Member Since: 3/14/2010
When my know husband and I first saw Catlin Gardens we were taken back by the beautiful gardens and rooms. The convenience of having the ceremony, reception and hotel all in one spot was also a huge plus as we had a lot of international guests. Stephanie and her team worked extra hard to insure we had the wedding we were dreaming of. From helping us plan a military wedding to knowing us by name, the experience was pure joy and easy! The entire staff was so pleasant to deal with. Our matre de was wonderful, he kept everything on schedule, made sure we always had a drink in hand food on our plates, and that our every need was met! The food was amazing! Even my uncle who has been in the restaurant business his whole life commented on how delicious everything was. The bar flowed all night long, and no one had to wait for drinks (definitely a plus for my large irish family :) Catlin Garden went above and beyond to make our wedding amazing!!!! we could not have asked for more in a vendor. our friends and family are still talking about everything! truly an amazing wedding and venue. we HIGHLY recommend catlin to future brides, or to those hosting any party.
Member Since: 9/13/2011
The staff at Catlin Gardens were all so helpful from the day we picked them for the venue. The wedding coordinator, James
was so wonderful. He answered my daughters texts almost immediately each and every time she had a question or concern. The day of the wedding, their Maitre d, Jamie was so attentive, and kept everything under control for the entire evening.
We had requested earlier than the normal 3pm check ins for out of town guests as the ceremony started at 4pm and after some discussions, even that was worked out satisfactorily.
Jacks Pub, located in the Inn, was a great place for the after party.
We had great feedback from many of our guests.
Member Since: 11/10/2010
I was in high school when I first heard a radio commercial for Catlin Gardens. It sounded amazing and wished that one day I would be a bride getting married at this beautiful venue. Well, 12 years later, I got my wish and was married at the most stunning place I have ever seen. Not only are the grounds absolutely breathtaking, but the staff is so friendly and helpful! The entire planning process was so easy and I truly felt like I was surrounded by family the entire time. I recently heard this story from one of my guests and I must share it with you. During our reception dinner, my step daughter asked for applesauce. The kitchen was out of this item, so one of the staff members drove to the local store to buy applesauce for her. I could not believe how accommodating the entire Catlin Gardens staff is. They went out of their way to make sure everything went smooth on our day. Many people will say how not everything can go perfect on your wedding day. Well, mine was very close to perfection. The only hiccup was that it poured all morning and afternoon. I desperately wanted the ceremony in the gardens and James and Jaime made that happen. They even held umbrellas while walking our guest down to the ceremony. During cocktail hour and the reception, I noticed how place cards were set up and how the tables were arranged and that every detail I wanted was executed flawlessly. The food was AMAZING and Jaime made sure we never had an empty glass . The after party was at Jack’s Pub located in the Catlin Gardens Inn. We had so much fun with our friends and family. The bartender was fun and on point the whole night into early morning! To top off an amazing party and after party, we stayed in a gorgeous suite. I truly enjoyed everything about this venue and I have received (and am still receiving) emails, texts, and phone calls, about how beautiful our wedding was and how breathtaking Catlin Gardens is. If you want an unforgettable wedding, this is your place!
Member Since: 10/23/2012
We were drawn to Catlyn Gardens by the beautiful gardens and landscaped waterfalls on their web site. As amazing as the grounds are every individual on the staff and service at Catlin Gardens are even better. Personal, professional and attentive care and guidance is provided for every question and request. The rehersal dinner at The Inn was exceptional in service and quality of food as well as affordable.
The wedding on grounds with cocktail hour and reception was like a Disney fairy tale dream. Food, accomadations, personnel and a detail exacting maitre de were all supurb. Then to have a luxurious inn to walk to after the event to unwind in the pub and then awaken to a fine continental breakfast was just wonderful. All our guests were so pleased with all facets of the wedding we recieved many calls and notes weeks latter thanking us inviting them to such a great affair. Another aspect that was above standards is the care and accessibility for handicap guests.
