The North Branch Inn Est. 1930

869 N Branch Rd, North Branch, NY, United States

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The newly restored North Branch Inn marries casual elegance with fresh laid back style.
The inn itself is located 2 hours north of New York City in the western Catskills in the quaint town of North Branch and nestled next to a small creek.
The Lowdown
Type
Bar / Club / Lounge
Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Field / Forest / Orchard
Historic Building
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Courtyard
Creek
Forest
Garden
Meadow/Field
Street
Style
Casual
Classic
Country
Elegant
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

​Evoke nostalgic memories and a classic Americana feel as you celebrate your wedding at North Branch.  Regardless of how you choose to celebrate here with your loved ones and family, know that the food and drink will only play second fiddle to the bride and groom, and your experience can celebrate movement throughout our many spaces.  Your options for a wedding or event at The North Branch Inn include:
- a seated event hosted throughout the interior public spaces and our Bar Room & Restaurant and Bowling Alley for gatherings up to 50 people.  
- a tented affair held in the fields at North Branch for gatherings above 50 people.
- our two-lane hand-set wooden bowling alley to wrap up your event with a late night party.
If you host your wedding with us, you are guarnateed our 14 rooms on property as well as an additional 8 rooms at our sibling property Nine River Road, located just 10 minutes away.

Please see our weddings page for photos, sample menus, pricing and more information. 


Background on the Inn:
The newly restored North Branch Inn marries casual elegance with fresh laid back style. The Bar Room and Restaurant at the North Branch Inn serves a concise menu that is consistently changing. We get our product mostly from people we know personally. And everything that we can't we still source from within New York State. Our small open kitchen is in our 100+ year old bowling alley and our deliveries from the farms come through the front door. The Bar itself stocks a solid list of beer in the can, ciders on tap and only American made products. Our long custom made tables are communal in nature and lend themselves well to small and intimate weddings and events. We believe that a great meal is made only better by interesting conversation with friends or strangers about to become one.  

The inn itself is located 2 hours north of New York City in the western Catskills in the quaint town of North Branch. Nestled next to a small creek, North Branch was officially named in 1851, and constituted not much more than 7 families, a general store, post office, and a bowling alley. Famous for its orchards and apple cider, a great variety of apples grew here and were prized all over the world. Our setting allows for a quiet escape from the world, and similar to our sibling property, The Arnold House, offers an experience more similar to hosting an event with friends in a private home rather than in a traditional commercial venue.  


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

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $165 to $250

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
50
Buffet
200
Standing
200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1930
Curfew
No Curfew
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
The North Branch Inn offers 14 guest rooms on property, while our sister properties in the near vicinity provide additional rooms for you and your guests.  
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

An Intimate Wedding at The North Branch Inn

You | A couple that spends a significant part of your day thinking about your next meal. You love food, appreciate the art of making the food and spend much of your social existence sharing those experiences with your friends and family. Now you are getting married (congratulations!) and are willing to limit your guest list to 50 people so that the only thing that will upstage the food – and carefully crafted cocktails – are the bride and groom.

Us | We are passionate about good food and creating the right atmosphere in which to truly enjoy the experience of dining. We focus on the details – not just how the food is made, but where it comes from (nearly all of it from within 5 miles of the inn – but none from outside the borders of NY State) and how it is presented.

The Experience | We encourage movement throughout our space with a mix of stations and family style dining. Guests can be greeted in the lawns behind the Inn to mix and mingle with a hand crafted cocktail and have their hand in a round of croquet, while appetizers are being passed. The evening can carry on as guests flow into The Bar Room & Restaurant to enjoy additional courses around our communal tables. The night will not need to end as after dinner, dessert can be presented in our two lane hand-set bowling ally from the early 1900’s - and guests are encouraged to indulge in both.

What’s Included | If you choose to host your wedding with us, this is what is included in our wedding quotes:

-  Ceremony on site free of charge, including set up and break down.
-  Personalized attention from our management team throughout the event.
-  Full staff for the event.
-  Full set up, breakdown and cleanup for each event.
-  Communal, individual and high top seating are provided for the event that can sit up to 50 people in total.
-  Votive candles, flatware, plates, napkins and barware are available for use for no additional charge.
-  Assorted and carefully collected catering supplies are provided (such as vintage apple crates and farm baskets) to create the perfect atmosphere and are  
   used to set up food stations and for food service.
-  iPod plug-in ready speaker system available for use.
-  Our guest parlor with its cozy seating and wood-burning stove for those that want to take a break from bowling.
-  The bonfire pit (for your late night s’mores and whiskey!) is located directly across from the restaurant and provides additional gathering space for guests.
-  Send your guests home with something to remember the weekend with. Allow us to prepare a homemade favor for you: choice of: apple butter, maple 
   sugar or a seasonal jam.

