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“This is the wedding to end all weddings!” “This is the best wedding I’ve ever been to!” “I can’t even get married now after going to this wedding because there’s no way to compete with this!” These are just a few of the compliments my husband and I received from our guests during our May 19 wedding at Mountain View Manor in Glen Spey, NY. If you select MVM as your wedding venue, you and your guests will feel like you are having an elaborate party at your family’s private country estate. Whisk your guests away for a weekend of serenity and fun. The food is fresh and delicious, the venue is beautiful, and the service is beyond accommodating. You will enjoy crystal glassware, premium beer on tap, and endless gorgeous backdrops for your wedding photos. Your guests do not want to go to a “wedding factory,” nor do they want to have to worry about driving from place to place during your wedding day. Give them a mini-vacation close to home where your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, after party, and overnight accommodations are all in the same place. The spacious MVM has separate areas for all of these components to keep your guests interested and amazed. I sincerely recommend the MVM to even the most discriminating brides and grooms without the slightest reservation.
After planning our wedding for more than 18 months, we were extremely nervous. That day September 16th 2012 the weather was a perfect 72 degrees. I arrived after my wife to find the leaves changing colors. The scenery was perfect with the manors breathtaking views and rolling hills. I met with James the Manors exclusive Wedding Coordinator who I thought was heaven sent by the end of the night. The ceromy was so beautiful. Having it outside was spectacular!!!. The rest of the day was like a perfect dream that would never end. The DJ Ralph from Hot Traxx Entertainment spun a party ou wouldn't believe.Tim the Manors exclusive Chef cooked up a dinner that had my guest asking for more. There is no catered food here!! Tim cooks everything fresh at that moment. I recommend the stuffed filet of sole with crabmeat. Delicious!!!!. I'm not done yet!!!. My cake lady Elie. We love you. Your lemon cake with fresh raspberries is the best. Susan the flower coordinator!!!. Her flowers were just perfect. We met with her and weren't to sure of what exactly we wanted. We knew we wanted a fall theme. She assured us not to worry. Those center pieces and everything else was just perfect. The great thing about the Manor was that all of its vendors are exclusive to the manor. We didnt have to go crazy searching for anyone. They were all so nice and proffessional. By the end of the wedding, I think just about everyone of my guest told me that this was the best wedding they had attended. I can't forget Orest the manager. You are a true proffessional. Thank You for making our wedding the most wonderful and unforgettable day of our lives. We never imagined it would be that PERFECT!!!!
The reviews you read about MountainView Manor sound too good to be true, but this place is seriously awesome. Want an outdoor ceremony? Ok. Indoor? Fine. Smaller reception hall? Bigger reception hall? Both are available. There are rooms upstairs for your guests to stay over. The bridal suite is beautiful. The people who run the place are very professional but also make sure you give you tons of personalized attention. The Mansion only has one wedding a week, so you won't feel like your wedding is just a mass-produced party to be copied the following day. The recommended vendors are recommended for a reason. They rule. DJ Flow, Ellie with Elliegant Cakes, Breanne Frost with Frost Photography and of course J-Angelo event planning all made our wedding day the best day of my life (seriously). There were no complaints from any guests, and certainly not from us! I can't wait to go to another wedding at the Mansion.
