Cedar Lakes Estate

1 Team USA Way
Port Jervis, NY 12771

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Average Base Cost: $76,000

Our average base cost for a Cedar Lakes Estate wedding is calculated by figuring a 200-person guest list for a Sunday ceremony/reception in June using the One-Day Wedding Package, and a food/beverage cost of $240/pp, making sure all Food and Beverage minimums are met. The Base Cost for a Wedding Weekend Package in June would be $136,000. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are NOT included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee:  You have two options for renting Cedar Lakes Estate for your wedding, depending on your budget:


The entire property is yours for the whole weekend, beginning on Friday and concluding on Sunday.

  • May – October: $19,500
  • April & November: $12,500
  • Food & Beverage Minimum: $65,000 + $25,000 in additional food costs for the entire weekend, including rehearsal dinner. $90,000 total.

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The One-Day Package is for a wedding occurring on a Sunday-Thursday. The entire property is yours for your wedding day.

  • May – October $9,500
  • April & November $6,500
  • Food & Beverage Minimum: $65,000

Important Note: The site fee does not include Food and Beverage for either the wedding nor the rest of the weekend. Catering is a separate cost. There were also be a 20% service fee & tax added to all food/beverage. The menu prices and service go towards the F&B minimum.

Extras: For those staying the weekend you can also arrange the following activities in addition to outdoor sports you can do on your own:

The Blob

  • $550/4-hour session
  • Get catapulted off of this giant balloon into the lake.
  • 4-hours of unlimited use (includes a certified lifeguard).

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  • $1,200/4-hour session
  • Climb up the mountain and zipline down into the lake. 4-hours of unlimited use (includes certified adventure staff & safety equipment).

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What’s Included: 

Both the One-Day and Wedding Weekend package allow access to all the necessary facilities for your various events. Fully included in your site fee are the following:

  • Use of the entire estate and all facilities throughout your stay
  • Choice of venues for all of your weekend meals, your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and after party
  • Site coordination
  • Valet parking
  • Access to entire staff
  • Full service wait staff, bartenders, Captain and Maitre’d
  • Reclaimed wood farm tables and X-back wood bistro chairs
  • Ceremony seating
  • Plates, flatware, glassware and crystal stemware

Food and Beverage: You must use their in-house catering (the only exception would be if you need Kosher). The average price for a wedding reception is $260 per person plus 20% service fee plus tax. Please note the One-Day and Wedding Weekend Package Food and Beverage minimums, above.

Other Vendors: Outside vendors are allowed except for catering.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside. You can utilize the 500+ acre property for your wedding using the following locations:

Ceremony Venue:

If you would like to have your ceremony on site, they have the following scenic options:

The Mountaintop:

Say your vows on Huckleberry Ridge, a field grass clearing peppered with wild flowers. A handcrafted wood arbor is available and included if you want to use it, along with wood bench seating for 300 people.

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Outdoor Amphitheater:

The restored 85-year old deck overlooks the lake, nestled in a secluded cluster of tall wispy pines.

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The Outdoor Ampitheatre

The Great Lawn:

The landscaped lawn cascades 100 yards from the Barn to the lake.

Cocktail Hour and Weekend Meals Venues:

Open-air Dining Pavilion (complete with a stone firepit) has lake and pastoral views and can be used for a Rehearsal Dinner, Sunday breakfast, lunch and/or brunch, or your Wedding Cocktail Hour. Should you prefer an alternative to the Dining Pavilion for Cocktail Hour, their bluestone Poolside Patio and infinity-style pool overlook the lake.

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The Dining Pavillion

Wedding Reception Venue:

The fully restored 5,400 square foot barn features modern floor-to-ceiling glass panels, crystal chandeliers, a 24-foot prohibition-style bar and bathroom suites.

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The Barn

Chef’s Garden Rehearsal Dinner Venue:

An alternative to the Dining Pavilion included in your package, the garden features a white picket fence with twinkling lights, and a 50-person farm table on a reclaimed brick patio in the center of the garden.

After-Party Venue:

The Treehouse:

A rustic and indoor space with a wood-burning fireplace and built-in bar. The area features an expansive outdoor deck nestled amid the tree tops, overlooking an outdoor fire pit.

Lakefront Dancehall:

Perched on the peninsula at the south end of the lake, this venue has panoramic views from all sides of the vintage performance hall.

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The Dance Hall

Size: The Barn can seat 315 max with a dance-floor before having to utilize the outdoor patios.

Bridal Suite: Yes. This would be the Lakeside Cottage.

Parking: Yes. All of the cottages have parking spots and they also have a large main parking lot. Valet parking is included for the wedding reception.

How Will Grandma Get There? Grandma would ideally stay on the property, since their cottages and suites can accommodate up to 500 guests. The Weekend Wedding package requires at least a two night stay, and the One-Day Wedding requires at least a one night stay. Cedar Lakes will handle all reservations for your guests if you prefer they pay themselves. Pricing ranges from around $250 for 1 bedroom cottages to $500+ for 3-bedroom suites. For guests not staying on the property there are several hotels nearby, including the Hampton Inn (10 miles away). Typically couples will shuttle guests throughout the weekend to/from the property if they are stay at another hotel. Cedar Lakes Estates is 70 miles from New York City in the Hudson Valley, and 1 hour 30 minutes from Newark International Airport.

Party On! There are NO noise restrictions which means you can party for as long as you like. Woo-hoo!

The Report:

Starting in the 1920’s, this Hudson Valley property was used as a summer camp for inner-city youth, providing an escape for young NYC campers to experience a nature retreat at Camp Minisink for over 50 years. (Fun fact: Camp alumni still return to their campground for reunions!) In 1990 Steve and Lisa Karvellas bought the land and created a family retreat. In 2010, Stephanie and Lisa Marie Karvellas returned to their childhood home after establishing careers as an event planner and chef, respectively, to join the family business. Together they turned Cedar Lakes Estate into an events facility and destination inn, where couples and their guests have sole use of the 500+ acres with red-water lakes, cedar wood forests, hiking and biking trails, bonfire pits, tennis and basketball courts, as well as fishing and boating opportunities for guests.

Woman Getting Married Says:

If I were to create my own destination wedding venue, it would look A LOT like this! I mean, what’s not to love about this stunning wedding venue? The owners have done an amazing job of creating a rustic yet elegant wedding weekend retreat for couples and their guests, and if you have the budget and a large guest list I would DEFINITELY add this to your wishlist (small guest lists just don’t make sense here with the F&B minimums). While it’s more expensive, the Weekend Wedding Package will definitely allow you to take full advantage of this property, and will be an amazing getaway for your guests. Seriously, this wedding venue is making me having MAJOR wedding envy for anybody lucky enough to say “I Do!” here.

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Amenities/What’s Included 9
Convenient for Grandma 9
Layout 10
Location 9
Overall Charm 10
Venue Value 8

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