Upstate NY Wedding Venues: The Cottage in the Pines in Sparrow Bush, NY

This year, as I get to know the wedding venues in my area, I’ll let you know which ones I think could be a great place for your wedding ceremony. These are ceremony spaces that are well thought out, allow for flexibility and creativity, or are exceptionally beautiful. 

The Cottage in the Pines

I had the pleasure, this week, of being invited to tour the wedding spaces at The Cottage in the Pines. First off, Lynn Feasley, the owner, and Julia Molloy, the innkeeper, were welcoming and attentive hosts. A beautiful Catskills wedding venue, The Cottage in the Pines is actually 3 buildings, offers spaces for indoor weddings and outdoor wedding ceremonies, is LGBTQ+ friendly, and can accommodate guests overnight.

Indoor Wedding Ceremony Spaces at The Cottage in the Pines

For indoor spaces, this lovely upstairs barn area, the Magic Lantern, is magnificent. I see enough room here to get creative with ceremony seating, have your ceremony in the round or seat guests in a half circle. If you prefer a more traditional layout, the space is perfectly suited for that as well.

Two views of a rustic barn space. On the left, a wide plank wood floor leads to an open space with vaulted ceilings, huge wooden beams overhead and, in the background a wooden wall supported by huge wooden beams. There are windows on either side of the wall and up toward the ceiling. On the right, a view of the same room. This view shows the back of the room with a wooden staircase leading up to a loft area above the entrance.

 

A rustic barn space. A wide plank wood floor leads to an open space with vaulted ceilings, huge wooden beams overhead and, in the background a wooden wall supported by huge wooden beams. There are windows on either side of the wall and up toward the ceiling.The downstairs space, called Phoebe’s Garden, offers as a backdrop a lovely, huge stone fireplace with beautiful windows on either side. Everywhere you look, rough hewn wood beams and other details give both indoor spaces a rustic warmth that is incredibly inviting. Lighting is often overlooked in indoor wedding ceremony spaces, but Phoebe’s Garden is an exception. This space was bright and cheerful, as well as cozy and rustic, which I really appreciated because Phoebe’s Garden is also The Cottage in the Pines’ backup space for outdoor ceremonies if it rains. I give them credit, not just for being forward thinking enough to have a backup in place, but also for offering such a delightful one.

A rustic indoor space. In the foreground a rustic, custom made table and chairs. In the background, a large stone fireplace is framed on either side by windows. Supporting the ceiling are substantial rough-hewn wooden beams.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Spaces at The Cottage in the Pines

Due to weather, I wasn’t able to get a close look at the outdoor ceremony spaces, but there are several options. From the main building, I could see that the bridge would make a lovely spot for an intimate wedding ceremony. There are so many possibilities for symbolism and ritual with getting married on a bridge.

A country scene. In the foreground grass leads to a pond with a rocky shore. In the distance a bridge goes over the far edge of the pond. To the right of the bridge is a large barn and behind that you can see part of a wooden pergola. In the background a path leads up into a forest of tall pine trees.

The Cottage in the Pines also offers an Outdoor Forest Chapel and a Garden Pergola. When the weather improves, I plan to go back and take a closer look at these spaces. I’ll write more when I do.

So, there you have it. You can learn more about weddings at The Cottage in the Pines on their website and follow them on Instagram @thecottageinthepines

If you’re having your wedding there or anywhere else in the NY Catskills or Hudson Valley region, please consider me as your officiant. I can help you create beautiful, personal, marriage ceremony that reflects who you are and takes full advantage of the lovely spaces The Cottage in the Pines has to offer.

Email me at Cris@InclusiveCeremonies.com or call/text 973-985-0798.

And if you’re a venue owner interested in creating or improving your ceremony site, or if you have a B&B, rental home, or other hospitality property and are thinking of creating a ceremony space for elopements and micro weddings, I now offer consultant services to help you create and develop a ceremony space so visiting couples can make your spot a wedding destination.

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