Vendors We Love

New York City and the Hudson Valley has some of the most talented professionals in the country. We have had the pleasure of working with excellent teams of people and here is a list of some of our favorites.

Venues – Offsite Catering

Many amazing venues allow you to choose the catering company that you would like to use. This will allow you to take advantage of an amazing space and have a tailored, personal experience. Here is a list of venues by size where you can pick and choose from some of the best chefs in New York. Putting together an a la carte wedding is not as stressful as it may seem. The catering companies that we recommend are professionals who will help you navigate the details.

New York City Classics

These venues are the perfect thing to impress out of town visitors and give them a real New York experience.

New York Public Library With several stunning rooms, this venue is not one to be missed.
620 Loft and Garden Situated on top of Rockefeller Center, this garden in the sky has stunning views of St. Patricks. What a better way to be married, inside a cathederial, or on top of one?
Weylin B. Seymours A flawlessly restored bank just across the Williamsburg Bridge. This stunning domed building is the perfect place to entertain say 300 or more of your close friend and family.

Industrial Chic

I love repurposing things, and venues that are built in the bones of our Industrial, manufacturing roots are magic. From old foundries, and auto mechanics, to civil war era warehouses. These are the best.
The Metropolitan Building
26 Bridge
The Foundry
The Green Building
501 Union

Blank Canvas

White Boxes, with terrific views, in these venues you can create any look you want.

Studio 450

The Glasshouses

Gary’s Loft

Pretty and Elegant

Elegant structures from New York’s Gilded Age. Will transform you to another time.
Harold Pratt House
Prospect Park Picnic House

Prospect Park Boat House

Amazing Architecture

These venues offer terrific, quirky architecture that is sure to impress all of your artsy friends and family
632 on Hudson
Angel Orensanz

The Bronx Zoo – This venue has stunning Beaux Arts architecture designed by the renound architect Guastivano.

Catering Companies

Here is a list of  Catering companies that we have worked with and highly recommend. All of them use the freshest ingredients and locally sourced food.

Naturally Delicious

Raging Skillet

Marcey Brownstein Catering

Ryan Brown Catering


Red Table Catering

Venues – In House Catering

Sometimes you just want everything taken care of. There are some amazing venues that offer in house on site catering and packages where you don’t need to worry about the details. All of these venues have excellent food and excellent service and are beautiful places to get married. Here is a list of venues that we love.

Garden Retreats

Wave Hill

Blue Hill Stone Barns

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

New York Botanic Garden

Awesome Views

Liberty Warehouse

Tribeca Rooftop

Hudson Hotel

For you Creative Folks

The Bowery Hotel

Wythe Hotel

Gramercy Park Hotel

The Park Chelsea

Brooklyn Winery

The High Line Hotel 

For a Big Party


The Natural History Museum

Gotham Hall 

New and Notable

Here is a list of venues that are recently opened or remodeled and definitely worth a look if you want to try something new that is off the beaten path.

The Williamsburg Hotel

Dobbin Street

The Rainbow Room

Intimate Venues

These are great places if you have a smaller wedding and would like to have an intimate, yet elegant wedding

Maison May (formally known as Cafe Ici)

Frankies Sputino 457

Housing Works Book Store

Venues in the Hudson Valley and Catskills

Getting out of the City for weddings can be fun and a little mini vacation for your family and friends. Close enough to the city, most of these venues are a short ride away. We have visited each one and have found the attention to detail and professionalism to be incredible, maintaining the standards that New Yorkers are accustomed to.

Here is a selection of venues that we love for out of town weddings. All have amazing food, great views, and unique experiences that you just can’t get in the city. We started by interviewing other event professionla and these are the venues that are on the tips of everyones tongue.


Industrial Chic

Round House at Beacon Falls Perfect combination of a large loft structure blended with stunning views of a water fall located about an hour north of New York in a quaint, artist’s community.

