A small lakeside wedding ceremony with around 50 guests at the Lake Clear Lodge & Resort.

Nature-based & Waterfront Weddings in the Adirondacks

Do you hear the ripples of Adirondack water creating a symphony for your special ceremony? Do you see their natural cascading confetti as you gaze out to a setting sun on a serene mountain range which frames a natural arbor?

Your Adirondack Wedding Experience Awaits

Imagine your special day in one of the last of the original Adirondack Great Lodges open to the public, in nature's bouquet of New York State's only wilderness canoe region. An Adirondack destination ceremony of woods-and-water trellised by one of the world's most inspiring mountain lake sunsets. Then, meander hand-in-hand to a unique reception in a 1920s Adirondack Speakeasy or Lake View Retreat Center and savor the new unity with the fusion cuisine of our award winning Adirondack Alps Restaurant. As the sun settles over Lake Clear, stroll our nature trails to your honeymoon artisan chalet. Let our Adirondack nature nurture your new beginning.

A bride and groom read their vows during their wedding at the Lake Clear Lodge & Resort lakefront.

Diverse Settings of Great Camp-style Reception & Ceremony Venues

The Lake Clear Lodge offers full nature-based destination amenities in an original hand-crafted artisan style.

A bride and groom laugh while reading their vows in the 1920s Speakeasy.

1920s Speakeasy

A truly unique reception room with a large stone fireplace that houses the Adirondacks only hand-crafted Wine & Beer Cellar featured in USA TODAY with the Park’s largest selection of craft import beers.

  • Accommodates up to 50 guests.
  • 1,500 sq. ft.
1886 Stagecoach Dining Room table set for a wedding party with a tiered cake.

Stagecoach Dining Room

The heart and soul of our culinary based experience. The 1886 hand-hewn dining room can accommodate your group needs for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Accommodates up to 50 guests.
  • 1,500 sq. ft.
The Lake View Retreat Center decorated for a wedding with Adirondack tables and chairs.

Lake View Retreat Center

Vaulted Great Camp-style ceiling, immense fireplace, stone patio and beautiful mountain lake view. Our Retreat Center overlooks secluded Lake Clear and has 21st Century amenities including an integrated audio and visual system.

  • Accommodates up to 100 guests.
  • 2,500 sq. ft.
A custom wedding arch and tent lakeside at the Lake Clear Lodge & Resort.

Lake-side Tents

On one of the most spectacular and secluded bodies of water that serves as the  portal to New York State’s only wilderness canoe region are typically part of our nature based experiences and can also be used for larger events.

  • Accommodates up to 125 guests.
  • 2 acres (85,500+ sq. ft.)

Adirondack Alps Cuisine

A key flavor of our nature based experience is our heritage food and culinary philosophy from our award-winning Adirondack Alps Restaurant. Our roots in Adirondack cooking go back to the 1800’s when Chef Cathy Hohmeyer’s family originally built the Lodge as a stage coach inn. This pioneering heritage has now been brought forward to a 100 mile product focus that is fused with Ernest’s European lineage of Old World preparations of slow roasts, vegetarian stocks, bone broths and of course incredible desserts.

Artisan Wedding Accommodations

Three styles of accommodations for the wedding party and your guests; each with their own story to tell.

The three-acre Great Camp lake lawn.

Six Lake View Suites

With fireplaces, sitting decks and incredible lake views. Built back from the shore to protect our lakefront where you will definitely hear the calls of the loons and may see our resident bald eagle, ice fishermen or cross-country skiers on the lake.

Specialty cabins nestled in the woods at the Lake Clear Lodge & Resort.

Five Specialty Cabins

Designed to be spaciously set apart throughout our 25 acres are largely built from milled wood from our property. Chalets have fireplaces with miniature Adirondack Great Camp feel.

1886 Main Lodge Room with knotty-pine paneling.

Main Lodge Rooms

Each with differing motifs and all with individual baths in our 1886 heritage Main Lodge.

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Personal Touches to Your Wedding

You are only limited to your imagination in terms of adding special touches. You are in the epicenter of Adirondack Park activities ranging from cosmopolitan to rustic, from indoor fun to outdoor imagination – you truly can do it all. Here are just a few examples:

Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer teaches guests how to make Apple Strudel during a group cooking class.

