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Saranac Waterfront Lodge

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About

Saranac Waterfront Lodge is a serene wedding venue situated in Saranac Lake, New York. Nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains this location boasts a natural setting that combines with the elegant interior to create a romantic atmosphere for any event. The historic downtown area of Saranac Lake is located just a short walk from the venue and offers shopping opportunities and fun experiences. Another nearby location to the east is the notable Lake Placid, known for its incredible dining experiences and world-renowned Olympic sites. This venue itself provides a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere for couples seeking a private and intimate wedding event. This property is a one-of-a-kind venue where unforgettable events take place, and treasured memories are made.

Facilities and Capacity

This property’s commitment to environmental awareness and green building practices has earned itself the title of first LEED-certified lodging property in the Adirondack Park. Outside, the venue boasts an incredible 24-boat slip marina with dedicated restaurant docking perfect for warm summer evenings. With plenty of space for events, all overlooking the tranquil Lake Flower, the celebrations hosted at Saranac Waterfront Lodge will be unforgettable. Inside, the expansive ballroom features numerous large windows that offer incredible views of the lakeside, lending a relaxing atmosphere to any gathering. For the couples looking to reconnect with one another on a quiet, restorative wellness retreat; the indoor heated pool and hot tub area can provide an element of tranquility that allows for a peaceful escape.

Services Offered

The staff at Saranac Waterfront Lodge hopes to ensure that your wedding day is the perfect start to your future together. On-site full-service event planning will be available to guide to-be-weds through the process and help organize every detail of the special celebration. Whether it's a beautiful waterfront wedding space or an intimate soiree in the wine bar, the staff are dedicated to transforming your dream event into a reality. From your first visit to this venue to your last dance, Saranac Waterfront Lodge will always feel like a cherished part of your love story.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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?

$1,250

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

$1,250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Resort
Waterfront

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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Recommended by 60% of couples
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    Audra C. Married on 08/13/2022
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    Scenic with potential... terribly run and disorganized

    Sadly, I don't know where to begin with this venue. Saranac Waterfront Lodge has a lot of potential as a premier wedding destination, but the staff, especially the senior sales manager in charge of weddings, simply do not stick to contractual agreements or do as promised. Although we had a lovely day, I can honestly say that if it weren't for our family and friends pulling the event together, it would have been a disaster.

    Here is a list of reasons why:
    **The venue does not stick to the contracted deposit schedule. There is no warning or invoice sent before deposits are taken out. We had two major billing issues: 1. We were billed one month later and over $2000 more than contracted for on our second deposit. 2. Our final payment was for the incorrect amount. It took one week just to get an invoice (that was promised pre-wedding) and one month to remedy the amount, only because we took it to our credit card company.
    **The food served was not the same as we had at our tasting. It was cold and disproportionately cooked. We paid extra for lobster bisque, and not a single bowl was served warm.
    **Neither the ceremony or reception area were set-up at the promised time. Because of this, our florist was put hours behind schedule and had to recruit family members in order to finish decorating before the ceremony.
    **The venue broke our guest book. Guests witnessed it happen, but the venue never apologized or offered to replace it.
    **Reception swapped welcome bags with another wedding for multiple guests. When it was brought to their attention, they responded 'welcome bags are stupid' even though the offer to hand them out is contracted with the venue.
    **The ballroom is VERY dark. I inquired about lighting with both our DJ and sales manager multiple times and was told it would be well lit. It was not. Our guests had to use flashlights on their phones in order to see the dessert and coffee table. Candid photos on phones are not possible. The DJ played a game midway through the evening and had to turn on the full fluorescents, so guests could see the bride and groom.

    Above, though lengthy, are only highlights of our issues. It is important to note that should you have an issue, reception are instructed to lie on the phone so that management can remain unresponsive. I do think it speaks volumes that there have been many weddings at this venue and only one review so far. Venues can not rely on a picturesque setting alone. Unless there is a turnover in staff, I am sad to say that I strongly do not recommend Saranac Waterfront Lodge.

    Saranac Waterfront Lodge's reply:

    Audra C.
    Saranac Waterfront Lodge's goal is too ensure every couple has the day they always dreamt of. We are disappointed to hear of the challenges you faced on your wedding day, unfortunately several points listed in this review are not truthful and our Senior Sales Manager reached out several times to discuss any challenges with no response from you. We can assure you that your guests did not have to assist your 3rd party vendors because of our lack of set up. The hotel did their best to work with you following the wedding with your concerns but unfortunately you and your guests continued to threaten the hotel team and still never spoke with our Senior Sales Manager. We are proud to provide superior service to the weddings we host each year.

    Saranac Waterfront Lodge Sales Team
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250 Lake Flower Avenue Saranac Lake, NY, 12983
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