You want to work with vendors who are excited and welcoming of you, your love, and your family. The venues listed below either are owned by someone in the LGBTQ+ community or have excitedly welcomed same-sex couples to their grounds in the past.
While gay marriage is legal in all fifty states, there is a big difference between getting married at a venue that "allows" gay weddings to one that eagerly embraces you and your partner when you plan your big day. You deserve the best service from the best vendors in the Albany-Saratoga Springs-Lake George area, whose staff also support your right to love each other and get married. Below are some LGBTQ+ friendly venues in and around New York's Capital Region to consider for your big day.
Queer Friendly Wedding Venues Around Albany, NY
June Farms in West Sand Lake, NY
June Farms is a small farm located in Upstate New York. On the day of your wedding, guests can stroll through the 120 acre property meeting animals and viewing the beautiful grounds. Also on the property are lovely cabins that you can rent to stay at, so that you do not have to drive after your wedding.
Old Daley on Crooked Lake in Averill Park, NY
The Old Daley is a lakeside venue 20 minutes outside of Albany and just a hop away from the Massachusetts border and the Berkshires. In the winter, you can get married in front of the large fireplace in the Great Room. When it's warm out, you can get married right by the lake under the old willow tree.
Greywacke Meadows in Grafton, NY
Greywacke Meadows is a family-run business and budget-friendly option for LGBTQ+ couples looking for a gorgeous outdoor venue. The property features a restored farmhouse on 85 acres.
The Sablewood in Schoharie, NY
The Sablewood hosts stunning weddings year-round. While the property can accommodate up to 250 guests, it is also perfectly suited for a more intimate affair. The updated barn is one of the most beautiful in the area, complete with sprawling grounds with views.
New York State Museum in Albany, NY
The NYS Museum is a unique venue for all the history buffs out there. The fourth floor terrace is a surrounded by floor to ceiling windows looking out over the Empire Plaza. The fourth floor is also home to a historic carousel, which makes a beautiful backdrop!
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Venues in Saratoga Springs, NY
The Adelphi Hotel in Saratoga Springs, NY
The Adelphi Hotel is the epitome of luxury and class. This historic hotel has two different event spaces and one of the best menus in town. Looking for a unique space for your intimate wedding? The atrium is absolutely gorgeous! The Adelphi is a go-to for many couples wanting classic elegance.
Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, NY
The historic Canfield Casino is located right in the heart of Saratoga Springs and is surrounded by a beautiful park. Since it is downtown, you and your guests have plenty of options for where to stay. Did I mention that there is a carousel next door as well?
The Mansion Inn in Saratoga Springs, NY
The Mansion Inn is a historic venue that really excels at more intimate events. Events with a small guest-list can take place inside the Venetian, villa-style mansion. Bigger events can take place in the barn next door or under a tent on the property. An extra bonus is that you and your guests can stay in the 23-room mansion before and after your wedding, making it perfect for a destination wedding in Saratoga Springs!
National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, NY
The National Museum of Dance is located inside the Saratoga Spa State Park. With three distinct spaces for your wedding ceremony, you have lot's of options.
LGBTQ+ Wedding Venues in Lake George, NY
The Inn at Erlowest in Lake George, NY
The Inn at Erlowest is a castle located on the shores of Lake George and is available year-round for your wedding. This unique and sprawling venue, manages to create intimate vibes for you and your wedding party. As an extra bonus, you and 14 of your guests can take a private boat ride and cruise Lake George on the 38 foot handmade Hackercraft!
Sagamore Resort in Lake George, NY
The Sagamore Resort is located on a secluded island and has a gorgeous Adirondack Mountain backdrop. If you are looking for something truly special for your intimate wedding, you can choose a 4-hour ceremony and reception cruise for your Lake George wedding. Looking for something on land? The Sagamore has 4 different reception venues for your wedding, whether intimate or with all your friends and family!
Forest Lake Camp in Chestertown, NY
The Forest Lake Camp is an adventurous outdoor venue in the Southern Adirondacks right outside of Lake George. This 800 acre property boasts a 25 acre lake and over 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. This wedding venue is rather untraditional and is has a full camp vibe, complete with cabins and bonfires for you and your guests to stay and party at.
I'm sure that there are many more LGBTQ+ friendly venues in New York's Capital Region, but these are the ones that I know of. Do you have any I should add to the list? Contact me and let me know!
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