A Little Bit of Country – Find the perfect setting for your “Country Chic” wedding

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Some couples just don’t feel like a traditional banquet room or upscale ballroom represent who they are as a couple. Instead, they’re looking for a more casual venue that will give their special day a warm and relaxed feeling; a place that they can fill with unique touches. Enter the increasingly popular “country chic” wedding! Inspired Occasions already has three of these type weddings on the books for next year.
What makes these weddings chic? The details. . .

Beverages on ice served from wooden barrels or an antique canoe; a vintage pick-up truck used in place of a table for the dessert display, escort cards simply hanging by clothespins on the exterior of an old barn, centerpieces of wildflowers in collections of vintage milk glass or ball jars. These days, the measure of a great wedding is not in how fancy it is, but how meticulous and personal the details. Let the imagination run wild and be inspired by all things old, rustic and raw. Pair these things with beautiful linens and flowers and display everything in a creative and whimsical way. . . you’ve got Chic!

What makes them country? The location. The landscape and picturesque seasons of Upstate New York lend themselves to this genre so you don’t have to go far to find the perfect setting for your country chic affair. For all you Capital Region couples who are thinking of going this route, be sure to take a peek at these spectacular locations:

pruynPruyn House (Newtonville, NY). Located just outside of Albany, Pruyn house offers a historic mansion with gorgeous seasonal gardens perfect for an outdoor ceremony and the large rustic Buhrmaster Barn for dinner and dancing. Plenty of room for tent events as well. (pictured LEFT)

Pat’s Barn at Rensselaer Technology Park (Troy, NY) An almost brand new venue. This fully restored barn provides the warmth and feel of a rustic barn, yet all the creature comforts one would want including heat and air conditioning. Privatesetting with outdoor patio for cocktail hour. (pictured BELOW)

Rensselaerville Meeting Center (Rensseaerville, NY) Give your guests an entire weekend retreat here. It has an incredible view of the Catskill Mountains, overnight accommodates right on site and several buildings to accommodate your pre and post wedding festivities. No shortage of space for a tent event and organized group activities are on site for all your out of town guests.


Historic Barns of Nipmoose (Buskirk, NY) This place is the definition of country. Set in the heart of the agricultural landscape of Upstate NY, three full restored barns stand alone with a spectacular view of nothing but rolling hills. These historic barns are oozing character and would be an unforgettable location for a ceremony and reception. (Images by Bailly Photography RIGHT and Joan Anderson Photography BELOW)