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Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary

Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
5 reviews
Up to 150 guests

About

Up to 150 guests

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 25 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

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?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Historic Building
Mansion

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
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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  • Nicole
    Nicole M. Married on 05/21/2021
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    Our DREAM venue

    After visiting countless venues in search of "the one" that would meet all of our preferences, we found Lacawac - a literal dream come true. We rented the entire property for two days of festivities, and couldn't be happier with the outcome. Not only are the views breathtaking, but the history of the grounds provided an unmatched "vibe" compared to other vendors that we had considered. Everything was up to our standards of excellence, and Craig, President of Lacawac, was an absolute pleasure to work with (including the accommodation of postponing our original wedding date due to COVID-19). We truly couldn't have had a more perfect wedding weekend, and Lacawac was the real MVP.

    If you're considering this venue for your wedding or event, DO NOT HESITATE TO BOOK IT!
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    Aidan Married on 09/06/2017
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    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!

Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Fox Hill Farm Fox Hill Farm Barn & Farm Weddings

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.

Michelle Lee Photography Michelle Lee Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Map

94 Sanctuary Road Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, 18436
5706899494
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Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary?

Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary for wedding events?

Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary offer?

Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary offer for wedding events?

Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary have available for wedding events?

Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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