Upstate New York Micro Wedding Services

Believe it or not, there are so many resources available for couples planning a small wedding right now. As a result of to COVID 19, the rise of Upstate New York micro wedding services has skyrocketed. Consequently, lucky for you we have a lot of friendors in this industry who can’t wait to help you! Here are some ways in which you can tie the knot right now:

  • Micro weddings are a scaled back version of a typical wedding day but capped at 50 guests.
  • Mini weddings are a cross between a micro wedding and an elopement.  There are typically 10 or less guests.
  • Pop up weddings are a mini wedding that’s designed and all planned for you. Therefore, you literally just show up and get married!
  • Elopement is when the couple and the officiant, or, when a very small group travels to a destination.

We’ve compiled a list of the services that we’re aware of to help as a guide for any couple in need. We hope that you all have the wedding of your dreams, and are so thankful that we can play a part in anyway! Additionally, don’t forget that you can also use our vendor directory to help fill in any gaps you may have!


500 Pearl offers special pricing for groups of 50 indoor or out, including their famous rooftop! Read more on their website here! You can easily reach out to our member at their directory listing right here!

500 Pearl Buffalo - Upstate Indie Weddings

Micro Weddings at 500 Pearl

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is killing it with their pop-up ceremonies! That is to say that they have it down to a science with a dedicated team of professionals who are so excited to celebrate your big day. Most importantly, with a price point of $1,500 – you can’t beat it! Learn more on their website here, and reach out to AmyRae and her team in their directory listing!

Buffalo Botanical Gardens Pop-Up Weddings - Alana Adetola Arts Photography

Alana Adetola Arts Photography – Buffalo Botanical Gardens – Upstate Indie Weddings

Resurgence Brewing is a lovely little spot for intimate affairs with plenty of room to roam. Additionally, with an outdoor biergarten and modern, industrial event space, you’ll want to learn more! Find the details on their website! You can reach out to Mandy easily in our directory link here!

Resurgence Brewery Chicago Street - Upstate Indie Weddings

Resurgence Brewery Chicago Street – Upstate Indie Weddings

Marygold Manor has literally rolled everything up into one easy to book wedding that includes EVERYTHING. To clarify, we mean the space to the food and the photo and music! It’s certainly a one stop shop! Additionally, they have a special package for delayed or canceled Covid weddings! See all of the details here on their website, and reach out to Jeremy through our directory here!

Marygold Manor Micro Weddings

Marygold Manor Micro Weddings – Upstate Indie Weddings

Quaint Pop Up Weddings plans uber stylized quickie ceremonies that are effortless and memorable! You can reach out to Rebecca in her directory listing here!

Quaint Pop Up Weddings - Upstate Indie Weddings

Bridget Rochelle Photography – Quaint Pop Up Weddings – Upstate Indie Weddings

Salvatores Italian Gardens is certainly known for it’s grand… well… everything! However, they have so many gorgeous spaces that are perfect for intimate weddings, and they have revised packages for couples now too! Read more on their website, and reach out to Kate through their directory listing!

Salvatore's Buffalo Mini Weddings - Upstate Indie Weddings

Kelsey Gene Photography – Salvatore’s Buffalo Mini Weddings – Upstate Indie Weddings

Catering and At-Home Styling

Fat Bobs Smokehouse has changed their catering menu to add individualized boxes which are perfect for events looking to distance. “By far the most popular option we have seen for events such as weddings is the use of our food trucks – Brisket Daddy has made MANY wedding appearances this season.  Guests can choose their dinner option, approach the truck and wait for their individualized dinner. Above all, the food truck offers not only a safe food option for guests but a fun, unique experience not super popular at receptions.  Another perk, we can arrive to any location big or small around WNY so perfect for backyard gatherings that have moved from large event spaces.” Reach out to Bridget to learn more in their directory listing here!

Fat Bob's Smokehouse Wedding Catering - Upstate Indie Weddings

Fat Bob’s Smokehouse Wedding Catering – Upstate Indie Weddings

Two Buffalo based brands that offer styling at home with a package of vendors to boot are Le Petit Soiree and The Styled Fete.


Living Roots Winery event space, the Vault has always been a cozy, intimate space for hosting weddings. Accommodating up to 20 guests in the space, the Vault look right into the urban winery. In addition, all services are tableside to comply with COVID 19 recommendations. However, they add an air of elegance and sophistication to your event! Reach out to Savannah through their directory listing here!

Living Roots Winery Weddings - Upstate Indie Weddings

Living Roots Winery Weddings – Upstate Indie Weddings

Down to Earth Events is the brainchild of creative Erin McDonald. He will style the f*#k out of your home, or wherever your event is. In short, you can just sit back and relax while the professionals take it from there! Learn more on the DTE website, and reach out to Erin with any questions you have in his directory listing here!

Erin McDonald - Down to Earth Weddings - Upstate Indie Weddings

Erin McDonald – Down to Earth Weddings – Upstate Indie Weddings

Curated Love Pop Up Weddings offer a full service micro wedding full of style and personality! Learn more about their upcoming pop-up’s and reach out to the girls in their directory listing here!

Curated Love Pop Up Weddings - Upstate Indie Weddings

Julia Merrell – Curated Love Pop Up Weddings – Upstate Indie Weddings

Rochester Elopements look like a lovely little way to enjoy your small wedding in a charming venue.

Finger Lakes

Wren’s Roost Barn in Naples, NY small weddings includes planner, photographer, rentals, food, drinks, and florals. They’ve got one coming up on November 1st and offer additional spots on Thursday’s or Sundays through 2020! Reach out to Renea in Wren’s Roost directory listing!

Wren's Roost Barn Mini Weddings - Upstate Indie Weddings

Larkin and Trevor Photography – Wren’s Roost Barn – Upstate Indie Weddings

Toney Consulting offers Styled Elopements for a couple who wants all of the details to be taken care of in the most stylish way!

Toney Consulting - Micro Wedding - Upstate New York

Lauren Victoria Photography – Toney Consulting – Micro Wedding – Upstate New York

FLX Elopements offer several packages at various different venues throughout the Finger Lakes region!

HITCH tiny wedding packages are pop-up style with personality and accessibility. As a result, there’s nothing for you to do but show up and get married!


Sky Armory has Micro Weddings packages range from 3 different event spaces and price points to suit anyone’s’ budgets!

Pretty Little Vintage Co. Pop Up Weddings are just as darling as you would expect! Above all, styled to the nines, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be taken care of!

To sum it up, if you know of another UNY wedding vendor or team that are offering COVID solutions for couples, email us! We would love to include them in this list to help as many couples as we can! This blog post was updated on 10/12/2020.

Photo credits (in order): Alana Adetola Arts Photography | Bridget Rochelle Photography | Kelsey Gene Photography | Julia Merell Photography | Larkin and Trevor Photography | Lauren Victoria Photography


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