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Upstate NY-based and travel-loving wedding & branding photographer, here to capture your vision and celebrate you!

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If anyone were to ask me for a luxury wedding venue in Upstate NY, hands down my first response would be The Sablewood!

Location and Background

Located a short drive from Albany, NY nestled in Northern Catskill Mountains, The Sablewood is 120 acre working family farm. When you arrive on site you will see their stunning circa 1870 post & beam barn, as well as the new white barn (it reminds me of a French White Barn!) called The Charlington. The reception barn has soaring 40′ high ceilings and 12′ wide 1920s vintage crystal chandelier that will take your breath away!

The team behind The Sablewood is family-run and led by Lisa, she and her team over-deliver from top to bottom! In terms of the wedding size, The Sablewood can accommodate a wedding ranging from 25-175 guests.

Onsite Amenities

If you are looking for a venue that has everything in one place, look no further The Sablewood has it all! Located upstairs in the main barn there are two bridal suites for getting ready in the morning. The birdal suite is a dream! White walls tons of natural light an space for your bridal party and makeup and hair team. There is also a loft in The Charlington barn, that I think it’s perfect for groomsmen photos!

In terms of your ceremony, there are three options to choose from. First up is, the “ceremony circle” that is surrounded by greenery and a short walking distance from the main barn. Second, is the “hiltop” which is located at the top of the property in front of the lake. This ceremony location has mountains in the back and a willow tree that artfully shades you and your guests. Third, in the event, it rains or if you have a winter wedding and want your ceremony inside, The Charlington Barn has you covered.

For cocktail hour you and your guests have access to The Charlington Barn both inside and out. The terrace located off the barn, is a great place to share a toast with your guests. When you are outside in the summer you will see a wall of hydrangea that frame the space, and in the fall you will see foliage across the mountains that surround the Sablewood.

Stunning Portraits

As you will see in the photos below, The Sablewood has no shortage of incredible places to take photos! I have shot at The Sablewood several times and each time I am finding a new spot that I love! The florals they have throughout the property add the perfect pop of color to your photos. Whether it’s the floral boxes on the front steps, blooming hydrangea bushes, or the lilac-lined pathways, there is something for every floral lover! But before your wedding day is over, it goes without saying that sunset photos towards the hiltop are an absolute MUST!

I hope you are excited to have your future wedding day at The Sablewood, I know I can’t wait to be back!

Vendor Team:

Photographer: Bridget Caitlin

Venue: The Sablewood

Host: @styledshootsacrossamerica

Florist: @tkfloraldesignshv                                           

Makeup & Hair: @christyanncosmetics

Stationery: @eros_stationery

Cake: @salted_sprinkle

Gown Salon: @lilysaratoga

Jewelry: @whitesandsbridal

Styling Mats: @theflatlaysstyler

Models: @ariel.edery @ozzyboi8 @ucmodels @kaarruunnaa

18 responses to “The Sablewood: A Luxury Wedding Venue in Upstate NY”

  1. Melissa Fredette Avatar
    Melissa Fredette

    Absolutely stunning this looks like a great venue

  2. Sara Schoellig Avatar
    Sara Schoellig

    Beautiful venue and an amazing photographer ❤️

  3. Linda West Avatar

    What a beautiful venue & gorgeous wedding. All the details are giving me all the feels! I have only done indoor branding photography sessions this inspires me to take my next one outside!

  4. Deanna Walker Avatar

    Absolutely gorgeous and you and photos. Some thing I may consider in the future.

  5. Liz Diewald Avatar

    These are gorgeous! I’m dreaming of a future brand session with you ☺️

  6. Anna Carey Avatar
    Anna Carey

    Absolutely gorgeous! Totally dreaming of a couples shoot ❤️

  7. Colleen Awa Avatar
    Colleen Awa

    Gorgeous! I would love to get headshots done.

  8. Ali Amiccuci Avatar
    Ali Amiccuci

    What a beautiful venue & absolutely stunning photos!!

    I cannot wait until our next family session with you- always the best!

  9. Ali Amiccuci Avatar
    Ali Amiccuci

    What a beautiful venue & absolutely stunning photos!! I cannot wait until our next family session with you- always the best!

  10. Zoe Scott Avatar
    Zoe Scott

    Absolutely loving this!!! I can’t wait to do a shoot like this with you one day!!!

  11. Danielle DeMarco Avatar
    Danielle DeMarco

    So beautiful! I’ve been fortunate enough to get to experience both an engagement shoot and a wedding with you by my side and I can’t wait for a maternity and/or newborn session!

  12. Megan Domaracki Avatar
    Megan Domaracki

    Absolutely stunning! Would love to do a family session someday 🙂

  13. Antoinette Farina Avatar
    Antoinette Farina

    This venue is gorgeous! And these pictures are amazing! Would love to do another branding photo shoot with you 🙂

  14. Melissa Lomaestro Avatar
    Melissa Lomaestro

    Beautiful work! I would love to capture a family session 🙂

  15. Marissa Avatar
    Marissa

    Dreamy! More family sessions for me ❤️

  16. Jennifer Gebhardt Avatar
    Jennifer Gebhardt

    Beautiful! Can’t wait for 7/05/2025 💓

  17. Dede Martin-LaMay Avatar
    Dede Martin-LaMay

    Such beautiful work! This is the style I envision would work perfectly for a maternity shoot!

  18. Lena Legere Avatar
    Lena Legere

    Stunning venue and stunning photos! So excited to get married here in 2025 😍

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The Sablewood a luxury wedding venue in Upstate NY