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The Otesaga Hotel

Cooperstown , NY

LOCATION

60 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326 US (map)

PHONE

800-348-6222

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Thank you for considering The Otesaga Resort Hotel as the location for your special celebration. Consistent with its name, Otesaga, derived from the Iroquois phrase for "a place of... Read more
Thank you for considering The Otesaga Resort Hotel as the location for your special celebration. Consistent with its name, Otesaga, derived from the Iroquois phrase for "a place of meeting", the Resort offers a selection of conference and reception rooms that will comfortably accommodate social receptions, banquets and weddings. Our Wedding Specialists will guide you through the planning of this most important day, ensuring that you are free to relax and enjoy the company of family, friends, creating memories to last a lifetime.

The Otesaga Hotel is one of New York State’s most distinctive resorts. Since 1909, The Hotel has offered first-class accommodations, fine dining, gracious hospitality, and unforgettable experiences to guests from around the world. Offering a full complement of amenities with each of its 135 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, The Otesaga is truly one of our nation’s premier resorts. Selected as a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Otesaga is reminiscent of a more genteel era. The Otesaga continues to receive the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award, for providing exceptional accommodations, excellent service and an elegant atmosphere.

Along with its adjoining championship Leatherstocking Golf Course, The Otesaga is located on the southern shores of Lake Otsego, a pristine, deep water lake immortalized as the "Glimmerglass" in James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. The surrounding landscape offers inspirational beauty, unforgettable history and a variety of exciting recreational experiences. The Otesaga defines the northern boundary of historic Cooperstown, America’s Most Perfect Village®. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1909
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
132
Number of suites
20
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
15000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
100
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1909
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
132
Number of suites
20
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
15000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
100
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Beth
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
The Otesaga provided my husband and I with our dream wedding. We worked with Melissa and Gordon, who both ensured that everything would run smoothly for our big day. I was most impressed with the professionalism of every staff member and the ability to accommodate even last minute details. It was clear that the wedding staff knew exactly what they were doing and knew how to provide a flawless, yet very personalized wedding. The grounds, ballroom and veranda were spectacular and I couldn't have imagined a more gorgeous wedding venue.
The Otesaga provided my husband and I with our dream wedding. We worked with Melissa and Gordon, who both ensured that Read more...
The Otesaga provided my husband and I with our dream wedding. We worked with Melissa and Gordon, who both ensured that everything would run smoothly for our big day. I was most impressed with the professionalism of every staff member and the ability to accommodate even last minute details. It was clear that the wedding staff knew exactly what they were doing and knew how to provide a flawless, yet very personalized wedding. The grounds, ballroom and veranda were spectacular and I couldn't have imagined a more gorgeous wedding venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Gordon and his team at the Otesaga are amazing. I've known Gordon for years and I was so happy to finally get to work with him! We had planned to have the dinner at the Leatherstocking Patio but sadly, the weather wasn't on our side. Gordon and his team seamlessly moved the large dinner (60+ people) over to the Otesaga and you would not have been able to tell what they presented wasn't the original plan. The food, the service, everything was wonderful!
Gordon and his team at the Otesaga are amazing. I've known Gordon for years and I was so happy to finally get to work with Read more...
Gordon and his team at the Otesaga are amazing. I've known Gordon for years and I was so happy to finally get to work with him! We had planned to have the dinner at the Leatherstocking Patio but sadly, the weather wasn't on our side. Gordon and his team seamlessly moved the large dinner (60+ people) over to the Otesaga and you would not have been able to tell what they presented wasn't the original plan. The food, the service, everything was wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Kathleen
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Brooke in event planning was great. She accommodated everything I asked for and was helpful with suggestions that made my wedding perfect. She was right there to make sure everything went off as planned. Thanks for making my day beautiful.
Working with Brooke in event planning was great. She accommodated everything I asked for and was helpful with suggestions Read more...
Working with Brooke in event planning was great. She accommodated everything I asked for and was helpful with suggestions that made my wedding perfect. She was right there to make sure everything went off as planned. Thanks for making my day beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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jordan
Wedding:
7/18/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding was Beautiful , perfect , Flawless. The Otesaga Hotel is Beautiful and hands down the best venue in that area. I worked with Melissa (event coordinator) and she was great ,so helpful. The Otesaga Hotel speaks for its self, but all of the outstanding staff makes it extra special. I am beyond happy with how our wedding ceremony and reception turned out!
My wedding was Beautiful , perfect , Flawless. The Otesaga Hotel is Beautiful and hands down the best venue in that area. Read more...
My wedding was Beautiful , perfect , Flawless. The Otesaga Hotel is Beautiful and hands down the best venue in that area. I worked with Melissa (event coordinator) and she was great ,so helpful. The Otesaga Hotel speaks for its self, but all of the outstanding staff makes it extra special. I am beyond happy with how our wedding ceremony and reception turned out! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Niki
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous Venue, Impeccable Service!

