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Highlands Country Club

Garrison , NY
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LOCATION

955 Route 9D
Garrison, NY US 10524 (map)

PHONE

845-424-3254

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Unique and Romantic Elegance in a Country Setting

The Highlands Country Club offers a spectacular Hudson Highlands setting, one hour north of NYC. Weddings are held in our... Read more
Unique and Romantic Elegance in a Country Setting

The Highlands Country Club offers a spectacular Hudson Highlands setting, one hour north of NYC. Weddings are held in our intimate garden, glass solarium, or on our picturesque golf course, providing breathtaking backdrops. Ballroom hosts chandelier, walk-in fireplaces, and a curtained verandah. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1898
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Country, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
7425
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

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Tara
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
What an amazing day! The Highlands Country Club did an amazing job at making our wedding such a special and memorable day! Everything was just wonderful and perfect. So many guests commented on how friendly the staff was and how great the food was. I have to agree! Danielle and her team made us feel like everything was taken care of from beginning to end. They all work so hard and really seem to care that the guests are happy! The ambiance was wonderful! Between our florist and the venue, it was magical. The little details and candles spread thought the ball room were breathtaking.

I can't say enough about our experience with Danielle. Her kindness and professionalism was beyond our expectations. Not only dealing with me, but responding to emails from my fiancé and parents she was so patient and helpful! On the day of, I really felt as though I didn't have to work anymore and I could just sit back and enjoy because they had it taken care of. What a special place to get married. I only hope I can attend a wedding there one day and enjoy it from a different perspective :)
What an amazing day! The Highlands Country Club did an amazing job at making our wedding such a special and memorable day! Read more...
What an amazing day! The Highlands Country Club did an amazing job at making our wedding such a special and memorable day! Everything was just wonderful and perfect. So many guests commented on how friendly the staff was and how great the food was. I have to agree! Danielle and her team made us feel like everything was taken care of from beginning to end. They all work so hard and really seem to care that the guests are happy! The ambiance was wonderful! Between our florist and the venue, it was magical. The little details and candles spread thought the ball room were breathtaking.

I can't say enough about our experience with Danielle. Her kindness and professionalism was beyond our expectations. Not only dealing with me, but responding to emails from my fiancé and parents she was so patient and helpful! On the day of, I really felt as though I didn't have to work anymore and I could just sit back and enjoy because they had it taken care of. What a special place to get married. I only hope I can attend a wedding there one day and enjoy it from a different perspective :) Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm not a bride. I'm not a groom. I wasn't a guest, but now I can say that everyone of these glowing reviews all true without one shred of exaggeration. In fact, they are grossly understated.
I'm in a neutral corner where my review is concerned, and completely unbiased either way.
I was the DJ at the Highlands Country Club where I did the music for a wedding this past Saturday night 9/13/14. This was my first time at this venue. I've been in the arena of doing weddings for the past 25 years from NYC to Albany and I never have been at a facility where every detail, the food, the service and the courtesy extended to us made us feel like royalty. I could only imagine how this bride and groom and all the guests must have been treated. ....and the person responsible for this wedding coming together in a flawless way was Danielle West, the catering manager at this venue.
The timing of every formality ( the intros, dinner, dessert table etc.) was expertly laid out on a form with the times of all these segments are taking place. Now I've been in this business to know when get handed a sheet of paper with all these event times never work out and I told Danielle this. That could not have been any further from the truth. This place ran like a clock. Again, this young women Danielle had a handle on every aspect of this celebration.
Now you probably are thinking I' m looking for referrals from this hall. This was the first time for me to be at HCC and it might very well be my last. For this reason I will not mention who I am. However, Danielle knows, the bride and groom knows and all the guests and that's the only thing that matters. This is not an ad for my service. This is the absolute truth about this facility and how extremely well this wedding was coordinated.
To all the owners, associates and staff, I can only say Danielle is rare in this business. She's a keeper gentlemen.
No grandstanding for me, just the God's honest truth and I wanted to tell everyone!
I'm not a bride. I'm not a groom. I wasn't a guest, but now I can say that everyone of these glowing reviews all true Read more...
I'm not a bride. I'm not a groom. I wasn't a guest, but now I can say that everyone of these glowing reviews all true without one shred of exaggeration. In fact, they are grossly understated.
I'm in a neutral corner where my review is concerned, and completely unbiased either way.
I was the DJ at the Highlands Country Club where I did the music for a wedding this past Saturday night 9/13/14. This was my first time at this venue. I've been in the arena of doing weddings for the past 25 years from NYC to Albany and I never have been at a facility where every detail, the food, the service and the courtesy extended to us made us feel like royalty. I could only imagine how this bride and groom and all the guests must have been treated. ....and the person responsible for this wedding coming together in a flawless way was Danielle West, the catering manager at this venue.
The timing of every formality ( the intros, dinner, dessert table etc.) was expertly laid out on a form with the times of all these segments are taking place. Now I've been in this business to know when get handed a sheet of paper with all these event times never work out and I told Danielle this. That could not have been any further from the truth. This place ran like a clock. Again, this young women Danielle had a handle on every aspect of this celebration.
Now you probably are thinking I' m looking for referrals from this hall. This was the first time for me to be at HCC and it might very well be my last. For this reason I will not mention who I am. However, Danielle knows, the bride and groom knows and all the guests and that's the only thing that matters. This is not an ad for my service. This is the absolute truth about this facility and how extremely well this wedding was coordinated.
To all the owners, associates and staff, I can only say Danielle is rare in this business. She's a keeper gentlemen.
No grandstanding for me, just the God's honest truth and I wanted to tell everyone! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I wish I could re-live my wedding day over and over again! Where to begin...Highlands Country Club was my dream wedding venue. It was the very first venue I looked at, and as soon as I saw it I knew it was "the one." It is beautiful and elgant in a country setting, my favorite aspect of it is that it didn't look like a typical country club wedding venue in the space (no awful carpeting or flourescent lighting). Sarah M. (who we loved) was our initial coordinator, but she resigned two weeks before our wedding. Danielle took her place and did an amazing job! We love her! Just to organize my thoughts a bit, I'd like to list
Pros:
-The food is amazing (they have their own caterer, same chef as the restaurant there and at The Garrison)! I must admit I'm not a big foodie, but I was so impressed, and so were all my guests! Everyone actually finished their food (unusual for a wedding). They also don't make you add the dinner selections to your response cards (in the wedding invite), which I really like.
-They set-up for you. You do not have to worry about coordinating with your florist on the day of your wedding, or setting up your escort cards, favors, etc. They handle this for you. My wedding day was stress free as soon as I arrived at HCC. No need to hire a day of coordinator!
-They only have one wedding per day there. This makes for a more unique experience , you are the only bride!
-The staff was all so nice and helpful...they were all congratulating me, complimenting me on my dress and ceremony, etc.
-Danielle made sure I got to eat and drink during the night
-The venue and grounds are just so beautiful...they have fire pits and lawn furniture outside where many of our guests enjoyed the party outside during reception (the venue makes it easy to hang out in or outside)
-linens, printed menu, signature drinks included
I wish I could re-live my wedding day over and over again! Where to begin...Highlands Country Club was my dream wedding Read more...
I wish I could re-live my wedding day over and over again! Where to begin...Highlands Country Club was my dream wedding venue. It was the very first venue I looked at, and as soon as I saw it I knew it was "the one." It is beautiful and elgant in a country setting, my favorite aspect of it is that it didn't look like a typical country club wedding venue in the space (no awful carpeting or flourescent lighting). Sarah M. (who we loved) was our initial coordinator, but she resigned two weeks before our wedding. Danielle took her place and did an amazing job! We love her! Just to organize my thoughts a bit, I'd like to list
Pros:
-The food is amazing (they have their own caterer, same chef as the restaurant there and at The Garrison)! I must admit I'm not a big foodie, but I was so impressed, and so were all my guests! Everyone actually finished their food (unusual for a wedding). They also don't make you add the dinner selections to your response cards (in the wedding invite), which I really like.
-They set-up for you. You do not have to worry about coordinating with your florist on the day of your wedding, or setting up your escort cards, favors, etc. They handle this for you. My wedding day was stress free as soon as I arrived at HCC. No need to hire a day of coordinator!
-They only have one wedding per day there. This makes for a more unique experience , you are the only bride!
-The staff was all so nice and helpful...they were all congratulating me, complimenting me on my dress and ceremony, etc.
-Danielle made sure I got to eat and drink during the night
-The venue and grounds are just so beautiful...they have fire pits and lawn furniture outside where many of our guests enjoyed the party outside during reception (the venue makes it easy to hang out in or outside)
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Kristi
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous! Danielle is a wizard. You may feel like everything is scattered before your wedding. But Danielle will put all those pieces into a perfect puzzle. You will have an amazing wedding at Highlands. I promise. I wish I just tasted the food. Everyone raved at how delicious everything was.
Gorgeous! Danielle is a wizard. You may feel like everything is scattered before your wedding. But Danielle will put all Read more...
Gorgeous! Danielle is a wizard. You may feel like everything is scattered before your wedding. But Danielle will put all those pieces into a perfect puzzle. You will have an amazing wedding at Highlands. I promise. I wish I just tasted the food. Everyone raved at how delicious everything was. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had such a great wedding at the Highlands!!! So pretty, unique and laid back!!!
We had such a great wedding at the Highlands!!! So pretty, unique and laid back!!!
We had such a great wedding at the Highlands!!! So pretty, unique and laid back!!! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.8/5.0
The moment I walked into the Highlands Country Club I knew I wanted to have my wedding there! The venue is gorgeous! It is a perfect scale for a smaller wedding (we had about 100 guests) and the various rooms and outdoor spaces allowed for fun mingling of guests. It was close enough to Manhattan that many city dwellers took the train. But the privacy surrounded by hills and a quiet golf course led many guests to describe it as an "at home destination wedding." S'mores at a wedding was a hit larger than I imagined it would be.
Danielle was amazing, supportive and helped the day go along smoothly. She helped guide all the vendors on site so I had nothing to worry about but enjoying my day.
The moment I walked into the Highlands Country Club I knew I wanted to have my wedding there! The venue is gorgeous! It is Read more...
The moment I walked into the Highlands Country Club I knew I wanted to have my wedding there! The venue is gorgeous! It is a perfect scale for a smaller wedding (we had about 100 guests) and the various rooms and outdoor spaces allowed for fun mingling of guests. It was close enough to Manhattan that many city dwellers took the train. But the privacy surrounded by hills and a quiet golf course led many guests to describe it as an "at home destination wedding." S'mores at a wedding was a hit larger than I imagined it would be.
Danielle was amazing, supportive and helped the day go along smoothly. She helped guide all the vendors on site so I had nothing to worry about but enjoying my day. Read less
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Ivette
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't know what I would do without Danielle. She truly became part of the family during the planning process - she was professional, kind, caring and pretty much understood what I wanted. Her and her team executed everything very well. The food exceeded all expectations, service was amazing, her attention to details, to us and the guests. I would do it all over again if I had to right there. Thank you Danielle and everyone at HCC!
I don't know what I would do without Danielle. She truly became part of the family during the planning process - she was Read more...
I don't know what I would do without Danielle. She truly became part of the family during the planning process - she was professional, kind, caring and pretty much understood what I wanted. Her and her team executed everything very well. The food exceeded all expectations, service was amazing, her attention to details, to us and the guests. I would do it all over again if I had to right there. Thank you Danielle and everyone at HCC! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about this venue and their staff. I got married in a blizzard and the staff still made everything amazing. Danielle the coordinator is the best and had everything under control. The staff is professional. The food is amazing! I got sooo many compliments the day of the wedding. And I knew I loved the venue, but all our guests did as well. It has an understated elegance that is so unique. We knew from the moment we walked into the Highlands it's where we wanted to get married, and they delivered.. the wedding of my dreams. many many many thanks to all the staff there for that!
I can't say enough about this venue and their staff. I got married in a blizzard and the staff still made everything Read more...
I can't say enough about this venue and their staff. I got married in a blizzard and the staff still made everything amazing. Danielle the coordinator is the best and had everything under control. The staff is professional. The food is amazing! I got sooo many compliments the day of the wedding. And I knew I loved the venue, but all our guests did as well. It has an understated elegance that is so unique. We knew from the moment we walked into the Highlands it's where we wanted to get married, and they delivered.. the wedding of my dreams. many many many thanks to all the staff there for that! Read less
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Belta
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
The service on the date of our daughter’s wedding at Highlands was truly beyond our expectations. From the minute we arrived and entered the Bridal Suite any and everything we needed was taken care of by Annie, Sarah and their wonderful staff. The bridal suite was huge and we had a lovely tray of hor d’oeuvres and chilled champagne waiting for us.

