Friends Lake Inn

963 Friends Lake Road, Chestertown, NY 12817 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Friends Lake Inn

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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!

Services

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!

Location

We are only 4 hours from New York City, and 90 minutes from Albany International Airport.

Awards

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).

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Family portrait - Fall ceremony at FLI
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Reception table setting - indoor
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Garden Ceremony and pictures
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Exterior - Grounds
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Real wedding couple at Friends Lake Inn
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Exterior - Grounds
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Food at Friends Lake Inn
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Outdoor ceremony - Fall at FLI
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Guest Rooms at Friends Lake Inn
Guest Rooms at Friends Lake Inn
Guest Rooms at Friends Lake Inn
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Porches at Friends Lake Inn
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Wedding couple -Summer Garden Ceremony
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Guest Rooms at Friends Lake Inn
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Wedding couple and bouquet
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Porches at Friends Lake Inn
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Guest Rooms at Friends Lake Inn
Guest Rooms at Friends Lake Inn
Guest Rooms at Friends Lake Inn
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Custom wedding cake
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Exterior - Dock and Lake
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Real Groom - Fall ceremony in the Parlor
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Bride and Groom - Spring outdoor ceremony
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Custom wedding cake
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Guest Rooms at Friends Lake Inn
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Custom fall centerpiece
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Real photography from wedding at Friends Lake Inn
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Indoor reception at Friends Lake Inn
Indoor reception at Friends Lake Inn
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Garden at Friends Lake Inn - Outdoor ceremony
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Custom Bridal Bouquet
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4 Reviews for Friends Lake Inn

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Maria · Married on 08/18/2018

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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    There are not enough words to express our gratitude to everyone at Friend's Lake, in particular, to the innkeeper, Donna.
    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!
    THANK YOU!

    Sent on 03/10/2017
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    Marla Irwin · Married on 07/07/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    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 return

    Sent on 08/12/2020

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Friends Lake Inn FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 899
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 899
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Campsite/Cabin
    Farm/Ranch
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Hotel
    Inn/B&B
    Mansion
    Resort
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    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?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    November

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Belle Dolci Wedding Cakes

    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.

  • Matt McClosky Photography Wedding Photographers

    Absolutely gorgeous inn at the Adirondacks. What a lovely setting to be married, stay and photograph a wedding.

Map

  • 963 Friends Lake Road Chestertown, NY, 12817 See on map
    518-405-6994 (Phone number)
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