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Breanna · Married on 10/06/2017
Everyone said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. Having your guests stay over night in nearby cabins after a bonfire is pretty awesome.Sent on 01/10/2018
Angela & Dan · Married on 05/04/2019
Great wedding, but..
My big day was a huge success, but there are some things that need to be addressed.Sent on 05/06/2019
The pros: First, I will say that Kathy is a great coordinator. She worked with me every step of the way to ensure that I had an amazing wedding. Second, the venue itself is absolutely gorgeous and well equipped to handle all of your needs, including spacious decks, ceremony locations and dining.
The cons: Unfortunately, the staff needs some work. Their overall attitude was mediocre at best, and their ability to follow simple requests and directions was awful. Also, while I had the Lodge booked from 3pm Friday through 10am Sunday, we had to stop our set up in order to accommodate somebody else’s wedding rehearsal which was unprofessional and rude. Additionally, the new cabin that housed the parents of the wedding complained that maintenance men woke them up the morning of my wedding to do work on the cabin (which honestly should not have happened).
Overall, I would recommend this venue as a perfect place for your dream wedding. Just be assertive and clear with your directions regarding the staff!
Elizabeth · Married on 06/09/2017
Beautiful venue, we narrowly avoided disaster and had a little bit of attentiveness issues but other than that a great venue.Sent on 07/27/2017
Alisa · Married on 09/25/2015
Overall our wedding was amazing and Lodge at Echo Lake was a beautiful location both inside and out. Wedding coordinator was helpful but not super friendly, at some point she sent us a bill that charged us for a bunch of stuff we were promised to be complementary, she did fix the bill when we pointed out the mistakes. The staff were also a bit rude, and no one offered us a platter of appetizers while we were taking pictures after the ceremony. Some of the cabins that our guests stayed in did not have any heat or hot water and a few did not even lock or had a key. I do wish the accommodations were better or for my guests to be reimbursed for their stay due to the issues with the cabins. The bonfire after the wedding was a great idea, but once again when the time was up, the staff did not give us a minute to let the guests know that the party is over and say a few last words, nor did they go about it in a polite manner, they just yelled at the guests and put out the fire. At the end of the day, everyone still had an amazing time, and we received multiple complements about the party being the best ever. If I would have to do it all over again, I would not think twice of doing it at Echo lodge.Sent on 01/05/2016
User5541932 · 2+ years ago
Gorgeous venue. Flexible. Would definitely recommend to friendsSent on 10/20/2015
User6152158 · 2+ years ago
The day was beautiful, everything went mostly smoothly.Sent on 01/05/2016
The contact person was not available for the rehearsal, could not help with layout of cake table, coffee table, etc., and was not present to take payment for guests of my wedding party so she tracked them down during the reception dinner for payment (not very tactful!) We also had requested that drinks and appetizers be made available to the wedding party during pictures after the ceremony, they were not and it was a hot day. Other than that, everything was great! Great venue for our guests to feel welcome and have a great time!
User6181651 · 2+ years ago
The Lodge on Echo Lake is a beautiful venue to hold your wedding, both ceremony and reception! My husband and I instantly fell in love with the look and feel of the reception hall. My only honest complaint, was that we chose to utilize the cabins for both our wedding party and guests the evening of the wedding- we were shown the cabin that we would be staying in, and it was beautiful! Not what I expected for a cabin. However, the cabins that my guests stayed in were not as described. Some had no door or if there was a door there was no lock, also some were described as having "heat" that meant a small electric space heater.. I just wish that they had been a little more open with the quality of the cabins, that way I could have prepared my guests. . However, the rest of my experience was very pleasant and my guests had a great time! They loved the food, the view- and the entire day!Sent on 01/10/2016
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Maggy · Married on 08/30/2009
They could be at times hard to reach, but they were flexible and eager to help us make our wedding exactly what we wanted to be.Sent on 09/15/2009
User3770754 · 2+ years ago
This place is beautiful, we couldn't have ask for a more lovely spot to get married. The food was good and the servers/bartender were very professional. I would recommend not booking your wedding as the last event of the season though. My husband and I were less than impressed with the event coordinator throughout our wedding process. When we emailed the Lodge we were told we would have access to the onsite cabins and camp grounds for our guests, once we booked our wedding we were told the facilities were no longer available. We were given accomodations for the wedding night on the premises, but ended up staying somewhere else due to the lack of heat in the cabin supplied to us. We were told the accomodations we were given were not the usual accomodations given to the bride and groom. We also felt bullied at times to move our ceremony site to a more "convenient" location when we had been offered and chosen our ceremony site months prior. Overall though, I would chose The Lodge on Echo Lake again. It was beautiful.Sent on 11/06/2014
User6106847 · 2+ years ago
Overall I thought the echo lodge was a beautiful place for our wedding. The reception area and ceremony space on the lower deck was amazing. My only complaint is the accommodations need to be updated. Many of my guests that stayed in the cabins were my bridal party that came from far away. The cabins were cold and did not provide the accommodations I would expect for a wedding venue. One of my guests even refused to stay as their cabin had bugs running around.Sent on 12/29/2015
My parents stayed in the Hudson house and had several problems with the oil Heater and had mouse dropping on the counters over night.
As the bride my wedding morning was interrupted with workers trying to fix the oil tank.
Although the reception ceremony and food was delicious, I would advice people to stay overnight elsewhere. The accommodations were very over priced for what was offered.
User4713630 · 2+ years ago
The venue was beautiful as were the table linens and décor. However the food was not of good quality and I was very disappointed with that. Also the honeymoon cottage did not have running water and the couple were to stay on the main house instead. When they arrived, there as no water there either and they had to leave the area and go find a hotel room in which to stay at 11:30 p.m. at night. These items were very disappointing.Sent on 01/19/2015
Whitney · Married on 09/30/2017
The wedding we attended we attened was beautiful, the staff AT THE WEDDING did an amazing job and the food was awesome....Sent on 10/01/2017
That being said if you are having a wedding here DO NOT STAY ON SIGHT.... half the facilities they advertise for your guys to stay do not have heat... this would be fine for summer months but when your staying at the end of september and its 30 degrees at night i promise you, you are not going to be happy... the place we stayed they didnt even tell us it had no heat and no front door to lock (literally swining salon doors with mesh screening) WE FREEZED and when we asked them what they were going to do about it they gave us extra blankets and told us that we could us space heaters because the place ran on one breaker and couldnt support it.
THIS PART OF OUR TRIP WAS A NIGHTMARE... take of your guest and dont let them freeze to death.
Eric · Married on 09/01/2017
The owners don't care about weddings. Our date was forced to be changed. Then the wedding maitre'd Kathy was very impersonal with communications. She wasn't sensitive toward the fact that we were already stressed as he'll planning our own wedding. The wedding after ours wanted our cabins and took a lot of attention from ours. Essentially, Kathy was making more money off of them so we weren't a priority.Sent on 09/04/2017
We were also lied to about a lot of information. Kathy says she "misspoke", but when we planned our wedding based on this information then learn during the LAST WEEK that the information was incorrect...that's just unacceptable.
Our ceremony site was covered in garbage up until the morning of when my father in law took care of it. We also found out that the archway flowers my wife chose specifically in memory of her great grandmother was the hen used for another wedding!!! We spent a lot of money for those flowers and here they are handing them over to another couple.
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Heather · Married on 02/25/2017
The venue was beautiful food was very good. But the pressure we felt to get out and to clean up before the time was up was aweful and there was lots of food left and that was taken by the employees. We had paid for that! I could go on about how the hospitality was cold and food mixed up ectSent on 01/02/2018