Hunter Mountain, a resort in Hunter, New York, provides the perfect setting for couples looking for a rustic wedding venue. With ceremonies on top of a mountain or situated cozily inside the resort, this unique space provides scenic views from any location. The resort is nestled among the mountains near the Indian Head Wilderness and Kaaterskill Wild Forest.
Facilities and Capacity
For couples looking for a unique and outdoorsy setting, the resort offers a mountain-top ceremony, to which couples and guests will be transported via ski lift. Once at the top, a backdrop of green slopes and blue skies stretch as far as the eye can see. Indoors, tall expansive windows as well as wood and stone accents contribute to the rustic and natural feel of the venue. Couples looking to wed at Hunter Mountain can invite a maximum of 300 guests.
Available to host your ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner, the resort provides the following services to couples:
Hunter Mountain offers bar service and provides the following types of catering styles:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Tali R · Married on 09/14/2019
The best venue ever!
Hunter is hands-down the MOST incredible wedding venue!!! Our wedding weekend was absolutely perfect -- it totally surpassed our wildest dreams!!! It was by far the best weekend of our lives -- and it was all with HUGE THANKS to the amazing team at Hunter and the spectacular, beautiful venue itself!!! Our guests still cannot stop telling us that our wedding was the best one that they’ve ever attended!!! We are soooo grateful for everyone at Hunter!!! Reasons why Hunter is a cut above the rest: (1) THE PEOPLE… The staff is incredibly competent, attentive, and personable. Debbie Reilly is truly exceptional to work with. I had so many questions throughout the year leading up to the wedding (she and I communicated almost every day because of that!) -- and Debbie ALWAYS answered promptly, thoroughly, thoughtfully, and with a positive attitude. She was always patient and kind, creative and flexible, and went far above and beyond for us. Debbie kept me sane throughout the process and it gave me so much comfort and confidence knowing we were in her hands. We had a large wedding of ~220 people, several events throughout the weekend (e.g., a unique talent-show type of rehearsal dinner on Fri night, farewell brunch on Sun, a special small ceremony on Fri in addition to the bigger one on Sat, getting ready time, after-party with s’mores, etc.)...and Debbie helped us plan and think through all of the details. I am beyond grateful to Debbie for handling all of my questions (she never missed a single question!) and doing it all with grace. Debbie has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and she delivers it all with a smile!! On the wedding weekend itself, Josephine Michaud was our main coordinator and go-to, and she was totally incredible too! Josephine helped make sure that our entire vision for our wedding weekend (that we’d planned meticulously with Debbie) was fully implemented and that everything ran smoothly. She was extremely helpful, supportive, calm, patient, and positive. I loved Josephine’s can-do attitude and uplifting spirit! She was also very organized, which was important given our planned details. David Kukle was also totally fabulous!! Throughout the planning process, David sometimes weighed in on some of our questions/approaches, and was very thoughtful about the way things could work. During the wedding weekend itself, David went above and beyond (e.g., took us to the summit with our photographer for an extra photoshoot). Along with Josephine and Debbie, David made sure to follow through on all of the details that I had mapped out, and did it all happily. On our wedding day, the weather was suboptimal but we still did the ceremony at the summit, which actually still turned out to be INCREDIBLE and our guests LOVED it and had sooo much fun with it (they smiled, *sang*, and laughed in their ponchos and umbrellas!). It was totally memorable for everyone and we even got a RAINBOW during our ceremony! But I was very nervous due to the weather...and I’ll never forget how, right before we started the ceremony, David came over to me with a huge smile on his face, made some quick jokes and reassured us that the ceremony would still be amazing. He gave me the positive boost of energy that I needed in that moment, and I am so grateful for it. It will forever be a wonderful memory that I have from our wedding. And Chef Fabrice was also a pleasure to work with! We had so much fun at the tasting and he really met our needs. (See “food” section below for more.) Debbie, Josephine, David, and Fabrice worked seamlessly together to ensure that our weekend was a huge success. They also worked really well with our vendors