Rip Van Winkle Country Club is a banquet hall in Albany, New York that hosts weddings at their classic venue. A family owned and operated location, you are sure to find a premium level of hospitality here. The Smith family prides itself on creating a home away from home for all their guests, ideal for newlyweds. This country club overlooks the Catskill Mountains, ensuring a private getaway for couples celebrating their wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
Up to 130 guests can join couples at the Rip Van Winkle Country Club. Couples can choose between a large tent on the country club’s lawn for their reception, or the main dining room. The main dining room features large windows overlooking the mountains as well as a stone fireplace. Swathes of natural light can illuminate your celebration, and it can be cast in a romantic glow from overhead light fixtures as the sun sets. Smaller celebrations can be held on the enclosed porch or the formal dining room. The formal dining room is decorated with sparkling chandeliers and an elegant white hearth.
The staff at the Rip Van Winkle Country Club offer a high level of service for their celebrating couples. They can take care of many wedding day details such as event setup and cleanup, as well as offering in-house catering and bar services. Event rentals such as chairs, tables, flatware, and glassware are available directly from the property. You are invited to customize your day by including outside vendors of your choice. For you and your guests’ convenience, parking and valet services are also provided.
At the Rip Van Winkle Country Club, the staff sits down with each couple to help them plan the perfect menu for their special day. Flexible and varied, they can accommodate any dietary restrictions or requirements such as vegetarian meals or gluten-free options. They offer full in-house bar service and the following serving options for their cuisine:
- Cocktail reception
- Hors d'oeuvres
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