The selection of a wedding venue when you’re trying to put your own spin on the event can be somewhat troublesome. We wanted to do things our own way, so what we needed was the perfect template and a host that would give us free range. After much searching, we arranged to visit Indian Ridge and see the property. The pictures on Ricky’s website are indicative of what you get when you visit his property. It was absolutely stunning, even in the middle of winter. What sold us on the venue was Ricky himself, who promised a lot and wound up delivering and more. We wanted to have some of our guests be able to camp the night of our wedding. “No Problem”. When showing the reception area, he insisted there was enough power to “host a rock concert”, great, because that’s exactly what we had in mind. Wedding preparation can be an absolute chore, and having Ricky there giving us advice and insight to the area was extremely beneficial. Our wedding day went off without one single issue. We were blessed to have a gorgeous late September day and everything was PERFECT. Ricky and his team took all the stress out of our big weekend and allowed us to enjoy it without a worry. Our guests continue to tell us how much fun they had and what a wonderful occasion it was. We are extremely grateful for finding Ricky and Indian Ridge, and having the most wonderful day of our lives.
"I had my wedding of over 115 people at Indian Ridge in October of 2013. Ricky Auchmoody, the owner, is so easy to work with and is generous with his beautiful property. Unlike some of the other country venues, Indian Ridge Preserve has it all. Ricky even had opened his gorgeous gardens and apple orchard to our guests. He was so supportive and helpful in so many ways. He even helped with the décor and placement of the tent to show the lake and mountains to their advantage, giving our guests a spectacular view. You will not be disappointed if you choose this venue. The field where we had our tent is so large we had the entire cocktail hour and reception with room to spare for the restroom trailer and more. The next day Ricky even came out to the site and helped my family clean up since we were on our honeymoon. What an amazing day! And what an amazing venue! I highly recommend Indian Ridge for a Tastefully Chic, Down Home Country Wedding! Thank you Ricky for making our day enchantingly unforgettable!"
We got married at Indian Ridge in mid-September, and it really was magical. We rented the venue for the weekend. My whole bridal party stayed in the lodge the night before, and we got ready there as well. We had our Sunday brunch in the Orchard, which Ricky set up with tables and decor from our wedding, making it so easy for us. Ricky (the owner) was incredible to work with. He took care of everything he said he would and so many things that just popped up over the course of the weekend. The grounds are gorgeous and the tent area stays dry even in a downpour (trust me!). Ricky made sure not just us, but our whole bridal party was taken care of on the big day, shuttling us in the rain to and from pictures. We had a bonfire after party after the rain stopped and the skies cleared, all of which was a game-time decision and Ricky made happen without any fuss. If you are looking for an outside farm to have your wedding, this really is the perfect place. The grounds are amazing. The staff is incredible and accommodating. Everything was spectacular!
I knew it was the place I wanted to get married when I saw it in early fall last year, with its serene lake, sprawling apple orchards, and colorful wildflowers on full display. It was the perfect backdrop for the outdoor tented wedding I had in mind. Over a long year of wedding planning, Ricky, the owner, quickly became my confidant. He was extremely reliable, meticulous and considerate in his role. Every step of the way, he provided great insight, and as a bride, he gave me all the world's ease and confidence leading up to and on the day of the wedding. It is bittersweet that I will no longer get to correspond and work with him! If you are planning on an outdoor wedding in the Hudson Valley, Indian Ridge and Ricky should be at the very top of your list!