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:
301 Reviews for Hudson Valley Ceremonies
Recommended by 97% of couples
15 User photos
Elizabeth T. · Married on 09/06/2020
Jeanne is a dream wedding planner!
My husband and I had plan to marry at Basilica in Hudson, NY on August 22, 2020. We put our deposit down for the venue in December 2019. By February, we had confirmed our wedding planner, Jeanne, and caterer, Josephine from Local 111. When COVID struck NYC in March, we had no idea what to do. Working with Jeanne and family, we eventually decided to move forward with a smaller wedding in parents' backyard in Westchester with 40 guests. It wasn't what we had originally thought, but it was wonderful! Jeanne was a SUPERSTAR helping us through every decision and staying on top of health regulations. She introduced us to every vendor and the day was absolutely perfect, given the constraints from COVID. We feel so fortunate that Jeanne was working with us and guiding us through these major decisions as a complete professional. My family loved working with her and everyone loved all of the staff and vendors at the wedding. It was a very special day!Sent on 09/09/2020
Cailey H. · Married on 05/29/2021
Amanda and the HVC staff were so amazing, they made our vision come to life and took care of all the details so we could really enjoy our day. Cannot recommend them enough!Sent on 06/16/2021
Jackson H. · Married on 05/08/2021
Highly experienced, professional, and supportive!
Sandra did a fantastic job as our day-of wedding coordinator! Sandra was knowledgable, friendly, easy to work with, and very supportive with the process of planning our wedding during COVID. She was very knowledgable about the constantly evolving COVID restrictions in NY state and gave us excellent advice related to that. She stayed on top of paperwork and communications with our outside vendors and the venue, making sure that a lot of the important administrative and planning duties were taken care of, which really helped lighten our load.Sent on 06/15/2021
She was always very friendly, warm, and supportive as we struggled with planning a wedding during a global pandemic. She offered so much of her time in the form of video calls, emails, and other communications leading up to the day, even though she was technically just a “day-of” coordinator. She is a total professional and we are so grateful that she was a part of our wedding!
Team of Hudson Valley Ceremonies
Wedding Planner and Owner
Jeanne Stark, the owner of Hudson Valley Ceremonies, has been a wedding planner for over 20 years. Her ability to design a wedding within almost any budget, create a calm aura and going above and beyond to ensure her clients have the best day ever.create a calm aura and going above and beyond to ensure her clients have the best day ever, is her style.Her expertise in culturally diverse and combined events makes her one of the mostsought after wedding planners in the Hudson Valley.
Sandra has always had a passion for event planning and coordination. Born and raised in New York City, she spent many years at the Jacob Javit’s Convention Center installing local and international trade shows, coordinating small and large corporate events, from logistics, menus, decor, entertainment and more. Although loving the excitement and challenge of the job, Sandra relocated to the Hudson Valley, returning to school and earning a B. A. in International Public Relations and Cultural Diversity. After a few years of “traditional office jobs” Sandra decided to return to her true passion and joined Hudson Valley Ceremonies as a Wedding Planner/Coordinator. Sandra is often described as having a calm and dedicated nature to her coordination.
“I work hard to make the ideas, day dreams and visions come to life for my clients. I am here to be their friend, adviser and sounding board. Each couple is unique, and each event just as unique. It is my job, and my pleasure, to help find that perfect formula.”
When the party is over, Sandra is not only a Wedding Coordinator, she is also our Honeymoon Travel Specialist. When the event is done and it is time to explore an exciting new destination, or just lounge on a tropical beach, as a complimentary service from Hudson Valley Ceremonies, Sandra will help you coordinate your perfect honeymoon. From start to finish, she will be with you every step of the way.
Amanda has been with Hudson Valley Ceremonies for over 5 years. Starting as waitstaff and bartender and working her way up to Captain, Wedding Planner Assistant and finally to a full wedding planner.
Amanda has a clear understanding of logistics and design, while having a calming affect on the couple, wedding party and family.
She has learned in her 5 years how to problem solve, delegate, and multi task. Recently taking the Hudson Valley Ceremonies advanced wedding planning course she has excelled in her ability to create full events.
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!