Post # 1
I’m still researching venues in the area and I was curious if anyone had a wedding at a winery in the Hudson Valley. I am looking for an outdoor space that’s a bit rustic but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Post # 3
Hey!I visited a couple….define rustic for me. 🙂
The few that I saw were definitely….too rustic for us.
Most of them requires a 1-3K site fee. But in HV you can get catering pretty cheap.
Benmarl Winery has THE most amazing view. THE most amazing view. But the winery itself is VERY “rustic”. Their event coordinator is super nice though.
Millbrook is a tad better, the view is not as great but there is a lot of land. There is a nice loft space that is great for backup. But none too pleased with their event coordinator.
West Park Wine Cellar used to be a vineyard but now operates like a catering hall. But it seems like vineyard and winery are intact for purposes of a catering hall. But I’ve never visited this one.
Feel free to PM me if you’re really interested and I can dig through my emails for site fee pricings on all the wineries I contacted. I just recently deleted my draft email that had all full list of the contendors.
There are two main wine trails in HV:
Hudson Valley Wine Goddess has a nice blog about the HV Wine Region.
Post # 4
If you are willing to head to the finger lakes region (i.e. Ithaca, watkins glen, Geneva) there are a number of mor affordable wineries to look at. We are getting married at Knapp Vineyard but they have a max of 100 people. We also looke at Wagner Vineyards (max of 250) and Cayuga Ridge (max 300). Heron Hlll also has a beautiful wedding set up. Knapp and Wagner have venue fees around $1000 while Heron Hill and Cayuga Ridge are in the $2000-5000 range. Another option to try is Six Mile Creek Winery.
Post # 5
@Gerbera I need to check out Benmarl and West Park Winery soon. Thanks for the tip about the amazing view!
@amaroo I just read an article about the Finger Lakes region and I would love to go someday! Alas, for our wedding I think it’s a bit too far. We’re trying to keep it close to family in Northern New Jersey and the Hudson Valley.
Post # 6
Our family is all in Northern Jersey and we found a great winery in Bucks County, PA – it’s about an hour and 45 from me in West Orange, NJ. It’s called Crossing Vineyards and it’s gorgeous – right near where Washington crossed the Delware. We ended up having to find a new place because our guest list got too big, but I did a tasting there and just loved the place.