Adirondack Wedding Venue
“For anyone looking for the perfect venue to host your Adirondack Wedding – Forest Lake Camp is it.” – Colleen -(Bride)
If you are looking at the perfect Adirondack Wedding retreat you need look no further. At Forest Lake Camp, we strive to provide you with a truly unforgettable wedding celebration for you and your guests. When you book a wedding us, not only do you have the 823 acre property, 25 acre lake, 20 miles of private hiking and biking trails, the athletic fields and all camp buildings exclusively available to you and your guests, you also have the beauty and majesty of the Adirondack Park surrounding you. Plus you have the opportunity to design how you will spend your time on the property.
Located an hour north of Albany and just a 10 minute drive from either the south or north exit on I-87 we are perfectly located for your guests to find but also hidden away at the end of a private road, giving you a secluded, private experience.
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We have so many options that you can chose from and it really comes down to a matter of personal choice. At the lake, around the campfire, at home plate or a short hike out to the nature center? The possibilities are endless and part of the fun in deciding where you will hold your ceremony occurs when you tour the property. We also have indoor options available and perhaps you may be the first to be married in our new mess hall.
“Our guests had a blast down at the lake using the rolling log, paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, and playing volleyball.” – Cassie (Bride)
With traditional camp cabins and various administrative buildings, we have the ability to house up to 200 guests. We provide a set of wedding linens that consists of a top and bottom sheet, 2 blankets, a pillowcase and pillow and towel. We also have hand towels in each of the cabins. You get to choose who sleeps where and decide what is right for your guests. Upon arrival, we will meet and greet your guests with a warm welcome and point them in the direction of their cabin.
Our brand new mess hall, which will be ready at the start of the 2016 season, is a welcome addition to the property. While it incorporates many rustic elements of our old mess hall, it also provides guests with a modern dining experience in a beautiful facility. A large central wall that can be raised or lowered to turn 2 large rooms into 1, easy access to and from the BBQ area, a covered deck space, and stone fireplaces are among the bespoke features included in the building. With a fully fitted kitchen and dish room, our chefs are ready to help create a range of traditional dishes for your event. As our chefs are contracted for a full season, we are able to provide competitive pricing and also work with you on your menu in advance.
“We received nothing but comliments about the food” – Cassie (Bride)
Our pricing is very simple and a sample price can be found below. There is a fee to rent the entire 800 acre property for up to 150 guests (we can accommodate 200 overnight guests and hold receptions for 300) and a food services fee. Other extras that you can add on are: rental for tableware, a sound system, and additional summer camp activities, which include archery, climbing and skeet shooting. Guests can (at your request) be asked to contribute towards their food and lodging and it is common place for wedding couples to do this and to ask us to help collect this at check in. Alternatively there are a number of websites you can use to collect fees from your guests in advance..
We anticipate that many couples and their guests would like to enjoy an adult beverage. Forest Lake Camp is an adult beverage friendly location. While we can negotiate the purchase and supply of alcohol on your behalf, we recommend a self serve bar and that you purchase the beverages you require as this is a more cost effective approach. Should you wish to engage the services of a bartender, we would be happy to recommend someone that we have worked closely with at previous weddings. At the Friday BBQ we will also make our special ‘beer canoe’ available, our unique way of providing your guests with a ‘cold one’. This has proved a popular addition to Forest Lake Camp weddings.
Music and Entertainment
We have our own sound system that is available for you to hook up an ipod or laptop to. If you wish to hire a DJ or a band, we would be happy to provide you with several excellent recommendations. All we ask is that any amplified music should be finished at midnight but of course, you can stay up around your campfire until as late as you like.
We want to make sure that you are fully covered for any eventualities that might occur and recommend visiting one of our partners sites below. Please note that we require $1 million general liability and liquor liability insurance and that you should name Forest Lake Camp and Forest Lake Properties as additionally insured.
Forest Lake Camp is available to book outside of our summer camp season. We offer dates from Memorial Day weekend up to and including the 3rd weekend in June. We are then available to rent from the 3rd weekend of August right through to mid-October each year. However, if you wanted to organize a winter wedding on a frozen lake in mid December, we’d help you find a way to make it possible. For more information about your Adirondack Wedding, please contact us directly.
“At the end all of our guests left happy and kept telling us it was the “best wedding ever” – Julia (Bride)
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