8 Gorgeous Wedding Venues in the Catskills
Venue scouting is one of the most popular services we offer here at Elite Wedding and Event Planning. After all, choosing a wedding venue is one of the first (and most important) decisions you’ll make throughout the planning process. Below, are a few of our favorite wedding venues in the Catskills to start your search. We hope you feel inspired by the possibilities!
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Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Blue Hill at Stone Barns hosts weddings for up to 260 people at their beautiful HayLoft wedding venue in Westchester County. If you host your wedding reception at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, you will also have access to their gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony site. If one of your top priorities is mouthwatering farm-to-table food, you could hardly choose a better catering and event team. It’s hard to even book a restaurant reservation at one of their locations, so prepare for a few extra logistical challenges (don’t worry – we will help you!). Done well, this beautiful venue is well worth the effort.
Meadow Ridge on Hudson
As the name suggests, Meadow Ridge on Hudson is located on the Hudson River and is home to both incredible river views and a luxurious modern estate. Hosting up to 300 guests, this barn wedding venue in the Catskills is sure to turn some heads. Although there are no accommodation options on site, this wedding venue is only 20 minutes from Hudson.
Callicoon Hills opened just over a year ago, and we can’t wait to plan incredible weddings on the property (the 2022 season is sold out and the 2023 season is booking quickly). Their stunning 1859 English Haypress Barn features a 40 ft ceiling and an open cupola to let the gorgeous starlight of the Catskills into your wedding reception. For our wedding ceremony at Callicoon Hills, they have a beautiful outdoor space next to a seasonal creek, so this wedding venue in the Catskills is only available from May – October.
If you are looking for a barn wedding venue in the Catskills, Hayfield has two gorgeous options. Both have been extensively renovated, but the original architecture and charm remain. Unlike other wedding venues that may host multiple weddings per weekend, Hayfield books just one couple per week from May – October so you get the attention you deserve (but may want to consider booking early!). Hayfield hosts up to 150 guests.
Southwood Estate is one of the top wedding venues in the Catskills. This 86-acre historic estate sits right on the banks of the Hudson River adjacent to the Catskill Mountains. For your wedding day, you can host your wedding ceremony overlooking the river, while having your wedding reception underneath a wedding tent. If you have been dreaming of an outdoor wedding venue, this is a fantastic option.
Wylder Hotel Windham
This shiny new wedding venue in the Catskills has only been open for a month! That being said, the space is absolutely beautiful so we felt we wanted to include it in this list as we are sure it will quickly become one of the most popular wedding venues in the Catskills area. The Wylder Hotel is a great option for couples who want accommodation on site. Built in 1880, this iconic Thompson House Resort has been family owned and operated since 2021 (when they were acquired by Windham hotels). There have been some renovations, but it’s still the same beauty in the Great Northern Catskills that it’s always been. With 20 acres and 4000 square feet of event space, the property can host weddings of over 200 guests.
Scribner’s Catskills Lodge
Scribner’s Lodge is located on over 20 acres of mountainside and is a stunning wedding venue in the Catskills to host your outdoor tented wedding. The lodge requires a full buyout of the property (38 rooms) for guest counts of more than 25, so you’ll feel completely secluded if you choose to host your wedding here. Scribner’s Catskills Lodge is able to host up to 160 guests, and you can imagine having your wedding ceremony in the garden, cocktails on the deck, and an outdoor tented reception followed by a bonfire on the front lawn. Options are endless here!
Troutbeck has over 5000 square feet of meeting and event space indoors and out. This stunning wedding venue has been hosting weddings in the Catskills since 1930, so they are well-versed in what couples need to host incredible events. Accommodating guest lists of up to 250, Troutbeck is ideally located on 45 acres of space. their ceremony space, The Walled Garden, is one of our favorites!
Getting Married in the Catskills
Only two hours from Manhattan, the Catskills Mountains are a popular destination for a wedding weekend if you are looking to escape the hustle of the city, and soak up nature as you exchange vows with your family and friends. It goes without saying, we love Upstate New York. If you are still in the wedding venue scouting phase, we would love to work with you to find the perfect wedding venue. Learn more about working with us here!