The Margate on Winnipesaukee is a large, resort-style wedding event venue located in Laconia, New Hampshire. This family-owned resort will pay attention to every detail to help you create the perfect wedding. The Margate maintains beautifully-landscaped grounds right on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Facilities and Capacity
With over 400 feet of beautiful beach to serve as the backdrop to your wedding, this venue will catch the attention of all your guests. There are also indoor reception sites available. With so much space at your disposal, you will be able to host a large wedding of up to 1,000 guests.
The Margate will take care of your food selection, as well as recommending professional vendors to ensure you have a stress-free wedding experience. You can be sure that the staff of The Margate will be attentive to all your needs on your special day. Other services include:
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Mary T. · Married on 09/06/2020
Ashton made all our dreams come true!
Our wedding date was September 6, 2020. As I sit down to write this I have an overwhelming feeling of emotions of how perfect our day was. And I owe it all to The Margate and their staff.
My Husband and I decided on The Margate back in May of 2019. We had vacationed at the resort many times and had envisioned our wedding on the West Lawn.
Ashton was our wedding coordinator. I cannot say enough good things about Ashton and how amazing she was to work with. I am a type A person and had serious OCD that every single detail was planned perfectly for our wedding. I sent Ashton weekly emails, with questions and details for over a year. While this may have driven her crazy LOL she would ALWAYS respond to me in a timely manner and literally made it a priority to make sure EVERYTHING was exactly as I had envisioned. When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit earlier in the year I felt like many 2020 brides did, anxious and worried that our wedding day would not be how we had hoped. I sent many emotional emails to Ashton during this time. This is where she really blew me away. She listened and addressed everyone of my concerns, and was completely supportive of whatever our decision was when we were faced with rescheduling or not. She never pressured me into making a decision and provided me with multiple backup options. It’s also important to mention that she also didn’t let me give up hope on our dream wedding. This was all before I had paid my 50% deposit. They were very flexible with us during the uncertain time. At one point she even had me reserve a backup date for 2021 but would always follow up with- "We’re still keeping the original date because I have faith". She would watch the news and latest governor updates and report back to me. Needless to say the only reason we didn’t throw in the towel and reschedule was because of her. And let me tell you she was right!!!
To say that everyone at The Margate went above and beyond is an understatement. As if planning a wedding in 2020 wasn’t stressful enough. One week before my wedding I received an email from Caroline saying that my assigned coordinator Ashton was sick and they were unsure when she would be back. This had me panic stricken, but only for a moment because Caroline stepped right in. She reviewed my previous conversations with Ashton, picked up right where Ashton and I had left off and put me to ease right away. Thankfully Ashton was able to make it the day of my wedding and I had the pleasure of working with both Caroline and Ashton. Every single detail was PERFECT. From our guests checking into the hotel and receiving welcome bags, to our rehearsal dinner that was also held at The Margate, to our wedding day.
On the big day Ashton and Caroline set up everything exactly how I had envisioned. Ashton would check in with me frequently during the day to make sure everything was going smooth and sent me pictures of the tent set up so I knew everything was good to go! During our wedding Ashton continued to go above and beyond. She made sure every guest was taken care of, continuously checked in with my husband and I throughout the night to make sure we were happy with everything. She even collected all of our gifts, cards, and top tier of our cake and put it in our hotel room while we continued to celebrate at the reception. I received so many compliments from our guest on how helpful Ashton was.
If we could do it all over again we 100% would pick The Margate as our venue every time!
Our Favorite Parts: Awesome staff, Location, and the Fireworks- Highly recommend!! All our guests loved these and it felt pretty magical to end our wedding with these.
Things I wish were better: Hotel reservations were frustrating to work with. When you commit to have your wedding at the resort you receive a room block with a set price for your guests. Many of my guests were overcharged accidentally which required me to call them numerous times to remind them of our wedding rate. They also weren’t good about placing our important people near us even though we requested multiple times over a year in advance. Example my parents room was not near us and they unexpectedly placed my Maid of Honor in another building. Both of which were told when they booked that their rooms would be near mine. I was also told my suite didn’t have an adjoining room I had asked about this with hopes that a member from my bridal party could rent a room next to us for more space. However when we checked in there was an adjoining room. I would like to mention that Caroline and Ashton had no control over the reservations aspect otherwise I'm sure this wouldn’t have been an issue.Sent on 10/15/2020
Kaitlyn H. · Married on 03/08/2021
Above & Beyond!
My husband & I got married this past weekend, 8/15/2020.Sent on 08/20/2020
We have been planning this day for almost two years. Our wedding coordinator was Caroline Snyder. It was very difficult to plan things due to this being a destination wedding and also COVID times. Let me just say, Caroline and everyone at The Margate went above and beyond for us during our whole wedding weekend! Caroline was in constant communication with me prior to the wedding to get every detail just right..none too big or too small. I sent her a list of my decor for the wedding and pictures, and I was in shock when I saw the tent and everything set up. IT WAS PERFECT. She was also right on top of managing the vendors, and knowing exactly what my husband and I needed throughout the night. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and we would definitely recommend The Margate to anyone. Beautiful venue and even more of a beautiful experience! 5 stars.
Alyssa C. · Married on 10/10/2020
Wow! There aren’t even words to express how happy we are with the Margate. The venue is absolutely stunning! We got married 10/10/2020 and as you can imagine, planning a wedding during the pandemic was not a lot of fun. The Margate, and most especially, our amazing coordinator Ashton really helped to make the whole process smooth and easy. Ashton was with us every step of the way, she checked in often and helped with any questions we had (and we had a lot lol). It was so nice knowing that we didn’t have to worry about anything because she would take care of things before they even became an issue. The entire day was absolutely perfect and so many people have told us how much they loved our wedding! We might be a little biased but we think it was the best wedding ever and we can’t thank Ashton and the Margate enough!!Sent on 10/12/2020
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I have worked with the staff at the Margate for several events and they are WONDERFUL, there are not many lakeside views that are better... ANYWHERE Mariah Room is upstairs and overlooks the lake, Grand Ballroom is Downstairs and is large enough for 200+ people and they have the availability to have parties in the Blackstone's lounge as well as an outside tent. I highly recommend having your wedding at the Margate Resort You will not regret your choice of venue
Can't say enough about this Venue! A Photographic Memory is always honored to capture the memories at this beautiful Venue the Margate. Every wedding is always different in the couples unique way. The staff is unbelievable and always goes above and beyond.Looking forward every year to come to capture every couple at the The Margate!
We LOVE doing weddings at the Margate Resort! Beautiful location, superb catering, and absolutely wonderful staff who will give you the greatest personal attention! They are also great to their vendors!