Plan your dream wedding and say “I do” in the Sullivan Catskills! Once you’ve chosen your date, the next step is planning your destination wedding from afar. Lucky for you, this handy guide will walk you through lots of options – from planners and florists to mobile baristas (and fabulous venues with lodging). Your wedding day will be long remembered – make it extra special here in the Sullivan Catskills…
Say “I Do” in the Sullivan Catskills
So many details, let the professionals keep track for you…
H. Smith & Co. will walk you through the entire event planning process and be there every step of the way. Together, you’ll create a warm, personal, detail-driven event and have a great time doing it! Their expertise and creativity ensure that your event will be well thought out both logistically and stylistically. Most importantly, when the time for the big event comes, you’ll be able to actually enjoy it; confident that they are there with you to make sure everything goes just as you planned.
Wedding Tip: The number one way couples can save money when planning their wedding is to consider their guest list. Limiting the guest count is the number one way to make weddings more affordable, intimate and meaningful.
Good food is just a bite away…
The Heron is one of the most sought-after caterers – known for their farm to table comfort food. Recognizing all events are unique, their goal is to create a menu that reflects your needs and expectations. From appetizers to dessert, you will not be disappointed.
Catskill Distilling Company is a really unique option – imagine your wedding at a distillery! You could go small and intimate – or big and fun. Sit down dinner – or outdoor bbq. No matter what you decide, tours and tastings can be included.
Mr. Willy’s Restaurant has been serving up traditional American fare since 1968. Their food is consistent, affordable and perfect for weddings big or small.
Meet your flower girls…
The Cutting Garden offers several options for gorgeous, locally grown flowers for your wedding. The DIY option allows you and some friends/relatives to pick the flowers – making it part of your wedding experience. They also offer bulk flowers which are cut, cleaned and ready for you to begin the creative process. If you’d like a hands-on approach but with a little assistance – no problem. Combine either or both options as described above and let the Cutting Garden make some of the arrangements, bouquets and/or boutonnieres. Last but not least, you don’t have to lift a finger – their full-service option will take care of everything for you!
Earthgirl Flowers is known for their “fireworks in a vase”. Naturally grown on her very own farm, this petal pusher offers fresh cut flowers tailored to your wedding, special event or reception. Earthgirl’s gardens are cultivated so that the most astonishing technicolor blooms are timed to burst like fireworks for your extraordinary day.
Willow Wisp Organic Farm Store grows 50 varieties of certified organic cut flowers for weddings and parties. The farm offers full-service bridal flower design to DIY bulk flower buckets. Located one mile from Callicoon, NY, customers are invited to visit the farm, see the acre of blooms and discuss design concepts.
Wedding Tip: The unique feature of working with any of these florists – the flowers are locally grown. Plus, as long as the timing is right, they can grow specific flowers just for you! Talk about custom service.
Have your cake and eat it too…
Brandenburg Bakery specializes in custom wedding cakes and desserts that not only look good but also taste good! Many say it’s the best wedding cake they’ve ever had. They focus on natural flavors and natural looking cakes – and usually try to avoid cake designs that require the use of fondant or look like a rocket ship.
Wedding Tip: No more than 6 months prior to your wedding day, schedule a consultation and cake tasting. Meet face-to-face with their pastry chef who will be making your cake and sample up to four different flavor buttercream tasting cakes.
A picture is worth a thousand words…
Whether you work with Jessica Grund Photography, Michael Bloom Photography, ND Pro Media, Rich Klein New York Photography or Standing Impressions – you can rest easy knowing those special moments will be captured for long-lasting memories.
Wedding Tip: Don’t forget your engagement photo! Even if you’re not planning a destination wedding here in the Sullivan Catskills, our natural landscape is the perfect setting to share a kiss or two for announcing your big news.
Dance to the music…
Your wedding should be a fun and joyous occasion that leaves your guests talking for weeks. Get the party started with professionals who know how to mix music and throw a party. Party Master and the Spencer Daniels Agency are true professionals and entertainers – plus, they specialize in rentals, themes, décor and much more.
Wedding Tip: Photo booths always popular and ensure your guests go home with a personalized party favor. Both offer this great service – so be sure to inquire.
Special touches to make your day even more unique…
Create a dessert table with freshly baked treats. Chestnut Creek Baked Goods uses local, seasonal ingredients when available to prepare a wide assortment of cookies, breads, pastries, celebration cakes and special desserts like tiramisu and New York style cheesecake.
If you love coffee, hire Java Love Coffee Roasting Co. to be your mobile barista. Imagine a mobile espresso cart whipping up lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos – or signature coffee cocktails. A true treat to end the evening.
Prior to your big day, Honey Hill Pottery can host your bachelorette party – imagine a girl’s weekend in the Sullivan Catskills… This 2-hour pottery making extravaganza is perfect for groups of ten or less. Each person will have their own wheel to create five to six things each. Everyone will choose their glaze and Honey Hill Pottery will finish, fire and ship out these works of art. It’s a really good time in a beautiful studio on a gorgeous hill. Just be sure to book six weeks in advance – their calendar fills fast.