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The Sablewood is a fully renovated circa 1870 barn situated on over 120 acres in the northern Catskill Mountains. - Just 35 minutes to Albany and under 3 hours to NYC or Boston.

The venue features a stunning climate controlled post-and-beam barn, outdoor (or indoor) ceremony & cocktail locations, gorgeous custom lighting inside and out, high end wooden farm tables and chairs and a staff to do all the setup & cleanup and day of assistance. Weddings are a relaxed full day experience starting in the bright & airy preparation suites with full mountain views. The barn & grounds delight visitors with flowers and natural landscaping flowing around the barn & grounds.

Facilities and Capacity
All spaces can comfortably accommodate events of all sizes from 25 to 180 guests.

The Sablewood is named for its sable (black) exterior, which gives way to another world when stepping into the bright sun drenched interior. Inside couples can share their first dance under the 12-foot wide, 1920s chandelier with all custom lighting throughout.

The venue includes indoor and outdoor options for ceremony and covered cocktail hour in case of inclement weather with our NEW white barn, "The Charlington"! The Charlington stands next to the Sablewood and is also fully climate controlled with stunning 26' high ceilings, custom scissor trusses and handmade french country chandeliers. The Charlington is another "Plan A" in case of inclement weather for an indoor ceremony and covered cocktail hour on the bluestone veranda facing the mountains.

Photo Credits: Danni LaRaia Photography, Tracey Buyce Photography, Cassandra Daye Photography, Cassidy Lynne Photography, Ellen Jackson Photography, Twice Beloved Studio.


Services Offered
The venue offers the following services to couples choosing The Sablewood as their wedding destination:

  • Two gorgeous Preparation Suites
  • Year round climate controlled 1870s Sablewood barn
  • 120 acres of stunning views, with our staff to transport couple & photography teams around the property
  • Beautiful large restrooms, cleaned & stocked by our staff
  • Show stopping custom Lighting inside and out
  • French country Farm Tables (up to 180)
  • Pottery Barn dining Chairs (up to 180)
  • Cross back wooden vineyard chairs for ceremony (up to 180)
  • Choice of ceremony arbors & ceremony locations
  • *NEW climate controlled white barn for indoor ceremony & covered cocktail hour options
  • Indoor & outdoor Bars
  • Evening fire (fire boulder at the mini barn with adirondack chairs and white lights)
  • Set-up and breakdown of all spaces by our Sablewood staff
  • Decor including sheer white draping, 8 wine barrels, 2 wooden easles, smaller tables for gifts/welcome
  • End of the night Clean-up by our staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Range of wonderful catering companies to chose from for all food & alcohol
  • Onsite Complimentary Parking for 70+ cars and buses
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless internet
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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The Sablewood is a stunning wedding venue with beautifully maintained grounds and multiple ceremony and reception options. Lisa and her team are highly praised for their professionalism and attention to detail, ensuring that every aspect of the wedding day is organized and taken care of. The venue provides a bridal suite and groomsman suite on site, making the preparation process convenient. Reviewers highly recommend The Sablewood as a dream wedding venue that exceeded their expectations.

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The Sablewood is a stunning wedding venue with beautifully maintained grounds and multiple ceremony and reception options. Lisa and her team are highly praised for their professionalism and attention to detail, ensuring that every aspect of the wedding day is organized and taken care of. The venue provides a bridal suite and groomsman suite on site, making the preparation process convenient. Reviewers highly recommend The Sablewood as a dream wedding venue that exceeded their expectations.

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Lindsay C. Sent on 09/26/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible wedding venue!!

It’s hard to put into words how incredibly beautiful this venue is!! The views alone are breathtaking but the inside of the barn is pure magic! When my then fiancé and I visited for the first time, we knew immediately that we wanted to have our wedding there. Everything looked perfect and so well thought out. The owners are the sweetest people. Lisa and her sister Holly were a pleasure to work with! Very genuine and down to earth family who care so much about making your wedding day and experience happy and effortless! I seriously can’t say enough good things about them! Our wedding day went so smoothly. The beautiful bridal suite was so fun to get ready in! Lisa helped coordinate our ceremony and ensured everyone knew when to walk and where to stand. Her and Holly then joined us with our photographer and videographer throughout all of our photos, they drove us around the property for all the great photo ops, were there to help fix/fluff my dress and veil, to hold my flowers and hand them back to me when needed, and just overall very attentive. It was just so nice to not have to worry about anything at all! All of our guests also fell in love with the entire property and were complimenting on it throughout the wedding! My husband and I are soo happy we chose The Sablewood and we highly recommend it to all couples seeking their dream wedding venue!!!
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Jessica M. Sent on 12/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Venue

Lisa and the Sablewood crew are the most unbelievable group of people I have ever met. Hands down, they made our wedding day the most amazing experience we’ve ever had. I would read reviews of vendors with former brides raving about how a vendor is 1000000/10, and after working with Lisa, I know understand why they do. The Sablewood itself is a GOREGEOUS venue; we wanted outdoor views of the mountains with a rustic barn reception, without too much of that “barn” feel and the Sablewood checked all the boxes. Our original plan was to get married in their outdoor oval space but ended up inside the white barn for our ceremony since it was really cold that day. The indoor space was just as gorgeous and pictures do not do it justice!

But it’s really Lisa and the Sablewood crew that set this place apart. Lisa works with you through the entire planning process, offering a detailed preferred vendor list as well as suggestions on decor (if you’re like me and not sure how to go about decorating for a wedding). Day of the wedding, there was no need to hire a day of coordinator - Lisa and her team did everything. She took my boxes of decorations and said she’d take care of the rest. Her and her team put out all of our decor (so much better than I could have done myself) and even added to our florals to enhance the look of our ceremony space. She greeted and organized every vendor - everything just came together as I sat up in the bridal suite drinking champagne. When we went up to the pond for our first look, us and our photographer were driven up by The Sablewood crew. While we did that, Lisa took our wedding party to the ceremony space and went through a rehearsal with them so they knew exactly what to do. The Sablewood greeted our guests when they arrived and ushered them into our ceremony space. For the ceremony, she organized everyone and spaced people out. Immediately after the ceremony, her team was there with their car to drive us and our photographers up to the top of the property for the most amazing golden hour pictures. At the end of the night, Lisa and her team helped pack everything up so that clean up was done in less than a half hour. Honestly, they probably did so much more behind the scenes that day that I don’t know about but suffice it to say that The Sablewood is not only an amazing venue but it is owned and operated by an even more amazing set of individuals who will make your wedding day truly wonderful.
Fatima
Fatima I. Sent on 01/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Hire immediately

The Sablewood was our DREAM venue and we had the best experience with Lisa and the team! The property is breathtaking and you will get the perfect pics! They have a beautiful bridal suite as well as a groom's suite for getting ready. The best part of the venue is that rain or shine, the ceremony options are equally gorgeous (and different from the reception space). LOVE THE SABLEWOOD!!
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The Sablewood frequently asked questions

The Sablewood includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The space offered by The Sablewood for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building
The Sablewood offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Sablewood offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements
The Sablewood offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Sablewood offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
The Sablewood is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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