Member Since: 7/6/2011
There aren't words to describe how thankful Tom and I are to Stephanie Stack and the staff at Catlin Gardens. We could never have imagined a more perfect wedding day. The gardens were incredible, the room was gorgeous, the food was tremendous and the attention to detail was spot on. Our bridal party, along with Tom and I, felt like royalty. From the beautiful private bridal suite, to the food and drinks that were brought to us without asking, it was truly magical. Our guests continue to call us and comment that it was one of the nicest weddings they have ever been to. Thank you again for making all of our wedding day dreams come true.
~Stephanie and Tom Kozminski
Member Since: 5/20/2011
From the first time that we visited CG we knew it was one of the most beautiful places to get married. The gardens are beautiful & there are endless possibilities for photographs. Even though it rained, we had a beautiful ceremony in the manor house & our reception was lovely. Our wedding coordinator, James, was absolutely amazing - very attentive, detail oriented & great to work with. He made us feel very comfortable & calm, & he responds super fast to emails & phone calls. Our maitre’d, Jamie, was also terrific. He made sure that we knew what was going to happen before it did, made sure we ate & enjoyed our cocktail hour & our reception. Jamie & James took care of every last detail. The food was amazing – we got the paramount package & were very happy. Our guests complimented us on the food & we loved it. We also worked with Stephanie who was great. She took a lot of time with us without making us feel rushed. There were 2 places where issues arose, however, the hotel, & our actual wedding day. Although we booked about 36 of the 44 rooms at the hotel, just days before the wedding, we were informed by hotel staff that the rate we had gotten was unheard of & that the hotel was actually losing money on having our guests stay there, which was such an inappropriate thing to say us. Then, even though they’d had a year to tell me, less than 48 hours before the wedding, the hotel informed me that they needed liability insurance for the hair and makeup people or they wouldn’t let them in the day of the wedding. On the day of our wedding, I got a call from the hotel staff saying that she would not let the hair & makeup people & my bridesmaids into my room unless I emailed her written permission. When my girls and I arrived at CG that morning we had to go to the front desk to ask for luggage carts, & then we LOADED THEM OURSELVES while the front desk people watched us!!! Then we pushed the luggage carts up to our rooms ourselves! We had rain & couldn’t take photos outside, so we took pictures in the lobby of the hotel. There were close to 20 of us in the lobby taking photos. There was no air conditioning, & we were all dressed up & sweating. No one thought to open any doors, no one brought in any fans, & my bridesmaids had to go up to the hotel staff who were doing nothing to ask for ice water for people. Guests were coming into the hotel entrance & no one from the hotel thought to direct them where to go. After photos were done, no one showed my bridal party, family & us where to go. The best man had to go find someone to get us a room to wait in before the ceremony started. It was all just added stress than no one needed at that point. We would definitely recommend Catlin Gardens as a beautiful place to get married, great food, & a great time. The hotel & its staff however are another story.
Member Since: 4/18/2011
When we originally went to visit Catlin Gardens, we were blown away. It was so beautiful that I knew immediately this was where our wedding needed to be. We originally began planning with Kerry, but after a lack of communication, Stephanie took over for us. Things could not have gone better after that. She was easy to work with, prompt with responses to our questions, and very pleasant. As our wedding date got closer, we were lucky enough to work with James. His amazing attention to details was a blessing at a time whe the wedding pressure was starting to build.
On the day of our wedding, there was no one better than Jamie. He was there whenever I needed him, and always seemed to be one step ahead of my requests. Even when the shuttle from a secondary hotel was 30 minutes late for the ceremony, he kept everything running smoothly for the whole night.
Overall, I could not be happier with the way our wedding turned out. I would recommend Catlin Gardens to anyone.
Member Since: 6/9/2010
I had my wedding at Catlin Gardens last September and it was fantastic! Even though are wedding was a few weekends after the big hurricane and it rained on our big day the staff were amazing. Jennifer was great through the whole process of planning. She was very professional, responded promptly to emails, and gave us many suggestions for how to plan our wedding day. The day could not have run smoothly without Jamie, our Maitre D'. He did a great job with setting up the ceremony and reception. Also I would suggest to stay at the hotel, it's beautiful!
