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.
4 Reviews for Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary
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Jenny F. · Married on 08/29/2020
Nature Lovers Dream Venue
The moment we entered the gate and saw the wooded forest and historic buildings, we knew we found our wedding venue. Lacawac Sanctuary was the first and only venue we visited. We fell in love instantly. Lacawac has so much to offer and allows you to be creative with design, set up, and flow. From the restored barn, to the private lake, to the historic lodge and beautiful grounds (that allow for a large tent). As an event planner, I was in my element, finding inspiration everywhere. I enjoyed having the ability to select all of the vendors that would bring my vision to life.
Craig was great to work with during the planning process. He answered all of our questions and was very accommodating. He was able to work with us so we could safely host our wedding and get married in 2020 during a pandemic. We were the first couple to get married at Lacawac during COVID. We were able to keep our original wedding date, and since everything was outdoors, we had plenty of room to spread out and utilize all of the various spaces throughout the property. Our guests have not stopped talking about our wedding, how much fun they had, and what a treat it was to get away to such a beautiful location.
We rented the Lodge and Ice House for the weekend and we all enjoyed it so much. Having the ceremony, reception, and lodging for family all in one place was fantastic. We can’t wait to go back. This nature sanctuary will always have a special place in our hearts.Sent on 09/29/2020
Historic Watres Lodge at Lacawac Sanctuary's reply:We were so thrilled to have hosted your special day with us! Lacawac is a special place and we appreciate the review!
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
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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!