The ceremony in the garden under a candlelit tree with white paper lanterns was breathtaking! Cocktail hour in the solarium was fabulous. There was room for everyone to mingle and the bar/lounge area had cozy couches for our guests. There were non-stop passed hor d’oeuvres. The fried macaroni and cheese was a new dish and it was to die for! Everyone was talking about how delicious it was. All of the hor d’oeuvres were truly exceptional and very high quality as well as the dinner.

I simply cannot say enough about this venue. It was our daughter’s dream wedding come true! The elegant huge ballroom with the huge chandelier and fireplaces on either end of the room was ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! The tables were perfectly set with beautiful flower arrangements and lighted candles and the mantles were tastefully decorated with flowers and lighted candles too. It was picture perfect! Our guests especially enjoyed the outside area and fire pits for the s'mores we made for dessert.

ABOVE ALL, Annie, Sarah and their crew of professionals made our experience TOP NOTCH! They were not only professional but friendly as well. They paid so much attention to every detail. No detail went unnoticed or unattended to. We can't thank them enough for all their hard work. Our guests were attended to the entire evening and we felt truly special and cared for.

There are not enough words to describe our experience at Highlands! WE WERE BLOWN AWAY! It was MAGICAL!

We would highly recommend Highlands to any of our friends and family, and would certainly use them again for a future event.
The service on the date of our daughter’s wedding at Highlands was truly beyond our expectations. From the minute we Read more...
The service on the date of our daughter’s wedding at Highlands was truly beyond our expectations. From the minute we arrived and entered the Bridal Suite any and everything we needed was taken care of by Annie, Sarah and their wonderful staff. The bridal suite was huge and we had a lovely tray of hor d’oeuvres and chilled champagne waiting for us.

The ceremony in the garden under a candlelit tree with white paper lanterns was breathtaking! Cocktail hour in the solarium was fabulous. There was room for everyone to mingle and the bar/lounge area had cozy couches for our guests. There were non-stop passed hor d’oeuvres. The fried macaroni and cheese was a new dish and it was to die for! Everyone was talking about how delicious it was. All of the hor d’oeuvres were truly exceptional and very high quality as well as the dinner.

I simply cannot say enough about this venue. It was our daughter’s dream wedding come true! The elegant huge ballroom with the huge chandelier and fireplaces on either end of the room was ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! The tables were perfectly set with beautiful flower arrangements and lighted candles and the mantles were tastefully decorated with flowers and lighted candles too. It was picture perfect! Our guests especially enjoyed the outside area and fire pits for the s'mores we made for dessert.

ABOVE ALL, Annie, Sarah and their crew of professionals made our experience TOP NOTCH! They were not only professional but friendly as well. They paid so much attention to every detail. No detail went unnoticed or unattended to. We can't thank them enough for all their hard work. Our guests were attended to the entire evening and we felt truly special and cared for.

There are not enough words to describe our experience at Highlands! WE WERE BLOWN AWAY! It was MAGICAL!

We would highly recommend Highlands to any of our friends and family, and would certainly use them again for a future event. Read less
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Erian
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
It's taken me almost a year to write this review, but I have thought about how amazing the Highlands (and Danielle) made our wedding day. I was so relaxed knowing that I was in capable hands that the owner of the hair salon that did my wedding hair thought I was taking Xanex, not kidding! I am a high stress, demanding person in everyday life, everything had to be perfect, but for my wedding day, I knew the Highlands would not disappoint and I had every confidence in them (rare for me!). It was the most perfect day of our lives (the only way it could have been more perfect is if our lost loved ones were there, but that's obviously impossible), so we literally had the rainy morning (which surprisingly didn't make me anxious), and the perfect afternoon for a reception. I would do it all over again and not hesitate to choose the Highlands for our reception and pictures. Everyone was so impressed, down to our DJ who was amazed at the schedule Danielle had for us--we made it to our cocktail hour as we wished! Most importantly, Danielle made sure we tried and ate everything and had our wishes fulfilled. The ground were beautiful and the veranda and ballroom equally beautiful. So, so many people told us how different, unique and classy our wedding was since it was at such a unique venue. The flowers helped as well (a shout out to Floral Fantasies by Sara--Rhinebeck). My husband and I couldn't have imagined a better day...it was literally a fantasy come true. I would change nothing and I'm a detail oriented person who scrutinized everything! Pick the Highlands and you won't be disappointed, it works for every season, which is a plus!
It's taken me almost a year to write this review, but I have thought about how amazing the Highlands (and Danielle) made Read more...
It's taken me almost a year to write this review, but I have thought about how amazing the Highlands (and Danielle) made our wedding day. I was so relaxed knowing that I was in capable hands that the owner of the hair salon that did my wedding hair thought I was taking Xanex, not kidding! I am a high stress, demanding person in everyday life, everything had to be perfect, but for my wedding day, I knew the Highlands would not disappoint and I had every confidence in them (rare for me!). It was the most perfect day of our lives (the only way it could have been more perfect is if our lost loved ones were there, but that's obviously impossible), so we literally had the rainy morning (which surprisingly didn't make me anxious), and the perfect afternoon for a reception. I would do it all over again and not hesitate to choose the Highlands for our reception and pictures. Everyone was so impressed, down to our DJ who was amazed at the schedule Danielle had for us--we made it to our cocktail hour as we wished! Most importantly, Danielle made sure we tried and ate everything and had our wishes fulfilled. The ground were beautiful and the veranda and ballroom equally beautiful. So, so many people told us how different, unique and classy our wedding was since it was at such a unique venue. The flowers helped as well (a shout out to Floral Fantasies by Sara--Rhinebeck). My husband and I couldn't have imagined a better day...it was literally a fantasy come true. I would change nothing and I'm a detail oriented person who scrutinized everything! Pick the Highlands and you won't be disappointed, it works for every season, which is a plus! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I simply cannot say enough about this venue. It was our dream wedding come true! I never thought we would end up with a ballroom or even a country club for that matter, but this place mixes the simplicity and elegance of CLASSIC wedding amazingness with rustic and laid back ease for all family and friends to unwind and mingle. The flow of the venue is PERFECT.

ABOVE ALL, Danielle and her crew of professionals made our experience TOP NOTCH! They had flexibility with our requests, paid SOOOOO much attention to detail. We NEVER had to repeat anything and everything was complete. Not a single detail went unnoticed or unattended to. I swear Danielle is a fairy princess who waves a wand of MAGIC. Our day was gorgeous from the ceremony in the back garden to the cocktail hour on the veranda and dancing and DELICIOUS food all night. Their cake vendor, The Pastry Garden, IS THE BEST IN NEW YORK. Forget cake boss, you WANT Pastry Garden. The most delicious cuisine and cake I have ever had at a wedding in my life (Ive been to a lot!)

As much as I think I am speechless and blown away by Highlands Country Club, I could use every positive and enthusiastic word in the dictionary to describe our above exceptional experience here.

You will kick yourself if you pass on this place. Its a once in a lifetime, unforgettable and simply magical venue.

WE LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR WEDDING!!!!!!
I simply cannot say enough about this venue. It was our dream wedding come true! I never thought we would end up with a Read more...
I simply cannot say enough about this venue. It was our dream wedding come true! I never thought we would end up with a ballroom or even a country club for that matter, but this place mixes the simplicity and elegance of CLASSIC wedding amazingness with rustic and laid back ease for all family and friends to unwind and mingle. The flow of the venue is PERFECT.

