New for 2023. Weddings at Bearsville
Let us create a stunning and unique wedding for you
16 private acres in Historic Woodstock, the Catskill town where the music revolution of the 1960s began.
6 different locations available across campus, for complete versatility for an unforgettable wedding
A multi-million-dollar renovation of the property was completed in 2022. Today it is a magical place renowned for its leadership in the world of music. Bearsville has become a perfect wedding destination for couples who love and appreciate the creative arts.
Our property offers six different locations with many opportunities to create a stunning and unforgettable celebration of love. Our facilities offer everything you need to make your wedding day stand out, including a park for the ceremony, a beautiful, world-class auditorium for the reception, restaurant fine-dining for rehearsal dinners and wedding breakfasts, an exclusive club for late night parties, and matchless, glamorous private greeting and dressing facilities in the theater itself.
We invite you to visit our utopian grounds to explore how we can work together to create an unparalleled experience for you and your guests.
Bearsville Theater is Hallowed Ground.
This is the exact spot where Americana was born – where Bob Dylan took the safe and cozy world of folk music and married it to Rock & Roll. Where folk went electric. Where the hometown music of The Band came to define the music of the 60’s. Where Janis Joplin took a breath and recuperated before launching her hurricane energy and heart stopping songs out into the world.
The Early Years – 1984-1989
Bearsville Theater is an auditory experience. Why does it sound so good? It was born this way. John Storyk is a world-famous acoustician and architect
The Grand Tour
Welcome to Bearsville! Come take a tour with us and let us show you the work that has been done to bring this iconic Theater back to life.
The Renovation 2019-2020
By 2019, 30 years after it opened, the fabric of the theater had deteriorated. Unable to turn a profit for many years and neglected as a result, water had seeped through the roof, down the walls, and through the basement foundations. The previous winter the baseboard heating pipes had frozen after the owner had been unable to pay the utility bills. The floorboards curled upwards, seating was ripped, bathroom stalls had no doors, and the place smelled of mold and dilapidation.
Bearsville Theater was originally built for the music industry to experience the best that Albert’s vision could provide. Today it remains a special place where artists can rehearse a tour, an album, a video, and then perform it to our intimate, acoustically perfect auditorium.
This vision remains the passion of owner Lizzie Vann.