Weddings

The Otesaga Resort Hotel

Cooperstown, NY View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   62 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

The Otesaga Resort Hotel is a lakeside wedding venue located in Cooperstown, New York. First opened in 1909, this venue has hosted guests from all around the world. It features an enchanting ballroom and a stunning lake, which is surrounded by old oaks and grass hills. The venue offers a mix of historic beauty and contemporary service, along with ample space for recreational activities. While here, couples and their guests can immerse themselves in the long-held elegance and charm at this lush estate. From the serene waterside of Otsego Lake, visitors will have the opportunity to relax in a refined retreat. Informing the experience awaiting couples and their guests, uniformed valets call them by name, and rocking chairs lay in wait on the back veranda. Set to a backdrop of countryside views, The Otesaga Resort Hotel can rejuvenate anyone's spirit.

Facilities and Capacity

The Otesaga Resort Hotel can host up to 200 guests. It has three indoor and outdoor event spaces, including the Grand Ballroom, the East Lawn, and the Colonnaded Veranda. Wedding ceremonies and receptions can take place at any of these locations, leaving couples with flexible alternatives. For accommodation, the venue offers 135 luxurious rooms and suites where guests can admire views of the shimmering Lake Otsego. Also on the premises are the award-winning Leatherstocking Golf Course and boating facilities. An eight-minute walk leads to the nearby village, a charming location that is home to craft breweries, renowned art collections, and the world-famous National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum.

Services Offered

The Otesaga Resort Hotel provides in-house wedding specialists to assist couples on their marital journey. These seasoned professionals can assist with planning and customizing couples' special days, all according to the to-be-weds' preferences. The venue offers various services for ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, and engagement parties. Some of these options and amenities include access to a bridal suite, overnight accommodations, parking, and wheelchair-accessible facilities. In addition to event planning packages, couples can request that a cake be made for their special occasion, crafted to match their preferred tastes. With all these services combined, the betrothed pair and their guests are sure to have a day to remember at The Otesaga Resort Hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

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

$500

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

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

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Cake
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

62 Reviews

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    Alicia T. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Gorgeous venue, flawless day

    We loved working with the Otesaga from start to finish. We worked with Gordon as our coordinator and we was exceptional - hugely professional but very personable at the same time. The lake views here are unbeatable. The food and beverages were incredible. Staying on site made everything so easy for our wedding party. Could not say enough great things! We will be taking many anniversary trips back here.
  • Alexis
    Alexis K. Married on 09/05/2021
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    Magical day with the best events team!

    We got married at Otesaga on 9/5/21. And it was nothing short of amazing. The grounds are breathtaking. Feels like it's stuck in time. The events manager, Gordon Clarkson, is the absolute best. I knew I didn't have to worry because Gordon and the team at Otesaga knew exactly what to do. The decorations were set up perfectly. The memory table was beautiful. It rained but we pushed forward with Gordon's encouragement and I'm so glad we did. The ring bearer didn't have the rings and Gordon quickly pivoted and got the rings to the altar without anyone noticing the mix up. We would get married at Otesaga every year if we could. It was the best wedding and weekend we could have imagined. Look no further, Otesaga really is the perfect venue.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

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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 take place in our Ballroom. The options are considerable as is the thrill of having the entire property to yourselves! We are able to accommodate out of town guests at our Cooper Inn property, as well as at several of the year-round Bed and Breakfast operations in the Village. For the ultimate Destination Wedding - we will even re-open the sleeping accommodation portion of our hotel exclusively for your guests, provided we realize more than sixty occupied rooms.

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Music Man Entertainment Music Man Entertainment Wedding DJs

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

Walker Wedding Group Walker Wedding Group Wedding Photographers

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.

Splendid Stems Floral Designs Splendid Stems Floral Designs Wedding Florists

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.

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60 Lake Street Cooperstown, NY, 13326
8003486222
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The Otesaga Resort Hotel frequently asked questions

At The Otesaga Resort Hotel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Otesaga Resort Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At The Otesaga Resort Hotel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Otesaga Resort Hotel includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Otesaga Resort Hotel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Otesaga Resort Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Otesaga Resort Hotel for wedding events?

The Otesaga Resort Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Otesaga Resort Hotel offer?

The Otesaga Resort Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Otesaga Resort Hotel offer for wedding events?

The Otesaga Resort Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms

What percentage of users recommend The Otesaga Resort Hotel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Otesaga Resort Hotel is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Otesaga Resort Hotel offer?

The Otesaga Resort Hotel currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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