ABOVE ALL, Danielle and her crew of professionals made our experience TOP NOTCH! They had flexibility with our requests, paid SOOOOO much attention to detail. We NEVER had to repeat anything and everything was complete. Not a single detail went unnoticed or unattended to. I swear Danielle is a fairy princess who waves a wand of MAGIC. Our day was gorgeous from the ceremony in the back garden to the cocktail hour on the veranda and dancing and DELICIOUS food all night. Their cake vendor, The Pastry Garden, IS THE BEST IN NEW YORK. Forget cake boss, you WANT Pastry Garden. The most delicious cuisine and cake I have ever had at a wedding in my life (Ive been to a lot!)

As much as I think I am speechless and blown away by Highlands Country Club, I could use every positive and enthusiastic word in the dictionary to describe our above exceptional experience here.

You will kick yourself if you pass on this place. Its a once in a lifetime, unforgettable and simply magical venue.

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Alice
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Highlands was 1 of 3 venues we visited and the moment I stepped into that ballroom, I knew it was the perfect fit for my intimate 70 person wedding. (could fit 100 comfortably!) The venue itself is beautifully maintained with a grand chandelier in the ballroom, great outdoor space for cocktail hour and s'mores at the fire pit at the end of the night, as well as the cozy tavern area where the drinks were served.

Not only was the venue gorgeous, all of my guests raved about food here as well. For the cocktail hour, we had the Italian station and 5 passed hors d'oeuvres. For the reception, we went with the arugula salad, lobster bisque (we had huge chunks of lobster in ours!) and choice between the french cut chicken breast or the filet mignon with black truffle glaze, all of which were very tasty. Everything was cooked perfectly according to the guests I surveyed throughout the night.

Aside from the food, I want to compliment the service as well. As bride and groom, our drinks were continuously topped off and the bartenders were super accomodating. Last but not least, my wedding coordinator Danielle, was great. She was so attentive throughout the entire process and made sure the evening went smoothly on the day of our wedding. We set up in the bridal suite early morning and she made sure to have coffee and champagne handy for us as we got ready. Overall, Danielle was sweet and professional and we were both so happy to have our wedding at Highlands Country Club!
Highlands was 1 of 3 venues we visited and the moment I stepped into that ballroom, I knew it was the perfect fit for my Read more...
Highlands was 1 of 3 venues we visited and the moment I stepped into that ballroom, I knew it was the perfect fit for my intimate 70 person wedding. (could fit 100 comfortably!) The venue itself is beautifully maintained with a grand chandelier in the ballroom, great outdoor space for cocktail hour and s'mores at the fire pit at the end of the night, as well as the cozy tavern area where the drinks were served.

Not only was the venue gorgeous, all of my guests raved about food here as well. For the cocktail hour, we had the Italian station and 5 passed hors d'oeuvres. For the reception, we went with the arugula salad, lobster bisque (we had huge chunks of lobster in ours!) and choice between the french cut chicken breast or the filet mignon with black truffle glaze, all of which were very tasty. Everything was cooked perfectly according to the guests I surveyed throughout the night.

Aside from the food, I want to compliment the service as well. As bride and groom, our drinks were continuously topped off and the bartenders were super accomodating. Last but not least, my wedding coordinator Danielle, was great. She was so attentive throughout the entire process and made sure the evening went smoothly on the day of our wedding. We set up in the bridal suite early morning and she made sure to have coffee and champagne handy for us as we got ready. Overall, Danielle was sweet and professional and we were both so happy to have our wedding at Highlands Country Club! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.8/5.0
We had our reception at Highlands and it was perfect. We worked with Danielle who was nothing but professional, friendly and clearly loved her job. The service on the date of the wedding was beyond our expectations. If we wanted or needed something, it was there! Our guests loved the food selections and danced the night away. We loved the ambiance, beautifully kept grounds, chandelier and clean look of the country club. We appreciated only having one wedding at a time. The bridal suite was HUGE and gave us a great place to regroup or relax for a minute if needed. We would highly recommend Highlands to any of our friends and family members, and would certainly use them again for a future event.
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We had our reception at Highlands and it was perfect. We worked with Danielle who was nothing but professional, friendly and clearly loved her job. The service on the date of the wedding was beyond our expectations. If we wanted or needed something, it was there! Our guests loved the food selections and danced the night away. We loved the ambiance, beautifully kept grounds, chandelier and clean look of the country club. We appreciated only having one wedding at a time. The bridal suite was HUGE and gave us a great place to regroup or relax for a minute if needed. We would highly recommend Highlands to any of our friends and family members, and would certainly use them again for a future event. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a very difficult time finding a venue in NY that would allow us to have the smaller wedding we wanted (about 100 people). We didn't want to get married at a catering hall or a multi-wedding location and we struggled to find a unique location that had everything we wanted - until we found the Highlands. The first time we went there we knew it was the place. The grounds are beautiful, the ballroom is truly stunning, and the staff were wonderful. We worked with a few coordinators and our main go-to person, Danielle, was amazing. She was very responsive to calls and emails (even the night before the wedding when we had to make a last minute change to the ceremony location due to the weather), and a true pleasure to work with. We had many DIY details and she was open to anything and made sure everything was set up perfectly. They were very open and flexible to making changes to the space - we took down art on the walls and put up our own pictures - and their extra touches of lanterns, candles, and rustic elements made the space even more special. Our guests especially enjoyed the outside area and fire pits for the s'mores we made for dessert.

The food was exceptional and very high quality. Our guests are still raving about it, from the BBQ station at cocktail hour (you don't need to worry about having only 1 station at cocktail hour, it is endless - they kept it completely filled the entire time, right before we went into the reception), passed hor d’oeuvres, to the salad and entrees.

We couldn't be happier with our choice and can't thank them enough for all their hard work. Our guests were attended to the entire evening and we felt truly cared for. This is a really special place and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat!
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We had a very difficult time finding a venue in NY that would allow us to have the smaller wedding we wanted (about 100 people). We didn't want to get married at a catering hall or a multi-wedding location and we struggled to find a unique location that had everything we wanted - until we found the Highlands. The first time we went there we knew it was the place. The grounds are beautiful, the ballroom is truly stunning, and the staff were wonderful. We worked with a few coordinators and our main go-to person, Danielle, was amazing. She was very responsive to calls and emails (even the night before the wedding when we had to make a last minute change to the ceremony location due to the weather), and a true pleasure to work with. We had many DIY details and she was open to anything and made sure everything was set up perfectly. They were very open and flexible to making changes to the space - we took down art on the walls and put up our own pictures - and their extra touches of lanterns, candles, and rustic elements made the space even more special. Our guests especially enjoyed the outside area and fire pits for the s'mores we made for dessert.

The food was exceptional and very high quality. Our guests are still raving about it, from the BBQ station at cocktail hour (you don't need to worry about having only 1 station at cocktail hour, it is endless - they kept it completely filled the entire time, right before we went into the reception), passed hor d’oeuvres, to the salad and entrees.

