10 Best Wedding Venues in Upstate NY You’ll Love

Looking for a romantic wedding venue in upstate New York? The good news is there are plenty of sites to choose from!

Upstate New York has hundreds of wedding venues for any theme you’re looking for. There are tons of barn, garden, and park options available. Of course, there are also indoor options.

Whether you’re looking for rustic or elegant, upstate New York has you covered. Below is a list of some of the best wedding venues in upstate NY.

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Old Daly On Crooked Lake

Old Daly on Crooked Lake is a historic venue located in the Albany area. The venue is gorgeous and has a romantic backdrop for the special day.

The venue is set at the bottom of the Berkshire mountains and has unbeatable panoramic views. Old Daly offers indoor and outdoor ceremonies.

At this venue, you can choose between the 1940s grand ballroom, the elegant fireplace, or the great room for your ceremony. This venue has something to offer for everyone’s theme and budget. There are many photography options between the lake, the ballrooms, and the mountains.

Price Range: $2,900-$7,500

Capacity: Up to 250 with a 50-person minimum

Bonus: Old Daly is run by caterers

Find Old Daly on Crooked Lake at Old Daly on Crooked Lake or check out Facebook or Instagram.

M & D Farms

M & D farms is a chic, yet rustic venue in Westerlo, New York. They offer both outdoor and indoor receptions set against beautiful gardens and a white clapboard-style house with two fireplaces.

The property is nestled between rolling hills and a vast array of botanical gardens. A pond completes the idyllic English country charm.

The outdoor ceremony includes a set of barn doors with a gorgeous archway to say “I do” as the bride walks down a pebble-strewn drive.

The barn was built in the 1940s, which blends the country style with the elegant European gardens. It is decorated with antiques and art that give the space a romantic feel. 

The other outdoor wedding option is the romantic gardens. The gardens are inspired by the owner’s trips throughout England’s countryside. Each garden has its own colorful array of flowers which makes for a romantic evening wedding.

On the day of your wedding, you can relax in a historic farmhouse built in the 19th century. This Victorian-styled farmhouse is warm and cozy and embraces the overall feel of the venue. Part chic and part modern, this is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue.

Price Range: $15,500 and $22,500

Capacity: 150

Bonus: M & D offers 2 packages. The second package includes an all-inclusive wedding event.

Find M & D farms at M & D farms or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Oak Hill

Oak Hill is the last remaining Livingston mansion today. Built-in 1793 on 100 acres, this gorgeous estate includes a fabulous view of the Catskill mountain and the Hudson river.

This historic mansion makes for an elegant wedding that is guaranteed to produce lifelong memories on your big day. This unique venue provides ample photography sites as well.

Say “I do” on a rolling lawn with the Hudson River whispering in the background. Celebrate the momentous occasion in the barn with dancing and dining. Alternatively, there is a unique 1830 Carriage House that is more than capable of hosting your celebration.

Price Range: $8,000

Capacity: 200

Bonus: Oak Hill is only 30 minutes from Albany airport.

Find Oak Hill at Oak Hill or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Woodhouse Lodge

The Woodhouse Lodge, nestled in the Catskills, was built in 1962 and is a popular retreat for Manhattanites.

The lodge is a ten-acre private retreat that has accessible shopping, dining, and outdoor excursions. This is a great romantic getaway that offers plenty of activities including fishing, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding.

The Woodhouse Lodge offers the property for rent for a relaxing weekend amongst family and friends. They consider themselves ” your country house, always stocked with wine and cheese”, according to their website. The lodge has room for 28 guests.

Price Range: $12,500 to start with additional food costs.

Capacity: 150

Bonus: In-house catering

Find The Woodhouse Lodge at The Woodhouse Lodge or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Mohawk River Country Club & Chateau

The Mohawk River Country Club and Chateau is a golf course venue in Rexford. They can accommodate both indoor and outdoor weddings with up to 200 guests.

The outdoor ceremony includes a covered gazebo set with a beautiful garden. The venue has well-manicured lawns and gardens that provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding day photos.

After the ceremony, treat your guests to the outside terrace for cocktails and celebrations. The reception is held in the Grand Ballroom, which has a neutral design so that you can bring your unique vision to life.

