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.
The venue, owned and operated by Frank Mantha and Ruth McGlew, offers the following products and services to couples:
Frank does the cooking while Ruth manages the banquet and serving. They offer catering in the following styles:
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
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Holly W. · Married on 10/10/2020
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 D. · Married on 10/13/2019
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 L. · Married on 10/13/2019
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