which made our lives so much easier. And everyone else who we met at Hunter was so nice and helpful all weekend. (2) THE VENUE SETUP/LAYOUT… Hunter has a *magical* setup in which the reception, ceremony, lodging, rehearsal dinner, and after-party are all located on the same property -- so all of our events were walking distance from each other. That made everything super easy for our guests and it was sooo fun to have everyone in the same vicinity all weekend long. Togetherness and community was very important to us for our wedding weekend, and we were able to achieve that through Hunter. It’s very rare to find a venue that has all of these things AND is super nice, clean, beautiful, and runs smoothly...Hunter really has it all!!! The grounds are STUNNING. Everyone felt so wonderful being in such beautiful natural surroundings, and our photos are fabulous! All of our guests stayed at the Kaatskill Mountain Club hotel which was such a wonderful situation. We kept seeing our guests throughout the weekend, we had time to catch up with them, old friends reconnected, and that setup just made our hearts so full. We had so much fun hanging out with friends by the pool/hot tub, getting breakfast at Van Winkle’s, bumping into our guests in the hallways, catching up in the lobby area, etc. The hotel staff (e.g., Heather Bragg) were very accommodating especially given our large number of guests. They worked tirelessly to make sure everything worked smoothly and we are so thankful. And beyond Hunter, the surrounding town is adorable with great food and hikes, and our friends loved exploring it! (3) THE MEMORIES & THE EXPERIENCE… We had the most AWESOME time taking the chairlift to and from our ceremony, and so did all of our guests (young and old!). The ceremony was stunning and everyone told us that they will never forget our wedding because it was so fun and unique. We loved waving at our guests as they descended down the mountain after the ceremony in the chairlift. That will forever be one of our favorite memories from the weekend. The Copper Tree is also a fantastic reception area because it’s so spacious, the bar is super fun, and the hanging string lights with drapery give an elegant and ethereal feel. We had 220+ guests and everyone fit super comfortably in the Copper Tree. It was perfect. And Van Winkle’s is a fabulous location for the farewell brunch/breakfast and the after party which we did with s’mores around the fire pit on the patio. It had everything we could have ever wanted or needed! Hunter has such a wonderfully cozy vibe and facilitates exuberant fun!!! (4) THE FOOD… Our guests (including foodies and/or very picky & critical of food) cannot stop praising the food from the reception!!! Several people have told us that they have never had such delicious food at a wedding, and can’t believe how it was possible for the Hunter team to make such delicious steak for 220+ people! Usually cooking for such a large number of people compromises the food quality...but that didn’t happen at Hunter! And for Friday night rehearsal dinner, we did the Casual Italian Buffet which was delicious...as well as various platters like cheese and crudite for getting ready...and everything was absolutely delicious! Big kudos to Chef Fabrice and his team!!! (5) IN SUMMARY… We cannot thank Debbie, Josephine, David, and the rest of the Hunter team enough for all of their diligent help and support throughout the year-long planning process and during the wedding weekend itself!!!! THEY ARE THE BEST!!!!! We cannot recommend Hunter as a venue enough!!!! We miss it soooo much already!!! We have immense gratitude for all that the Hunter folks did for us and how they made our wedding weekend better than we could have ever dreamed!!!!Sent on 09/20/2019
Stephanie Nieskens · Married on 09/01/2019
Better than we could've imagined!
Hunter was amazing! We could not have asked for a better wedding day. Debbie Reilly and Josephine Michaud are absolutely the best! They were very responsive and professional, and worked closely with us to make our vision a reality. The food at Hunter is not your average wedding fare! We received so many compliments on the menu. Chef Tim and the entire Hunter staff were incredible. I highly recommend booking Hunter Mountain not only for the incredible view and scenery, but for the amazing service and experience!Sent on 09/04/2019
Samantha Stoneham · Married on 08/31/2019
A Dream Come True!
If you want a seamless wedding, you MUST pick Hunter Mountain. From the planning, to the ceremony, the reception, the whole weekend, the before & after, literally everything.... they were PERFECT!Sent on 09/13/2019
My husband and I have been blown away, we seriously don't even believe that it was OUR wedding that happened on August 31st at Hunter Mountain. It was just too incredible.
