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Intimate Blue Hill at Stone Barn Wedding
Glynwood Farm, A Hudson Valley Wedding Venue in Cold Spring, NY

Choosing a farm to table wedding venue will make your wedding feel extra special, and the food will taste extra good. With so many venues to choose from in the Catskills and Hudson Valley, it can sometimes be overwhelming to make a decision! To help you narrow it down, this guide will tell you all about why you should choose local and delve into some of the best farm to table wedding venues in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills.

 Reasons to Choose a Farm to Table Wedding Venue

Before we talk about the best venues, let’s talk about why choosing farm to table wedding venues are better for you, your guests, and the environment!

Delicious Food!

The best reason to choose farm to table wedding venues are that the fresh, farm-to-table foods simply taste better! I grew up in the Bronx eating locally sourced meats from the butcher, freshly baked bread from the bakery, and fresh mozzarella from the cheese shop, so local is how I’ve always lived. It’s almost like you can taste the love and care that went into growing and raising the food – yum!

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A Blue Hill At Stone Barns Dooryard Courtyard Wedding Table

It’s Better for the Environment

Because your food has fewer miles to travel when you eat local, choosing a farm to table wedding venue is way better for the environment than imported goods because of the reduced carbon footprint. Eating locally grown foods also supports local farmers and towns they come from, helping to maintain the farmlands in the area!

In House Catering

Farm to table wedding venues have incredible food, so you won’t need to look for another vendor to provide the meals for your guests. The menus are delicious, seasonal, and you can usually see right where your food comes from, so that’s one more thing that you can check off your to-do list – phew!

wedding dinner at a Glynwood Farm wedding in Cold Spring NY

The Delicous Farm to Table Wedding Venues in the Catskills and Hudson Valley

Now that you know why choosing a farm to table venue is a great decision you can make for your wedding, let’s talk about some of the best farm to table wedding venues in the Catskills and Hudson Valley!

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Blue Hill at Stone Barns is the epitome of farm-to-table food. It is here that the sustainable food movement took off and the restaurant is one of the most celebrated in the world. Located in Pocantico Hills, in Westchester County, New York, this stunning venue is set on a working farm and features a beautiful, rustic stone barn that has been converted into a sophisticated event spaceWestchester County! You and your guests will be greeted with a cute countryside atmosphere and wide open fields. The Hayloft barn is a vast space with high ceilings, exposed beams, and original stone walls – it hosts up to 260, so there will be plenty of room for all of your guests! In addition, there are three other spaces available for smaller events – a private dining room, the main dining room, and the Dooryard Courtyard.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns Dooryard Wedding

Blue Hill at Stone Barns Private Dining Room Wedding

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Blue Hill at Stone Barns Dooryard Courtyard Wedding

Blooming Hill Farm

The lush landscape surrounding Blooming Hill Farm in Monroe is the perfect place to tie the knot! The natural beauty of the surroundings creates a romantic and intimate atmosphere, perfect for exchanging vows and celebrating with loved ones. The farm’s rustic charm adds a touch of whimsy to a wedding. The property has a variety of places to have your ceremony or reception including wide open fields, orchards, and gorgeous rustic barns. In addition to farm-to-table food, you can also opt for a farm-to-table flower package. You can host up to 200 guests at Blooming Hill Farm, providing lots of space to celebrate your love!

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

Nestled on the Hudson River in Milton, Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa is a beautiful farm-to-table wedding venue with wide-open fields, vineyards, orchards, an animal rescue with alpacas, llamas, and donkeys! The riverfront patio hosts up to 200 guests and there’s a tent you can use for your reception so you won’t have to worry about the weather. They also have a rustic red barn that can fit up to 90 guests, which makes it a great space if you’re not planning on having such a large wedding!

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An Intimate Buttermilk Falls Wedding

Tilly’s Table at Tilly’s Farm

Located in Brewster, NY, Tilly’s Table is known for its delicious farm-to-table cuisine, featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The picturesque farm is surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful countryside. You can either celebrate in the main restaurant or in the barn. The rustic and natural barn can accommodate up to 200 guests.

The DeBruce

Overlooking the Willowemoc Valley, is a huge venue that spans two mountains with a river running through it – The DeBruce! The property is a gorgeous natural area with private woodlands, riverside gazebos, ponds with turtles and ducks, and miles of trails to explore. The hotel itself has been around for over 100 years, and you can definitely feel the history – the DeBruce is the perfect place to get married in the Catskills!

Blenheim Hill Farm

Located in the Catskills, the Blenheim Hill Farm is a charming and rustic location to host a wedding. The property features a charming barn that has been renovated to provide a rustic yet elegant space for your ceremony and reception. The barn is surrounded by acres of fields and forests, offering plenty of opportunities for beautiful outdoor wedding photos. In addition to the barn, the farm also has a variety of outdoor spaces that can be used for the ceremony, including a picturesque gazebo and a serene pond.

The farm is also a working organic farm, adding a unique and eco-friendly touch to your wedding. With a focus on sustainability and locally sourced ingredients, the culinary team at Blenheim Hill Farm can create a truly memorable dining experience for you and your guests. Overall, a wedding at Blenheim Hill Farm is a one-of-a-kind celebration that you and your guests will never forget.

Fresh Company & Dolly’s Restaurant

Fresh Company is the only caterer included on this list. I know the owners personally and have had their food numerous times. Not only is their food unique and delicious they “emphasize the use of local, fresh ingredients from the Hudson Valley, much of it organic.”  In addition to catering, Fresh Company also has a quaint restaurant that hugs the Hudson River in Garrison NY called Dolly’s. If you are having an intimate gathering, do check the restaurant out.

The outside of Dolly's Restaurant in Garrison, NY
The Outside of Dolly Restaurant

Finally finding the best farm to table wedding venues for you is so exciting! After you’ve decided where you want to tie the knot, you’ll want to start thinking about hiring a photographer to capture all the special moments of your wedding day! As a wedding photographer in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, I’ve had the chance to take photos at many of the beautiful venues in the area – and I’m excited to help you have the best day ever! 

I won’t be asking you to stand in awkward positions or to “say cheese” – I want to document not just the moments, but also how you feel! So, if you’re tying the knot in the Catskills or the Hudson Valley, contact me.

Christine Ashburn Wedding Photography


Award winning Hudson valley wedding photographer
award winning wedding photographer