The Great Indoors-Outdoors
The Catskills Retreat:
Onteora Mountain House
A charming B&B located eight miles west of Woodstock and boasting some 250 acres of surrounding forest preserve, Onteora has two easily interchangeable options for your ceremony and cocktail hour: perched on a deck overlooking the Esopus Valley or inside the property’s new 3,600-square-foot heavy-timber, all-weather pavilion, where vows can be exchanged with only glass walls between you and the mountains (and where, last summer, a wedding party danced unfazed during Hurricane Irene). Receptions can be held out of doors in theory, but most couples move inside post-cocktails. Site fees are $5,000 to $9,500; in-house catering packages start at $145 per person. B&B packages are also available—all seven rooms, including a couple’s cottage, can be yours for the weekend for an additional $3,500. 96 Piney Point Rd., Boiceville, N.Y.; 845-657-6233; onteora.com.
From the Summer 2012 New York Wedding Guide