Onteora Mountain House
96 Piney Point Rd, Boiceville, NY 12412
Have you photographed weddings here before?
Why do you recommend it?
Onteora Mountain House, an idyllic wedding venue in the Catskill Mountains, is nestled in upstate New York's picturesque Catskill Mountains. From the lush greenery to the rustic charm of the historic mansion itself, Onteora Mountain House has a certain magic that makes it an unforgettable wedding destination.
One of the standout features of this venue is the variety of stunning locations that make for perfect photo opportunities. Here are just a few of the spots I love to capture:
- The Meadow: This expansive lawn is gorgeous for outdoor ceremonies and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. During sunset, the light illuminates the meadow in a soft, warm glow that creates a dreamy, romantic atmosphere perfect for taking photos.
- The Terrace: The stone terrace that overlooks the mountain range is wonderful for capturing you as they share your first dance. There's nothing better than the sweeping views as a backdrop.
- The Library: This cozy indoor space offers a warm and intimate setting for couples to capture a quiet moment together. The elegant decor and natural light that pours in through the windows make for some truly beautiful photos.
- The Pond: Surrounded by trees and nature's sounds, the tranquil pond is a hidden gem at Onteora Mountain House. It's the perfect spot for peaceful reflection and beautiful photos.
- The Barn: The rustic charm of the barn at Onteora Mountain House is unmatched. With its weathered wood and vintage details, it's the perfect spot for truly unique and timeless photos.
In addition to the stunning location of the venue itself, the nearby town of Woodstock offers even more opportunities for beautiful wedding photos. Here are ten of my favorite Woodstock spots:
- Overlook Mountain Trailhead: This hiking trail offers stunning views of the Hudson Valley and is an ideal spot for adventurous couples who want to capture some truly unique photos.
- Tinker Street: The charming main street of Woodstock is lined with quaint shops and cafes, making it the perfect spot for capturing the essence of this bohemian town.
- Maverick Concert Hall: This unique concert venue offers a beautiful outdoor amphitheater surrounded by nature, making it an excellent spot for outdoor wedding photos.
- Comeau Property: This 76-acre nature preserve offers plenty of photo opportunities with its walking trails, gardens, and streams.
- Zena Cornfield: This expansive field offers plenty of space for couples to capture stunning outdoor photos with a country feel.
- Big Deep: This swimming hole in the nearby Catskill Mountains offers crystal clear waters and a picturesque backdrop for unforgettable wedding photos.
- Woodstock Farm Sanctuary: This animal sanctuary offers plenty of photo opportunities with its rescued animals and picturesque surroundings.
- Woodstock Playhouse: This historic theater offers a unique backdrop for some artistic and creative wedding photos.
- Byrdcliffe Art Colony: This art colony offers scenic outdoor spaces and historic buildings, making it an excellent spot for unique wedding photos.
- Onteora Lake: This nearby lake offers scenic views and plenty of photo opportunities for couples who want to incorporate nature's beauty into their wedding photos.
Overall, the Onteora Mountain House and Woodstock offer endless possibilities for beautiful wedding photos. From the stunning mountain views to the charming streets of Woodstock, there's no shortage of gorgeous backdrops for capturing those special moments on your big day.