Intimate weddings (meaning under 125 guests) are my favorite. I think it’s so important to share your special day with the ones that care about you and you care about the most. The whole weekend goes by so quickly. Having a smaller guest count allows you to really revel in the moment. With that said, below are my favorite intimate wedding venues in Upstate, NY (in no specific order) to help you to do just that!
Owned and operated by husband and wife duo Blaine and Mackenzie, “the historic 1854 Guesthouse, Woodlands Cathedral, The Gambrel Barn, The Wild Garden and The Mulberry Field each offer a unique setting for small gatherings, farm to table suppers, and fanciful weddings away from it all, yet not far from modern luxuries.” My favorite is the couple’s focus on creating a truly tailored experience from the moment you arrive!
Recently finished in 2018, Aster Weddings and Events derives its name from the native wildflower that prospers in late summer. Not only is the venue, which comfortably seats 130, located minutes away from beautiful Skaneatles, owners Shannon and Jess emphasize their pride in preserving the environment for future generations and supporting the Skaneateles community by donating a portion of each event to the Skaneateles Lake Association. This venue is perfectly sized for your intimate wedding experience!
The showpiece of this property is the Crispin Barn which, along with the companion tent within, can accommodate up to 170 guests comfortably. The view from both within and without the Barn is spectacular. An illuminated path winds from the Barn to a ceremony site where vows can be exchanged while overlooking beautiful Keuka Lake. | Photo Credit: Alexandra Elise Photography
Located in the once-abandoned Farmers and Merchants Bank, a striking example of early 20th century Beaux-Arts Classicism, this beautifully restored space is a blank canvas where young and old gather within Left Bank’s majestic walls to celebrate bridal showers, intimate weddings, anniversaries, and every stage in between. Situated in the heart of Geneva, NY next door to the famed FLX Table, this venue which is both petite and grand at the same time is a must-see for anyone looking to host a modern and intimate wedding and seats up to 90 guests. | Photo Credit: Lyndsi Phtography
Recently named as one of the top barn venues in the country by Green Wedding Shoes, Homstead Blessing Barn is located in the southern edge of New York in Corning, NY. Homestead Blessings is a rustic yet elegant wedding venue with a fully restored 1860s dairy barn and stone patio surrounded by a forest of tall trees, which make it the perfect setting for an intimate wedding of up to 120 guests. Fear not, though! There’s also room for a tent if you wish to invite a few more to join the party.
I hope this round-up of gorgeous, intimate wedding venues in Upstate, New York was helpful. There are so many gems in our beautiful state and I would love to work with you at any of them! Reach out to check your date so we can get planning!