Seminary Hill Est. 2016

43 Wagner Ln, Callicoon, NY, USA

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Located 2 hours north of New York City in the western Catskills, Seminary Hill is home to an active, sixty-acre apple orchard and burgeoning cider mill.
Seminary Hill sits atop a ridge overlooking the Delaware River with stunning countryside in all directions, offering an unforgettable backdrop for your wedding, whether it’s an intimate gathering, extravagant party, or somewhere in between.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Field / Forest / Orchard
Restaurant / Private Dining
Winery / Vineyard
Views
Farm View
Meadow/Field
River
Rolling Hills
Valley
Vineyard
Style
Country
Elegant
Romantic
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Anniversary
Engagement Party

Venue Setting

Our all-season venue has stunning views overlooking the Delaware River Valley. You and your guests may wander through our holistic orchard, enjoy the award-winning design of our Tasting Room, or dance the night away in an elegant tent with seating for 250 guests. In-house catering features seasonal ingredients from local farms and our own distinctive cider. Craft beverages from New York also available. Onsite accommodations for 50 guests, with ample accommodations nearby.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $130 to $220

Additional Charges

The venue price includes the Mountain House and Cottage House for 2 nights, the tasting room, the reception tent and complete closure of the property on the day of your wedding. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
250
Buffet
250
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2016
Curfew
9 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Our cabin and guest house can accommodate up to 12 people. Our boarding house apartment style building can accomodate up to 34 people. The Old Ross House can commodate 8 guests. 52 Upper Main can accommodate 6 guests. 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Fun fact: The Doetsch family has roots in Callicoon that go back more than five generations. During Prohibition in the 1920s one great-grandfather distilled “apple jack” in a shed on the property—until the day he fell asleep during brewing and the shed burned down. Now we are reviving and updating the orchard-to-bottle process, which, in 2020, you'll be able to see in action.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:

Seminary Hill sits atop a ridge overlooking the Delaware River with stunning countryside in all directions, offering an unforgettable backdrop for your wedding, whether it’s an intimate gathering, extravagant party, or somewhere in between. Our 65-acre estate holds winding hiking and cross-country ski trails and a fire pit. Atop the highest hill, you can see the historic St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary that gives our venue its name. 

Weddings take place against a unique landscape depending on the season. In spring, our trees bloom delicate pink and white flowers. In summer, colorful fruits grow against deep green leaves. In autumn, apples and pears hang ripe for the picking amid vibrant fall foliage.

Your wedding anniversary won’t simply be a date on the calendar, it will represent a unique moment in the life cycle of an apple tree. We invite you and your family to revisit our orchard and cider mill for years to come, recalling your vows and celebrating your future.

Design:

Overlooking the orchard, the cidery combines a ground-floor production facility with a top -floor tasting room and event space. The wood inside and outside the cidery is larch reclaimed from the underwater pilings of the old Tappan Zee Bridge. Distinctively shaped table tops throughout the tasting room are made from oak cleared from the land while building the cidery. Nestled next to the Tasting Room is our 250 person event tent. Whether you stage your event indoors or outdoors, you will have spectacular views of the Delaware River Valley. We can organize special tours of the orchard and cidery for your guests, or you can present your guests with bottles of ciders as mementos of your event.

Standout Venue Features:
Starting in 2020, our cathedral-ceiling tasting room can offer not just a gorgeous reception venue, but also a fun afternoon activity! You can tour our facility to learn about the complete orchard-to-bottle process and taste our distinctive ciders while enjoying stunning views of the orchard and surrounding landscape.
Extra Perks:

OUTDOOR TENT 250 person maximum
~Tasting Room from 9am to midnight the day of your event, including outdoor stone patio & wooden decks
~Reception tent 60’x100 with French window sidewalls, tent lighting, heating/cooling and gray flooring, seating up to 250 guests
~24x30 Dark Maple Dance Floor
~100-amp outlet
~Wireless Internet and Phone Access
~Designated on-site parking
~Use of baby grand piano in Tasting Room
~ADA accessible restrooms

~Cedar-wood arbor (65”w, 10”h, 65”d)
~Ceremony benches for up to 250 guests ( 2-7” long fits 4-5ppl 36-8“ long fits 5-6ppl) ~Wood Folding Reception tables 9”x40” and Wood Cross back chairs for up to 250 guests ~8 Wine Barrel Cocktail Tables w/ wooden tops
~10 Auxillary Tables 8”x30”
~4 Auxiliary tables 48“30”
~2 Rectangular Bar Stations with Bar Top 8”x30” with Table Skirting

~Two-night stay at the Mountain House and Cottage ~Complimentary Bottle of Seminary Hill Cider
~Signs and tiki torch lighting
~Lawn Games
~Property Manager to help facilitate setup, breakdown, and clean up

Awards & Notables We've been featured in Record Online in a piece they did on Sullivan County's burgeoning tourism and craft alcohol industries.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Just down the road is historic Main Street in Callicoon with restaurants, shops, kayaking, and more. 
Bars & Lounges:
Our tasting room offers our homebrewed cider on tap.

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