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Wedding: 7/13/2013
Member Since: 1/6/2013
My dream wedding in the woods!    posted 8/8/2013

Onteora Mountain House was a dream location for my husband and I. Not only are they extremely professional and buttoned up but the place is absolutely gorgeous! It's pricy but they are so lovely to work with and it's a wonderful place to stay for a wedding weekend. You can't go wrong if you love nature and want a spectacular location for your wedding.

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Wedding: 9/29/2012
Member Since: 7/14/2011
People are still talking about it.....    posted 1/9/2013

My husband & I were married at the Onteora Mountain House in Sept. 2012 and it was an amazing time. It's been over 3 months and guests are still sending me messages about how beautiful it was. The views of the mountains are breath taking, the pavilion was beautiful and perfect for our reception.

Our entire wedding experience was not only gorgeous & amazing, but completely painless. The staff really know how to run a wedding. It really was a perfect day.

Jeremy, who assisted Bob, the owner, took care of us the whole weekend. He helped us set up, helped put together all my little DYI projects on Friday, and had us packed up and cleaned up the next day. It was such an amazing surprise to see all of our stuff so neatly packed up. Everyone was so cooperative and helpful every step of the way.

It really was a joy to be in the care of such professionals. Between the staff and the mountains, I was the most relaxed morning of bride.

I highly recommend Onteora Mountain house whether you are looking for a wedding venue or a weekend getaway

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Wedding: 6/30/2012
Member Since: 9/23/2010
Exceeded my expectations    posted 7/19/2012

I got married at the end of June 2012 at Onteora. Bob and Jeremy are serious professionals who ensured the whole thing went off without a hitch. The place is so gorgeous and the venue is incredibly well run. I heard from many guests that it was the best wedding they've ever been to.

Throughout the planning process, Bob and Jeremy were quite good and responsive to my requests. We met with them three separate times (once to see the venue, once for the tasting, and once for the final meeting to discuss the final details).

One thing to note: if you use this place, you most likely will need to hire buses. You will need to provide this logistical information to your guests - I'd recommend including that information in the invitations.

We used Tonche Transit who were accomodating and fun (I have pictures of the singalong on the bus on the way home from the after party to prove it!).

We started the weekend on Friday with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner held on site. Despite my large and slightly unruly wedding party, Bob made sure everyone knew what to do and when to do it. The dinner was catered by Hickory Smokehouse and was delicious (especially the blackened catfish).

On Saturday, Jeremy worked to make sure everything was coming together smoothly. We brought in hair stylists and got ready in the cottage. Jeremy and Bob coordinated with our vendors who were setting up while we got ready.

Throughout the night, Bob and Jeremy worked to make sure all key events happened at the agreed upon times, and that we were present. (I was so excited, more than once Bob had to remind me that something was happening and I needed to return to my seat or the dance floor). We extended the party by an hour which was totally worth it.

The food was excellent. Even though we did first look photos, we missed most of the cocktail hour. I'd recommend asking someone to make a plate for the bride and groom - both for appetizers and entrees. I didn't have one bite of either entree because I was so busy. We did hear that the entrees were out of this world from guests who raved about their dinners.

We used the band Saints of Swing for the cocktail hour and first dance (very classy!), and then transitioned to Dave Leonard of JTD Productions (another seriously awesome professional who kept the dance floor jumping). Flowers were done by Dennis at the Green Cottage (beautiful) and photos by Kim Coccagnia (which are gorgeous!). All of our vendors worked together really well, which we appreciated. I would not have changed a thing.


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A Catskill Mountain Retreat

Onteora's trademark is the "Weekend Wedding Experience." Want an autumn noon wedding? A summer afternoon wedding? A spring sunset wedding? All are possibilities at Onteora. Seven guest rooms for two nights are included. Options available are rehearsal dinners and expanded Sunday brunches.


  • Price Range: $$$
  • Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
  • On the Water: No
  • Tented Area: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Onsite Catering: Yes
  • Outside Caterers Allowed: No
  • Kosher Available: No
  • Liquor License: Yes
  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Valet Parking: No
  • Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
  • Liability Insurance: Yes
  • Site Fee: Yes
  • Capacity: Up to 200
  • Style: Inn/B&B, Unusual/Alternative

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