Hello friends! Today we are excited to highlight one of our most loved venues, Lakewood Estate!
Our team here at The Union Studio is always ready to share and sing praises for the venue partners that we love working with. What are our criteria? Beautiful spaces, incredible team, and a love for their couples!
Let’s dive in!
Upstate Vibes Close to the City
Lakewood Estate is amazingly close to the city! With only about an hour north, it is more than manageable for couples looking for that Upstate Feeling without organizing a whole caravan of your friends & family.
This venue offers an escape to an untouched, natural setting complete with 3 ponds and 23 rolling and wooded fields of property in the Hudson Valley!
With a sixteen room farmhouse, a honeymoon cottage and a gatehouse on the property you can truly have that weekend wedding experience surrounded by your nearest and dearest. Lakewood is even available for romantic stays during the off-season. Perfect for a quiet little get away from the hustle and bustle.
Meet Greta, Owner of Lakewood Estate
Greta is incredibly sweet and always adds a personal touch to her service. (And we can never turn down her yummy soups & scones that are magically always ready when we visit!)
The first time we had the pleasure of touring Lakewood Estate with Greta she said something that brought tears to our eyes…
“I want this experience to be just like hosting your wedding at your Grandparent’s homestead. Bring your family pictures to place on the piano and shelves, make it your own.”
We love working alongside venues that create a personalized relationship with their couples. You feel taken care of and we know the job is going to get done!
We asked Greta to share a few of her insights about Lakewood Estate:
What is your favorite feature about the Lakewood Estate Property?
“Breathtaking views of lake, meadows and woods, specimen trees. Gathering for the weekend with our nearest and dearest”
We have to agree! The trees are spectacular! Ceremonies take place in front of a Lakewood Estate is the perfect location for a tented event with a yummy cocktail hour on their sprawling lawn.
Tell us about one of the most memorable wedding you have hosted.
“Josh and Kristine last August. Celebrated on Friday night with a Korean ceremony and a Shabbat Blessing. All families and wedding party stayed on property. Guests enjoyed tennis, kayaking, hiking before the wedding, Sunday Farewell brunch was final gathering!“
Need to Know Booking Information
What is the most important thing a client should ask when looking for a venue?
“Definitely ask about staff support during the wedding weekend and what client can expect during the process!”
How far out are you booking at the moment?
Anything else you’d like to share with prospective clients?
“Clients visit 3 months prior to their dates to have a brunch tasting and private garden planting. Each couple has a plot in Lakewood Estate Vegetable Garden where they can plant microgreens, herbs, basil. Caterers can infuse for signature cocktail and greens may be used by caterers for weekend meal prep!“
How incredible is that? Imagine being able to include a customized palette of herbs and greens for your wedding day. We are obsessed!
How can couples get in touch to book with you?
A final word from Amanda
We have loved working with Lakewood Estate and absolutely cannot wait until our next event there. Greta makes the process simple and has created a space where couples can truly make their wedding the warm, love-filled celebration they always dreamed of.