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About The Emerson Resort & Spa

Welcome Back to the Catskills!

The Emerson is the have-it-all destination location to celebrate your day or to get away to relax and rejuvenate. With a history of outstanding hospitality and just two hours from New York City, the Emerson features affordable accommodations, the splendor and spectacular views of the Hudson Valley and famed Catskill Mountains, and many detail amenities for your special event.


Capacity- 150 

The Waterside Pavilion offers panoramic views of Mt. Tremper and the Esopus Creek, providing natural landscapes for a stunning outdoor event location. The open air space of the pavilion (built of slate stone and wood beams) accommodates a maximum of one hundred and fifty guests May through October.

The Great Room is a classic space for intimate events up to sixty guests, featuring floor to ceiling windows, a stunning chandelier, and massive stone fireplace.

The rustic elegance of the Catamount accommodates indoor events year round for one hundred guests. The Catamount sits on the Esopus Creek and is adjacent to the Waterside Pavilion. From bridal shower to baby shower, class reunion to family reunion, rehearsal dinner to wedding reception, the Catamount is your home away from home and is ideal for any event in the Catskills.


Services Offered
The venue’s experienced wedding team helps couples with every step of the wedding process. They offer the following services:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Tables
  • Wireless internet

The resort’s onsite restaurant, Woodnotes Grille, caters the couple’s event. The chefs use locally sourced ingredients to craft cocktails as part of their full in-house bar service. They cater in the following styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Couples and guests will find accommodations in the contemporary inn and rustic lodge of The Emerson Resort & Spa. Both buildings feature suites with amenities that may include a balcony, gas fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and a Swiss rain shower.

Other Services
Members of the wedding party, alongside the couple, can arrange a pre-wedding spa treatment. The venue’s natural surroundings are incorporated into treatments such as massages, manicures and facials.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Albany

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11 Reviews for The Emerson Resort & Spa

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I don't have enough positive things to say! This really was everything I could have wanted. A beautiful, unique venue! The food was fantastic both at the reception and the day-after brunch! Marci was AMAZING! Extremely responsive to emails and always very helpful. She was willing to work within my budget to throw the most perfect wedding. During the wedding weekend, she was there for anything I asked for and more! The rest of the staff was also incredible. Highly, highly recommend having your wedding here! My guests still can't stop raving about it!

Profile Picture Danielle, 7/15/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

We were married at a church and had our reception at The Emerson in The Catamount. Originally we had planned on utilizing the outside space for the reception and the indoor restaurant area for cocktail hour, but the day of proved to be a bit too chilly and windy. One of the reasons we chose this venue is because we loved both the indoor and outdoor options, and loved that our guests could stay on premises. I grew up in the Catskill Mountain region, and watched the Emerson be restored and rebuilt over time, and transformed into this gorgeous resort. Everything about this place was magical, and perfect for our fall wedding! Marci Smith, the wedding coordinator, was a consummate professional. She was so helpful, timely, and accommodating. We couldn't have asked for a better person to help us facilitate the day. We had a small wedding of about 75 guests, and while more definitely could have fit in the space, it was the perfect size for our group. The food was AMAZING (can't tell you how many compliments we received!), and the indoor setting was both rustic and elegant (fireplace, flameless candles, pumpkins, fall decor, etc.). It had so much of its own charm, we felt we didn't need to add much to the decor. We loved also having the deck outside with a gas fire pit (great for the BBQ rehearsal dinner the night before and making smores!), so guests could easily step outside for some air. Fortunately, we had peak foliage for some great photos outside too. The beautiful Esopus Creek runs directly behind the Inn, and with the Catskill Mountains surrounding the Inn, everywhere you looked was more natural beauty. After the wedding, Marci and the staff had everything neatly packed and ready for us take home, and we enjoyed brunch at the restaurant with our families the next day. We decided to stay an extra night, and we were so glad we did. All of the staff from the servers, to the hotel staff and spa technicians, were gracious and professional.

Profile Picture Adriana, 10/24/15, 6 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Tastings, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine, Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Set Up, Parking, Wheelchair Access

The Emerson Resort & Spa Pricing

The Emerson Resort & Spa Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $2,500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,000.00
Site Fees Include:
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Hors d'Oeuvres
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Bar Service Price Includes:
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

The Emerson Resort & Spa FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Ballroom, Hotel, Inn/B&B
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views
Peak Season Months:
Off-Peak Season Months:
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wireless Internet
All Inclusive Packages
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'Oeuvres
Family Style
French Service
Outside Cake
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Outside Alcohol
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Chocolate Fountain
Wheelchair Access


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Emerson Wedding Photos

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Nestled in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, Emerson Resort & Spa is by far one of the most unique setting for all event types! Their ability to meet the clients needs are astonishing and the delicious food makes it even better! From our many years of working together, there's never been a glitch which has left us with nothing but positive outcomes! This is why Emerson Resort & Spa should be at the top of all location priorities! A++


5340 Route 28, Mount Tremper, NY 12457   See On Map
845-688-4141 (phone) 845-688-5100 (fax)
The Emerson Resort & Spa is a wedding venue from Catksills, NY. We service weddings throughout the local area, including hudson valley, woodstock, NY, and Catskill park reserve . The Emerson Resort & Spa is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Catskills, NY wedding industry for 15 years. We specialize in customized weddings and special events .