If you are looking to book a private party, look no further! With over 400 acres of lush New York nature, hosting your special occasion at Edith Macy is an easy decision. Our experienced planner will relieve the stress of organizing and help with every step of the way in planning your event at this beautiful exclusive property.

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Corporate BBQ and Retreats

Spend a relaxed, nature-filled day with your co-workers at our lakeside, enjoying plenty of fresh air, outdoor games and wholesome BBQ cuisine. Here, your minds are sharper, ideas are clearer, and discussions are more stimulating.

For more structured retreats, you and your guests will enjoy a serene and relaxed environment where we’ve witnessed teams experience massive growth, strengthen relationships and work together to overcome challenges with customized activities.

Have exclusive access to our main conference center or Gaterhing Place as you learn, grow, and explore as a group. With our IACC-certified meeting rooms and conference plans, this nature inspired location with plemty of amenities is where your team will thrive.

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Edith Macy makes the perfect combination for a great destination and group-oriented lodging. All the elements, activities and amenities make it such a sought-after location for reunions and retreats of all types and sizes – from traditional family reunions, high school and class reunions, to church retreats, youth group retreats, and summer camps.

We have been hosting reunions for years and have perfected the art of providing peaceful lodging, creative spaces, and custom designed programs for your memorable event. Most importantly we provide friendly and knowledgeable support and advice regarding all aspects of your reunion, while always keeping your budget in mind.

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How many people can the Lakeside space accommodate?
Inside the Kinderhaus can accommodate 200 people without a dance floor and 165 with a dance floor.If you utilize the outdoor area, we can accommodate an additional 175 people.

What kinds of parties do you host?
We host birthday parties, anniversaries, mixers, rehearsal dinners, receptions, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc. We do not host weddings.

How much does it cost to rent a room and what is included?
The fees vary based on the food and beverage packages selected. Please e-mail us at for pricing.

How long can I rent each room for my own private party?
We typically allow for 4 hours for the event plus 2 hours for set up and one hour for clean up. Additional hours are available at an additional cost.

Are drinks included with the room fee?
No, drinks are not included. Beverage and bar packages are available upon request.
No outside alcohol is permitted.

Can we bring in outside drinks?
All alocholic beverages, must be purchased from us, with no exceptions. Please note that patrons may not bring their own alcohol onto our premises.

Do you offer food?
We do offer food for private events. Please e-mail us at for menus and pricing.

Can we bring in our own food or catering?
Absolutely. If bringing in outside food, you and/or your caterer are fully responsible for all linens, utensils, plates, bowls, napkins, serving trays, burners, etc.

Is the Kinderhaus heated in the winter months?
There is no heat or air conditioning in the Kinderhaus. This is a seasonal building, open
May 1 - October 15 annually. There are fans and plenty of windows for warmer days and nights.

Can I decorate the room for my party?
Absolutely. We just ask that you do not use any glitter or confetti, and that all balloons are weighed down so they don’t float up into our rafters.

Who do I contact about renting a room?
Please e-mail us at Please include the expected number of guests as well as the desired date/s so that we may expedite your request.

Do you host weddings?
We do not host weddings at this time.

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Make the Lakeside at Edith Macy your annual family gathering tradition for birthdays or reunions. With our barbecue menus, indoor and outdoor games, fire pits and s'more, you'll feel like you in your own backyard, without any of the work! Our personal celebration specialists can be involved as little or as much as you prefer.