We couldn't be happier with our choice and can't thank them enough for all their hard work. Our guests were attended to the entire evening and we felt truly cared for. This is a really special place and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The Highlands Country Club was the absolute perfect setting for our wedding! Danielle West, the venue's Event Coordinator, was new to our account just weeks before the wedding and made sure every detail was perfect. All of our guests had an amazing time - the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I CANNOT say enough good things about the Highlands. If you're looking for an elegant, romantic, country-estate feel, this is the perfect venue for you!
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The Highlands Country Club was the absolute perfect setting for our wedding! Danielle West, the venue's Event Coordinator, was new to our account just weeks before the wedding and made sure every detail was perfect. All of our guests had an amazing time - the food was delicious and the service was excellent. I CANNOT say enough good things about the Highlands. If you're looking for an elegant, romantic, country-estate feel, this is the perfect venue for you! Read less
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Lisbeth
Wedding:
11/2/2012
4.8/5.0
We were very impressed with the venue itself, the quality of the service we received, and the professionalism and efficiency of the event planner we worked with- Jennifer. We recently held our engagement party at Highlands, and from the first time we went to visit it, all of our e-mails and questions were always answered promptly and we were always received politely. For us, the experience of planning the event being a pleasant one was just as important as the appearance of the venue and the quality of the food (all of which were also great). The day of the event, when I arrived to set up, Jen immediately took over everything and did a great job making sure everything went to plan. Many of our guests commented that they felt as if they were in their own home, or rather- their dream home! which speaks a lot for the warmth of the atmosphere.
We were very impressed with the venue itself, the quality of the service we received, and the professionalism and Read more...
We were very impressed with the venue itself, the quality of the service we received, and the professionalism and efficiency of the event planner we worked with- Jennifer. We recently held our engagement party at Highlands, and from the first time we went to visit it, all of our e-mails and questions were always answered promptly and we were always received politely. For us, the experience of planning the event being a pleasant one was just as important as the appearance of the venue and the quality of the food (all of which were also great). The day of the event, when I arrived to set up, Jen immediately took over everything and did a great job making sure everything went to plan. Many of our guests commented that they felt as if they were in their own home, or rather- their dream home! which speaks a lot for the warmth of the atmosphere. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't remember how I first came across Highlands Country Club but from the moment I saw it I knew it was something special. First of all you have the ballroom, two huge fire places with an enormous chandelier in the middle. Old rustic hardwood floors and French doors combine the indoors with nature and the Tavern. You get the whole place the amazing Jen Bickman, HCC staff and top quality food. We are foodies and would not settled for boring catering hall food. HCC's farm to table philosophy is how food should be prepared. We enjoyed several meals there leading up to the wedding and I have to say the day of food was just as tasty as their regular restaurant dining! Their menus reflect what's best for the season and with our fall wedding, our guests enjoyed butternut squash soup, barley risotto and a choice of sea bass or prime rib. Yum! I have to say our wedding there was as magical as I hoped it to be. All of our guests raved on the setting, the intimate venue and overall charm. We were told by many of our guests it was the best wedding they've ever been to! Brides out there, I am very OCD and organized but with Adrienne then Jennifer's help I always felt at ease. (Adrienne, the event planner we initially worked with left just three or four months before the wedding. As any bride would I panicked when I got that call but the transition to Jen was seamless. As Adrienne promised, she left me in great hands!) On the day of the actual wedding Jen was on her game eager to accommodate last minute requests and was always there with a smile. She set up all of our decorations to perfection and always made sure things were running smoothly. The day went by so fast that I regret not savoring it more. If you want a venue that is elegant but not stuffy that has character then HCC is the place for you. I cannot wait to celebrate our anniversaries there and other special occasions. Thank you for hosting the best day of my life :)
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I can't remember how I first came across Highlands Country Club but from the moment I saw it I knew it was something special. First of all you have the ballroom, two huge fire places with an enormous chandelier in the middle. Old rustic hardwood floors and French doors combine the indoors with nature and the Tavern. You get the whole place the amazing Jen Bickman, HCC staff and top quality food. We are foodies and would not settled for boring catering hall food. HCC's farm to table philosophy is how food should be prepared. We enjoyed several meals there leading up to the wedding and I have to say the day of food was just as tasty as their regular restaurant dining! Their menus reflect what's best for the season and with our fall wedding, our guests enjoyed butternut squash soup, barley risotto and a choice of sea bass or prime rib. Yum! I have to say our wedding there was as magical as I hoped it to be. All of our guests raved on the setting, the intimate venue and overall charm. We were told by many of our guests it was the best wedding they've ever been to! Brides out there, I am very OCD and organized but with Adrienne then Jennifer's help I always felt at ease. (Adrienne, the event planner we initially worked with left just three or four months before the wedding. As any bride would I panicked when I got that call but the transition to Jen was seamless. As Adrienne promised, she left me in great hands!) On the day of the actual wedding Jen was on her game eager to accommodate last minute requests and was always there with a smile. She set up all of our decorations to perfection and always made sure things were running smoothly. The day went by so fast that I regret not savoring it more. If you want a venue that is elegant but not stuffy that has character then HCC is the place for you. I cannot wait to celebrate our anniversaries there and other special occasions. Thank you for hosting the best day of my life :) Read less
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Kathry
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.9/5.0
My husband and I are thrilled that we chose to hold our wedding reception at Highlands Country Club! We got married last month and everything went just perfectly. When we signed on to work with HCC, nearly a year before the event, we were working with their Events Coordinator, Adrienne. As you'll see from many previous reviews here, she was wonderful to work with. While Adrienne is no longer with HCC, I am writing this review to assure you that that their new Events Coordinator, Jennifer, is equally amazing! We found out about Adrienne's departure only two months prior to the wedding. As most former brides and brides-to-be can imagine, I was a bit panicked about this news! My fears were unfounded though. Jennifer, stepped right into the role without missing a beat. She's really organized! She was always very responsive to my emails and patient with my dozens of questions. I also attribute the smooth transition to the fact that the entire staff at HCC is so on top of things. They pay close attention to all of your requests and truly care. It felt like a tightly run ship...in a good way! They're organized, but still flexible and work with you to make sure that your wedding reflects you as a couple.

The venue is an incredibly elegant and cozy space with a historic feel. The ambiance is just great. Our guests loved it! The indoor-outdoor options are wonderful and our guests enjoyed having cocktails, s'mores and cigars outside with dinner and dancing inside. The food was delicious, creative, and much of it is locally grown. The pastry company they work with on the cakes was also very responsive, accommodating to our requests and the cake was delicious! I could write pages about the many helpful and accommodating steps Jennifer, Danielle and all the HCC staff took to help make our day special! I highly recommend this venue.
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My husband and I are thrilled that we chose to hold our wedding reception at Highlands Country Club! We got married last month and everything went just perfectly. When we signed on to work with HCC, nearly a year before the event, we were working with their Events Coordinator, Adrienne. As you'll see from many previous reviews here, she was wonderful to work with. While Adrienne is no longer with HCC, I am writing this review to assure you that that their new Events Coordinator, Jennifer, is equally amazing! We found out about Adrienne's departure only two months prior to the wedding. As most former brides and brides-to-be can imagine, I was a bit panicked about this news! My fears were unfounded though. Jennifer, stepped right into the role without missing a beat. She's really organized! She was always very responsive to my emails and patient with my dozens of questions. I also attribute the smooth transition to the fact that the entire staff at HCC is so on top of things. They pay close attention to all of your requests and truly care. It felt like a tightly run ship...in a good way! They're organized, but still flexible and work with you to make sure that your wedding reflects you as a couple.

The venue is an incredibly elegant and cozy space with a historic feel. The ambiance is just great. Our guests loved it! The indoor-outdoor options are wonderful and our guests enjoyed having cocktails, s'mores and cigars outside with dinner and dancing inside. The food was delicious, creative, and much of it is locally grown. The pastry company they work with on the cakes was also very responsive, accommodating to our requests and the cake was delicious! I could write pages about the many helpful and accommodating steps Jennifer, Danielle and all the HCC staff took to help make our day special! I highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Kristen Chartier 6/23/12
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot stress enough what an amazing wedding my husband and I had at the Highlands Country Club!! First of all, the coordinator Adrienne Madama is a dream. She answered any phone calls or emails immediately, and with such a sense of calm that she always put me immediately at ease. Adrienne met with us several times to go over details from big to small, and she walked the perfect line between allowing us to make all of the decisions and giving us some well-pointed suggestions. She NEVER steered us wrong. I cannot recoemmend working with Adrienne enough. Not only is she an expert in event planning, but she is truly a nice person, and the combination is one that cannot be beat. Secondly, the event space--wow. I can't tell you hoe many people commented that the space was classy, intimate, gorgeous, simply lovely...basically, people were blown away. Between the ballroom, the outdoor veranda, the golf course, and the tavern, it was the perfect blend of inside and outside, spacious and enclosed, and everything was done 110% perfectly. Our ceremony was held on the golf course, but even if it had rained, Adrienne had a contingency plan that worked equally well. The cocktail hour was top-notch and the food and drinks were plentiful and fluid. The table settings, the food itself, the staff, and the overall atmosphere of everyone who worked there was a dream. I know that I sound overblown, but please trust me when I say that I cannot recall a better wedding, and I have been to over 30 of them, and I heard the same thing from all of our guests. The best decision we made was to hold our wedding reception at Highlands Country Club, and I am already planning to a) have a daughter, b) convince her to hold HER wedding there one day!!
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I cannot stress enough what an amazing wedding my husband and I had at the Highlands Country Club!! First of all, the coordinator Adrienne Madama is a dream. She answered any phone calls or emails immediately, and with such a sense of calm that she always put me immediately at ease. Adrienne met with us several times to go over details from big to small, and she walked the perfect line between allowing us to make all of the decisions and giving us some well-pointed suggestions. She NEVER steered us wrong. I cannot recoemmend working with Adrienne enough. Not only is she an expert in event planning, but she is truly a nice person, and the combination is one that cannot be beat. Secondly, the event space--wow. I can't tell you hoe many people commented that the space was classy, intimate, gorgeous, simply lovely...basically, people were blown away. Between the ballroom, the outdoor veranda, the golf course, and the tavern, it was the perfect blend of inside and outside, spacious and enclosed, and everything was done 110% perfectly. Our ceremony was held on the golf course, but even if it had rained, Adrienne had a contingency plan that worked equally well. The cocktail hour was top-notch and the food and drinks were plentiful and fluid. The table settings, the food itself, the staff, and the overall atmosphere of everyone who worked there was a dream. I know that I sound overblown, but please trust me when I say that I cannot recall a better wedding, and I have been to over 30 of them, and I heard the same thing from all of our guests. The best decision we made was to hold our wedding reception at Highlands Country Club, and I am already planning to a) have a daughter, b) convince her to hold HER wedding there one day!! Read less
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Ellie
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Well you are welcome hudson valley brides, I'm about to save you a lot of time searching for the perfect venue! This is it! I can’t even begin to describe how perfect our wedding was at Highlands Country Club. I’m from Garrison and my family and I knew we wanted to have the wedding locally. We looked at a few wedding spaces in the area, including The Thayer hotel and The Garrison. As soon as we walked into the Highlands we knew it was the spot for us and our search ended. We didn’t want the typical ball room wedding and were willing to give up the picturesque views of The Garrison (highlands sister property) in order to have a space that matched our unique taste. The Highlands Country Club is rustic, elegant, classy and just beautiful. They have only one wedding at a time, so not only do you get the simple yet impressive ballroom, but also the solarium, tavern and veranda. I had been to Highlands back when I was growing up but never remembered it to be as grand as it is. The solarium is 3 walls of glass, its bright, airy and welcoming. The veranda looks like its straight out of a movie, rustic brick, billowing white curtains and french doors that open on both sides of the ballroom These spaces combined with the main ballroom give your guests so many places to go, sit and enjoy themselves. Adrienne Madama was our event coordinator and from our first tour to the day after our wedding was so incredibly responsive, supportive and helpful. Each meeting was a pleasure and she made wedding planning a breeze. Nothing was ever an issue, she helped us figure out things that we didn't have a CLUE about and she even came to the rescue when my bustle broke before our first dance. The food was wonderful, and that was confirmed by a family friend who attended the wedding that has been a chef for over 20 years. Many of their menu items are locally grown, which was very important to us. Many brides say they don't eat at their weddings.. but you WILL here.. it was a fantastic meal. The set up of the cocktail station (beautiful lay out, rustic signage), the bar service (never a line, fun drinks, lots of choices) and the presentation of the food was impeccable. Finding service and a location like this at a better price would be impossible to find in the Hudson Valley area. Our guests said they had never been to a wedding like ours, and they felt like there were in a different world.

