Special Events

WEDDINGS & Private Events

Wedding-Holding Hands

Old Austerlitz is home to the Austerlitz Historical Society.  The Society, organized in 1988, celebrates the heritage and rural beauty of Austerlitz, New York.  The bucolic grounds are perfectly suited for your country wedding or other private event.  Our historic buildings dating from the 1790’s to the early 1800’s will provide the backdrop for your special day, from our interfaith Country Church to an old fashioned one-room Schoolhouse.  The 1794 Morey-Devereaux House is appointed with fine furnishings and decor to take you back in time to the days of a simpler life.  We are close to the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Capital Region of New York and the spectacular Hudson Valley, and a short 2-hour drive from Manhattan or 3-hour drive from Boston.

“Brian & Amy’s Wedding”

Photos courtesy of Turnquist Photography

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  • Location:  Rural Columbia County on Route 22, with easy access to/from the NYS Thruway and the Taconic State Parkway.
  • Special Attention:  Old Austerlitz hosts only one special event per week, making your event the special day you deserve.
  • Amenities:  Old Austerlitz has ample parking and provides a beautiful landscape that lends itself to convenient access for tents while maintaining great views. Our historic buildings include a rustic reconstructed barn; a quaint 1853 non-denominational church that can accommodate approx. 120 guests; a one-room schoolhouse, as well as several picturesque out-buildings that dot the grounds. Tours of the 1794 Morey-Devereaux House may also be arranged.
  • Choices:  We will be happy to recommend caterers, tent rental companies, photographers, etc., for your special event, but the decisions remain yours.
  • Accommodations:  Many lovely hotels, motels, B&B’s and vacation rentals are located within the surrounding area.  We will be happy to make suggestions for your guests.
  • Flexibility:  We want to make your event special and will try to accommodate reasonable requests.  Please let us know how we can help.

Photos courtesy of Turnquist Photography

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 Other Private Events

Old Austerlitz Grounds
Old Austerlitz Grounds

In addition to Weddings, please consider us for your Graduation, Anniversary, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Cocktail Reception, Private Party, Business Outing, Reunion, or other special event.  Please contact us to discuss the many options available to you. 518-392-0062