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Menla: A Hudson Valley Rustic Wedding Venue

Menla: A Hudson Valley Rustic Wedding Venue


Are you looking for a unique rustic wedding venue? Menla is off the beaten path but perfect for a rustic destination wedding. It’s not your ordinary wedding venue, so be prepared to do it all yourself with the help of a wedding planner. Having planned weddings at Menla we know everything you need to know to have your destination wedding here!


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What to expect…

You can expect a completely different experience than an elegant ballroom wedding.  It’s a rustic wedding venue in a country setting! If your looking for cellphone signal, a/c rooms, tv and room service this is not the place for you. But if you are looking forward to relaxation and a getaway from the big City life then you found the right place! It can get pretty hot during the day in mid-summer months but chilly at night so be prepared to pack for both temperatures. You’ll need to pack for the outdoors- bug spray, rain gear, good walking shoes and a flashlight! So if you are looking for a beautiful venue with the natural beauty of nature and a relaxing wedding weekend then this is the perfect venue for you!

What the venue offers…

They can provide accommodations for up to 120 guests. The rooms are broken-down into 3 tiers; deluxe, cottage and standard. Check out their website to preview the rooms. The accommodations include 3 meals a day. You must provide catering for your rehearsal dinner, wedding day and post-wedding brunch. The property features tennis courts, an inground pool, a luxury Mahasukha Spa, beautiful flower gardens, vegetable gardens, a bonfire area, a yoga studio,a lounge area, a gift shop, a rustic barn, dining facilities, a conference center, hiking trails and sleeping accommodations. You can reserve the property for the day or the entire weekend. I strongly recommend booking your date at least a year in advance because they book up fast with retreats and conferences.

What is provided for your wedding…

There’s a flat fee charge to have exclusive use of the property which starts around $8,500 plus accommodations. This means you have complete privacy for the entire weekend and are free to use the property how you wish. If your dream wedding is to have a weekend long affair and complete exclusivity then this is it. Of course, they do offer the option of renting specific buildings and/or areas at a different rate (based on the facility booked) if you are only looking to have your wedding day there. The rental fee is considered a site fee so you can completely customize your day. This means you will have to consider the cost of rentals, a caterer (for an extra fee Menla can cater your wedding), your wedding vendors and other expenses.


Options, Details and Information…

Reception Locations:

menla conference center wedding1. The Conference Center 

  • Guest count: approx 130 for plated or family style dining (little less with buffet style)
  • Rentals required: tables, chairs, linens, china, fans, chef tent, cookware, refrigeration
  • Optional rentals and fun extras: Photo Booth, Uplighting, String lighting, etc.


2. Tented Reception on the Lawn by the Barn

  • Guest Count: 150 +/-
  • Rentals required:  tables, chairs, linens, china, fans, chef tent, cookware, refrigeration, lighting, dance floor, tent and sidewalls, executive porta potties, flooring (optional)

3. The Rustic Barn 

Guest Count: 70 or less with dancing 

Rentals required:  tables, chairs, linens, china, fans, chef tent, cookware, refrigeration, executive porta potties, extra tent for dancing or outdoor lounge area

Cocktail Hour Locations:

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1. The Spa deck and lawn 

  • Rentals: cocktail tables, linens, cookware and china

2. Cafe and Outside Patio at the Conference Center

  • Rentals: cocktail tables, linens, cookware, tent (optional rain plan for outside)

3. Cafe and Lounge area (optional rain plan)

  •  Rentals: cocktail tables, linens, cookware  and china

4. Delos patio and lawn

  • Rentals: cocktail or bistro tables, linens, cookware and china

Ceremony Locations:

1. Delos lawn, under the patio tent (max 120 comfortably)

2. Lawn by the pond

3. Lawn by the barn

Rentals: welcome beverage table, ceremony chairs, vow amplification sound system

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Rehearsal Dinner:

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delos patio

Delos patio for a casual bbq

Delos dining room (Rain plan)

The Spa for a cocktail hour (rentals required)


Post-Wedding Brunch:

1. Delos dining room

2. Delos patio 


Now that you have all the details on having a Menla wedding, check out Matthew and Heather’s beautiful Menla wedding. 

Ready to plan your wedding at Menla? Then let’s chat about your wedding today!


Wedding Photo Credit: JBM Weddings

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