(Closed) Wedding in area for 20k… Is this possible?

posted 5 years ago in New York – Hudson Valley, New York
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@er1nya:  You are talking to the right girl!!  I looked at like a BAZILLION vineyards in the Hudson Valley and have the deets on all of them… of all the ones I spoke to, Torne Valley, Benmarl, Brotherhood and Millbrook stood out the most.  I’m actually getting married at Millbrook later this year!  That said, most of the venue fees start around $4-5k, so with your $20k budget, you’d likely have to be willing to cut the budget on some other items.  One that might be worth looking into is Warwick Valley… the fee is only $28pp, and includes their wine/hard cider.  If I recall correctly, all these places require you to bring in your own caterer.

 

 

 

Let me know if you have any other vineyard-related questions!

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sure!  So everything I know is for the 2013 prices, and while its possible they’ve changed, I can’t imagine it would be a huge difference.  Warwick was definately the most reasonable and Brotherhood was the most expensive ($7500).  For most you’ll need to bring in all of your own rentals (including kitchens!), so that is something to keep in mind.  Torne Valley (and Brotherhood I think) is the only one that came with a kitchen that we looked at.  Obviously we liked Millbrook the best. ๐Ÿ™‚  Catering really depends on where you are going to have the wedding… I can only really speak to ones in the upper Hudson Valley area.  Millbrook had a list of preferred caterers so that made narrowing them down pretty easy… others might have a similiar list.  We had narrowed it down to Gourmet to Go and Lola’s, and ultimately decided on Lola’s.  What’s also great about getting your own caterer is that many are “full service” in that they’ll help you plan out your day and work out your rentals for you.

 

Feel free to shoot me any other questions!  I’d be happy to know all my research is going to good use!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Maurasaurus:  Hi! Did you talk to Torne Valley Vineyards about tent, bathroom trailers, and lighting prices?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@KlovesR:  We didnt get that far with them, but I think its dependant on who you choose for your rental company (I’m trying to remember if youre allowed to use the bathrooms in the house on the property so you dont have to rent).  They did say they could handle it for us, but I would go out an get some quotes anyways.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I second Warwick as being the more affordable option.  OP, I was in your EXACT situation when I began planning.  We were finding that while the venue fees sounded reasonable, they then had ridiculous rules about which tent services we could use (Laurita Winery) that turned an affordable wedding into a 30K affair, which was out of the question.  I found Brotherhood to be outrageously pricey as well.  We vetoed Torne Valley because the whole thing happens on the front lawn (which isn’t very big) and is across the street from a landfill (I grew up in this area).  It had the vibe of getting married in someone’s backyard as opposed to a vineyard.

 

We are going with Lake Valhalla Club in Montville, NJ.  It’s not a vineyard, but it’s VERY affordable and it’s on a gorgeous lake.  Good Luck! The vineyard search is a tough one!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we got married at villa barone in mahopac! try them! They are within the budget you are asking. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@erinya:  I hope it is doable since that is my budget and I would really hate to go over that amount. I’ve been able to find some caterers that allow you to bring your own alchohol which makes it a bit cheaper.

 

@maurasaurus: Why did you choose to go with Lola’s over Gourmet? We just started looking around and were considering doing a tasting in October.

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@er1nya:  We booked Clermont Historic Site. You should check them out and see if they have an opening for your date. Its tough bc the private places are pricier, but if you get a caterer that doesnt charge much you can do it. Private message me and I can tell you which ones I’ve seen etc. Good luck!

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