Sweet Escapes: 18 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: $$$ •
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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: $$ • $$$ •
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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: $ • $$ • $$$ •
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HUDSON VALLEY


A 1-2 hour trip north of NYC


Belltower Venue

Rosendale, New York

Fab Features: charming restored Gothic-style church with a soaring arched window, fir floors, and a cool vaulted ceiling hung with 1930s-era glass lamps • say "I do" in the raised wood pulpit, then repurpose it as a dance floor! • snap photos throughout adorable Rosendale, with its darling historic buildings and scenic trails around the Wallkill River

Catering: BYO,
Price: $ • $$ •
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Monteverde at Oldstone

Cortlandt Manor, NY

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: $$$ •
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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: $$ •
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CONNECTICUT


A quick 2-hour jaunt


Willow Hill

Brooklyn, CT

Fab Features: welcoming private estate nestled on a picturesque 100-acre property that's yours to explore on your wedding day • poolside cocktail hours followed by receptions in a breezy tent in the Meadow or the rustic-elegant post-and-beam Barn • overnight lodging for 22 in the elevated 1790s-era Farmhouse

Catering: Preferred list,
Price: $$$ •
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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: $ • $$ •
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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: $ • $$ •
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South Farms

Morris, CT

Fab Features: stunning pastoral views can be found from every corner of this rustic venue and working farm • exquisite modern events facility nestled within the historic Sam Paletsky Barn • exchange vows on the expansive lawns framed by lush natural landscaping and rolling hills

Catering: Preferred list,
Price: $ • $$ •
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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: $$ • $$$ •
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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: $$$ •
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Navy Beach

Montauk, NY

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: $ • $$ • $$$ •
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THE CATSKILLS


Just under 3-hours away


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: $ • $$ •
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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: $ • $$ • $$$ •
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THE BERKSHIRES | a 3-hour drive



Country Club of Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA

Fab Features: one of the most historic buildings in the area, the elegant clubhouse was originally the 16th-century Dutch Colonial Mansion of Henry Van Schaak • lovely spaces can fit events of all sizes, from the intimate wraparound porch to the Grand Ballroom • generous all-inclusive packages ensure easy planning and budgeting

Catering: In-house,
Price: $ • $$ •
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EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA | just over 3 hours' drive


Pump House Weddings and B&B

Bloomsburg, PA

Fab Features: exquisite eco-friendly venue nestled on 85 acres beside the Caawissa River • the main event space, a former oil pumping station, is now a solar-powered brick beauty, with soaring windows, ample natural light, and cool industrial details like bolted steel beams • four lovely buildings host up to 25 people for a weekend-long retreat surrounded by the beautiful Poconos

Catering: Preferred list, BYO,
Price: $ • $$ •
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Heron's Hollow

Stewartstown, PA

Fab Features: dreamy destination for no-stress nuptials with rolling fields, a charming pond with a water feature, and mature forest as your picturesque backdrop • the pole barn is perfect for a party, with airy open trusses and sliding doors that open onto a pretty adjacent lawn for tenting or yard games • stay all weekend in the comfy lodging, which offers 9 bedrooms, 3 patios, fire pits, and more!

Catering: BYO,
Price: $ • $$ •
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