Weddings + Events


Weddings + Events


And that’s what you’ll get when you say “I do” at Tailwater Lodge’s Barn Wedding Venue. Every step of the way, our wedding specialists are by your side to help you plan, visualize and curate the wedding of your dreams, no wedding planner needed. 

The Barn at Tailwater Lodge, our main wedding venue, is nestled in the countryside of Altmar, New York. Here you’ll find the timeless charm of a rustic barn with the sophistication of a modern events facility. 

Tailwater Lodge offers an all-inclusive experience where your loved ones can gather in celebration of your special day. Host your rehearsal dinner in a private room then toast to the couple-to-be at the Tailwater Bar. Ready yourself for the day’s festivities in a well-appointed suite before saying your vows in a picturesque spot overlooking the Salmon River. Join together with family and friends for an event filled with style and comfort, culinary excellence with top-notch service, and no shortage of memorable moments. As the night winds down, guests will be delighted to retreat to upscale on-property accommodations just steps away. 

Contact us today by completing the inquiry form below.


Tailwater Lodge can host guest lists ranging from intimate, perfect for minimonies and elopements, to ample, suited for grand celebrations and black tie soirees. Inside, 300 of your guests can enjoy heated or air-conditioned comfort, while our covered outdoor space can grow the party to 450. Set up your dance floor indoors or out, and dance the night away under rough-hewn timbers or moonglow and stars.

The Barn104ft (L) x 45ft (W)4,680 sq ft300300150300
The Overlook80ft (L) x 40ft (W)3,200 sq ft125125125125
Schoolhouse Room39ft (L) x 39ft (W)1,521 sq ft7575Classroom 4060
River Birch Bar77ft (L) x 29ft (W)2,271 sq ftx503075


Our Wedding Planner Guide will help you to begin to plan your perfect day with multiple packages ranging from simple to spectacular. Please reach out with any questions or complete the below contact form and one of our friendly and experienced specialists will be happy to assist.



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"We Couldn't Have Been Happier"

"My husband and I got married 10/28/23 at Tailwater and still months later we are reveling in how perfect the day was. From the planning process with Michele and her staff leading up to the day of, and Anne who on the day of totally knocked every little thing out of the park - we couldn't have been happier. The staff makes sure every little detail is just the way you envision it and if you want/need them to change anything they are more than accommodating. Many of our guests told us for weeks after that it was the best wedding they have ever been to! Not that I am biased at all... but I think it was too."

Laura C, Wedding Wire
"Perfect Vision of Upscale Rustic"

“I cannot recommend this venue enough! It was the absolute perfect vision of upscale rustic, and the ability to fulfill that vision in a hotel (aka no transportation worries!) was a dream come true. The wedding coordinator Michele was amazing to work with from our first visit to the big day and every event in between. They found a way to say yes to every request and every person at the venue was so so kind. I can’t recommend enough!”

Megan T, The Knot
"Planning From Out of State Was Effortless"

"The Tailwater staff were phenomenal to work with! My now-husband and I were planning from out of state, and it was the most effortless process. The day of went smoothly, even with the rain that happened, and they ensured everything was perfect so we did not have to worry about a thing. You 100% get what you pay for and more when you book your wedding here! Also the food was the BEST wedding food we’ve had and heard from numerous guests that they thought it was amazing!"

Jenna D, Wedding Wire
"Memories for a Lifetime of the Perfect Day"

"My Husband and I got married on August 26, 2022 and our experience at Tailwater Lodge was nothing short of perfect. The attention to detail from decoration, food, and customer service was 5-star across the board. The groomsman and groom enjoyed massages and facials at the onsite Spa peppered with some jacuzzi time before the wedding while the girls got ready at the huge bridal suite. The staff were very accommodating with assisting with any needs such as bringing extra chairs and espresso martinis to my bridesmaids and I. The Barn at Tailwater lodge nails the natural rustic theme we were searching for in a venue and having the staff take care of all setup and takedown was a huge relief to our parties. The wedding coordinators did an excellent job helping the day flow smoothly in a timely manner. Being right on the Salmon river allowed for unique pictures that we will hang on our walls and provide memories for a lifetime of the perfect day that wouldn't of been possible had it not been for Tailwater Lodge."

Emily R, The Knot
"Guests Continue to Talk About Their Wedding Meals"

"Words cannot describe how incredible our wedding at the Tailwater Lodge was. From the gorgeous rustic beams that line the reception hall, to the intricate lighting of the tasting room and the convenience of on-site lodging, the Tailwater was our first and only wedding venue we visited. Michele was outstanding throughout the entire planning process. Her professionalism is unmatched. She was attentive, organized and extremely responsive. Ryan (the man!), Ann and Margot helped to transform our vision into reality. No task was too much to ask. They were extremely efficient, professional and helped to make our entire day feel like an absolute dream. From the minute details of remembering what drink the bride/groom would like and always having one ready, to ending the night with a surprise bottle of champagne and homemade rosemary bacon popcorn delivered to our room, and everything in between, we cannot say enough about the Tailwater. Guests continue to talk about their wedding meals. We are forever grateful for the Tailwater Lodge staff, wedding staff and entire team who helped to make 8/12 a day we will never forget.”

Kay W, The Knot
"All of the Amenities in a Setting You Just Can't Beat"

“We recently had our wedding at Tailwater and couldn’t be happier. Everything from start to finish was beyond what we could have hoped for. The wedding coordinator, staff, hotel staff, food, beverage, etc. were top notch. There was not one point during the process where we did not feel like the only wedding they had that year. We would highly recommend them to any couple looking for an incredible venue will all of the amenities and in a setting you just can’t beat! Thank you again for making our day so great!”

Devorah V, Wedding Wire
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52 Pulaski Street Altmar, New York 13302

Hotel: (315) 298-3434

Restaurant: (315) 298-0715

Spa: (315) 298-0720