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Timber Lake Camp

Shandaken, NY View map Visit website
4.6 out of 5 rating
17 reviews
$18k - $25k For 100 Guests

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$18k - $25k For 100 Guests

Timber Lake Camp is a sprawling elite summer camp in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York. This rustic wedding venue offers a serene and private location for couples to exchange vows and celebrate their special day. Sitting on 500 acres of land, the venue is located approximately an hour and a half from the Albany International Airport, near Hunter Mountain.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can transform their special day into a wedding weekend getaway with up to 500 guests at Timber Lake Camp. The venue offers a number of indoor and outdoor locations on its property. Couples can wed in front of one of the venue’s two lakes or could choose to say their I do’s in the assembly hall under wooden rafters. A reception can occur in an open field or in the Adirondack Dining Hall. The cabin-style rooms and warmly colored wooden structures give a cozy and romantic feeling to any ceremony or reception.

Services Offered
Couples and their guests can enjoy an entire weekend at Timber Lake Camp, with outdoor activities to keep everyone entertained. On the day of the wedding, the venue provides a number of services to make your celebration complete. Some of these include setup, cleanup, event rentals, lighting and sound equipment, and ample parking for your convenience. This location also has overnight accommodations for up to 500 of your treasured guests. You can wind down from your festivities in total relaxation at this beautiful property.

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

Describe your venue:

Barn
Campsite/Cabin
Country/Golf Club
Farm/Ranch
Inn/B&B
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Outside Alcohol

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
August
September
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Recommended by 91% of couples
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    Neil R. Married on 10/08/2022
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    Beautiful, Personalized Wedding Weekend in the Mountains

    We got married at Timber Lake last September, and it was truly magical. The setting is gorgeous and it’s wonderful to have full reign of the camp. The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming and always happy to help us with whatever we needed.

    When we were first planning our wedding, we were first looking for a more traditional venue for a standard, one-day ceremony. We stumbled across Timber Lake Camp here on Wedding Wire, and we are so glad that we pivoted to planning a weekend affair. Choosing a venue like Timber Lake allowed us to create a multi-day event that was specific and meaningful to us and our guests. Having the full weekend meant we had time to have meaningful interactions with all of our guests, which is much more difficult during a one-day affair. Throughout the weekend, Timber Lake’s staff supported us from start to finish.

    In the planning process, our coordinator, Meredith, was very accessible and we had multiple zoom meetings with her leading up to the wedding. She answered our long lists of questions diligently, and gave us all the information we needed to know.

    Meredith worked with us to create exactly the weekend we wanted to create. There are several standard events they provide (the late night bonfire with smores was a hit with our guests!), but they are also open to any other activities you suggest. We had a cabaret night in their theater on Friday, a ballroom dance class the morning of the ceremony (so guests could learn a few moves!), and an arts and crafts table accessible all weekend long! They were happy to accommodate whatever activity we wanted.

    Once we were there for the weekend, the staff was accessible and always looking to solve problems. The kitchen staff was incredibly generous in making sure that everyone was always happily fed. We felt well taken care of and always had someone to ask questions when they inevitably came up. Special shout out to Alice, who helped one of our groomspeople to decorate our arch with wildflowers picked on the campus!

    We want to note that Timber Lake is not primarily a wedding venue, and it has all the advantages and disadvantages that entails. This allowed us to have the level of personalization and involvement that we wanted and that made our weekend so special. It also means the process is a little more hands-on for the couple and wedding party. We really enjoyed being part of setting up on the day before the guests arrived and having our wedding party there for an extra night to help, but we know that’s not for everyone. This may be less true depending on the caterers or wedding planner you hire, but we really loved that all parts of the weekend came from us and our loved ones. Also because the staff needed to deal with the camp, sometimes emails took a day or two to get a reply, but they were always answered thoroughly and within a reasonable amount of time.

    We are so happy with our experience at Timber Lake camp and could not recommend it more highly to anyone interested in a personalized, full wedding weekend!
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    Catherine Married on 09/03/2022
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    Best Experience Ever

    Choosing Timber Lake Camp as our wedding venue was the single best decision we made throughout our entire wedding planning process. It is such a unique venue that truly allows you to create a one of a kind wedding experience. There are few places where you can have all your friends and family in one place for a whole weekend, staying, eating, and hanging out all together. The fact that the grounds are stunning, the food is delicious and the camp activities are what kids (and adults!) dream of makes TLC a unicorn in the world of wedding venues. For our guests, it truly was a mini getaway. For us, it was a chance to get quality time to connect with and create incredible memories with our loved ones that went beyond the typical wedding experience.

    But what really really sets TLC apart is the people. If you’re reading this, you probably already know how stressful wedding planning can be. Scott and Meredith do everything in their power to make the whole process as easy and smooth as possible. They were always available to answer questions and hop on calls. In an industry where many places have strict rules for the way things have to be done, their open-minded and “can’t hurt to ask” approach to our ideas made all the difference to us during the planning process. All throughout they maintained a friendly, calm demeanor that made us feel supported and put us at ease.

    And that’s to say nothing of the rest of the TLC staff during our actual wedding weekend. Every single person we and our guests encountered at TLC was incredible. To be surrounded on our special weekend by their excitement, helpfulness, can-do attitude and kindness was invaluable and only added to an experience that exceeded our expectations in every way.

    I truly can’t recommend Timber Lake Camp enough!
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    Rachel B. Married on 08/27/2022
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    Seriously, get married here!

    Timber Lake Camp was a wonderful venue. If you are looking for a venue where most or all of your guests can stay together and hang out all weekend, Timber Lake is ideal.

    First, the grounds are amazing. The camp has a pool, lake, game room, movie theater, multiple basketball courts, a baseball fields, and probably 50 other things I’m forgetting. Your guests are guaranteed to have a great time. It’s also beautiful, secluded in the Catskill mountains, so your ceremony, reception, and photos will look great too.

    Second, the food and lodging are fantastic. Every meal catered by the camp was delicious, camp-y enough to fit the setting but tasty enough to satisfy any picky relative. The bunks and private rooms are very comfortable with AC and their own bathroom. We’re not camp people and most of our guests weren’t either – but everyone was very comfortable.

    Third, and maybe most importantly, the venue comes with a ton of staff and they are all wonderful and willing to go above and beyond. The staff set up the rooms, facilitated every aspect of the wedding weekend, drove our older guests around in golf carts, and basically tended to our every need. They were a joy to work with and made sure everything went off without a hitch.

    Seriously, get married here. We are so happy we did.
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354 Timber Lake Road Shandaken, NY, 12480
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The space offered by Timber Lake Camp for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Inn/B&B
  • Waterfront
Timber Lake Camp offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Timber Lake Camp offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
Timber Lake Camp offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Timber Lake Camp offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
Timber Lake Camp is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.3 in average response time.

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