Natural Gardens is the most spectacular destination barn wedding venue in the Catskills!
No other barn venue compares to the beauty, intimacy, privacy & serenity of this unique property!
Natural Gardens has been awarded the 2018
DESTINATION WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR – NEW YORK – USA
The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement you should be proud of. We are delighted to pay tribute to and commend all those who have excelled in the industry. This year has seen an unprecedented number of shortlisted companies, providing strong competition in every category.
All winners of the wedding awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by our in-house professionals. This ensures only the most deserving companies and individuals walk away with one of these prestigious accolades and gain a place in our awards winners’ guide, which will be distributed to over 500,000 professional & affluent people worldwide. We have a sponsorship deal with Aspire so the guide will also be found in airport lounges worldwide, as well as on cruise ships, a further 10,000 hotels, holiday specialists and tour providers.
A wedding at Natural Gardens includes all the tables, chairs, dance floor, lighting, canopies, props and so much more. You also get exclusive use of 25 acres filled with gardens, ponds, streams, waterfalls, woodland paths, hops yard, vineyard with exclusive use of the bridal house.
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Our new Restaurant/Brewery is available for small weddings, parties and seminar/retreats. The 4000 sq.ft. building has a full bar with a wrap around porch with full outdoor seating.
One of our recent barn wedding reviews!
Beauty & Heart!
If you asked me to describe this venue in two words, it would be easy: Beauty and Heart. Yes, the The Natural Gardens is a meticulously landscaped, beautiful dream setting in the Catskills. But the owners, Steve and Cathy, are what MAKE this venue absolute perfection. This property is their home, and they care for their guests like their own family – they put their heart and soul into this venue, and do the same when caring for their bridal couple.
My husband and I were originally looking for a venue in Hudson Valley, but our guest size, desire for a weekend event, and Fall-timed nuptials prompted us to expand our search further into the Catskills. Thank goodness it did! When we arrived at the venue for our first visit, it was September, and the grounds were still beautifully lush and green, with blooming flowers. We were quickly won over by the treelines, ponds, and gardens. Steve is a horticulturist, and has cultivated every inch of the property with love – and it shows. We knew it would the tree-lines would be perfect for our fall wedding, complete with yellow, orange, and red foliage (and it was!).
On that first day, Steve and Cathy took us on a tour of the property, and we loved that there were plenty of options to host a number of events, and have it feel like a ‘different’ venue for each aspect of our wedding weekend. They also had plenty of recommendations for us – from caterers to local hotel/private home accommodations.
We booked with them a little more than a year in advance, and they stayed highly responsive and communicative right up until our wedding weekend. They also let us know that we were welcome to come back at any time to take photos (including engagement pictures), or make plans for our wedding weekend. We didn’t end up doing so because we live in New York City, but it was helpful to know the option was there!
During our wedding weekend, we ended up using the property for two days: On Friday, we held a Color Wars style game day for our guests, followed by a welcome party dinner in the forest. On Saturday, we had an outdoor ceremony, followed by a reception in the barn/event center, topped off with a s’mores bonfire under the stars.
The weekend was magical, in large part thanks to Steve and Cathy. Unfortunately, we had a wedding planner who under-delivered, and Steve and Cathy were well aware of the stress and hardship that this caused us. But they made sure that we were well-taken care of, and graciously took on MUCH MORE than they should have had to to ensure the weekend was as successful as possible. From ensuring our cake was on display for our guests, to golf-carting us around the property to get photos/video in as many settings as possible, to combing the property for lost items the morning after, Steve and Cathy went above and beyond our expectations.
And our guests absolutely LOVED all the photo ops with the beautiful fall scenery. We couldn’t have picked a better spot to start our forever. Thank you, Steve and Cathy!
PS – A few things to know/be mindful of:
There’s no mobile/wi-fi service (yet), but they are working on it. We actually loved that we (and our guests) were able to completely disconnect. It made for a better party!
There is an onsite bridal house with plenty of couches, a bedroom, and sizeable makeup/hair space for wedding day. This bridal house was my absolutely LIFESAVER – it was a great place to retreat, get my zen, and prepare for the long day of wedding festivities.
Steve and Cathy are constantly making upgrades to the venue – so ask about what they may have in store for your target dates. In between our booking and our actual wedding weekend, they built out some restrooms by the bonfire area which was also near we were had our “games.” It was a perfect addition that was totally unexpected!
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Get a Free Wedding Planning Website at: U.S. Wedding Registry. Filled with wedding planning tools like Interactive RSVP, Seat Charting, Wedding Planner tool, Checklists and so much more!
Natural Gardens also provides on-line courses and educational seminars on birdwatching, landscaping, permaculture, aquaculture and much more!