The Grand Ballroom has large windows so natural light floods the daytime events. It also has gorgeous chandeliers to light up a nighttime event.

Price Range: $5.00 per head, though I would verify this price.

Capacity: 300

Bonus: Located near the Albany airport

Find the Mohawk River Country Club & Chateau at Mohawk River Country Club & Chateau or check out Facebook.

The Waters Edge Lighthouse

The Waters Edge Lighthouse is located on the Mohawk River in Glenville. This is the ideal venue for those wishing to escape the big city.

There are a variety of indoor and outdoor locations to exchange vows. The most romantic location is the patio or dock as the sun sets where you can say I do under a cozy gazebo. Both are surrounded by beautiful botanical flower beds while your loved ones look on.

Meanwhile, the indoor clubhouse has extravagant furnishings along with a neutral color pattern that is customizable to your wedding theme. The clubhouse has large windows that have an excellent view of the river flowing by. The venue includes a full staff to ensure your wedding goes as smoothly as possible.

Price Range: $85.00-$95.00 per person

Capacity: 200

Bonus: There is lodging available adjacent to the venue.

Find The Waters Edge Lighthouse at The Waters Edge Lighthouse or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Glen Sanders Mansion

The Glen Sanders Mansion is a historic estate located on the banks of the Mohawk River. The estate is 275 years old and has a charming backdrop for your wedding.

The venue offers a beautiful outdoor wedding on the banks of the Mohawk river or an indoor wedding by the cozy fireplace. They offer 19 rooms and 2 bridal suites to add to provide added luxury for you and your guests.

For the reception, the mansion staff offers gourmet food in a climate-controlled patio setting. The patio is also ideal for gorgeous photos. Alternatively, you can host your reception in an exquisite ballroom with 6 crystal chandeliers and customizable lighting.

Price Range: Starting at $11,000

Capacity: 325

Bonus: The reception area has multimedia options.

Find The Glen Sanders Mansion at The Glen Sanders Mansion or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Pat’s Barn

Pat’s barn is a 200-year-old landmark that is part of the Defreest Homestead and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This rustic setting has a 5,000 square- foot barn with two floors.

Beautiful forests of tall trees and gardens surround the manicured grounds. Pat’s Barn has large windows which provide beautiful natural lighting for your special day.

Pat’s Barn can accommodate up to 200 guests, but the venue can host more intimate ceremonies as well. The venue has gorgeous photography options from the manicured gardens and brick-paved walkways to exposed beams with foliage.

This reasonably priced venue offers many magical opportunities to ensure your wedding day is special.

Price Range: $5,500

Capacity: 200

Bonus: Pat’s Barn is a temperature-controlled venue for year-round weddings.

Find Pat’s Barn at Pat’s Barn or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Appel Inn

The Appel Inn is a romantic 36-acre historic venue that is surrounded by a flowing creek and barns and a tavern constructed in 1765.

You can get married by the creek under a pavilion with a clear roof. After the ceremony, you and your guests can revel in a rustic barn with a huge dancefloor and stone fireplace.

The Appel Inn covers all the necessities that an upstate New York wedding requires. The reception area offers in-floor heating and air conditioning so they can host weddings year-round.

They pride themselves on hosting weddings in a unique refined-barn setting with modern conveniences.

Price Range: $6,250 for 50 guests

Capacity: 175

Bonus: The wedding ceremony can be changed from indoor to outdoor within 10 minutes due to the weather in upstate New York.

Find The Appel Inn at The Appel Inn or check out Facebook or Instagram.

Historic Barns Of Nipmoose

The Historic Barns of Nipmoose is an award-winning venue that offers indoor and outdoor wedding locations. They have three fully restored barns on open farmland surrounded by an expansive tree line on 120 acres.

There is also a pond, a courtyard, and an aspen grove. This venue provides a unique rustic ambiance to your wedding day.

When you rent the venue, it includes all three barns. The reception barns, The Scottish and The German can be used simultaneously, one for dinner and one for the reception. There is a long driveway leading to the barns that add to the charming mood that is Nipmoose.

Price Range: $2,100 per hour

Capacity: Up to 300

Bonus: There is a stonewall behind the German wall that provides a romantic backdrop for the photos.

Find the Historic Barns of Nipmoose at Historic Barns of Nipmoose or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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