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Reception
$9,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$20 per person
Reception
$7,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$20 per person
These prices are available for the months of May, Jun, Sep, Oct. These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

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About

On WeddingWire since 2009

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

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

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
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
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Reviews of The Boathouse Restaurant and The Lodges at Cresthaven

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
38 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.9/5 38 reviews
Google
4/5 673 reviews
Wyatt
Wyatt R. Sent on 02/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Venue from a Vendors POV

I want to start this review by saying I am not a groom, or past couple. I am a wedding DJ, who has worked here several times. Each time it has been a 10/10 wedding. The staff really do a great job of crushing it and I have no freaking idea what is happening in that kitchen but dammit that salmon was so good.

The dance floor is on the smaller side which makes packing it so much easier and ensures every party is fun and intimate. I've never seen a bad wedding here, and I attribute a lot of that success to how awesome the venue and staff are. From a DJ's perspective, it's a great venue and Kate is so amazing at making sure things stay on track and happen as you envisioned them!

If they have your desired date open, jump on this place! You won't regret the weekend full of memories you'll gain.
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Wyatt Roberts
DJ Romantics
Empire State Events
Andrea
Andrea S. Sent on 01/10/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A dream come true

Everyone at the boathouse and the Cresthaven lodges were accommodating to ensure we had a perfect wedding and wedding weekend. We cannot thank your team enough for everything you have done for us. The food was phenomenal. I was worried that 130 people would be tight in the venue but I assure you that if you have a large party it will work out amazing. Don't hesitate to pick this venue because everything was honestly perfect!
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Arielle A. Sent on 01/16/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience!

This venue was fantastic from start to finish. Jayne was always very responsive and helpful with her responses. They worked well with my Wedding Planner and paid attention to details. The venue was set up beautifully for reception. I will note that this venue is ideal for around 100 guests if you still want good floor space for dancing and to have everyone on the same floor level (as opposed to being split between the dining room and space downstairs).

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced venue with good food and amazing views of Lake George, I strongly recommend booking The Boathouse!
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Awards

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

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Paul Saunders Photography Paul Saunders Photography Wedding Photographers

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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