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.
56 Reviews for Bear Mountain Inn
Recommended by 90% of couples
22 User photos
Tomiko Arriaga · Married on 12/13/2019
Dream wedding venue
Having our wedding at the Merry Go Round at Bear Mountain was a dream come true. From the moment we went for a tour with Valerie, we knew we had found our spot. Valerie and her team worked wonderfully with us to ensure we had an unforgettable time and comfortable stay at the Inn. The setting is absolutely gorgeous which made decorating hassle-free. Our guests had an amazing experience!Sent on 01/14/2020
Angela Perrone · Married on 11/16/2019
It’s hard to find all of the words to describe how incredibly amazing the Bear Mountain Wedding experience was. They really made the day the best day of our lives. From the moment I sat down on our tour with Valerie, it was clear that this was where we would get married. She took care of everything right from the start - and not just wedding details and planning, but throughout the process she took amazing care of us and really made us feel special and welcome. Together with Gia & Alyssa, they removed any stress, worry or chaos about weddings, which is a pretty impossible feat. Mina is another team member who wasn’t part of our wedding planning but somehow she managed to be part of it and make the experience that much greater. What I am saying is - that entire team is absolute FIRE and you can rest easy in their hands. They are a FANTASTIC crew from from front desk to the kitchen. The chef is OUTSTANDING. The food is INCREDIBLE. The space is GORGEOUS and everything about every moment is WARM and WONDERFUL.
On the day of it felt as though the team were part of our family. Everything was smooth and as care free as a wedding day can be. And for that I am eternal grateful and recommend this team for your wedding, events, or for any occasion or emergency! They’ve got your back. (Valerie is a saint!)
Whatever wedding dream you have, they bring it to life. All the stars. And all the thumbs up (my husband was born with 3 thumbs, and if that 3rd thumb were still around, it would be up too!)
(photo by Gustavo Tessaro Photography)
Sent on 01/04/2020
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
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This is a wonderful venue with a friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. Weefan Photography is happy to endorse it!!!