Our day went off without a hitch and our guests are raving about it. We wouldn’t have changed a thing. If you are looking to give your family and friends a wedding experience they won’t soon forget, look no further, go to Highlands!
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Well you are welcome hudson valley brides, I'm about to save you a lot of time searching for the perfect venue! This is it! I can’t even begin to describe how perfect our wedding was at Highlands Country Club. I’m from Garrison and my family and I knew we wanted to have the wedding locally. We looked at a few wedding spaces in the area, including The Thayer hotel and The Garrison. As soon as we walked into the Highlands we knew it was the spot for us and our search ended. We didn’t want the typical ball room wedding and were willing to give up the picturesque views of The Garrison (highlands sister property) in order to have a space that matched our unique taste. The Highlands Country Club is rustic, elegant, classy and just beautiful. They have only one wedding at a time, so not only do you get the simple yet impressive ballroom, but also the solarium, tavern and veranda. I had been to Highlands back when I was growing up but never remembered it to be as grand as it is. The solarium is 3 walls of glass, its bright, airy and welcoming. The veranda looks like its straight out of a movie, rustic brick, billowing white curtains and french doors that open on both sides of the ballroom These spaces combined with the main ballroom give your guests so many places to go, sit and enjoy themselves. Adrienne Madama was our event coordinator and from our first tour to the day after our wedding was so incredibly responsive, supportive and helpful. Each meeting was a pleasure and she made wedding planning a breeze. Nothing was ever an issue, she helped us figure out things that we didn't have a CLUE about and she even came to the rescue when my bustle broke before our first dance. The food was wonderful, and that was confirmed by a family friend who attended the wedding that has been a chef for over 20 years. Many of their menu items are locally grown, which was very important to us. Many brides say they don't eat at their weddings.. but you WILL here.. it was a fantastic meal. The set up of the cocktail station (beautiful lay out, rustic signage), the bar service (never a line, fun drinks, lots of choices) and the presentation of the food was impeccable. Finding service and a location like this at a better price would be impossible to find in the Hudson Valley area. Our guests said they had never been to a wedding like ours, and they felt like there were in a different world.

Our day went off without a hitch and our guests are raving about it. We wouldn’t have changed a thing. If you are looking to give your family and friends a wedding experience they won’t soon forget, look no further, go to Highlands! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The staff at Highlands Country Club is fantastic! We planned our reception from Alabama, and Adrienne and the entire staff made it effortless. Our other vendors were familiar with the Highlands staff, and it made coordination between vendors automatic and, again, effortless on my part. The execution of our event was flawless, and there were so many small details they added to make everything even more special (candles everywhere, printing my wedding vows as I got ready, pampering the bridal party with champaigne and fine cheeses, just to name a few). The food was superb, and the location is stunning. Our guests raved about the ambiance, food, and overall atmosphere.
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The staff at Highlands Country Club is fantastic! We planned our reception from Alabama, and Adrienne and the entire staff made it effortless. Our other vendors were familiar with the Highlands staff, and it made coordination between vendors automatic and, again, effortless on my part. The execution of our event was flawless, and there were so many small details they added to make everything even more special (candles everywhere, printing my wedding vows as I got ready, pampering the bridal party with champaigne and fine cheeses, just to name a few). The food was superb, and the location is stunning. Our guests raved about the ambiance, food, and overall atmosphere. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with our overall experience at the Highlands Country Club. Adrienne was fantastic and took care off all the details and kept in touch with us so we wouldn't forget any details. The day of the event, the suite upstairs was already set up (even though we were an hour early). We had the reception outside on the veranda - the food and bar was set up conveniently for each guest to enjoy and there was enough staff bringing out food during the cocktail hour. The sit down dinner was excellent. The food came out perfectly cooked and hot, everyone raved about it! With the beautiful decorations and candles the place just looked very romantic. The cake from Pastry Gardens was beautifully decorated and tasted wonderful. Adrienne stayed until the reception ended and ensured all of our presents, left over favors, cake, menus etc. were packed up. Overall we are highly recommending the Highlands Country Club for the spectacular setting, outstanding service and first class food.
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We were very pleased with our overall experience at the Highlands Country Club. Adrienne was fantastic and took care off all the details and kept in touch with us so we wouldn't forget any details. The day of the event, the suite upstairs was already set up (even though we were an hour early). We had the reception outside on the veranda - the food and bar was set up conveniently for each guest to enjoy and there was enough staff bringing out food during the cocktail hour. The sit down dinner was excellent. The food came out perfectly cooked and hot, everyone raved about it! With the beautiful decorations and candles the place just looked very romantic. The cake from Pastry Gardens was beautifully decorated and tasted wonderful. Adrienne stayed until the reception ended and ensured all of our presents, left over favors, cake, menus etc. were packed up. Overall we are highly recommending the Highlands Country Club for the spectacular setting, outstanding service and first class food. Read less
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Lisa-Marie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband Patrick and I got married this past fall, October 15, 2011. We started planning our wedding a year half early. I grew up in up state New York and we decided this would be a lovely place to have a fall wedding. At the time we lived in Madison WI so all of our planning had to be done from a distance. To make a long story short The Highlands was the second place we looked at and the last. It really was love at first sight from the moment we walked in. We had a meeting with Adrienne Madama to tour the venue but we thought we would go a little early and grab lunch. The food was amazing. My husband and I loved to cook so we new that for our wedding food would be really important to us. The other thing we loved was how much history was wrapped up in this building and how it really was not a traditional wedding hall. Yes, they do a lot of weddings during the year but the atmosphere is so unique to the Highlands Country Club. Our meeting with Adrienne was lovely; she was amazing to work with. We loved the place so much we had my parents come back for dinner that night.
I could go on for many paragraphs about how wonderful the highlands and working with Adrienne was. I do know that most people like it short and sweet. What I will say is that over the year and half I took to plan my wedding I emailed Adrienne over and over again. When we were in town Patrick and I often stopped in for lunch. The Highlands made the planning process so easy for me.
On the day of our wedding everything was a dream. Most of my guest arrived from the church on a bus and all where greeted with glasses of wine by the staff. If they did not prefer wine a staff member promptly came back with a drink of their choosing. Even now I hear from family and friends how impressive they thought this was. The cocktail hour gave my guest the chance to relax and enjoy the fire pits outside. I had not noticed before but on the grounds of the Highlands is a little playground. We had many kids at our wedding and that playground was a big hit. Everything ran right on time and every request was met with out any hesitation. Our wedding was everything we could have hopped for and truth be told I would do it every year if I could.
We can never thank the Highland enough for giving us such wonderful memoires.
My husband Patrick and I got married this past fall, October 15, 2011. We started planning our wedding a year half early. Read more...
My husband Patrick and I got married this past fall, October 15, 2011. We started planning our wedding a year half early. I grew up in up state New York and we decided this would be a lovely place to have a fall wedding. At the time we lived in Madison WI so all of our planning had to be done from a distance. To make a long story short The Highlands was the second place we looked at and the last. It really was love at first sight from the moment we walked in. We had a meeting with Adrienne Madama to tour the venue but we thought we would go a little early and grab lunch. The food was amazing. My husband and I loved to cook so we new that for our wedding food would be really important to us. The other thing we loved was how much history was wrapped up in this building and how it really was not a traditional wedding hall. Yes, they do a lot of weddings during the year but the atmosphere is so unique to the Highlands Country Club. Our meeting with Adrienne was lovely; she was amazing to work with. We loved the place so much we had my parents come back for dinner that night.
I could go on for many paragraphs about how wonderful the highlands and working with Adrienne was. I do know that most people like it short and sweet. What I will say is that over the year and half I took to plan my wedding I emailed Adrienne over and over again. When we were in town Patrick and I often stopped in for lunch. The Highlands made the planning process so easy for me.
On the day of our wedding everything was a dream. Most of my guest arrived from the church on a bus and all where greeted with glasses of wine by the staff. If they did not prefer wine a staff member promptly came back with a drink of their choosing. Even now I hear from family and friends how impressive they thought this was. The cocktail hour gave my guest the chance to relax and enjoy the fire pits outside. I had not noticed before but on the grounds of the Highlands is a little playground. We had many kids at our wedding and that playground was a big hit. Everything ran right on time and every request was met with out any hesitation. Our wedding was everything we could have hopped for and truth be told I would do it every year if I could.
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kmadardesign
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely a dream come true! My daughter had her wedding reception at Highlands Country Club. From the moment we set foot on the property when we first visited, to the last time we were there to pick up belongings, it was amazing. There could not have been a more perfect venue for our event. Adrienne is unbelievable! She is such a pleasure to work with. Always positive, always treats you like yours is the most important event ever. It seemed as though everything we wanted was possible. The food was amazing. I am still hearing how much our guests loved the food. Everything was set up perfectly when we arrived, and the evening flowed beautifully. The entire staff was friendly and attentive to us and our guests. There isn't a single negative thing I can say about this place. It was spectacular and they deserve all the best reviews!
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Absolutely a dream come true! My daughter had her wedding reception at Highlands Country Club. From the moment we set foot on the property when we first visited, to the last time we were there to pick up belongings, it was amazing. There could not have been a more perfect venue for our event. Adrienne is unbelievable! She is such a pleasure to work with. Always positive, always treats you like yours is the most important event ever. It seemed as though everything we wanted was possible. The food was amazing. I am still hearing how much our guests loved the food. Everything was set up perfectly when we arrived, and the evening flowed beautifully. The entire staff was friendly and attentive to us and our guests. There isn't a single negative thing I can say about this place. It was spectacular and they deserve all the best reviews! Read less
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GiuliaC11
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.7/5.0
I got married at Highlands on 8/27/11, the Hurricane Irene weekend. As you can imagine, my Husband and I were devastated about the hurricane. All along we imagined having our ceremony and cocktail hour outdoors. We were also so stressed not just from the planning but also from the disruption of our plans due to the weather, and not to mention the inconvenience to guests and vendors. Adrienne, the event coordinator at Highlands, was amazing and pulled through for us. She kept us calm and made sure that our wedding was still a dream come true. Before we could even speak with her, Adrienne had put in a ton of effort to contact all our vendors and make alternative arrangements to ensure that our vision (and wedding) wasn't ruined and to minimize our stress. She found alternative solutions and each back up plan was just as great as the original. Not only were we so pleased but all our guests were amazed at how wonderful the evening turned out despite the weather. No one could even tell that our plan D for the ceremony and cocktail hour (ceremony inside the ball room with a ton of candles and cocktails in the tavern and solarium) was not the plan A (ceremony on the green and cocktails on the verandah). Everything looked astonishingly beautiful and romantic. My Husband and I, as well as our guests, appreciated the elegance and intimacy of the venue, and how Highlands is not a typical catering hall or country club. And the food was delicious! I'm fairly certain that every single one of our guests commented on how gratifying the food, drinks, cake and cookies were. A really nice touch is that a lot of the produce came fresh from The Garrison's farm or other local farms in the area (another aspect our guests were impressed by). We will make sure to return to the Tavern each year for dinner. Our family also greatly appreciated how attentive the staff was to their needs (our elderly family members were well cared for). In addition to Adrienne, the rest of Highlands' staff was very courteous and professional. We are so happy we chose Highlands as our venue; we could not imagine getting married any where else and we wish we could do it all over again. We were thrilled with the way the night turned out and our guests were wowed. Happily, everyone was able to relax and forget about the horrible weather and simply have a great time celebrating.
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I got married at Highlands on 8/27/11, the Hurricane Irene weekend. As you can imagine, my Husband and I were devastated about the hurricane. All along we imagined having our ceremony and cocktail hour outdoors. We were also so stressed not just from the planning but also from the disruption of our plans due to the weather, and not to mention the inconvenience to guests and vendors. Adrienne, the event coordinator at Highlands, was amazing and pulled through for us. She kept us calm and made sure that our wedding was still a dream come true. Before we could even speak with her, Adrienne had put in a ton of effort to contact all our vendors and make alternative arrangements to ensure that our vision (and wedding) wasn't ruined and to minimize our stress. She found alternative solutions and each back up plan was just as great as the original. Not only were we so pleased but all our guests were amazed at how wonderful the evening turned out despite the weather. No one could even tell that our plan D for the ceremony and cocktail hour (ceremony inside the ball room with a ton of candles and cocktails in the tavern and solarium) was not the plan A (ceremony on the green and cocktails on the verandah). Everything looked astonishingly beautiful and romantic. My Husband and I, as well as our guests, appreciated the elegance and intimacy of the venue, and how Highlands is not a typical catering hall or country club. And the food was delicious! I'm fairly certain that every single one of our guests commented on how gratifying the food, drinks, cake and cookies were. A really nice touch is that a lot of the produce came fresh from The Garrison's farm or other local farms in the area (another aspect our guests were impressed by). We will make sure to return to the Tavern each year for dinner. Our family also greatly appreciated how attentive the staff was to their needs (our elderly family members were well cared for). In addition to Adrienne, the rest of Highlands' staff was very courteous and professional. We are so happy we chose Highlands as our venue; we could not imagine getting married any where else and we wish we could do it all over again. We were thrilled with the way the night turned out and our guests were wowed. Happily, everyone was able to relax and forget about the horrible weather and simply have a great time celebrating. Read less
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Pitch247
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
If you’re looking for something romantic, elegant, and classy the Highlands Country Club is for you! The pictures online don’t do it justice you must see it in person! The ambiance of the ballroom is absolutely stunning with its huge chandelier, fireplaces on either end of the room, the dark wood floors, the antique-looking furniture, high ceilings, and arched windows/doors. I was looking for something different – I don’t like those huge wedding halls where you are one of many weddings going on at the same time. I don’t like hotel ballrooms with their ugly carpets, wall dividers, and low ceilings. The Highland Country Club really stands out. Adrienne is so flexible and accommodating not to mention super organized and on top of everything! If you want something that isn’t available ask Adrienne. She really wants to make sure your day is perfect. The food is also amazing! You must eat at the Tavern Restaurant to get an idea. Their Farm-to-Table Philosophy makes the menu unique. I highly recommend the Highlands Country Club. I am so happy the way everything turned out. I wouldn’t have changed a thing.
If you’re looking for something romantic, elegant, and classy the Highlands Country Club is for you! The pictures online Read more...
If you’re looking for something romantic, elegant, and classy the Highlands Country Club is for you! The pictures online don’t do it justice you must see it in person! The ambiance of the ballroom is absolutely stunning with its huge chandelier, fireplaces on either end of the room, the dark wood floors, the antique-looking furniture, high ceilings, and arched windows/doors. I was looking for something different – I don’t like those huge wedding halls where you are one of many weddings going on at the same time. I don’t like hotel ballrooms with their ugly carpets, wall dividers, and low ceilings. The Highland Country Club really stands out. Adrienne is so flexible and accommodating not to mention super organized and on top of everything! If you want something that isn’t available ask Adrienne. She really wants to make sure your day is perfect. The food is also amazing! You must eat at the Tavern Restaurant to get an idea. Their Farm-to-Table Philosophy makes the menu unique. I highly recommend the Highlands Country Club. I am so happy the way everything turned out. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Read less
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ML070911
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
After looking at multiple venues, my husband and I made an appointment to visit Highlands Country Club. We wanted to have a small, less than 100 person wedding, in a simple and elegant setting. The moment we walked in there was something special that struck us both. Between the beautiful views, the stunning ballroom and the charm of the Tavern Restaurant, we were hooked and had to book that day.

