Catlin Gardens Wedding Venue Slate Hill, NY – Catlin Gardens Inn


Choosing the perfect wedding venue for local or destination weddings tops the list of things to do when planning a wedding. Catlin Gardens is an exquisite wedding venue in Slate Hill, NY, with an equally elegant Catlin Gardens Inn adjacent to the Victorian-style Manor House.

Nestled on 5 acres of the most beautiful, award-winning, flower-filled lavish gardens brides can imagine, Catlin Gardens is an excellent place for a destination wedding, graduation party, wedding vow renewal ceremony and reception, cocktail reception party, special occasions or business meetings in or around upstate New York.

Catlin Gardens and the adjacent Catlin Gardens Inn is located on Route 6 in Slate Hill, New York, just minutes from Round Hill and Middletown New York. The Inn has 40 guestrooms, featuring fine linens, fireplaces, fitness center, Jacuzzis, indoor pool, Irish-style pub, room service and complimentary breakfast, plus an extraordinary terrace overlooking a meadow.

Catlin Gardens Slate Hill NY

Catlin Gardens and the Inn at Catlin Gardens is surrounded by five acres of luscious sunken gardens, strolling pathways covering one half mile, water fountains, cascading waterfalls, romantic bridges, garden trellis and over 12,000 breathtaking blooming flora for a perfect wedding ceremony and reception. Besides the amazingly manicured landscaping and incredible view at Catlin Gardens, the outdoor wedding ceremony, cocktail hour area and catering banquet hall are magnificent in their beauty.

Brides who are looking for a magical, romantic wedding venue location in New York, need not look any further. Catlin Gardens in Slate Hill is a fantastic setting for a perfect wedding and reception, accommodating up to 210 seated guests, and will prove to be well beyond your wildest dreams or imagination. Picturesque perfect is what Catlin Gardens is all about, in the charming Hudson Valley hamlet of Slate Hill, and calling or visiting this family-owned and operated special occasion/wedding venue castle should be number one on a bride and groom’s to-do list.

Having recently attended a wedding at Catlin Gardens, there is no question as to why Catlin Gardens and the Inn is Hudson Valley’s most sought-after wedding venue, and why Catlin Gardens have received rave reviews. The Stack family owners (Jack Stack, his son John and daughter Stephanie, and John’s wife Jennifer) have every reason to be proud of Catlin Gardens and the newly opened Catlin Gardens Inn.

In a recent interview with the Times Herald, the owners discussed plans for the $7 million Inn and the Irish pub that will be open to the public for lunch and dinner, as well as the opening of a day spa.

“Eventually, we’ll be opening a day spa, so it’ll be, ‘Drop your keys and stay the weekend,’” Stephanie Stack said.

The Inn will include banquet rooms, including a smaller room with a wine cellar theme that will be suitable for rehearsal dinners and parties. Bridal suites and extra “green rooms” will accommodate makeup and hair for the bridal party.

“We’re hoping to become a destination,” Jennifer Stack said. “If you walk a bride through here, you don’t even have to sell the facility,” Jennifer says. “It’s like a fairy tale. Even the inn looks like a castle.”

The property has come a long way since 1990, when it was just the 19th-century house and the gardens along Catlin Creek, which patriarch Jack Stack designed and built himself. His daughter, Stephanie, got married in the gardens — and an idea was born. By 1997, the manor house had been converted to a catering hall, and Jennifer and John Stack — Jack’s son — were the first couple married in the hall.”

I couldn’t agree more. The staff at Catlin Gardens were spectacular and extremely helpful throughout the entire weekend wedding and reception. Jamie in particular is a staff member who deserves a lot of praise and thanks (and a pay raise), as he kindly took care of every detail, no matter how trivial the requests. Nearly every wedding has some kind of last minute problem to be solved, and Jamie was quick to bring whatever was required to fill the need.

Jamie kept the entire wedding party relaxed and organized, ensuring everyone had plenty of food and drinks (ie cocktails), giving the entire bridal party directions and detailed explanation as to how the wedding event and reception would occur, right down to its final blissful moments. The Catlin Gardens wedding menu packages and wedding cake selections are a sight to behold, and you’ll leave the facility tour and scheduled taste testing appointment fully appreciating the hard work and skill of the Culinary Institute of America-trained Chef.

Apparently Catlin Gardens has jobs available for area people looking for work too, interviewing for a variety of full and part-time positions such as Housekeeping Supervisor, Housekeepers, Cooks, Waitstaff, Bartenders, Front Desk and Night Auditor. Interested job applicants should email their resume to for interview opportunities.

Catlin Gardens offers different wedding/reception packages, with price quotes for the middle range package somewhere around $139 per person (plus tax & gratuity), and the cheaper package somewhere around $99 per person + tax & gratuity. To discuss a negotiated price, if allowed, contact Stephanie Stack or visit the Catlin Gardens website at

Fulfilling every bride’s wish for a Cinderella dream wedding within the wedding budget makes Catlin Gardens and the Catlin Gardens Inn a favorite wedding venue, receiving praiseworthy reviews from The Knot Wedding Shop, if not THE BEST wedding venue in upstate New York.

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