“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…”. You want your wedding day to be perfect – and we get that! Whether you live in the region or it is your dream destination wedding, let us help you plan a beautiful Lake George Area ceremony and reception. This blog will walk you down the aisle to meet hair & makeup artists, florists, and musicians. From venues to vendors, here is every resource you may need when tying the knot in the Lake George Area.

The Planning Process

Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, even more so if you don’t live in the area. Kate Taylor Events & Weddings, Events to a T, All We Do Is Epic Dot Com, or North Country Nuptials will help you with every detail!

The Venue

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One of the first steps in the wedding planning process is booking the venue. Whether you’re envisioning a lakeside ceremony with unforgettable views of the Adirondacks, or historic grounds with beautiful gardens, there is a venue for you here in the Lake George Area. Get married overlooking miles of mountaintop landscape at Forest Lake Camp or Top of the World Golf Resort. Say your vows surrounded by rustic charm at The Promise Gardens of the Adirondacks, Friends Lake Inn, Fern Lodge, The Barn at French Mountain, or The Lodge on Echo Lake. The Sagamore Resort, The Inn at Erlowest, The Queensbury Hotel, Hiland Park Country Club, or The Park Theater will exceed a couple’s expectations when looking for a classic venue. If you’re interested in a truly unique and memorable Lake George Area wedding, considering having your ceremony with the Lake George Steamboat Company or Lake George Waterfront Cruises. The perfect wedding location is the beginning of your happily ever after!

The Wedding Cake

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Cake is one of the most important parts of any wedding, and with it the sweet moment of cutting that first piece alongside your partner. The Lake George Area is home to some of the best bakeries in Upstate New York, ready to help you bring your idea to life whether it be a traditional tiered wedding cake, cupcake tower, or anything in between!


But, a wedding cannot go on with a cake alone – picking the perfect caterer is an essential part of making sure your wedding goes off without a hitch! Deliciously Different Specialty Items, Inc. is located in Queensbury and will cater the menu to your exact tastes, providing farm-to-table focused offering for gatherings of all sizes. Rainer’s Gourmet Inspirations, based out of Villa Vero in the Lake George Village, prepares fine cuisine that can be served as a classic plate-style reception meal or a specialty menu catered to match the theme of your wedding.

If your venue covers food, and you’re more interest in creating an exceptional crafted drink experience, request the ADK Traveling Bar! Completely customizable and able to travel to your location, the ADK Traveling Bar is perfect for those who want a fun and unique addition to their wedding.

Additionally, there are many local restaurants that will gladly cater to you and your guests for an unforgettable reception. The Algonquin in Bolton Landing is just one example that provides special events packages & personalized menus – click here to find more!

The Tux

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One of the first things any couple thinks about when beginning the wedding planning process is the dress and the tux! With the bride’s fairytale gown already picked out, the Lake George Area has two menswear stores – J. Reid Menswear and Stay in Tux – with a range of styles and colors for the dapper groom and groomsmen. They also offer shoes, ties, and other accessories to complete the formal attire.

Hair & Makeup

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Of course, you want to look your best on your wedding day! There is a long list of boutique salons in the Lake George Area with a full range of services like creating gorgeous updos, adding fresh coats of nail polish, and applying a full face of glam.

The Music

Music sets the mood for your special day, and you need a band or DJ that will curate the perfect wedding playlist. Look no further – there are talented entertainers with impressive resumes throughout the Lake George Area!

The Bouquet

traditional indian wedding on the shores of Lake George

Last, but certainly not least, flower arrangements need to be made. From bouquets to boutonnieres, flower petals, table centerpieces, and wedding arbors – there are a handful of full-service bridal florists in the Lake George Area specializing in trendy, custom floral creations to perfectly match the color scheme and aesthetic of your wedding.

The Photographs

Your wedding may be the most photographed day of your life. And, you want to make sure all the special moments – the first look, the first kiss, the first dance – are all captured. The photos in this blog were provided by three professional wedding photographers serving the Lake George Area. Consider booking them for your big day!

Elario Photography Inc.

Black and white image of a wedding couple at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY

JP Elario, who took over Elario Photography from his father, has 30 years of experience and a proven track record of creating stunning collections of wedding day photographs for couples around the Lake George Area and beyond. Click here to visit elariophotography.com and scroll through his beautiful wedding, engagement, and maternity shoots.

Caitlin Miller Photography

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Caitlin is a professionally trained wedding and event photographer who has been awarded “Best Photography of the Lake George Region” by wedding.com. She was educated at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, and has traveled the world photographing families, cultures, and environments. Click here to visit caitlinmillerphotography.com and check out her portfolio.

Brayton Photography


Krystal and Daniel Brayton are the husband and wife team behind the beautiful Brayton Photography images. Krystal, an Alaska native turned New Yorker, is the wedding, portrait, and family photographer. Daniel is local to the Lake George Area and is “technical guru, Krystal-calmer, and gear hauler.” The team is passionate about what they do, and you are sure treasure every photography they take – find them on Facebook and Instagram.