Catskills Wedding Venues – Why we love Eastwind Hotels

The Catskills region is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, charming small towns, and serene ambiance—making it a perfect location for weddings. Among the myriad of wedding venues available, Eastwind Hotels stand out for their unique blend of rustic elegance, modern amenities, and stunning natural settings. In this blog post, we’ll explore the three Eastwind Hotel locations: Oliverea Valley, Windham, and Lake Placid, and why they are our top picks for Catskills wedding venues.

The main building at the Eastwind Hotel Olivera Valley | One of our favorite Catskills Wedding Venues
Photo by Eastwind Hotels

Eastwind Hotels have established a reputation for offering unforgettable experiences with their thoughtfully designed spaces and exceptional service. Each location embodies the spirit of the Catskills, providing a picturesque backdrop for weddings. Whether you’re looking for a cozy, intimate setting or a more expansive venue to host a larger celebration, Eastwind Hotels have something to offer.

In June 2024, I had the opportunity to stay at the Eastwind Hotel in Oliverea Valley for a night. Additionally, I visited the Eastwind Hotel in Windham Mountain and was pleasantly surprised and excited about both locations! Let’s look at all of these locations and how they can be the perfect Catskills wedding venue!


Located in the heart of the Catskills, Eastwind Oliverea Valley is a hidden gem that offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Nestled among lush forests and rolling hills, this venue is perfect for couples seeking a tranquil and intimate wedding experience.

Address: 212-220 McKenley Hollow Rd, Big Indian, NY 12410 || Website: Eastwind Hotel

A view of the firepit and the A Frames at the Eastwind Hotels Oliverea Valley | One of our favorite Catskills Wedding Venues

With both sunrise and sunset views, this newly-built 26 room hotel includes Dandelion Restaurant & Bar, Eastwind’s renowned Lushna Cabins, sauna, communal fire pit, plenty of indoor and outdoor games, and hammocks throughout.

The wedding venue

Eastwind Oliverea Valley offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for different wedding styles and sizes. Moreover, the main pavilion, which houses the restaurant Dandelion, serves as an ideal indoor venue for welcome receptions, cocktail hours, or after-parties. Additionally, it provides a perfect setting for intimate wedding dinners. The spacious lawn in front of the pavilion can accommodate a tent for larger gatherings, such as wedding receptions with dinner and dancing. For outdoor ceremonies, several locations on the property offer unique backdrops to suit your preferences. In terms of capacity, I recommend weddings with 50 to 150 guests.

Photo of a tent hosting a wedding reception at the Eastwind Hotel Oliverea Valley | One of our favorite Catskills Wedding Venues

The accommodations

From unique A-frame cabins to luxurious suites and traditional hotel rooms, this property offers a variety of accommodations for your guests, making it one of the favorite Catskills wedding venues.

During my stay, I experienced one of the eight hotel rooms, and it was wonderful. All rooms and Lushna suites feature air conditioning, a desk area, a comfortable king-size bed, a shower, and a fully equipped bathroom. The hotel room also had a massive window overlooking the property, making you feel like you were sleeping outdoors!I also visited both the A-Frames and the Lushna Suites, and I was impressed by both! The A-Frames feature a private, fully equipped bathroom with a sink, toilet, and open ceiling just a few steps away from the bedroom, while the Lushna Suites have everything encompassed within the same cabin. Each option offers a unique atmosphere, making it easy to accommodate your guests’ preferences.

Activities and amenities

This venue offers more than just beautiful spaces. Couples and their guests can take advantage of various on-site activities, such as hiking, biking, outdoor games, sauna and yoga. The hotel’s spa services are perfect for pre-wedding relaxation, ensuring everyone is refreshed and ready for the big day. They have a sauna & infrared light therapy cabins.

They also have multiple firepits throughout the property and provide complimentary “make your own s’mores” packets, which were delicious! Additionally, there’s a wall stocked with Hunter boots, umbrellas, hiking sticks, and backpacks for anyone who might need extra gear to explore the trails around the property.

Finally, we decided to use their breakfast basket delivery to complete the experience, and it was such a delight. You can easily order the basket through the app by 9:00 PM the night before, selecting your preferred items and delivery time. Our basket included fresh orange juice, coffee, milk, homemade yogurt, granola, fruits, fresh pastries, and a hard-boiled egg! We enjoyed our breakfast right outside our room in the provided Adirondack chairs, which was a wonderful way to wake up and savor nature a little longer.


Right in the center of the charming town of Windham, NY, Eastwind Windham offers a blend of modern comfort and rustic elegance. This venue is perfect for couples who want a sophisticated yet laid-back wedding experience.

Address: 5088 NY-23, Windham, NY 12496 || Website: Eastwind Hotel

View of the main building at at the Eastwind Hotel Windham | One of our favorite Catskills Wedding Venues

With an amazing view of the Windham Resort & Moutain, the Eastwind Hotel in Windham is definitely another one of our favorite Catskills wedding venues. It offers different style of accommodations to cater to all of your guests preferences.

The wedding venue

Eastwind Windham Mountain offers multiple picturesque locations across its property, providing flexible options for various wedding styles and sizes. The venue features several open land areas, perfect for setting up tents to host larger gatherings, including wedding receptions with dinner and dancing. These expansive outdoor spaces allow for stunning ceremonies with the backdrop of the beautiful Catskills. The versatile grounds accommodate a range of configurations to suit your unique preferences. For capacity, I recommend weddings with 50 to 150 guests.

