Spillian is a place of dreams.
An exquisite mountain great camp built in the 1880's by the Fleischmann's Yeast Family, Spillian evokes the rustic elegance of the Gilded Age with original clear pine siding covered in unique historic oil murals, furnished with antiques, with a Steinway and a concert harp, all on thirty two acres in the magical Catskill mountains. This is a museum quality building, painstakingly restored, and in the process of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's the kind of place that you usually have to see behind velvet ropes instead of feeling like it's really yours.
Eight enchanting rooms, each differently appointed, a grand dining room with a huge table for feasting, antique furniture, silver, art, and oriental rugs, 2 wood burning fireplaces, a porch to die for, claw foot tubs in every bath, a commercial kitchen and full liquor license, a focus on locally crafted food and spirits, a pond, an utterly romantic Victorian era rustic gazebo, and forests to explore, filled with moss covered rocks and hemlocks and springs, as well as meadows to use as outdoor gathering spaces, with bonfire rings and flexible tent locations.
Intimate, completely private, charming, and elegant without being fussy, Spillian offers the perfect place for a wedding that is about you. Our wedding consultant is the area's most beloved wedding planner, and can work with you (at no cost to you!) to best imagine how Spillian can work for you. We have superb in-house catering available as well as relationships with all of the best area independent caterers, for your shower, rehearsal dinner, or wedding feast.
Spillian is a four season wedding location. Come in the spring, and get married among the daffodils and bluebells; or in the summer in the high green glory of the Catskills; in the fall, blazing with color and with the snap of autumn in the air; or in the winter, embraced by falling snow with fires blazing in the two main floor fireplaces.
This is a house that was built for family and for celebrations. Come and see what memories it can create for you!
Your hosts are a scenic & lighting designer and a performing artist & writer with a doctorate in cultural mythology and psychology. We look forward to sharing this extraordinary place with you.
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9 Reviews for Spillian: A Place to Revel
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Denise T. · Married on 12/09/2020
Magical wedding venue
We had our daughters wedding on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Spillian. Mark and his team made our wedding experience magical. They went over and above making a perfect experience for all who attended. The food was absolutely fabulous. We had a lobster 🦞 rehearsal dinner, breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday morning, and the prime rib and trout was the best we’ve ever had. They could not have been more accommodating for all who stayed at the mansion. We had a great weekend with family since we could all stay together. Our original wedding date was in May and Mark made all Covid accommodations to make everyone comfortable and safe. I can’t say enough to express how overjoyed we were with this venue. You will not be disappointedSent on 09/14/2020
Anna L. · Married on 10/03/2020
Fairy Tale Setting
I cant thank enough Leigh and Mark for the experience they provided at their mansion. They were the most welcoming and accommodating hosts. Everythign they promised they accomplished.Sent on 10/15/2020
The venue is a beautiful old mansion with a little pond, a spectacular view of the mountains and a separate outdoor place for the ceremony. It provides a feel of a bygone era when ladies wore evening gowns for dinner but at the same time it is welcoming and cozy.
The service was seamless, the food was an excellent farm to table fair.
I am thinking of having an anniversary party there
Nadya H. · Married on 11/02/2019
A Magical Experience You Don't Want To Miss
TL;DR Trust us – don’t hesitate, choose Spillian for your wedding (or literally anything else). It’s a magical experience from the first communication to the final goodbye, the staff is absolutely incredible, and the food is to die for.
Where do we even begin? From the first moment of contact, everyone at Spillian made us feel like part of their family. Truthfully we were sold from the online photos alone and never could have imagined what a magical experience the entire process would be. Mark and his team were a joy to work with and we could barely tear ourselves away from the property after each visit. They anticipated our needs and went above and beyond to make each of us feel welcomed. Spillian itself is a remarkable location with a rich history that’s almost tangible as you walk amongst the beautifully detailed bedrooms, each with its own story. It felt a little something like being transported to Narnia while being immersed in a gilded 1920s fairytale. Walking from the warm wooded glow of the ornate mansion into the cool crisp November air, down the light-lined path to the forested cathedral of a ceremony site was a singularly transformative experience. Logistically speaking everything was stress-free and streamlined, and we didn’t have to worry about renting tables, chairs, flatware, or even linens. Mark’s email response time is feat in and of itself – we were never waiting on an answer to any one of our late-stage questions, no matter the time of week or day. And the food? Words just won’t do it justice. After sending over a plethora of past menus, they worked with us to develop a plan for the entire weekend (did we mention you get the entire place and the grounds ALL weekend??). Their chef, Christian, makes food fit for the gods, and uses seasonal, local ingredients whenever possible to make it more sustainable, too. Every single guest was mesmerized by the entire experience. We are so grateful to each and every staff member. The only negative? Having to leave.
(photos by storyandgoldweddings, and I will updated as we get more!)Sent on 11/26/2019
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A great venue to have a Catskill wedding.Highly recommended!
This place is something very special! The setting, the building, the owners; it just doesn't get any better.