West Dining Room, Mohonk Mountain House

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Bride and groom first dance in Mohonk's West Dining Room by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Bride and groom share their first dance as hus­band and wife in Mohonk’s West Din­ing Room. Pho­to by Due­tim­age Pho­tog­ra­phy, Mohonk wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers.

 

As we men­tioned in our pre­vi­ous Mohonk blog post, the Mohonk Moun­tain House resort is just too big to cov­er in arti­cle.  This week we’ll take a look at Mohonk’s West Din­ing Room which is a great option for cou­ples look­ing to hold their recep­tion at the his­toric venue with­out addi­tion­al site fees to their wed­ding pack­ages (as is the case when you book Mohonk’s Pavil­ion, Pic­nic Lodge, or Sky Lake Con­fer­ence House).

The first thing that you notice when you walk into the West Din­ing Room is its unique semi­cir­cu­lar design.  As its name sug­gests, it is sit­u­at­ed on the west­ern side of the moun­tain house, offer­ing a view of the Catskills out an array of win­dows.

 

West Dining of Mohonk photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Between wed­dings: how the West Din­ing Room might look when you tour the facil­i­ty.

 

View of Mohonk's West Dining Room immediately before reception by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
Show­time! Anoth­er view of Mohonk’s West Din­ing Room imme­di­ate­ly before a recep­tion.

 

Anoth­er set of inter­est­ing fea­tures: a num­ber of  columns sur­round­ing the hard­wood dance floor and a wall of frost­ed glass doors lead­ing to the Car­riage Lounge bar which is adja­cent to the West Din­ing room.

 

The West Dining Room's dance floor and DJ/band area; photo by Duetimage Photography Mohonk wedding photographers.
The West Din­ing Room’s dance floor and DJ/band area with open­ing to kitchen (left, beside hand cart) and frost­ed glass doors lead­ing to the Car­riage Lounge bar adja­cent.

 

The set­up comes not with­out its chal­lenges, with lines of light for guests and pho­tog­ra­phers being one of them.  How­ev­er, we find plus­es in them, such as places to hide flash­es and archi­tec­tur­al ele­ments that can be worked into the com­po­si­tion of images.

 

Hora at Mohonk's west dining room wedding photographed by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Flash­es hid­den behind columns allowed us to cap­ture this fast mov­ing hora scene.

 

Bast man gives wedding reception speech at Mohonk's West Dining Room by Duetimage Photography.
Col­umn worked into a com­po­si­tion, help­ing to frame the face of the best man as he deliv­ers his toast.

 

And if you haven’t noticed, all that wood adds a nice warm­ing effect to every image.

 

Father-daughter dance in Mohonk's West Dining Room by Duetimage Mohonk wedding photographers.
Father-daugh­ter dance in the woody, warm ambiance of Mohonk’s West Din­ing Room.

 

Mohonk recep­tions in the West Din­ing Room nor­mal­ly take place between 1 PM and 5 PM.

There is a 100 guest min­i­mum for book­ing dur­ing the peak wed­ding sea­son from May to Octo­ber; between Novem­ber and April, the guest min­i­mum for book­ing drops to 60 guests.  The din­ing room can accom­mo­date up to 175 guests max­i­mum.

Recep­tion pack­ages in the West Din­ing Room (as of this writ­ing) range from $140 to $170 per per­son.  A flex­i­ble “Moun­tain­top Mem­o­ries: Build Your Own Pack­age” is avail­able for wed­dings with par­ties of up to 80 peo­ple, booked no more than three months in advance.

 

Bride and groom cake cutting at Mohonk's West Dining Room by Duetimage Photography, Mohonk wedding photographers.
One hap­py bride mak­ing her mem­o­ries at Mohonk’s West Din­ing room!

Look­ing for­ward to shar­ing future post­ings about wed­dings at Mohonk Moun­tain House!

 

Planning your wedding or event at Mohonk’s West Dining Room?

Down­load our  Mohonk West Din­ing Room Web Album made espe­cial­ly for your smart­phoneUse it for ref­er­ence and share it with those help­ing you plan.

Additional Information:

Learn more about Mohonk West Din­ing Room Recep­tions at  http://www.mohonk.com/weddings/.

To dis­cuss your Mohonk wed­ding with Due­tim­age Hud­son Val­ley Wed­ding Pho­tog­ra­phers, call (845) 905‑6323 or vis­it: http://www.duetimage.com/contact.

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