The Senate Garage – Located in Kingston, this industrial venue offers exposed brick along with opportunities to get married under trees in an outdoor setting

Historic Splendor

Crabtree Kittle House  – This Historic Inn is close enough to the city for a day trip and really creates a great atmosphere for a unique wedding. Step back into the 18th Century in style.

The Inn at New Hyde Park  You can’t get more old school elegance than this.

Boscobel House and Gardens – 18th Century estate nestled on the banks of the Hudson River in Cold Spring, NY

Mohonk Mountain House – Beautiful Victorian Lodge located in New Paltz, New York, offers many stunning options for a four star event

Hasbrouck House – Historic Inn redone by the talented eye behind 501 Union and The Green Building, relax in sophisticated setting that will inspire you to decorate more with blue velvet.

Castles, Grand Estates and More Castles

Lyndhurst Mansion – It’s a castle with stunning architecture and a grand setting

Whitby Castle What can I say, it’s a castle.

Bucolic Settings

Glynwood Estates – Beautiful 18th Century manor house situated on a working, organic farm.

The Garrison – Country Club Setting in an idyllic landscape in the Hudson Hills

Crested Hen Barns – Cute Barn nestled in the foothills of the Catskills

Liberty View Farm – Its a farm, with a barn, terrific view and amazing staff.

The Roxbury Barn and Estate – Every wedding professional I speak with raves about the Roxbury estates and how warm and friendly the staff are. Venues are venues and great staff really help to elevate your experience.

Oh those Views

Liberty House Liberty house has hands down the most stunning views of downtown New York. with proximity to hotels and ample parking it is a great place for out of town guests who my be daunted by the hustle and bustle of New York and would rather appreciate it from afar, while technically not in Hudson Valley, New York, it does have terrific views of the Hudson Harbor.

Onteora Mountain House – Gorgeous venue once a country retreat for Helmanns Mayonnaise Mogul.  Cantilevered over a mountain valley with amazing views of the Catskills. I could watch the sunset for hours


Basilica Hudson – Get the industrial – Arts vibe in this great non for profit venue in Hudson New York. In my opinion, Hudson is the next East Hampton.

Storm King – Get married amidst one of the greatest contemporary sculpture gardens in the world.

Cedar Lakes Estates  – Summer camp for grownups with goose down duvets, cabins, a lake and a pool, need I say more?

Full Moon Resort – for you musicians out there, this venue offer’s your own private speak – easy honky tonk bar for a raging after party.


Wedding Planners

Wedding planning can be daunting, especially when both couples are working full time jobs and parents may be living out of town. These planners are relaxed, easy to work with and will help your day run smoothly. Services offered range from day of  and Month of planning to full event planning services.

Day Of and Month Of Services

Polka Dot Events

Ever Swoon

In Any Event

Tall and Small Events

Full Wedding Planning Services

Dominique Bell Events

Jose Rolon Events

Ruffles and Tweed Events

Viva Max Weddings

Loli Events

Ang Wedding and Events


There are so many talented photographers in New York it is hard to pick any favorites. Some specialize in portraits, some have more of a documentary style, others have a knack for capturing emotional memories and sweet moments. Personally, I feel that you should choose someone who makes you feel good and who’s company you enjoy. If you are relaxed and happy, it will show in your pictures.

Brian Dorsey Studios

Christian Oth Studio

Amber Gress Photography

Chellise Michael Photography

Katie Osgood Photography

Ira Lippke Studios

Stylish and Hip Photography

Maggie Marguerite Photography

Robert and Kathleen Photography

Clean Plate Pictures

Kimberly Coccigania Weddings

Hair and Makeup

The Karcher

Sachiko Yanaese

NYC Faces 


Jarrell Entertainment

74 Events

Scratch Weddings


Lucy Music

Mix Tape Cover Band

Elan Artists 

Lighting and Sound

LnJ Lighting

Stortz Lighting

Universal Lighting


Ron Ben-Israel Cakes

Baked by Brooklyn

Nine Cakes

Laduree New York

Milk Bar