Post # 1
My ideal venue is a place that could host an outdoor ceremony, indoor reception, and has a hotel with lots of rooms (not a cottage or inn). I’ll have somewhere around 175-200 guests.
I’m so surprised at the lack of resort-type places in North NJ/Hudson Valley! I would love to have the wedding at Crystal Springs Resort, but my fiance’s brother had his wedding there, so I wouldn’t want to spoil that.
Is there anything remotely similar to Crystal Springs in the area? It will be a summer wedding, so an outdoor pool would be a cool perk.
Post # 3
If you look more north (orange and Greecount indexes) you should be able to find some ski resorts that would work nicely (eg hunter mountain). I am getting married at Bear Mountain, but it soulike they their hotel would be too small for what you need.
Post # 4
Much much smaller than Crystal Springs, The Old Mill Inn, But then again, the Hyatt in Jersey City can offer ceremony outdoor/indoor/ tons of rooms and NYC views.
Post # 5
Take a look at Mohonk Mountain House… I’ve never been personally, but I’ve heard wonderful things.
Edit: I’m not sure how many rooms they have there.
Post # 6
Is Crystal Springs affiliated with Mountain Creek? If not, I think they have wedding sites.