Love is something to celebrate, but you don’t have to break the bank to do it. With the average wedding cost at over $30,000, it’s easy to see why couples are searching for an economical alternative. Have your wedding cake and eat it too with our exclusive micro wedding planning guide! Ready to start planning? For all of the best vendors in the Hudson Valley area, check out our complimentary Travel Guide!
Everything You Need to Know for Your Micro Wedding
What is a micro wedding? A micro wedding has all of the sentiment behind a traditional wedding with the intimacy of an elopement. Revel in a storybook wedding—just on a smaller scale.
Decide on Your Budget
Setting up a budget is a vital part of planning any wedding. Figuring out exactly what you can afford will allow you to be able to move forward in the wedding planning with a clear path. A few things to consider while budgeting is the guest list, the area, and a wedding style. Micro weddings generally host a small guest list including only the couple’s immediate family members and three or four of their closest friends. Try to keep your list under 20 people to ensure you make the most out of your funds.
Decide what your wedding style looks like. Go to wedding shows, scroll through Pinterest, get inspired. Whether you’re looking to lace up with a formal black tie wedding or throw a casual farmhouse style soiree, the Hudson River Valley has just what you need. Discover all that Eastern New York has to offer!
Map Out Your Picture-Perfect Micro Wedding Day
Now that you have a set budget, the fun can begin! Upstate New York offers an array of planning options. Here are just a few of our top choices to create your ideal wedding day.
The Orchard at Saint Hubert’s Lodge
New York state is renowned for apple picking. If you’re looking for a peaceful day of “I do’s”, consider planning your nuptials in our very own orchard. The rolling hills overlook the valley’s stunning vineyards and unlock all of your senses with citrus smells of the surrounding fruits. The orchard is the perfect spot to celebrate a romantic ceremony in the refreshing Upstate breeze.
Saint Hubert’s Lodge
Plan your black-tie affair at Saint Hubert’s Lodge. Our sophisticated rural setting boasts a large, stone fireplace and cedar-planked walls. Set the table for 20 of your closest friends and family with our farmhouse settings. Light the candelabra and set ablaze your love.
Plan the Dinner Party
Planning the reception can be just as fun as organizing the ceremony. Since your wedding has a limited number of guests and a small venue, you’ll want to plan your reception at a local restaurant or cater a small dinner to your location. We’ve compiled all of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the Hudson Valley so that you don’t have to sift through options. Visit them, grab a few hors-d’oeuvres, sample your favorite cocktails, and decide where you would like to treat your guests.
Take a Mini-Moon at Saint Hubert’s Lodge
End your perfect day in the luxurious Rose Cottage. Its quaint setting provides charming clawfoot tubs, steam showers, and a private deck. For a more secluded stay, book one of our private cabins. The intimate retreat allows newlyweds to enjoy the stillness of nature in their very own cabin near the orchard.
Every stay at Saint Hubert’s Lodge includes a decadent, three-course breakfast made with fresh and locally sourced produce and meat. What are you waiting for? Start planning your micro wedding with Saint Hubert’s Lodge today!