Lacawac Sanctuary Historic Watres Lodge
Lacawac Sanctuary, in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, is a nature preserve that surrounds a 52-acre glacial lake. Lacawac Sanctuary was founded in 1966 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The sanctuary came about with the donation of 341 acres and now totals 545 acres. The mission of the sanctuary is to preserve the glacial lake, its watershed, surrounding forest, and historic buildings.
Declared a National Natural Landmark, Lake Lacawac is free from development and is the southernmost glacial lake in the hemisphere. It has been referred to as “the southernmost unpolluted glacial lake in North America” due to the owners being careful to not allow wastewater into the lake. This is what makes Lacawac so special for your special day!
Lake-side outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour on the first floor of the Historic Watres Lodge, then dinner on the lawn of the lodge in a beautiful tented space and dancing in the 20th century carriage house make for a fabulous experience throughout Lacawac on your wedding day. Your creative flair can be added to the treasures found around every corner. These treasures provide a unique atmosphere for you and your guests. The centerpiece of Lacawac besides the lake, is our Watres Lodge built in 1903.
Our newly renovated Ice House Cottage is the perfect place for the bride and her maids to prepare for the big day and it is also available for the newlyweds to stay in while they prepare and/or the night of the wedding. Clients love these special options for their wedding party. More information on Lacawac weddings at www.lacawaclodge.com.
The Settlers Inn, Hawley
Couples hosting their romantic wedding in the Poconos at The Settlers Inn will have the choice of a garden or riverside outdoor ceremony. After you’ve said “I do,” you and your new spouse can take wedding photos while your guests will enjoy a cocktail hour, which includes an open bar and a scrumptious selection of hors d'oeuvres.
A champagne toast will take place during the reception, which is held in The Undercroft Room. The lovely dining room features a fireplace, beautifully set with willow tree tiles, windows and glass-paned doors to enjoy the natural light, a stone entryway that leads to our gardens, and accents of cherry wood, glass art, and Arroyo Craftsman wall sconces. The Undercroft Room is warm, inviting, and serene, creating the perfect environment in which to celebrate your nuptials. (From Settlers Website). For more information on weddings at Settlers Inn visit their website at thesettlersinn.com/weddings.
The Ledges Hotel, Hawley
Ledges Hotel, is the ideal Pocono Mountains location for a more intimate wedding. The settling is breathtaking with their decks offering views of the river gorge falls. The Waterfall Package at Ledges is ideal for 25 to 50 guests and is available from May to October. Bridal parties will have the ceremony on site, a cocktail reception, wedding cake, coffee bar, and an open bar with a champagne toast. Their Gorgeous Package can accommodate up to 125 guests year-round. This package offers guests 4 hors d’oeuvres, 2 small plate stations, an open bar and dessert displays like cream puffs or chocolate covered strawberries. Guests can end the evening with a coffee bar and after dinner cordials. Each bride and groom will also receive the assistance of a wedding coordinator to make sure all details are handled from beginning to end. (From Ledges Hotel website). For more information on this unique venue visit ledgeshotel.com/weddings-receptions.
The French Manor, Newfoundland
When it comes to romantic Pennsylvania wedding venues, no place compares to the French Manor Inn and Spa. Nestled atop Huckleberry Mountain in Newfoundland, PA, our enchanting stone chateau offers brides and grooms the ideal setting for their special day. The grounds at the inn offer unparalleled views, an inviting ambiance, and luxury accommodations for you and your guests. The knowledgeable staff is eager to assist with planning your Pocono wedding down to the smallest detail. Another great thing about having your reception at The Manor is that we will not host any other weddings on your special day. (From the French Manor Website). For more information on the beautiful French Manor visit them at thefrenchmanor.com/storybook-weddings/.
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