Garnet Hill Lodge, a resort in the Adirondacks of NY (north of Albany, NY) gives couples’ weddings a rustic and natural feel. The wide open spaces and beautiful lake view amount to the Adirondack wedding many couples dream of having. Located within the mountains overlooking Thirteenth Lake, this venue sits just under an hour’s drive from Lake George.
Facilities and Capacity
The venue can accommodate up to 140 guests for a couple’s wedding. The ceremony on the outdoor lawn offers guests a peek at the beautiful scenery. Inside, the couple and guests dine in the Garnet Hill Lodge’s Loghouse restaurant. This buliding’s rustic decor gives the venue an idyllic atmosphere with a natural stone fireplace and wood-panelled walls.
Couples choosing Garnet Hill Lodge as their venue will love the privacy of this mountain getaway. The lodge offers the following services:
With full in-house bar service, guests will be well taken care of throughout the night. Catering options for the celebration include:
Couples and their guests are invited to stay the length of the weekend when hosting a wedding at Garnet Hill Lodge. With outdoor activities and a welcome dinner on Friday, followed by wedding festivities on Saturday and a farewell brunch on Sunday. Guest rooms in The Loghouse provide cozy accommodations, while the two cottages--Tea House and The Birches--offer guests more space and privacy during their stay.
Garnet Hill Lodge was named for a nearby garnet mine, which opened in 1893. By 1928, however, the mine’s riches were in decline and it soon ceased operation. The Loghouse was built in 1937 as a guest house and restaurant. It became the Adirondack Inn in 1970 and eventually evolved into a resort community. It underwent renovation in the 1980s; however, many original features still remain, such as the impressive stone fireplace.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Mary Crompton · Married on 09/22/2018
Amazing Venue and Incredible Staff!
My husband and I got married in late September at Garnet Hill and could not have dreamed up a better wedding venue. My parents live nearby so we were fortunate enough to already know about this Adirondack hidden gem and how perfect it was for us. The venue has so many gorgeous spots for photos and the view from the front lawn is unbeatable with the lake and mountains in the background. My husband and I were able to do our first look on the dock that extends out onto the lake. It made for some pretty amazing photos! My bridesmaids and I stayed at The Birches (one of the houses on the property) which has a common room that was the perfect private spot for all of us to get ready. Between the lodge itself and all the nearby houses for rent, many of our family and friends were able to stay right on the property for the full weekend. There was plenty of things for our guests to do, including hiking and canoeing on the Garnet Hill property and exploring the nearby town of North Creek. One of the staff members even led some of our family members on a hike the day after the wedding.Sent on 08/29/2019
Not only was the venue beautiful, but the staff were incredibly helpful throughout the entire process and the wedding day itself. Nicole was amazing and worked with us throughout all of the planning to make sure we were happy with every little detail. Everything was thought of and taken care of ahead of time, so once the wedding weekend came we were fully able to relax and enjoy our time. The food was so delicious and the kitchen staff catered to some of our guest's dietary restrictions. They even set aside appetizers for us since we were taking pictures during the cocktail hour. The bar staff was also excellent and provided us with some local beer we specifically requested. From the groundskeeper to the waiters and waitresses, the whole staff did everything they could on the weekend of the wedding to make sure everyone had a great time. Even our guests commented on how great the staff were!
If you're looking for the perfect Adirondack getaway, Garnet Hill is for you! My husband and I HIGHLY recommend it and cannot wait to come back!
Garnet Hill Lodge's reply:Thank you Mary & Jeff for the wonderful review. We are happy to hear how satisfied you are your guests were. We hope your first year of marriage was as wonderful as the two of you! Come back and see us again soon! Anniversary perhaps! Best, Nicole
F. S. · Married on 08/03/2019
All we could have asked for and more
We knew this was the place we wanted to get married as soon as we drove up.Sent on 08/19/2019
Nicole and all the staff were amazingly helpful and accommodating with all our ideas and requests. We wanted a low-key affair that was also nice and enjoyable and Garnet Hill delivered on all counts. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the celebration and the venue. It was especially important to us to extend our party over the whole weekend, and being able to have a private celebration at GHL was exactly what we wanted. Our wedding weekend was everything we could have asked for and more. The staff are very professional and took care of all our needs on the wedding day, and we did not have to worry about anything and were able to relax and enjoy our celebration.
The food throughout was absolutely amazing! From breakfast to BBQ to the food for the reception, we did not have a bad meal the entire time. The kitchen accommodated all the food allergy concerns, and the Polenta the chef recommended for our reception was exceptionally good. The maître d', Lucy, made sure we were well taken care of throughout.
We really can't say enough good things about Garnet Hill. We were also able to stay within our budget, and the prices were entirely reasonable, unlike at so many other places that we looked at. Nicole and staff answered all our questions and put us at ease in planning our event. We always felt taken care of and respected. Garnet Hill was the perfect place to have our queer wedding in the Adirondacks.
Garnet Hill Lodge's reply:Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad the weekend was exactly what you were looking for and we were so pleased to provide the backdrop and service you desired. We'll be looking for you next year on your honey moon! :) Best of Luck to you both!!
Katie · Married on 09/29/2018
Our wedding at Garnet Hill was perfect. We wanted a private venue, a place that allowed our guests to experience the beauty of the Adirondacks, and that's exactly what we got. It's a stunning place to stay, to dine, and to unplug.Sent on 10/01/2018
We found Garnet Hill 14 months before our wedding, and communication was everything I needed and more over that time. Nicole put my mind at ease by answering all of my questions thoroughly, including some I know I asked more than once, and was there to make sure the entire weekend went exactly the way we wanted. Lucy and the banquet, maintenance, and bar staff helped ensure my vision was executed, and I felt so comfortable after so many months of planning that everything was in good hands!
The staff helped execute a perfect Friday night welcome BBQ (the food was absolutely delicious, the kitchen staff did an amazing job, as did the bar staff) and ensured our guests got just the right introduction to the Central Adirondacks by recommending activities for during the day Saturday before the reception. The owner even led a guided hike Saturday morning!
After breakfast, the staff had to transform the Lodge and grounds on ceremony day and set up the ton of boxes of decorations we brought. It was more perfect than I imagined it could be, including all the little details I envisioned for the reception. So many staff members played a part in it, and for that, I'm so truly grateful! The food was excellent - a feat hard to manage for nearly 100 guests - and the pies were the perfect dessert. They served the bride and groom early, which I very much appreciated :) And breakfast Sunday was amazing - great food, great service, and a perfect way to end the celebration.
Great views and scenery are abundant in the Adirondacks, and Garnet Hill Lodge has those, but it's such a incredibly special place, and the people running it make it that way. It was our perfect wedding spot, and I can't wait to keep going back for getaways and anniversaries!
Garnet Hill Lodge's reply:Thank you Katie for the wonderful review! You and Daniel are an amazing couple and we are so thankful you chose Garnet Hill Lodge to host your special wedding weekend. We wish you both all the best and look forward to seeing you again soon. Nicole and Staff.
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