Big Gay Hudson Valley Announces The Region’s  First-Ever Gay and Lesbian Wedding Showcase Sunday, September 25th at Terrapin Catering at Dinsmore in Staatsburg, NY

Event will bring together more than 40 vendors specializing in wedding services for LGBTQ couples following the legalization of Marriage Equality in New York State

August 10, 2011 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Big Gay Hudson, the region’s leading online gay and lesbian website for news, happenings, and events, has announced that it will host the region’s first wedding showcase for same-sex couples. The event will be held at Terrapin Catering at Dinsmore from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Recent estimates by the New York City Comptroller anticipate an influx of more than $184 million into the statewide economy as a result of the recently passed marriage equality legislation. With a wide variety of local business catering to the two grooms or two brides to be, the Big Gay Wedding Showcase offers the regional economy an excellent way to meet the Hudson Valley gay and lesbian community face-to-face.

With more than forty vendors anticipated at this event, those planning upcoming weddings will be able to meet with a variety of businesses  – both local, as well as more regional. Categories of vendors include catering facilities, wedding venues, transportation, photographers, jewelers, as well as party planners, legal experts, and many more.

Businesses wishing to be included as vendors for the event are encouraged to visit to download the registration information and a PDF of the application for participation. Space for exhibitors is limited, and the deadline for vendor registration is Friday, September 2nd.

For more information, please visit or call Stephan Hengst at 845.926.0652.