Lake Winnipesaukee Wedding Venues at The Margate

Your big day calls for a stunning wedding venue. If you’re looking for the perfect venue to host your wedding, look no further than The Margate on Winnipesaukee, in Laconia, NH. We offer several gorgeous wedding and reception venues ranging in size and amenities, ensuring we have the ideal accommodations for your New Hampshire lake wedding. We’ll work with you to turn the wedding of your dreams into reality.

Enjoy a spectacular lakefront wedding on stunning Lake Winnipesaukee at our Lakeside Pavilion. Located right at the water’s edge of Paugus Bay, Lakeside Pavilion is the go-to outdoor wedding ceremony venue in New Hampshire. This outdoor lake wedding venue is truly one-of-a-kind, framing the blue sky, mountains, vivid sunsets, and shimmering waters. With breathtaking views of the lake and mountains combined with beautiful landscaping, the West Lawn, our lakeside event venue, is one of the most sought-after wedding locations in the Lakes Region.

After your ceremony, add an extra touch of elegance to your big day with a tented reception. Whether you’re holding a small or large wedding, Lakeside Pavilion and the West Lawn have you covered. This space can accommodate from 100 up to 500 guests and tailored to suit your individual tastes; the customizable possibilities are limitless at this one-of-a-kind setting.

The Mariah Room is an indoor wedding venue that features all of the natural beauty of an outdoor Lake Winnipesaukee ceremony experience. Ever elegant, The Mariah Room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Lake Winnipesaukee and let the natural light flood into the room. Facing West, The Mariah Room also offers some of the most spectacular sunsets on the lake. The granite bar and fieldstone fireplace make this room the perfect setting for your ceremony, reception, or gathering in Laconia, NH. This room accommodates up to 120 people comfortably and will create the perfect backdrop for your elegant reception.

Another great indoor wedding venue option is our Main Ballroom. The Main Ballroom is a gorgeous Laconia, NH, event venue adorned with mirrors throughout the space. If the 120 people capacity of The Mariah Room is too small for your wedding, the Main Ballroom has you covered; it can accommodate weddings up to 300 people. Additionally, our team can reconfigure it for smaller and more intimate receptions. Dance the night away in this beautiful and expansive room with a large dance floor and room for a band or DJ.

At the conclusion of your Lakeside Pavilion or tented wedding, end the night with a bang with The Margate on Winnipesaukee’s brilliant fireworks package. For about 10 minutes, your guests will be dazzled as the night sky is lit up in celebration of your love. This is one incredible end to an unforgettable and romantic New Hampshire wedding. Click here to view our fireworks schedule.

After your reception, keep the good times rolling and continue your festivities with a beach campfire on Lake Winnipesaukee. Our team will build a safe fire pit in the sand where you can enjoy a cocktail from our Beach Bar (open seasonally) while viewing a gorgeous Lake Winnipesaukee sunset. You can also bring your fixings for s’mores for a tasty post-wedding snack. A beach campfire is an incredibly unique and romantic way to complete your New Hampshire wedding.

Make a splash at the end of your reception with a pool party at The Margate on Winnipesaukee’s swimming pool. We’ll keep our indoor pool open extra late and serve drinks out of the poolside bar. You and your wedding guests will enjoy after-party drinks while taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in our oversized Jacuzzi or sauna. Either way, your wedding pool party will be a fun and memorable conclusion to your special day.

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