There is one reason in particular that so many people choose to have their wedding in the Catskills of Upstate New York: to be surrounded by nature.
The natural setting of the Catskills provides a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere that’s almost as “un-city” as possible. The region of the Catskills is famous for a sense of adventure, history, and scenic mountainous landscape. Just a few hours away from Manhattan, the region is especially popular with couples looking for a more rustic wedding setting than the busy city can provide.
1. The Roxbury Barn & Estate
The Roxbury Barn and Estate is one of the Catskills Region’s hidden gems, a place of modern romance and true natural beauty. The grounds of the boutique wedding venue in the central Catskill Mountains include a lily pond, a tree-lined courtyard, lush perennial gardens, and a redesigned, striking carriage barn. The Roxbury Estate spans across forty-two acres and combines both outdoor and indoor event spaces, with inclement weather plans available for outdoor weddings. The spacious hilltop roofed pavilion offers a spot for ceremonies with the grand mountain vistas as the backdrop, while The Natural Cathedral provides another stunning setting.
667 County Highway 41, Roxbury NY 12474
2. Joe's Garage
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Formerly a mechanic’s garage from the 1920’s, Joe’s Garage Catskill has been restored and is now a light-filled 3,000-square-foot interior event space. The space is made up of a courtyard that is landscaped beautifully, windows ten feet tall that face the picturesque Main Street of Catskill, and an industrial soaring sawtooth roof with a total of one hundred glass panes. All of this helps make Joe’s Garage an ideal setting for events, including wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. The venue can accommodate up to two hundred guests for events, with abundant room for a band, a dance floor, and tables.
443 Main St, Catskill, NY 12414
3. Blenheim Hill Farm
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The Blenheim Hill Farm is a sustainable farm in the Catskills that spans across 150 acres of Upstate New York and provides an idyllic setting for an amazing wedding with a rustic, natural setting. This living farm boasts a long history in the area, dating back to around the 1740’s, and is now owned by the Blenheim Restaurant/Smorgas Restaurant, a critically-acclaimed New York City restaurant group. As such, couples and their guests can enjoy farm-to-table fare from the Michelin-rated restaurant using their own crops, seasonal ingredients, and heritage meats. The three-story bard offers a great venue for receptions.
673 Blenheim Hill Rd, Jefferson, NY 12093, Phone: 646-209-9633
4. Catskill Barn Weddings at Natural Gardens
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The Natural Gardens provides a beautiful setting for Catskill barn weddings, offering a completely private, unique, and exclusive wedding venue for couples wanting to get married in the scenic and relaxing atmosphere of the Catskill Mountains. The property includes several spots for wedding ceremonies and receptions, including a garden, a farm, and a barn across the more than one hundred acres. Scenery includes waterfalls, babbling brooks, ponds filled with koi, woodland gardens, stone walls, and of course, the mountains. The Natural Gardens are thought of as one of the region’s hidden treasures and a venue with rustic elegance.
304 Sutherland Rd, East Meredith, NY 13757, Phone: 607-746-2028
5. Wedding Venues Near Me: Emerson Resort & Spa
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The Emerson Resort and Spa is a wedding venue that boasts it’s a “have-it-all destination” for celebrating weddings in the Catskill Region of New York, and an excellent place to get away for rejuvenation and relaxation. Only around two hours away from Manhattan and boasting a history of excellent hospitality, the Emerson Resort provides spectacular views of the mountains and Hudson Valley, along with many amenities, accommodations, and splendour for chic, rustic events. The Great Room provides couples with a stunning setting for an indoor wedding during colder months, with its large floor-to-ceiling windows and a huge stone fireplace.