Menu | We source all food from farmers and purveyors we know – and no further than NY State borders. The proposed menu is an example of the type of menu our Chef would prepare for you based on what is in season.

Pricing | $250 / guest, includes 8 courses and a three-hour open bar comprised of a carefully assembled assortment of US liquors, ciders, beers & wine.   Please visit our website for a sample seasonal menu.

A Wedding in the Fields at The North Branch Inn

You | Two people that love food and have always dreamt of hosting your wedding outside in a tent surrounded by meadows and streams. You have a large guest list (over 50 people) but you still want to make sure that the food plays a key role throughout your event.

Us | We are passionate about good food and creating the right atmosphere in which to truly enjoy the experience of dining. We focus on the details – not just how the food is made, but where it comes from (nearly all of it from within 5 miles of the inn – but none from outside the borders of NY State) and how it is presented.

The Experience | We encourage movement throughout our space with a mix of stations and family style dining. Guests can be greeted in the lawns behind the Inn to mix and mingle with a hand crafted cocktail and have their hand in a round of croquet, while appetizers are being passed. The evening can carry on as guests flow into the tent to enjoy additional courses where guests can watch much of the food being prepared over the fire. After your guests have eaten their fill under the stars, bonfires are lit and the party can continue with dancing and maybe even a late night snack over bowling in our restaurant.

What’s Included | If you choose to host your wedding with us, this is what is included in our wedding quotes:

-  Ceremony on site free of charge, including set up and break down.
-  Personalized attention from our management team throughout the event.
-  Full staff for the event.
-  Full set up, breakdown and cleanup for each event.
-  Votive candles, flatware, plates, and barware are available for use for no additional charge.
-  Assorted and carefully collected catering supplies are provided (such as vintage apple crates and farm baskets) to create the perfect atmosphere and are
   used to set up food stations and for food service.
-  The bonfire pit (for your late night s’mores and whiskey!) provides additional gathering space for guests.
-  Send your guests home with something to remember the weekend with. Allow us to prepare a homemade favor for you: choice of: apple butter, maple
   sugar or a seasonal jam.

Menu | We source all food from farmers and purveyors we know – and no further than NY State borders,. The proposed menu is an example of the type of menu our Chef would prepare for you based on what is in season.

Pricing | $165 / guest, includes a three-hour open bar comprised of a carefully assembled assortment of US liquors, ciders, beers & wine.  Please visit our website for a sample seasonal menu.

Design:
The inn, which dates back to the late 1800s, has been carefully restored.  We have been featured in a number of design magazines for the furnishings and hope you come visit us yourself to see the space!
Standout Venue Features:
A beautifully restored inn with cozy public spaces kept warm by woodburning fireplaces... bonfire pits to enjoy on summer evenings while you star gaze from our meadows and fields, streams running along side both sides of our property, 5 of our guest rooms are in the original Post Office of North Branch (!) and of course, our hand-set two lane wooden bowling alley is a true gem.  Our kitchen is located inside the bowling alley - so at the end of the night, you can challenge our Chef to a round of bowling!  

We are also tremendously proud of our restaurant itself - we source all of our prodcut from people we know - most of whom are located within 5-10 miles of our inn. Much of our prodcut arrives via tractor (no joke!) - it doens't get fresher or more local than that.  For anything we cannot source directly from our neighbors, we get from within NY State only.  This makes for a truly seasonal and special menu that is always changing!
Extra Perks:

   If you host your event with us inside, the following is included within the per person price - no extra charges for the below!
-  Ceremony on site free of charge, including set up and break down.
-  Personalized attention from our management team throughout the event.
-  Full staff for the event.
-  Full set up, breakdown and cleanup for each event.
-  Communal, individual and high top seating are provided for the event that can sit up to 50 people in total.
-  Votive candles, flatware, plates, napkins and barware are available for use for no additional charge.
-  Assorted and carefully collected catering supplies are provided (such as vintage apple crates and farm baskets) to create the perfect atmosphere and are  
    used to set up food stations and for food service.
-  iPod plug-in ready speaker system available for use.
-  Our guest parlor with its cozy seating and wood-burning stove for those that want to take a break from bowling.
-  The bonfire pit (for your late night s’mores and whiskey!) is located directly across from the restaurant and provides additional gathering space for guests.
-  Send your guests home with something to remember the weekend with. Allow us to prepare a homemade favor for you: choice of: apple butter, maple      
   sugar or a seasonal jam. 
- Ability to also book our rooms for yourself and your guests - we offer 14 rooms on property plus an additional 8 within 10 minutes of the inn.  
- Access to our sibling properties for any additonal events you may choose to host that weekend - such as a rehearsal dinner or brunch.  Subject to
​  availablity.  

