Reception Hot Spots Just an Hour Out of New York City
New Paltz, New York and the greater Ulster area is a hidden hot spot for beautiful reception locations for weddings.
Mohonk Mountain House
For a storybook wedding, think of a reception at Mohonk Mountain House. Built on Lake Mohonk in 1869, this ancient 265-room Victorian castle is one of the United State’s oldest family-owned resorts. With indoor and outdoor venues for Hudson Valley weddings, you and your guests can enjoy the forest landscapes, views of cliffs and that lake, Victorian gardens and 2,200-acres of nature in the Hudson Valley.
Nice touch!: Not only can it serve as a reception venue and house you and your guests, but you can enjoy the private Spa at Mohonk, as well as recreation including nature walks, snowshoeing, swimming, snow tubing, ice skating, tennis, rock climbing and much more. Rather than a one-night stay, turn your visit to Mohonk a mini-moon or weekend getaway.
For a great price in a reception hall that seats up to 500 people, La Mirage is the place for you. Run for over two decades by the Mr. Adel and his son, they bring excellent food and service to your event, as well as beautiful surroundings and landscapes, with a Gazebo for pictures as well.
Nice touch!: The sunken dance floor in the middle of the reception hall is great for partiers, while giving those enjoying their meals a more comfortable experience up above.
Have your reception in this Hudson Valley and Ulster County restored-and-expanded colonial mansion. The large hall can accommodate up to 250 people and has a full catering and wait staff on site, to make your day taste delicious and run smoothly.
Nice touch!: The outdoor grounds are perfect for pictures and cocktail hour. What’s more, the on-site staff not only cooks and serves your food, but can also connect you with professional services like: photography, ideography, DJs, BOSS entertainment systems, men’s formalwear by Esposito’s Tux Shop, hotel accommodations, floral decorations, limo service, and makeup and beauty technicians.
Full Moon Weddings
Have your wedding in a giant tent, surrounded by the Catskill Mountains and beautiful forests. A unique resort, Full Moon caters to their clients’ needs to the tee; simply, making your day the best it can be for a party of 20 to 200.
Nice touch!: Rather than a one-day event, Full Moon encourages having a full weekend-long celebration, including the ceremony, reception, barbeques, brunches and hotel accommodations. Full Moon can also reserve flower-designers, photographers, inspirational wedding officials and an award-winning bakery.
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa
Invite your family and friends to the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, equipped with a 6,000 square foot Garden Terrace Tent, a Grand Ballroom, and an outdoor Gazebo, perfect for pictures and your wedding ceremony. Hosting up to 700 people, you can have the reception of a lifetime as well as lodge your guests in their 275 beautiful rooms, with an in-house party planner, bridal suites and cuisine catered to your culture, tastes and desires.
Nice touch!: As large a venue as it is, the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa only books one event at a time, so your personal needs will always be top priority.