Post # 1
huh…kinda surprised by the lack of adirondack area posts…or maybe they are someplace else?
“upstate” new york sure encompasses a LARGE portion of NYS!
anywho…i’m looking for some ideas; especially regarding venues in the eastern adirondacks. we’re definitely on a total wedding budget of $10,000 or less…
we’re pretty outdoor-sy but are open to all suggestions. thanks!
Post # 3
Hi, there! I am a marketing director for an inn in the central Adirondacks. The co-owner of the Inn, Diane Connerty – is away for a few weeks, but has been doing Adirondack-style weddings for 6 years and could offer some input….
Their website is http://northwoodsinnresort.com
Best of Luck!
Post # 4
I’ve been to Northwoods–it’s nice! I wish we could get married in the ADKs–my fiance’s family has a camp in Old Forge–but no one would travel that far. We have people coming from VA and also from other countries, so that was a no-go. Good luck planning!
Post # 5
Also looking for ADK posts! Surprised there’s not more it’s such a beautiful location.
We’ve just started planning (summer 2011) but have found a few possibilities through this website:
Post # 6
we just started planning too. we are in the internet research phase; sending out a lot of emails and trying to get an idea of what venues will be in our price range. it seems like a lot of places don’t want to give that info up until they get you to visit.
i did get a really comprehensive wedding planning guide from the Copperfield Inn in North Creek. i sent them an email and they sent a whole package in the mail. menus, prices and everything!
do you have any places in mind yet?
Post # 7
Oh I would love to see pictures of an Adirondack wedding. We grew up going to our grandparents house in Big Moose and I always thought I would be married here:
Post # 8
@adrndk – Sounds like we’re at the same stage with the emails and so on. The main issue we’ve run into is that we’d really like to do the wedding in August. Most places only do weddings in early summer or autumn (understandable but still disappointing :-/)
Not giving up yet though! Our favourite so far is the Woods Inn in Inlet.
The Copperfield Inn does look really nice and their website is actually well put together (seems to be unusual for the region!)
Good luck. Would love to hear how things work out.
Post # 9
@adrndack – How is the pricing for Copperfields?
I am currently living in NJ, but grew up in Essex County. It’s going to be an ADK “destination” weekend wedidng for us. Right now we’re looking at the Lodge on Echo Lake – in Warrensburg and Jimbos on the Point (Point O Pines) in Brant Lake.
I would love to hear more venue/reception inmput from other brides 😉
Post # 10
@TerraWellness: the pricing for Copperfield Inn is really reasonable (we’re looking at under $100 a head w/ booze). i’m pretty impressed by their menu choices (as a vegetarian). we have friends getting married at Jimbo’s next October and recently went to a wedding at Echo Lake. both are great venues, but too big for us. we’re looking at approximately 60 guests.
@legalalien: the seasonal “black-outs” was a surprise to me also. luckily we’re looking at a late October or November wedding.
we’ve also gotten a good response from the Boathouse at Cresthaven Lodges in Lake George and High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid…
Post # 11
@adrndack oooh thanks for the feed back on Copperfields! By looking at their lodging pricing, I assumed they would be more pricey. While I grew up in Essex County, more than 75% of our guests will be coming from out of town (Vermont, NJ, DE, MA and CA)…so it’s basically going to be a destination type wedding.
It’s also great to know they have vegetarian options. I wonder if they do vegan cuisine as a substantial amount of guests are vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten free. So hard to address everyone’s eating issues!! LOL
Post # 12
Our wedding was at the North Woods Inn in Old Forge and I would highly recommend it.
Post # 13
I just saw photos from a photographers wedding from there and it was GORGEOUS!
Post # 14
we wound up booking at the high peaks resort…perfect!
Post # 15
Did anyone of you come across ADK weddings planned at a house or non-traditional venue? We are getting married in a TINY town in the Adirondacks and will need to do tent rental, etc. I want advice from other people about caterers and other companies. Anyone have any advice? I would GREATLY appreciate it.
Post # 16
My bff got married at Silver Bay which is a YMCA facility on Lake George. It was gorgeous. They had the ceremony on this little peninsula that stuck out on the lake and the reception in the ballroom of the main hotel. So cute! I can get you pictures if you need them!