7 Lakefront Wedding Venues in Beautiful Upstate New York

Dreaming of a serene New York wedding with cool laid-back vibes? Set your sites on Upstate! With its lush landscape, majestic mountain views, and crystal clear waters, you'll feel a million miles away from the city limits at these tranquil lakeside wedding venues. From a turn-of-the-century castle to a historic inn nestled in a State Park, these waterfront properties have all the views and the amenities you'll need to make your big day shine!


Fern Lodge

Chestertown, NY

Fab Features: stunning lakefront lodge perfect for intimate destination weddings of up to 22 people • say "I do" on a beautiful stamped concrete patio overlooking sparkling Friends Lake, surrounded by lush Adirondack forest • packages include exclusive use of the property and amenities on the wedding weekend, lodging in luxury guest rooms with daily three-course breakfasts, evening bonfires with marshmallows, and more!

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

Clayton, New York

Fab Features: dreamy full-service resort nestled on the banks of the St. Lawrence River just outside the charming coastal town of Clayton • opt to celebrate in a grand ballroom, a waterfront lawn, or beneath a gorgeous, clear-topped tent overlooking the river • excellent weekend wedding opportunities thanks to plush accommodations, private shoreline access, and four-season activities

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Inn at Erlowest

Lake George, New York

Fab Features: turn-of-the-century castle perched on the shores of Lake George • exchange vows with unobstructed lake views and the dramatic Adirondack Mountains in the distance • the luxurious suites boast romantic details like period décor, fireplaces, canopied beds, and in-room spa tubs, let you stay over in style

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$

High Peaks Resort

Lake Placid, New York

Fab Features: grand resort with 3 distinctive hotels set on Lake Placid • fabulous year-round activities ranging from boating, fishing, horseback riding, swimming to skiing and dog sled rides • customizable reception packages and pet-friendly accommodations

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Lodge on Echo Lake

Warrensburg, NY

Fab Features: rustic lodge surrounded by tall trees • sandy ceremonies on the banks of Lake Echo • charming accommodations, finely prepared cuisine, and wide range of recreational activities

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Inn at Taughannock Falls

Trumansburg, NY

Fab Features: the stately 138-year-old inn is perched at the edge of Cayuga Lake • gorgeous photos ops in the surrounding Taughannock Falls State Park • say "I do" in front with a waterfall backdrop followed by a grand reception in the sailcloth tent, which is outfitted with a gorgeous 42-foot alabaster bar

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


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