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Crystal Cove

Averill Park, NY · View map · Visit website

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About Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove is a waterfront wedding venue in the Albany, New York area. This vintage barn’s nature-filled location provides couples a romantic escape on their wedding day. The commute to this venue is a quick twenty-minute drive east from the Hudson River in Albany. The property sits on the shores of Crystal Lake, near St. Henry’s Church.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 300 guests to join them at this romantic lakefront location. The venue offers indoor and outdoor settings for ceremonies and receptions. Couples can get married right above the waters of the lake with Crystal Cove’s wooden dock, or on the lawn for more solid ground. Both ceremonies provide stunning lake backdrops. Head into the barn pavilion for the party, with open sides, wooden columns and a solid roof overhead bearing delicate chandeliers.

Services Offered
The venue, owned and operated by Frank Mantha and Ruth McGlew, offers the following products and services to couples:

  • All inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Furniture
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Wireless Internet

Frank does the cooking while Ruth manages the banquet and serving. They offer catering in the following styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations

The venue has been family owned for over 90 years. Crystal Cove started as an amusement park and resort. The park featured a carousel, ferris wheels and a public beach. Now, with the rides gone and the beach no longer public, Frank and Ruth focus all their energy on weddings and events hosted at the venue.

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26 Reviews for Crystal Cove

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26 Crystal Cove Reviews


Married on 07/28/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We got married at Crystal Cove in Averill Park, NY on July 28th, 2018 and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience. This venue was exactly what we had in mind, by the water with great views ... Read more perfect for my summer wedding with so many choices from the setting of the ceremony to the menu, the options are endless. The owners are so personable and very flexible, they provide so much support throughout the process and make you feel at ease. They go out of out of their way to make your special day perfect. Check this place out you will not be disappointed.


Married on 07/21/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Everything was amazing! Crystal cove is a beautiful location by the water. The owners and all employees were very attentive and accommodating. The food was DELICIOUS and the carving stations were a ... Read more big hit with my guests. I also loved the openness of the reception building and the wrap around deck. We highly recommend crystal cove!


Married on 06/02/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

My husband and I fell in love with this venue the moment we saw it. Frank and Ruth were warm and welcoming. We wanted an outdoor venue but wanted the convienence of everything included which Crystal ... Read more Cove offered. Frank and Ruth were great to work with. Our wedding day was everything we wanted. There was a small miscommunication about what time the reception ended but was resolved quickly and Frank and Ruth were gracious enough to let the party go on later than they planned. My guests raved about the food and good time was had by all. Thank you Frank and Ruth!

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