Member Since: 12/28/2010
We just got married here two weeks ago and I have to say this place is wedding perfection! There is no better than Catlin Gardens. From day one they were nothing short of accommodating, professional and willing to do whatever it took to make our wedding day perfect. The staff, venue and food were all superb. The outdoor ceremony site, cocktail hour outside and reception room in the Manor House were all breathtaking and perfect. Every detail was realized to perfection and we could not have imagined it any more perfect than it was. I urge all engaged couples in the area to at least look here because you will NOT find better for an outdoor wedding! It truly was phenomenal. We are still getting compliments such as : The place was beautiful" to "that was the pretties wedding venue I've ever been to" etc. James, the banquet manager, Jaime, the Maitre D', Stephanie, and Elsie made every detail from the ceremony to the cocktail hour, to the reception, to the hotel accommodations as perfect and easy as could be. I did not have to worry or stress over anything thanks to them. i had a dream wedding!
Member Since: 1/20/2012
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Catlin Gardens! My husband and I had a very short engagement (3 months!) and when I contacted Catlin Gardens in late September for a December wedding they jumped at the opportunity to make my every dream come true!
Having such a short engagement, I was very concerned that I would miss something or things would not get done in time. Catlin Gardens took care of everything! The staff was so friendly and accommodating from the beginning of the planning process until the last minute of our reception. They covered everything and made sure that I had everything I needed before I could even ask for it.
Besides the fabulous staff, the grounds and facilities are gorgeous! Even though our wedding was two days before Christmas in blustery New York state, we were still able to take advantage of the beautiful garden backdrops for our pictures. Our ceremony was held in the Austin Room inside the inn; Catlin worked with me to design the room how I wanted for our ceremony and made it perfect! Moving to the reception room, a separate building a short walk from the hotel, our guests were greeted by staff and shown upstairs to the beautiful marble bar and cocktail area. The food is PHENOMENAL! Later, the doors open into the ballroom where our guests were wowed by the amazing tent ceiling and wonderful dance floor. The dinner was out of this world! After partying away at the reception several close friends and family headed over the the tavern in the hotel to continue the party with us. We stayed at the inn the night our wedding in a complimentary suite. Gorgeous! The staff took care of packing up our gifts, everything we brought for the wedding and even packaged the left over desserts and appetizers for us to take home! Everything was locked in a room until we were ready to take it home the next morning.
As you can tell I can go on and on about Catling Gardens- They are simply wonderful. They are very professional and know exactly what they are doing. Kerry, James and Jamie at Catlin Gardens made all my dreams come true and I could not have asked for anything better; I honestly don't think better is out there! Thank you Catlin Gardens for giving us a wedding beyond our dreams!
Member Since: 3/19/2012
Jamie & everyone at Catlin Gardens were AMAZING. The food was delicious and they were overly accommodating to my wife & I, family & guests. We had a hassle free experience from beginning to end.