5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY 12457, Phone: 845-688-2828
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6. HANDSOME HOLLOW
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The Handsome Hollow is a romantic farmhouse and barn in the Catskill Mountains, located fewer than three hours away from New York City, between the Delaware River Basin and the Hudson Valley. This rare and unique wedding venue is a beautiful property encompassing approximately ninety-three acres of mountain views, forests, meadows, and fields, as well as a stunningly restored Amish barn that dates back to the eighteenth century. The century-old Handsome Hollow farmhouse acts as a memorable and idyllic space for rustic-chic wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions, ranging from casual and intimate affairs to more grand and formal celebrations.
5256 County Road 28 Long Eddy, NY 12760
7. Catskills Wedding Venues: Hayfield
The grounds of Hayfield are full of ancient trees, dappled sunlight, and wild grass, all nestled within the middle of the Catskill State Park, providing an almost storybook-like setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Couples can exchange their vows in the hay field, guests can sip cocktails outdoors as they watch the sunset, and dance and dine in the renovated and rustic Prairie Barn or English Frame Barn. The meticulously restored barns at Hayfield are completely structurally safe, offer easy logistics for vendors, and amenities and comfort for guests, well appointed for casual, elegant, or formal events.
221 County Route 56, Maplecrest, NY 12454, Phone: 646-245–1638
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8. Onteora Mountain House
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The Onteora Mountain House was originally built back in 1928 and is the former summer home of RIchard Hellmann, the mayonnaise millionaire. Situated on the mountainside of Mt. Tycetonik in the heart of the Catskill Mountain Preserve, the Mountain House at Onteora is now a unique wedding venue of the Catskills. Two hundred forest acres surround the property, which also offers panoramic mountain views. The deck provides space for wedding ceremonies and overlooks the Esopus Valley, while the Adirondack-style, almost 100-year-old house and the terrace is a great spot for appetizers and cocktails, with the 3,600-square-foot pavilion for receptions.
96 Piney Point Rd, Boiceville NY 12412, Phone: 845-657-6233
9. Shakespeare on the Hudson
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The Shakespeare on the Hudson is thought of as one of the most extraordinary venues within New York’s Hudson River Valley, situated on a 90-acre property of expansive lawns, streams, and forests, with sweeping views and almost a mile of direct, unobstructed access to the riverfront. The grounds include a pavilion, two pools, and two houses with nine bedrooms, as well as opportunities for cross-country skiing, kayaking, fishing, and nature walks. The Shakespeare on the Hudson is now also available as Catskills wedding venue, just a little over ten minutes away from the Hudson Amtrak station.
216 Route 385, Catskill, NY 12414, Phone: 518-947-1104
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10. A Private Estate Events LLC
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A Private Estate Events LLC was formerly the Livingston estate and is listed on the country’s National Register of Historic Landmarks. Still retaining its original feel from back in the year 1856, the estate is now an idyllic wedding venue. Situated just two hours away from bustling New York City, the grounds of A Private Estate Events provides a secluded oasis for weddings with grand oak trees and verdant green lawns that overlook the Hudson River, along with the grand Catskill Mountains in the backdrop. Three distinctive areas make up the venue: the Riverside Grounds, the Carriage House, and the Barn Complex.
930 Woods Rd, Germantown, NY 12526, Phone: 518-965-4602
11. Stone Tavern Farm LLC
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The Stone Tavern Farm was established back in the year 1803 and full of a rich history of hospitality. Combining natural beauty, sophistication, and vintage charm, the farm offers a wonderful setting for a wedding in the Catskills of Upstate New York, in Roxbury. A chic and scenic venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other events, the Stone Tavern Farm is able to host events of almost any size across its 250-acre horse farm, featuring a barn for events, rolling hills, and the stone guest house. A bonfire, volleyball court, and lawn games provides guests with plenty of fun.
2080 Upper Meeker Hollow Rd, Roxbury, NY 12474, Phone: 607-326-3600
12. Stonewall Estate
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The Stonewall Estate offers a unique venue for friends and families to gather for the whole wedding weekend. While most traditional weddings last around maybe eight hours, at the Stonewall Estate, couples can spend more time relaxing and spending time with their family and closest friends, from the rehearsal dinner to Sunday brunch. Nestled within the mountain hills, the 6,000-square-foot estate house features a kitchen, a huge great room, game room, 3.5 bathrooms, and five spacious bedrooms that lets a large group of to stay together for the weekend. The reception barn offers 7,500 square feet of event space.
