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One Hundred Years of Gracious Hospitality

Thank you for considering The Otesaga Resort Hotel as the location for your special celebration.  Consistent with its name, Otesaga, derived from the Iroquois phrase for "a place of meeting", the Resort offers a selection of conference and reception rooms that will comfortably accommodate social receptions, banquets and weddings.  Our Wedding Specialists will guide you through the planning of this most important day, ensuring that you are free to relax and enjoy the company of family, friends, creating memories to last a lifetime.

The Otesaga Hotel is one of New York State’s most distinctive resorts.  Since 1909, The Hotel has offered first-class accommodations, fine dining, gracious hospitality, and unforgettable experiences to guests from around the world.  Offering a full complement of amenities with each of its 135 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, The Otesaga is truly one of our nation’s premier resorts.  Selected as a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Otesaga is reminiscent of a more genteel era.  The Otesaga continues to receive the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award, for providing exceptional accommodations, excellent service and an elegant atmosphere.

Along with its adjoining championship Leatherstocking Golf Course, The Otesaga is located on the southern shores of Lake Otsego, a pristine, deep water lake immortalized as the "Glimmerglass" in James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales.  The surrounding landscape offers inspirational beauty, unforgettable history and a variety of exciting recreational experiences.  The Otesaga defines the northern boundary of historic Cooperstown, America’s Most Perfect Village®.


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Regions serviced: Syracuse

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Our wedding at The Otesaga was literally perfect, and I don’t abuse the word literally. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing. Between the ceremony on the flawlessly manicured lawn overlooking the water, the appetizers on the veranda at sunset, and the absolutely stunning ballroom, our guests had a wonderful time. Megan was amazing. She helped us with a tasting to narrow down the menu. She was always there to help with our unending stream of questions. And her staff executed everything exactly as I had envisioned it…better actually.

Profile Picture User5517365, Recently Married, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

We cannot say enough wonderful things about The Otesaga. It was the perfect wedding venue for us and our guests.
We all had the best weekend! Gordon, his team, and all of the staff at the hotel were FABULOUS!!! Everyone was extremely responsive, easy to work with and willing to do whatever they could to accommodate our needs and requests. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, the hotel rooms are beautiful and comfortable, and the food was fantastic. We will definitely be making it an annual trip to return to the Otesaga to celebrate our anniversary.

Profile Picture Amy, 3/4/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location, Transportation, Wedding Planning
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Starting from $500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
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Winter Wonderland Wedding

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The Otesaga Resort is a seasonal hotel, closing after Thanksgiving each year and re-opening in the springtime. This affords us a tremendous opportunity in the winter months to host the most spectacular Wedding Events. Many areas of The Hotel, which are typically unavailable to our social function guests, may be used during this time. For example, cocktails might be served in the graciously appointed Main Lobby, dinner held in the Hotel's Main Dining Room and the wedding ceremony itself may

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An Beautiful & Very Historic Hotel to celebrate your Wedding Day! I have DJed many Wedding Ceremony's & Reception's here. Love the place!

One of our favorite venues in Upstate NY - the property is gorgeous, the people are great, and our couples always rave about The Otesaga after their wedding.

A great venue. I know many brides that loved getting married there. It is hard work for the florist (lots of long trips back and forth - but that is not a couple's concern) ...but well worth it for the setting and the staff were a pleasure to work with.

The Otesaga is an amazing venue! The staff's attention to detail shows how much they care about your special day. Gordon and Brooke are always responsive to new ideas, and to bring your look alive. They can take care of everything, but the weather and they even have a backup plan for that! Thank you for being so easy to work with. Carol, Claire and team Mohican



60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326   See On Map
800-348-6222 (phone)
The Otesaga Hotel is a wedding venue from Cooperstown, NY. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Central New York, Capital Region, New York , and all other the country for destination weddings. The Otesaga Hotel is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Central New York Region wedding industry for 103 years. We specialize in wedding receptions and ceremonies.