Bear Mountain Inn is a rustic-style wedding venue located in Rockland County, New York. Nestled at the base of Bear Mountain along the Appalachian Trail, this historic venue is the idyllic destination getaway to celebrate a memorable wedding. You and your guests can enjoy everything the venue has to offer, including fun outdoor activities and a relaxing spa. Their experienced team will walk you through each step, from choosing your ceremony and reception space to customizing your menu to flawless execution. The natural splendor of the Hudson Valley is a stunning backdrop for a beautiful wedding celebration.
Situated at the base of Bear Mountain and overlooking the shores of Hessian Lake, the historic Bear Mountain Inn, built in 1915, is a centerpiece of a unique park system that stretches from the edge of New York City through the Hudson Valley. The Overlook Lodge is perched up on the mountains with a breathtaking view of Hessian Lake and the Hudson River. The Merry Go Round is a beautiful, unique, and whimsical venue to host your most special day.
Facilities and Capacity
We have three separate venues located in the Bear Mountain State Park. The Bear Mountain Inn (125 guests - 250 guests), The Overlook Lodge (75 guests - 125 guests) and The Merry Go Round (75 guests - 115 guests).
The Bear Mountain Inn overlooks the shores of Hessian Lake. Couples can use the Hickory Terrace for a scenic outdoor ceremony. The Appalachian Ballroom is perfect for your cocktail hour. Host your event in the Perkins Ballroom for a memorable reception. All of these gorgeous spaces accommodate up to 250 guests.
The Overlook Lodge is an elegant and rustic space that accommodates up to 125 guests and features unforgettable views of the Hudson River, Hessian Lake and the mountainside. The wedding ceremony can be held outside on the patio or inside the ballroom during winter months.
Merry Go Round Pavilion is a stone and timber rotunda with a classic indoor merry-go-round and dance floor as its centerpiece. This space comfortably seating 115 guests.
Bear Mountain Inn offers many services to create a memorable and stress-free wedding experience. They also provide all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens and even a chocolate fountain. The wedding services they offer include:
In addition, the venue offers to host a variety of wedding-related events. Couples may choose to host the following celebrations at the venue:
Bear Mountain Inn is listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America. As the centerpiece of a unique park system that stretches from the edge of New York City through the Hudson Valley, the Bear Mountain Inn was declared by The American Architect to be one of the “finest examples of rustic Adirondack architecture in America” upon its opening in 1915.
53 Reviews for Bear Mountain Inn
Recommended by 90% of couples
15 User photos
Lauren · Married on 09/20/2019
Amazing! We loved it !!
We can’t thank the entire staff at the Bear Mountain Inn for the most beautiful day! Valerie is excellent!! She went above and beyond for us and the wedding went off without a hitch! The rooms were great and our family had a great time! If you want something different that’s classy and beautiful this is it!! Also, the food was amazing!!!Sent on 09/27/2019
Dan H · Married on 07/13/2019
July 2019 Fantastic !!!
My daughters July 2019 wedding at the Bear Mountain Inn was truly wonderful (and our large family has MANY weddings). The spectacular outdoor grounds, the perfect lodging, the incredible food, thoughtful party room structure, but most of all…THE GRACIOUS STAFF. From housekeeping to front desk, from wait staff to chef (Armando), from barkeeps to catering (Gia), we could not have been happier. Valerie (Coordinator) and Rich (Banquet Captain) were graciously professional and hands-on the whole weekend. A most memorable weekend and perfect wedding. THANK YOU 😊.Sent on 07/18/2019
Gabriele · Married on 01/19/2019
Best Venue Ever!!!
Where do we begin? As a wedding photographer’s wife, I have seen so many photos of different weddings and heard horror stories of venues simply not living up to a bride and groom’s expectations. My husband assured me that the Bear Mountain Inn was one of the venues that time and again did live up to the expectations every time he photographed a wedding there.Sent on 02/25/2019
Without Mina, our coordinator; Rich, our maître d; and their staff our wedding day would not have gone as perfectly as it did. There was a snowstorm the day of the wedding, which led to plenty of issues and stress, including guests and our shuttle company cancelling last minute. This is where Mina really exceeded our expectations and kept me from having a breakdown on my wedding day. With so many things seeming to go wrong at once that were totally out of anyone’s control, she somehow found a way to calm me down and take control of any and everything we needed. Mina went above and beyond to make sure she found a new shuttle company for us to work with the night before our wedding, hired extra staff to be available in case others couldn’t make it in with the storm, and seamlessly rearranged tables to accommodate for the last minute cancellations from a handful of our guests. She and her staff even slept over the night of the wedding to continue working into the morning hours to make sure our wedding was as perfect as possible. I was given the freedom to design the reception space as I pleased, and my vision was executed flawlessly by the staff. We even booked one of the rooms downstairs at the Inn for our rehearsal dinner because we love the look and feel of the entire space – not to mention the incredible food. Everywhere you look it’s inviting, cozy, and romantic, which is exactly what we had in mind for our wedding weekend. We could not recommend the Bear Mountain Inn enough for a wedding venue. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!
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This is a wonderful venue with a friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. Weefan Photography is happy to endorse it!!!