Private Events

At The Arnold we have the ability to serve private lunches, brunches, afternoon teas, dinners or cocktail parties and weddings from 10 to 200 people.  These events can be held in our Tavern, 1960’s Dining Room, Sun Room, BBQ Barn or outside in the meadows.  Our goal is to work with each individual party to make sure we customize to taste, style and budget.  While our Events Menu can give you a good start in planning your menus, our offerings change periodically based on what is in season so please make sure you check with us for the latest and greatest - and to customize your meal to exactly what you want.  Another popular option is to escape to the Arnold for a group getaway - whether its your birthday bash or an Out of Office retreat, by renting all 11 rooms, you have the 'House' to yourself.  Our chef can work with you to create group dinner menus and our team can organize many different activities - both on and offsite - during your stay.  

Below is an overview of our property and space to help you start planning!  In addition, please visit our Weddings Page and Out of Office Page for more specific information on hosting those events on Shandelee.

Pole Barn

Set behind the main house, and at the edge of the meadows and gardens is our original Pole Barn.  Intended mostly for warm-weather events, it hosts anything from casual slow-cooked BBQs to pig roasts to live music events, special dinners and weddings.  Events hosted in the barn can easily be expanded across the grounds of the property and include our fire pit to help round out an evening of celebration.  Rustic handmade farm tables, edison bulb drop lighting and a huge assortment of vintage serving trays, props, vases and candleholders are available for use as well.  

Main Dining Room and Dance Hall

A classic Catskills banquet room, the 1960’s Dining Room and Dance Hall is on the main floor of the Inn and can accommodate up to 100 people for any event.  The tables were hand built by a former owner and the character of the room was carefully kept intact during the latest renovation.  

Sun Room

Like your home family room, the Arnold Sun Room tends to be the most lived in room of the house.  Given its cozy seating, crackling fireplace, cookie plates and board games, its no wonder this is the heart of our Shandelee hilltop!  This room is all yours if you rent out all of our rooms - and even if not, still a place to curl up with a book and your slippers.  Smaller private events and dinners can also be held in this room.  


The tavern at the Arnold is open for lunch on weekends and dinner year round to our houseguests as well as the larger community.  Most events held here are smaller and are limited based on availability and timing so as not to disrupt general service.  On rare occasions, the Arnold Team may consider closing the tavern for a private event.

Meadows and Grounds

When you are in the Catskills, what better way to celebrate with those you love than to host your event outside?  The grounds at the Arnold include a small pond, meadows, horseshoe pits and a large bonfire pit.  

East Hill Manor Farm

Available on a limited basis only (and for an additional site-fee), East Hill Manor Farm is an expansive and breathtaking property of rolling farmland and meadows.  This farm and venue, located 10 minutes from The Arnold, includes access to a pool and pool house for your guests, 360 degree views of the Catskills and beyond, tractor rides and much more.

When you are ready to start planning, please give us a call on (845) 439-5070 or e-mail us at