Spillian is about imagination. About joy. About a deep savoring of what we hold most dear and what we most passionately wish for. It is a place that was created for family and celebration, and has gracefully welcomed generations of guests as they open their hearts to one another.
In this tradition, Spillian is a place for a very special kind of celebration. Of weddings that echo with the unique stories of the couple and their beloveds, that mark a beginning of how they imagine their lives will weave together. We are delighted to make Spillian available for a limited number of weddings and special celebrations each year, and invite you to imagine a wedding that most captures you and what you wish your future together will bring.
From intimate gatherings of 30 guests to groups of 100, casual to elegantly formal, and even themed (Spillian speaks to history and fantasy beautifully), we will work with you to craft a celebration that echoes with a sense of place, of belonging, and of delight.
How your Catskills wedding at Spillian might unfold:
Co-Creating With You
From concept to the ceremony, we will imagine and create together with you so we build a plan what will make your wedding superbly unique. And we’ll manage the details for you so your event is about your celebration.
A Gathering Place
Exquisite lodging for the wedding party or family and a centralized location for your whole weekend. With eight bedrooms, 33 acres of forest and meadow, and a host of spaces for gathering, Spillian is the perfect center of your event.
Craft your own vows with the help of Spillian Co-Founder Leigh Melander, Ph.D., a licensed officiant. And choose your location… The stone stage in the meadow. Under the towering pines in the glade. In the Great Room. Magical places abound.
Formal or informal, from wonderful hors d’oeuvres to full meals; our talented kitchen can provide superb food & drink for all of your needs. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, all with a focus on local purveyors and hand-crafted drink.
Live music from string quartets to big bands. Dancing and bonfires in the meadow. Toasts. Speeches and champagne toasts. Laughter. A few tears. And more than anything, overwhelming joy. Let us know what you’re dreaming.
All the Extras
Rehearsal dinner. Sunday brunch. Massage therapists and make up artists. Croquet matches on the lawn and picnic lunches for your guests. And we can put you in touch with photographers, florists and more. No worries. It’s all here.
spillian a place to revel
Celebrations and Special Occasions
What do you celebrate?
What are the moments in your life that are most worth celebrating? Marriages, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, retirements. And sometimes, the moments that the universe seems to have opened up for us in new ways that we don’t think to savor. The launch of a grand new idea. The moment when all of the kids are finally out of the house. Or the moment when they all can actually gather again, once scattered. A promotion or change of careers. Or even those moments of ending – sometimes they are worth honoring as well.
In a world that moves too fast, Spillian offers a chance to slow down for a weekend (or longer!), gather your community around you and revel in what is glorious about your life. We’d be delighted to talk with you about how we could help you mark the moments that are meaningful to you. Perhaps it’s a shared group ceremony and celebration to delight in a new sense of purpose and direction. Perhaps it’s a grand party with a Preservation Hall Jazz Band to mark the end of a marriage and the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Or perhaps it’s simply a gathering of the tribes to revel in one another. What would your perfect celebration weekend look like? As a note – we occasionally have availability to host a one-day event, but these are generally limited to Sunday evenings, as we have almost always have programs or groups in from Friday to Sunday midday.
Let us know what you’d like to savor. We’re here to help you imagine past what you think is possible.
spillian a place to revel
Lots More Information
Please check out more information on how we work with our guests, on the estate and its amenities, what special flavors you might add to your stay, and more. Click any of the links to your left to learn more. You can download a PDF with information at the Packet link so you can share with colleagues. We are of course delighted to chat with you as well! Call 800-811-3351 or click the Reserve Now button at the top of the page and let us know what you’re dreaming. We look forward to dreaming with you.
A Taste of Spillian Weddings
Our thanks to the great photographers featured on our site.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 800-811-3351. Cell service can be a bit spotty in the Catskills but folks up here are used to being helpful, so don’t hesitate to stop and ask if you get really turned around and your phone isn’t working.
If you drive up and are here in the winter, please note that we have a long gravel driveway. We plow and salt this regularly, but if you are at all concerned about not being able to make it up the hill, please call us at 800-811-3351 and we can arrange to have you park at the bottom of the hill and we can ferry you up and down in our monster plow truck, that doubles as a tank. It’s rarely a problem, but is always an option if you are nervous!