So for the planning, Debbie is one of a kind. She is on top of her game. If you have a question, she has and answer and if she doesn't - she WILL get one for you. If you email her, you are going to get a response quickly. If you call her, she's calling you back as soon as she gets your message. Our wedding was pretty easy, Allen & I are not picky. We did run into one issue, we wanted a sundae bar rather than cake and had trouble finding a vendor. Debbie to the rescue! She made it happen. She makes everything so transparent, there's nothing to look for between the lines. I was waiting to find a catch but there was absolutely no catch to ANYTHING.
Heather, who handles guests reservations, was on top of it. She continually sent Allen & I updated sheets of the room block including which guests were staying at the hotel, their check in date, and how many nights they were staying. I really appreciated that, especially because I was making hotel bags for each guest that was staying with us. It made it so easy to make them a few at a time rather than all at once towards the end. She answered every question that we had and even made sure my grandmother was in a room near my father because she has a hard time getting around and needs a bit of help. Just knowing my family would be taken care of lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders. She was beyond accommodating.
The week of, our coordinator was Josephine and oh my goodness she was a blessing. She is wonderful with a get it done attitude. If you want things done a certain way, she made sure it was done. You got what you wanted. What more could a stressed out bride ask for during that last week?? Absolutely nothing. She eased my mind RIGHT AWAY. She set up the majority of the decor that I had brought for the reception, once she had seen the style of everything she went to the basement of the CopperTree and found vintage champagne glasses to use as the "bowls" for our sundae bar and I have to say that was the sweetest and most thoughtful thing a week/day of coordinator could have done. She is that precise. It really made the sundae bar go over the top, it was beautiful!
Every single employee that worked our wedding was phenomenal. They were all so kind and accommodating. I think what made it even more special is that they had fun while they were working our wedding and you could tell. They would dance, laugh with you, help in any way that they could, it just made that atmosphere so much fun.
Chef Mike is all around awesome, and when I say all around I mean from the food he created to the person that he is. He came out of the kitchen to chit chat that morning while I was organizing the decor that I brought. He is very kind and caring, it's easy to tell that he enjoys his career. Which brings me to the food. Allen & I never did a tasting, we've never had "good" wedding/banquet/event food, so we went with our gut and we were blown away! We chose Chicken Cordon Bleu (our favorite), Roast Maple Glazed Pork (maple is REALLY big in the finger lakes/southern tier where we are from), and Butternut Squash Ravioli (it sounded like a unique twist). We also added fried mac & cheese and bacon wrapped scallops to our standard hors d'oeuvres package. Every single person that I had spoke to said every single thing was amazing, they couldn't get enough of the food. From the appetizers to the main course, the food tasted like a home cooked meal that was presented as beautifully as you would see something on the food channel. Every single plate looked beautiful, and tasted even better. The last wedding that I attended as a guest, I took one bite of the food and didn't eat the rest. I cleared my plate at our wedding even after eating way too many hors d'oeuvres.
The staff were all very attentive to all of the guests for the entire night. They treated our VIP tables like royalty, and did everything that they could (and more) for everyone else.
We had an "after party" at the hotel bar, where we ran into our ONLY issue, which was minor. Other guests (from another wedding) were eating our food, Hunter Mountain staff did everything that they could, but after a long night and drinking people don't really pay attention to signs. We didn't mind sharing with others, I was just worried about all of my guests being able to get food but that staff ensured that they did, and that was wonderful. Our bag of s'mores items did go missing, it never made it to the after party and staff were unable to locate it. It wasn't a big deal, they were apologetic, and in the grand scheme of things, it was a cold night and many of our guests had gone to bed or didn't want to go outside. Plus it was maybe $20 of items, so no big deal.
The next day all of our wedding reception items were packed up and waiting at the front desk for us, being closely watched. They didn't need to do this for us, but it's what they do and we greatly appreciated their attention in packing things back up just the way that we had brought them. Not a single thing was missing or broken from the reception. That in itself leaves us a lot of tangible memories that I have already packed away in a memory chest. I am so thankful for that, and I know I will be thankful many years from now when we open it and show our children & grandchildren.
Our wedding was a blast. An absolute dream come true. We have zero regrets about choosing Hunter Mountain. Seriously, do not look for any other place, if you're even slightly interested with Hunter, you will not be disappointed.
Put it this way - Allen and I have already decided that when we renew our Vows, we will do it again at Hunter Mountain. With out second thought.
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.