My fiance and I went on a whirlwind of venue visits, and our favorite by far was David's Country Inn... until we saw Lake Mohawk Country Club. Then it became tricky. The prices are comparable, and they are totally different vibes but both very "us" in different ways. David's seems like the better bet since we'd love it no matter what season, but our love of Lake Mohawk was heavily reliant on the ability to have an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour, which is of course subject to weather. (If it rains at Lake Mohawk, you have to have your ceremony in the reception room with the tables pushed back and fully visible. Also, the cocktail hour is in a room that's reminiscent of a parking garage because of the low ceilings.)
However, I'm not really impressed with David's food options (which I also saw in another thread on this forum)-- the hors d'oeuvres seem more simple than sophisticated, the entrees are "meh", and the quantity isn't as impressive as other venues. On the other hand, Lake Mohawk's entrees are more sophisticated, and the physical display of food seems nicer. Also, the reception area seems really dark at David's, blurring the line between romantic and well... just poorly lit.
If we went with David's, we'd be having a Jan or Feb wedding. If we went with Mohawk, it'd be a Late Sept/Oct wedding. I'm wondering if anyone has any input on:
- The quality of food at either David's or Lake Mohawk
- Whether either venue is truly open to customization (aka making an off'-menu hors d'oeuvres or allowing you to bring in outside treats)
- In general, which venue you think is a better choice.
Thanks in advance!