Adirondack wedding venue

Discover The Best Adirondack Wedding Venue

Adirondack wedding vanue

Our Adirondack wedding venue will be your dream come true on your special day! We understand that on this most important of days everything should run smoothly and you should be stress-free, as much as possible. And while this seems like a tall order on such an important day we want to help in the process by providing the ultimate romantic place to say “I do.”. Our wedding venue, located just 20 minutes from Lake George in Upstate New York, is sure to be one you and your guests will enjoy and have fond memories of.

Nestled amidst the forest and secluded woodlands of Chestertown, NY our boutique hotel is well known for our hospitality, upscale rooms, exquisite onsite dining, and easy access to beautiful Friends Lake. Relax in our peaceful country setting and feel the stress melt away. Out here, you can slow down, unwind and truly get away from it all. Whether you are here for a wedding celebration or a weekend retreat, we always have your ultimate comfort in mind. Start planning the wedding of your dreams, and reach out to our Adirondack wedding venue today!

Adirondacks wedding venue

The Best Adirondack Wedding Venue

If you are on the search for your ideal Adirondack wedding venue, you have found one at Friends Lake Inn! We know how special and important your wedding day is to you and your guests. Every detail counts and we want to help make each of those details fall into place for your ultimate day. It’s for these reasons and more, our Adirondack wedding venue recently won two industry awards: the Couple’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire, and the Best of Weddings from The Knot.

Our location, ambiance, history, and accommodations all work together in building the best day for you, your friends, and your family. We can help take some of the weight off of your shoulders so as to keep you focused on your love! Here are 3 reasons why we are the best Adirondack wedding venue to choose.

  1.  The outside garden spaces of our Adirondack wedding venue are perfect in any season as they always provide a picturesque setting in nature. The wedding lawn and perennial garden include a babbling brook, and a pond. You could choose to say your I do’s on the bridge over the stream or at the wedding arch under the willow tree. We also offer tented wedding receptions for an all-day outside event.
  2. Our plentiful inside spaces offer a plethora of options whether you want a ceremony inside or rehearsal dinner and reception as well. The Breeze Dining Room is where light pours in from the wall of windows. Have a beautiful reception dinner here. Birch Bistro features wood tables with birch tree legs. Perfect for a small ceremony or cocktail hour. The Adirondack Dining Room is an intimate setting with gorgeous murals that adorn the walls. The main dining room is an elegant space with original architectural details from the 1800s. You have options when it comes to how and where you want to marry the love of your life.
  3. Whether you want to elope, have a small celebration in a private dining room, or a tented party for many guests, at Friends Lake Inn we offer wedding packages to choose from to help enhance your day even more. We are the best Adirondack wedding venue because we offer packages that range from an Intimate Elopement with an officiant, bridal bouquet, and 2-course dinner for two, to an All-Inclusive package that includes all 17 guest rooms as well as rehearsal dinner, outdoor tent, professional photographer, reception and much more. Let us help you make your day special and memorable!

Adirondack wedding venue

The Best Adirondacks Lodging

At our boutique hotel in the Adirondacks, we have your ultimate comfort in mind! Our romantic getaway is perfect if you are looking for a place to tie the knot or need a weekend getaway. There is easy access to nature here where you can explore,  unwind, and fully relax.

Our upscale rooms are each unique in decor and appointments which will make your stay even more memorable and special. Rooms reflect the beauty of the Adirondacks region with our cozy, comfortable, and elegant accommodations. With amenities like jacuzzi tubs, balconies, or fireplaces, choose the room that will best suit your needs for the ultimate vacation. If you want the best lodging in the Adirondacks, book your stay with us today!

Wedding Venues at Friends Lake Inn

Consistently Rated as the #1 Adirondack Wedding Venue

Friends Lake Inn is the ideal location for picturesque weddings in upstate New York in any season. 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, our facility and team will help you make your wedding dreams come true.   No other Adirondack wedding venue offers the romantic locations we have to offer.
Friends Lake has a variety of wedding ceremony locations to choose from such as our recently renovated parlor or under the Willow Tree in our garden. We also have great venues for you to choose from to host a cocktail hour, rehearsal dinner, reception, or any other event. Read more about some of our popular venues then schedule a site tour to see them in person.  Our Inn has over 17 rooms and a honeymoon cottage that sleeps up to four people to accommodate your wedding party. Take a tour of the most romantic Adirondack Wedding Venue.
Adirondack Wedding Venue at Friends Lake Inn

Our Gardens​

Our beautiful wedding lawn and perennial garden features a gentle waterfall, stream and brook-fed pond providing a stunning backdrop in all seasons. Whether you choose to utilize the wedding arch under the willow tree or you want to say “I do” on the bridge over the stream, this picturesque wedding location will have your guests in awe.  Whether you are looking for an elopement or a large ceremony, the Garden area also provides ample space for tented wedding receptions for parties of up to 100+ people. 

Breeze Dining Room

This sun filled room shines as a reception venue where you and your guests and see the sunset hues and have the starry night as a peaceful backdrop later in the evening. Imagine having your ceremony outdoors on our wedding lawn followed by a beautiful reception dinner in this room with up to 24 of your closest friends and family.

This private space features a wall of windows that allows the sun to shine in, sunset hues and a peaceful nighttime outlook. With a seasonal peeks of Friends Lake across the way, imagine having your ceremony outdoors or in the parlor and then a beautiful reception dinner in this room with up to 24 of your closest friends and family.

Birch Bistro

The Birch Bistro brings a bit of the Adirondacks inside and features custom wood tables birch tree legs, a cool blue ambiance with a wall of windows. A favorite place for the locals in the area this venue can even be partitioned to make it more intimate. The bistro makes a perfect cocktail hour venue or an incredible space for a small wedding. It also backs out to an outdoor patio with fireplace where brides have been known to have their first dance or to set up a smores dessert table. 

Adirondack Dining Room

This is a special venue at Friends Lake Inn that was reimagined and renovated in 2020. Sit in this intimate setting surrounded by two master works of art that will make you feel as if you are outdoors in a secret space only you and your guests know about. 

This room makes a great venue for private dinners, rehearsal dinners, and as backup venue for wedding ceremonies should the weather not cooperate. It never rains in this room so your pictures will turn out perfect.

Main Dining Room

This elegant setting has been the place where couples have chosen to celebrate their most important occasions. Rich with history, this venue features the original tin ceiling from the 1800’s, the original wood burning fireplace and burnished woodwork glowing with rustic charm. With enough room for up to 60 people, this is where weddings have taken place for generations and where couples come back every year for their anniversary dinners. This elegant dining room offers the perfect final touch to our Adirondack wedding venue

Destination Weddings

Have your dream wedding or elopement in the Adirondacks.  We offer outdoor and indoor settings from just a small group to all of your family & friends.