Hudson Valley Ceremonies is a wedding planning and officiant business in Rhineback, New York. For more than two decades, they have been part of the joy of weddings through catering to each couple that hires them. Hudson Valley Ceremonies adjusts package options to fit the client’s budgets and specific needs.
Hudson Valley Ceremonies is licensed and offers counseling services. Clients may use customized vows and select Hudson Valley for a host of wedding types, including single-religion and interfaith ceremonies. The team has officiated eco-friendly, military, and other weddings, involving various religions such as Anglican, Buddhist, and Jewish. On the planning side, Hudson Valley may take care of things such as the guest list, to-do lists, timelines, and more; this applies to ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners.
Hudson Valley Ceremonies covers territory outside of Rhineback, New York. Other areas in which they may be hired include:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Christine · Married on 06/25/2016
It has taken me a few months to write this review because I literally could not put in to words how incredible, perfect and wonderful Jeanne Stark was as our wedding planner. When we first got engaged and were searching for our own wedding planner we would read reviews and not believe the ones that were over the top praise – how could someone be that good? (Maybe that was the jaded New Yorkers in us talking, but we were always skeptical.) Brides reading this review – believe me! Jeanne Stark and her team ARE THAT GOOD!Sent on 09/12/2016
Jeanne expertly handled every single detail for our 300 person wedding weekend with patience, thoughtfulness and foresight. She came up with incredible ideas to make our destination wedding exactly what we wanted, and anticipated our needs, solved our problems and made sure everything ran smoothly. Jeanne was an absolute joy to work with and we loved every time we got to meet with her over the course of our planning. She was incredible over the entire weekend, made my husband, parents, in laws and everyone who met her feel calm and relaxed all weekend, and made sure that not a single thing went wrong. I enjoyed every second of our wedding weekend, and that is all thanks to the hard work that Jeanne did. She assembled an all star team of vendors for us to work with, negotiated our contracts and managed everyone both in advance and on the day of, and made our venue look perfect (even going so far as to bring her husband in to do some DIY construction on the site the week before!). She also helped manage our budget and keep track of of our expenses. It was a huge plus that she knows everyone in the Rhinbeck area and everyone trusts/loves working with her, so we had no problem getting exactly what we wanted for the weekend. I truthfully cannot say a bad thing about our experience with Jeanne – I only wish we could do it again. Do yourself a HUGE favor and hire Jeanne to plan your wedding – it will absolutely be the best decision you make!
Emma Acevedo · Married on 06/22/2019
Most Stress Free Wedding Day!
Sandra was absolutely amazing! I cannot imagine our wedding day going so smoothly without Sandra there ensuring everything went through without a hitch. We had our wedding in the backyard of our home, so there were a lot of moving parts happening at the same time and Sandra was on top of every single one. Whether it was setup questions from staff\vendors, hosting people that showed up early, decorating, or making sure the shuttles we able to reverse out of the driveway Sandra was there with a perfectly calm demeanor to make our day perfect and we are incredibly thankful. Nearly every guest commented on how everything was perfect.Sent on 07/12/2019
On top of the wedding day she was also extremely helpful during the planning stages. Our food was coming up from Brooklyn, our band’s manager was three time zones away in California and she was able to adapt her schedule for onsite visits and phone calls outside of the standard business hours. The staff she recommended were all great as well, positive attitudes with helpful personalities. They all stayed to make sure everything was cleaned up after the wedding and the next morning when my wife and I came home, it did not even look like we even had an event in the backyard.
We could not have done it without you, thank you Sandra.
Hillary · Married on 06/08/2019
Enjoy your wedding planning rather than stress about it!
My daughter was married on June 8, 2019 in an outdoor ceremony at a boathouse on a lake in the Hudson River Valley. We knew from the moment that she announced her engagement that we were going to need help! I contacted several wedding planners but felt that Hudson Valley had the best package at the most reasonable price and I certainly made the right decision. Sharon O'Connell worked with us beginning last June. I couldn't have been happier working with Sharon and I knew almost immediately that our celebration would be in good hands. Her knowledge of planning the details of a wedding, coordinating a large event and her knowledge of vendors in the area together with her skills in negotiating with vendors made a hugh difference in how smoothly the planning process ran.Sent on 06/18/2019
Communication- Sharon was available by email, text and phone and always replied to my messages promptly. Her follow through on questions asked was always complete.
Identifiying vendors- Once Sharon has an idea of the kind of wedding we wanted and the price range of what we were willing to spend, she recommended numerous vendors that we needed: caterers, flowers, photographers, DJs, music, rentals, hotels and bus transportation among others. She has relationships with a wide swath of businesses in the region and her recommendations were top notch.
Developing a time line- Sharon helped us to develop a time line for contacting vendors and securing contracts. Her insider tips and suggestions helped this process run so smoothly.
Detailed planning for the day of the wedding- Our daughter's wedding was held at a non-traditional event space so nearly everything had to be brought to the location. Sharon was extremely helpful in the walk-throughs recommending spacing, timing, items that needed to be rented etc.
Negotiating through problems- We had a problem with one of the vendors prior to the wedding and one during the wedding. Sharon made recommendations of how to deal with both sets of problems that led to smooth resolutions. The bus company delivered our guests about 30 minutes late and I was pleased to see how calm Sharon was in a stressful situation mediating between our caterer and communicating with us. We never felt that we were responsible for solving the problem. All ended well!
Planning a wedding is a big job. As the mother of the bride I wanted to savor every moment of my daughter's wedding. Being able to enjoy the planning process, which is so much a part of the celebration, was important to me and to be able to "be in the moment" during the wedding festivities was an important goal. I felt that with Sandra there with us every step of the way, Claire's wedding day was true bliss.
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Hudson Valley ceremonies has many options that you can choose, from traditional to custom ceremonies. Everyone that I have worked with has been very nice and easy to work with.
Jeanne and her staff are experts and always a pleasure to work with.
Fantastic to work with! Always communicating what they need from us during ceremony music! It is truly a pleasure to work with such great professionals!