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.
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.
The venue’s experienced wedding team helps couples with every step of the wedding process. They offer the following services:
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:
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.
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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Matthew Cunningham · Married on 06/22/2019
A Perfect Wedding Day
I have to start by saying that our wedding day could not have been as perfect as it was with the help of the wedding/events coordinator, Marci. From day one, Marci had all of the answers, and was always quick to respond to our questions and requests.Sent on 06/24/2019
The event space alone is beautiful, and for our wedding of about 50 guests, it was the perfect space.
The food was amazing, and the staff were all so courteous and helpful with us and our guests. My wife and I had the absolute best day because of the staff.
What made the day was Marci’s help in getting our space ready for the day. When we arrived the day before the wedding, she gathered all of our items, asked how we would like the space decorated, and then told us to go relax and to not worry about a thing. After all of the work we had done to get our decorations together, it was amazing to be able to not have to worry about preparing the space while making sure to get ourselves ready. Marci is a godsend.
We would highly recommend the space for a wedding for its beauty and intimate setting, but working with Marci and being able to have our stress levels reduced 100 fold was the icing, whip cream, and cherry on top of it all.
Sarah · Married on 08/18/2018
Emerson Resort and Spa Wedding
The Emerson was able to make our wedding weekend a wonderful experience where all of our friends and family felt welcome and comfortable. Not even having the resort get struck by lightning could dampen the magic of such a fairy-tale-esque setting. Marci is a pleasure to work with. She was able to fix any issues and when weather threatened our outdoor reception, she was able to bring all of our decorations inside to honestly Martha Stewart the Catamount better than even Martha Stewart could've! It was a simply perfect weekend.Sent on 10/21/2018
Erika · Married on 05/27/2018
Perfect outdoor wedding venue!
I cannot say enough positive things about this amazing wedding venue! Every step of planning our wedding weekend at the Emerson was simple, even planning by email from out of town. Marci, the wedding coordinator, was incredibly responsive and did a perfect job executing all of the details throughout the planning process and during the event. Every inch of the Emerson is beautiful. The Waterside Pavilion was a perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony and reception, even in the rain! We loved being able to stay on site with all of our friends and family, and loved that we could have our rehearsal dinner and farewell breakfast at the Emerson as well. We could not have asked for a more beautiful setting for our wedding!Sent on 01/05/2019
The Emerson Resort & Spa Price Rates
The Emerson Elopement Package offers two night accommodations at the Emerson Inn with onsite ceremony in the Great Room of the Inn, wedding officiate, professional photographer for one hour (clients will receive a photo album of prints, photo CD), VIP Couples Massage at the Emerson Spa, bottle of Champagne, floral for bridal couple, one three course dinner for two, wedding cake for two, breakfast each morning of stay.
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++