It's no secret that planning a wedding can be a nerve-wracking endeavor. The wedding planning site Zola recently surveyed 500 engaged and newly married couples, with a staggering 96% responding that they found planning their nuptials stressful. One of the contributing factors to this anxiety was finding the right venue. Read on for reasons why The Otesaga is perfectly suited to help you navigate the planning process, without the headaches.
The Perfect Location
Gathering friends and family to celebrate your big day is exciting, but not without challenges.
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. While some couples choose their respective hometowns as their wedding site, others seek a picture-perfect destination for their celebration. The Otesaga provides a stunning setting on the shores of Lake Otsego. Plus, 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.
While the phrase, "love at first sight" might apply to you and that special someone, it's also a fitting description of how many couples feel when they step onto the grounds of The Otesaga. With its eye-catching architecture, including the veranda and the Grand Ballroom, there are plenty of gorgeous backdrops for photos. Outside, the serene setting of Lake Otsego provides the perfect location for an outdoor ceremony.
Food, Glorious Food
Julia Child once said, "People who love to eat are always the best people," and your guest list will no doubt be filled with the best people! Your menu should reflect the foods you love, while also providing your guests with a memorable culinary experience. 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 festivities. The Executive Chef and Executive Pastry Chef at The Otesaga will provide their expertise, helping you to curate an unforgettable menu for your guests.
The Center of it All
One thing you won't have to worry about as you prepare for your big day is what your guests will do to entertain themselves before the ceremony. Golf enthusiasts will jump at the chance to play a round on the Leatherstocking Golf Course, while families can enjoy the outdoor heated swimming pool. For relaxation, the Hawkeye Spa is the perfect place to unwind and beautify before the big day. For your more adventurous guests, The Otesaga has kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards available to rent. Best of all, the resort is centrally located to several world-class museums; the Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame are all within walking distance.
While anxiety will no doubt creep in with details like seating charts, the experienced staff at The Otesaga will work with you to ensure the wedding of your dreams becomes reality. Contact us today to see how our gracious hospitality and picturesque lakeside setting will leave a lasting impression on your guests.