Are you planning your big gay wedding? Use our directory of local wedding-related businesses to help you plan the best day – and best life – possible for you and your loved one.

Officiants, Legal & Financial Services
Retail, Registry & Favors
Photo & Video
Rentals & Planners


Lola’s Cafe + Catering
131 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 471-8555

Terrapin Catering
With Terrapin Catering, you can enjoy the award-winning cuisine and service that you know and love at Terrapin Restaurant, anywhere in the Hudson Valley. Terrapin can cater any event, from a casual get-together to a formal gala. Tell them your dreams and they will make them a reality.
6426 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 889-8831


Calico Restaurant & Patisserie
Calico is a small Artisan Bakery and Gourmet Restaurant. They can offer their space for small (up to 22 people) groups for showers, rehearsal dinners or small weddings. They offer a large selection of Wedding cake designs to suit your personal style and have many choices for flavors as well.
6384 Mill Street (Route 9)
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-2749

Corsino Cakes
Corsino Cakes is an emerging business in the Hudson Valley that strives to fulfill the niche market of quality specialty cakes, with a combination of high intensity and imaginative artistry, which is becoming ever more present in the restaurant and foodservice industry today. We can provide a cake for most any budget from basic and traditional, to modern and wacky! From weddings to grooms cakes, corporate events to birthdays, Corsino Cakes does it all!
2653 E Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12540
(845) 632-6300

The Apple Pie Bakery Cafe @ The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive (on Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 451-1545


Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express Poughkeepsie Hotel is the Smart Choice. When it comes to comfort and convenience among the hotels in Poughkeepsie, NY, the Holiday Inn Express hotel has just what you need. Offering complimentary breakfast and wi-fi service free of charge, the Holiday Inn Express is centrally located in the Hudson Valley for your traveling convenience.
2750 South Road (Route 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 473-1151


Belltower Venue
An extraordinary location for special events
398 Main Street
Rosendale, New York 12472
(845) 658-8077

Celebration Wedding Chapel
29 Wurts Street
Kingston, NY 12401
(845) 853-3557

Clinton Vineyards
Retail offerings also available
450 Schultzville Road
Clinton Corners, NY 12514
(845) 266-5372

Club Helsinki
Catering services also available
405 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-4800

Empire Cruise Lines
29 N Water Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(315) 283-3483

Locust Grove Historic Estate
2683 South Road (Route 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

The Inn At West Settlement
1117 Andrew Gray Road
Roxbury, NY 12474
(518) 672-5423

The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls
2 East Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 440-3327

The Tavern at the Beekman Arms
Catering & lodging services available
6387 Mill Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-1766

Officiants, Legal & Financial Services

Rev. Judith Johnson, PhD
70 Livingston Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 516-5044

Rev. Jude Smith
When asked if I perform same-sex marriages, my answer is that I perform marriages. Period. Love is love. I embrace all spiritual paths and am well-matched to those who consider themselves spiritual but not religious. I offer hand-crafted ceremonies co-created with couples and simple civil ceremonies. Destination weddings are a specialty and I easily and joyfully work remotely with out-of-town couples.
P.O. Box 45
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 337-6996

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Ceremonies
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Ceremonies

New York Life of New Windsor
Representative: Chris Santoro
460 Temple Road
New Windsor, NY 12553
(845) 242-4389


Clear Metal Studios
Clear Metal Studios

Shana Lee Jewelry
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Shana Lee makes jewelry imbued with passion and positive spiritual energy. From her small studio in Red Hook and storefront in Hudson, her work has appeared on celebrities like Alicia Keys and Beyonce and in the pages of Domino, Marie Claire, Lucky, and InStyle. Of all her creations, gay wedding rings are her favorite.
315 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
(845) 756-5151

Zimmer Brothers
39 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 454-6360


Derma Laser Center
2645 South Road (Route 9)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 473-3762


Soul Purpose

DJ Ali
P.O. Box 575
Rosendale, NY 12472
(845) 658-9689

JTD Productions
P.O. Box 635
Woodstock, NY 12498
(845) 853-8912

Superior Sounds
194 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 790-5472

Retail, Registry & Favors

bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy
6423 Montgomery Street (Route 9)
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(845) 876-1117

Fox & Hound Wine and Spirits
271 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-7475

Lucky Chocolates
1115 Partition Street
Saugerties, NY 12477
(845) 246-7337

Oliver Kita Chocolates & Fine Catering
18 West Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
(914) 388-7233

Paper Trail
Paper Trail Rhinebeck


Sara Gast Floral Designs
Sara Gast Floral Designs

Photo & Video

I Do Movies
I Do Movies

Eli Sloves Photography
1075 Route 82, No. 3
Hopewell Junction, NY 12503
(845) 227-2266

Hudson River Photographer
24 Buist Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Kelly Barron Studio
Kelly Barron Studio

Photography by Cynthia
Photography by Cynthia

Rentals & Planners

Durants Tents & Events
1155 Route 9
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
(845) 298-0011

Hi Fidelity
P.O. Box 98
Saugerties, NY 12477
(917) 545-9211

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