Wedding Ceremony location at at the Eastwind Hotel Windham | One of our favorite Catskills Wedding Venues

The accommodations

The hotel features 19 rooms, each offering a unique blend of rustic charm and modern comfort. The accommodation options include a mix of Lushna cabins, Bunk House rooms, Hill House rooms, and East Rooms, providing a variety of styles to suit different preferences and group sizes. Each room is thoughtfully designed with amenities like air conditioning, cozy beds, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay for all guests.

Activities and amenities

This venue offers more than just beautiful spaces. Couples and their guests can enjoy a variety of on-site activities, such as hiking and outdoor games. The property features multiple firepits for evening gatherings, along with complimentary “make your own s’mores” packets. Additionally, Eastwind Windham Mountain equips guests with Hunter boots, umbrellas, hiking sticks, and backpacks for exploring the area.

Conveniently located close to downtown Windham, guests can easily explore local shops, restaurants, and attractions. Additionally, Eastwind Windham Mountain is just six minutes from Windham Mountain Resort, ideal for skiing and snowboarding in winter.

Finally, The hotel’s sauna and wellness services offer ideal pre-wedding relaxation for a refreshed and rejuvenated feeling. Those items tend to be a must in those Catskills wedding venues.

Saune Hut at at the Eastwind Hotel Windham | One of our favorite Catskills Wedding Venues


A year-round destination, this completely renovated historic motor lodge is great for you to gather with friends and family. Located in the heart of historic Lake Placid and walking distance to town, Eastwind Lake Placid offers a bar & lounge, vintage library, sauna and private dining room.

Address: 6048 Sentinel Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946 || Website: Eastwind Hotel

Bird view of the Eastwind Hotel Lake Placid | One of our favorite Catskills Wedding Venues

The wedding venue

While not in the Catskills, Eastwind Lake Placid offers a similar enchanting experience in the Adirondacks. This venue offers a unique and intimate setting for weddings, combining historic charm with natural beauty. Located in the heart of the Adirondacks, this venue is perfect for couples seeking a cozy and exclusive wedding experience. It features a private dining room, housed in a former blacksmith shop, providing an intimate space for dining and drinking experiences for groups up to 10 people. Additionally, the property includes outdoor land suitable for setting up a tent, accommodating weddings with a maximum of 50 guests. Couples can customize their wedding setup to match their vision amidst Lake Placid’s scenic beauty.

CoZy fireplace area at the Eastwind Hotel Lake Placid | One of our favorite Catskills Wedding Venues

The accommodations

Eastwind Lake Placid offers 12 different accommodations, including cozy Lushna cabins and various suites, all designed to cater to different needs and preferences. Each room is uniquely furnished, with some featuring outdoor decks, fireplaces, or lofts. Pet-friendly options are available for an additional fee, ensuring guests can enjoy their stay with their furry friends. The rooms vary in size and capacity, accommodating anywhere from two to four guests. All rooms provide a comfortable and inviting retreat in the heart of the Adirondacks.

Activities and amenities

This venue offers a range of unique amenities to enhance the guest experience. Guests can enjoy complimentary bikes to explore the town and surrounding areas weather permitting. The historic Victorian building features a vintage library stocked with a collection of vintage books. Private-access stairs lead to a serene grassy landing by the Chubb River, ideal for leisurely strolls and quiet moments. The cozy bar & lounge welcomes guests with craft cocktails, beer, wine, and light fare. A community BBQ area allows guests to enjoy seasonal local food and charcoal for barbecuing, available on a first-come, first-served basis. The venue offers communal and cabin-specific fire pits for cozy evenings with s’mores kits. Moreover, Lake Placid provides outdoor activities like hiking, boating, and exploring local shops and restaurants, making Eastwind Lake Placid perfect for weddings and getaways.

Why Choose a Eastwind Hotels property for your Catskills Wedding Venue

Choosing Eastwind Hotels for your wedding means choosing a venue that values quality, service, and the beauty of nature. Each location offers something unique, but all share a commitment to making your wedding day unforgettable. Make sure to also check out our top 28 Hudson Valley Wedding Venues.

1. Personalized Service Eastwind Hotels pride themselves on providing personalized service to every couple. From the initial planning stages to the day of the wedding, their team is dedicated to ensuring every detail is perfect.

2. Versatile Spaces Whether you’re planning a small, intimate gathering or a large celebration, Eastwind Hotels have versatile spaces that can be tailored to your needs. Their event coordinators work with you to create the wedding of your dreams.

3. Stunning Locations The natural beauty of the Catskills and Adirondacks provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding. Each Eastwind location is carefully chosen for its picturesque surroundings, ensuring your wedding photos will be breathtaking.

4. Accommodations and Amenities Your guests will appreciate the comfortable accommodations and on-site amenities at Eastwind Hotels. From luxurious suites to cozy cabins, there is an option for everyone. The on-site activities and nearby attractions provide plenty of entertainment for your guests.

Catskills wedding venues – from a wedding planner’s perspective

As a wedding planner specializing in Catskills Wedding Venues, I’ve explored many venues in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. Eastwind Hotels excel as ideal wedding venues with versatile spaces, exceptional service, and cozy accommodations. Each location offers unique charm and an unforgettable experience, blending natural beauty with modern amenities and personalized service. Discover why Eastwind Hotels are among the top wedding venues in the region. Contact The Main Event by Kelly to learn more about planning your dream wedding at one of these stunning locations.

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