Cooking Classes

From fun cooking demos to signature Nutritional Energetic workshops where you can create a whole meal or learn to incorporate the energetics of foods, we offer unique culinary wedding activities.

Ernest Hohmeyer providing a History of Beer Workshop to a group of guests.

History of Beer Workshops

The Lodge offers special History of Beer Workshops where families represent different brewing styles or vie for answers to beer history—sample beers from around the World in an interactive workshop and tasting.

Guests ride in an 1800s Stagecoach with two Percheron draft horses along the shores of Lake Clear at sunset.

Stagecoach, Wagon, & Sleigh Rides

A unique way to live Adirondack History. Sunset stagecoach rides to our picturesque beach, fall foliage wagon rides through our nature trails, and snowy lantern-lit forest sleigh rides in winter. An excellent way to revel in wedding party camaraderie.

Executive Chef Cathy Hohmeyer talks about the History of Food during a group History of Food Tasting.

History of Food Tastings

A wonderful way to learn, taste, and compare foods as a group. Interactive topics may include cooking demos, interpretive materials, and trivia, ranging from how Spices changed the World to Medieval Foods and the History of Adirondack Food.

Our Adirondack Destination Wedding Package

This three-day destination experience is only the beginning. You have diverse amenities to dream and plan as you are not bound to a single space. Let your imagination be a part of an iconic, immersive Adirondack experience that has nearly disappeared.

Three-day Great Camp Destination Wedding

Our destination wedding package is a three-day, two-night experience for you and your guests.

Arrival Night

Let Adirondack nature, an original Great Lodge, and three generations of authentic culinary experiences set the stage for an Adirondack Great Camp Welcome!

Informal Welcome Reception
  • Begin your special journey in our 1920s Speakeasy
  • Enjoy authentic Prohibition “spirits” and selections from our Hidden Beer & Wine Cellar
  • Delight in seasonal Buffet-style Adirondack Alps Appetizers
  • Speakeasy Cash Bar
Adirondack Alps Welcome Dinner
  • Meander to our 1886 Stagecoach Dining Room
  • Our famous Adirondack Alps Dinner awaits buffet style with seasonal salad, two seasonal main entree choices, and a classic Old World dessert
  • Speakeasy Cash Bar

Your Adirondack Great Camp Wedding Day

Your special day is not confined to a room and can include a treasure chest of unique Adirondack spaces, including an idyllic private beach and Lake View Great Camp. And then there is the food, which is the heart and soul of our experience.

Wedding Ceremony at our Private Beach 
  • Create your special memory in front of one of the world’s most inspiring mountain-lake sunsets at our Private Beach1
Post-ceremony Reception
  • Meander to our Lake View Great Camp
  • Two Seasonal Adirondack Alps Appetizers await
  • A unique offering of a “Beer & Wine Canoe” with various ales, lagers, and white and red wines from our “Hidden Beer & Wine Cellar”
  • Cash Beer & Wine
Adirondack Alps Great Camp Wedding Dinner 
  • If nature is our place, food is our essence
  • Savor a seasonal salad and two seasonal main entrees with accompaniments, buffet-style
  • Cash Beer & Wine
After-dinner Reception
  • Relax in our Lake View Great Camp Center with an outdoor lake-view patio
  • Seasonal Adirondack Alps Dessert Table
  • Cash Beer & Wine

Departure Day

Farewell Buffet Brunch
  • Culminate your special experience with a Farewell Buffet Brunch
  • Seasonal choices from our Adirondack Alps Culinary themes

Micro Weddings

Plan to have under 30 guests? Micro weddings are welcomed! To capture the memories and ambiance of a Great Camp Destination Wedding, the Micro Wedding package includes a two-night lodging stay. Please contact us directly for this unique opportunity.

1. Renting a tent with chairs, etc, is required and not included. We are happy to provide a list of vendors we have worked with previously.

Start Planning Your Adirondack Wedding

To assist in getting started, please use the form to the right to provide information about your wedding. We do require a site visit and strongly encourage you to stay with us and experience our unique facility and cuisine. Congratulations, and our family looks forward to meeting yours!

Before inquiring, please click the link below for a complete overview of our Three-day Destination Wedding Package.

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