Weddings In The Cave!

Imagine A Striking Wedding Backdrop…

…distinguished by natural wonder and millions of years of geological evolution. Limestone walls glisten in this majestic underworld. A crystal clear river bubbles below.

Now imagine exchanging your wedding vows on The Bridal Altar with a glowing calcite heart. You can be standing among friends and family, surrounded by ancient history and the footprints of a bygone era, the venue honors the past as you step toward the future. In this unique and intimate setting, you will transcend the mundane trappings of terrestrial life.

Following a tour of the cave and a boat ride on The Lake of Venus, celebrate in the homespun atmosphere of the Tudor-style Visitor Center. Breathtaking views from our dining room and surrounding patios set the stage for a romantic and memorable day. More than 650 weddings have been performed in the cave! You can be next!

Everything you need to know about having your wedding 156′ underground….

Usually any time between 9am and 5pm, with the exception of Memorial Day weekend and the period from July 4th through Labor Day weekend, when weddings may be scheduled between 9am – 10am or 4pm – 5pm Wedding Tour Rates:

Please note that wedding reservations are not considered scheduled until the $250 deposit is received and recorded in the Howe Caverns Business Office. Your $250 deposit pays only for the use of the Bridal Altar for the wedding ceremony. A Traditional Cave tour can be added on after your ceremony at regular price admission.

Wedding Deposits are non-refundable.

You must have a New York State marriage license dated at least 24 hours prior to the ceremony. You are responsible for making arrangements for a minister or Justice of the Peace and any applicable fees. Howe Caverns would be happy to provide you with names and contact information of several people who perform weddings at Howe Caverns on a regular basis. You are responsible for making arrangements for your photographer.

The Howe Caverns Estate also includes a 21-unit year-round motel. We would be delighted to work with your wedding party on special room rates, depending on the size of the party and the season. When you book our exclusive King room as the honeymoon suite in conjunction with a wedding ceremony & reception, we provide the bride and groom with complimentary champagne, flowers and chocolate treats in their room as our way of saying Congratulations and Thank You for choosing Howe Caverns for your special day!

For more information on weddings at Howe Caverns or to reserve a date, please contact us at 518-296-8900 or via e-mail at

We will make your event one to remember!

Traditional Cave Tours

Whether you live in New York, want to take a day trip, or are looking for a fun affordable overnight stay, Howe Caverns is one of the most exciting NYS natural attractions. On your journey you will wind through limestone corridors, pass through cavernous galleries, walk under massive boulders, and take a serene boat ride on a subterranean riverbed carved over countless millennia. The cave is 52°F (11°C) so a jacket or sweatshirt and closed-toed comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Flip flops are NOT permitted in the cave. The cave tour consists of a 1.25 mile walk with a 0.25 mile boat ride. There are 139 stairs throughout the tour.

Get ready to experience the most immersive escape rooms in the Capital Region. 

“The Cave” is the first of three high-tech escape rooms to open at Howe Caverns.
Do you think YOU know HOWE TO ESCAPE!?

The Ultra-Max penitentiary known as “The Cave” houses the most notorious criminal geniuses in the country. Built 15 stories underground, The Cave has the latest in cutting-edge escape deterrent technology deployed in the facility. Many infamous individuals have spent the waning years of their lives behind its triple-reinforced cell walls and state-of-the-art security systems. This distinguished clientele has resulted in multiple escape attempts, but none have been successful… until now! A motley crew of the criminal elite, led by maniacal mastermind, Stu “The Flu” Galopso, have done the impossible and breached the confines of their containment sector. Society’s most dangerous and unpredictable fugitives are now at large, and only YOU can stop them!

Escape Room By Reservation Only

All ticket sales are nonrefundable, non-transferable, and may not be exchanged.