Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Barn at Liberty Farms

Exciting news....two new event venues have reached out to Hudson Valley Green asking to be included in the ever-growing list of barn venues in New York. And both are equestrian in nature! 

(c) The Barn at Liberty Farms

The Barn at Liberty Farms is a exceptionally beautiful venue located in Ghent, New York (Columbia County). The converted stallion barn is set on a 300-acre certified organic farm and equestrian center. The barn seats 150 guests. The outdoor space can accommodate many more.

Truly an amazing site...

(c) The Barn at Liberty Farms

The Barn website is very informative as it includes pricing, amenities, and a great list of "what's included" and "what's not included" in the rental fee. So many venues do not specify this type of information outright; it's refreshing to see a venue be so forthcoming and clear. 

To find out more...

60 Ostrander Road
Ghent, New York 12075
email: thebarnatlibertyfarms@gmail.com
phone: (917) 539-9283

The second new venue is Kirby Hill Farm located in Pawling, New York (Dutchess County). I'll be publishing a second blog post on this venue in the next few days, so check back! 

Happy Planning, 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Hello 2016!

Hope the start of 2016 is treating you well. Perhaps you or your better half has popped the question...and in that case, congratulations! 

Here at HVG, we have big things planned for 2016. One of my goals is to be more active with postings on the blog. So please check back often for updates, tidbits of information, and inspiration! 

(c) Hudson Valley Green

In the next week or so, I hope to fully peruse the winter issue of New York Weddings. I'm hoping to see a few snippets of eco-friendly wedding aspects which I, of course, will pass along to you. I will also report back if there is a lack of "green" wedding planning information....and maybe I will follow up with a brief email to New York Magazine explaining my displeasure!

Here's to a wonderful 2016 full of joy! 

Happy Planning, 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ring Bling

Ending the week with some sparkle...

I recently discovered the work of Anna Bario and Page Neal of Bario Neal, a small jewelry company designing and creating stunning works of art. Bario Neal's unique take on classic designs, incorporating unconventional settings and interesting textures, makes their pieces truly one of a kind. 

Bario Neal Giveaway
(c) Bario Neal

Not only is their jewelry beautiful, Bario Neal works with reclaimed metals and ethically sourced stones. Their commitment to minimizing the environmental impact of their products paired with the creativity and vision of the artisans makes Bario Neal unique among jewelers. 

The Bario Neal workshop is located in Philadelphia but lucky us, there is a showroom (by appointment only) in NYC on Chrystie Street between Stanton and Rivington. 

We are in the throes of engagement season so peruse Bario Neal for the perfect ring! 

Happy Planning, 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Fittest Bride Challenge

Want to be one bad-ass bride? 

The famous Spartan Race has organized the Spartan Fittest Bride Challenge on October 17th and 18th in Pittsfield, Vermont. The challenge will encompass a timed race up and down a mountain on Riverside Farm. Fastest time wins. And what is the prize, you ask? Let me tell you...

(c) Spartan Race Media

The grand prize winner of the challenge will win a FREE wedding reception for 100 guests and lodging for six at Riverside Farm. Gourmet cuisine and event coordination all included. The prize is worth $45,000. Amazing! 

The Details....

The challenge is open to 100 contestants. Applicants must be formally engaged and/or plan to be married by summer 2016. The first 15 contestants to register and qualify will receive free lodging (for two!) at Amee Lodge during the challenge. 

To enter, provide a brief message describing yourself with a link to a photo and the lovely people at Spartan will let you know if you qualify for the challenge. 

The race will be filmed and televised, too! Deadline for entries is October 15th so get to it!!! Submit your application here. Good luck!

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(c) Riverside Farm 

Happy Planning (and Running!!!), 

Thursday, August 13, 2015


I was perusing my local Adams Fairacre Farm (because who doesn't love Adams?) last Friday and stumbled across this little flower display....

(c) Hudson Valley Green
I quickly picked up a bouquet for my mom (since she's awesome and all moms deserve flowers). The flowers are from River Garden Farm in the Catskills and are so vibrant and unique. They have that "just picked wildflower look" that I love. 

These bouquets would be perfect in an upcycled mason jar and placed on tables as centerpieces. Maybe add a burlap table runner with some small soy votive candles and you've got the easiest tablescape ever. And for only $9.99 a bunch, the price can't be beat! 

Happy Planning,