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Hunter Mountain is a stunning wedding venue in Upstate New York - just two hours' scenic drive from the city. This one-of-a-kind resort boasts unparalleled views of the northern Catskills Mountains, creating a striking backdrop for your celebration of love - as well as a collection of discounted lodging and guest activities for a full wedding weekend experience.
A breathtaking mountain-top ceremony and decadent reception await you here, with the attentive staff at hand to bring your dream vision to life. Hunter Mountain hosts grand, award-winning soirees of up to 280 people - and features several outdoor locations for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. The magical Summit Wedding Deck overlooks the valley and boasts panoramic mountain views. Here, you can say "I do" surrounded by the best of nature, enjoying a fresh mountain breeze and an extraordinary experience with loved ones. This space is available from the first glimpses of wildflowers, through the peak fall foliage - simply breathtaking all-year-round.
Once you've exchanged vows, the Copper Tree is the perfect setting for your wedding reception. This space is full of quintessential ski lodge charm made elevated - and gets its name from the magnificent copper tree at its center, where guests will surround for dinner, dancing, and a grand celebration. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring plenty of light and stunning mountain views, while exposed beams and draped lights create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The Atrium bar at one end of the room can provide refreshing drinks for you and your guests throughout the evening. Out on the deck, guests can mingle and relax in the picture-perfect mountain environment.
The team at Hunter Mountain will work closely with you to ensure your wedding is an unforgettable experience. For your convenience, Hunter's venue package comes fully inclusive of all the essentials you'll need for a successful mountain destination wedding - from guest transportation, to all furnishings (dining tables and chairs, cocktail tables, ceremony seating), linens, china, flatware, glassware, and more. A dance floor will also be available for your evening entertainment. We can't wait to bring your wedding weekend dreams on-mountain with us!
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Debbie, Mother of the Bride
Hunter Mountain made our dreams come true!
We really fell in love with Hunter when we visited December of 2019. The hotel looked great, and the views from the top sold us. We met with Josephine and her can-do attitude was a huge reason we decided to go with Hunter Mountain as our wedding venue. Then started a long planning process. I was put in touch with Debbie who helps brides plan details for the big day and answers all your questions. It was quite a planning process, as the pandemic hit and suddenly Hunter Mountain closed its doors, and a lot of their staff began working from home. We were unable to visit before our wedding and could not do a food tasting due to covid restrictions. On top of this, Hunter Mountain was also changing into a Vail owned resort, which meant several policies changed, hotel room prices changed, staff changed email addresses and phone numbers changed. With all of this happening, I definitely had concerns at first. However, any time I felt anxious, talking to Debbie always made me feel so much better. She answered all my questions quickly and we scheduled a video chat to help calm some of my nerves. Debbie was so incredible during all the craziness and changes. There were so many changes from when we started planning to the actual wedding, but Debbie kept me in the loop and eased my stress. I am so thankful for Debbie and her calm, kind energy during the planning period. A week before the wedding I was put in touch with Josephine again, and she immediately went to work as my week-of and day-of-coordinator. She finalized all the details, called all my vendors, and met with me a couple days before the wedding to drop off decorations at the CopperTree and talk details. I’ll talk more about Josephine later, but she truly was the most helpful, generous, hard working, and determined person the day of my wedding. I don’t think I would have gotten through everything without her.
