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The Margate on Winnipesaukee

Laconia , NH
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LOCATION

76 Lake St.
Laconia, NH 03246 US (map)

PHONE

603-524-5210

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee has been providing happy couples with the weddings of their dreams for over 50 years. As a family owned resort, we pay attention to every last detail... Read more
The Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee has been providing happy couples with the weddings of their dreams for over 50 years. As a family owned resort, we pay attention to every last detail helping to create the perfect wedding. From food selection and seating arrangements to recommending professional vendors, we take the guesswork out of planning your special day.



What we do well:


At The Margate Resort, we feel that our ability to show all of our prices upfront for our couples is a positive attribute.

Our couples have their own personal coordinator from the initial meeting through the wedding day. We feel this eliminates any third party confusions.


What separates us from other venues:

We have over 400 feet of beautiful beach to be the back drop for your special day.

We have both indoor and outdoor locations for your reception

We do not have any food and beverage minimums

Our prices are guaranteed from initial deposit through the wedding day.


What we feel are our strong features:

We only hold one wedding ceremony at a time.

We have been family owned since 1952.

We have beautifully landscaped grounds right on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Read less

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Beach, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Server(s)
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Local
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Im writing this several months later. But I just had to give an amazing review since my husband & I had an AMAZING wedding at the Margate Resort on August 29, 2015 ..

It was the perfect setting for a lakeside wedding. Our coordinator Caroline was a big help through all the planning and the day of the wedding she certainly made sure everything ran smoothly. Caroline (was ALWAYS available and made planning our wedding an absolute breeze! She answered every email in a timely manner & always offered suggestions. She became like a best friend to me.

The day of the wedding Caroline kept everyone in line and on time so our ceremony & reception went off without a hitch!

The location itself is absolutely beautiful which makes for a beautiful lakeside wedding.

The Mariah Room (where we had our reception) was absolutely stunning and had it's own private bar. We also had a private bonfire after the reception and had a blast enjoying the lake and fire! The Margate is very Family Friendly which is also one of the reasons we chose this venue.

If I could give Caroline 10 Stars or more I would. We Absolutley love her ??????
Im writing this several months later. But I just had to give an amazing review since my husband & I had an AMAZING wedding Read more...
Im writing this several months later. But I just had to give an amazing review since my husband & I had an AMAZING wedding at the Margate Resort on August 29, 2015 ..

It was the perfect setting for a lakeside wedding. Our coordinator Caroline was a big help through all the planning and the day of the wedding she certainly made sure everything ran smoothly. Caroline (was ALWAYS available and made planning our wedding an absolute breeze! She answered every email in a timely manner & always offered suggestions. She became like a best friend to me.

The day of the wedding Caroline kept everyone in line and on time so our ceremony & reception went off without a hitch!

The location itself is absolutely beautiful which makes for a beautiful lakeside wedding.

The Mariah Room (where we had our reception) was absolutely stunning and had it's own private bar. We also had a private bonfire after the reception and had a blast enjoying the lake and fire! The Margate is very Family Friendly which is also one of the reasons we chose this venue.

