Summer Camp Wedding Venues - New York

Summer Camp Weddings North of New York City

New York City is perfectly located near the north of the United States to take advantage of some of the most beautiful locations that the great outdoors has to offer, all just a few hours drive away from downtown Manhattan. We know that searching such a vast area of America to find the perfect location for your wedding can be a challenge. That is why we have worked hard to put together a list of 5 beautiful and unique, Summer Camp weddings venues all north of the city, that each offer something a little different.

Check out our list of Summer Camp wedding venues below to find ideas, inspiration and who knows…maybe the location for your perfect wedding.


In The Woods - Camp Schodack / Berkshire Retreat Center

Located just 2.5 hours from downtown Manhattan and Boston, Camp Schodack is a privately owned Summer Camp that has been under the same continuous family ownership since the early 1900s. Spread across a beautifully maintained 40 acres of lawns and fields, the Camp is surrounded by a further 60 acres of private woodlands crisscrossed with trails and hiking paths perfect for exploring on a warm afternoon.

In addition to a number of areas both indoor and outdoor that couples have chosen as the spot to hold their ceremony, Camp Schodack also has accommodation and dining capacities for up to 500 guests. Part of Schodack’s exclusive use offer means that couples have the entire site to them selves for the whole weekend (Fri-Sun) during their time at the venue. That includes camp activities and housing, meaning that your guests can turn up on Friday, leave their car keys in their cabins and not worry about picking them up until Sunday afternoon.

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By The Lake - Camp Manitou

Camp Manitou provides a beautiful backdrop for one of the biggest days of your life. The lake, sunsets, and pristine setting become the scenery for many magical moments and a memorable and unique wedding weekend. Our seasoned event staff ensure that your wedding offers the perfect blend of relaxation and activities that can only be found at a summer camp.

There are a number of ceremony locations available at camp. Our most popular option is at the waterfront, with a breathtaking view of the lake and mountains. white wooden benches can be arranged in rows to accommodate your guests. We offer a birch canopy which can be decorated by your florist or friends. There is also the ceremonial Indian Village, nestled in the woods in an intimate amphitheater-style arrangement with split-log seating. This location provides an intimate setting surrounded by nature and years of camp tradition.

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By The Beach - Pioneer Camp & Retreat Center

Sitting on the edge of Lake Erie, Pioneer Camp and Retreat Center is truly a beautiful place for your special day! From day one our experienced staff will work directly with you to ensure all your questions, hopes, and dreams are fulfilled! Not only do we have several reception sites on the grounds, but we also have multiple ceremony locations too! From the beach with kayaks, paddleboards, and jet skis, to our 50 foot rock wall and zip line, and onto our very own Country Store with ice cream and sugary goodies, our goal is to provide you and your guests with a wonderful weekend event that won’t be forgotten!

Pioneer staff will always go the extra mile, making sure from the rehearsal evening, the wedding morning activities, and the ceremony to the reception, that every detail is gone over, every design is displayed and every person is enjoying the time in celebration of you!

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The ‘Glamping’ Option - Firelight Camps

We first fell in love over food, travel, and the great outdoors, and soon found a way to bring those passions together by opening a small hotel and cafe in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, an epicenter for eco-tourism. When we moved back to the U.S., we dreamed about creating a new destination, this time more firmly rooted in the soil.

The idea for Firelight Camps was sparked on a camping trip with friends. We wanted everyone to experience the timeless tradition of gathering around a campfire and sleeping under the stars; to truly unplug and connect with themselves, each other, and Nature.

Today, Firelight Camps offers campers a comfortable and revitalizing camping experience. It brings us so much joy to see people relax and refresh their sense of childlike wonder, all while helping to preserve the wild, and support local farms and the greater community. We hope to see you around the campfire soon!

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The Country Club - Pelham Bay

Situated in the scenic Pelham Bay Park are Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Courses, home to a wide array of elegant venues, including the 1,800-square-foot art deco Great Room, the glass-enclosed pavilion with seating for more than 220 guests, the picturesque gazebo with seasonal flora and a charming stone walkway, and more. With the lavishly-renovated clubhouse taking your breath away, you might also appreciate the gorgeous views of the two golf courses, adorned by lush greens, majestic forestry, a trickling creek, and gently rolling hills. Named Best Wedding Venue in the Bronx and Westchester by The Knot, our stunning venues are complemented by an exceptional team of event management experts, catering sales coordinators, a maitre d’, and a full-service private events staff. Coupled with our variety of wedding and event packages, our unrivaled amenities and personalized service ensure that your event will exceed your highest expectations.

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