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The Margate on Winnipesaukee

76 Lake St., Laconia, NH 03246
603-524-5210
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4.4
52 Reviews

The Margate on Winnipesaukee is a large, resort-style wedding event venue located in Laconia, New Hampshire. This family-owned resort will pay attention to every detail to help you create the perfect wedding. The Margate maintains beautifully-landscaped grounds right on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. Facilities and Capacity With over 400 feet of beautiful beach to serve as the backdrop to your wedding, this venue will catch the attention of all your guests. There are also indoor reception sites available. With so much space at your disposal, you will be able to host a large wedding of up to 1,000 guests. Services Offered The Margate will take care of your food selection and seating arrangements, as well as recommending professional vendors to ensure you have a stress-free wedding experience. They also only ever hold one wedding at time, so you can be sure that the staff of The Margate will be attentive to all your needs on your special day. Other services include:

Chairs, tables, and linens Setup and cleanup Flatware, glassware, and china Event planning In-house catering In-house bar Outside vendors Wireless Internet Lighting and sound Accommodations Liability insurance
Christina
4/28/18
Categories: Beauty & Health, Venues
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 4.0
My husband and I were married at the Margate Resort two weeks ago and it was absolutely perfect in every way! We had the ceremony at the Pavilion and our reception in the Mariah Room. We actually started with Beth as our day-of-coordinator but she left the Margate last November. Even though we were a little hesitant to be switched to Shelbie at what seemed like the last minute, she blew us away with her professionalism, organization, and hard work. The venue itself is gorgeous and needs very little decorations to make it a magical wedding. It was a little nerve-wracking that the Margate can potentially have up to three weddings on any given day, which effects the ceremony time. However, every detail worked out in our favor and our guests are STILL talking about our wedding!
Emily
9/30/17
Categories: , Venues
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I held our wedding at the Margate, and we are so pleased we did! Our ceremony was held in the Pavilion, and our reception was in the Mariah Room. The views during both our ceremony and reception were beautiful, and the grounds made for some beautiful photo ops. What made the Margate such a great choice was that (1) all of our guests could stay on site and (2) it had so many options to keep people entertained the entire weekend. Friday night, guests were welcomed with a get together at the Beach Bar, and Saturday night, after our reception, everyone stopped back into their rooms to change into comfy clothes, and then headed to a bonfire on the beach to keep the party going. Shelbie was our coordinator, and I LOVED working with her. She was very attentive and professional, but her clam demeanor really helped me stay relaxed throughout the planning process and during the wedding itself. All in all, the Margate is a fantastic wedding venue choice!
Eric
9/9/17
Categories: , Venues
4.1
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 4.0
Our experience was overall very good. They do a lot of weddings so they're well prepared. It was nice to have a venue where guests could stay, you could do the rehearsal, the ceremony, and the reception. Our day of coordinator was very helpful and almost acted as a wedding planner and helped us through a lot of the process. The venue itself is beautiful and our guests loved it. Compared to other similar venues in the area, the pricing for the ceremony and reception was very reasonable. There aren't a ton of places to go afterwards in the area if you're looking to keep the party going, but there are a lot of ways you can customize your after party like fireworks shows, a camp fire on the beach, or renting out the pool/bar area. Just a couple of minor drawbacks. They only offer consumption bar alcohol which they estimate at $15 per hour per person. If you're planning on open bar, 100 people and a 5 hour reception puts you between $7500-9000. If you're doing cash bar. they don't accept cards and the closest ATM is across the street. They only have 4 food caterers they work with and you cannot use anyone but those 4. They usually do 3 weddings per day which can make things pretty congested. We ended up in a standoff with other wedding groups who were trying to get pictures in the best spots. At the end of the day we had a great experience, guests had a great time, and it was everything we hoped it would be.
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
Categories: , Venues
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
Categories:
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!!
User6650841

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!
User5607190

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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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
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
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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