Our coordinator Adrienne Madama spent over an hour with us talking about the things we could alter or change (anything seemed possible), how the ceremony would lay out, the food, even exchanging tableside wine service for italian cookies during dessert. Our wedding dreams were coming true! When we visited other venues they weren't nearly as nice or accommodating as HCC or Adrienne!

When our wedding was approaching, we had a problem with our DJ's relability, Adrienne stepped in and made sure to call him with all the details so that it wouldn't be a stress on us.

On our wedding day, everything that we spoke about with Adrienne was perfect! From the ceremony to the cocktail hour to table arrangements and dessert, it was everything that we hoped for! Adrienne was there for every moment, she made sure things ran smoothly and correctly. She even made sure that husband had his jacket for pictures when he needed it and that our special champagne flutes were out, filled, taken away, washed and put back in the box.

From beginning to end we knew that we had made the right choice with HCC. We recommend this venue to anyone looking for a simple but elegant and romantic venue. I also can not say enough nice things about Adrienne who was so completely unbelievable and organized! She was able to make our wedding dreams come true!!!
After looking at multiple venues, my husband and I made an appointment to visit Highlands Country Club. We wanted to have Read more...
After looking at multiple venues, my husband and I made an appointment to visit Highlands Country Club. We wanted to have a small, less than 100 person wedding, in a simple and elegant setting. The moment we walked in there was something special that struck us both. Between the beautiful views, the stunning ballroom and the charm of the Tavern Restaurant, we were hooked and had to book that day.

Our coordinator Adrienne Madama spent over an hour with us talking about the things we could alter or change (anything seemed possible), how the ceremony would lay out, the food, even exchanging tableside wine service for italian cookies during dessert. Our wedding dreams were coming true! When we visited other venues they weren't nearly as nice or accommodating as HCC or Adrienne!

When our wedding was approaching, we had a problem with our DJ's relability, Adrienne stepped in and made sure to call him with all the details so that it wouldn't be a stress on us.

On our wedding day, everything that we spoke about with Adrienne was perfect! From the ceremony to the cocktail hour to table arrangements and dessert, it was everything that we hoped for! Adrienne was there for every moment, she made sure things ran smoothly and correctly. She even made sure that husband had his jacket for pictures when he needed it and that our special champagne flutes were out, filled, taken away, washed and put back in the box.

From beginning to end we knew that we had made the right choice with HCC. We recommend this venue to anyone looking for a simple but elegant and romantic venue. I also can not say enough nice things about Adrienne who was so completely unbelievable and organized! She was able to make our wedding dreams come true!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had both our wedding ceremony and reception at the Highlands Country Club on July 3, 2011. We cannot say enough about how happy we were with how the wedding and reception turned out! From the beginning, Adrienne was wonderful in helping us plan every detail of our event. Adrienne was extremely organized from the start, and helped us make decisions about many of details of our ceremony and reception which I would not have even considered on my own. From the start of planning to the end of the reception, she was extremely attentive, and made us feel very comfortable that everything would go as planned...and it did!

As for the actual venue, we could not have asked for a more beautiful, charming, and unique location. The country club has so many areas for guests to wander and enjoy including a garden area with fire pits, an old-fashioned tavern, a glass-enclosed solarium with golf course views, a covered verandah with furniture, and a gorgeous ballroom with lovely fireplaces, hardwood tables, and a chandelier. It is an absolutely ideal location if you are looking for a unique and intimate location for your wedding.

Lastly, I must say that the food was probably the best I have ever had at a wedding - and many of our guests have said the same. We chose shrimp and filet mignon as our entrees, and both were delicious!

Overall, we did not have a single negative thing to say about the country club. We would recommend this venue to anyone, and we absolutely LOVED having our wedding here!!! Thank you!
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My husband and I had both our wedding ceremony and reception at the Highlands Country Club on July 3, 2011. We cannot say enough about how happy we were with how the wedding and reception turned out! From the beginning, Adrienne was wonderful in helping us plan every detail of our event. Adrienne was extremely organized from the start, and helped us make decisions about many of details of our ceremony and reception which I would not have even considered on my own. From the start of planning to the end of the reception, she was extremely attentive, and made us feel very comfortable that everything would go as planned...and it did!

As for the actual venue, we could not have asked for a more beautiful, charming, and unique location. The country club has so many areas for guests to wander and enjoy including a garden area with fire pits, an old-fashioned tavern, a glass-enclosed solarium with golf course views, a covered verandah with furniture, and a gorgeous ballroom with lovely fireplaces, hardwood tables, and a chandelier. It is an absolutely ideal location if you are looking for a unique and intimate location for your wedding.

Lastly, I must say that the food was probably the best I have ever had at a wedding - and many of our guests have said the same. We chose shrimp and filet mignon as our entrees, and both were delicious!

