Check out Ogontz's page on The Knot's website here!

Here are some reviews people left over on the Knot: 

5 Stars: Reviewed On 12/12/2014 by caroline h

"We got married September 6th 2014. We found Camp Ogontz because my sister got married in June 2011. The best part of having a wedding at Camp Ogontz is that you are able to send the whole weekend with your friends and family. So many people can stay on site which is great! The housing is a great mix of rustic cabins, enclosed cabins, and houses. Even our friends who are not into nature were totally fine staying on site. We charged people for their rooms depending on what kind of housing they used which helped off set the cost of the wedding and it was way cheaper for them than a hotel. Camp is BYOB which also really helped. I cannot express how wonderful Sarah and Andrew are. Andrew followed me on Pintress and then used my likes to create a magical reception and dinner hall. We wanted apple pie instead of wedding cake and they made the most wonderful pies!! It poured right before the wedding ceremony and they were very flexible moving inside. I went to summer camp so when my sister got married we were a little nervous about the food but it is AMAZING!!! all of it is local or grown on camp. Everyone was raving about the food. We had a casino night on Friday night which was wonderful. We had it in the rehearsal hall which was a great space. Our guests loved the ability to hike, boat, swim, play lawn games and just relax. Obviously we loved Camp Ogontz since my family went there twice. However both experiences were totally different. they helped create two totally different weddings. you will love your wedding weekend!!!!"

 

5 Stars: Reviewed On 11/27/2015 by irving M

"We are so happy we selected Ogontz. We got married Aug 2014, a couple in mid thirties. Worked with Sarah and Andrew who were great. We chose ogontz partly because of rave reviews we heard about the food, decorations, and area, and that they could do the cooking right there so we didn't have to find caterers, and the food would be fresh prepared, local, organic. It didn't disappoint! When Andrew started describing to us how he'd make the food our mouths started watering, and on the day of, they came through: just wow, we can't imagine better food. You want really good food for your wedding, and they just nailed it. Same thing for decor - we shared our photos pinterest, and again it was awesome, thank goodness one less thing to worry about, I don't know if we would have done it any different. All was perfectly organized, no big hiccups, so we could just enjoy the special day, these guys are pros. We were originally concerned that the accommodation for ~250 people would be too much (too many empty spaces), but it turned out we wanted to really only have about 2 people per cabin instead of the maximum four, so with our 100-person wedding we basically filled the place up. We didn't need/use the new big concert hall they recently built. They pointed us to a few local vendors for bar services: they don't serve alcohol themselves (makes it a little cheaper for us, so we were happy to do that)."

 

5 Stars: Reviewed On 3/27/2017 by Meera K

"When we started planning our wedding, we wanted to bring together 300 family and friends in a nature-filled, relaxed, and personal environment for a whole weekend. We thought we'd never find a venue and then a friend recommended Ogontz. It was perfect! We described our ambitious wedding vision to Sarah and Andrew in our first meeting, and they delivered on every detail. Ogontz took care of all catering except alcohol, decorating/flowers, and prepping venues throughout the weekend. We took care of DJ, bartending, and a lifeguard though we had no problem because Sarah connected us to local vendors. We did not want to get bogged down in details (like choosing place settings or flowers) and Sarah and Andrew were able to take a little inspiration and work their magic for us; the colors and theme were based on the picture of the bride’s wedding dress (colorful Indian garb). Our wedding was the biggest they had hosted and they did a great job transforming the dining area to comfortably seat that crowd and ensuring people weren't getting hungry waiting to get food. They even thought of little details we forgot, like having high chairs for babies. If we ever needed anything (such as when our family member got his car stuck in a nearby ditch), we just had to ask and someone took care of it right away. We told Andrew that we wanted Indian food, and not only did he research all our family recipes, he also spent an entire day with our families learning how to make those dishes. Andrew’s food and Sarah’s baking were a hit with everyone at the wedding. We still dream about the lemon tart, roast pig, chicken sandwiches, fresh bread, and homemade chutneys. Many of the vegetables and some meats were homegrown at Ogontz. The scenery at Ogontz is breathtaking with the mountains in the background, the lake, and the quaint cabins. Everyone enjoyed the lake (boating and swimming), the grounds (sports fields, hiking, waterfalls, and even a wood-fired hot tub), and the many different buildings for late night board games, family time, and just hanging out. We had full use of the grounds and there was no restriction on time; we even canoed to a nearby island at midnight. We had bonfires on Saturday and Sunday night and Andrew prepared a s'mores kit with home-made marshmallows (amazing). We made use of the rehearsal hall for dance practice, and Ogontz Hall itself was beautiful. The majority of our guests stayed on the campsite and it was great to be able to spend time together without worrying about people needing to drive or find rides late at night. In the months running up to the wedding, we (and our parents) got a little nervous once in a while because we wouldn't hear from the team sometimes. We realized later that they are super busy with summer camps and also don't have great phone service. If it happens to you at some point, don't worry, because they have everything covered; it’s just important to know that texting works better than calling if you really need to get in touch. We had such an amazing wedding and find ourselves wishing we were back in our cabin at Ogontz overlooking the gorgeous lake view."

 

4 Stars: Reviewed On 10/22/2013 by Nicole T

"Beautiful location and amazing food. Service could be better. Rustic charm on a small lake in a rural setting. Required weekend long events. Various cabin style accommodations on site. Young personable staff with room to grow professionally."