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12 of the Best New England Lake Venues

Selecting the perfect lake setting for your wedding

Looking for an idyllic setting for your wedding, but trying to stay local? Consider the beauty and elegance that can be captured at one of New England’s lakeside wedding venues. No matter the intended size of your event, New England is home to a variety of venues that may suit your needs, from the massive Lake Champlain (Vermont) to the petite Lake Duncan (Lakes Region, New Hampshire).  Before touring the countless lakes located throughout the region decide on the mood of your weeding. If you are looking for upscale and elegant, you may consider one of the vast number of well-established venues offering numerous amenities along side the picturesque landscape. Perhaps you seek a more rustic and charming location that is more about you and your beloved vowing before family, friends and nature, there are numerous sites that offer quaint New England hospitality just right for nuptials.

6 of New England’s Spacious Lake Venues

The Woodbound Inn - Lake Contoocook

Rindge NH - This venue has been an Inn serving travelers to New Hampshire since the late 1800’s, finally adding the Edgewood Banquet Hall in the 1980’s. This venue offers extensive grounds on the shores of Lake Contoocook and overlooking Mt. Monadnock. Weddings can be held in a variety of areas throughout the property using tents (weather dependent) and out buildings, or in the main facility using the banquet hall. Guest rooms, restaurant, pub and recreational activities are available for all during their stay.

Mountain Top Inn & Resort – Lake Sherburne

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Chittenden, VT - This incredible mountain venue affords multiple ceremony sites, 700 private acres, meadows, woods, gardens, and mountain views that change with the seasons. With mountain themed lodgings, guests can choose from rooms, cabins or guest houses, all overlooking Lake Sherburne, one of the largest in the area. You may choose the rustic barn, lakefront beach pavilion or one of many outdoor options for the ceremony and reception.

Spring House – Spring Lake

Block Island, RI – While most of Rhode Island relies on the ocean for water front activities, there are a variety of lakes and ponds located within the state as well. Most of these are for recreational purposes only, not housing formal buildings or offering events calendars. Spring House, with Spring Lake on its properties offers the best of coastal views and seaside charm, from lake to ocean.

Interlaken - Lake Wononscopomuc

Lakeville, CT – This venue provides exclusive weddings, with a “one wedding per day” policy to ensure each party is the focus on their special day. Making up the Inn and grounds is 30 acres of English cottage-style gardens, lake views, and seasonally inspired farm to table menus. Spa services, and special “romance” packages are also available.

Lake Pearl Wrentham – Lake Pearl

Wrentham, MA - Overlooking an immaculate 128-acre lake, Lake Pearl Wrentham includes 15,000 square feet of flexible event spaces, many with water views, and 25 acres of expansive lawn and private beach that create a unique New England destination event and wedding venue. Each wedding experiences a unique, private entryway, separate indoor/outdoor cocktail spaces, personal bridal suites, dedicated bridal attendants and access to romantic grounds, gazebos and beaches for inspired wedding pictures.

Bear Mountain Inn & The Barn – Bear Lake

Waterford, ME – Boasting plenty of rustic charm, this facility is hip and modern while providing the natural charm inherent to the setting. Located at the base of Maine’s White Mountains, this venue can accommodate up to 150 guests, and offers a tented outdoor option May through November for up to 250 guests.

6 of New England’s Cozier Lake Venues

Chocorua (Church) Island Chapel – Chocorua Island, Squam Lake

Holderness, NH – A truly unique site for weddings, this island once housed the country’s first resident boys camp. Since 1928 this island has been under the management of the Chocorua Island Chapel Association and offers regular Sunday morning worship services from June through September. The association allows limited use of the island for wedding ceremonies and other religious uses. No alcohol is allowed on site.

Lake Morey Resort – Lake Morey

Fairlee, VT – Feature packed, and amenity rich, this resort sits on pristine Lake Morey and is surrounded by the green mountains of Vermont. From intimate affairs, to large scale events, there are options for all, both indoors and outdoors. Offering 130 guest rooms this location can be the site for a wedding weekend, as water sports, on-site dining and an 18-hole golf course are available to guests.

Monponsett Inn – Lake Monponsett

Halifax, MA – Located minutes from Boston’s South Shore, this waterfront wedding venue provides an idyllic scene for wedding celebrations. Offering both indoor and outdoor options, the venue features an outdoor gazebo, lakeside dock and indoor meeting and ballroom spaces to accommodate parties up to 220 guests. Wedding packages are available and offer flexibility in planning.

The Pavilion on Crystal Lake – Crystal Lake

Middletown, CT – The Pavilion on Crystal Lake offers beautiful indoor and outdoor areas for your wedding day, accommodating up to 200 guests. Use of the wedding suite is included in the event fees. There is also a Lake Cottage that is also available for rent providing all the comforts of home including a full bathroom, full kitchen, and plenty of space for getting ready.

The Lodge at Moosehead Lake – Moosehead Lake

Greenville, ME – Located in the North Woods of Maine, this Private Inn is surrounded by woods, fields, and stunning lake and mountain views. Specializing in small weddings and elopements, this location has a handful of lodge rooms, and carriage house suites.

Blithewold – Narragansett Bay

Bristol, RI –Providing the perfect backdrop for summer weddings, this beautiful mansion and garden venue provides sunset views of the Narragansett Bay from one of many terraces or covered porches. The venue includes a forty-five-room mansion, rebuilt in 1908 in the English Manor style. Lush flower gardens, water gardens and rock gardens dot the landscape making this a luxurious and exquisite site for your “I Do’s”.

A Beautiful Location Awaits You

New England is riddled with picturesque scenes, from mountain views, secluded woodland and lush farmlands, to breezy oceanside sands and relaxing lake front cottages. You cannot go wrong with any of the options, but when a relaxing lake shore wedding is what you seek, it’s nice to know that you can find just the right option here in New England. Not all lakeside venues are the same, coming in a wide range of sizes, locations and amenities. Visit some of these unique treasures to get a better feel for your style and vibe.


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