

Pond Lily- Elizaville, NY

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Boasting over 500 acres and bordering on the Taghkanic State Park, this is a great choice. The barn can hold up to 200 guests comfortably, or tent options are available that can hold up to 300. The large house is also available for rent and can sleep 15. Bonus- their packages include tables, chairs, and bathroom trailers.

Clermont State Historic Site- Clermont, NY 


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Clermont has plenty of property (accommodates up to 300 guests), fantastic views, a Historic Mansion available to tour during your event, and a budget-friendly cost; what’s not to love?

Oak Hill- Hudson, NY


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Oak Hill is a good option for a couple planning a smaller wedding, as their barn accommodates up to 150. With mountain views, a gorgeous barn, a separate cottage for the bridal party, and a beautiful garden, Oak Hill is a great choice.

The Hill- Hudson, NY


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This lovely 200 year old barn can hold up to 250 guests, boasts river and mountain views, and has a separate smaller building that is perfect for cocktail hour. Bonus- the downstairs can be used for your ceremony in case of rain.

Southwood Estate- Germantown, NY


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With panoramic views of the Hudson River, a Historic mansion (sleeps 12) or a smaller cottage (sleeps 5) available for rent, gorgeous gardens, and even a pool, Southwood is a fantastic choice for your event.


We hope this gave you a few helpful ideas for your wedding, and as always if you find you have questions don’t hesitate to contact us at Happy Planning!

-Danielle, Kayla, & Matt



Sean & Corinne {1.30.16}

Sean and Corinne got engaged at Mohonk Mountain on January 30th. Sean contacted us wanting help decorating and setting up the gazebo at Copes Lookout where he was going to propose, and we were so excited to have the opportunity to be there for this momentous occasion! Everything went according to plan, and Keith Ferris of Keith Ferris Photography got some fantastic shots of their special moment. Congratulations Sean and Corinne!

Photographer: Keith Ferris

Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara

Event Planning: Every Little Detail

Alison & Alison {10.10.15}

Alison and Alison got married at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Millbrook, NY, followed by their reception at a private home nearby on a sunny October day. They added so many fun and unique touches to their wedding, from fedoras for wedding favors, to lawn games, pony rides, and even a petting zoo! We also loved their idea to have a make-your-own-sundae bar for dessert!

Church: St Peter’s Episcopal Church

Venue: Private Home

Photographer: Keith Ferris

Florist: Tiny Heart Farm

Caterer: Harvest Real Food Catering

Rentals: Durrant’s Rental, Rhinebeck Rental, Cantele Tent Rental

DJ: DJ Joe Shane

Pony: Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue

Petting Zoo: Farm to You Petting Revue

Event Planning: Every Little Detail

Lea & Gene {9.12.15}

Lea and Gene got married at their beautiful home in Elizaville, NY. The weather was less than ideal that day, and despite all of our finger-crossing it poured for most of the day. However, Lea and Gene never let this get in the way of their day, and with a little bit of rearranging the day went off without a hitch! It was a great party for a fantastic couple; congratulations Lea and Gene!



Venue: Private Home

Photographer: Keith Ferris Photography

Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara

Caterer: Swoon Catering

Rentals: Events Unlimited

DJ: Black Tie Events

Event Planning: Every Little Detail

Emily & Scott {7.11.15}

Emily and Scott got married at a beautiful house in Rhinebeck, NY on a perfect day in July. We loved their idea to create a photo collage that they displayed during cocktail hour! They also provided guests with an assortment of sunglasses to wear, and used window panes in place of escort cards; what fun touches!

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Venue: Private House

Photographer: China Jorrin

Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara

Caterer: Gourmet to Go

Rentals: Classic Tent Rentals

DJ: JTD Productions

Event Planning: Every Little Detail

Molly and Nat

The Hill July 4th, 2016 The skies cleared to a perfect summer evening; on what felt like the top of the world. Molly and Nat had a incredible ceremony over looking the Hudson Valley. Fireworks were visible throughout the surrounding … Continue reading

Merry & Tim

June 13th, 2015

A Private Estate

Germantown, NY

Merry and Tim; what an amazing couple. They really spiced up their wedding with bright colors and so many great details!

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Dad’s first look

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The Kiss!!!

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Personal Touches Everywhere!

Congratulations Merry and Tim

Wedding Professionals:

Wedding Planner: Every Little Detail Venue: A Private Estate Caterer: Flatiron Steak House DJ: DJ Gio Cocktail Hour Band: Carolina Gents Photographer: Alen Fetchi and Jennifer Johnson-Saunders Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara Rentals: Cantelle Rentals Make Up and Hair: La Tua Bella Beauty Bar Photobooth Digital Weddings Officiant: Judge Jonah Trebweisser Golf Carts: W&B Golf Carts

Kate and JT

May 9th, 2015

Rokeby Farm

Kate and JT were married on an unusually warm summer day on the amazing Rokeby Farms in Red Hook, NY.

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The beautiful ceremony took place on the west lawn.


Kate and JT took a little quiet time while the guests enjoyed cocktail hour

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Details, Details, Everywhere

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Let’s Dance!

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As day turns to night the property really lit up!

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And a special performance of “Ice Ice Baby” for the couple

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Cake and ice cream anyone?

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And no Hudson Valley Wedding is complete without a bonfire to cap off the evening

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Kate and JT we wish you all the happiness in the world!

And a special thanks to all those wedding professionals that made their day possible.

Wedding Planner: Every Little Detail

Caterer: Gourmet to Go 

Band: Silver Arrow

Photographer: Minnow Park (Clarence Chan)

Officiant: Justice R. Wren

Rental Company: Events Unlimited Party Rentals

Transportation: First Student Busses

Make Up: Alexandria Gilleo

Flowers and Cake: Family and Friends