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, and styles of service to suit your personality and preferences. All set in a historic Adirondack Inn. This historic Inn has been having weddings for over a 100 years!

Services

From the 2 person elopement package, or an 85 person wedding, we are here to make your special day truly memerable. 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

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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11 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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  • Harper

    Harper · Getting married on 07/31/2021

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    Amazing microwedding!

    2020 was the most stressful year of wedding planning, but the second we changed our wedding to a micro wedding at Friends Lake Inn, the stress almost evaporated. They took care of everything. Brittany was amazing to work with and helped us plan every aspect. She was available to contact at any point in the day, and the open communication was huge for us!

    The property of Friends Lake Inn is beautiful. The bridge behind the ceremony site with the weeping willow tree is just beautiful. I cannot stress how beautiful it really is. Your photos will be AMAZING. And, they have access to Friends Lake, so after the wedding you can walk down there and grab some shots by the water!

    Dinner... Dinner had the best food I have ever had. Every guest loved their food. The presentation was spectacular and the taste was worth every penny. The food was above and beyond our expectations.

    I think what we loved most is how this Inn really felt like a home. Every person was so kind and friendly. The rooms are beautiful. Every guest enjoyed themselves in this wonderful atmosphere.

    If you are considering a wedding here, do it! I cannot say enough about this place. It will always hold a special place in my heart!

    Sent on 11/03/2020
  • Kelly

    Kelly B. · Getting married on 05/10/2021

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    Beautiful Fall Elopement

    Friends Lake did a fantastic job of putting together our elopement! We had to postpone our big wedding until next year because of Covid. My husband and I still wanted to get married on our original date--a tall order, given that we moved to New York state three months before our wedding. We knew no one here, and we knew nothing about the wedding industry here! I lucked out and found Friends Lake on Google, and they put together the most beautiful elopement for us. They handled everything for us (exactly what we needed to happen, after planning, then postponing, our other large wedding), and the entire weekend was beautiful. The staff was all lovely (our breakfast server, Mary, even served as our witness!), and Brittney did a fantastic job of coordinating our flowers, meal, photographer, cake, and the gifts that our family and friends sent us. The inn is beautiful, and we had a great time canoeing and walking on the private trails the morning of our wedding. I couldn't have asked for a better elopement!

    Sent on 11/02/2020

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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
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 800
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 50
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    85
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • 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
    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
    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
  • 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.

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    518-405-6994 (Phone number)
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