Top 5 Upstate New York Wedding Venues

Discover the top 5 enchanting wedding venues in Upstate New York, where love and nature intertwine. From rustic barns to elegant estates, Courtney Stannard Photography showcases the breathtaking beauty of these remarkable locations. Capture your special day amidst picturesque landscapes, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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If you’re planning an Upstate New York wedding, check out these amazing venues! From luxurious waterfront resorts to rustic barn venues in the mountainous regions, there are plenty of unforgettable options waiting for your big day.  

I’ve been fortunate enough over the years to photograph weddings at some amazing venues! Here are my top picks for Upstate New York’s most beautiful spots:

1. The Promise Gardens of the Adirondacks

Location: Thurman, NY

Capacity: Up to 165

Are you looking for an Upstate New York wedding venue that offers breathtaking views and a truly unique atmosphere? Then check out the Promise Gardens of the Adirondacks! Located in Thurman, New York, this stunning mountain side wedding venue has something incredibly special to offer. Expect lush gardens, peaceful brooks, crystal-clear lakes, and tranquil meadows set beside the Three Sisters Mountain. There are two arbors with stunning views including one with beautiful turquoise doors fit for a grand entrance. Say “I Do” inside a romantic 1800’s barn featuring chandeliers to highlight its rustic charm, or have an outdoor gathering under a white tent complete with hand-made sliding barn doors. Get ready rooms are also onsite offering comfort and privacy before taking your vows and starting your happily ever after!

2. Cornerstone at the Plaza

Location: Albany, NY

Capacity: Up to 200

Cornerstone at the Plaza offers Upstate New York couples a once-in-a-lifetime wedding venue with stunning views. Their 14-foot glass windows create a 360-degree panorama of downtown Albany and the Empire State Plaza, giving breathtaking sunset backdrops for your wedding day. Their helpful on location staff are amazing and I’ve watched them work with couples to make their visions come alive. They provide nothing but impeccable service, delicious food, and attention to detail on your wedding day.  With their ideal location, you can also make use of the Empire State Plaza’s art and architecture in unique and gorgeous wedding photos (My favorite part). Get ready for the Upstate New York wedding of your dreams at Cornerstone at the Plaza!

3. Locust Grove Estate

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Capacity: Up to 150

Situated in Upstate New York, the Locust Grove Estate provides up to 150 guests with an unforgettable wedding experience. This 19th-century estate offers 21st-century amenities including a West Gallery, where couples can host up to 150 guests for dinner and dancing. The Gallery has gorgeous vaulted ceilings lined with hanging lanterns and three walls of windows offering up a view of the Hudson River. You can also use their Garden Lawn for a breath-taking ceremony that’s by no means crowded as they book only one event per evening. To top it off, there are five nearby hotels – two within walking distance – so your friends and family don’t have to travel too far! 

4. Loft 433

Location: Troy, NY

Capacity: Up to 200

Located Upstate in Troy, New York, Loft 433 is the event space of dreams for couples looking for a historic yet modern venue for their wedding. From the Production Room that can be used a welcome space to the Ballroom’s floor-to ceiling windows providing a stunning view of the Upstate New York skyline, guests will find themselves charmed at every turn. Historic elements like masonry walls and lofty ceilings exude a timelessness that transcends modernity. The rooftop space gives those searching for a quiet moment with amazing views. Go discover why Loft 433 continues to be one of Upstate New York’s most unique wedding venues – you won’t be disappointed!

5. The Mansion of Saratoga

Location: Rock City Falls, NY

Capacity: Up to 150

The Mansion of Saratoga is Upstate New York’s premier wedding venue! It is historic, peaceful and private! Celebrate your special day in luxury and style, with access to five unique venues. Your wedding day experience includes a 12-hour private rental, two impressive dressing suites, personal attendants for you and your wedding party, parking attendants and venue greeters, a pre-ceremony cold beverage greeting station for your guests to enjoy as they arrive, a private cocktail hour for yourself and your wedding party, in addition to a Le Cordon Blue trained Executive Chef to craft your menu personally – ensuring every detail is up to your expectations. Plus, you have their full-service event planning team to help make sure that nothing gets overlooked!

Each of these Upstate New York wedding venues has something unique to offer to help bring your dream wedding day vision to life! If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect wedding venue, I would love to help you find the perfect place to celebrate! 

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