Weather looked bleak for our wedding. I was stressing all week, calling Josephine in tears, debating what to do. We both wanted the summit wedding we dreamed of and were just holding out hope for clear skies. We had a rehearsal and dinner on Friday before the wedding. Josephine ran the rehearsal in the lobby of the hotel. The lobby was already cleared out and set up for a ceremony, which was perfect for a rain plan for Saturday as well as to practice the rehearsal. We had a nice buffet dinner in VanWinkles due to rain, but had a great time celebrating as family started to arrive to the hotel. The staff at VanWinkles, particularly the bar, were so incredible all weekend. My family ended up staying in the Penthouse suite, which was two floors. It had a huge kitchen and living room area which is where all the girls got ready for the wedding. It also had two bedrooms, three bathrooms, jacuzzi tub, fireplace, and big balcony over the pool. The guys had a 3-bedroom suite to get ready in, which also had a big living area, kitchen, balcony, fireplace, and jacuzzi tub. The rooms were great. We just had one issue, where the ceiling began leaking in our penthouse bedroom. We notified the front desk and maintenance staff took a look and tried to fix. It leaked the day of the wedding too, however it really wasn’t a big problem as we were getting ready. Josephine offered to have us switch rooms, and we were compensated some money for the inconvenience. I was very pleased with how fast Hunter tried to remedy the issue. The first night we all jumped into the pool outside and hot tubs and had so much fun! The day of the wedding we kept an eye on the weather, and it finally looked like it was clearing up! We all got ready, and had the first look at the back of the hotel on the patio next to the pool and behind the restaurant. It was a beautiful location and we got some great photos there. It still wasn’t raining, so Josephine got all my friends and family up the mountain! She knew how important the mountain top ceremony was to me, and she made it happen! I had a lot of concerns about the chair lift especially because a lot of our guests had fear of heights, including my husband. However Hunter got them all up the mountain smoothly, and everyone understood once they saw the view from the top. My family and myself were the last ones up the mountain. Josephine got a van to drive us to the chairlift, and then up we went. My DJ brought a portable sound system that he brought up the lift, and he played music for the ceremony. We had an absolutely breathtaking and beautiful ceremony. Everyone was talking about how perfect the location was and how beautiful it was. After the ceremony and the photos we took at the top, it was time to go down the mountain again. However, my husband, who hates chairlifts, was really feeling nervous about the ride down. Josephine managed to get a van (which already left the top of the mountain) to come back up and get us and bring us down. She stayed with us at the top of the mountain as it started to drizzle and rode down in the van with us. When we got down to the CopperTree, Josephine brought me to the back and she bustled my dress, helped fix my lipstick, and even got on her hands and knees and used a shout stain wipe to clean the dirt stains on the bottom of my dress! Later, when my dress bustle completely broke off, Josephine made a brand new bustle using safety pins. Anytime I needed her anytime during the night, she was there to help me. Josephine is like a super woman. She does a million jobs, and she does them flawlessly. She and her staff decorated the CopperTree so beautifully, and even better than how I envisioned it. She made sure to even pack up our reception food, and a piece of our wedding cake (which I was so grateful for because I didn’t get to eat a piece during the reception) and hand-delivered the food to our hotel room. She also packed up all our decorations after the wedding and made sure we got them the next day. At the end of the reception, she got us a van to take us back to the hotel, and she helped set up our after party in the back patio. We saw her working in her office way into the AM hours that whole weekend—I don’t know how she does it all! Josephine, we are so thankful for your help the whole wedding. You made all our dreams come true, and were our biggest helper and supporter the whole time.
The food was delicious, and the staff was so incredible. My family loved working with the staff and getting to know them all weekend. Everyone was so helpful and kind. We had four options for our meals, which Debbie recommended since we could not do a tasting due to covid. We picked the beef tenderloin, wasabi encrusted salmon, chicken francaise, and mushroom ravioli. We did the standard open bar and appetizers. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and the drinks from the bar. Everyone also loved the balcony behind the CopperTree and the views from there. We ended up doing a sparkler send off right behind the CopperTree, and then made our way over to VanWinkles for the after party. We ordered food for that, which was demolished by my family. We ordered pizzas, grilled cheese, sliders, and had smores. The grilled cheese were SO good and a huge hit. My friends and family had fun gathered around the firepit and kept the night going long. The next day was July 4th, and we held a farewell breakfast in VanWinkles. We had a breakfast buffet, with standard menu items. Breakfast was delicious, especially the French toast! It was a great way to say goodbye to all our guests and to recover from the partying the night before. We then went into town and watched fireworks for the fourth. It was the most perfect weekend!
In all, I couldn’t recommend Hunter Mountain more! All my dreams came true, and my wedding was even better than I could have imagined. They did a great job, especially considering my wedding was their first big wedding (that allowed a rehearsal, after party, and welcome breakfast) after the pandemic. The staff, from Debbie, to Andrea (the hotel room master!), Josephine, and everyone at the Kaatskill Mountain Club, VanWinkles, and CopperTree were all superb. Fantastic service all weekend—we felt so special! Thank you Hunter Mountain for our dream wedding. Hunter will forever be a special place in our heart!
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A wonderful fun place for a wedding.
An absolutely beautiful place to have your wedding! Tons of amazing scenery and a wonderful staff to put your reception together.
Hunter Mountain is one of my favorite wedding venues. Debbie and the crew are wonderful. All of my couples have the best wedding ever. The food is fantastic and the views are out of this world.
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