The Appel Inn - The Gathering Space

590 Route 146, Altamont, NY
Capacity: 150 people

About The Appel Inn - The Gathering Space

The Gathering Space provides a unique location for your special event. Only one function a day assures attention to details and personal treatment. Perfect for private parties and business gatherings. Let us know if you would like trolley or buses to bring your attendees from local hotels, any music or entertainment, special decorations or any other special needs. Again because all of the food is catered anything is possible from barbecues to caviar. Just ask! The Appel Inn - Gathering Space is available Monday - Thursday for Luncheons, Dinner Meetings, Training Meetings, Retreats, Conferences, Board meetings, Monthly Meetings, Brainstorming sessions, and Team Building Events, Holiday and Retirement Parties. Nestled on 6 acres amongst barns and historic home from the 1700’s, the location is ideal for relaxed retreats, business functions and other special events. The Gathering Space accommodates only one function at a time whether an intimate group of 15-20 or a social gala of 125 allowing privacy and an atmosphere of relaxed country elegance. The room can be set to your special needs and the menus are created to fit your tastes and budget. Business affairs can be as casual as boxed lunches or elaborate multi-coursed menus with full china, linen and glassware. Ceremonies are welcome on location. We have a beautiful garden setting by the stream, the deck of the Gathering Space. In case of rain or winter, in front of the fireplace or a ceremony in the round, in the center of the room. We also offer a room for the bride and her attendants to dress, time for pre-photos, a garden arbor and white benches for 100 guests. The Bridal Boutique specializes in gowns of simple elegance & custom creations for dressing the bride, attendants & mother of the bride & groom. By appointment, call Sue Small.

Event Pricing

Events Starting At
$125 /person
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Inside Room
Inside Room
Outdoor Space
Outdoor Space


Truly Special Wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Albany, NY

When my wife and I were engaged we began the often long and arduous process of searching for that perfect place that would make our wedding day the truly special day it should be. We planned to be married in the Albany, NY area and looked at over a dozen venues from Saratoga, to Schenectady to Albany and Troy. We saw places that ranged from glitzy and glamorous to simple and plain, and while there were a few that caught our eye initially, we soon decided that the Appel Inn in Altamont was pretty much perfect. Two years later, looking back on our experience with the Appel Inn, we couldn't be happier with the decision we made. First, and most obvious when you first visit the Inn, the place is beautiful and exudes all the welcoming charm of an idealistic New England bed and breakfast or historical site. The area is somewhat wooded, with old and noble trees scattered about the grounds, and there are a number of gardens planted with a variety of flowers so that no matter what week of the spring or summer, something is sure to be in full bloom. There is also a meandering brook that sits just behind the area available for an outdoor ceremony. While the grounds and the facility are beautiful and are sure to meet your needs for a wedding of up to 150 guests, it is the owner, Laurie, that is the real gem, and the reason we would unhesitatingly recommend the Appel Inn to any couple looking for a venue for their wedding. Laurie has hosted hundreds of weddings and is full of helpful advice on everything from decorations to photographers or caterers that she has worked with in the past. She functions as almost a no-charge wedding planner who's' only goal is to make sure that you and your family have the special (and stress free!) wedding that you deserve. If you're looking to get married in the Albany, NY area take a look at the Appel Inn - you won't be disappointed!

Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 150
  • Special Features: Perfect for weddings, ceremonies, private parties & business events.