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Bear Mountain Inn

Tomkins Cove, NY View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.5 out of 5
69 reviews
$18k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$18k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Located in Tomkins Cove, New York, Bear Mountain Inn is a rustic-style wedding venue. Nestled at the base of Bear Mountain along the Appalachian Trail, this 1915 historic venue is an idyllic destination for celebrating a memorable wedding. Couples and their guests can enjoy everything the venue has to offer, including fun outdoor activities and a relaxing spa. The inn's experienced team will walk couples through each step, from choosing the ceremony and reception space to customizing the menu to flawless execution. The natural splendor of the Hudson Valley is a stunning backdrop for a beautiful wedding celebration. Whether an event is held at The Overlook Lodge, perched upon the mountains, or The Merry Go Round Pavilion, a whimsical celebration spot, couples are sure to have an unforgettable occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

Bear Mountain Inn has three separate venues located in Bear Mountain State Park. The Bear Mountain Inn hosts 125 to 250 guests, The Overlook Lodge welcomes 75 to 125 guests, and The Merry Go Round Pavilion accommodates 75 to 115 guests. At Bear Mountain Inn, couples can use the Hickory Terrace for a scenic outdoor ceremony. The Appalachian Ballroom is perfect for a cocktail hour and the Perkins Ballroom is ideal for a beautiful reception. The Overlook Lodge is an elegant and rustic space that features unforgettable views of the Hudson River, Hessian Lake, and the mountainside. Wedding ceremonies can be held outside on the patio or inside the ballroom during the winter months. As a charming alternative to traditional spaces, the Merry Go Round Pavilion is a stone and timber rotunda with a classic indoor merry-go-round and dance floor as its centerpiece.

Services Offered

Bear Mountain Inn offers many services to create a memorable and stress-free wedding experience. They also provide all the needed barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens, and even a chocolate fountain. Offered wedding services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

History

Bear Mountain Inn is listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America. It is the centerpiece of a unique park system that stretches from the edge of New York City through the Hudson Valley. As declared by The American Architect, Bear Mountain Inn was considered one of the finest examples of rustic Adirondack architecture in America upon its opening in 1915.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$800

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$800

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel
Inn/B&B
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

69 Reviews

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Rated
4.5
out of 5.0
Recommended by 90% of couples
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  • Value
    Rating 4.6 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.6 out of 5

32 User photos

  • Joanne
    Joanne G. Married on 12/11/2021
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    We love Bear Mountain!

    My husband and I have a lot of memories at Bear Mountain and we decided to get married there. The venue offered a lot with the package for a very reasonable price! We had the best weekend of our lives- while becoming "we" people. I cannot thank Valerie enough for everything she did for us. They were fully booked with a wedding on Friday and 2 (including ours) on Saturday but everything went off without a hitch. The guests have been raving about our party for the past week!
  • Jody
    Jody E. Married on 12/10/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Amazing day Overlook lodge 10/24/2020

    My daughter had her wedding at the Overlook lodge 10/24/2020. Mina and her staff not only took every precautionary measure to ensure we remained within NYS guidelines, they were just amazing to work with. In less than four weeks she helped us create a fabulous micro wedding. Attention to detail, professionalism and of course a great experience. Food was delish, desserts too and the view was picturesque Thank you from all of us for this wonderful day Sarah, Kyle and their Moms!!!

    Bear Mountain Inn's reply:

    Dear Jody,

    Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to serve you, your family and guests for Sarah and Kyle's most special and sacred day. And what a BEAUTIFUL wedding it was! And the most perfect and picturesque October day to get married. We hope to serve you in the near future and hope to see you all again soon. Wishing you peace and good healthy during these times of uncertainty.

    Warmest Regards,
    Mina Park (on behalf of the Bear Mountain Inn)
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    Vanessa P. Married on 12/04/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    There are no words...

    Getting married at Bear Mountain was easily the best decision we made. Not only are all staff just absolutely wonderful to work with, but the value that you get for the price you pay is just unbeatable! Everything was included in our package, right down to cake and gratuity. The Merry Go Round was the best centerpiece, and we're still getting compliments on the food!!! Alysa was our coordinator - and we truly would recommend her to any and everyone. Do yourself a favor - at least consider Bear Mountain for your wedding/events - you will not be sorry!!

Awards

  • 69
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Jane & Demetri
    10 photos · 03/31/2019

Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Weefan Photography Weefan Photography Wedding Photographers

This is a wonderful venue with a friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. Weefan Photography is happy to endorse it!!!

Map

99 Service Rd Tomkins Cove, NY, 10986
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Bear Mountain Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Bear Mountain Inn?

Bear Mountain Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Bear Mountain Inn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Bear Mountain Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Bear Mountain Inn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Bear Mountain Inn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Bear Mountain Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Bear Mountain Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Inn/B&B
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Bear Mountain Inn for wedding events?

Bear Mountain Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Bear Mountain Inn offer?

Bear Mountain Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Bear Mountain Inn offer for wedding events?

Bear Mountain Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Bear Mountain Inn have available for wedding events?

Bear Mountain Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Bear Mountain Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Bear Mountain Inn is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in value, 4.5 in professionalism and 4.3 in average response time.

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