If I could give Caroline 10 Stars or more I would. We Absolutley love her ?????? Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Monica
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was perfect, and I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for an affordable venue with the beauty of other top-notch locations. We planned our wedding in 5 months with Caroline, who was very responsive to e-mails, telephone calls, and inquiries. She provided numerous recommendations as far as vendors went and even went as far as putting us in touch with a new stylist when the previous one was unreliable. Her patience and willingness to go through all of the details from start to finish of the wedding made for a smooth wedding day during a busy July 4th weekend. The resort was big enough to accommodate all of our wedding guests overnight, and even provided amenities like a private pool party and private campfire into the evening. This made for an incredible evening from ceremony to reception to after party. I highly recommend this venue and recommend speaking with Caroline Snyder. Her patience and calmness on our wedding day calmed any sort of hidden jitters and made for a magical day!
Our wedding day was perfect, and I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for an affordable venue with the beauty of Read more...
Our wedding day was perfect, and I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for an affordable venue with the beauty of other top-notch locations. We planned our wedding in 5 months with Caroline, who was very responsive to e-mails, telephone calls, and inquiries. She provided numerous recommendations as far as vendors went and even went as far as putting us in touch with a new stylist when the previous one was unreliable. Her patience and willingness to go through all of the details from start to finish of the wedding made for a smooth wedding day during a busy July 4th weekend. The resort was big enough to accommodate all of our wedding guests overnight, and even provided amenities like a private pool party and private campfire into the evening. This made for an incredible evening from ceremony to reception to after party. I highly recommend this venue and recommend speaking with Caroline Snyder. Her patience and calmness on our wedding day calmed any sort of hidden jitters and made for a magical day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Margate is an amazing venue. Having the lake as your back drop for the big day was perfect and breathtaking. It's convenient to have everything all in one spot, no need to worry about transporting guests to and from. Hart's Turkey Farm was our caterer which was delicious as always.
The Margate staff were attentive and paid attention to detail. They provided us with suggestions for vendors we may have needed that were local. We used DJ Carlos Russin, who was outstanding!!
Overall my husband and I, as well as guests and family, were extremely satified with everything. I would highly recommend using The Margate as your wedding venue.
The Margate is an amazing venue. Having the lake as your back drop for the big day was perfect and breathtaking. It's Read more...
The Margate is an amazing venue. Having the lake as your back drop for the big day was perfect and breathtaking. It's convenient to have everything all in one spot, no need to worry about transporting guests to and from. Hart's Turkey Farm was our caterer which was delicious as always.
The Margate staff were attentive and paid attention to detail. They provided us with suggestions for vendors we may have needed that were local. We used DJ Carlos Russin, who was outstanding!!
Overall my husband and I, as well as guests and family, were extremely satified with everything. I would highly recommend using The Margate as your wedding venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Beautiful location for a fall outdoor ceremony and reception right on the lake!! The view is spectacular and makes for the perfect evening (and photos!)
Beautiful location for a fall outdoor ceremony and reception right on the lake!! The view is spectacular and makes for the Read more...
Beautiful location for a fall outdoor ceremony and reception right on the lake!! The view is spectacular and makes for the perfect evening (and photos!) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Tammy
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I am the mother of the bride and paid for the wedding and it was worth every penny. Worked with Caroline and she was on top of everything.
I am the mother of the bride and paid for the wedding and it was worth every penny. Worked with Caroline and she was on Read more...
I am the mother of the bride and paid for the wedding and it was worth every penny. Worked with Caroline and she was on top of everything. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had the best experience at the Margate for our wedding. My family was coming in from all over the country and this place had all 3 things we needed and reasonably priced. We chose to do our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception along with having everyone able to stay at one location. Everything we needed and asked for was only a request away. It rained on our wedding day(good luck) and we had to cancel our bonfire. Our wedding coordinator, Beth, didn't even blink an eye, had a plan all worked out so that we could continue on enjoying our evening and keep partying. If anything did go wrong we didn't notice because Beth had everything under control. For a reception of 90-100 this place had the best of everything, great views, great staff, great location, and more.
We had the best experience at the Margate for our wedding. My family was coming in from all over the country and this Read more...
