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Rip Van Winkle Country Club

Palenville, NY View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
10 reviews
$7k - $10k For 100 Guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$7k - $10k For 100 Guests

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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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    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.
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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.
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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!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

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