Rip Van Winkle Country Club

3200 Route 23A, Palenville, NY 12463 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Rip Van Winkle Country Club

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.

Services Offered

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.

Cuisine

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:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Servers
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10 Reviews for Rip Van Winkle Country Club

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Lauren E. · Married on 11/01/2020

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    Edwards November Wedding

    Our experience with Rip Van Winkle Country Club and John & Sara was exceptional. Sara was extremely organized and on top of everything. She thought of all the details an overwhelmed bride might forget about. She also had a very calming nature that made the process stress free. Both, John and Sara, were great to communicate with as well. Our wedding was everything we dreamed of, even on a rainy day.

    Sent on 01/06/2021
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    Emmy R. · Married on 08/15/2020

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    Beautiful Venue and Impeccable Service

    Sara and John are lovely people and were wonderful to work with throughout the entire planning process. They were there every step of the way to answer our questions and assist us with decisions. Everything about The Rip Van Winkle Country Club was perfect. We loved being able to customize the dinner menu based on our preferences. We received so many compliments from guests about how delicious the food was and how wonderful the service was. The staff made sure that our ceremony site and reception was set up perfectly. It was such a relief knowing that we could trust Sara and the staff to make sure everything looked just right. They truly went above and beyond to make our day so special. There are so many beautiful places on the property for photographs, the mountains in the background provided a gorgeous setting for the ceremony and for wedding pictures. There was also a stunning sunset after dinner. We loved closing out the night with a firework display over the golf course- it was an ending that we, and our guests, will never forget!

    Sent on 01/07/2021

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Rip Van Winkle Country Club FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • 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
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 6.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Country/Golf Club
    Garden
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

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      Sep 04, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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      3200 Route 23A, Palenville, Albany

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    SAA Golf Tournament

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      Sep 19, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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    • When:
      Sep 25, 2021 02:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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      3200 Route 23A, Palenville, Albany

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