Wedding planning can be such a wonderful and enjoyable time in your life. Enjoy and embrace every moment as it goes by so fast. Some couples get overwhelmed and frustrated by the amount of details and organization that is needed to pull off a great event. Hudson Valley Ceremonies assists you in wedding planning, wedding coordinating, officiating, budgeting and most of all designing this beautiful event and moment.

With over 19 years experience and hundreds of vendors available, Hudson Valley Ceremonies works closely with you in all aspects of your wedding planning. Whether you are using an officiant or a wedding planner, you can utilize discounts, vendor referrals, and expert assistance. It is all one email or phone call away. Serving New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Jeanne Stark
  City Rhinebeck , NY
  Zip Code 12572
  Phone Number (845) 244-1482

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Jeanne Stark

Hudson Valley Ceremonies is owned by Jeanne Stark. Jeanne is a wedding consultant, wedding coordinator, wedding specialist, ordained minister and Executive Director of the HVWEPA. At Hudson Valley Ceremonies their main goal is the happiness and complete 100% satisfaction of the couples. All the staff go above and beyond to help and assure all couples that the job will get done.

The staff at Hudson Valley Ceremonies has over 19 years experience worked with over 2000 couples to create a day to remember for the rest of their lives. The experience and knowledge of all types of weddings, cultures and traditions gives the staff the ability to help any couple that comes their way.

  • I would recommend this business

My husband and I booked Hudson Valley Ceremonies off of a recommendation from our venue (The Grandview). Well Jeanne MORE than delivered! From our first meeting to the end of the wedding day, she was there every step of the way with recommendations, assistance and advice. I was getting married in a city I was completely unfamiliar with and she was able to assist me with everything from driving directions and stationary to choosing some of our vendors. Every wedding day is busy, no matter how well you plan, and Jeanne was there helping the guys with their bow ties and boutineers to bring the girls more champagne and bustling my dress to directing our guests. She did it all with ease and a smile and helped us fully enjoy our day knowing any issue that arose she could handle. If you are putting together an all star team of vendors for your big day, start with Jeanne!

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  • I would recommend this business

We could not have pulled off our wedding without the help and constant calm that is Lauren Brown from Hudson Valley Ceremonies. We waited until we more than halfway through the planning process before a friend told us to bite the bullet and defer to a professional. She recommended we reach out with Lauren, and my husband and I are so happy we did!

Not only did Lauren help us navigate some of different ideas my husband and I had about the day, she offered extremely helpful advice on everything from music to menu based on her experience planning tons of weddings and events. She became our North Star!

On the day of our wedding, we know Lauren was filled to the brim with to do’s, but she took the time to check in on both of us and make sure we felt comfortable. And following the ceremony, she carved out a little time for me and my husband to take a beat and just enjoy each other’s company for a few minutes before jumping into the cocktail hour and reception. We’re so grateful to her for thinking through that level of detail!

She and her amazing husband even made sure our miscellaneous personal items were brought safely back to our Airbnb – They went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable, special day! You won’t regret working with her for one second!

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  • I would recommend this business

Can't say enough about Jeanne and Hudson Valley Ceremonies. Five years ago, I called Jeanne less than a week before my small, private wedding we were throwing together at the last minute, because it was clear my mother's cancer was going to take her from us far too soon. Without hesitation Jeanne agreed to conduct the ceremony at our house, on Mother's Day, when she very well could have spent the morning with her own family. It was about as perfect a day as it could be under the circumstances. Mom passed less than 4 days later, and I never had the chance to thank Jeanne properly for all that she did to make that difficult time in our life special. THANK YOU JEANNE! You made such a difference to my mother and our family. We will always cherish the day we spent with you!

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  • I would recommend this business

We began working with Lauren Brown to plan our Labor Day weekend wedding in Rhinebeck after a really disheartening experience with another wedding planner in the area. The moment we began working with Lauren everything turned around! She brought incredible enthusiasm, energy, and attention-to-detail that really helped to get our wedding planning back on track. She consistently went above and beyond to make sure every detail of our big day was looked after.

The day of our wedding, although everything didn’t go perfectly with a few of our vendors, Lauren was calm, cool, and collected. She efficiently resolved so many issues during the day without us even knowing and did it all with a smile. Many of our guests mentioned how professional and kind she was during the entire day. We can’t thank Lauren enough for all of her help!

Looking back at the huge project that was our wedding, it’s clear we couldn’t have done it without Lauren. There were so many details, so many decisions, so much coordination, and so much work that went into our wedding, and Lauren was key to making sure this happened on time, on budget, and without undue stress.

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Customer Testimonials

If you are reading through reviews trying to decide if you should book Jeanne and Hudson Valley Ceremonies, stop thinking about it and just book them. You will not regret it. This was by far the best decision we made for our wedding. My husband and I must have said a hundred times throughout the process - what would we do without Jeanne?!? Jeanne Stark is incredible - she is so calm, collected, knowledgable, open-hearted, and kind (and a really good hugger!). On they day of my wedding, I got so many comments about how calm I was - it was only because I knew Jeanne was back at the venue taking care of everything... That alone is worth the fee.

From the beginning Jeanne, was great. I must have sent her 8,000 emails asking questions like needing recommendations on caterers to random things like how much should I tip vendors - she had an answer for everything and guided us through the whole process. For all vendors, Jeanne would check to make sure they were available on our wedding date, in our budget, and then send us 2-3 options to explore. She helped us find our caterer, florist, officiant, hair & makeup, photobooth, transportation, hotel, and DJ. Every single vendor was not only good at what they do but also just kind hearted people who were happy and excited to be a part of our day. One of the only things we strayed from Jeanne's recommendations was the rehearsal dinner, and we had all kinds of issues and ended up needing Jeanne's help a few weeks before - she sent us a great recommendation, and we had the BEST rehearsal dinner.

We hired our officiant through Hudson Valley Ceremonies, as well. Reverend Stu was the best - he was so great during our ceremony... Knew when to be serious and when to crack a joke. He helped us create a ceremony that was unique to us and very special.

Couldn't recommend Hudson Valley Ceremonies more - they were AMAZING!


Jeanne is awesome! She was super responsive right from the beginning. We started the planning process only a few months before our wedding, and Jeanne helped solidify our plans within 24 hours of me contacting her. As someone who hates planning anything, she made the process very easy! Stu was our officiant and I could not have imagined the process with anyone else at this point! He has such a great sense of humor, he is very responsive, and really made our ceremony all about us! My husband and I live in Chicago, so we had several FaceTime sessions with Stu over the few months of planning to get to know each other. THANK YOU to HVC for making our day so special!


Rev. Stu was the officiant for Stacy & Mike Olson's wedding at the Grandview that we were the DJ for! He was prompt, very courteous and fun - kept everyone's nerves calm! Would highly recommend & looking forward to working with you guys again in the near future!! If you are looking for officiants who take their job to the next level - look no further - HV Ceremonies are fantastic!


I don’t know what we would have done without Jeanne!!! She was there for every question we had in the full year leading up to the wedding, whether it was about recommending vendors, ordering our flowers wholesale, or designing the layout of our reception to go as smoothly as possible. Her wealth of experience in the Hudson area meant she knew the ins and outs of the venue and vendors long before we had booked them. There were so many times when I had been stressing myself out about a problem, and Jeanne had the solution in minutes. She is thoughtful and passionate about what she does, and you can rest assured that Jeanne will take care of you and your wedding.