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At Friends Lake Inn, we specialize in offering elegance, style, and personal service not readily found in today’s world. Our Adirondack wedding venue offers a variety of menus, themes, and styles of service to suit your personality and preferences. All set in a historic Adirondack Inn that has been having weddings for over 100 years!
From the 2 person elopement to the 100 person wedding, we are here to make your special day truly special. Let us do all the planning so you can relax and enjoy this special time. Or, if you prefer, we’ll be happy to provide the space and dining package, and you can tailor the rest of your wedding to your needs. Regardless of which you choose, your wedding at Friends Lake will be a beautiful event to be remembered for a lifetime!
Our Wedding Coordinator and staff attend to every detail so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day with family and friends!
We are only 4 hours from New York City, and 90 minutes from Albany International Airport.
Sure please everyone on your guest list! Friends Lake Inn is the recipient of the 2016 Trip Advisor Excellence Awards, the Wine Spectator Best of Award and is a Distinguished Restaurant of North America (DiNoRA).
4 Reviews for Friends Lake Inn
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Paige · Married on 10/05/2019
They went above and beyond to make my dream wedding a reality!
My wife and I booked a wedding package at Friends Lake Inn after visiting the inn and falling in love with it! I honestly cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Friends Lake Inn! The owners, and entire staff were amazing! They stayed in constant communication with me throughout the planning process to make sure that they understood my vision for the big day. My wife and I live in Florida so communication was huge! They really went above and beyond to make sure our wedding ran smoothly, and was all that we dreamed of!
The inn itself is beautiful! Every room is slightly different, so it was fun to see all of our guest’s rooms. We stayed in the Field Stone and it was beyond gorgeous! There was a king bed, a fireplace, a jacuzzi tub and a porch that overlooked where we got married. It had everything you needed for a relaxing or romantic retreat! We brought welcome letters/wedding timelines and cookies for all of our guests and the staff placed them in each room for us prior to everyone checking in.
The ceremony took place in the back garden area under the willow tree which was so beautiful! The staff at the inn set up the ceremony space just as I envisioned it. From the basket for our blankets, the chairs on either side of the arbor to create an aisle, to the champagne table (where they stayed and poured champagne for the guests!), they made sure every detail was perfect. The officiant provided as part of our wedding package did a beautiful job with our ceremony.
The food at the inn was phenomenal! We ate in the main dining room one evening before our guests arrived and it was delicious. We planned a dinner for all 18 of our guests the night before the wedding from the bistro. The staff at the inn set a table for us in a private dining area and took great care of us. Our wedding dinner was in the lakeview room which was so pretty with views of the lake! The food was again delicious and everyone loved the menu. The food from the bistro bar, main dining room and breakfast were out of this world! My guests are still talking about how good the food was.
We finished the wedding night with s'mores outside at the outdoor fireplace and silent disco dancing on the patio! The s'mores package that we purchased through the inn really exceeded my expectations. The spread was a sight to see! Not only did it look amazing but there was plenty for everyone to enjoy!
If you are looking for a place that is more than just a venue, look no further! At Friends Lake Inn the location is beautiful, the inn is charming, you are treated like family by the entire staff, and the food is so good you’ll wish the chef was actually family. Friends Lake Inn made my dream wedding a reality and they will do the same for you!
Sent on 10/11/2019
Maria · Married on 08/18/2018
There are not enough words to express our gratitude to everyone at Friend's Lake, in particular, to the innkeeper, Donna.Sent on 03/10/2017
From the second we checked in until the moment we said our goodbyes, we felt more like we were visiting old friends or family rather than to an inn.We could not have chosen a more perfect place to get married.
The room, the staff, the FOOD, everything was incredible!
Saturday, our big day, could not have been more perfect even if I had planned every single detail. My bouquet was very pretty, the cake was yummy, the location was absolutely dreamy. We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day even though the weather had said rain, sleet and snow, and held our ceremony outside in front of their waterfall. Our pictures came out stunningly beautiful between the scenery of the grounds in combination with the snow. We will forever be extremely grateful and never forget Donna, not only is she the innkeeper, she made all our reservations, helped us checking in and getting settled in our room but she was also our ceremony officiant. We were in awe at how personal and on point her ceremony speech was, as if she had known us our whole lives! We can not wait to celebrate our anniversary here year after year, hopefully for many, many years to come!
Marla Irwin · Married on 07/07/2017
Exceptional Wedding Day 7/7/2017
We had a perfect wedding day, I have to tell you it was pouring rain as our wedding was about to start! The wedding went ahead and plan B went into action without a word being said by the amazing staff.
My dream garden wedding was not going to happen so the they put together an Indoor chapel area for us! We were not disappointed. We were told "Rain is good luck on your wedding day"
Our wedding photographer was a lady that The Inn set up for us, she too was above what I expected! She took picture inside our room and the Inn , as she was leaving it suddenly stopped raining so I asked if we could get a few pictures in the garden and without hesitation she said absolutely and out we went for a short photo shoot. Ten minutes later it started to rain again but not before we captured a few spectacular photos.
The inn provided the wedding cake, food and flowers along with staying in a room with a garden view!!
If you are looking to elope or have a few friends and family or a lot of people at your wedding they will take care of ALL the details, you wont be disappointed!
We spent the next day lounging poolside and canoeing on the lake, what a beautiful Inn and grounds!
We will returnSent on 08/12/2020
Friends Lake Inn is a stunning venue for any wedding. It's fine dining menu, beauty and incredibly friendly & helpful staff set the tone for a perfect day. I have had the pleasure of making several cakes and desserts for couples at the Inn and look forward to each return visit.
Absolutely gorgeous inn at the Adirondacks. What a lovely setting to be married, stay and photograph a wedding.