Crystal Cove

38 Old Route 66, Averill Park, NY 12018 Map · Phone number
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About Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove is a waterfront wedding venue in the Albany, New York area. This vintage barn’s nature-filled location provides couples a romantic escape on their wedding day. The commute to this venue is a quick twenty-minute drive east from the Hudson River in Albany. The property sits on the shores of Crystal Lake, near St. Henry’s Church.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 300 guests to join them at this romantic lakefront location. The venue offers indoor and outdoor settings for ceremonies and receptions. Couples can get married right above the waters of the lake with Crystal Cove’s wooden dock, or on the lawn for more solid ground. Both ceremonies provide stunning lake backdrops. Head into the barn pavilion for the party, with open sides, wooden columns and a solid roof overhead bearing delicate chandeliers.

Services Offered
The venue, owned and operated by Frank Mantha and Ruth McGlew, offers the following products and services to couples:

  • All inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Furniture
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Wireless Internet


Cuisine
Frank does the cooking while Ruth manages the banquet and serving. They offer catering in the following styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations


History
The venue has been family owned for over 90 years. Crystal Cove started as an amusement park and resort. The park featured a carousel, ferris wheels and a public beach. Now, with the rides gone and the beach no longer public, Frank and Ruth focus all their energy on weddings and events hosted at the venue.

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33 Reviews for Crystal Cove

Recommended by 86% of couples


4.3 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.1
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.2

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  • Holly

    Holly W. · Married on 10/10/2020

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

    Fall Wedding

    We had my daughter's wedding there this beautiful Fall weekend and it could not have been more perfect. Frank and Ruth made suggestions but ultimately let it be known that final decisions would be up to the couple. Every accommodation was made to make things go smoothly foe everyone. We were allowed to decorate at will, the food was fabulous and it was 5 hours of pure fun. All of the staff were great, too. Not a disappointing thing to report. Thank you Frank, Ruth and staff for providing the bride and grrom the wedding that they dreamed of.

    Sent on 10/12/2020
  • Christa

    Christa D. · Married on 10/13/2019

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

    A truly magical experience!

    My husband and I just got married at Crystal Cove October 13, 2019, and let me tell you, it was the perfect day! We didn't have to worry about a thing. Ruth and her crew set up all of our table decorations perfectly and kept everything running smoothly the whole day. Frank and his crew cooked the most fantastic meal we have ever had - he was literally serving slabs of prime rib to all of our guests. It was an absolute feast! We also chose to have a mashed potato bar which was a HUGE hit. All of our guests had a great time and were gushing about how beautiful the property was. My husband and I are so blessed that the best wedding we have ever attended was our own at Crystal Cove!

    Sent on 10/21/2019
  • Joseph

    Joseph L. · Married on 10/13/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    Spectacular experience - Recomend absolutely

    Chrystal Cove is a fantastic place to have a wedding. Our daughter and new son were placed at ease by the professionalism and careful planning of Frank and Ruth. The venue was absolutely breathtaking with the glassy lake and the reflecting bright oranges and reds of the upstate New York foliage. Every guest was treated with luxurious service and exceptionally delicious food. From the scrumptious appetizers, delivered lakeside, to the world's greatest au jus from the most tender, juicy prime rid... Frank's a master of the meat (all the foods). Ruth's calm demeanor and leadership pulled everything together splendidly. We couldn't have dreamed of a better wedding with our family and friends from both families being catered to so thoughtfully. Thanks to Frank, Ruth and the whole crew at Chrystal Cove!!!

    Sent on 10/21/2019

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Crystal Cove 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?
    $ 11500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Barn
    Beach
    Garden
    Waterfront
  • 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
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October

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