Paul first showed us the grounds of Full Moon over a year before our wedding. He was charming and not pushy at all. He gave us realistic expectations of price and worked with us to find an affordable date. We love Paul.
We then spent a year working with Leighann (our very own wedding coordinator) and Ashley (the reservation maven) to make our day perfect. They answered every annoying question, worked with us when we wanted special things, and let us down gently when they couldn't accommodate our desires (no sterno can s'mores, too messy, I totally get it). Leighann was there with us on our day every step along the way. We couldn't have done it without her, she was just like our Stage Manager for the day. We love Leighann! She also said we were a good group, so theres that.
The barn where we had the reception was gorgeous. We did minimal decorations because the space already done so nicely. Paper lanterns, twinkly lights, and ivy plants, it was lovely. Anytime we needed an extra table or whatnot, they were right there with walkie talkies. At the end of the night we didn't have to worry about any cleanup and the next day they had all of our things put together, or brought to the main Inn. Very easy, very stress free.
The food is AMAZING!!! Chef Adam is my hero. Not only did he do our appetizers (for the wonderful cocktail hour) and the salad, and main, but we also had him do our wedding cupcakes... which were TO DIE FOR! We opted to have a family style dinner and it was totally the right choice. Huge platters of mains and sides and no one went hungry. The staff was ready to bring more if we needed it, but we didn't we all got a taste of the steak and the salmon (both SO good) and it saved us from getting everyone's food preference. The veggie option was enjoyed by a handful of happy vegetarians. It was a great success. Full Moon was so accomModating that when my dad jokingly asked if they had chicken fingers THEY ACTUALLY BROUGHT HIM CHICKEN FINGERS AND FRIES! Too sweet.
Every space at Full Moon is just magical. The ceremony site is great for customization (the outdoor space as well as the tent space). Photo ops abound everywhere on the sprawling grounds of Full Moon. It's so beautiful.
Vendors are easy, we didn't use a florist but Karen Neblung came out to do hair, and Diane of Hudson River Photography was lovely and put us at ease and kept us on schedule. Chef Adam kept it all in house for foods.
The rooms are amazing, quaint. We roomed in Morningstar lodge with most of our wedding party.
I can't say enough nice things. It really was the best day of my life. Thank you Full Moon!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Full Moon is a year-round mountain resort located in the heart of the "Forever Wild" Catskill Forest Preserve in upstate New York. Dedicated to the celebration of nature, music and the arts, this one hundred-acre wonderland of mountains, fields, and streams is a world of its own.An alternative to more traditional country inns and resorts, Full Moon Resort offers weekend-long destination country weddings, cutting-edge music festivals, exceptional week long music camps, educational, recreational and artistic workshops, and art exhibits all part of its magical landscape. This enchantingly unique facility offers a versatile and accommodating environment, well suited for group gatherings of all types.With over ten years of exceptional service, Full Moon Resort has garnered a reputation as a premier catering facility in the Catskill Mountains region for functions of all types. The menus offer a full range of possibilities – hot buffet breakfasts and lunches in the artistically rustic Cafe… down-home country barbecues by the creek…tantalizing hors d’oeuvres under the maple trees on the lawns…and formal gourmet dinners in the Tent Pavilion. Lovingly prepared, fresh, natural cuisine (often organic) served by a friendly, professional staff is the trademark of Full Moon Catering. The company offers full service catering, planning and management for off-premises events as well. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Full Moon Hotel Oliverea