Rent a house for a wedding near New Paltz?

posted 9 years ago in New York – Hudson Valley, New York
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I thought about doing this in a different area early on in the planning process.  I would suggest starting with http://www.VRBO.com for really nice houses and then contacting them to see if they would let you rent it for a wedding.

The difficulty with houses is they tend to be in residential areas with noise and parking restrictions, but it’s worth a try.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have been looking for something really similar – in and around New Paltz, but also looking around Ithaca, Hudson River / Catskills, and the skylands area of New Jersey.  

I agree that VRBO.com is a great place to look for vacation rental homes.  I would also suggest http://www.homeaway.com  www.how2vacation.com and even craigslist under vacation rentals.

I have found a couple of potential places this way.  Here are the hurdles I am encountering:

If they have had weddings there before, they know to charge more and will definitely do so!  Most places I’ve talked to has a “per guest charge” on the day of the event – ranging from $10-$20, for having that many people on their property.

Many places worry about their septic systems and don’t want a large number of people in the house or using the toilets, so they have a “no wedding guests in house” rule, and they require you to rent a tent AND rent port-a-potties for the guests.

Other places just aren’t interested in having that many people at their home.  So I guess it will depend on how many people you plan to have attend.

We also wanted to do as much of the food ourselves as possible – no money to hire a caterer, unless we can find one cheap cheap cheap!  Some homes require a professional caterer because they are insured, and also because the homeowner feels better knowing that the clean-up will be taken care of  properly (one woman got screwed before when the wedding party got trashed and nobody cleaned anything up.)  

Have you had any luck so far?  Let’s keep each other posted, okay?  🙂

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Let us know what you end up finding!  Good luck!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Did you ever find a solution?  I know this is an old post, but I am looking for the same thing now.

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