Intimate Romance: 18 New York Venues for Your Elopement

For couples looking to ditch the grand affair and opt for the intimate romance of an elopement, New York has an abundance of sweet spots to offer. From a secluded and picturesque retreat to an iconic Central Park setting, there’s truly something for everyone. Take your pick from our curated list below and begin your love story in The Empire State.



HUDSON VALLEY



The Barn at Black Walnut Farm

Saugerties, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Idyllic Historic Estate

Restored Barn

Stylish Lodgings

Fab Features: dreamy escape set among 34 acres of open meadows, rolling woodland, and sweet historic buildings • light-flooded barn with plenty of modern amenities, plus expansive grounds perfect for indoor/outdoor celebrations • fab lodgings in the chic, lovingly restored stone farmhouse, the perfect launchpad for exploring nearby Saugerties

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$
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CATSKILLS



ElmRock Inn

Stone Ridge, NY

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Historic Charm

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: a charming Hudson Valley B&B on a lush five-acre plot looking out across Shawangunk Ridge • wed beneath the pretty gazebo, followed by cocktails in the 250 year-old Locust Grove • celebrate with a grand tented reception on the lawn, and wrap up the celebration with a festive bonfire sendoff

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Living Stone

Round Top, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Woodsy Vibes

Unique Sculptures

Back-to-Nature

Fab Features: pristine property tucked on 38 acres surrounded by lush forest • exchange vows in a beautiful, woodsy ceremony site, then then enjoy cocktails on the bluestone patio overlooking the waterfalls • unique add-on options include stream-side yoga session, guided sound baths, and after parties with s’mores by the fire

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$
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Stonewall at the Meredith

Delhi, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Al Fresco Celebrations

Historic Details

Weekend Weddings

Fab Features: picturesque setting atop a hill on 6 private acres • dreamy al fresco events set amid century-old oaks, lush farmland, and rolling landscapes, and intimate indoor options in the private dining room and cozy cocktail lounge • overnight lodging in the gracious estate home, which can accommodate 24 guests

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Cadillac Ranch Event Barn

Davenport Center, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Vintage Charm

Tranquil Pondside Setting

Classic Red Barn

Fab Features: expansive Catskills estate with plenty of charming vintage details • breathtaking gambrel-roofed red barn boasts a soaring ceiling hung with wagon wheel chandeliers and twinkle lights • package extras include an afterparty gathering on the swings around the fire pit, and an overnight stay for the wedding couple

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Maple Shade 1785

Delhi, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Scenic Setting

Private Home

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: stunning private farm in a scenic valley surrounded by stonewalls, rolling fields, and epic mountain views • cozy receptions in the iconic yellow barn with its hand-hewn beams and warm lighting • the grounds boast a large pond, an apple orchard, and fields surrounded by lush greenery in the summer and incredible foliage in the fall

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$
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Stonewall Estate

Delancey, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Panoramic Views

Late Night Celebrations

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: a unique venue nestled in the hills of the Catskill Mountains • exchange vows in one of several pretty spots on this Catskills estate, including an open hilltop meadow looking out across the rolling valley • move the party to the retired and renovated riding arena for dinner and dancing

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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UPSTATE



Friends Lake Inn

Chestertown, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Woodsy Wonderland

All-Inclusive

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: a year-round resort specializing in intimate events. • variety of ceremony locations from the graceful willow tree to the bridge spanning the stream to the garden arbor • honeymoon in the Rustic Hart cabin with it’s screened-in porch, full kitchen, luxury linens and bath amenities, and your own private fire pit

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Lincoln Loft & Studio

Watertown, NY

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Historic Details

Blank Slate Space

Fab Features: a timeless Upstate New York Wedding & Event Venue located in the heart of Watertown • bring your decoration dreams to life with over 5000 specialty rental and décor items to choose from • celebrate in the light and airy space complete with sparkling chandeliers and an abundance of natural light

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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NYC



InterContinental New York Barclay

New York, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Hotel

Stunning Cityscapes

Penthouse

Fab Features: timelessly romantic historic hotel in the heart of Midtown • elopements on the Penthouse Terrace with the iconic Chrysler Building as the unforgettable backdrop • opulent celebrations in the Grand or Empire Ballrooms, with their subtle color palettes and chic lighting