Ok I am going to be short because I had really high hopes for my wedding. Don't get me wrong, it was beautiful and unforgettable, but things could have run much more smoothly. First of all, I am probably the most easy going bride ever and the owner Orest made me feel uneasy with a couple of things. Warning: Do not have a Sunday wedding. They will treat you differently, for example until about a month before my wedding I was told we could rent the rooms outside of the mansion to our guests. Considering this was a huge part of the wedding since it was a destination for us this would have been helpful to know at booking Sunday weddings are not privy to those rooms. This was the biggest and most important reason we booked this place!! It has since been added to the website this is not available to Sunday weddings. Okay moving on. I was about 10 minutes late for my ceremony and was basically rushed by Orest to get outside so we can start cocktail hour. I wasn't sure what the huge deal was but I'll elaborate on this later on. P.S. our ceremony was a whole 10 mins long. Next thing..We were unable to make it to the tasting for the food so we winged it..no big deal. We unfortunately had a lot of comments on how bad the food was. I was surprised because I did not mind the proteins but the sides were soggy and flavorless. The twice baked potato was I think 6 times baked. But oh well, I wasn't too concerned about the food. Now here is where I got pissed, he ended our reception a half hour early. Cocktail hour was supposed to start at 5 and we get 5 hours from then. Since he rushed us out and our ceremony was only 10 mins long he started cocktail hour at 4:30 and made us cut our reception to end at 930. My DJ was even upset since he had more songs to play and he was told by Orest at 925p to end the reception. When guests asked what was going on he told them it is up to management. Lastly, my mother in law is quite upset because one the waitresses had photobombed all of her family pictures. Yes, funny for one photo but it happened to numerous ones. This place wasn't exactly cheap and I paid for my 5 hours.. my $500 10 minute ceremony on grounds and an additional 20% service fee. The least I could get was excellent service. What was great was Oxana our maitre d', she was perfect, her service was excellent and provided us with whatever we needed. She was calm and made me feel at ease. Ellie the cake maker was AMAZING!!!! She was the saving grace for this place and she could tell when I felt uncomfortable and made everything beautiful and great with her sweets! Sue our florist was outstanding! I have never seen such beautiful flowers. Tim the food guy was nice, his food was just lacking. All of the vendors mentioned are provided through the mansion. And I'll give Orest credit. He worked with us through e-mail since we were long distance and was helpful in that sense. This place would have gotten a 5 stars for location, beauty, and cost had these things not happened. At the end of the day I have beautiful pictures and memories and I loved my wedding I just would not have booked this place had I known these things would have happened.
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Mountain View Manor was the first and only venue my husband and I visited when starting to plan our wedding. We had no need to look any further. We called Orest 2 hours after meeting with him to book our date. When you walk through the door, you get a sense of a casual elegance. It is beautifully decorated and maintained and is extremely welcoming. It was perfect and exactly what we were looking for. We could have our family and friends stay there with us, have the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception all in one location, and have exceptional food and service. Orest works tirelessly to make sure that your day or weekend is perfect, and ours definitely was perfect. It is a weekend we will never forget and we thank Orest and his team for that! They thought of everything and were there to make sure all of our guests felt taken care of and had an amazing time. We know that you will not regret visiting and booking your wedding at Mountain View Manor!
A Fall wedding at the Ardmore mansion was breathtaking. The Mansion and grounds are beautiful. Wedding planner, James, is great and very helpful. Cocktail hour and dinner were bountiful and very good. The staff was professional and very attentive. Sue, from Floral cottage, does breathtaking flower arrangements. Desserts by Ellie left you wanting more.
We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding. One change I would suggest. The coffee service is located on the dessert buffet. Guests have to walk with a plate of dessert and hot coffee back to their tables. Table service for coffee would be safer and more convenient for guests. A wonderful Venue!
MountainView Manor is everything it promises and more. The mansion, grounds, and views are beyond beautiful, but the service and stress free environment is what truly makes this venue one of a kind.
Everything was perfect for our wedding. Orest, the manager, is fantastic to work with. On my wedding day I didn't have to think or worry over anything because it was already taken care off. Our needs were anticipated expertly. Everything was set up exactly as I pictured and I never had to say a word. Several guests complimented us on the attentiveness of the wait staff and wedding coordinator, James. The entire day was timed and flawlessly executed thanks to an acute attentiveness to detail demonstrated by everyone who was a part of our wedding.
If you want your wedding to be perfect, MountainView Manor is the place to be. They're affordable while being absolutely professional, accommodating, and thoughtful. There's a reason that they keep winning awards; they will exceed your expectations.
