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.
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 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.
And if you haven’t noticed, all that wood adds a nice warming effect to every image.
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.
Looking forward to sharing future postings about weddings at Mohonk Mountain House!
Planning your wedding or event at Mohonk’s West Dining Room?
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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.