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 and seating arrangements, as well as recommending professional vendors to ensure you have a stress-free wedding experience. They also only ever hold one wedding at time, so you can be sure that the staff of The Margate will be attentive to all your needs on your special day. Other services include:
Recommended by 89% of couples
Valerie · Married on 10/15/2016
We got married October 15th in the Grand Ballroom. The ceremony was in the Lakeside Pavillon. We couldn't have asked for a better venue. I wanted naturally beautiful back drop and the Margate delivered. We had the lounge Friday night for pre wedding festivities with karaoke and a beachfire. The guests loved it and saw it as an opportunity for a weekend getaway. Caroline was our coordinator and was amazing. She answered all my emails, which were many, and made sure all the details were taken care of. It was stress free and went off without any issues. I was nervous on how the ballroom would look but once we had the uplighting and tables set it exceeding my expectations. We had Hart's Turkey Farm cater which was economical and delicious. One tip is to make sure your guests book early as they do up to 3 weddings at a time and can book up fast. Highly recommend!!!
Joseph · Married on 06/30/2018
When looking for wedding venues, the Margate came across my radar, and I was originally hesitant, because so many places were advertising that mine would be the only wedding that day, and the Margate did not. At the last minute, I scheduled a visit. My sister and I visited in March – it was wintry and miserable, but I fell in love with the Lakeside Pavilion ceremony site, and I knew that the sunset over the bay from the windows in the Mariah Room would be stunning. I took the assurance that, “We can do up to three weddings a day, but we’ve got it down to a science. You’ll never know.” with a grain of salt – they were selling me, after all. I got back to my sister’s place and talked with my mother who reminded me that a good friend had gone to a wedding there. I reached out to hear, and unbidden, she responded: “It was beautiful They also have it down to a science, but with class – I think there were three weddings and I didn’t know!” That sealed the deal, and we are ecstatic that we chose the Margate.
Working with the Staff at the Margate was a dream. Every time we reached out with questions, we got the answers we needed. Every staff member we communicated with was professional and courteous. There was a laidback energy that made me feel confident and comfortable in my planning. We never felt that we were being harangued, but at the same time we knew that everything that needed to get done would.
The day of the rehearsal and the day of the wedding were so easy for us. Everything went off without a hitch, and when I forgot to bring the table name signs, it was never even a problem. Once they knew that they needed to be made, I didn’t have to think of it again.
Our guests could not stop raving about the entire day – the beautiful ceremony looking out over the water, the wonderful venue. People often talk about how stressful wedding planning can be. With my experience at the Margate, that was never my experience.
Anne · Married on 08/26/2017
We had my daughter's wedding at the Margate on Sat August 26,2017 The wedding was wonderful The food excellent and the view incredible. Working with Caroline Snyder and the Margate Staff was awesome Everyone went out of their way to make my daughter's day Magical and everything went off without a hitch due to Caroline & Staff. It was an unforgettable wedding weekend and fun was had by all. What a great place to have friends and family together and I would highly recommend the Margate
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!