Onteora Mountain House is a banquet facility hosting weddings in the Albany, New York area. This rustic venue sits up on a mountain overlooking the Catskills. The included bed and breakfast make this venue ideal for a weekend destination wedding. The venue sits 10 minutes from the Ashokan Reservoir, a 30 minute drive from I-87.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 180 guests on their special day at Onteora Mountain House. The property includes an inn, a banquet pavilion and ceremony space overlooking the mountain vistas. After exchanging vows among the trees on the edge of the mountain, couples and guests explore the garden and main house during the cocktail hour, and then head inside the banquet pavilion for their reception. The woodsy banquet hall brings in the outdoors with floor-to-ceiling windows and a polished wooden interior. The openness of the space and high ceilings give the venue an airy feel.
Couples can choose to rent the venue for the entire weekend, Friday noon till Sunday noon, or for Sunday afternoon into Monday. Onteora Mountain House offers the following services:
With full in-house bar service and select catering services available, the venue provides options to make couples’ wedding days stress free. The catering services include:
Couples and their guests are invited to stay the night in the bed and breakfast’s seven rooms on the property. Formerly the summer house of Richard Hellmann, famous for his mayonnaise company, the five-room house features panoramic views of the mountains and cozy furniture. The two rooms in the cottage grant guests more privacy during their stay with features such as wirlpool baths, fireplaces and a four-poster bed.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Jenny · Married on 09/15/2018
Onteora Mountain House was the perfect venue for our dream wedding. Every detail was executed perfectly. I am very organized and detail-oriented and I was afraid that something would be missed, but nothing at all was! I wouldn't change a single detail. The whole staff is so thoughtful and makes sure everything runs beautifully and smooth.Sent on 10/12/2018
I loved the ceremony site, that the whole weekend was ours to host a rehearsal dinner, wedding and brunch, and the overall serenity that takes over you the second you step onto the grounds. The feeling is indescribable.
Pictures can't even capture the magic of the grounds. The house and rooms are comfortable, updated and superb! Our parents and family loved hanging out in the house, game room and by the fire pit. They also loved the seated breakfast for both Saturday and Sunday, it was nice to have time together with a delicious breakfast (which is important to eat the day of your wedding!)
Jeremy is a dream to work with, he goes above and beyond and really nails every detail! He was a perfect day-of coordinator, and kept us on-time and was a calm and strong force for the day! I was debating back and forth about getting a planner and with Jeremy, it is not needed! He answers every question before and during the wedding and really knows EVERYTHING to ask and organize.
The food was fantastic and tasty! The tasting that they host was great to be able to pick our appetizers, entrees, sides, cake and desserts. Food was hot, fresh and delicious. Our cake was beautiful and people ate 2-3 slices each!
If this venue has your requested date available, RUN don't walk to take that date! You will not regret it.
Olesya · Married on 08/18/2018
Our August wedding was more magical than we could have imagined. Everything was absolutely perfect from start to finish. Working with Jeremy made the process a breeze. Onteora has a streamlined process in place to organize a wedding efficiently, but also leaves room for the special touches that allow your wedding’s personal theme to shine through. We loved having the venue to ourselves from Friday through Sunday, and opted to host our rehearsal dinner (35 people) and Sunday brunch (100 people) there, all of which were delightful. We loved that our family dogs celebrated with us, since Onteora is pet-friendly. Onteora is so peaceful and secluded that your entire wedding will feel like a dream - very different than your typical commercialized wedding venue. We loved having the ceremony and cocktail hour outside, and the surrounding landscape provided an incredible backdrop for photos. If we had to go back and do it all over again, we would still choose Onteora in a heartbeat.Sent on 10/13/2018
Aishlinn · Married on 08/11/2018
If you're lucky enough to get a date on Onteora's schedule, take it! This venue and their staff have it all. You can already see from the pictures how idyllic the scenery is. And I dare say it's even more striking in person. Your guests will not stop telling you how beautiful the grounds and pavilion are. But this venue is more than its good looks. It is a well-oiled machine. Peace of mind is everything when it comes to wedding planning, so you want vendors you can trust. You can depend on Bob and Jeremy 100% to make things run smoothly. I actually hired an independent wedding planner, and after all was said and done, I would have been better off just working directly with the Onteora staff myself - they're that good! Finally, it rained nonstop the day of our wedding, but that didn't spoil things at all because Onteora was fully equipped to handle the weather. When I first toured this venue, having a rain back-up was a high priority for me. The rain plan-B is just as beautiful as the outdoor plan-A. As it happened, that turned out to be critical. And the rain actually creates a very beautiful effect on the surrounding mountains. If you choose Onteora, you'll have an incredible wedding and you and your guests will be delighted.Sent on 08/29/2018
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