Overall, we did not have a single negative thing to say about the country club. We would recommend this venue to anyone, and we absolutely LOVED having our wedding here!!! Thank you! Read less
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slgunn
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved the Highlands! The space is fantastic, our wedding felt like midsummers night dream. All of the staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Adrienne was a pleasure to work with. The food was the best part. All locally grown, and the facility practices sustainable catering. I couldnt have asked for anything better.
I absolutely loved the Highlands! The space is fantastic, our wedding felt like midsummers night dream. All of the staff Read more...
I absolutely loved the Highlands! The space is fantastic, our wedding felt like midsummers night dream. All of the staff was friendly and extremely helpful. Adrienne was a pleasure to work with. The food was the best part. All locally grown, and the facility practices sustainable catering. I couldnt have asked for anything better. Read less
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Janice
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin? I'll start with, FABULOUS!!!!! What an outstanding job Adrienne did. Her assistants, the wait staff, chief etc. at The Highlands Country Club did an unbelievable job. It was a fairytale wedding, to use the words of my guest. Elegance! We chose the Highlands because my daughter Jamie wanted an elegant wedding. It is not only classic elegance, but it has such a warmth about it.

When my husband & I exited the limo there was a lovely woman standing just outside the white gate greeting guests as they arrived with a glass of wine. Very impressive! As we entered and walked down the brick path lined with beautiful lanterns, I looked out and saw our guests sprawled out across the lawn standing and seated in wicker chairs. Some were sitting by the fire pit, other on the veranda on the lounge furniture, It was picture perfect. When we entered the reception area we just stood there speechless. The gleaming chandler, the fireplaces filled with candle light, everything was perfect and more than we could have ever dreamed of.

Adrienne was so attentive and detailed. She did everything she said she would. We can not THANK her enough. Adrienne made everything perfect. The staff was exceptional. From Adrienne's assistants that were also pleasant and professional, to wait staff that couldn't do enough for us and our guests. Thank you to the chiefs. The food was unbelievable! From cocktail hour to dinner. The filet and shrimp were both cooked to perfection. My husband and I love cooking, quality ingredients and making everything from scratch and there was absolutely no disappointment in anything served.

Thank you again to The Highlands Country Club for an elegant, warm, over the top experience. My daughter Jamie and son in law Ricky were so HAPPY and LOVED EVERYTHING! And that's what truly matters.

Mr. & Mrs.Hogan
Where do I begin? I'll start with, FABULOUS!!!!! What an outstanding job Adrienne did. Her assistants, the wait staff, Read more...
Where do I begin? I'll start with, FABULOUS!!!!! What an outstanding job Adrienne did. Her assistants, the wait staff, chief etc. at The Highlands Country Club did an unbelievable job. It was a fairytale wedding, to use the words of my guest. Elegance! We chose the Highlands because my daughter Jamie wanted an elegant wedding. It is not only classic elegance, but it has such a warmth about it.

When my husband & I exited the limo there was a lovely woman standing just outside the white gate greeting guests as they arrived with a glass of wine. Very impressive! As we entered and walked down the brick path lined with beautiful lanterns, I looked out and saw our guests sprawled out across the lawn standing and seated in wicker chairs. Some were sitting by the fire pit, other on the veranda on the lounge furniture, It was picture perfect. When we entered the reception area we just stood there speechless. The gleaming chandler, the fireplaces filled with candle light, everything was perfect and more than we could have ever dreamed of.

Adrienne was so attentive and detailed. She did everything she said she would. We can not THANK her enough. Adrienne made everything perfect. The staff was exceptional. From Adrienne's assistants that were also pleasant and professional, to wait staff that couldn't do enough for us and our guests. Thank you to the chiefs. The food was unbelievable! From cocktail hour to dinner. The filet and shrimp were both cooked to perfection. My husband and I love cooking, quality ingredients and making everything from scratch and there was absolutely no disappointment in anything served.

Thank you again to The Highlands Country Club for an elegant, warm, over the top experience. My daughter Jamie and son in law Ricky were so HAPPY and LOVED EVERYTHING! And that's what truly matters.

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Ashley
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
When we started our search for a wedding venue, we knew that we wanted something elegant and simple. Highlands Country Club was exactly that! The setting is beautiful, the food is excellent, and the staff is very accommodating. We worked with Adrienne Madama from start to finish, and could not be happier with her advice and coordination. Everything, from the ceremony, to cocktails outside, dinner and dancing in the ballroom, and s’mores(!), was perfect, and we had an amazing evening!! We consider ourselves very lucky to have had our wedding at Highlands, and can’t wait to celebrate our anniversaries with meals at the Tavern!
When we started our search for a wedding venue, we knew that we wanted something elegant and simple. Highlands Country Read more...
When we started our search for a wedding venue, we knew that we wanted something elegant and simple. Highlands Country Club was exactly that! The setting is beautiful, the food is excellent, and the staff is very accommodating. We worked with Adrienne Madama from start to finish, and could not be happier with her advice and coordination. Everything, from the ceremony, to cocktails outside, dinner and dancing in the ballroom, and s’mores(!), was perfect, and we had an amazing evening!! We consider ourselves very lucky to have had our wedding at Highlands, and can’t wait to celebrate our anniversaries with meals at the Tavern! Read less
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brooklynbride926
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.9/5.0
Our wedding was October 2010 and it was PERFECT. Adrienne was the ultimate coordinator- she had someone more or less follow us around all night checking that we were ok-- she had separate meetings with my florist on her own-- she spent I dont know how long talking on the phone with my mother :) She even distracted our rude photographer at the end of the night and kept her from sulking in the corner! Amazing venue and everything went so smoothly-- If I could do it all over again I would go right bak!
Our wedding was October 2010 and it was PERFECT. Adrienne was the ultimate coordinator- she had someone more or less Read more...
Our wedding was October 2010 and it was PERFECT. Adrienne was the ultimate coordinator- she had someone more or less follow us around all night checking that we were ok-- she had separate meetings with my florist on her own-- she spent I dont know how long talking on the phone with my mother :) She even distracted our rude photographer at the end of the night and kept her from sulking in the corner! Amazing venue and everything went so smoothly-- If I could do it all over again I would go right bak! Read less
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Bride10-28
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better location of staff to work with. They event manager Adrienne and her staff were on top of everything the day of our wedding and throughout the whole planning process. Adrienne alleviated any fears or stresses I had and made sure I felt confident that everything would be perfect, and it was! The food was great. Our friends and family are still telling us how the filet mignon we had at the reception was better than any steakhouse filet they've had.
I couldn't have asked for a better location of staff to work with. They event manager Adrienne and her staff were on top Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a better location of staff to work with. They event manager Adrienne and her staff were on top of everything the day of our wedding and throughout the whole planning process. Adrienne alleviated any fears or stresses I had and made sure I felt confident that everything would be perfect, and it was! The food was great. Our friends and family are still telling us how the filet mignon we had at the reception was better than any steakhouse filet they've had. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Highlands the perfect place for our intimate wedding. The entire staff met our every need and the food was amazing. The event coordinator, Adrienne Madama was particularly helpful. We can't wait to have another excuse to have a party there.
The Highlands the perfect place for our intimate wedding. The entire staff met our every need and the food was amazing. Read more...
The Highlands the perfect place for our intimate wedding. The entire staff met our every need and the food was amazing. The event coordinator, Adrienne Madama was particularly helpful. We can't wait to have another excuse to have a party there. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I was married at the Highlands Country Club on June 19, 2010 and I cannot stop talking about how flawless, beautiful, organized, and WONDERFUL the entire wedding was!!
Just a note about myself: I am THEE most organized person I know. I'm extremely detail-oriented, and the thought of putting someone else "in charge" of the details of the day was hard. Once we began to work with Jennifer O'Toole, I realized we were in good hands. My husband and I worked with Jennifer from day one—she answered every question (no matter how insignificant), she alleviated all of my fears, she turned our wedding day into an organized work of art, and she did everything with a smile on her face!

Before the day of the wedding, I had worried: When would the ceremony chairs be removed? How would everyone know where to go, and when? Who will make sure the rabbi has a table for the kiddush cup, etc? And all of those worries were for nothing. In the almost 2 months since the wedding, I've had family members tell me that everywhere they turned, Jennifer or another Highlands staff member was there to help. They made sure my 92-year-old grandmother had a seat when she needed, they kept my husband and I hydrated the entire night, they brought us hors d'oevres after the ceremony so we could actually eat something! They packed up our untouched dinners and gave them to us before we left for the night. They even walked around the grounds to find my father (who was on a smoke break) so we could do our Father/Daughter dance.

Now on to the other stuff:
The Highlands ballroom is GORGEOUS. I spent so little money on flowers because that room needs so little. If your taste is natural and elegant, this is the place for you. The beauty of the Hudson Valley came across in every way. And don't even get my started on the food! Of course we didn't eat anything that night (because who has time for that on your wedding day?!) but we've eaten there numerous times before and everything is finger-licking amazing. My guests' plates were CLEANED. Some people said it was the best steak they've ever had--let alone at a wedding.

We had 114 guests and there was more than enough room for everyone, and a giant dance floor in middle.

I am still blown away by how perfect of a venue the Highlands is. Choosing the Highlands is the best decision you could make--for real.
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I was married at the Highlands Country Club on June 19, 2010 and I cannot stop talking about how flawless, beautiful, organized, and WONDERFUL the entire wedding was!!
Just a note about myself: I am THEE most organized person I know. I'm extremely detail-oriented, and the thought of putting someone else "in charge" of the details of the day was hard. Once we began to work with Jennifer O'Toole, I realized we were in good hands. My husband and I worked with Jennifer from day one—she answered every question (no matter how insignificant), she alleviated all of my fears, she turned our wedding day into an organized work of art, and she did everything with a smile on her face!

Before the day of the wedding, I had worried: When would the ceremony chairs be removed? How would everyone know where to go, and when? Who will make sure the rabbi has a table for the kiddush cup, etc? And all of those worries were for nothing. In the almost 2 months since the wedding, I've had family members tell me that everywhere they turned, Jennifer or another Highlands staff member was there to help. They made sure my 92-year-old grandmother had a seat when she needed, they kept my husband and I hydrated the entire night, they brought us hors d'oevres after the ceremony so we could actually eat something! They packed up our untouched dinners and gave them to us before we left for the night. They even walked around the grounds to find my father (who was on a smoke break) so we could do our Father/Daughter dance.

