Turf Tavern is a welcoming restaurant wedding venue based in Schenectady, New York. Established in the 1940s, Turf Tavern has been serving quality cuisine and hosting celebrations for many decades. This family-owned-and-operated eatery provides a warm and inviting atmosphere for a range of wedding celebrations, offering delicious dishes and friendly service to create an experience to remember.
Facilities and Capacity
Turf Tavern offers their Banquet Room to host a number of wonderful wedding celebrations such as engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding showers, or reception events. The Banquet Room offers a private space suitable for 100 guests for a seated reception. The impressive stone fireplace offers the perfect focal point within the room, while the neutral decor allows for this space to be easily transformed into your ideal wedding setting. Thick carpeting adds a feeling of luxury to the space, while a dedicated dance floor area is demarcated with wooden flooring.
For more intimate wedding events, Turf Tavern can offer their restaurant area which is suitable for parties of up to 50 guests.
The staff at Turf Tavern are dedicated to ensuring that your day goes as smoothly as you have dreamed. They are passionate about serving quality cuisine in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. They offer a variety of wedding menu options to choose from to delight your guests and your taste buds on your big day. All Turf Tavern wedding packages include a cocktail hour, champagne toast, appetizer, salad, and entree. This venue can facilitate a number of serving styles including banquet, buffet, stations, hors d’oeuvres, and more. Popular station options include a carving station, pasta station, and hors d’oeuvres station. All wedding packages also include an open bar option for up to five hours depending on the chosen package. Additional bar services include a premium bar package which offers five hours of bar service including house and premium liquor, imported and domestic beer and wine, and a champagne toast to the couple-of-honor.
Recommended by 92% of couples
April · Married on 10/08/2017
Thank you Tom and Maria for such a wonderful day! We booked our wedding at the Altamont Manor and one of the listed catering businesses was Turf Tavern. We decided to stop in and grab dinner and see what we thought... and it was delicious! We put down a deposit with Tom immediately! Not only is the food wonderful, but the service was OUTSTANDING. I was a bit of a nut with the centerpieces and decorations, and Turf Tavern handled it all so perfectly. They were also extremely flexible and accommodating with regards to dietary restrictions and our catering package. They are VERY professional, especially when dealing with our somewhat rowdy guests! :) It was great to receive such top-notch service while we were taking photos so that we didn't starve (wow those bacon wrapped scallops are delicious!). Everyone complimented the food and the staff, we are so happy we went with Turf! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!Sent on 11/06/2017
Annette · Married on 07/08/2017
What a great experience! Can't say enough good things about Tom and Maria and their staff.Sent on 07/10/2017
We mostly communicated by phone or email to arrange the catering menu for our daughter's wedding since we live in South Carolina. No request was refused and Tom and Maria were a delight to work with. We needed to accommodate guests with various dietary restrictions so our menu was a bit specialized - it was cheerfully arranged. They are a full service caterer, including things many caterers don't give, such as linens, glassware, dinnerware, etc. - this made the task of arranging a barn wedding so much simpler!
We received all positive feedback from our guests about the delicious food.
The on-site staff members were super professional, friendly and helpful, arriving earlier than we expected so that much of the set-up was completed by the time we arrived. They were readily available but not hovering over the guests. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented.
This was a super experience from start to finish! Thanks Tom, Maria and staff!!
Ashleigh · Married on 09/09/2012
I could not have asked for a better caterer. We met with Tom and Maria, the owners, several times to go over all of the details for our wedding. The food was perfect and very affordable! They were extremely flexible when we told them what we were looking for. For our wedding, we brought all of our centerpieces and table decorations to the venue and their staff did all of the work! We didn't have to do a thing! The staff was extremely professional and helpful to our guests. We would highly recommend that you check out the Turf Tavern for any event!Sent on 09/11/2012