4 Romantic Ideas for Your New York Elopement

Eloping is an incredibly romantic way to get married, which is one of the reasons this centuries-old custom is on the rise. Running away together—even if only for a weekend—makes your vow of commitment exclusively about your romance. Not to mention, you’ll avoid the cost of a wedding (on average, about $20,000), and the stress of event-planning.


elope to nyFriends Lake Inn, a boutique Adirondack hotel, offers three romantic New York elopement packages for couples looking for an intimate event.

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However, if you’re skipping the ceremony and heading straight to the honeymoon, or even planning your second honeymoon, we are also the perfect location for a romantic getaway in upstate New York. We’ve hand-picked some of our most romantic packages for you to choose from, for enhancing your elopement or just making a spontaneous getaway.


  1. Adirondacks Romance Package


romance--specialExperience fine dining and a charming, romantic atmosphere with our Adirondacks Romance Package. For two nights, stay in a rustic room in our boutique hotel, complete with a Jacuzzi. To add to the romantic ambience, rose petals will be strewn on the bed upon your arrival. Our award-winning gourmet kitchen will provide you will some of the most sumptuous dining in the Adirondacks: a 3-course candlelit dinner each night in our dining room, a full country breakfast each morning, chocolate-covered strawberries with a bottle of sparkling wine at turndown on the first night, and a romantic picnic lunch on the second day. Let your stay be all about spending time together and sharing something special—we’ll take care of the rest.


  1. Special Occasion Package


happy-birthday-package-1Our special occasion package is perfect for your elopement, as well. Upon arrival at our charming boutique inn, you’ll be greeted by a dozen long-stem roses with a personalized card. Enjoy a romantic three-course candlelit dinner in our dining room, followed by Friends Lake Inn’s signature turndown service with sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries. In the morning, enjoy a full country breakfast for two, and savor the end of your stay with a romantic picnic lunch, complete with your choice of house red or house white wine.


  1. Ultimate Massage


ultimate-massage-packageOne of the greatest pleasures of elopement is how stress-free is lets you be as a couple. In the name of not stressing, indulge in our Ultimate Massage package, and treat yourselves to luxurious pampering and relaxation. This package includes a two-night stay in a room with a Jacuzzi enhanced by complimentary His and Hers bathrobes, a lush bath baskets, rose petals strewn in the bath, and our decadent chocolate-covered strawberries. You’ll also be treated to two one-hour hot stone massages at the hands of our expert masseuses. Finally, as always, Friends Lake Inn offers a fine dining experience: a romantic candlelit dinner each night, breakfast in the bed on the first morning, and a split of Champagne at turndown on the second night for you to toast each other with—speeches optional.


  1. Horseback Riding Package


horseback-riding-packageRiding off into the sunset together is a classic image of elopement. If you want a package that will symbolize your getaway, our romantic Horseback Riding Package might be for you. You might not necessarily be riding into the sunset, but you will enjoy a one-hour private trail ride amidst beautiful Adirondack scenery on horses hand-picked for you and your sweetheart. This one-night stay package includes a three-course romantic candlelit dinner in our award-winning gourmet dining room, a full country breakfast in the morning, and our signature Adirondack inn turndown service.



At Friends Lake Inn, we want your romantic getaway to be perfect. If you haven’t seen the ideal package yet, call our reservation specialist 518-494-4751, who will be happy to create one for you, or email friends@friendslake.com for more information.


Are you planning a Friends Lake Inn getaway soon? What do you love most about romance in the Adirondacks? Tell us in the comments below, and make sure to leave us a message on our Facebook page.