Mountainville Manor is an intimate 19th century Victorian estate wedding and private events venue. The romantic, historic mansion is tucked away in the rolling hills of the lower Hudson Valley just outside the charming hamlet of Cornwall; an easy drive from NYC.
The Mountainville Manor team is dedicated to a fine harmony of simple, classic cuisine, combined with a meticulous focus on impeccable guest service. Events of all sizes can be accommodated, from an all-out gala in the grand ballroom to an intimate elopement or micro-wedding in the gardens, Dining Room, or Moodna Room, which features private access to the sweet wraparound porch.
Mountainville Manor is dedicated to a fine harmony of simple, classic cuisine using mainly the natural abundance of the Hudson Valley. Menus can be customized to suit any style and taste. In-house Executive Master Chef, Craig Shelton will personally see to your exquisite menu—he specializes in locally-sourced, organic, and grass-fed ingredients, and French-inspired dishes that "speak to the soul."
*Master Chef Craig Shelton* Forbes 5 Star / Relais & Chateaux Gourmand Chef/ NY Times 4 Star/James Beard Award WinnerExclusivity
Facilities and Capacity
Mountainville Manor, built in 1850, features a lovely wrap around porch decked with cafe tables and chairs that guests can enjoy during cocktail hour in addition to the cocktail dining room and bar room with fireplace. The Victorian manor has a Grand Ballroom that is 2,500 sq ft and can accomodate up to 165 guests. Lovingly restored and redecorated, you will find exquisite details and sophistication abound this charming Estate with an outdoor ceremony space and lovely landscaped areas for photos. We also provide a private bridal suite and groom’s room with many amenities and refreshments.
Mountainville Manor offers wedding event packages that can be customized for couples with different styles, tastes and budgets. Mountainville Manor prides itself on the quality of its menu and the attentiveness of its service. All wedding packages include:
Each package has enhancements available and the venue can provide a variety of additional services, including rental services. Mountainville Manor will also accommodate and work with outside service vendors chosen by the wedding couple. Plenty of vacation rentals are available for out-of-towners in areas of close proximity to the Manor.
Mountainville Manor offers elite wine pairings as a unique enhancement to any wedding package. Master Chef Craig Shelton personally assists the couple in choosing wine pairings to enhance their specific menu. The pairings carefully consider how the nuance of the wine’s characteristics will enrich the flavoring and weight of each dish of the menu. This enhancement will give couples and their guests a unique experience to add to the memories of their special day.
12 Reviews for Mountainville Manor
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Rachel · Married on 06/05/2021
Dream Team, Dream Venue, Dream Wedding Day
Mountainville Manor helped us craft our dream wedding.. it was absolute perfection and beyond what I could've imagined. And I'm not known for exaggerating. Thinking about our wedding, I well up in gratitude for the most beautiful day that was put together to a tee.Sent on 07/03/2021
There are moments that I believe most people can point to and say "I knew this was it". I felt it when my husband and I were getting to know each other, when I visited the home we now live in, when I tried on the dress that I said yes to, and I remember having distinctly felt it when I visited Mountainville Manor back in December 2020, and met Lauren for the first time. Michael and I took a tour, tasted the food, chatted about having a COVID wedding and what that would look like for us. Then on the drive back, I had said, "this is where we're getting married".
It takes a very special person to be able to instill trust - that you can hand over the many details of this day that you will remember for the rest of your life, and they've got you; they genuinely care, empathize, and will do everything in their power to help you. I encountered this in Lauren and thereby, in her team. Planning this wedding was a wonderful experience because Lauren listened to what we wanted and made suggestions as if she could read our minds. She made wedding planning easier and more enjoyable. A small example: I mentioned wanting honey favors with a "meant to bee" sign and Lauren helped procure adorable glass bear jars, found a local organic honey vendor, and presented the fee for taking care of it all. Simply amazing.
For folks like me out there who take the time to read all these reviews, know that this venue is more than just a business. These people love what they do and are extremely good at it. Chef Craig floored our guests with some of the best food they've ever had at not just any wedding, but in their entire lives. Sally made stunning mocktails for my husband and I who do not drink alcohol, and refreshments and actual cocktails that our guests raved about. James is the man who will fix everything and together with Lauren, they handled the finer points I wouldn't have even thought of. An example: they took care of the outdoor-nature-bug situation so our guests and our food remained safe and happy throughout the entire evening. Another example: they brought over the flower pot displays and cards box from the Ceremony area and guestbook station to our Sweetheart Table during the reception. What a nice touch!
Everything at this manor is just right. The size, the atmosphere, the location.. I loved our getting ready rooms, and having our first look photos taken under the shade of the rotund porch. We had a gorgeous outdoor Ceremony by the gazebo, Cocktail Hour with a display station and passed hors d'oeuvres, and Tented Reception with a five course plated dinner. Our color theme was white and blush with a splash of coral. We were beyond pleased with the table settings, linens, sweetheart table arrangement, and more. My goodness, the cake was delicious - for those who share my flavor palate, I recommend vanilla cake with lemon curd filling, elderflower syrup, and buttercream frosting. You will not regret it.
I cannot thank these kind, thoughtful, and talented people enough. They are truly wonderful. I'm so glad our paths crossed and am so proud of the Wedding we put together. Hopefully, I'll be able to visit soon for another special occasion.
Mountainville Manor's reply:Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed every moment. You and Michael are such a sweet couple who make this world a brighter place and it was an absolute honor for me and my team to host your special day.
Delia R. · Married on 06/20/2021
Words cannot even begin to describe how wonderful Mountainville Manor is. We got married there last night and we’be been planning with them since the summer. Every step of the way Lauren and James have been so helpful. They try to accommodate every part of your dream wedding. You can’t beat their all inclusive microwedding packages! So much is included leaving you with much less to plan and much less stress! The food is amazing and the chef will accommodate your food allergies and preferences. He made me a delicious special vegan dish for my big day. The cake was beautiful and tasty. Waitstaff and bartender were so attentive and nice. Everything was perfect. Thanks to Lauren, James, and their team. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much!Sent on 11/24/2020
Danielle L. · Married on 06/12/2021
Outstanding wedding venue- highly recommend
I highly recommend choosing mountainville manor for your wedding. Not only was my experience fantastic as the bride, but I also received so many compliments from our guests. Their top feedback was on how excellent the food was (several people told me it was the best meal they’ve ever had at a wedding), the beautiful location and the attentive and friendly staff. I echo their feedback, and also from my perspective as a bride, Lauren just made the process so easy, from the very beginning. She has such good attention to every detail and gave me great advice along the way. James is a joy to work with, and Megan was so helpful with decorating (she has such a good eye for that) and coordinating the rehearsal and bridal party procession. Our wedding was so much fun, and it added such a nice vibe throughout the day to have access to the entire manor and the outdoor space as well. We are so happy we chose mountainville manor for our wedding.Sent on 07/01/2021
Mountainville Manor's reply:Danielle,