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.
Recommended by 87% of couples
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Ron Shultes · Married on 08/24/2019
A Wonderful place for a Wedding
My Wife and I had a very unique Pirate Wedding at Crystal Cove. We saw the place and just knew we had to have our wedding there! We explained to Ruth and Frank how small and intimate the wedding was and worked with us and our budget and gave us a spectacular day!Sent on 09/08/2019
Lea · Married on 07/28/2018
We got married at Crystal Cove in Averill Park, NY on July 28th, 2018 and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience. This venue was exactly what we had in mind, by the water with great views perfect for my summer wedding with so many choices from the setting of the ceremony to the menu, the options are endless. The owners are so personable and very flexible, they provide so much support throughout the process and make you feel at ease. They go out of out of their way to make your special day perfect. Check this place out you will not be disappointed.Sent on 10/12/2018
Amber · Married on 07/21/2018
Everything was amazing! Crystal cove is a beautiful location by the water. The owners and all employees were very attentive and accommodating. The food was DELICIOUS and the carving stations were a big hit with my guests. I also loved the openness of the reception building and the wrap around deck. We highly recommend crystal cove!Sent on 07/28/2018