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Onteora Mountain House

Boiceville, NY View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
42 reviews
$29k - $39k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$29k - $39k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Onteora Mountain House is a wedding venue located in Boiceville, New York, just an hour away from Albany. This rustic property sits on a mountain overlooking the Catskills, and features a 90-year-old Adirondack-style main house for an authentic upstate experience. With a number of bed and breakfast accommodation options on site, this venue is ideal for a weekend destination wedding.

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 a ceremony space overlooking the mountain vistas and Esopus Valley. After exchanging vows among the trees, newlyweds and their guests can explore the garden and main house during the cocktail hour. After, they are welcome to head inside the pavilion for their reception. The rustic banquet hall brings in the outdoors with floor-to-ceiling windows and a polished wooden interior. Its openness and high ceilings create a spacious atmosphere for dining and dancing. Soon-to-be newlyweds are invited to use one or both of the hillside cottages as get-ready rooms to prepare for their big day.

Services Offered

For a blissful wedding experience, Onteora Mountain House offers a range of services to support you throughout your special occasion. The venue’s staff will be there to set up and clean up, as well as arrange tables and chairs according to your preferred layout. If you need assistance before the celebration, they also offer event planning. Various food, accommodation, and additional service packages are available to choose from for a personalized plan.

Cuisine

With full in-house bar service and select catering, Onteora Mountain House provides a number of options for a vibrant reception. After the cocktail hour, your meal can be in the style of a buffet or served by waiters. The team is happy to prepare a cake or other dessert options for a sweet conclusion to your dinner.

Accommodations

Couples and their guests are invited to stay the night in any of the property’s seven rooms. Formerly the summer residence of Richard Hellmann, famous for his mayonnaise company, the house features panoramic views of the Catskills and cozy furnishings. The two rooms in the hillside cottage beside the main accommodation grant guests more privacy during their stay. These spaces are equipped with features such as whirlpool baths, fireplaces, and four-poster beds for a rejuvenating mountain stay.

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?

$16,000

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

$16,000

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
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    Julie E. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Stunning Venue, Great food, Dream Wedding!

    Wow. This venue blew us away. Jeremy was so helpful through the planning process, and Bob (while a bit eccentric) was not lying about the beauty and smoothness with which this place runs. It felt truly magical. The setup of the ceremony and reception was perfect, as they offered lemonade and water to early arrival guests, greeted people with signature cocktails after the ceremony, and had really friendly staff all around. During our tasting, one server we chatted with said that she decided to come back to work at Onteora not because she needed to but because of how much she loved it. The food from Blue Mountain Bistro was also incredible, and Jeremy managed to communicate a lot of complicated food requests to our guests successfully. We got the Beet Salad, Chicken Marsala, Salmon Dijonnaise, and the Risotto cake for vegetarians all of which were truly delicious. And the passed appetizers during cocktail hour were also amazing -- particularly the stuffed mushrooms and tuna tare tare. The dance floor was definitely sufficient for our needs, but I cold see for larger weddings that it might be a bit crowded if you expect most people are dancing. The extras do add up to make this place a bit high cost, but all in all we HIGHLY recommend this venue!!!
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    Elah L. Married on 08/29/2020
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    There were many many many times we felt beyond thankful to have chosen Onteora

    We were originally slated to get married at Onteora in Aug 2020, and eventually had our wedding there in Aug 2021. Through the nearly two (tumultuous) years as we postponed and then planned and had a wedding during the pandemic, there were many many many times we felt beyond thankful to have chosen Onteora.

    Bob and Jeremy were amazing. We were so thankful to have practical, honest, down to earth individuals who answered a zillion of our questions, offering their helpful advice (often with a humorous twist) from decades of weddings, and making all kinds of accommodations to make our wedding perfect. (Jeremy even arranged for awesome apples from his farm stand for our welcome bags.)

    We and our guests had an amazing time - everything was gorgeous, smooth and delicious. Some of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and that some of the appetizers were the best wedding food they had ever had. It’s a beautiful place, and we’re already excited to try to return to the B&B for anniversaries. (We stayed at Onteora for the tasting weekend and a few extra nights before/after the wedding - highly recommended.)

    Thank you Bob and Jeremy!
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    Amy T. Married on 06/06/2020
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    Beautiful, Scenic Venue!!!

    My fiancé and I booked Onteora Mountain House for our wedding next June and words can not describe how excited we are to be wedded at this beautiful venue! Robert was a such a pleasure to work with, including his pup, Charlie! The moment we stepped onto the grounds, we knew that this was where we wanted to get married.
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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P.O. Box 356 Boiceville, NY, 12412
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