We cannot even begin to express what a fantastic wedding we had at the Appel Inn!! The gathering space and the grounds are absolutely gorgeous (married in July)!!! Laurie was such a great help and will give you her honest advice! That is so helpful when there's so many things people 'think' they need for a wedding. Laurie really helps you stick to your budget and can direct you towards items you can cut out. Laurie spent around 6 hours over multiple meetings with us. We would highly recommend a meeting even if you have a good idea of what you think you want. We were able to cut out $$ and still have the same effects we were going for as a direct result of our meetings.We had a great wedding and great experience! We would highly recommend the Appel Inn and Laurie to anyone and everyone who is looking to get married!!! Our day was perfect thanks to Laurie!!!
The Gathering Space is easily the most naturally beautiful location in the Albany area. Barely any decorations are needed to make the evening magical. The Beckmann's have been working so hard to continue to take the Appel Inn to the next level and their love and dedication to their clients is so evident! Their new outdoor, clear-covered ceremony space with reclaimed church pews is AMAZING. They also created a beautiful she-shed adjacent to the new ceremony location that was PERFECT for the bridal party to hang out/get ready in prior to the ceremony. Laurie and her team are there to make sure everything goes off perfectly and gives a list of recommended vendors that are familiar with the venue and excellent in their services. I honestly can't thank the Beckmann's enough for their help in making our day the absolute best.
Nestled on 36 acres with vintage barns and a lovely 250 year old tavern built by Hendrick Appel, The Gathering Space will lend an atmosphere of graceful elegance to your special event. We host just one event per day, whether it is a corporate retreat for 10 or a celebration for 150. Our setting is casual enough for a wedding barbecue or formal enough for champagne and white glove service. With the addition of our new beautiful outdoor covered chapel ( under a clear top tent with a canopy trees for shade ) complete with vintage church pews and our new private "She Shed " for dressing , we remain one of the most romantic and unique venues in Upstate New York. Call or email today ....We are here to help you create your day around your vision and dreams.