We were lucky enough to get married at this beautiful hotel set on Lake Otsego in Cooperstown, NY. All the staff at the Otesaga were extremely attentive and helpful. The event manager, Gordon, was great and managed all the details of our ceremony and reception, ensuring that everything went as planned on the big day. The food at the Otesaga is amazing and the quality of the food is not at all downgraded for wedding receptions. We were also able to have our rehearsal dinner on site which provided us with another amazing meal and experience. The rooms of the hotel each have their own personal charm. Overall the Otesaga provided us with the most beautiful and relaxing backdrop a bride and groom could ask for!
Gorgeous Venue, Impeccable Service!

We were lucky enough to get married at this beautiful hotel set on Lake Read more...
Gorgeous Venue, Impeccable Service!

We were lucky enough to get married at this beautiful hotel set on Lake Otsego in Cooperstown, NY. All the staff at the Otesaga were extremely attentive and helpful. The event manager, Gordon, was great and managed all the details of our ceremony and reception, ensuring that everything went as planned on the big day. The food at the Otesaga is amazing and the quality of the food is not at all downgraded for wedding receptions. We were also able to have our rehearsal dinner on site which provided us with another amazing meal and experience. The rooms of the hotel each have their own personal charm. Overall the Otesaga provided us with the most beautiful and relaxing backdrop a bride and groom could ask for! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Megan
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here last month, and could not have been happier with our choice in venues. From the beautiful ceremony by the lake, to the cocktail hour on the veranda, reception in the ballroom and post-reception drinks by their impressive outdoor fireplace, everything was perfect! Our guests could not stop raving about how gorgeous The Otesaga was. Our coordinator, Melissa, was equally as amazing. We stopped in one day without an appointment and she quickly met us to show us around and answer all of our questions. We were planning the wedding from out of state and Melissa made it so easy with her professionalism, responsiveness, organization, and flexibility. She was open to any and all of our ideas and made sure that nothing was missed! Once our wedding day arrived, Melissa made sure that everything was set up exactly as we requested. She oversaw each and every step of the day flawlessly, which gave me and my husband the peace of mind to relax and enjoy our day. We can’t wait to get back here sometime soon! I would highly recommend The Otesaga for your wedding, a nice brunch or dinner, a weekend away, etc. Such a stunning and hospitable resort!
We had our wedding here last month, and could not have been happier with our choice in venues. From the beautiful ceremony Read more...
We had our wedding here last month, and could not have been happier with our choice in venues. From the beautiful ceremony by the lake, to the cocktail hour on the veranda, reception in the ballroom and post-reception drinks by their impressive outdoor fireplace, everything was perfect! Our guests could not stop raving about how gorgeous The Otesaga was. Our coordinator, Melissa, was equally as amazing. We stopped in one day without an appointment and she quickly met us to show us around and answer all of our questions. We were planning the wedding from out of state and Melissa made it so easy with her professionalism, responsiveness, organization, and flexibility. She was open to any and all of our ideas and made sure that nothing was missed! Once our wedding day arrived, Melissa made sure that everything was set up exactly as we requested. She oversaw each and every step of the day flawlessly, which gave me and my husband the peace of mind to relax and enjoy our day. We can’t wait to get back here sometime soon! I would highly recommend The Otesaga for your wedding, a nice brunch or dinner, a weekend away, etc. Such a stunning and hospitable resort! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with our choice of The Otesaga Hotel for our venue. The setting on the lake is beautiful and the ballrooms are so grand that you really don't need any other decorations. We worked with Melissa who was very professional and promptly answered all of our questions as we were planning remotely. The staff was very friendly and extremely accommodating, they spent the extra effort to make sure we had everything we needed.
