If you have always imagined a large wedding, with everyone in the room, this one is for you! So many couples have been anxiously awaiting for large guest lists again and we are all feeling more than a little relieved as we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Here at Elite Wedding and Event Planning, we have been loving the intimate energy of micro weddings for the past year, but it’s the large weddings where we really shine. We are ready to get back to it! What better way to dive right in than putting together a list of the best wedding venues in Upstate New York? The wedding venues below can accommodate 200-1600+ of your closest family and friends.

What you won’t find here: any ballroom wedding venues. Although ballroom wedding venues can be an affordable option (because they often offer a “one package price” for large weddings), they just aren’t our style. We love to work to build a venue from the ground up and come up with something completely unique for each and every couple we work with. If that’s what you are looking for, you’re in good hands. We’ve planned over one hundred weddings for couples just like you. If you are looking for a Hudson Valley wedding planner, we would love to hear from you. You can learn more about our wedding planning and design packages here, or click here to connect directly with Angela. 

Now, back to the best wedding venues in Upstate New York for couples with larger than life guest lists. Quick advice? We believe in working with your environment and not against it. The venues below are sorted by style but for each of these venues, we can make something truly yours.

Industrial Style Wedding Venues in Upstate New York

Wire Event Center

Wire Event Center is not even open yet (it’s slated to open late fall 2021) but they are already booking 2022 weddings quickly. If you are looking for a modern industrial wedding venue with an incredible view of the Hudson River, we can’t wait to plan weddings here! This exciting new wedding venue hosts up to 300 guests. 

Basilica Hudson

Basilica Hudson is another stunning industrial wedding venue that fits up to 300 guests. While Wire Event Center is brand new with a modern feel, Basilica Hudson feels much more rugged industrial, with exposed brick walls on the inside. With both indoor and outdoor rental space available, this wedding venue is incredibly versatile. You can make your wedding day your own with no cut off time and no list of preferred vendors. 

Basilica Barn Wedding Venue

Photo Courtesy of Basilica Hudson

Basilica Wedding Ceremony Location in Upstate New York

Photos Courtesy of Basilica Hudson

Hutton Brickyards

Finally, we have the largest wedding venue in Upstate New York on this list. Hutton Brickyards can host up to 1600 guests. Hutton Brickyards is easily one of our favorite wedding venues with a minimalist industrial-chic style and the most incredible water view. We love venues where you can essentially build your vision from the ground up and Hutton Brickyards has more than enough space to make magic in.

Hutton Brickyards Wedding Ceremony

Photo Credit: Studio Vik

Hutton Brickyards Wedding Reception

Photo Credit: Studio Vik

Barn Wedding Venues in Upstate New York

Windham Manor Barn

If you are looking to show your wedding guests the more rustic beauty of Upstate New York, there are many gorgeous barn wedding venues to choose from. One of our favorites is Windham Manor Barn, which comfortably hosts up to 250 guests and is situated on a 45-acre property so you have plenty of outdoor wedding ceremony options as well. For your immediate family and wedding party, up to 33 guests can stay overnight in their Victorian-style manor (12 rooms).

Windham Manor Barn wedding reception

Photography Credit: Soulmates Studio, courtesy of Windham Manor

The Barn at Glenmere

The Barn at Glenmere is a more modern option with an all-white interior that can host up to 250 guests. With 5 massive Italian chandeliers, 20-foot ceilings, and an abundance of natural light, the Barn at Glenmere is perfect for couples dreaming of a barn wedding venue that isn’t “too rustic”. Moreover, there is an outdoor patio that stretches lengthwise next to the door if you are looking for some outdoor space. The view from the patio features the mountains of lower Hudson Valley and Glenmere Lake. It’s truly an incredible setting.

Indoor barn wedding reception for large guest lists

Photography Credit: The Barn at Glenmere

Outdoor Tented Wedding Venues in Upstate New York


We absolutely love an outdoor tented wedding venue and Troutbeck is an absolutely gorgeous 250 acre Hudson Valley estate hotel perfect for planning weddings for up to 200 guests. We were just there this past summer for a wedding and let us reassure you – it is as beautiful as it looks! Troutbeck is truly one of a kind – with old stone walls and beautiful flower gardens all over the property. It’s perfect for couples desiring an outdoor wedding venue that feels like understated elegance.

Large wedding party outside Troutbeck wedding venue

Photo Credit: Elena Wolfe

Outdoor Tented Wedding in Hudson Valley

Photo Credit: Elena Wolfe


If you are looking for a wedding venue that values sustainability as much as you do, we love Glynwood for weddings up to 200 guests. Another thing we love about Glynwood? They only book one wedding per weekend so you can enjoy the privacy and customization you want. Weekend rentals include the use of a variety of wedding locations on the property (including an outdoor tented patio that we love), three guesthouses (a total of 19 rooms), and the use of a private lakeside boathouse.

Glynwood Barn in Hudson Valley

Photo Courtesy of Glynwood

Hosting a Large Guest List at The Best Wedding Venues in Upstate New York

As you can tell, we love our large wedding venues here in Upstate New York. The options are truly endless and we believe that Upstate New York has something for everyone. Whether you are dreaming of a 200-acre estate or a modern industrial venue, we won’t stop until you find a venue that absolutely takes your breath away. If you are looking for a wedding planner to help you plan, design, and coordinate your wedding day, we would love to hear from you. You can learn more about our wedding planning services here, or connect with our team directly here.