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An Affair by the Lake

Vergennes, VT View map
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An unforgettable wedding weekend awaits you at Cottonwood on Lake Champlain, an exquisite, one-of-a-kind lakefront country estate. An Affair by the Lake offers you the rare opportunity to experience complete privacy for your special event through the exclusive use of our beautifully restored 3 bedroom Victorian home, spacious grounds for your tented reception, custom-built ceremony gazebo, and lakefront that offers spectacular lake and mountain views. On your wedding day, we will be devoted solely to your event! As your personal wedding planners, we will work closely with you and your other wedding professionals both before and during your event to make certain everything is exactly as you wish. We offer wedding weekend packages for up to 200. Visit our website www.anaffairbythelake.com or email us at lorraine@anaffairbythelake.com for more information and to start planning your memorable wedding weekend!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,550

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
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    Couldn鈥檛 ask for more!

    Lorraine Franklin runs an affair by the lake as if she is a wedding planner. She even makes a homemade brunch for us the morning of the wedding. If you have your wedding here you will not need to hire somebody to coordinate. From the beginning she was kind flexible and has an amazing attention to detail. The property is gorgeous you cannot find a better view of Lake Champlain! I could not be happier with where I chose to have my wedding
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    Carissa Married on 08/29/2015
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    An Affair by the Lake is like having a wedding coordinator and venue all in one. There is so much attention to detail and so much concern for what the couple wants to see on their day. I really felt like Lorraine personally cared about us and what our unique style is. I really didn't have to prompt them for reminders. Everything that could be thought of was presented to us in a timely manner and over the course of the year so as not to overwhelm us.

    The beautiful setting was transformed into something completely unique to us and shied away from the rustic look that we wanted to avoid. Lorraine helped us achieve our contemporary, simple elegance look that blended nicely into the Vermont backdrop but didn't follow the cookie cutter rustic wedding that is associated with Vermont (although she nails that look if desired).

    I loved being able to use the venue from Friday through Sunday. It allowed my wedding party to relax and enjoy getting ready the morning of the wedding having spent the night at the venue. It also allowed my groom and I an official night together and morning after since we are not taking our honeymoon right away. Lorraine brings special touches like breakfasts and snacks and surprises for the couple.
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    The owners and operators of Cottonwood Manor are very reliable and thorough from booking the venue until final cleanup and every moment in between! Lorraine and Cheri are wonderful at communicating, providing and coordinating local resources/ vendors, and troubleshooting every little detail that you didn't know you should think of. On top of a beautiful view of Lake Champlain, and a well-maintained lawn, the access and use if the beautiful Victorian house for the weekend is iideal, convenient, and cozy. We even needed the house for pictures, since it rained on our wedding day, and they're wonderful. If you're looking for a picturesque event with great coordinators and a beautiful place to stay, I wholeheartedly recommend An Affair By The Lake! You will have beautiful photos and nice memories for years to come!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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LoveBuzz Photo LoveBuzz Photo Wedding Photographers

I love this place! Lorraine and her team are truly great at what they do. You will feel special working with these wedding professionals at this magical venue!

Green Mountain Sound and Entertainment Green Mountain Sound and Entertainment Wedding DJs

An Affair By The Lake is a beautiful wedding venue on Lake Champlain. Lorraine is very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and made everything so smooth for us as another vendor on her property. We really enjoy working weddings at An Affair By The Lake and highly recommend Lorraine and her beautiful venue to anyone!

Jaclyn Watson Events Jaclyn Watson Events Wedding Planners

A romantic escape to the lakeside like no other. The owners are so wonderful to work with and really go out of their way to make your day amazing. Picture perfect waterfront tented venue! Jackie Watson

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8090 VT Rte. 17 W Vergennes, VT, 05491
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An Affair by the Lake frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at An Affair by the Lake?

An Affair by the Lake includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up

What are the most important characteristics of An Affair by the Lake in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by An Affair by the Lake for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at An Affair by the Lake for wedding events?

An Affair by the Lake offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does An Affair by the Lake offer?

An Affair by the Lake offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements

What services does An Affair by the Lake offer for wedding events?

An Affair by the Lake offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend An Affair by the Lake and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

An Affair by the Lake is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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