We had the best experience at the Margate for our wedding. My family was coming in from all over the country and this place had all 3 things we needed and reasonably priced. We chose to do our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception along with having everyone able to stay at one location. Everything we needed and asked for was only a request away. It rained on our wedding day(good luck) and we had to cancel our bonfire. Our wedding coordinator, Beth, didn't even blink an eye, had a plan all worked out so that we could continue on enjoying our evening and keep partying. If anything did go wrong we didn't notice because Beth had everything under control. For a reception of 90-100 this place had the best of everything, great views, great staff, great location, and more. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This Place was GREAT! We looked at a total of 7 venue's and The Margate was by far the most beautiful AND the least expensive. The Hotel was clean, the Staff was friendly and accommodating, the beach bar was a HUGE hit with my family and guests that needed a place to hang out while we were rehearsing. The most impressive thing about this whole experience was Beth, who was our wedding coordinator. She was amazing!! She had the wedding choreographed down to a SCIENCE! I cant say enough about her. She was truley dedicated to making sure our wedding day was perfect, and looking back, it was. I highly recommend this place
This Place was GREAT! We looked at a total of 7 venue's and The Margate was by far the most beautiful AND the least Read more...
This Place was GREAT! We looked at a total of 7 venue's and The Margate was by far the most beautiful AND the least expensive. The Hotel was clean, the Staff was friendly and accommodating, the beach bar was a HUGE hit with my family and guests that needed a place to hang out while we were rehearsing. The most impressive thing about this whole experience was Beth, who was our wedding coordinator. She was amazing!! She had the wedding choreographed down to a SCIENCE! I cant say enough about her. She was truley dedicated to making sure our wedding day was perfect, and looking back, it was. I highly recommend this place Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Loved it here. So amazing!! There aren't words to describe it!! Our coordinated Caroline was the best. So on top of everything. Was amazing & kind. She handled unruelly groomsmen well, helped with a tantrum throwing 3 yo ring bearer, an elderly nana who needed to change her walk in path last minute. Checked in on our babysitting room for. Helped us order pizza. Kept the temperature in our reception comfortable, though all the sun kept warming it up. Handled our vendors ans everything amazingly. Our ceremony was in the breathtaking pavilion. Our reception in the gorgeous Mariah room. We then had a private bon fire & late night pizza & pool party. The view is beautiful. The site family friendly & party friendly along with romantic. Couldn't recomend it more!
Loved it here. So amazing!! There aren't words to describe it!! Our coordinated Caroline was the best. So on top of Read more...
Loved it here. So amazing!! There aren't words to describe it!! Our coordinated Caroline was the best. So on top of everything. Was amazing & kind. She handled unruelly groomsmen well, helped with a tantrum throwing 3 yo ring bearer, an elderly nana who needed to change her walk in path last minute. Checked in on our babysitting room for. Helped us order pizza. Kept the temperature in our reception comfortable, though all the sun kept warming it up. Handled our vendors ans everything amazingly. Our ceremony was in the breathtaking pavilion. Our reception in the gorgeous Mariah room. We then had a private bon fire & late night pizza & pool party. The view is beautiful. The site family friendly & party friendly along with romantic. Couldn't recomend it more! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony on the private beach and our reception in the pavilion, which could not have been more perfect for our small intimate wedding. The view was stunning and the fireworks were amazing. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful the venue was. Caroline was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with from the beginning of my planning until my wedding day.
We had our ceremony on the private beach and our reception in the pavilion, which could not have been more perfect for our Read more...
We had our ceremony on the private beach and our reception in the pavilion, which could not have been more perfect for our small intimate wedding. The view was stunning and the fireworks were amazing. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful the venue was. Caroline was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with from the beginning of my planning until my wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Kirstan
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Margate on Oct 12, 2013. I don’t know anyone that can say their wedding was perfect – because something inevitably goes awry. But I can. Our wedding weekend was perfect -- it was everything we wanted and more. This was due in large part to our wedding planner Nicole. We would heartily recommend Nicole and the Margate to anyone who asks. Nicole is exceptional at her job and it was a true pleasure to work with her. She went above and beyond the call of duty at every turn.

In addition, my husband and I could not have been more pleased with how well our guests were taken care of by the entire Margate staff – we heard nothing but raves from everyone in attendance.
My husband and I got married at the Margate on Oct 12, 2013. I don’t know anyone that can say their wedding was perfect – Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Margate on Oct 12, 2013. I don’t know anyone that can say their wedding was perfect – because something inevitably goes awry. But I can. Our wedding weekend was perfect -- it was everything we wanted and more. This was due in large part to our wedding planner Nicole. We would heartily recommend Nicole and the Margate to anyone who asks. Nicole is exceptional at her job and it was a true pleasure to work with her. She went above and beyond the call of duty at every turn.

In addition, my husband and I could not have been more pleased with how well our guests were taken care of by the entire Margate staff – we heard nothing but raves from everyone in attendance. Read less
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