The Hudson Valley is a popular wedding destination for a good reason. Breathtaking views, historic sites, exquisite dining, craft breweries, unique small shops and beautiful venues like The Links at Union Vale. There is so much to do here that your wedding weekend will provide plenty of activities for the happy couple and their guests.
If you have guests flying in or city folk who want a taste of rural bliss, then the Hudson Valley will charm them with its serene tranquility and unspoiled beauty. Perfect for a “weekend destination” wedding, if you book The Links at Union Vale, your wedding guests can stay in one place while exploring the countryside. Ideal for seasonal weddings with the option of holding the ceremony outside under the pergola with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. You get a very intimate reception, dancing and drinking into the night.
Known for its agri-tourism and farm-to-fork cuisine the valley is steeped in history, natural beauty, culture and a burgeoning food and farmer’s market scene – making the Hudson Valley a must-see destination.
After you hold your reception at The Links at Union Vale, you and your guests can spend several days exploring the magnificent scenery that inspired artists whose works became the Hudson River School of Painters. Known as the oldest wine producing area in the country, Lonely Planet describes the Hudson River Valley as “a real city break, with leafy drives, wineries and plenty of farm-to-table foodie options.” National Geographic Traveler named the Hudson Valley one of the top 20 must-see destinations in the world.
Designated as a National Heritage Area, its proximity to New York City provides ease of access. Multiple historical sites—West Point, FDR Library and Home, Bellicose, Kykuit-Rockefeller Estate, Olana, Walkway Over the Hudson, Harlem Valley Rail Trail, Millbrook Winery among others – will provide your guests with plenty of things to do after they attend your wedding.
With thousands of miles of hiking trails, championship golf courses, ski slopes, fishing streams, lakes and rivers and cruise boats – there are lots of activities for both adults and children. A wedding weekender is a perfect way to introduce your out-of-town guests to the Hudson Valley. We can even create a customizable experience itinerary that will eliminate all the work for your friends and family on “what to do” before the wedding.
The Hudson Valley is a destination, welcome them with a tour by foot, kayak, car, train, horseback, golf cart or GolfBoard! The staff at The Links at Union Vale will work with you closely to balance itinerary, timeline, location, budget, and coordination of guests.