Sweet Escapes: 17 Gorgeous Getaways Within A 3-Hour Drive of Manhattan

Planning a New York wedding, but want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Thanks to its unique location, you won't have to travel very far to find a relaxing retreat for your big day. From a French Country-inspired estate to a rustic-chic organic farm nestled in the mountains, we've gathered 23 gorgeous venues all within a 3-hour drive of Manhattan. Not only do they have fabulous amenities and stunning landscapes, but their laid-back vibe will make you feel like you’re a lifetime away from the city that never sleeps.



NEW JERSEY


A hop, skip, and a jump from the city (under 1-hour!)


Park Chateau Estate and Gardens

East Brunswick, New Jersey

Fab Features: the manor is designed after a classic French countryside estate • ceremonies in a private chapel nestled among the gardens, or overlooking a graceful lily pond encircled by flowers • the 17th century-inspired ballroom is adorned with opulent chandeliers hung from an elaborately embellished recessed ceiling

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

Mountain Creek

Vernon, NJ

Fab Features: mountaintop ceremonies with panoramic valley views • receptions in the luxurious lodge with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and elegant decor • accommodations range from mountaintop cabins to poolside condos and townhomes

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

Crystal Springs Resort

Hamburg, New Jersey

Fab Features: stunning resort boasts a luxury lodge, a chic hotel, and 2 country clubs a quick 60 minute trek from the city • 2 on-site spas can design a personalized pre-wedding treatment regimen for you and your bridesmaids • enjoy a huge array of activities from archery to golf to the year-round pool enclosed within a living biosphere

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


HUDSON VALLEY


A 1-2 hour trip north of NYC


Barn at Colden House

Newburgh, NY

Fab Features: 30-acre private estate perfect for weekend-long weddings • photo ops on the lush, forest-framed grounds • intimate celebrations in the vintage barn followed by cozy lodgings in the farmhouse

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

Valley Rock Inn

Sloatsburg, NY

Fab Features: 19th-century inn and retreat nestled along the Ramapo River • wed in one of the lush outdoor spaces, followed by cocktails in the Rose Garden and dinner & dancing in the airy Summer Pavilion • book the whole inn for a fabulous destination wedding

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Monteverde at Oldstone

Cortlandt Manor, New York

Fab Features: beautifully restored 18th-century estate • picturesque ceremonies on the Grand Lawn overlooking the Hudson River • open-air cocktail hour on the Stone Patio, Terrace, or romantic Grape Arbor followed by late-night receptions in the tented pavilion

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

The BARN at Liberty Farms

Hudson, New York

Fab Features: 300-acre working organic farm and equestrian center • the restored barn is enhanced by giant sliding doors at each end and paddocks with wrought-iron doors • beautiful hilltop ceremonies with sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains

Catering: BYO
Price: $$


CONNECTICUT


A quick 2-hour jaunt


Tamarack Lodge & Glamping Resort

Voluntown, CT

Fab Features: gorgeous retreat set on 28 forested acres abutting Beach Pond Lake • events in the rustic-chic lodge, under the al fresco bandstand, or rent out the entire estate • cozy vintage cabins, glamping tents, and RV and tent sites are available for overnight stays—and all include access to kayaks, boats, and canoes!

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

Interlaken Inn

Lakeville, Connecticut

Fab Features: the historic inn & resort makes for the perfect weekend weddings with two peaceful lakes, outdoor recreational fun, and 83 comfortable guest rooms • exchange vows lakeside followed by cocktail hour in the garden • al fresco receptions beneath the year-round tented Pavilion and Atrium

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

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Old Saybrook, CT

Fab Features: exchange vows on a courtyard overlooking the marina • elegant indoor celebrations in the Lighthouse Gallery • charming accommodations in two historic guesthouses

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


THE HAMPTONS


2 and half hours outside the city


The Reform Club

Amagansett, New York

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: $$

Navy Beach

Montauk, New York

Fab Features: laid back, family-friendly restaurant with fabulous water views • exchange vows on a 200-foot private beach • they specialize in fresh seafood and locally-sourced produce, as well as a large variety of internationally-influenced seasonal menu items

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


THE CATSKILLS


Just under 3-hours away


Stone Tavern Farm

Roxbury, New York

Fab Features: private 400-acre farm in a secluded valley • say “I do”under an old maple tree or on a mountaintop with panoramic views • dance the night away in the historic barn where you can celebrate as long as you like—there's no curfew!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Spillian, A Place to Revel

Fleischmanns, New York

Fab Features: an 1880s “Stick Style” mansion • variety of outdoor event locations from the meadow with a fire ring to the cleared forest glade • the imaginative events team helps with all details from signature cocktails to incredible feasts to fabulous entertainment

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Full Moon Resort

Big Indian, New York

Fab Features: sweet retreat set on 100 idyllic acres of forests, streams, meadows and fields • receptions in the open-sided barn and pavilion keep the focus on the beauty of the surrounding nature • charming accommodations include the turn-of-the-century “Valley View” inn with B&B-style rooms, cottages, tent camping and a yurt

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


THE BERKSHIRES


A scenic 3-hour drive


Old Daley on Crooked Lake

Averill Park, NY

Fab Features: elegant lakehouse-inspired restaurant nestled in the foothills of the Berkshires • the lakeside ceremony site impresses with its weeping willow tree and unobstructed views of the water and hills • grand receptions in the 1940s Great Room with its cozy fireplace or in one of their more intimate spaces

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Wyndhurst Manor & Club

Lenox, Massachusetts

Fab Features: the castle-like Gilded Age mansion is surrounded by 360 magnificent acres • enjoy cocktails and mountain sunsets from the Rose Terrace followed by an elegant reception in their regal Ballroom • indulge in spa pampering, a round of golf, glorious hiking, great food and a complimentary suite for your wedding night—AND first year anniversary

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

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