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The Boathouse Restaurant and The Lodges at Cresthaven

Lake George, NY View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
32 reviews
$13k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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$13k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

The Boathouse Restaurant and The Lodges at Cresthaven is a wedding venue located in Lake George, New York. Nestled at the base of the Adirondack Mountains on Lake George, this 11-acre estate provides a scenic and secluded location for celebrations of love. The historic property was built in 1876 as part of the Adenin estate, then purchased by New York Times publisher Adolph Ochs in the 1920s. For many years it was an iconic stop on the lake’s Millionaire’s Row and hosted visitors such as Buffalo Bill Cody and John Philip Sousa. Today, it offers a romantic setting for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a magical lakeside weekend.

Facilities and Capacity
Whether soon-to-be-newlyweds are hoping to tie the knot on a grassy knoll overlooking the lake, or on the private sandy beach, this venue can accommodate. The Boathouse Restaurant and The Lodges at Cresthaven can be fully tailored to suit nuptials of all styles and sizes. After exchanging vows in a lush outdoor setting, couples can head over to the Boathouse Restaurant for their reception. A casual and fine-dining establishment, this banquet hall features exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, and sweeping views of the lake. It also comes with fully catered meals and indoor and open-air spaces for guests to enjoy during cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Afterward, wedding-goers can retire to the numerous accommodations at The Lodges at Cresthaven. These suites include rustic wood accents, air conditioning and heating, cable TV and WiFi, and comfortable sleeping quarters. Outside, they have charcoal grills and picnic tables and a large children’s playground with a putting tee.

Services Offered
Comprehensive wedding packages at this venue come with tables and chairs, linens, glassware and dishware, and help with setup and cleanup. For those staying at the resort, many other amenities and activities are also available. These include a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness center and recreation room, a volleyball and bocce ball court, and a horseshoe pit. Children’s activities such as face painting, tie-dying, fishing, and treasure hunts can also be arranged during the wedding weekend.

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?

$9,000

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

$7,000

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

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)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Beach
Resort
Restaurant
Waterfront

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
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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

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
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
May
October
November

32 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Emily G. Married on 05/13/2022
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    The Boathouse gave us the best day ever!

    We always knew we wanted to get married in Lake George (even before I met my husband). The Boathouse was the only location that checked every box - affordable, ceremony spot overlooking the lake, responsive on-site contact, and most importantly during COVID as well as to provide the best experience possible - a very large venue with multiple places to go! The thing we (and our guests) loved most about the Boathouse was you could be out in the gazebo overlooking the lake, on the docks, on the beach, at our s’mores bonfire, at the outdoor bar… the options were limitless and our guests took full advantage.

    We knew we loved the amenities at the boathouse, but the staff went above and beyond. No matter what we threw at them or requested, they responded immediately with professionalism and kindness. They found me a ton of lighters when we had none for our sparklers, were attentive about making sure we got appetizers to our table while we were on our unforgettable hackercraft cruise, they cleaned and boxed everything we needed at the end of the night… I could not have asked for more - they did everything so we could sit back and enjoy! Booking the boathouse for our wedding was the best decision we could have made, and I have to personally thank Jayne for answering every email with kindness, flexibility and in a timely manner!

    The Boathouse Restaurant and The Lodges at Cresthaven's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! It was such a pleasure working with you throughout the planning process and we are so pleased to hear that you were so happy with our services. Thank you for choosing The Boathouse! We wish you both our very best!
  • Alyssa
    Alyssa Married on 10/17/2021
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    Incredible Venue with Incredible Views and Service

    Due to COVID-19, 50 days out from our wedding date, we decided to change the location of our wedding to be closer to family to make it safer. Now that we had a guest count that fit, we were thrilled to be able to go back to our original pick which was The Boathouse Restaurant & The Lodges at Cresthaven. Jayne and Dan were lifesavers and joy to work with! They helped us plan our wedding ceremony and small reception in 50 days. They were attentive and beyond accommodating. Jayne is incredibly responsive and answered all my questions. Dan customized a menu to fit our budget and needs. But on top of that, they allowed us the opportunity to create the wedding we always wanted while keeping our 28 guests safe. State regulations did not allow dancing so we only had a meal. We had the whole restaurant to ourselves, everyone was spaced out, and all the staff had masks and gloves. Our guests are still talking about the breath taking views, delicious food, and just how perfect the venue was overall. Saying our vows in front of a picturesque view that to this day doesn’t seem real, was a dream come true. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and will definitely be going back to The Lodges at Cresthaven for a vacation when everything is back to normal!
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    Dominique P. Married on 11/02/2019
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    Incredible

    If I could do it all over again, I'd still choose The Boathouse Restaurant. It was absolutely stunning. We received so many compliments on the venue, food and views! Our guests couldn't believe how perfect our wedding was. Everyone was so accommodating. Thank you so much to Jayne, Dan and The Boathouse Restaurant staff!

    The Boathouse Restaurant and The Lodges at Cresthaven's reply:

    Wow! This is so nice to hear. Thank you for taking the time to offer this amazing feedback. We are so glad that you and your guests had such a great time and wish you the best! Thank you for choosing The Boathouse!

Awards

  • 32
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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The Boathouse Restaurant & Lodges at Cresthaven are one-of-a-kind!! Has a million dollar view overlooking beautiful Lake George and the Adirondacks. Just gorgeous for pictures!! This is a perfect location for small intimate weddings. It is elegant and classy. Relaxing and super comfortable. It's almost like you're in another world!! Not to mention the food. I had dinner there with my family in June 2013 and superb service plus, if you get a window seat, you're almost in the Lake!!

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3210 Lake Shore Drive Lake George, NY, 12845
8008531632
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