I couldn't be happier with our choice of The Otesaga Hotel for our venue. The setting on the lake is beautiful and the Read more...
I couldn't be happier with our choice of The Otesaga Hotel for our venue. The setting on the lake is beautiful and the ballrooms are so grand that you really don't need any other decorations. We worked with Melissa who was very professional and promptly answered all of our questions as we were planning remotely. The staff was very friendly and extremely accommodating, they spent the extra effort to make sure we had everything we needed. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
The Otesaga was an amazing wedding venue!! Gordon Clarkson, our coordinator, made sure that the day came together perfectly. The staff was friendly, helpful, and very attentive to my husband and I!! We can't wait to visit next year on our anniversary.
The Otesaga was an amazing wedding venue!! Gordon Clarkson, our coordinator, made sure that the day came together Read more...
The Otesaga was an amazing wedding venue!! Gordon Clarkson, our coordinator, made sure that the day came together perfectly. The staff was friendly, helpful, and very attentive to my husband and I!! We can't wait to visit next year on our anniversary. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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krysta
Wedding:
2/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding in the off season so it was a winter wonderland (literally) and it was private event for our friends and family, which was important for us. We were able to guarantee enough rooms that we could re-open the hotel for the weekend. We worked with Melissa Reinheimer as our Event Manager and I cannot say enough about her. We worked with her for 10 months planning our wedding and she knows the hotel and the business very well. The weekend of our event went so smooth-from the rehearsal, to the ceremony, to the reception- the food and the service, everything far exceeded our expectations and I would recommend The Otesaga to anyone!
We had our wedding in the off season so it was a winter wonderland (literally) and it was private event for our friends Read more...
We had our wedding in the off season so it was a winter wonderland (literally) and it was private event for our friends and family, which was important for us. We were able to guarantee enough rooms that we could re-open the hotel for the weekend. We worked with Melissa Reinheimer as our Event Manager and I cannot say enough about her. We worked with her for 10 months planning our wedding and she knows the hotel and the business very well. The weekend of our event went so smooth-from the rehearsal, to the ceremony, to the reception- the food and the service, everything far exceeded our expectations and I would recommend The Otesaga to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brooke and the whole team at the Otesaga were simply amazing! They never failed to answer an email or question leading up to the wedding, were extremely accommodating and provided excellent food and service the day of the wedding. Could not ask for a better reception venue!
Brooke and the whole team at the Otesaga were simply amazing! They never failed to answer an email or question leading up Read more...
Brooke and the whole team at the Otesaga were simply amazing! They never failed to answer an email or question leading up to the wedding, were extremely accommodating and provided excellent food and service the day of the wedding. Could not ask for a better reception venue! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

DEALS

Winter Wonderland Wedding
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The Otesaga Resort is a seasonal hotel, closing after Thanksgiving each year and re-opening in the springtime. This affords us a tremendous opportunity in the winter months to host the most spectacular Wedding Events. Many areas of The Hotel, which are typically unavailable to our social function guests, may be used during this time. For example, cocktails might be served in the graciously appointed Main Lobby, dinner held in the Hotel's Main Dining Room and the wedding ceremony itself may take place in our Ballroom. The options are considerable as is the thrill of having the entire property to yourselves! We are able to accommodate out of town guests at our Cooper Inn property, as well as at several of the year-round Bed and Breakfast operations in the Village. For the ultimate Destination Wedding - we will even re-open the sleeping accommodation portion of our hotel exclusively for your guests, provided we realize more than sixty occupied rooms.
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