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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LONG ISLAND



Salt Air Farm

Cutchogue, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Seaside Setting

In-House Florals

Trained Doves

Fab Features: exquisite seaside farm tucked between two salt marsh inlets along Peconic Bay • opt for an intimate ceremony on the lawn or a grand garden party, with access to the Olympic-size croquet court • on-site gardens provide exquisite florals, and a trained dove release offer a truly spectacular finale to your "I do"s

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Reform Club

Amagansett, New York

Venue Superpowers:

Garden Party Vibes

Luxe Furnishings

Intimate Celebrations

Fab Features: romantic ceremonies in the park surrounded by walls of roses, hydrangeas, and silver maple trees • intimate celebrations around the family-style table in the Tea House, where a wood-burning potbelly stove provides vintage charm • plush and luxurious furnishings blended with modern amenities

Catering: BYO
Price: $$$
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The Hampton Maid

Hampton Bays, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Picturesque Setting

Lovely Landscaping

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: a picturesque and secluded retreat offering a serene natural setting that’s just steps away from everything • capture beautiful moments with stunning backdrops including a darling shake-shingled windmill, wide, ancient shade trees, manicured gardens, and a tranquil lily pond • celebrate all weekend long with dozens of unique on-site rooms and suites with a luxe, unpretentious resort vibe

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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CENTRAL NY



John Joseph Inn

Groton, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Lush Landscaping

Historic Details

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: have this romantic Finger Lakes inn all to yourself for a weekend wedding to remember • say "I do" among the manicured gardens and lush orchards, then dine and dance beneath the English Garden Ballroom Tent • inventive culinary offerings from the Culinary Institute-trained chef make every meal exceptional, from the rehearsal dinner to morning-after brunch

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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BROOKLYN



Deity Events

Brooklyn, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Charm

All-Inclusive

Overnight Accommodations

Fab Features: landmark Art Deco building with lots of fun details, like a cocktail lounge accessed by a speakeasy-style hidden door • 4-story event space with exposed brick walls, custom stained-glass artwork, and velvet banquette seating • all-inclusive packages include on-site catering, a full bar, luxury furniture, and an AV system fully wired for sound

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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WESTCHESTER



The Briarcliff Manor

Briarcliff Manor, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Blufftop Setting

Period Furnishings

Gilded Age Mansion

Fab Features: historic 1902 manor perched over the Hudson Palisades • this famous estate played the iconic mansion "Tara" in the classic film Gone With The Wind • the reception room boasts marble fireplaces and period touches with French Doors that open to the tree-covered grounds

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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WESTERN NY



Freedom Run Winery

Lockport, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Vineyard View Ceremonies

Modern Tasting Room

Overnight Accommodations

Fab Features: exchange vows al fresco overlooking the vineyards, apple orchard, and sunflower fields • timber-framed rustic-chic 1826 barn retains its historic charm but adds modern amenities • modern Tasting Room and Barrel Room offer fabulous contemporary style and open onto a large covered patio

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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QUEENS



Villa Russo

Richmond Hill, NY

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Unique Details

Late Night Celebrations

Fab Features: four unique ballrooms accommodate events of all sizes the interiors exude Old World charm, with marble and granite floors, walls of Italian stucco, dramatic surrounding balconies, statuary, and vintage chandeliers • all-inclusive packages showcase delectable cuisine, with many ethnic offerings available

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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WANT TO ELOPE IN CENTRAL PARK?


While eloping is often associated with simplicity and spontaneity, a little help can go a long way in ensuring it's a stress-free experience - especially when you want to elope in iconic Central Park. This is where ParkWed can save your day! Led by world-renowned event designer Tom Noel, they offer comprehensive and affordable elopement packages that handle all the details for you—from the officiant to the flowers to the photography. So whether you're envisioning a sweet celebration surrounded by blossoms on Cherry Hill, an elegant exchange on Bow Bridge, or an intimate affair at the infamous Belvedere Castle, you can rest easy knowing that ParkWed will bring your ceremony dreams to life!



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