West Dining Room, Mohonk Mountain House


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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