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 allows cavern admission for the first 10 people in your party including the bride and groom, bestman, maid/matron of honor, parents of the bride and groom and children of the bride and groom. Additional guests 16 years and older will be charged $15 plus tax for caverns admission. Guests 15 years and younger will not be charged but will need to be accompanied by an adult.

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!

Cool Cave Tours

Are you ready for a fun and affordable family day out? How about a vacation full of learning for all ages? Whether you live in New York and want to take a day trip, or you are driving through the area looking for a fun affordable family vacation, Howe Caverns is one of the most exciting NYS attractions. Your family can spend the day or several days in the park and experience Howe Caverns above and below ground!

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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
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We Dare You!

Howe Caverns Haunted Cave Tour…This October!
Join the Keepers of the Cave (if you dare) this Halloween Season for the first totally immersive haunted tour – The Underworld at Howe Caverns. Venture 16 stories down to a world of creatures you were never meant to see and experience the haunted boat ride. Tours begin September 25th through November 1st. Get Your Tickets Online Now @! Tickets are Limited and Entrance is By Reservation Only. There are no up charges, no add-ons, no express passes needed! All tickets are fully inclusive and are sold for a set date and time so there are no long lines to wait in. And, the best part is that you never have to worry about bad weather, rain delays, or freezing temperatures since it’s always 52 degrees in The Underworld. There are no walk-in spaces available so hurry to today!

Not Recommended for 10 and under. 14 and under with guardian.
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All ticket sales are nonrefundable, non-transferable, and may not be exchanged.

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