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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 contracted 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.
Anne
8/26/17
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had my daughter's wedding at the Margate on Sat August 26,2017 The wedding was wonderful The food excellent and the view incredible. Working with Caroline Snyder and the Margate Staff was awesome Everyone went out of their way to make my daughter's day Magical and everything went off without a hitch due to Caroline & Staff. It was an unforgettable wedding weekend and fun was had by all. What a great place to have friends and family together and I would highly recommend the Margate
Casey
7/22/17
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The Margate helped my dream wedding come true. I always wanted a beachside wedding and also wanted to incorporate Lake Winnipesaukee (special place in my heart) and the Margate made that happen. We had our ceremony on the pavilion, which juts out over the water, and the reception was on the West Lawn right next to it. Beth was very responsive and accommodating - helping make sure we had considered every detail and being flexible to help make sure everything was just as we had envisioned it. The day of was stress-free; everything was taken care of. Beth checked on me a few times and it was such a joy to see everything come together - the colors, decorations, etc. I would recommend this to anyone for sure. Additionally, since it's like a resort, there's lots of spaces to have extra events for the wedding. We had our friends play a concert in the Blackstone Lounge the night before and we did a campfire with s'mores after the reception. There is also a beach bar and a pool and another indoor bar that you can rent out. Our guests loved it and we heard lots say that they wanted to come back again! Only things to be aware of are 1) they have up to 3 weddings a day at the site. It didn't end up being an issue, but it does make it a little more crowded if you want it to feel super intimate, and 2) there were a few things that we had to take care of which was a little weird, like we needed to provide our own linens for the high-top cocktail hour tables but not the dinner tables.
Lindsey
7/7/17
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding at the Margate this past July. It was a day that I will never forget, and yes, I know that is cliche, but it’s the truth. From when we booked the venue, to saying goodbye the next morning after the wedding, our wedding coordinator, Caroline, made everything possible. She went above and beyond and was always there when I needed to ask a question or to even just feel better about things. To my husband and I, our wedding day just flowed. Caroline did everything to make sure that we didn’t worry about anything. We have been told that our wedding was over the top, and absolutely beautiful. I don’t think that would of been possible if it wasn’t for the Margate and how hard they worked from beginning to end and how much Caroline put her heart and soul into what she does. It was overall amazing. I wish I could go into more details, but still looking back at the day, I’m speechless. Without the Margate and Caroline, our wedding wouldn’t have been our dream come true! Thank you Margate and mostly, thank you to Caroline; you are truly amazing and we appreciate all you have done for us!

10/15/16
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We got married October 15th in the Grand Ballroom. The ceremony was in the Lakeside Pavillon. We couldn't have asked for a better venue. I wanted naturally beautiful back drop and the Margate delivered. We had the lounge Friday night for pre wedding festivities with karaoke and a beachfire. The guests loved it and saw it as an opportunity for a weekend getaway. Caroline was our coordinator and was amazing. She answered all my emails, which were many, and made sure all the details were taken care of. It was stress free and went off without any issues. I was nervous on how the ballroom would look but once we had the uplighting and tables set it exceeding my expectations. We had Hart's Turkey Farm cater which was economical and delicious. One tip is to make sure your guests book early as they do up to 3 weddings at a time and can book up fast. Highly recommend!!!
Chelsea
9/17/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our wedding was September 17th, 2016 at The Margate and it was absolutely amazing! I can definitely say that my Wedding Day was, thus far, one of the best days of my life! The Margate was a great location for our reception because of the large Ballroom that accommodated all of our guests, the option for a campfire after hours of dancing, and the option for guests to stay right on the property on the night of our Wedding. Caroline Snyder was a great Wedding Coordinator and was very responsive to all of my questions (email, phone, and in person) and helped ensure that the day went as smoothly as possible! Pluses: -Ballroom was available on Thursday for our Saturday Wedding and this made our set-up incredibly smooth and relaxed -Caroline's flexibility and responsiveness to all of my questions, worries, etc. -The large Ballroom to accommodate all of our guests and the option to stay in the Ballroom until midnight (whereas, in the Mariah Room, weddings have to end at 10 PM because of the guest rooms surrounding the reception room) -The campfire after our reception with s'mores and pizza (we set-up the s'mores and ordered the pizza) -The option for guests to stay right on the property -Caroline's recommendations for vendors (all of our vendors were amazing!) Cons: -There were 3 weddings at The Margate on 9.17 so parking was tight, otherwise, I didn't even notice there were 3 weddings going on simultaneously!
Stephanie
9/10/16
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5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I got married at The Margate in September of this year! I fell in love with the place while I was looking for venues two years prior. Beyond the beautiful views, reasonable rates, they offer amazing amenities! I was able to have a private pool party the night before my wedding for be guest that stayed the night before. Then I had a bon fire after my reception which ended at 8pm. I would not have changed my location for anything! Bethany was my coordinator and I can not say enough good things about her. She truley made my day stress free and was there for me the day I booked my venue until the day I said I do!! Thank you Margate for the most rememberable day!!
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Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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 ??????
Monica
7/2/16
Categories: Planner, , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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!
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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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.
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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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!)
Tammy
9/12/15
Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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.
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Categories: , Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 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.
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Venues
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:
Beach, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
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, Clean Up, Event Planning, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
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
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