The Mountainview Manor in Glen Spey, NY is the very BEST wedding venue in New York! I had my wedding there Saturday September 29, 2012 and they worked incredibly hard to make that day the most memorable and drama free. From the moment my guests arrived they were greeted by a wonderful staff catering to every one of our needs. James is a genuine kind person who works hand in hand to answer any question and fulfill any wish concerning your wedding day. He answers your emails immediately and is so flexible with allowing you to make your wedding day be all about who you are! He understands the stress of planning a wedding and is extremely sincere with pricing and always puts the customers benefit above all. He treated my husband and I with the utmost respect and consideration, which in the business world is of much value. If you are looking for a wedding venue that makes the planning process easy and truly enjoyable Mountainview Manor and their staff is the way to go.
We enjoyed our wedding and the site is gorgeous! Our guests had a great time too. The wait staff was amazingly friendly and the chef, Tim, did an amazing job with our food (even though we threw him a curve ball and asked for something off the menu, he knocked it out of the ball park, amazing!). James, the exclusive wedding coordinator (J-Angelo Events) was great and helped me out throughout the day. They also have a great list of vendors that you can choose from if you want… and you would want to after working with them. We used Ralph aka DJ Flow who had my guests dancing the whole night, no joke; Ellie (from Elliegant Cakes) made such a delicious and amazing cake, she is one of the warmest and welcoming people you will meet, not only did she stick around the whole night to set up our viennese table, she left us a sampler of all the deserts in our room just in case we didn’t have time to try everything; Susan Smith (from Floral Cottage) was also extremely nice and welcoming, did such a wonderful job with our bouquets and with beautifying the place with her lovely flowers. My guests and I booked up every room in the manor and motel. Only the bridal suite has AC but it's not really needed b/c it gets cold at night. According to my guests the motel rooms were "okay nothing fancy", but convenient. The rest of my guests stayed in Matamoras. Of course nothing is perfect and there were a few things that went down that affected what could have been a perfect score. __________________ One important lesson to be learned here is that it is just as important to treat the bride and groom’s family and friends with as much respect and goodness as you would treat the bride and groom themselves. ____________________THE PROBLEM______: My mother-in-law was treated rudely at the rehearsal and my own brother was treated poorly on the day of the wedding by the manager, Orest. I asked my brother to plan the after party since he threw parties before that were very successful. I understand that there was a misunderstanding between Orest and my brother with the after party plans (the manager told my brother hours before the ceremony that he couldn't do any of the things that he had been planning on the manor's property ) but the manager could have helped out a little more than he did so my brother wouldn’t miss half of our wedding trying to put together last minute plans. Orest could have also treated him better considering that he messed up his plans so close to the wedding. The manager said that he did provide alternatives but from what I gathered at past meetings we had with him they involved people sitting around talking, drinking and then going to bed since he said people would be so tired from the busy day. My family aren’t the type of people that tire so quickly and I’m not much for spending an after party just winding down... it's called an after party for a reason. Plus even though the beds in the manor are super firm and I barely slept the night before in them, I wasn't tired at all after the reception ended. ***** -1 star for the treatment of my loved ones. ***** -1 star for calling my brother a liar and a poor planner on an email you send to my husband thinking I wouldn’t find out about it. (FYI my brother fought in Irac. He was in charge of several men and kept them alive and you can’t do that with poor planning. It was his awesome planning that he pulled together a great after party somewhere else after his original plans were denied)
I have never responded to a review here, but I feel I must. Unfortunately, what the bride is writing here is based on a fabricated story from her brother. I understand family comes first, but the truth is the truth, and a lie is a lie. I met with the...
The Mountain View Manor is THE PLACE to have your wedding! My husband and I took one look at this place and fell in love. It is a little piece of heaven. The Manor is an amazing place and the grounds are beautiful. However, we found on our wedding day that it is staff that definitively sets this place apart.
Orest, the general manager, covers every single detail and will bend over backwards to make sure your special day surpasses your expectations. For example, my sister, the maid of honor ran out of formula for her baby during the reception. When we asked Orest where the closest store would be to buy formula, he didn’t just give my sister’s boyfriend directions he actually drove him to the store and back.
