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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.
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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.
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.
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Magical Weekend at Camp
So unique / amazing flexible staff!
Beautiful, Personalized Wedding Weekend in the Mountains
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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