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.
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
The Green Building
White Boxes, with terrific views, in these venues you can create any look you want.
Pretty and Elegant
Elegant structures from New York’s Gilded Age. Will transform you to another time.
Harold Pratt House
Prospect Park Picnic House
These venues offer terrific, quirky architecture that is sure to impress all of your artsy friends and family
632 on Hudson
The Bronx Zoo – This venue has stunning Beaux Arts architecture designed by the renound architect Guastivano.
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.
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.
For you Creative Folks
For a Big Party
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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 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
Full Wedding Planning Services
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.
Robert and Kathleen Photography
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