If you host your event with us outside in our fields, the following is included within the per person price - no extra charges for the below!
-  Ceremony on site free of charge, including set up and break down.
-  Personalized attention from our management team throughout the event.
-  Full staff for the event.
-  Full set up, breakdown and cleanup for each event.
-  Votive candles, flatware, plates, and barware are available for use for no additional charge.
-  Assorted and carefully collected catering supplies are provided (such as vintage apple crates and farm baskets) to create the perfect atmosphere and are
   used to set up food stations and for food service.
-  The bonfire pit (for your late night s’mores and whiskey!) provides additional gathering space for guests.
-  Send your guests home with something to remember the weekend with. Allow us to prepare a homemade favor for you: choice of: apple butter,
   maple sugar or a seasonal jam. 
-  Ability to also book our rooms for yourself and your guests - we offer 14 rooms on property plus an additional 8 within 10 minutes of the inn.  
- Access to our sibling properties for any additonal events you may choose to host that weekend - such as a rehearsal dinner or brunch.  Subject to
  availablity.  

Awards & Notables We have been luckly enough to be featured in some wonderful publciations!  See below for links.

Time Out New York "Escape to the Catskills" (September 2016)
Shermans Travel "5 Incredibly Romantic Hotels in New York State" (August 2016)
Times-Herald Record - "Livingston Manor Native, Wife open 3 inns in Sullivan County" (August 2016)
Escape Brooklyn "Weekender: The North Branch Inn" (July 2016)
InStyle Magazine "These are the Ice Cream Flavors that Chefs can't wait to eat this summer" (July 2016) 
Time Out 
"Best Bed & Breakfast Inns in America" (June 2016)
Dujour "Haute Hotels" (June 2016)
One Man on the Ground "The North Branch Inn" (May 2016)
Fodors "Coolest Hotels in the Catskills (April 2016)
Dot & Bo "Design Inspiration: Romantic Modernism in the Catskills (April 2016)
Sunday's Arrow "Travels to the North Branch Inn" (February 2016)
Inside Hook "The Second Annual Ice Fishing Derby" (February 2016)
Simon Said "Valentine's Day Getaway" (February 2016)
Cosmopolitan Chile/Peru "Cosmo in the City" (February 2016)
Travel + Leisure "8 Chic Catskills Design Hotels to Visit Year Round" (January 2016) 
Food Network "3 of a Kind: Barrel-Aged Cocktails (November 2015)
Forbes - "The Easiest Weekend Escape from New York City" (November 2015)
Fathom Away "A Two-Hotel Getaway in New York's Catskill Mountains (November 2015)
NY Magazine "See the Sophisticated Side of Sullivan County" (November 2015)
Food & Wine "12 Cozy Inns to Visit this Fall" (November 2015)
Liquor.com "11 New Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now" (November 2015)
Passport Magazine "In LGBT Sullivan County Catskills, Cold is the New Hot (October 2015)
New York Times "In the Catskills, An Inn with a Past (and a Bowling Alley)" (October 2015)
Urban Daddy "Get out of Dodge - A Bed & Bar in North Branch" (October 2015)
Food Republic "10 Design-Forward Hotels Opening Around the Globe (September 2015)
Catskill Eats "The Arnold House's Owners Open Second Inn & Restaurant in North Branch (September 2015)
Sullivan County Democrat "North Branch Inn, Arnold to become Siblings (June 2015)
Celebration Locations
Inside Public Spaces, Bar Room & Restaurant and Bowling Alley:
We encourage movement throughout our space with a mix of stations and family style dining. Guests can be greeted in the lawns behind the Inn to mix and mingle with a hand crafted cocktail and have their hand in a round of croquet, while appetizers are being passed. The evening can carry on as guests flow into The Bar Room & Restaurant to enjoy additional courses around our communal tables. The night will not need to end as after dinner, dessert can be presented in our two lane hand-set bowling ally from the
- Max Capacity: 50 seated; 75 standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Fields at North Branch:
We encourage movement throughout our space with a mix of stations and family style dining. Guests can be greeted in the lawns behind the Inn to mix and mingle with a hand crafted cocktail and have their hand in a round of croquet, while appetizers are being passed. The evening can carry on as guests flow into the tent to enjoy additional courses where guests can watch much of the food being prepared over the fire. After your guests have eaten their fill under the stars, bonfires are lit and the party can co
- Max Capacity: 50 and above. No maximum - depends
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Please see above links for all of our media coverage.
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