The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The Eagle’s Nest in Bloomingburg, New York is located on a scenic mountaintop in the Shawangunk Mountain Range. At an elevation of 1600 feet, it offers spectacular natural views, in addition to award-wining catering and on-site rustic guest cabins. There are two main spaces at The Eagle’s Nest, each described below.
Outdoor Ceremony Space. Overlooking the Hudson Valley, the outdoor ceremony area has sweeping views. A wooden archway can be decorated with flowers, providing a stunning backdrop for photographs. Chairs are set up on a wooden platform looking out towards the couple, with a view of the mountains and valleys beyond.
Private Reception Room. The spacious private indoor reception room has large windows that provide the same extraordinary views of the skyline and natural mountain landscape as the outdoor ceremony area. Elegant curtains and unique floor-to-ceiling lighting details add a decorative touch to the space.
What You Should Know
Ceremonies can be held indoors in case of inclement weather and there is also flexibility regarding the cocktail hour. On the day of the wedding, a maître d’ works as a master of ceremonies to make sure that everything is organized to run smoothly. A butler and uniformed wait staff serve cocktails and dinner. The staff at The Eagle’s Nest will also take care of setup and cleanup.
The highly rated catering service at The Eagle’s Nest prepares exceptional dishes and the catering staff includes entrée chefs, bakers and pastry chefs. There are four banquet menus to choose from as well as a buffet menu. Dinner menus, which come with several complete courses, also include an assortment of beautiful pastries as well and coffee and tea service. The catering staff provides an extensive list of nearly 50 separate hot and cold hors d’oeuvres to choose from for the cocktail hour. A raspberry or lemon intermezzo can be added, at a supplementary cost, to the banquet menus.
If the couple or any of their guests have any dietary needs or concerns, such as food allergies or special requests, the catering staff will make sure that these are addressed. Menus can be customized and the wedding coordinator arranges a tasting with the couple before the event to finalize the menu and food options.
In addition to the attentive staff and top-notch cuisine, some of the other perks of Eagle’s Nest are:
- Outdoor fireplace pit
- Outdoor gazebo for taking pictures
- Complimentary honeymoon suite
- Valet service for parking
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Food + Catering
We didn't have our wedding at their venue, but we had them cater our wedding at Benmarl Winery and they hit an out-of-the-park-homerun!! The guests are still talking about marvelous the food was!! The cocktail hour food was available through the beginning part of dinner for people to still munch on and that was a hit! The entrees were delicious and the hospitality was unbelievable :) The owner of the winery commented that these caterers were one of the most respectful, professional, and kind people who have worked at the winery. They did all of the set up and breakdown in record time. The Maitre D, Corey, did such an outstanding job making sure that everything happened on time and my husband and I always had a drink in hand and actually got to eat!! He was amazing. You cannot go wrong with The Eagles Nest.
Best day of my lifeReviewed on 12/02/2015 Carrie M
Michael, Bobby, and the entire staff at The Eagle's Nest were AMAZING! Every detail was carried out with perfection! Cocktail hour was to die for. Dinner was delicious. We have received so many compliments about our wedding because of their professional and courteous business. Our day would not have been the same anywhere else. Thank you Michael and staff!
These guys do it right. The view is great, but the wedding and reception were perfect. They obviously know their stuff and want to make sure things go wonderfully. Things I never even thought of became integral parts of the wedding. Every detail is addressed. Then the day came and it worked beautifully, EVERYONE had a blast, and it went off without a hitch. It had a rustic feel that worked great for us. And the food.... oh, the food.... I can't Eagle's Nest recommend enough. The bride's family is huge and goes to a lot of weddings, so they have a good frame of reference. And the ALL had a wonderful time. Thanks!
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Eagle’s Nest this past summer, and it was the best wedding reception we’ve ever been to (though we may be a little biased :)). The view at the Eagle’s Nest from the Shawangunk Mountains into the valley is beautiful, and was a perfect showcase to our out of town guests of one of the things we most love about New York/the Hudson Valley. So many guests commented on the view. Moreover, the entire Eagle’s Nest staff is awesome, professional, friendly, and so easy to work with. Michael the owner, Michael the pastry chef, and Bobby the maitre d’ are easy going but very organized and superb at what they do, and the were all so attentive to our vision for the reception and ensuring that everything ran completely smoothly (which it did!). And of course we cannot fail to mention how delicious the food was- appetizers, main course, and desserts. We continue to hear from our guests that it was the best food they’ve ever had at an event. Thank you to everyone at the Eagle’s Nest for such an amazing reception!
We are so so happy we chose to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Eagles Nest! The scenery was beautiful, the food was delicious, and everyone was so so so helpful! We especially enjoyed working with Ishwar and Amy! All our family and friends are still talking about how great the crab cakes were and about how beautiful the backdrop was.
We cannot say enough good things about our wedding at The Eagles Nest!! From the planning with Michael, the attentiveness and help of Dolly, and of course Bobby who took such great care of all of us and made sure everyone got to bed safe at the end of the night. Can't leave out the gorgeous view that our guests can't stop marveling over, and the fire pit was the perfect after party to carry the party long into the night. We highly recommend this venue to anyone having their wedding in the area!
