Why choose Paramount Country Club as your wedding venue?
It wasn’t my first Paramount Country Club wedding, and I truly appreciate the family vibe and its grounds. The staff is accommodating and pleasant. It is one of the very few golf courses that give the photographer and the couple a lot of freedom regarding the locations and timing for the photos. Not to mention the oblivious reason. Location, location, and once more location! This picturesque venue is located in a perfect spot. It is close to New York city but offers spectacular views. Positioned between Harriman State Park and the Hudson river, you will have scenery to die for.
A wedding venue full of outdoor space
Being a Hudson Valley golf course, Paramount Country Club has plenty of outdoor space.
With Emily and Cory, we had plenty of time to take photos with the greenery but also in the tall grasses the club has up the hill. It gives the images somewhat of the southwest look – casual but elegant. We took off to the top of a little hill on the golf course to take wonderful dancing photos. Having golf carts, we could move around quickly. There are endless backdrops for wedding portraits in this venue.
Where is the bride getting ready in Paramount Country Club?
Paramount Country Club is an all-in-one location. It fits all the bride’s needs as well as checking the boxes for being warm and cozy. It is definitely not small, but it feels like home. The main getting ready area is perfect for the bride to get ready. It is also great for a wedding photographer – like me. In one room, all the makeup and hair are done. In the other room, bridesmaids can mingle and sip their morning mimosas. At the other end of the hallway, all the details are ready for me to be photographed. Thanks to the great help of Paramount Country Club, I can usually go straight to work without being in anyone’s way. The dress, shoes, invitations, favorite bottle of perfume, and brides’ bouquet are among the most important ones.
Oh, don’t forget the rings.… Yes- all of them. I photograph wedding bands along with the engagement ring. Soon after I’m done taking photos of all the details, I might ask the bride to join me in this room for some portraits before she slips into the gown. The rooms have plenty of natural light, and it is possible to work entirely with ambient lighting getting in from the outside.
The main suite also has a big bed that will fit many bridesmaids for robe photos or more edgy images of the bride resting on the bed with her glass of champagne.
For the groomsmen – which is very convenient – is the room in the building next door. No one needs to walk far for the first look if you decide to have it.
First look location
As I already mentioned, getting ready locations for both bride and groom are very close. So much so that you need just two to three minutes to organize the revile.
Beautiful stairs are leading down on the back of the building, where the bridal party is getting dressed. It can be as simple as the groom waiting for his bride to walk down. There are other options as well. Wide asphalt road leading around the building and to the golf course. It has a spectacular view of the mountains and the surrounding grounds. As a photographer, I recommend starting in the shade. We have little control over the reveal moments and must ensure an even lovely quality light.
Golf Course with lots of wild nature
Whenever I’m in Paramount Country Club for a wedding, I don’t need to worry about locations for photos. There are so many spots you can go to. Just look at the map below—all of it in nature. I usually go for a variation of classic backdrops near the ceremony spot and the wilder areas below the line of the buildings. That is – I only have a little time for portraits.
On the other hand, if there is plenty of time to roam around – just like we had with Emily and Cory – we can go on the other side of Zukor road. Why not make use of vast space?
Wild grass areas are very light in color and will be a perfect fit if you’re looking for a more organic touch to your wedding album collection. There is a forest backdrop nearby as well. On the way back, we should stop on the beautiful winding road leading back to the club.
Bridal Party and Family portraits
An excellent spot for bridal party photos and family portraits with lifestyle characters is on the beautifully decorated stairs leading to the ceremony location. But it can be done there. Depending on the size of the bridal party and family groups, We can go on the lawn beside the ceremony location, and large groups fit there perfectly. The fountain in the middle of the square plaza can also be a perfect spot for some portraits and group photos.
A wedding ceremony with a beautiful Hudson Valley view.
The ceremony was outdoors whenever I was in this Hudson Valley wedding venue. It is such a beautiful setting. Good size plaza with a fountain in the middle and classic steps leading to it gives the whole area classic looks and vibes. The ceremony spot is a little higher above, so all the guests can see the Bride and Groom and enjoy the celebration. It is set right against the gorgeous backdrop of the mountains on the other side of the Hudson river.
Ballroom for large parties
Your family and friends want to celebrate your love. Let them! Create a lifetime memory of your wild party at Paramount Country Club. It is made to host large receptions and serves as the ideal wedding destination for ready-to-wed couples. Paramount Country Club comfortably accommodates 300 guests. Now you can maintain the number of guests you invite for your wedding. This space transforms into a romantic ballroom with the proper lighting effects, candles, and beautiful florals. The dance floor can be massive and will fit a large band too.
Paramount Country club with a night sky
At night Paramount Country Club looks completely different. Plus – it is the best ending of your photo album from your wedding day. It is really worth taking a breather from the dance floor to see the night stars over the Hudson River and Harriman State Park. Right after the cake cutting is the best moment to sneak out for five to 10 minutes to capture the last few images, just two of them. I can promise you that coming back to your family and friends will happen before they notice you are gone.
Real Paramount Country Club Couples
paramount country club wedding – Emily & Cori
I genuinely appreciate family vibes at the Paramount Country Club Wedding, especially during weddings. This is one of the very few golf courses that give the wedding photographer and the couple o a lot of freedom regarding the locations for the lifestyle and candid wedding photos.