1595 Holmes Hollow Rd, Delhi, NY 13753, Phone: 561-373-4292
13. The BARN at Liberty Farms
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The BARN at Liberty Farms provides event space as a wedding venue for gatherings that range from small and intimate weddings to a more formal or grand affair, from a family-style, fire-roasted meal to a sit-down dinner with multiple courses. The BARN is a flexible and stunning venue that is able to make events truly memorable, personal, and unique on the certified organic 300-acre farm. There are a variety of different options for ceremony and reception space available to couple at The BARN at Liberty Farms, such as the manicured paddock, the hilltop, the lawn, a fire pit, and the spacious barn.
60 Ostrander Rd, Ghent, NY 12075, Phone: 917-539 9283
14. The Catamount
The Catamount is located at the Emerson Resort and Spa in Mount Tremper, New York and is exclusively available to couples for a dream wedding, as well as available for rent for other special events. Situated adjacent to the resort’s Waterside Pavilion, along the Esopus Creek, with a rustic elegance about it, the Catamount is able to accommodate indoor weddings throughout the year for up to 100 guests. The Emerson Resort and the Catamount, with their views of the mountains, are located in the Catskills Region, around two hours away from bustling city of New York, New York.
5368 NY-28, Mount Tremper, NY 12457, Phone: 845-688-2828
15. The Inn at West Settlement - Roxbury, NY
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The Inn at West Settlement combines rustic charm and comfort to provides an ideal wedding venue for couples looking to tie the knot in the scenic Catskills Region. The staff strives to exceed expectations to make sure the entire wedding experience is perfect and unforgettable. The heated, spacious barn has been carefully renovated to keep its innate charm, but to also provide an “elegantly rustic” event space that has a capacity of 185 guests for weddings. Receptions at The Inn at West Settlement can include delicious food featuring ingredients sourced from the property’s own organic vegetable garden.
1117 Andrew Gray Rd, Roxbury, NY 12474, Phone: 518-610-3449
16. Turquoise Barn
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The Turquoise Barn is known for creating one-of-a-kind, unique weddings in the Catskill Mountains. With flexibility and an array of different options for events, couples are able to create a truly personalized experience, ranging from simple and elegant weddings to some of the most eclectic and creative themes. The Turquoise Barn features a natural setting, historic buildings that are full of character, artist designed interiors, and an eclectic array of options for weddings, ranging from elegant to rustic to magical. Couples can choose from mountain, apple orchard, woodsy, field, gardens, and pond views for their ceremony, reception, cocktails, and more.
8052 County Highway 18, Bloomville, NY 13739, Phone: 607-538-1235
17. Winter Clove Inn
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The Winter Clove Inn takes a great amount of pride in its personalization of each and every wedding held at its property, making sure the experience is unforgettable not only for the couple, but for friends and family as well. As guests drive up a winding road near the North Mountain’s base, the colonial style Winter Clove Inn appears from the Catskills Region’s foothills. With pristine natural beauty, lush gardens, manicured lawns, and fresh mountain air, the venue offers a place to feel renewed and relaxed. Along with being a wedding venue, the Winter Clove Inn provides guest accommodations and a variety of amenities.
557 Winter Clove Rd, Round Top, NY 12473, Phone: 518-622-3267
18. Full Moon Resort
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The Full Moon Resort is situated about an hour and thirty minutes from music-centered Woodstock and around two hours and thirty minutes away from New York City. With its close proximity to Woodstock, the resort features a touch of artistic sensibility that is combined with the farm-like, pastoral, and idyllic setting to offer a variety of event space options. The unique Catskills wedding venue boasts more than one hundred acres of streams, forests, and meadows, in addition to accommodations for the wedding party and guests that range from country inn guest rooms and luxury cottages to glamping and camping.
