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Forest Lake Camp

Chestertown, NY View map Visit website

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Forest Lake Camp is a wedding venue located in Chestertown, New York. This stunning, natural setting is ideal for couples that adore the great outdoors. Here, you and your guests can enjoy a wonderfully scenic celebration complete with all modern amenities.

Facilities and Capacity

Forest Lake Camp allows you to create a one-stop shop for your entire wedding celebration. This immersive atmosphere guarantees a serene and picturesque setting for your ceremony and reception. Begin your day by preparing one of the well-appointed get-ready rooms, spacious enough to host you and your chosen wedding entourage. You have a number of ceremony sites to choose from, depending on your taste. You can exchange your vows by the lakefront, against a backdrop of glimmering water, or around the campfire for extra sparkle. Following your vow exchange, you can explore the grounds with your photographer, finding plenty of photo-ready backgrounds at your disposal. Your reception can take place in the camp's Mess Hall, an authentic rustic structure that will bring joyful memories of summer camp flooding back. This dining space can be reworked with a glamorous twist, owing to its elegant overhead chandeliers and rich wooden interior which is totally versatile for decorating. Space can be cleared in the hall to accommodate your dance floor and after-dinner entertainment. When the festivities are finished, you and your guests can retire to the on-site accommodations in the cabins. These facilities have been updated to ensure that you and your guests have a comfortable overnight stay, marking a peaceful end to your perfect day.

Services Offered

Forest Lake Camp offers a number of wonderful services as part of their wedding packages. These include on-site catering from the talented culinary team that works out of the Mess Hall. They can help you to design a custom menu to suit your event. The events staff can also recommend other outside vendors, such as DJS or other entertainment, and add activities like archery, skeet-shooting, and more to your wedding experience package. Event rentals like tables, chairs, flatware, glassware, lighting, and more are readily available for use. This location offers ample parking for the convenience of you and your guests.

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

June
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
October
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    Sarah B. Married on 06/04/2022
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    Simply Magical!

    Leaving a review as wedding planner and guest for my cousin’s wedding here June 2022.

    Forest Lake Camp was a top notch camping wedding experience! The grounds are lush and beautiful, the cabins were Scandinavian clean and bright, the activities (rock climbing, archery, lake activities etc) fun, the staff friendly and helpful, and the on-site catering was delicious! They run an efficient ship here considering the wedding had ~200 guests with over 100 staying on site in cabins. They were incredible collaborators with me and the vendors (bartending, photography, band, and cake/ice/alcohol deliveries), making for a beautiful and memorable wedding weekend. If subsidizing the lodging, meals, and or reception, they work with you to check guests in and collect payment which is a huge help.

    Carlos Perez, the manager on site, was professional and personable. He was responsive and quick with our million questions and favors. I seriously can not compliment him enough. He is a class act! He and staff also had lovely touches as bringing up hors d'oeuvres and champagne to the bride and groom post ceremony at the STUNNING ceremony site (overlooks the valley and lake), driving the photographer around the camp to show the best photo spots, coffee bar for the DIY family setting up the reception, and a commemorative wedding plaque that goes up in their Mess hall and one to go home with the bride and groom.

    The Mess Hall and patio where the meals and reception were held is absolutely gorgeous. Huge wheel candle lightbulb chandeliers, fireplaces, lots of natural light, warm wood paneling, farm tables created a beautiful foundation for creating a gorgeous reception! We ate all meals here, all catered onsite and delicious and flipped the space into a lovely reception with eucalyptus runners and glass candlelit tables.

    As a planner, it was incredibly easy to pull off a wedding here with perfect collaboration and support from Carlos and team. As a guest, it was a delight exploring the camp, taking in the sights, and eating the delicious food!

    Thank you Carlos and staff for a memorable weekend! Bride and Groom loved every moment of it and have been loving hearing their guests say the same!

    (Personal pics as we’re waiting on photographer photos)
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    Carolyn Married on 10/02/2021
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    Incredible Wedding Experience

    If you’re on the fence about whether to hold your wedding here, I can say with confidence: do it. Carlos and the entire camp staff that worked our wedding were fantastic. They thought of everything and were responsive, thoughtful, and professional. The grounds are so beautiful, with something for every guest to enjoy. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect weekend, thank you!
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    Heather W. Married on 08/21/2021
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    Stunning Summer Camp Wedding

    Our wedding weekend at FLC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZQxgrn833c | Getting married at Forest Lake Camp was the best decision we've ever made! We wanted to get married in the mountains, but still have a full wedding reception with our friends and family and a rocking band (The New York Players). FLC gave us the ability to have it all -- and over an entire weekend! We kicked off our wedding weekend with a relay race down at the lake (highly recommend this as an ice breaker! Our guests were all friendly by the time we made it to the Friday BBQ.) Chapel View was absolutely stunning for our ceremony site and the dining hall looked beautiful for dinner. We rented a tent for the band and dance floor on the patio and had the time of our lives dancing and celebrating all night. The afterparty location at the dance pavilion was perfect as well. We brought in a wood fired pizza truck (Orapello's) that kept everyone fed and happy until the late, late hours of the night. It's the absolute perfect spot for an outdoorsy couple with friends and family that are ready to embrace the adventure of a rustic setting and nontraditional venue. We loved it all. Also, Carlos is a superhero -- I don't think that man slept a wink our entire weekend. We are so grateful for the whole staff & can't wait to return for years to come! (Photos by Mountainaire Gatherings)
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261 Forest Lake Rd Chestertown, NY, 12817
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Forest Lake Camp frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Forest Lake Camp?

Forest Lake Camp includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Forest Lake Camp, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Forest Lake Camp includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting

What are the most important characteristics of Forest Lake Camp in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Forest Lake Camp for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Forest Lake Camp for wedding events?

Forest Lake Camp offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Forest Lake Camp offer?

Forest Lake Camp offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Forest Lake Camp offer for wedding events?

Forest Lake Camp offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Forest Lake Camp have available for wedding events?

Forest Lake Camp offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Forest Lake Camp and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Forest Lake Camp 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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