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Price range: $17,000 - $22,400 Price range: $17,000 - $22,400
Couples usually spend $19,700 Couples usually spend $19,700
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$24 per person
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar service
$24 per person

About

On WeddingWire since 2009

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 132 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.

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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

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
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
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Reviews of The Otesaga Resort Hotel

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4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
69 Reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.8/5 69 reviews
Google
4.6/5 1567 reviews
Courtney
Courtney A. Sent on 10/24/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The best location for a wedding!

Our 10/8/21 wedding was beautiful and magical thanks to The Otesaga Hotel! We could not have selected a better location for our event and Amanda Sittler was the most organized and professional coordinator to bring it all together. We chose to have an intimate rehearsal dinner followed by a "Welcome Reception" open to all guests the night before as well. Having all of our wedding events on site at The Otesaga made it easy for guests to stay and enjoy their time! It also allowed my husband and I to really get to talk to everyone who had traveled in for our wedding. Everyone had an awesome time and complimented us on the uniqueness and historical feel of the hotel and quality of service. We would recommend to anyone!
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Samantha S. Sent on 10/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Just do it!

The most gorgeous venue, reasonably priced, effortless planning, and great food. I booked this as a destination wedding and put my full faith in the staff to assist with wedding planning. You are provided with a day of coordinator who took care of it all! All I had to do was show up! You won't regret it!
Z
Zack V. Sent on 09/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Day

My wife and I were married here in 2023. It was an amazing day and it was executed flawlessly. Our wedding planner, Megan, was great to work with. She was able to answer any question we had and was very responsive. Our day of coordinator, Felicia, was on point with every detail and checked in on us several times to make sure we were happy with everything. The Otesaga is a beautiful venue with great food and great all around service.
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Awards

69
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

Real Weddings

Hayley & Angleo
9 photos · 10/19/2022
Julie & Anthony
437 photos · 09/25/2021

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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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The Otesaga Resort Hotel frequently asked questions

The Otesaga Resort Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at The Otesaga Resort Hotel includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by The Otesaga Resort Hotel for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
The Otesaga Resort Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Otesaga Resort Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
The Otesaga Resort Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
The Otesaga Resort Hotel is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in professionalism.
The Otesaga Resort Hotel currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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