A Private Estate

PO Box 97, Germantown, NY 12526 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About A Private Estate

A Private Estate is a 19th-century mansion welcoming couples in the Albany, New York area. With a manicured property that's a half-mile wide, this historic landmark venue overlooks the Hudson River and Catskill Mountain peaks. A modern barn sits upon the hill behind the mansion. This secluded space is just a five-minute drive from Clermont State Park, and across the river from Bristol Beach.

Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 300 guests, couples can host their ceremonies and receptions on the intimate estate grounds. The well-groomed lawn offers ceremony space with a backdrop view of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains. The white mansion sits on the other side, with tall windows and grand porticos supported by arched columns. The modern barn space features two levels and exposed wood rafters for a romantic country feel.

Services Offered
The venue offers accommodations, chairs, parking and event rentals for couples' weddings. A fire pit and Adirondack chairs add to the coziness of A Private Estate, while indoor bathrooms and electricity ensure guests have access to modern amenities on this historic property.

Accommodations
Two structures on the property offer accommodations to couples and their guests. The Carriage House contains four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. Three bedrooms connect to suite bathrooms. Use the portable twin bed, a daybed and a convertible sofa to sleep additional guests. The Carriage House also includes a wood-burning fireplace, with aged firewood provide in autumn months. The second option for lodging is the new Creekside Cabin. Built in 2017, the cabin will offer lodging for up to six guests.

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The bride with guests
The bride with guests
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Long table for guests
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Overlooking view
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Table setup with centerpiece
The groom with his groomsmen
The groom with his groomsmen
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Sunset view
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Bridesmaids
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Outdoor wedding setup
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Indor wedding setup
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Outdoor wedding setup
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Couple portrait
Aphrodite, the goddess of Love gracing the north grounds. Our acre pond is on the left.
Aphrodite, the goddess of Love gracing the north grounds. Our acre pond is on the left.
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Cocktail hour in the barn complex courtyard
Cocktail hour in the barn complex courtyard
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Outdoor wedding reception
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The bride with guests
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34 Reviews for A Private Estate

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Elizabeth · Married on 05/27/2018

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We were so fortunate to find our way to A Private Estate.
    We hosted a large weekend long affair..
    The owner and property manager could not have been more helpful and gracious.
    The setting is gorgeous and there are so many ways to use the space.
    We have only happy memories from our time there !

    Sent on 06/12/2018

    A Private Estate's reply:

    Elizabeth, It was a delight getting to know you and your family. We hope you will come back in the future and have time to really enjoy the grounds. All the best to you and the happy couple!
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    Phil · Married on 10/28/2017

    5
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The whole experience with this venue was a delight. They helped us out following another venue canceling at short notice and this worked out hugely in our favor. Ripley was a joy to work with and nothing was too much trouble for Jack and his team. The location was just perfect and has added hundreds of cherished memories to our life. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Highly recommended.

    Sent on 11/13/2017

    A Private Estate's reply:

    Thank you Phil. It was a pleasure to work with you and Charlotte. Jack and I wish you must happiness in the years to come.

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A Private Estate FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 7,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 6,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Barn, Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Event Rentals
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Chairs
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? April, May

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • YMvisuals
    YMvisuals Wedding Photographers

    Private Estate is one of my favorite locations to photograph a wedding. It offers a wonderful view of the Hudson river. I love the architecture of the barn and the intimate atmosphere it creates. There are so many locations to make timeless photos and portraits of the bride and the groom. I highly recommend it.

  • Jeff Loshinsky Catering
    Jeff Loshinsky Catering Wedding Caterers

    What an amazing atmosphere for a wedding. We had a great experience working with Ripley and Jack, and hope to work again at a Private Estate again. A great value with all it has to offer. A well maintained and loved gem.

  • Morgan Hill Sound & Productions
    Morgan Hill Sound & Productions Wedding DJs

    Elegance at it's best! From the beautiful front lawn over looking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains, to the unique barn setting with an excellent outdoor patio setting, A Private Estate is no question, a venue like no other!!! We LOVE performing at this venue and working along side their friendly staff! A+++

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    518-639-2065 (Phone number)

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