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Garnet Hill Lodge

North River, NY View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
23 reviews
$21k - $27k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$21k - $27k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

Garnet Hill Lodge, located in North River, New York, is the Adirondack wedding venue you've been searching for. Between our four-season resort, wide-open spaces and beautiful lake views of the Adirondack Mountains, our Lodge offers couples a dream setting for the special day. Located in the Adirondack mountains, overlooking Thirteenth Lake, this venue sits just under an hour’s drive from Lake George and is accessible from Albany.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue can accommodate up to 130 guests for a wedding amongst everything Mother-Nature can offer. An intimate and romantic lodge with spectacular views, spacious lawn, and our cozy yet elegant Log House dining room - all combine for an unforgettable wedding weekend. The outdoor lawn welcomes ceremonies surrounded by beautiful scenery before returning indoors for a reception in Garnet Hill Lodge’s Loghouse restaurant or remanining outside under our new covered pavillion.

Inside, our Log House dining room offers a cozy setting, incredible views, and a rustic yet elegant backdrop. The stone hearth of the dining room creates an intimate atmosphere that invites guests to relax. Furniture rental, including tables, is included with the venue. There is ample parking available on-site.

If you are searching for a more intimate, smaller wedding our private ceremony, we have just what you're looking for. Our Lodge now offers special packages for "micro weddings" (no more than 40 guests) and elopements (10 guests or less) during non-peak season! Between discounted room rates, reduced facility fees, access to our full-service wedding coordinator, and our stunning backdrop, our Lodge offers a grace landscape and the perfect place to say, "I do" no matter the size of your party.

Booking a micro wedding or elopement means you and your guests have access to our beautiful and charming inn, while also receiving the following benefits:

A discounted rate of 20% off per person pricing for either buffet or plated dinners
Discounted room rates
Reduced facility fee of $2,500 (a $1,000 savings)
Prosecco toast complimentary for all guests
Number of rooms required reduced from 25 rooms to 16 rooms
2-night booking requirement

*These packages are available November, first two weeks of December, and all March, April & May.

Services Offered

Our on-site event coordinator and team at Garnet Hill Lodge are proud to welcome couples to the privacy of this mountain getaway. They can assist those celebrating throughout all stages of the wedding experience from rehearsal to reception. This includes providing a range of services such as setup and cleanup of the venue, and on-going event planning. The surrounding area has so much to see and do. The management is happy to provide information about its hiking trails, wild swimming spots, and more. They can even organize fun trips, such as white water rafting, for all the party to enjoy.

The team specializes in destination weddings, and the staff is dedicated to providing a truly memorable experience from start to finish.

Cuisine

With the Log House’s culinary team at their service, guests will be well taken care of throughout the night and weekend. They serve up plated, sit-down dinners, delicious food stations, or thoughtful buffets. The in-house bar team ensures that guests have a great night and a cold drink with which to toast to love.

Accommodations

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 breakfast on Sunday. Guest rooms in The Loghouse provide cozy accommodations, while the two cottages offer guests more space and privacy during their stay.

History

Garnet Hill is one of a few classic Adirondack-style lodges that remain today. The original structure dates back to 1936, and over the years the Lodge has served as a special place for couples and families to gather, reconnect, and enjoy all the Adirondack region has to offer. Located on a gentle hill overlooking a beautiful pristine lake, with miles of private trails and surrounded by forever wild protected state land, the lodge is the focal point of a special place that offers guests and visitors options for activity as well as rest and relaxation.

Over the years, Garnet Hill has become nationally known for the excellence of its cross country skiing, both trails and programs. It is widely acknowledged to be one of the very best Nordic ski centers in the country. Winter opens up 50 km of beautifully groomed cross-country ski trails, countless miles of backcountry and snowshoe trails and it’s only 15 minutes to downhill skiing at Gore Mountain.

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?

$800

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?

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Hotel
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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Shuttle

What months are included in your peak season?

July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

June
November
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23 Reviews

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    Nichola T. Married on 05/12/2022
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    Perfect Wedding Weekend Upstate

    My husband and I eloped in May and decided to do a wedding weekend celebration with family and friends at Garnet Hill Lodge in June. The grounds are just beautiful and all the rooms were recently updated so they were very lodge-chic for our guests. We were looking for a venue where we could have most of the guests stay on the grounds, we didn't have to use any shuttle bus and enjoyed a fun-filled weekend Friday to Sunday, with the place completely ours. We did a BBQ Friday night which was so delicious, did a sit down dinner Saturday night and used the new outdoor pavilion for dancing. Our guests enjoyed the grounds for lawn games and the lake during the day. We had big bonfires both nights. I am very into home decorating and Garnet was accommodating, letting me bring a ton of decor in to make the lodge feel a little more stylish. They also agreed to hang a ton of hanging lights which made for perfect ambience. Dwayne, the Manager, was amazing - he ensured renovations were done in time and even brought in our favorite donuts, Duck Donuts, from Albany! It was truly a magical weekend, it went so smoothly and we have such a wonderful time! PS - we lucked out and had no issues with black flies! so that was something we realized we didn't have to worry about like we had thought. Would highly recommend if you want an outdoors weekend with a beautiful view, good food, and a location where you can reserve the entire place/grounds for just you and your guests!

    Garnet Hill Lodge's reply:

    Thank you for such a kind and thoughtful review! It was lovely to have your celebration at Garnet Hill and we hope to see you back soon!

    Best,
    The team of GHL
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    Jennifer E. Married on 10/30/2021
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    Gorgeous venue, delicious food, beyond accommodating and friendly staff!!!

    My husband and I got married at garnet hill in September. We had a wedding “weekend” with our guests staying at the lodge Friday through Saturday. We got very lucky and had gorgeous weather both days. There was a bonfire each night and smores which was a huge crowd pleaser. All the food throughout the entire weekend, included the reception was amazing! We went with buffet style and the choices and variety were all delicious. The staff went above and beyond, not just during the event but leading up to it. The event coordinator, Jessica, was so patient and helpful with the many emails and phone calls back and forth. She thought of things that hadn’t even crossed my mind but we’re such thoughtful touches! We couldn’t be happier with our wedding at Garnet hill. Our friends and family can’t stop talking about the wonderful time they had!!

    Garnet Hill Lodge's reply:

    Thank you for such a kind review! We loved having you and your family here for your wedding day and we also cannot stop talking about how nice and friendly everyone was. We hope to see you again!

    All the best,
    Jessica & GHL Staff
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    Katie R. Married on 10/02/2021
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    Can’t recommend Garnet Hill enough!!!

    I cannot express how wonderful it was to work with Garnet Hill and it’s staff!
    My husband and I were married on 10/2/21 at the Lodge. We started our planning and booked the venue Jan of 2020 and throughout the entire process they were nothing but accommodating.
    Jessica took everything we had dreamed and made it come true. Erin, Lucy and Patrick are a true asset to the Lodge. You can tell they have been working together for a while by the smoothness in which everything comes together.
    We have gotten so many compliments from guests on how GREAT the food was and how much fun they had. It will not be like any other wedding you or yours guests have attended. We ended up staying from Thursday to Sunday and the whole staff made us feel so welcome and we cannot wait to come back and visit everyone.
    You will not be disappointed!

    Garnet Hill Lodge's reply:

    Thank you for the beautiful review! We loved having your family at Garnet Hill Lodge and we can't wait to see you again. Best wishes to the both of you!

    Best,
    Jessica & GHL Staff
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P.O. Box 250, 39 Garnet Hill Road North River, NY, 12856
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