Member Since: 6/7/2006
I just had my wedding at Catlin Gardens on March 24, 2012 and it was AMAZING!! :-) Within the first week and a half of my engagement, I went to visit Catlin Gardens and fell in love with it before I even walked in the front door. The building is beautiful and the gardens in the back are gorgeous!! When we toured the reception room, I knew this was where I was getting married. They have this beautiful tented ceiling that is so different from anything I have ever seen and the entire reception room overlooks the gardens outside. We literally signed our contract that day!! I didn't want to look anywhere else!! And the best part is that there is a gorgeous new inn right on the property that many of my guests stayed at!! Everyone at Catlin Gardens was wonderful right from the beginning. They were soooo accomodating and always got back to me very quickly via email or phone when I had questions. Elsie at the front desk was great and was very helpful in the room blocks and setting up our breakfast for the morning after the wedding. Stephanie and James were great in helping me get everything in order and in going over how we wanted the room set up for both my ceremony and reception as we did get married there. And it was set up exactly how I envisioned it!! Jamie was our maitre d and he was wonderful as well. He kept everything in order and flowing so smoothly. He even made sure I always had everything I needed...including champagne :-) I didn't have to worry about a thing because everyone at Catlin were amazing at what they do!! So many of my guests told me how delicious the food was, how beautiful the venue was, and how great the staff was. And I couldn't agree more!! I had the wedding of my dreams and would do it again there in a heartbeat!! :-) Thank you Stephanie, James, Jamie, and Elsie and to the entire staff at Catlin Gardens!! :-)
Member Since: 8/15/2010
I must say thanks to the Maitre'd. He did a wonderful job. He made sure our day was perfect for us and our guests. The ceremony was kept in their Austin room and the reception was in the Manor House over looking the gardens. The cocktail food and drinks was great and the cake was delicious. We had a good time. I would recommend a wedding there anytime.
Member Since: 6/21/2010
We absolutely loved Catlin! They are true professionals as well as being genuinely warm people. It is a family run business and you can tell that they really care about what they do!
Member Since: 10/11/2011
Stephanie and her staff went over the top! We were married on Sept 3rd, in the midst of Hurricane Irene. The facility itself was fine, but the grounds had significant damage. The staff and community worked so hard to get the gardens up to a point that we could take pictures. It looked great! They made my dream come true. The food was out of this world and the staff is amazing! Jaime and James are angels in disguise! I had no worries...only beautiful memories (and GREAT pictures)! All guests were beyond satisfied. I am an "older" bride with very distict needs...they fullfilled all and then some. The ceremony was decorated by the staff...all I can say is WOW! Go see this place for yourself...it's the BEST!!!!
Member Since: 8/6/2009
Our guests raved about the venue. Ceremony and cocktail hour were held in the gardens on a warm but beautiful day. The staff were very attentive and the maitre'd helped us to execute our dream day. We had booked a year and half in advance, so there were some changes (such as the chef and ceremony gazebo area) before our actual wedding day. We felt that the entrees were not exactly up to par with what we tasted at one of the bridal dinners. Reception ballroom could have been air conditioned better. The suites at the Inn were also very nice. We held our rehearsal dinner at Jack's Pub and the food was very good and generously portioned. Overall, we were pleased with the venue.
Member Since: 12/14/2010
I cannot believe how...PERFECT everything turned out!! The staff was AMAZING!!! i give many thanks to James and Sarah for ensuring that ALL of my guests were taken care of and that everything was exactly how i wanted it! The food was GREAT!! i wasnt crazy about the food tasting which had me a bit worried but on the actual wedding day the food was mouth watering! The ambiance of the place is obviouslt amazing and not hard to see why..from the flowers to the stream to the ceremony area, it is all breath taking! i would recommend this to any and everyone! Again, I cannot say enough about the staff, everyone was amazing from the very beginning and it made the planning that much more less of a headache and fun!
More then I could have ever EXPECTED!
Member Since: 8/25/2008
I just had my wedding there in May and the weather was being wishy washy but Catlin was prepared and ready for anything! The Inn is STUNNING! The people were great to work with from day one and helped me out greatly when I had a slight emergency come up so close to the wedding. They were very accommidating to my guests with needs and allergies. Jaime the Matire D is one of the best people around! He was ready and available all night! I can't say enough good things about Catlin and it's staff from top to bottom.
Member Since: 6/19/2010
Everything was perfect from start to finish. Catlin Gardens made our wedding a dream come true. It was more than we ever imagined.
Our beautifully restored 1860's Victorian Manor House overlooks five acres of lavish award-winning gardens. We offer the finest in gourmet dining with menus tailored to your taste. We can accommodate up to 200 guests and host only one event at a time.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: Yes
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Inn/B&B, Mansion/Historic Site, Botanic Garden/Park
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012