Upstate New York is a beautiful location to get married, and a great venue to consider is Windham Manor. It’s a beautiful upstate New York wedding venue that seemingly pulls off the impossible: having a rustic-like charm while still feeling luxurious. The 45-acre property features a beautiful, newly renovated 12 bedroom mansion, accommodating up to 33 overnight guests. Additionally, the property is home to “The Barn.” It’s a stunning, newly-constructed space that can hold 300+ guests for dinner and dancing.
Deanna and Matt held their ceremony and reception here, and it was such an unforgettable time. Keep scrolling to view some highlights from the day.
Deanna chose to get ready at her family’s home in Roxbury, New York. She was accompanied by her and Matt’s 3 month old daughter, aka the cutest baby on the planet, along with her parents and sisters. Though the actual getting ready/detail photos were not of utmost importance to Deanna, we were still able to capture plenty of beautiful portraits of her before the ceremony. The balcony on her home that overlooks the mountains is one of the most perfect views I’ve ever seen. It was the best place to start the day. Then, came the 45 minute drive to the venue, where we were greeted by rain.
All of Deanna’s portraits took less than 15 minutes. When you are in a place this beautiful, like upstate New York, it’s easy to make magic.
Matt and the groomsmen took advantage of the spacious grounds of Windham Manor. Playing football and cornhole took up most of their morning after everyone got dressed. If there’s one thing about hosting your wedding at an upstate New York wedding venue like Windham Manor: they’ve got PLENTY of space for pre-wedding activities and games. And you can’t beat the view.
Matt’s mother, proudly pinning the boutonniere onto his jacket.
One of our favorite NYC florists provided the floral designs for this upstate New York wedding, Olivia Howard Designs.
Hoping the rain would hold off for the ceremony, but no such luck. Everyone made the best of it though and busted out the umbrellas, patiently waiting for Deanna and Matt to walk down the aisle.
With the rain pouring down, Matt is still all smiles as he looks on at his bride.
Deanna’s niece, sneaking up to the front during the vow exchange.
And just like that, husband and wife!
Now officially husband and wife, it’s time for the reception. The space at Windham Manor is absolutely HUGE, with plenty of room to accommodate 300+ guests for dinner and dancing. Not only is the interior super spacious, but the back lawn is also well equipped for guests to roam and mingle.
Before the dinner and dancing portion though, formal portraits were taken outside. The sun finally showed up, and all of Deanna and Matt’s closest friends and family came together for photos.
The cutest baby ever, for sure the star of family portraits.
The gorgeous cake, provided by Lulu’s Cake Boutique.
Guests enjoying cocktail hour, relieved the rain has stopped.
Deanna’s veil was embroidered with the words “Truly, Madly, Deeply.” Before guests entered the barn, we made sure to get plenty of photos of this important accessory for her.
Something I really love about Windham Manor is the balcony both outside and inside. It’s amazing to have the option of a bird’s eye view for special reception moments like the first dance.
One of the most amazing wedding bands, All Around Town Entertainment.
Proud dad kisses.
After the speeches, Deanna changed into her Nike’s to be more comfortable during the couples portrait session. We were able to capture some amazing photos of them around the grounds of the venue, as well as on the balcony. The timeline we helped them construct ensured we’d have plenty of time. If you want some wedding day timeline advice, reach out to us anytime!
The balcony shot at Windham Manor is an absolute must.
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: I’m obsessed with the way guys and their friends pose for photos at weddings.
Deanna’s amazing parents. I’m obsessed with them, too.
They chose to do a garter toss toward the end of the night, and it was so iconic. Usually, I’m not one for that tradition, but they’re so cute it was impossible not to love every moment and all the candids that came from it.
And now, here are some random film moments.
Coordination & catering: Abigail Kirsch Catering
Makeup: Makeup by Vjosa
Florals: Olivia Howard Designs
Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Cake: Lulu’s Cake Boutique
Videography: Zela Films
Band: Around Town Entertainment
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