I was recently married at the Full Moon Resort and I can't speak highly enough of my entire experience. The staff was extremely attentive and helpful throughout the planning phase. I spoke regularly with one of the owners, as well as with the Event and Reservations Managers and the front desk associates. I left each conversation feeling as if my needs were being met and even anticipated.
The actual wedding event was equally well run. Every aspect of the rather complex event was masterfully scheduled, yet we felt no pressure to adhere to strict timelines. It was quite helpful when the staff made subtle cues to our guests to move on to the next activity. Over-staying your welcome in a particular spot may lead to additional fees to pay for the staff's overtime labor. When our dinner portion ran late (due to many lengthy speeches), the friendly staff helped us kick it into high gear so that cake could be enjoyed and guests could move out to the dance party without leaving us with the additional fee for the extra time in the reception tent. We held our dance party in the Performance Space, where we made use of the stage for a concert featuring several guests. This space has many seating options for guests who wanted to be present, but did not want to dance. At midnight, we had to leave the Performance Space, but we took an iPod and moved the party to the Billiards Room, where it raged on until 4am.
The accommodations are simple, but clean and comfortable. This is not a five-star hotel, but it is a sweet, rustic, beautiful, and well-kept place to spend a relaxing few days. Added bonus: lovely soaps in the bathrooms.
The food is simply delightful! Every meal was appreciated by all, including the vegetarians, vegans, and people with allergies and intolerances.
Overall, I wouldn't trade my wedding experience for anything. The price of the wedding was more than I had originally budgeted, but it was well worth every penny. The cost includes dinner, open bar, full use of the facilities, and all of the help and support from the staff. It was a beautiful place to be and all of my guests had a wonderful time enjoying the scenery, lounging by the pool, playing lawn games, sitting peacefully at the creek, and the opportunity to spend quality time with each other.
- 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