Say I Do: One of the Best Adirondack Wedding Venues

For those in the lucky position of planning their wedding, we fully understand how time-consuming and stressful it can be, and that’s where we come in. We offer one of the best Adirondack wedding venues at our luxury Upstate NY hotel. Not only is the setting absolutely naturally beautiful on its own, but we’ve hosted so many weddings and elopements over the years that we have it down to a science. And that doesn’t mean these events are basic or cookie-cutter; each couple has complete input to customize our packages to fit their vision for their special day.

Nestled amidst the forest and secluded woodlands of Chestertown, NY, as one of the best hotels in Upstate NY, we’re well known for our hospitality, upscale rooms, exquisite onsite dining, and easy access to beautiful Friends Lake. Even if you’re here to take one of the most significant steps in your life, you can relax in our peaceful country setting. The Adirondacks are known as a quiet retreat space where you can 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—not all Adirondack wedding venues can offer these all-inclusive packages

Rooms reflect the beauty of the Adirondacks region with our cozy, comfortable, and elegant guest rooms—all ideal for your first night together as a married couple or even for your honeymoon if you choose to stay with us longer. With amenities like jacuzzi tubs, balconies, or fireplaces, you’ll have your pick of romantic accommodations to start your life together. Start planning your big day at one of the best Adirondack wedding venues, and contact us today! 

Adirondack wedding venues, happy couple just married sharing a kiss

One of the Best Adirondack Wedding Venues

If you are beginning the search for one of the best Adirondack wedding venues, you have found it at Friends Lake Inn! There’s a reason why we have a 5-star score and glowing reviews on Wedding Wire. We know how special and important your wedding day is to you and your guests, and we know that every detail counts and our amazing planners will ensure your event is seamless and stress-free. 

Here are a few of the most important things to know about choosing one of the best Adirondack wedding venues for your special day: 

  1. Each season brings its own beauty, and the natural setting of this area sets a romantic tone. As one of the best Adirondack wedding venues, we have picturesque outside garden spaces for you.  The wedding lawn and perennial garden include a brook, a pond, and a charming 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 inside options are spacious and offer plenty of opportunities for an indoor ceremony, rehearsal dinner, and reception as well. You’ll find spaces with stunning walls of windows with tons of natural light. Birch Bistro is perfect for a small ceremony or cocktail hour. And the Main Dining Room is an intimate setting with gorgeous murals that adorn the walls, an elegant space with original architectural details from the 1800s—not all Adirondack wedding venues offer this many options! 
  3. Whether you want to elope, have a small celebration in a private dining room, or have a tented party for many guests, at our hotel in Upstate NY, we have an array of all-inclusive packages; these are fully customizable and range from an Intimate Elopement where we cover all the details to a deluxe package that includes the entire hotel as well as rehearsal dinner, outdoor tent, professional photographer, reception and much more.
  4. Our Intimate Elopement Package includes a romantic candlelight dinner for two, a boutique wedding cake, sparkling wine, as well as lodging in an Adirondack Room with a fireplace. It also includes a Justice of the Peace to facilitate your ceremony. There’s even breakfast in bed the next day, ensuring a beautiful and full day from beginning to end.
  5. While we know we’re one of the best Adirondack wedding venues, you don’t have to take it from us; there are so many happy brides and grooms that have gotten married here. In fact, our historic Inn has been hosting weddings for over 100 years! Read a review from one of our recent happy brides below:

“Our wedding at Friends Lake Inn was AMAZING. The entire day (and weekend) felt like a fairytale storybook wedding. We booked the entire property from Friday-Sunday with the wedding on a Saturday. The outdoor ceremony was beautiful followed by cocktail hour in the Bistro and reception in the main dining area. We utilized the outdoor space after the wedding for dancing and a fire. We loved the unique and intimate vibe, beautiful scenery, fabulous food, on-site accommodations, friendly staff, and the fact that it was a one-stop shop by just dealing with the wedding coordinator.”

Adirondack wedding venues, photo of a room at Friends Lake Inn with a balcony

One of the Best Hotels in Upstate NY for Romantic Getaways

Planning a wedding can be stressful and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. As one of the best Adirondack wedding venues in the area, you’ll be cared for from start to finish and get that fairytale wedding of your dreams. We can accommodate a variety of sizes of events, from the most intimate Adirondack elopement just for the happy couple to a grand affair with distant cousins and college pals. You’ll also love relaxing before and after your big day, exploring all the nature trails, outdoor activities, and nearby breweries, or spending time at the Inn. 

After your vows have been exchanged, you want to have privacy and spend time with your closest family and friends, and our luxury hotel in Upstate NY is perfect for that. You’ll have more time to spend one-on-one with each of your guests while having your luxurious accommodation to look forward to at the end of the night. Our rustic yet sumptuous guest rooms are beautifully appointed, and many include a jacuzzi, balcony, fireplace, and stunning views.

For those who choose to stay on longer for their honeymoon, you’ll love making memories in the Adirondacks together. All of our wedding packages include a minimum of one-night lodging in one of our Lake Rooms (Sunday-Thursday) for the wedding couple, but we can easily reserve a more extended stay. You’ll enjoy leisurely mornings, adventures during the day, and romantic evening meals at our restaurant on-site. You won’t find all of these fantastic options at just any of the Adirondack wedding venues—we thought of everything! Contact us today and start planning.