Carey Institute for Global Good

63 Huyck Road, Rensselaerville, NY 12147 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Carey Institute for Global Good

The Carey Institute for Global Good is a country estate in the Albany, New York area, hosting weddings overlooking the Catskill Mountains. This historic venue is perfect for couples seeking a weekend-long getaway for their wedding, with a brewery and restaurant onsite. This romantic and secluded venue sits just off of Myosotis Lake, approximately a 45-minute drive from downtown Albany.

Facilities and Capacity
Up to 250 guests can join couples on their special day at the Carey Institute for Global Good. Ceremonies take place on Stonecrop Hilltop, overlooking acres of treetops and rolling mountaintops. More intimately, ceremonies can be held in the wooded clearing of the forest, surrounded by stately trees and accessed by natural paths. Cocktail receptions on the stone porch of a historic home are followed by receptions in the Carriage House restaurant or a white tent in the meadows. The Helderberg Brewery is available to host after-parties in the tap room.

Services Offered
This wedding getaway invites couples and guests to stay for the weekend. With a casual dinner on Friday and a plethora of outdoor activities to keep guests entertained before Saturday’s celebration, a wedding at the Carey Institute for Global Good will feel like a mini vacation. The venue also offers the following services:

  • Accommodations
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Audio equipment
  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Chairs
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Furniture
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Shuttle
  • Tables
  • Wireless internet


Cuisine
With full in-house bar service and cuisine provided by the Carriage House restaurant chefs, couples will have their catering needs covered. The chefs are able to customize menus to couples preferences and dietary needs. They serve their fare in the following styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Accommodation
The historic houses on the estate can accommodate up to 150 guests. These antique-filled homes delight with outdoor porches, fire pits and private bathrooms, all surrounded by upstate New York’s natural beauty.

Weddings for All Seasons

The Catskill Mountains are a beautiful backdrop to an outdoor hilltop ceremony in the summer, but our campus also makes a stunning and unique location for a one-day or weekend-long wedding affair 12 months a year. Envision exchanging vows in front of a cozy log lit fireplace in a Victorian library, surrounded by your closest friends and family—each with warm cocoa or a hot toddy in their hands. Step outside and the snow-covered Catskills offer a backdrop that wedding photographers dream of. Reduce costs for your wedding by inquiring about off-peak dates between November and April.

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The bride with her bridesmaids
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Bride overlooking the hilltop
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18 Reviews for Carey Institute for Global Good

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Rosie Beck · Married on 10/20/2018

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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    Outstanding is an understatement

    Two weeks later, and I am still on cloud 9. The Carey staff was absolutely spectacular! Our wedding weekend was even better than we could have ever expected. Every detail was thought of and handled by Tina and her staff. Tina is exceptional and is a master of coordination. If you are deciding between a one day wedding and a weekend wedding, I highly suggest a full weekend wedding at the Carey. There was time to enjoy every moment and catch up with every guest. It was important for us to have sleeping arraignments for our guests and the Carey provided above and beyond service. Being able to stay in one location eliminated any travel time/coordination between events and it eliminated any worries of driving after enjoying a night of beverages. The accommodations were extremely clean and buildings and grounds were well taken care of.
    Because Tina was thorough, she had understood and captured all of our requests. Everything was covered and there were simply no stresses. We had visited the Carey in all seasons and there was no doubt that no matter the weather, we would be able to capture beautiful photos to document our day. We were lucky enough to have the sun come out for the ceremony over looking the valley but if we were sent inside, we would have had an equally beautiful ceremony.
    The food needs it’s own review and if I could give more than 5 stars I would! Chef John was outstanding and so easy to work with! He is extremely professional and talented! I’ve never seen a bbq so elegant and I’ve never had morning eggs so rich and delicious. We decided to have our reception served family style and everyone loved the home style feel as meals as a family don’t happen as much as we’d all like. It was all just perfect. Everything about The Carey Institute exceeded our expectations and I can’t wait wait to go back for a brewery visit!

    Sent on 11/02/2018
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    Katie · Married on 07/28/2018

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      5.0
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    To cut to the chase: if you are able to have your wedding at the Carey Institute, just book it now. Everything about it- the staff, the food, the grounds, the organization, the houses, the scenery - is absolutely incredible. Our wedding weekend was amazing because of the Carey Institute. It was so great that we could have a whole weekend with our guests all in one, gorgeous place.

    Beyond the physical beauty is the amazing staff. We worked with Tina, the coordinator, Kathe, the front office manager, and John, the chef, throughout our planning. Fantastic is an understatement. All three (and all the other staff members) were so helpful, dedicated, accommodating, and kind. We had a wishlist of things for the wedding, and they accommodated every one easily. It was clear that they wanted us to have an incredible weekend, and they did everything in their power to make it happen for us. They were all so wonderful to work with. And they were all so organized. It felt like we were all one team working towards the same goal- an incredible weekend.

    We need to dedicate an entire paragraph just to the food. SO DELICIOUS. We were blown away by our tasting, and the food throughout the wedding weekend was just as good. Everything, from the breakfast pastries, to the main courses at dinner, to the soup at lunch, to the desserts, to the sides for all meals- incredible. Our guests are still talking about the food.

    Our wedding weekend was obviously always going to be special for us, but everyone and everything at the Carey Institute made it so much more special by their obvious care. We never felt like just another wedding. Everything was organized, everyone was so responsive, the food and drinks were amazing, and the staff were all incredible. It was so worth every penny. Thank you so much, Tina, Kathe, John, and everyone at the Carey Institute for planning a weekend with us that we and our loved ones will never forget.

    Sent on 10/07/2018

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Carey Institute for Global Good FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 8
  • Describe your venue: Brewery, Historic Building, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • 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? January, February, March, November, December

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  • 63 Huyck Road Rensselaerville, NY, 12147 See on map
    518-678-7264 (Phone number)

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