James , the wedding planner, does an outstanding job with decorations and an even better job when it comes time to take care of the bride and her bridesmaids. When I walked into the Manor for the first time on my wedding day, I was anxious to see what it would look like. It was BEAUTIFUL, I could not have even dreamed it better. James was right there with every detail from setting it up all the way through the reception. He was at our side making sure we were enjoying ourselves and had everything we could possibility need.
Tim is a phenomenal chef. We received a lot of compliments around how good the food was. There were plenty of options around the menu options and Tim welcomed the ‘off-the-menu’ items that we asked him to prepare. We love that he uses fresh seasonal ingredients and the presentation was beautiful. The food was served in a timely manner and we heard a lot of compliments about the level of detail and coordination exhibited by the staff. I wish I had Tim to cook for me every night! Even after the reception was over Tim was there to help make sure we had everything we wanted or needed for our after party.
Ellie the Cake Lady! Ellie is top notch. We had a lot of compliments around how gorgeous the cake was…. And even more around how it tasted. It was moist and flavorful – not like most other wedding cakes we’ve had. This was def not your traditional wedding cake, it is actually delicious! Ellie was even kind enough to bring a slice of cake up to our room for us to enjoy after the wedding celebration came to an end. And what is a slice of cake without an ice cream station! Yes, the Mountain View Manor also provides your guests with an ice cream station…. with lots of toppings. Our guests loved it.
We were thoroughly impressed with all the vendors from the Mountain View Manor list. As far as music, we chose to use a DJ that was not on the recommended vendor list and were unpleasantly surprised. If we could go back and do it again, we would have gone with DJ Ralph. We can’t encourage you enough to stick with the recommended vendors. The Mountain View Manor will not disappoint!
My wife and I would highly recommend Mountain View Manor for a wedding celebration/destination! Orest in the office, James, the wedding planner, Tim the chef, and the other recommended vendors (flowers, music) all did an outstanding job. We had 120 guests, all of whom were extremely complimentary of the grounds which were immaculately groomed, the beautiful mansion in which the celebration was held, and the expertise in which the station wedding was presented. The wait staff was plentiful and extremely polite. Not one person had a negative comment about any of the celebration from start to finish. The overnight accommodations were beautiful and extremely clean, and the brunch that followed the next morning was outstanding and plentiful. The after hours party capped a wonderful event, and allowed us to mingle with our guests casually after the four hour celebration. Many guests commented that they can't recall such an outstanding event from start to finish; all made possible by the owners and courteous staff at Mountain View Manor.
I don't even know where to begin! Orest and everyone at Mountain View exceed expectations. You can see from the pictures how breath taking the mansion is (as well as the property) but what you can't see is the amount of work and dedication they put into each wedding. Their coordinator James Angelo is out of this world. He lets no detail go unnoticed. When I saw all the special touches he added I was shocked- purple bows on the walls in the mansion, wrapped vases for our bouquets, ribbon on the railings, the tops of mums carefully arranged at the end of the aisle, and so many more details. They were on top of everything, James saw I was out of wine and before I could get up he had a new glass for me. I didn't have to worry about timing and when things were going to happen, they had it under control and the night transitioned seemlessly. Their chef Tim is a genious! The filet mignon was cooked beautifully, mine a pefect rare, and my mother in laws a perfect and still moist well, I didn't even think a well done steak could be moist, but he did it! The vendors they reccommend are just as incredible as they are, its no wonder they are suggesting them! Elliegant cakes, so delicious! Zen Photography, out of this world pictures! DJ Flow from Hot Traxx kept people on the dance floor all night. Marcie from Exclusively Yours hair and makeup is a riot, she does amazing hair and makeup but is also a really fun person to be around. We've gotten nothing but compliments on everything, and if I could do it all over again I'd pick Mountain View and the rest of their friends every single time.
