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BY JEFFREY JAMES KEYES
Unexpected Receptions — River Deep, Mountain High
BECAUSE “ECCE” IS LATIN FOR “BEHOLD,” What better name could there be for a wedding site where you and your guests can behold nature’s majesty than Ecce Bed and Breakfast? This award-winning property (#1-rated B&B on Trip Advisor in the Catskills Region), is perched high above the Upper Delaware River and offers spectacular, panoramic views of both the Catskill and Pocono Mountain ranges. Whether you prefer your wedding party framed by majestic mountains or lush river views, photo opportunities abound on the property’s 60 wooded acres, perched 400 feet above the river.
Ecce can accommodate weddings of up to 20 guests indoors and up to 75 guests outdoors, and is eager to aid happy couples with recommendations for nearby providers of all the reception trappings — from food to flowers. Members of the wedding or special guests may choose to stay overnight in one of Ecce’s five elegantly appointed bedrooms and enjoy a gourmet breakfast on an outdoor deck overlooking the scenic river valley.
Ecce is an ideal choice for people who want an intimate wedding that feels far from the hustle and bustle of urban life but is still conveniently less than two hours from NYC. The staff at Ecce especially love welcoming back the happy couples to celebrate future anniversaries. They receive plenty of heartfelt thanks from couples, like this letter from wives Sue & Laurie after their nuptials:
Words cannot describe our gratitude for all of your help in the preparation and follow-through with our wedding. Ecce was the perfect place to celebrate our day. Not only did the view provide the absolute best background for our pictures, but spending the weekend at your relaxing place was great. Our parents loved it and haven’t stopped talking about returning. Your unending thoughtfulness, from taking pictures during the ceremony to the champagne and flutes in our room, to sending our forgotten flowers to us was truly astonishing. We can’t thank you enough for your kindness and consideration. We promise we will be back to visit.