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One thing the Lake George Area does naturally is provide amazing backdrops at every turn! The beauty of the region is unmatched and the charm of our venues and spaces give couples and families a perfect place to get away and get together for "I Do's".
During the winter season, you and your wedding party can cozy up by the crackling fire, get whisked away in horse- drawn carriages, sip on cocktails at local ice bars, and set your imagination adrift with snowflakes and ice castles! There is never a shortage of winter wonderland fun, white peaks, and romantic snowy scenes.
Here are a few reasons from #meetlakegeorge why winter weddings are a win!
Less stress about weather!...Yes, you heard us right! Most winter weddings are held indoors - so, you get to worry less about seasonal fluctuations, rainy ceremonies, or your guests melting in the sun! Aside from picturesque snowy shots - you have less concern for temperamental temperatures!
More venue dates and better rates! Peak season rates and hotel blocks are much less of an issue during those "off season" months. You will have much more flexibility on dates and options.
Free Decor! Snow and icicles in the Adirondacks of Upstate NY is pretty much a guarantee during the winter months! Use these beautiful natural embellishments to make your wedding shine!
Excited and refreshed guests! Summer and fall seasons are always packed with plans, travel, vacations, and...weddings! Give your guests something to look forward to with a winter gathering to celebrate your lifetime commitment.
Stunning Wedding Photos - icy backdrops, snowy mountains, trees dusted with white...need we say more?!
(ideas from bride.com)
Here are venues we recommend for saying your vows in our magical winter destination.
With a secluded island setting and the beauty of the Adirondacks as your backdrop, The Sagamore Resort is an enchanting winter destination for your Lake George wedding. The AAA Four-Diamond resort offers a variety of romantic venue options and customizable wedding packages ideal for celebrations both intimate and grand. Experience a true Adirondack wedding with luxury at the Sagamore Resort.
Whether it’s an intimate plated affair or a grand dinner, Dunham’s Bay Resort treats guests with care, consideration, and the constant knowledge that it is your special day. They individually customize every wedding personally with each couple in order to create their dream wedding. Every wedding is tailor-made, designed, and customized to fit your individual desires and budget. Overnight accommodations provide convenience and comfort for you and your out-of-town guests. Dunham’s Bay Resort offers ample parking, award-winning The View Restaurant, and a peerless view of Lake George.
The Fort William Henry is the ideal location for romantic Lake George weddings… an estate overlooking the southern basin of Lake George, that still holds all of the charm of a century ago. A candlelit dinner of dazzling culinary creations, your first dance beneath the faint glimmer of a grand chandelier, an attention to detail in an enchanted ballroom. Aside from chiseled ice bars, horse-drawn carriages, and its central location - the Fort William Henry Hotel transforms into a magical winter space with beautiful decor and breathtaking backdrops of Lake George.
Opening in 2023 and booking now, Fort William Henry will also be renovating their beautiful and historic Carriage House for weddings.
For those who want to "entertain" their guests and wedding parties with a little indoor fun- the Great Escape Lodge offers an inspiring ballroom with guests up to 275 as well as indoor waterpark for those times you want to "let loose". This 200 room, Adirondack style lodge provides all of the woodsy decor needed to give your guests and feeling of being in a winter hideaway.
Friends Lake Inn is the ideal location for wintery, picturesque weddings in upstate New York during the winter months. Whether you are looking for an intimate elopement, a small wedding with close friends and family, or a wedding celebration with 100 or more people, their team will work with you. Their Inn has over 17 rooms and a honeymoon cottage that sleeps up to four people to accommodate your wedding party. The property also has a beautiful hearth, endless snowshoe trails, and a restaurant with a local, seasonal menu that is sure to please!
In a serene & private setting along the shores of Lake George, The Inn at Erlowest is a hidden jewel from the Victorian Era. Striking the balance between its rich history and exciting future, the 1898 stone castle has been meticulously transformed from a private residence into one of the most unique wedding venues in New York.
The Erlowest is the premiere event facility in the area offering breathtaking views of Lake George and beautifully appointed event space in our Grand Ballroom with an inspired cuisine.
The historic hotel, built in 1926, is located in the heart of downtown Glens Falls, a small but vibrant city conveniently situated within minutes of some of Upstate New York’s most popular destinations – Saratoga Springs, Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains.
The hotel features gorgeous architecture, grand ballrooms, flexible meeting spaces, sparkling chandeliers, roaring fireplaces, endless amenities and history around every corner. No matter the occasion, The Queensbury is the perfect venue for your next meeting or event.
The Queensbury has 123 newly renovated rooms and suites, an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, two restaurants, a grand lobby and complimentary parking and WiFi. Within walking distance, there are dozens of restaurants, shops, art museums and other great recreational offerings. With 13 different event spaces, over 15,000 square ft of meeting space and a full service catering team, they can help you plan a successful event!
Our full-service Convention and Visitors Bureau is ready to help you with all your wedding planning needs, from housing coordination to venue selection. We also provide group outing options and ideas, and local business referrals from caterers to photographers. Once you book your wedding you can depend on our personal service and hospitality to make sure your wedding is the event of a lifetime.