Experienced and professionalReviewed on 8/04/2015 Sophie N
Made for a seamless day
Amazing ExperienceReviewed on 6/30/2015 Samantha N
My wedding was held at Eagle's Nest in May 2015, and I couldn't be happier. Michael and his staff are consummate professionals from start to finish. Michael served as an impromptu wedding planner in a few ways as part of his deal. He provided us with a list of vendors he has worked with in the past and recommended. He himself booked our hotel buses for us, after giving timing suggestions. He also set up bringing in ice cream from Blueberry Mountain for dessert. The day of the event, his staff did all of the set-up, including decorating our chuppah with 1,000 paper cranes I had made and strung for that purpose. The food was exquisite. This was a big deal for me because I have a LOT of food allergies. Michael worked with me to create a delicious menu, and whenever his normal recipe wouldn't suit me, he came up with options. I expected to be able to eat about 1/4 of our hors d'oeuvres, only to find a plate in the bridal room with half of the remainder specially prepared for me! Outside of my personal issues, everything was absolutely delicious. My own food was amazing, and I heard many of our guests complimenting it as well. They also stock very nice wine and liquor, and were willing to take brand requests for our bar. The service throughout the wedding was immaculate. The maitre d' served as a general master of ceremonies and kept everything running smoothly, from timing entries through finding a bridesmaid to help me when my dress got rumpled. All of the waitstaff is polite and accommodating, and basically anything else you could hope for from professional meal service. Of course, a big thing is the location - they have beautiful grounds. And brides, don't despair if you get stormy weather. We ended up with a rainstorm and heavy fog, and the fog made the area look completely magical. Michael was able to leave the inside/outside decision til the last minute, and the indoor setup worked beautifully. If I had to make one complaint - the cabin rooms on-site need some updates. He includes one with a wedding booking for the wedding night, but when I looked, it was rather dark and dank (even on a nice day). We ended up staying with our guests that night. This is a very small issue compared to the rest of the amazing experience though. I would absolutely recommend Eagle's Nest to anyone for a wedding, or any other major event. These people are professionals.
overallReviewed on 6/30/2013 maribel s
the view is breathtaking if you are in to the mountains. everything went according to schedule but dinner. Dinner took a long time but everyone said they had a great time and the pictures will be beautiful.
Perfect Local VenueReviewed on 11/16/2012 Cassondra w
Food is very important to our family, and the Eagle's Nest was the perfect choice for us. We're especially happy that we didn't miss cocktail hour because the choices included so many of our favorites. The staff was incredibly personable, the room was set up better than we had even anticipated, and we were well directed/taken care of all night. The beautiful view and setting intertwined very well with our nature theme. This is definitely a place to look in to!
BeautifulReviewed on 11/14/2011 Lori Z
The pictures on the website do not do this venue justice. I highly recommend just going there and seeing for yourself - you will be sold immediately on the views! The staff was kind, friendly and made everything easy. I needed to have a Kosher wedding that wouldn't break the bank and Michael and his team made it all happen right there. A real bang for your buck for the perfect country wedding with panoramic views of the hudson valley! Could not say enough good things about the Eagle's Nest.
Beautiful!Reviewed on 8/03/2011 Kerrianne L
Everyone is wonderful, food, view, staff, all perfect. Cabins make it easy.
Phenominal!Reviewed on 5/17/2011 Christina P
I recently had my wedding at The Eagle's Nest and they did an amazing job. From the second I walked in there to get ready, until the time I left after breakfast the next morning, I felt like royalty. They took care of us, made sure we had everything we needed, and if any of us requested something, it was to us in a matter of minutes. The view there is beautiful, and Michael, the owner, ensures that it carries over from outside, to the inside. They made my day perfect!
Review for The Eagle's NestReviewed on 5/10/2010 Erin L
The Eagle's Nest offered approximately 40 choices for cocktail hour (we chose a package with 16 hors d'vours where most local venues only offered 4-6). The cake was included in the package. The baker on the premise was phenominal! All we had to do was show a picture of what we wanted and we got it to a 'T'! Michael (the owner) is amazing to work with. He's been in the business for years and makes you feel completely comfortable. He also gave us a free dinner for 6 so we could choose our menu and see how the staff worked. The bar doesn't close until everyone is done drinking. The open bar closes when your wedding ends, but it reopens as a cash bar for overnight guests. Parties have lasted at the Eagle's Nest until the wee hours of the morning. The wedding couple stays in the honeymoon suite for free the night of the wedding. There is a fabulous view for pictures and a porch for outdoor weddings/cocktails (we did that and it was PERFECT).;The guest rooms are a bit outdated if anyone is staying over. The honeymoon suite isn't romantic at all (I remember it looked like my grandparents room). The guest cottages have wood panneling and are very dark inside. I told my guests before hand that they're a great place to stay if you plan on drinking but I felt a bit awkward having my young cousins stay in the rooms.
Review for The Eagle's NestReviewed on 5/10/2010 Anne H
Beautiful views great service excellent food awesome dessert