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.
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:
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:
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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Lyndsay · Married on 08/24/2019
The Perfect Weekend
When we found the Carey Institute, we couldn't believe a place like that existed. It is a beautiful estate nestled in the Catskills and is an incredible non-profit. Our wedding experience was relaxing and incredibly easy. Everyone stayed on the property and we were able to turn our wedding weekend into an experience for guests. If you want a unique, meaningful wedding, this is a one of a kind venue.Sent on 09/22/2019
Alexander Harlan · Married on 06/22/2019
The perfect wedding weekend!
Carey is a special place for a wedding and there are so many elements that make it the perfect place to say "I do". The venue itself is beautiful, the staff is accommodating and helpful, and they are highly skilled in making sure everything runs smoothly. The best part is how contained it is...no buses to deal with, no catering companies to coordinate with, everything is all right there. The buildings where guests stay are well maintained and comfortable. The event spaces are quaint and feel uniquely special. Lastly, the food is to die for. We would choose their chef and staff over any restaurant in New York City! All of this combined means you'll have a special weekend where everyone can truly spend quality time together, and a wedding that feels more like a weekend with family and friends than a pressure filled production. Thanks so much to Tina and her staff for making the process so easy and ensuring the weekend was perfect - choosing Carey will be the best wedding planning decision you make!Sent on 08/11/2019
Rosie Beck · Married on 10/20/2018
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.Sent on 11/02/2018
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!
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