The Treetop Suite
Just the spot for relaxing and enjoying the view.
Newlyweds enjoying a moment after the ceremony.
Rustic Elegance at Lake Placid Lodge
By Berkeley Brooks
Set on the edge of village and forest, overlooking the lake with a mountain backdrop, Lake Placid Lodge offers a wedding location that’s hard to top. This breathtaking setting is where proposals have been made, over dinner or on the deck, and wedding ceremonies and receptions have soon followed.
With only 30 guest rooms, the resort offers intimacy and privacy. Some couples choose to buy out the resort to allow for their dream wedding. Typically, the lodge hosts weddings of under 100 people.
The Whiteface Suite on the top floor is set aside for the bride; it boasts a large deck and living room area, a queen swinging bed overlooking Whiteface Mountain, and a dining table that seats ten. For the groom, there is the premier Treetop Suite, also on the top floor.
On their big day, couples make their way down the lawn to an expansive view of Lake Placid, where they can host a waterfront ceremony during the warmer season. In the colder months, wedding parties can arrive on ice skates and newlyweds can depart on sleighs.
Following the ceremony, guests make their way to a patio with more waterfront views over dinner. Wedding memories and perfect photo ops are made on Hacker– Craft boat rides as the sun sets.
To keep tranquility at the lake, there is a strict 9 p.m. noise ordinance. So, the wedding party moves inside for dancing in a great room that can hold a ten–piece band and contain the merriment.
The Lodge recommends wedding planners well-versed in orchestrating the perfect wedding there. Planners help guide couples in choosing among Lake Placid’s own photographers, florists, cake vendors, hair and makeup stylists, and masseuses.
The in-house food and beverage team offers everything a couple could want. The longtime chef specializes in “local people who pull up with their vehicles filled with produce grown in their own greenhouses within Lake Placid,” said Dott. The lodge buys from these local, small farms to offer guests meals, garnishes, and beverages that are fresh, organic, and one-of-a-kind.
While you’re at the Lodge, take advantage of all the outdoor pleasures there and nearby — kayaking and boating around the lake, relaxing around the fire pit with friends, hiking Whiteface Mountain. Save time to visit the Olympic sites.
The warmth and charm of the Lake Placid Lodge infuse every special occasion.