If you are looking for a rustic country backdrop but don't want to compromise on great local food for your dream wedding or private event, The Arnold House on Shandelee may be just what you are looking for! We offer weddings & events year-round and can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests. Located 2 hours north of New York City in the western Catskills, the Arnold House is a country retreat set on seven acres and nestled into the forest of Shandelee Mountain. We specialize in rustic barn and outdoor weddings on our beautiful grounds, including ceremonies in our meadows and near our pond, but also offer cozy cold weather affairs with our roaring wood stoves and comfortable indoor seating. These events can be held in our Tavern, 1960’s Dining Room, Sun Room, BBQ Barn or outside in the meadows. Our goal is to work with each individual party to make sure we customize to taste, style and budget.
Skip the pressure and let's have some fun - not only will we help you host the perfect wedding, we will also take care of your guests from when they first check-in to when they pack their bags to head back to reality. Let us help plan their activities and let you focus on getting ready for your big day! How about a game of baseball in the meadows, a group fly fishing outing, canoe races on Shandelee Lake or a hike in Catskill Park. Want the festivities to start a little earlier? A tour of some of the great breweries and distilleries in the area is always a big hit.
Our chef can help craft the perfect menu for you - we are committed to sourcing our food from good people we know, so you can rest assured everything will be seasonally fresh and local. Menus can range from a casual BBQ to a formal sit down dinner. On our property, we can host various types of events - from formal tented affairs in our meadows to wild parties in our barn. Love to dance? Our classic barn is the perfect backdrop for your favorite band or DJ to kick things up after a great Catskill BBQ with your guests gathered around our handcrafted farmhouse tables. And maybe you want to wind down the night with some fireworks to truly wow your guests? We can get them settled with some local bourbon to sip while they roast marshmallows over a bonfire and rest their sore feet from a night of wild barn dancing...all while watching your very own firework display!
And since this is your BIG day, maybe you want to extend it as much as possible and throw a wedding weekend instead to give you plenty of time - and different backdrops and experiences - to truly provide your loved ones with a wedding to remember - and give you enough time to soak it all in! We can help you kick things off on Friday night with a fun get together - maybe a casual cocktail party over a serious game of horseshoes at the Arnold or a family style dinner and bowling party at our sibling property, The North Branch Inn
. And then we can help extend your weekend just a tad longer by offering a great brunch menu on Sunday before everyone heads their separate ways.
However you wish to celebrate, we want your wedding to feel comfortable, personable and tailored to the two of you, while offering high quality twists and even a few surprises for your guests to help make the event as memorable as possible. We would be honored to work with you on such an important occasion and our team here is committed to helping you get it just right!