If you are looking for a one of a kind wedding experience, Mountain View Manor is the place to go. Their attention to detail, service and accommodations are unique. Nik and I had our wedding here on 8/11/12 and we couldn't be happier. All the staff and vendors made our dream wedding come true. The grounds are so picturesque, the service is outstanding and the food is truly amazing. Orest, James and Tim made sure our day was picture perfect. All the vendors they recommended were top notch: Sue from floral cottage, Ellie from elliegantcakes , breanne from frost photography,Dalen from choice DJs and Robert knowles from knowles media all made our day one to remember. Not to mention all the staff on hand at the manor who were extremely wonderful as well. I only hope to be invited to another wedding at Mountain View so I can experience it all over again. Any bride and groom would be happy with this wonderful, magical, and special site for their wedding.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you and your amazing staff/ vendors for all that was done to make kristin's wedding a dream come true. Magical moments are being created at Ardmore mansion each time you all go into "wedding mode"! I hope you had the chance to listen in to all the accolades, since they were flowing all night long - in case you didn't i just want to share a few - "majestic", "this is the best wedding i've ever been to", the most romantic wedding ever","the most delicious food", "the best cake/desserts i've ever tasted","impeccable service", "if anyone has a problem with this amazing place or their food, there is something wrong with them!" You hit the jackpot with James - outstanding wedding planner - and Tim - chef extraordinaire - their passion/ talent for what they do is obvious in everything they do. The floral arrangements were a work of art and beauty. I could go on and on.. i will simply say picture perfect in every way. My mom had the funniest one, i think, she said... if i didn't know any better I would have thought you were millionaires.!!!! We wish you continued success for many years to come. Sincerely, Sally&Harold Siegriest
we had an amazing experience with MVM. orest and his staff made the entire wedding planning experience relaxing and easy. everyone was genuinely nice and helpful.
we were married in late july, mvm grounds were beautiful and the atmosphere is very relaxing. the cocktail hour was on the mansion porch and was a awesome way to begin a fun evening. the food was delicious and the cocktails were fabulous! our family and friends continue to tell us what an amazing time they had! our only complaint is it went by to quick!
Words cannot explain how smoothly our June 9th wedding went and how grateful I am for Orest and James. My husband and I had traveled over an hour to visit MountainView Manor based on an advertisement in The Knot Magazine. After seeing the beautiful mansion, we booked our wedding that day for 18 months away. As the time went on, my e-mails to Orest and James became more and more frequent and loaded with questions. The e-mails and voicemails were answered swiftly and efficiently and in a calming matter. No question was too big or too silly to be addressed. I felt confident that our wedding was in good hands.
The night before our Saturday wedding, we had our rehearsal dinner there and a few friends and family stayed over night. The next morning, as the rest of the bridal party came to get their hair and makeup done by Marcie Haas, we felt like we had the mansion to ourselves. While realizing in the bridal suite, I was unaware of all the hard work going on outside and in the Black Sea Ballroom.
When I finally saw the ceremony garden space and the ballroom, it was as if Orest, James and Floral Cottage went into my dreams and decorated the room. It was more beautiful than I could have imagined.
During the ceremony and reception, Orest and James were close by for a question and flawlessly directing from behind the scenes.
All of my guest commented on the stunning and unique venue and the unbelievably delicious food. While I don't eat seafood, many of my well traveled guests noted it was some of the best seafood they had ever tasted. I was too busy to eat more than a few pieces of (tasty) steak! We used the Station Package (suggested by Orest) as a compromise between a too casual buffett but too stuffy sit down dinner.
Our guests ate, drank and danced the night away and the Mansion and outlying rooms were filled with happy people that night! ... Bridal suite included :)
The next morning we said our goodbyes over a continental breakfast and too my surprise, many of my things (cake and topper) were packed up and ready to go for me!
Orest and James were very accommodating to my frequent questions and involvement of many family members. It was a beautiful wedding that our guests, families and ourselves will always remember.