Now on to the other stuff:
The Highlands ballroom is GORGEOUS. I spent so little money on flowers because that room needs so little. If your taste is natural and elegant, this is the place for you. The beauty of the Hudson Valley came across in every way. And don't even get my started on the food! Of course we didn't eat anything that night (because who has time for that on your wedding day?!) but we've eaten there numerous times before and everything is finger-licking amazing. My guests' plates were CLEANED. Some people said it was the best steak they've ever had--let alone at a wedding.

We had 114 guests and there was more than enough room for everyone, and a giant dance floor in middle.

I am still blown away by how perfect of a venue the Highlands is. Choosing the Highlands is the best decision you could make--for real. Read less
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esmay13
Wedding:
5/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Everything at the Highlands was wonderful. The ballroom is beautiful. The food was perfect. The service was amazing. They handled everything. Our contact, Todd, did an amazing job making sure everything came together, and that we had the perfect day.
Everything at the Highlands was wonderful. The ballroom is beautiful. The food was perfect. The service was amazing. They Read more...
Everything at the Highlands was wonderful. The ballroom is beautiful. The food was perfect. The service was amazing. They handled everything. Our contact, Todd, did an amazing job making sure everything came together, and that we had the perfect day. Read less
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libididits
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just had our incredible wedding reception at the Highlands Country club in May 2010. We were married down the road at the Chapel at St. Basil's Academy. The Highlands was actually the very first location that we looked at for our wedding. We thought that we should keep looking, so we did, for 3 more months, only to realize that we knew all along that we wanted to have our wedding at the Highlands! So, let me start by saving you some time--if you are thinking about booking there, DO IT! And make sure that you work with Jennifer O'Toole. She is the on-site wedding planner and she was really incredible. I quickly realized that she was very different then all the other on-site planners that we met at the other locations--she really cared and did all that she could to make our day special. I had quite a few unusual requests, including some incredibly time-consuming table set ups and Jennifer bent over backwards to make sure that all of my requests were met. I feel truly blessed to have worked with her and my husband feels the same. As soon as we arrived, Jennifer met us with two glasses of champagne and she made sure that the staff kept finding us and bringing us food at the cocktail hour. So, as soon as the reception began, I felt like I had nothing to worry about--everything was under control. It was an incredible feeling to see our vision come together--we really relaxed and enjoyed every single moment of our wedding. We actually ate our entire meal (which was amazing) and enjoyed our wedding to the fullest! The location was absolutely perfect. We had our cocktail hour outside on the North veranda and dinner in the ballroom. Dancing was in the new south veranda, where we had both a DJ and a Greek Band. Having use of The Tavern (the restaurant at the club that is attached to the ballroom) was really great too. We used it as a separate room for candy, sweets and spirits. It was a HUGE hit with our guests. The staff were incredibly nice and accommodating. Service was excellent and the food was unbelievable. Hands down the best wedding food I have ever had. The Chef, Eric Gabrynowicz, is incredibly talented and the food on our wedding night was even better than when we ate in The Tavern months prior. We have received so many compliments on the setting, service, food, location,....One of the greatest compliments was when my best friend, a woman who has had her wedding planned out since she was a little girl, told me that she would have her wedding at The Highlands! That warmed my heart! It was truly the greatest day of our lives, and I really need to thank Jennifer O'Toole, Chef Eric and the entire staff at the Highlands for making our wedding day magical.
My husband and I just had our incredible wedding reception at the Highlands Country club in May 2010. We were married down Read more...
My husband and I just had our incredible wedding reception at the Highlands Country club in May 2010. We were married down the road at the Chapel at St. Basil's Academy. The Highlands was actually the very first location that we looked at for our wedding. We thought that we should keep looking, so we did, for 3 more months, only to realize that we knew all along that we wanted to have our wedding at the Highlands! So, let me start by saving you some time--if you are thinking about booking there, DO IT! And make sure that you work with Jennifer O'Toole. She is the on-site wedding planner and she was really incredible. I quickly realized that she was very different then all the other on-site planners that we met at the other locations--she really cared and did all that she could to make our day special. I had quite a few unusual requests, including some incredibly time-consuming table set ups and Jennifer bent over backwards to make sure that all of my requests were met. I feel truly blessed to have worked with her and my husband feels the same. As soon as we arrived, Jennifer met us with two glasses of champagne and she made sure that the staff kept finding us and bringing us food at the cocktail hour. So, as soon as the reception began, I felt like I had nothing to worry about--everything was under control. It was an incredible feeling to see our vision come together--we really relaxed and enjoyed every single moment of our wedding. We actually ate our entire meal (which was amazing) and enjoyed our wedding to the fullest! The location was absolutely perfect. We had our cocktail hour outside on the North veranda and dinner in the ballroom. Dancing was in the new south veranda, where we had both a DJ and a Greek Band. Having use of The Tavern (the restaurant at the club that is attached to the ballroom) was really great too. We used it as a separate room for candy, sweets and spirits. It was a HUGE hit with our guests. The staff were incredibly nice and accommodating. Service was excellent and the food was unbelievable. Hands down the best wedding food I have ever had. The Chef, Eric Gabrynowicz, is incredibly talented and the food on our wedding night was even better than when we ate in The Tavern months prior. We have received so many compliments on the setting, service, food, location,....One of the greatest compliments was when my best friend, a woman who has had her wedding planned out since she was a little girl, told me that she would have her wedding at The Highlands! That warmed my heart! It was truly the greatest day of our lives, and I really need to thank Jennifer O'Toole, Chef Eric and the entire staff at the Highlands for making our wedding day magical. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
What an amazing venue in every way... My husband and I got married in Cold Spring in October of last year, and had our reception at the Highlands. We were looking for a place with an intimate, rustic yet refined feel - as soon as we stepped foot on the property, we knew we'd found a gem! The setting is so beautiful, from the covered veranda to the classic ballroom, the place just oozes charm and class. Our event manager, Todd, was absolutely the best - he really went above and beyond to make our event personal and handled every aspect of the planning with an amazing attention to detail... it was an absolute pleasure working with him! Last but certainly not least - the food. My husband and I are real foodies, and this was #1 on our list of priorities for our reception site. Eric, the chef at Tavern (adjacent to the Highlands ballroom) was nothing short of a genius. We still talk about the amazing food we had at our wedding... and yes, we actually sat down and ate! If we could go back and experience our wedding all over, we wouldn't change a single thing - except maybe to make it last a little longer.
What an amazing venue in every way... My husband and I got married in Cold Spring in October of last year, and had our Read more...
What an amazing venue in every way... My husband and I got married in Cold Spring in October of last year, and had our reception at the Highlands. We were looking for a place with an intimate, rustic yet refined feel - as soon as we stepped foot on the property, we knew we'd found a gem! The setting is so beautiful, from the covered veranda to the classic ballroom, the place just oozes charm and class. Our event manager, Todd, was absolutely the best - he really went above and beyond to make our event personal and handled every aspect of the planning with an amazing attention to detail... it was an absolute pleasure working with him! Last but certainly not least - the food. My husband and I are real foodies, and this was #1 on our list of priorities for our reception site. Eric, the chef at Tavern (adjacent to the Highlands ballroom) was nothing short of a genius. We still talk about the amazing food we had at our wedding... and yes, we actually sat down and ate! If we could go back and experience our wedding all over, we wouldn't change a single thing - except maybe to make it last a little longer. Read less
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hershey7
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
This was the most perfect place. It was the first place we went to visit and when we were there, I knew it was "the place" for our wedding reception. Highlands Country Club is such a comfortable, charming, absolutely perfect facility. We wanted an intimate place that didn't come across like a reception hall and that's exactly what we got. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and Jennifer and her staff made the day flow beyond my expectations! Highly regarded facility and staff!
This was the most perfect place. It was the first place we went to visit and when we were there, I knew it was "the place" Read more...
This was the most perfect place. It was the first place we went to visit and when we were there, I knew it was "the place" for our wedding reception. Highlands Country Club is such a comfortable, charming, absolutely perfect facility. We wanted an intimate place that didn't come across like a reception hall and that's exactly what we got. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and Jennifer and her staff made the day flow beyond my expectations! Highly regarded facility and staff! Read less
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Jodi-Marie
Wedding:
5/19/2007
5.0/5.0
Finding a venue for the wedding reception was difficult because of the small party we were trying to plan. Fortunately, Highlands Country Club was more than happy to accommodate our vision. The staff was wonderful to work with throughout our planning. Every small or large request we made was followed through and fulfilled. The club was extremely helpful with advice about how they think the room should be set up as well as extremely informative about the menu. It was actually difficult to choose the menu because everything sounded delicious. However, items that we didn’t choose for our menu we look forward to trying out one day because the club has a Tavern where the public can dine for dinner.

Unfortunately, due to the unusually cool weather we were unable to use the beautiful veranda that the club had set up for us for the cocktail hour. Therefore, we moved our cocktail hour inside the main hall. The club provided exceptional service and most importantly made my groom and my vision a dream come true.
Finding a venue for the wedding reception was difficult because of the small party we were trying to plan. Fortunately, Read more...
Finding a venue for the wedding reception was difficult because of the small party we were trying to plan. Fortunately, Highlands Country Club was more than happy to accommodate our vision. The staff was wonderful to work with throughout our planning. Every small or large request we made was followed through and fulfilled. The club was extremely helpful with advice about how they think the room should be set up as well as extremely informative about the menu. It was actually difficult to choose the menu because everything sounded delicious. However, items that we didn’t choose for our menu we look forward to trying out one day because the club has a Tavern where the public can dine for dinner.

Unfortunately, due to the unusually cool weather we were unable to use the beautiful veranda that the club had set up for us for the cocktail hour. Therefore, we moved our cocktail hour inside the main hall. The club provided exceptional service and most importantly made my groom and my vision a dream come true. Read less
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