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3 Gorgeous Garden Wedding Venues Around NYC


Have you and your fiancé always dreamed of getting married amongst lush gardens, gorgeous green backdrops, stunning vistas and rolling manicured lawns, but don’t want to travel deep into the country? Is a rustic-chic barn wedding the vibe you’re after, and want it all within an hour’s drive from the city? 

If the answer to either of these questions is a resounding yes, then keep reading, as we have some real gems to share! So, without further ado, here are some positively lush garden wedding venues to consider in the vicinity of NYC!

Glenmere Mansion

Wow! Just Wow! Offering 150 beautiful and secluded acres of rolling lawns, sweeping vistas, formal manicured gardens and of course a magnificent mansion, Glenmere Mansion can make your wedding day dreams come true! The property was originally used as the country retreat of industrialist Robert Goelet and the mansion – 35-room Tuscan villa – was built in 1911 and has hosted tented weddings for up to 350 in the Meadow. The mansion also has 15 suites available on-site for your closest wedding guests!

And, if the day isn’t enough, the mansion can also be rented out for the entire weekend, as a private country estate for an even more intimate and exclusive event! But, no matter the celebration size, the common denominator at the Glenmere Mansion is ultra-luxe. After all, the Mansion boasts a full-service spa, Turkish baths, a helicopter landing pad for guests, an outdoor heated swimming pool, large whirlpool spa, fitness center, 2 har-tru tennis courts, 2 har-tru bocce courts, and even a championship croquet court! And, with all that, Glenmere is still just a 50-mile hop, skip, and a jump from Manhattan.

Blue Hill At Stone Barns

For over 13 years, Blue Hill has cultivated a reputation in the NYC area for refined farm-to-table cuisine, generous hospitality, as well as elegant design; both at its NYC restaurant as well as at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located in Tarrytown, NYC. At Blue Hill at Stone Barns, their Pocantico Hills farm-to-table restaurant includes two separate dining spaces: a 14-seat dining room (with a reservation calendar rivaling even the most sought after city spots), as well as the elegant Hay Loft space, which can host weddings of up to 260 guests.

So, if you and your sweetheart are big foodies, you can rest assured that no epicurean detail will be overlooked at Blue Hill at Stone Barns! The culinary team will make your reception meal a celebration unto itself. And, as a bonus, they produce their own delectable gourmet products that would be perfect to give as favors at your wedding. They offer everything from cookies, cakes, gourmet popcorn, maple syrup, jams, spices, nut mixes, as well as offering things like soaps, candles, locally roasted coffee and mugs! 

Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa

Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa is a private retreat, located just 75 short miles from NYC. It’s the perfect fit for couples who love the warmth of a rustic-chic wedding, but don’t want to travel deep into the countryside for it! 

At Buttermilk Fall Inn couples can choose to host their ceremony or reception outdoors on the open grounds, under a gorgeous giant tent w/ stone patio or they can choose to host their celebration at the barn at Buttermilk. The Barn is a versatile space, and is able to be transformed into the epitome of country elegance for up to 90 guests, if that’s the vibe you’re after.

Buttermilk Inn also boasts 10 well appointed guest rooms, as well as 8 unique private houses and cottages. All together, Buttermilk Inn can comfortably sleep 50 wedding guests, as well as offering a state-of-the-art spa and enclosed pool, which would be perfect for pampering the bridal party before the wedding. 

And, while Buttermilk can easily host up to 200 guests for weddings, many couples have also held intimate celebrations of about 50 guests. The verdict is that, no matter the size of your celebration, Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa will do right by you!

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