I can not recommend Mountain View Manor enough. I was married in the "garden" area of the mansion on May 26th. Both my cocktail hour and reception were held there as well. This was the first wedding in my family to be held all in one spot and I couldn't have been thanked enough about that decision! Everything flowed so smoothly from one segment of our day to the next, all thanks to the amazing staff at the mansion. I wanted our wedding to feel nothing but romantic, and that was exactly what I got. MVM has the most amazing vendors that they work with and Sue from Floral Cottage went above and BEYOND with my flowers. It felt and looked like I was married in the Secret Garden. The flowers continued into the "lobby" of the mansion, there were flowers on every mantle, in every room (even our guests rooms) and of course on the gorgeous table scapes made by James of J-Angelo event planning. James is another amazing asset to the Mansion, he is the glue to everything running so smoothly. The food is A-MAZ-ING. The chef, Tim, is a gift from culinary heaven. My guests are still talking about the food!! And lets not forget the dessert. Not only did I have the most amazing wedding cake from Ellie of Elli-gant Cakes (Three different flavors might I add) but we also had an ice cream sundae bar that my guests raved over! My guests and I danced all night, my husband even got into it!! There was just no helping it, Ralph-DJ Flow, really knew how to get everyone moving. Any vendor that Orest suggested to us we went with. He is so tentative to the details and picky about who works at his venue that I completely trusted anything that he had to say and I do not regret that decision at all! Even down to our photographer, Christina of Zen Photography. CAN NOTTT recommend her enough!! We had the most amazing wedding day and it's all thanks to everyone at Mountain View Manor!
We had a great experience, and could not give enough thanks to the staff and vendors! They were very professional and helpful. Orest and James made our day go smoothly, and guided us through the whole process. We were very lucky; and our guests gave us nothing but praise for our choice of venue. Thank you so much!!!!
My husband Matthew and I recently had our wedding reception at the Ardmore Mansion in Glen Spey, NY on October 15, 2011. The reception was FAR beyond our expectations. It was absolutely perfect! We held our cocktail hour in the mansion where our guests mingled and remarked on the beautiful architecture and the stunning grand stair case in the main lobby. The incredibly attentive staff passed hours devours and they were so welcoming to our guests. As the bridal party arrived and grouped to take pictures, the owner, Orest, immediately approached my husband and I to ask what we would like to drink throughout the night– and even kept a very nice bottle of champagne on reserve just for us! While were taking pictures one very attentive server followed us around with a tray of hours devours just for our liking! At the tail-end of the cocktail hour, we were approached to lead our guests into the ballroom for dinner. They wanted Matthew and I to arrive first for a sneak-peak. They had a golf-cart waiting outside and as our guests flowed from the mansion to the ballroom we sped by beeping the horn! It was a big laugh had by all. The ballroom was absolutely breath taking. J-Angelo, the wedding planner, and his awesome staff transformed this room into a dream – and I’m not one of those girls to watch “My Fair Wedding” but let me tell you they could have filmed an episode there! Aside from setting the ambiance, J-Angelo was there for my every need and even saved the day as my bustle broke three times. My girls couldn’t get it to stick – he secured it within five minutes and I danced the night away! We have received nothing but kudos from our friends and family. So many people were just amazed by the whole experience and EVERYONE raved about the cake and the food. Ellie made the most ELLIGANT cake we have ever seen and she was there to cut and serve and just be on hand to make sure the entire evening flowed. Head Chef Tim and his AWESOME team laid out the most beautiful, savory stations with food a-plenty! In fact, our friends booked a karaoke after party in the mansion pub and Tim packed up food to send over for our after party! Truly exceptional professional service, I cannot thank them enough. If we could give fifty stars, we would give fifty-one.
When planning our wedding, Mountain View was our top and only choice for the reception. We had used this venue to host a family party a few years prior and received rave reviews from our guests. We held our reception in the ballroom and it turned out beautifully. Every detail was perfect and our guests could not stop complimenting the whole event. Many commented that this was the best wedding reception with the best food that they ever attended. For us, this was a perfect event, despite un unexpected October blizzard. We will never forget this special day and we thank Orest and his staff from the bottom of our hearts.
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Experience a historic mansion's timeless elegance
Celebrate your wedding in supreme comfort & elegance, where gourmet dining & attention to detail create the supreme Mansion wedding experience. The charm of historic Ardmore Mansion provides an elegant country escape with timeless appeal. Multiple exciting indoor/outdoor options available.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Inn/B&B, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012