Weddings at The Margate on Winnipesaukee

It takes a strong commitment to make a perfect marriage. And perhaps the best way to start is with a perfect wedding reception at The Margate Resort, one of New Hampshire’s finest lakeside venues.

Located at the water’s edge of Paugus Bay of Lake Winnipesaukee, our Lakeside Pavilion is a truly one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding ceremony venue, framing the blue sky, mountains, vivid sunsets, and shimmering waters. With breathtaking views of the lake & 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. A tented reception adds a touch of elegance to your important day. Accommodating 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 in a category of its own! This elegant and graceful 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 field stone fireplace make this room the perfect setting for your ceremony, reception or gathering. This room accommodates up to 120 people comfortably and will create the perfect backdrop for you elegant reception.

Our Main Ballroom, adorned with mirrors throughout, can accommodate weddings up to 300 people, or can be reconfigured 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 Pavilion or Tented wedding, add that something extra!! Light up the night sky with our brilliant fireworks package and dazzle your guests. No true celebration is complete without them and it will leave your guests in awe with a lasting impression of an unforgettable event.  View Fireworks Schedule

After your reception, continue your festivities with a beach campfire. 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 one of the best sunsets on Lake Winnipesaukee. You can also bring your fixings for s’mores as well!

Not interested in sitting by a campfire? After your reception, we will keep our indoor pool open extra late and open the poolside bar! Your guests will enjoy after-party drinks while taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in our over-sized Jacuzzi or sauna.

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