"We attended a wedding and stayed at the hotel. The wedding reception was outstanding! The food, setting and service were just great. Especially the service! But what a perfect setting! Cannot say enough about our overall experience." rsnow5, TripAdvisor review
Location, Location, Location...You don't need a far-flung, exotic locale to have a memorable destination wedding. While you want to have the wedding of your dreams, you also want to make sure family and friends are able to travel easily to the venue. Cooperstown is about a four hour drive from the New York City area, and about 90 minutes from Albany and Syracuse. With major airports in all three cities, your guests have a variety of options on how to get to the ceremony.
The View…Inside and OutAt first sight, The Otesaga impresses with its stately facade. The architecture immediately captures the eye, with the veranda and the Grand Ballroom providing gorgeous backdrops for photos. Outside, the stunning views of Otsego Lake provide the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony. The natural beauty of Cooperstown's landscape will be on full display as your guests wait to watch you walk down the aisle.
Let Them Eat Cake...And Everything ElseLet's be honest, the most important part of your wedding is the food. Your menu should reflect the foods you love, while also providing delicious hors d'oeuvres and entrees that all of your guests will enjoy. The catering options available at The Otesaga include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free meals that can be incorporated into your wedding menu so no one will feel excluded from the big day. When it comes to the wedding cake, the options run the gamut from a traditional yellow butter, to their inspired take on the classic red velvet (devil's food cake with beet powder!). The Executive Chef and Executive Pastry Chef at The Otesaga will guide you through the selection process, ensuring that your wedding menu will be memorable.
Keep ‘Em BusyAs you prepare for your big day, your guests will have lots of options to keep them busy. Golf lovers can enjoy a round on the renowned Leatherstocking Golf Course or swim in the outdoor heated pool. Admiring the lake view from the veranda is a relaxing way to pass the time, but for your more active guests, The Otesaga has kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards available to rent.
The resort is also within walking distance of the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, so visitors have easy access to these world-class cultural institutions.