The Kaaterskill as a venue is amazing and Kate Arel made it perfect. She is together, responsive, has your back and gets things magically done quickly and efficiently. We had a crazy rainstorm the day of our wedding and she took control and made it all perfect regardless of the storm. We loved everything about our experience at The Kaaterskill and with Kate.

Suzanna, Wedding Date: 08/15/2015


The Kaaterskill is a modern farm in the Albany, New York region hosting rustic weddings. Classic red barns and sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains give off a romantic atmosphere. Located just 20 minutes from the Olana State Historic Site across the Hudson River, this quaint venue exudes charm.

Facilities and Capacity
The red and white barn can host a maximum of 300 guests for dancing and celebrating, or 150 for a seated dinner. Exposed wood all around glows with the couple's lighting of choice. A white tent adjacent to the barn adds an option for dinner or dancing. Across the property, locations such as a garden with a waterfall or a ringlet of trees make for picturesque ceremonies. The petite Pond House offers a setting for cocktail hours or after parties.

Services Offered
The Kaaterskill offers the following event services to couples:
Accommodations Bridal suite Decor Event planning Event rentals Furniture Lighting 

The restored Dutch Barn Inn hosts overnight guests and members of the wedding party in one of their six luxury suites, some of which offer amenities such as fireplaces and private patios.


Venue Type
Farm, Inn / B&B
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
Describe your venue:
Farm, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
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What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Event Planning, Event Rentals
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Decor, Furniture, Lighting
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Proms, Quinceaneras

26 Reviews

Marianne, Wedding Date: 10/07/2017
Quality of Service: 4.0 Responsiveness: 4.0 Professionalism: 4.0 Value: 3.5 Flexibility: 3.5

The Kaaterskill is a gorgeous setting for a wedding. We had our ceremony in the clearing and the party in the barn and our guests had a great time. Our wedding was a very DIY which I don't recommend for everyone!
However the inn is in need of updates to really make it as magical as it has the potential of being. The ice machine hasn't not been replaced, the water pipes smell like sulphur. Little things like The towel bar in the bathroom being broken. The kitchen also needs to be better stocked and organized for wedding groups to function out of.
Josh the caretaker was phenomenal with helping us and Amy was very attentive to our needs. I think the owner needs to invest some time and money into the space and I believe his staff is up for the challenge.

Services Used: Event Venue

Andrea, Wedding Date: 06/24/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 4.5 Professionalism: 4.5 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We recently got married at the Kaaterskill and it was a truly wonderful experience. The staff was accommodating, flexible, and kind, and helped us to both truly enjoy our wedding weekend. The property, itself, is stunning and picturesque, and the wedding package which gave us access to the property for the full weekend is a really great idea because it allowed us flexibility that you can't find anywhere else. Our ceremony was originally supposed to take place on one area of the property but because of weather, it had to be moved at the last minute. These types of last minute changes would not be possible at other venues, and allows for a more seamless, creative, and enjoyable time for all. Our guests had a blast wandering the property and hanging out with the animals throughout the weekend, and we were able to stay up late into the night with the bonfires going, undisturbed. The accommodations are also beautifully and uniquely decorated and well-kept, which served as a great backdrop for photos, and made us feel very comfortable and pampered on our special weekend. It was the most perfect place we could have imagined getting married.

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue

Fallon, Wedding Date: 10/22/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

When we stumbled upon The Kaaterskill during a July 4th trip to the Catskills, it exceeded expectations. I love this venue because not too many people have heard of it (coming from NYC, many wedding guests have been to most "INCREDIBLE" venues within the tri-state area). It's a MAGICAL, I repeat MAGICAL venue. We fell in love the moment we drove into the long drive way, to meeting the rescue farm animals, to setting eyes on the adorable pond house, to touring the entire property and seeing the main house, etc. Treat it like a big property you can rent to make your dream wedding come true if it fits your atheistic (and you have a vision). I can't wait to have a 10 year wedding anniversary party at The Kaaterskill, can't come soon enough. The Kaaterskill's ability to host as many guests as we needed and work with us for an indoor/outdoor wedding was perfection. You definitely need a rain plan and be able to work with various vendors in order to execute the big day. It seems overwhelming but it's not. The team is extremely helpful in making suggestions to make your event a huge success.

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location

User4987838, Wedding Date: 1+ year ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 4.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Wow. What can I say. The Kaaterskill was everything we were looking for when thinking of how and where we wanted our wedding. It was so gorgeous and peaceful and you can have the entire property all weekend! We had our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception and day-after brunch all on site. Our bridal party and immediate family were able to stay on site and our pictures are AWESOME. There was a magical energy in the air all weekend.
On the flip side, you do need to be ready to tap into your creative side because when you sign on for this farm, you are signing on for a blank canvas essentially - you bring your own personality (which means everything from furniture to all decor!) It really all adds up so my advice to you, if you choose to go with this venue (which I do recommend with my whole heart - our wedding was spectacular), find a caterer who had their own furniture. If you find one that does, then you'll be all set! All you need to do now is go visit this wondrous magical incredible farm!!! :)

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue