ok ya’ll I thought of WAAAY more places for small groups. Here goes:
PEEKAMOOSE restaurant -out in Big Indian DELICIOUS local food super friendly folks nestled in the heart of the catskills with lots of charming tiny mom ‘n pop hotels nearby http://www.peekamooserestaurant.com/pdf%20attachments/Special%20Event%20Packet.pdf
the website says they can accommodate 80 or so possibly smaller if you’re having a dance floor/ band DJ/
Next up the LITTLE BEAR RESTAURANT in Bearsville, near Woodstock NY http://thelittlebearchineserestaurant.com/
Disregard the ‘Chinese’ in their web name they serve all kinds of great food. There’s also a little bar cafe in Woodstock which is different and much smaller. I couldn’t find pic of the interior but it’s def. large enough for 50-70 people, though not much more. Very rustic and pretty nestled in the woods.
Next up and further south is GUNK HAUS in Highland. http://www.gunkhaus.com/ You can see views of mohonk and the mountains fromt eh back windows and is a cute little inn with gastro pub style German food. Again nothing on wedding there but they’ve held fundraisers and other fun events there for comfortably 50 or so people. I think it would be pretty reasonably priced.
Nearby in Historic New Paltz is HUGENOT STREET http://www.huguenotstreet.org/visit/events.php. Couldn’t find any interior pics but here’s a blog with someone theta got married there. http://www.loriotoole.com/wildflowers-historic_huguenot_street-Tthoguh they do, do indoors weddings as well, the buildings are pretty small. I can’t imagine they’d accommodate more the 60 or so.
It’s a sort of living museum to the French Huguenots who colonized the area they do wedding in a number of smaller and larger location inside their historic stone buildings including the meeting house an french chapel.
AAAnd of course I can’t leave mohonk mountain house off the listhttp://www.mohonk.com/Weddings
So GD pretty I can’t stand it. A little pricey, but it looks like they have discount for small winter weddings (oct-April)!
Across the river in Hudson there’s 2 spaces. The 1st is a converted church by the train tracks, Basilica Hudson
http://basilicahudson.com/gallery/ holy prettiness!
Next is Helsinki Hudson-http://helsinkihudson.com/events.html It’s used a LOT of music performances. The cool thing about this place is that everything there is made from reclaimed materials so pretty and quirky right in the heart of Hudson. they def. do wedding because the very first gay couple to be married in NY were married right there by the mayor at 12:01 when they passed the law! so cute very intimate and cozy it looks bigger in pic than it is. Wedding blog with a couple at Helsinki http://www.stevenbrucedesign.com/blog/?p=3308
And last but not least if you want something Super laid back just across the river again from Hudson is Crossroads breweryhttp://www.athensnybrewery.com/default.html-Crossroads. They haven’t had a wedding there but they do events like HS reunions etc ALL the time so there’s room for 50-80 or so people +a dance floor/band. the married owners are REALLY nice and the place is very much a labor of love for them. It’s very much someplace I miss going to when I lived up there-GREAT beer! It’s all being newly renovated (so much so le street view is inaccurate on the exterior)in this GREAT old historic building surrounded by historic buildings and the nearby Hudson river. It’s also likely to be the most affordably priced on the list.
I’ll probably keep thinking of places and continue to post..lol