Victorian Parlor, Mohonk Mountain House

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Recessional at Mohonk's Victorian Room by Duetimage Photography, Hudson Valley wedding photographer.
Reces­sion­al in the woody, warm glow of Mohonk’s Vic­to­ri­an Par­lor.

 

The Mohonk Moun­tain House Resort is so large that it deserves sev­er­al blog pages to cov­er it all.  This week we’ll start with Mohonk’s Vic­to­ri­an Par­lor which is the set­ting of many Mohonk wed­dings (in addi­tion to the resort’s For­mal Gar­dens and Moun­tain View Gar­dens).

First a lit­tle his­to­ry: the Mohonk Moun­tain House was first built in 1869 and has been declared a Nation­al His­toric Land­mark.  It has host­ed Pres­i­dents and for­eign dig­ni­taries; was the site of crit­i­cal con­fer­ences to improve the lives of Native Amer­i­cans and to strength­en inter­na­tion­al law; and, some say, was the inspi­ra­tion for Stan­ley Kubrick’s take on “The Shin­ing”.

Of all the spots where wed­dings can be staged with­in Mohonk, we think the past is felt the strongest in the Vic­to­ri­an Par­lor.  The rich red woods used through­out the room; the antique fur­nish­ings; the por­traits and busts of notable guests; and a grand fire­place which can be lit for your cer­e­mo­ny are all ingre­di­ents that cre­ate a very spe­cial atmos­phere.  A per­fect match for brides choos­ing  a vin­tage theme for their wed­ding.

Bust of Saginaquado at the Mohonk Victorian Parlorby Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
Bust of Sag­o­naqua­do, a Native Amer­i­can chief from the shores of Lake Michi­gan, whose gaze is ever fixed on brides as they come down the aisle in Mohonk’s Vic­to­ri­an Par­lor.
The par­lor also has a bal­cony from which pho­tog­ra­phers can cap­ture a bird’s eye view of your cer­e­mo­ny, like this one below:

 

Wedding ceremony in Mohonks Victoria Parlor by Duetimage Hudson Valley wedding photography.
Wed­dings in Mohonk’s Vic­to­ria Par­lor offer a view onto Lake Mohonk and the sur­round­ing cliffs.

 

The space can also accom­mo­date live musi­cal tal­ent to set the the mood for your classy Mohonk nup­tials; the vil­lage of New Paltz, known for its arts scene, can pro­vide local tal­ent like the Bar­davaon String Quar­tett seen below.

 

Bardavon String Quartet at Mohonk wedding ceremony by Duetimage Photography in the Hudson Valley.
Bar­davon String Quar­tet per­forms dur­ing a cer­e­mo­ny at Mohonk’s Vic­to­ri­an Par­lor.

 

Cer­e­monies can take place at 12PM, 4PM, or 5 PM.  The par­lor can accom­mo­date up to 200 guests and is some­times used as a cov­er loca­tion in the event of rain for cou­ples who’ve booked their cer­e­monies at Mohonk’s out­door venues.  Accord­ing to Mohonk’s web­site, the cur­rent fee to use the Vic­to­ri­an Par­lor is $850 (plus any applic­a­ble New York State tax).  A final guest count must be pro­vid­ed to Mohonk’s plan­ning staff two weeks before your event.

 

The Reverand Tom Hickey of Hudson Valley Ceremonies at Mohonk wedding photographed by Duetimage Photography.
The Rev­erend Tom Hick­ey of Hud­son Val­ley Cer­e­monies offi­ci­ates at this Vic­to­ri­an Par­lor wed­ding.

 

Mohonk offers a num­ber of options for cel­e­brat­ing your mar­riage after you’ve said your “I do’s” at the Vic­to­ri­an Par­lor.  Next week we’ll be hav­ing a look at the West­ern Din­ing Room.  See you then!

Planning your wedding or event at Mohonk?

Down­load these images of Mohonk’s Vic­to­ri­an Par­lor for your mobile device.  Use it for ref­er­ence and share it with those help­ing you plan.

Additional Information:

Dis­cuss your wed­ding, engage­ment, or event at Mohonk by vis­it­ing https://www.mohonk.com/weddings/wedding-venues/.

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

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