12 Valley View Rd, Big Indian, NY 12410, Phone: 845-254-5117
The Spillian is a place of joy and imagination, an event venue and lodging created for celebration and family. From small, intimate weddings of around thirty guests to larger, more extravagant gatherings of up to one hundred people, from casual to elegant and formal affairs, the Spillian can accommodate a variety of wedding ceremonies and receptions across its approximately thirty-three acres of meadow and forest. Accommodates are also available for family or the wedding party across the venue’s eight bedrooms. Couples can choose the meadow’s stone stage of the Great Room for their wedding ceremony and reception.
50 Fleischmanns Heights Rd, Fleischmanns, NY 12430, Phone: 800-811-3351
20. Wedding Venues in the Catskills: Owls Hoot Barn
The Owls Hoot Barn in West Coxsackie, New York is a historic dutch barn originally built during the 1800’s, along with a series of smaller barns, all of which still contain the rich heritage and offer a unique setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The grounds are full of wildflowers that are complemented by a willow tree-lined winding creek. The Owl’s Hoot Barn is able to accommodate a maximum of 180 guests for dining and dancing, and the pavilion provides an ideal spot for a cocktail hour, or as a wedding ceremony space in case of rain.
386 Bronck Mill Rd, West Coxsackie, NY 12192, Phone: 518-755-1706
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Attraction Spotlight: Hanford Mills Museum
Located in the Catskills, New York, the Hanford Mills Museum has received recognition as a site of historical importance by the United States National Register of Historic Places. The museum used to function as a grist mill and sawmill, but was turned into a museum showcasing its rich heritage after it closed down operations. The entire mill spans a colossal area with numerous buildings within the compound, giving visitors an in-depth view of the whole process that the mill ran when it was still functioning.
The Hanford Mills Museum gives visitors a chance to experience a wide array of facilities and get a glimpse of the unique history that went into running the entire mill. The mill organizes a large number of workshops and various programs that give visitors a more in-depth look into how the mill used to run. The programs conducted here aim to give visitors a better understanding of all the finer aspects of the mill as well as the different methods that were used while it was in operation.
The Hanford Mills Museum offers patrons guided tours of the entire property with a range of tours that are complete with in-depth information on the different aspects of the premises as well as demonstrations of the various machines and processes within the factory.
Visitors are also encouraged to come and enjoy a picnic lunch in the scenic locations surrounding the mill. If visitors prefer a slower, more relaxed tour of the entire place, they have the option to move about the property as they please and at their own pace because, at the end of the day, the Hanford Mills Museum wants you to have a safe and enjoyable time.
Seeing something work and function just as it did many years ago is a brilliant way to witness what used to happen at the mill. The museum is also a great teaching tool for kids of all ages, and adults too, who can come and see how things were made in the past and to gain some more insight into the history of the stuff that makes up our world.
While at the Hanford Mills Museum, be sure to check out the Rural Genius exhibit here, as it is one of the most visited attractions on the site. The Rural Genius exhibit tells the story of three entrepreneurs who changed the course of their company through innovation and good business. Through their ideas, these three entrepreneurs were able to build a business from the ground up, making it into the great historical site it is today, namely the Hanford Mills Museum, and the three entrepreneurs were the founders of the mill. This exhibit is a beautiful way to give you a deeper understanding of the intricacies of the factory.
Planning is essential part when planning an excellent tour of the place, and the Hanford Mills Museum offers visitors an incredibly useful tool to aid their efforts: The website gives you an entire detailed map of what you can do while at the mill and also shows you what can be done at each of these places. The website lets you scroll over the areas within the map with ease, giving you a brief summary of each activity. You can also map out the most optimal route to ensure that you have enough time to visit all that you want to see.
51 Co Rd 12, East Meredith, NY 13757, Phone: 607-278-5744