Foxfire Mountain House is a beautiful venue located in upstate Mount Tremper. It is nearby Woodstock and Phoenicia. Drive through winding forest-lined streets until you pass through the gates of Foxfire.
Foxfire operates year-round as an inn and restaurant. But it is well known as a wedding venue. It has been featured in Vogue, New York Magazine and many other wedding publications.
It hosts up to 125 guests and all catering is done on site. There are accommodations available for up to 28 guests. They have an on-site wedding coordinator who will work with you in the months leading up to your wedding and on the day of.
There is a tent outside for your reception with a beautiful tiled dance floor. Depending on the size of your group and the circumstances there can be an additional tent as well. There is a small cottage for the wedding suite and one used for cocktail hour. The wedding ceremony is often held on a small hill towards the back of the property.
Morgan and Michael began their wedding on the hill. They said "I do" in front of their closest family and friends. I provided a wireless microphone for their officiant and for them to read their vows. I provided another microphone for two of their guests to do readings during the ceremony.
While guests were being seated I played a mix of indie rock songs. For their processional song, they chose "The Rope" by Lane Eight. And they left the ceremony to the sound of "It’s Not Living if it’s Not with You" by The 1975.
Cocktail hour was held in the glass house. I played a playlist of indie pop songs with a sprinkling of hip-hop and dance music. There was a bar in the glass house and guests nodded their heads and tapped their feet to the music while enjoying cocktails.
Once dinner started I played a mix of funk, classic rock, indie pop and even a little country. There was a good amount of guests dancing in their seats as they enjoyed the delicious food catered by Foxfire.
Towards the end of dinner we had three toasts. The first toast was by Morgan’s parents. The second toast was recorded by Lauren‘s friend who couldn’t be there that night. I am always happy to play a speech recorded by a loved one who can not attend. Finally, Michael’s brother gave a toast.
After dinner, we moved to a nearby tent for dancing. We started off with the hora. Guests all joined in and got Morgan and Michael up on chairs. Then I played music that Morgan and Michael had closely curated.
They had chosen Indie dance music for the majority of their dance set. There were a few pop and EDM songs thrown in there, but for the most part it was was pretty deep. Morgan and Michael also had asked me not to take any song requests from guests.
I was a little worried that their guests would make a lot of requests and not dance. Well, their guests did make a lot of requests. But I was able to charm them so no one got upset. The dance floor remained full for the entire evening.
About 2/3 of the way through I had gone through all of Morgan and Michael’s song choices. So I chose songs that complemented their choices. Their guests continued to dance and pack the dance floor all night. It was really fun! I am so glad that I got to play such cool music and keep the vibes going all night.
Thank you Morgan and Michael for letting me be part of your
Foxfire Mountain House wedding!
I had the chance of working with these great vendors!
Venue: Bridget Dawson of Foxfire Mountain House
Photographer: Mike of Chellise Michael Photography