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Celebration Season Is Heating Up

Experts from around the Valley tell you how to celebrate in style

What sets your venue apart from others?

Arrow Park is a privately owned estate, circa 1909, with the amenities of today. Our historic Mansion provides, 12 overnight rooms with lake views and reception space. Our rustic chic Overstone Hall provides seating for over 200 guests. Our property also includes a garden, lake, beach, and over 80 acres of property exclusively for you and your guests. Arrow Park is a destination location right in your backyard. Experience Arrow Park “A World Away.”

Arrow Park Lake & Lodge
1061 Orange Turnpike

How do you create a one-of-a-kind wedding?

For over three decades, the Bonura family has created lifelong memories for tens of thousands of happy wedding couples and their families. And while we have award-winning venues on both sides of the Hudson, it’s our team that will amaze you. Each BHG wedding professional will take the time to listen to you and customize the details of your special day, instead of trying to fit you into a standard package. That’s the BHG difference.

Bonura Hospitality Group
2975 US Route 9W
New Windsor

What makes your catering unique?

Let us make your Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding Catering special memories to last forever. For our Wedding Catering service, choose from over 75 Italian specialty dishes. For Rehearsal Dinners, we offer our elegant private dining room, which has an occupancy capacity of 55. Design three-course or five-course menus for your guests. Add our homemade Tiramisu to any menu to complete your Brother’s Trattoria experience. Gluten-free and vegan options are available.

Brother’s Trattoria
465 Main Street

Why do customers return week after week?

Caffe Machiatto owner Jodi Cummings, a native of Newburgh, says, “The mission is simple: serve delicious, affordable food that guests will want to return to week after week. With an 11-year history, Caffe Macchiato is considered a cornerstone in the thriving business neighborhood of Liberty Street. I am proud to be the owner of the Caffe, and combined with my front-of-house staff, bring over 50 years of hospitality experience. We offer seasonal menus, food made from scratch, and purchase many of our ingredients from our local farms and producers. Join us for breakfast or lunch Tuesday through Sunday.”

Caffe Machiatto
99 Liberty Street

What makes your catering unique?

Chef Wenda Gardner is the owner of Catering On Occasion in Hyde Park, home to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). After 25 years in the insurance industry, working in the World Trade Center vicinity, September 11 brought drastic winds of change to her life. Southern cooking had always been a family tradition, however, when Chef Wenda decided to professionally hone her skills at the CIA, it required her to relocate from Brooklyn to Hyde Park. While at the CIA, she also completed her externship with Abigail Kirsch Catering. She later created her own establishment, The menu touts everything from the famous Southern Strawberry Punchbowl Cake to New Orleans Gumbo. Whether a small business function, wedding, book club function, ladies social group, we offer a venue by appointment only at BBNY ART Gallery.

Catering On Occasion
Hyde Park

What should you consider when choosing a caterer?

Choose a caterer who can see your vision. Cosimo’s Restaurant Group is the Hudson Valley’s premier destination for excellence in service and catering. For more than two decades, Cosimo’s Restaurant Group has been a local favorite for hosting celebrations of all kinds at your place or theirs. Cosimo’s takes the time to get to know each customer and can tailor any package to suit your event’s needs.

Cosimo’s Brick Oven

What services do you offer?

Diamond Mills is a luxury boutique hotel, contemporary American tavern, and special event space located in the historic Village of Saugerties. With over 7,000 square feet of versatile event space, the Grand Ballroom at Diamond Mills is unrivaled by anything in the Hudson Valley. Overlooking the picturesque Esopus Falls, the elegant event space and world-class staff at Diamond Mills can accommodate weddings, corporate retreats, conferences, and banquets for up to 400 seated guests.

Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
25 S Partition Street

How do we create the day of your dreams?

Couples looking for an extraordinary wedding venue choose the Emerson Resort & Spa for its stunning views and signature service. Our veteran event team has over 20 years of experience working closely with couples to create their ideal wedding celebration. With on-site catering and spectacular locations including the outdoor Wedding Pavilion, we specialize in the personal touches and romantic details that make a wedding one of a kind.

Emerson Resort & Spa
5340 Route 28
Mount Tremper

What makes your location so romantic?

Creating a romantic setting brings a special event to the next level. At Le Chambord, guests enjoy the 19th century Georgian estate on 10 acres. With two gazebos and newly renovated banquet halls, the romantic mood is set for a picture-perfect wedding, ball, or private function for up to 300 guests. The mood is only enhanced with the extraordinary food and drink and top-quality service.

Le Chambord
2737 Route 52
Hopewell Junction

What services do you offer?

Over the years, we have had the opportunity to cater some of the most important events in people’s lives. From weddings to small engagement parties, anniversaries to first birthday parties, our family has been able to make lasting impressions with our impeccable service, brilliant food, stunning venues, and our commitment to providing an event that all your family and friends will remember for time to come.

Lola’s Catering
131 Washington Street

What services do you offer?

A creative passion for food is the philosophy of Main Course. We are a full-service boutique caterer who can coordinate all aspects of event planning, from creative menu development, tabletop design, room and site schematics, event rentals, and alcohol. All events are executed with professional staff personnel, ready to take care of your guests’ every need. We pride ourselves on ensuring a seamless flow. In Hudson Valley Magazine, Main Course continues to be voted “Best Caterer in the Hudson Valley” since 1994.

Main Course Catering
175 Main Street
New Paltz

How do you make an event unique?

Pamela’s Traveling Feast lets you select the venue and then handles all the details for the day. With our award-winning customized menus using local ingredients, meticulous and stylish presentations, and stellar service, you will have nothing to do but enjoy your day, and your guests will be treated with the kind of special attention you would want them to have. We are committed to making every wedding reception, baby shower, birthday, or anniversary truly spectacular in every respect.

Pamela’s Traveling Feast
1 Park Place

What do you do for engaged couples?

Like our couples, Sundae Graphic Design and Photography takes our engagements seriously. We work personally with our couples, acting as a visual advisor in key elements of their big day. From designing save-the-date cards, invitations, programs, and more, to photography that captures unexpected behind-the-scenes moments as well as formal portraits and inventive concepts, Sundae is with our couples from planning stages through the big day, to document the celebration of a lifetime—for a lifetime.

Sundae Graphic Design and Photography
Hopewell Junction

Why choose your establishment for a wedding?

When it comes to elegance, beauty, and service, there is no better venue in the Hudson Valley than The Villa Borghese. Since 1971, the Villa Borghese has been synonymous with giving brides the perfect wedding. Accommodating guest lists from 50 to 500, our experienced, highly trained staff will take you through your entire wedding experience. Each wedding is individually created in a variety of price ranges with attention on providing the finest food, service, and ambiance. The Villa Borghese…Where brides come for perfection.

Villa Borghese
70 Widmer Road
Wappingers Falls

What makes you the place to go for jewelry and service?

As we enter our 123rd year as the fourth and fifth generations of the founding family, we are excited to continue the Zimmer Brothers tradition of bringing beautiful jewelry and impeccable service to the Hudson Valley. We know we have to earn and live up to our reputation every single day and we do so with excitement. Bringing brides, and their husbands-to-be, such brands as Hearts On Fire, Ritani, Lazare Kaplan, and our very own Signature Collection is a constant source of joy for the entire Zimmer Brothers family.

Zimmer Brothers

39 Raymond Avenue

6402 Montgomery Street

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