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.
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.
31 Reviews for The Boathouse Restaurant and The Lodges at Cresthaven
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Alyssa · Getting married on 10/17/2021
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!Sent on 01/23/2021
Dominique P. · Married on 11/02/2019
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!Sent on 11/16/2019
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!
Jessica · Married on 10/19/2019
A perfect wedding reception!
My husband and I recently had our wedding reception at The Boathouse Restaurant, and many of our guests stayed at The Lodges at Cresthaven. Everything about the experience and the reception exceeded our expectations! Jayne was a pleasure to work with throughout the planning process- she patiently answered all of our questions and accommodated all of our requests. The Boathouse staff was phenomenal on our wedding day- our guests raved about the level of service from the bartenders, waitstaff and the quality (and quantity!) of the food! Additionally, the views from the venue are incredible and The Boathouse gave us the exact "feeling" that we wanted from our reception- a fun, rustic lake vibe but with high quality food, service, and amenities. Many of our guests remarked that this was the best wedding that they had ever been to! Our guests loved staying in the lodges, which were absolutely beautiful as well. For the few guests who stayed at a different hotel, the shuttle transport to and from the reception (which was included with the reception) worked out well too. My husband and I still can't get over how perfect the day was- from the planning process, to the location, food, service and fun- we wish that we could do it all over again! Thank you Jayne, Dan and staff for helping to make our wedding day perfect!Sent on 11/01/2019
The Boathouse Restaurant and The Lodges at Cresthaven's reply:Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! It was such a pleasure working with you! Best wishes to you!
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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!!