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The Appel Inn

Altamont, NY View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.6 out of 5
64 reviews
$6k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$6k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

The Appel Inn Gathering Space

Nestled on 36 acres with vintage barns and a lovely 250 year old tavern built by Hendrick Appel.

Year round The Appel Inn Gathering Space will lend an atmosphere of graceful elegance to your special event. Air COnditioned, floor radiant heat, ceiling fans and huge fireplace and wrap-around deck overlooking two acres+ of lawn for games and group photos.

We host just one event per day, whether it is a corporate retreat for 10 or a celebration for 150.

Our setting is casual enough for a wedding barbecue or formal enough for champagne and white glove service.

Our new beautiful outdoor covered chapel ( under a clear top tent with a canopy trees for shade ) complete with vintage curved church pews and our new private "She Shed " for dressing ,

Continually hosting wedding receptions and ceremonies since 1983, we remain one of the most romantic and unique venues in Upstate New York. Call or email today

Honored by being named by the Association of Wedding Consultants as a Master Wedding Venue, and Laurie Beckmann having earned the accredidation of Master Wedding Consultant ....We are here to help you create your day around your vision and dreams.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

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
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Barn
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

64 Reviews

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Recommended by 92% of couples
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    Jordan H. Married on 10/10/2021
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    Perfect venue, perfect day

    We can not recommend The Appel Inn more highly. We had our wedding there on 10/10/21, and were blown away. Laurie and her husband are truly incredible, and were instrumental to making our day special.

    To start off- the venue is absolutely gorgeous. You barely need to decorate it all, it is beautiful and elegant all on its own. It is classic and timeless, and utilizes natural light so beautifully. The outdoor space is beautifully maintained and is great for guests to get some air and hang out. There are heaters to keep the space usable after dark and in the colder months. We did lawn games, which were a huge hit. There is a great dance floor that doesn’t monopolize the space. The venue is gorgeous no matter the weather. Having a bonfire pit was incredible and really added to the atmosphere. The venue has a built-in rain plan as well, which was an enormous incentive for us to book and was something that we were grateful for and eased a lot of anxiety. There are so many cute little spots for photos, both for guests and for the photographers.

    Laurie is an absolute godsend. She acted as our day-of coordinator, and managed our timeline so well. We did not have to worry about timing, timelines, schedules, or anything. Laurie and our DJ would come get us when we needed to be somewhere, and that was it! We were able to completely relax and enjoy our party. Laurie is fantastic for planning as well! When you sign the contract, you get a binder with recommended vendors that have worked at the venue before, which is worth its weight in gold. We chose our caterer, DJ, and photographer out of the binder, and were over the moon with all of them. Laurie has been planning weddings for a long time, and as people who have never attended a wedding before, we wanted someone who would not hesitate to tell us if our ideas were stupid or wouldn’t work how we want them to.

    We truly could not have been happier with our wedding, every aspect was absolutely perfect. The Appel Inn was worth every penny, and I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a personalized, beautiful, FUN wedding venue. It was so lovely to have space for the guests to comfortably spread out and be there in a way that was comfortable for them.

    The Appel Inn's reply:

    Dear Jordan
    I cannot thank you enough for your amazing and kind words. It was completely our pleasure and we are honored that you chose The Appel Inn to celebrate your day. Thank you again and wishing you both a lifetime of happiness.
    Warm wishes
    Laurie
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    Sreela S. Married on 10/07/2021
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    Wonderful venue and service

    Laurie and her husband made our day beyond memorable. Not a detail was overlooked and they helped make our wedding seamless
  • Kendra
    Kendra Married on 07/03/2021
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    The Appel Inn is a Total Hidden Gem

    Wow, my husband Ethan and I could not be more happy, with the not one, but two weddings we got to host here at the Appel Inn with Laurie and Gerd. After venue shopping in the summer of 2018 we locked in with Laurie for a July 2020 wedding. We ended up working with Laurie that spring and she allowed us to host a 25-guest ceremony in her gorgeous ceremony space so we could still be married on our original wedding date. We pushed our bigger wedding and reception to our one year anniversary and were able to transfer all of our deposits to that date. This past July, things could not have been better! The she-shed and grooms room are so much fun to hang out in. We are in love with the the ceremony space which allows for outdoor ceremonies even in the rain! The Gathering Space is perfect, we had 75 guests and it felt so spacious and open, even with everyone inside. We loved having the deck space for the cocktail hour and the bar. Although the dance floor looks a bit small when it's empty, even with most of our guests dancing, it never felt too crowded. Laurie and Gerd are sooo accommodating and flexible with any requests you have, even day-of. Laurie is also super in the know in the wedding business, so a quick email to her and you've got your officiant, DJ and florist all set! The Appel Inn seriously is a magical space, I would hands down book it again next year for a third time!

    The Appel Inn's reply:

    Dear Kendra and Ethan,
    Thank you so much for your amazing review and such kind words. It was completely our pleasure and I am so happy that you were able to have the weddings of your dreams. I love seeing the photos as they are being posted and reliving the day. Thank you again for allowing us to be apart of your magic -Twice.
    warm wishes,
    Laurie and Gerd

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kelsey & Keith
    84 photos · 10/04/2020
  • Brandon & Kate
    18 photos · 01/02/2016

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Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
Matt McClosky Photography Matt McClosky Photography Wedding Photographers

What a gorgeous setting at the Appel Inn. Laurie is an absolute pleasure to work with on a professional and personal level. She and her husband give it their all! Always look forward to photographing on their property.

Aisle Walk Photos Aisle Walk Photos Wedding Photographers

Franz and I have had the pleasure of shooting many weddings at The Appel Inn. We always arrive with confidence that the wedding day will run smoothly and that everyone's needs will be met. Kudos to Laurie, Gerd and their staff for attending to every detail with their professional, kind and accommodating approach. If I find a couple looking for a venue, I always refer them to The Appel Inn with confidence. Sandra Aisle Walk Photography

Erin Malcolm Photography Erin Malcolm Photography Wedding Photographers

Every time you turn around on the grounds of The Appel Inn is another gorgeous photo op, which is heaven for a wedding photographer!!! The color was still breathtaking for this past Saturday's ceremony - a bit chilly but that's October. Laurie pointed out several buildings and areas for pre-ceremony shots, along with a number of suggestions for 'first look' shots and post-ceremony pictures. Every spot she mentioned was perfect! I would definitely recommend this beautiful venue to couples looking for an ideal wedding locale.

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590 State Route 146 Altamont, NY, 12009
5188616557
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