Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary is a wedding venue located in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. Charming and historic, this incredible rustic venue is the ideal setting for your perfect country wedding. From thick wooden beams to original hardwood, the Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary provides a vintage aesthetic complimented by the simplicity of natural beauty. Plan a unique wedding inspired by nature at the Sanctuary, tucked away amidst 500 forested acres. Stunning views will set the backdrop for the rustic wedding of your dreams at this historic nature preserve!
Facilities and Capacity
The Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary is proud to offer a one-of-a-kind wedding venue for your special day. Choose the ceremony location that best suits your needs, whether you are hosting a small gathering or a vibrant party.
The Watres Lodge is perfect for an intimate sit down dinner of up to 40 people. Or, utilize the space for a lively cocktail party or reception for up to 150 standing guests, with a candlelit ambiance and access to both the living and dining room. Enjoy stunning, scenic views from the dining room of the Sanctuary’s natural landscape while you enjoy the most special day of your life.
The Carriage House and Barn instantly transports you back in time with a rustic downstairs event space with capacity for up to 65 wedding guests.
The Lawn offers an outdoor option with large open space. With a capacity for up to 150 people, this venue option is perfect for showcasing the natural beauty of Pennsylvania.
Lodging is available on-site for friends, family members, and wedding parties to relax in before or after the celebration.
Lacawac Sanctuary is a nature center, environmental education facility, ecological research station and historic venue located in the heart of the Northern Poconos on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack. The rental of Lacawac Sanctuary's Historic Lodge for your special day benefits Lacawac’s mission to preserve and protect our natural and historic heritage, which protects open spaces, educates the public on our natural resources, and historic places like the Watres Lodge.
3 Reviews for Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary
Recommended by 100% of couples
Aidan · Married on 09/06/2017
Not only was Craig extremely professional and accommodating, the grounds were even more amazing than we could have imagined. We rented the lodge for the entire weekend (Wednesday through Sunday) and it was everything that we wanted and more. The staff was fantastic, the grounds were beautiful, and we are already booking our next trip back with friends because it has now become one of our favorite places to go. If you decide to come here for any type of event, you will not regret it. 10/10!Sent on 03/29/2018
Mark · Married on 08/19/2017
What an amazing venue! It was beautiful, clean, well cared for, and the staff was exceptional throughout the process. We had a truly incredible experience hosting our wedding at Lacawac, and cannot say enough good things about it.Sent on 03/20/2018
Craig · Married on 05/13/2017
A beautiful property, historic and rustic.Sent on 04/11/2017
Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary Price Rates
As a wedding floral designer, I've had the pleasure and honor to work at the Lacawac Sanctuary's Historic Waters Lodge. It is a beautiful combination of history, simple elegance, and the outdoors. I would recommend it to any couple looking for a unique venue in northeast PA.
I have shot a couple of weddings at Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary, each one more stunning and unique than the other! It is an amazing place and the woods, the ferns, THAT LAKE!! Spectacular and so affordable and accommodating for couples! Definitely check this venue out if you are looking for fabulous photo ops!