You’ll find different definitions of what a “micro wedding” entails, but generally the guest list falls somewhere in between 15 and 50 attendees. It’s larger than what an elopement ceremony would entail, but significantly reduced in size from what would be considered a traditional wedding.

If you’re thinking about jumping onto the micro wedding bandwagon to reap the benefits of a more intimate gathering and a lower overall price tag, check out these five wedding venues in the Adirondacks ideal for your small(ish) ceremony.

Note, the guest number here includes the bride and groom.

The Fern Lodge (Up to 16 Guests)

bride coming down garden steps in the background, blurred groom in foreground

A Micro Wedding, Fern Lodge Style

The Fern Lodge in Chestertown specializes in elopements and small ceremonies. At a capacity of 16, they fall on the smaller end of the micro wedding spectrum. The exclusive ceremony can take place in several spots on their lakeside property, although they recommend the gardens.

Their Petite Wedding Package listed alongside the elopement options includes accommodations at the five-room inn, plus a two-bedroom vacation rental on the property. A gourmet breakfast and upscale amenities are available for all guests.

luxury bedroom suite with fireplace

About the Venue

The Fern Lodge is a five-room, high-end, waterfront inn/bed and breakfast with luxurious perks like an in-room Jacuzzi, in-room fireplace, outdoor hot tub, outdoor fire pit, game room with pool table, honor bar and wine cellar, and a sauna.

Hotel Saranac (Up to 25 Guests)

wedding arch over fireplace in hotel lobby

A Micro Wedding, Hotel Saranac Style

Although it’s called an Adirondack Elopement Package, we’re featuring Hotel Saranac in this micro wedding list because the package includes intimate gatherings for up to 25 people. This package is available Sunday through Thursday and includes accommodations for two nights, access to the hotel rooftop for photos (or the ceremony!), a seasonally inspired bridal bouquet and boutonniere, a certified officiant, and more, including a photographer-add on option. Just bring yourself, and a few of your favorite people!

elegant hotel room

About the Venue

Hotel Saranac is a lovingly restored, historic Saranac Lake icon with exquisitely decorated rooms, an on-site restaurant, and a Great Hall Bar. The hotel exudes a unique, roaring 20s meets modern day Adirondacks vibe.

Garnet Hill Lodge (Up to 40 Guests)

wedding pavilion with mountain views

A Micro Wedding, Garnet Hill Style

Micro weddings at Garnet Hill Lodge in North River comprise no more than 40 guests, and the package includes special per person pricing, reduced facility fees, a champagne toast, and more. Couples have the option of renting out their gorgeous new wedding pavilion, shown above. No need for a tent! The structure has a screen that can come down or be raised up.

Micro wedding packages are available during the non-peak wedding season, which for Garnet Hill includes November (excepting Thanksgiving through the following weekend), the first two weeks of December, and all of March, April, and May.

bed in bedroom with window

About the Venue

Garnet Hill Lodge seemingly has it all on their 650-acre property: picturesque mountain and lake views, comfortable and elegant accommodations, an on-site restaurant, an on-site outdoor center with bikes and other rental equipment, and on-site trails for year-round recreation.

Irondequoit Inn (Up to 45 Guests)

bride and groom kiss under arch

A Micro Wedding, Irondequoit Style

The Irondequoit Inn at Piseco Lake can actually accommodate weddings of up to 175 guests, if you’re able to arrange for restroom rentals, but with a micro wedding of 45 people or under, you’re good to go for an outdoor or indoor ceremony. The site rental for the ceremony does not include rooms, although they do have exquisite on-site accommodations available, and can help recommend any vendors you need.

inn on a hill

About the Venue

The Irondequoit Inn comprises the lakefront inn, five two-bedroom cabins, and even campsites near a beach. Breakfast is served to guests at no charge (the restaurant is also open to the public), and there’s plenty to enjoy on the 600-acre property with a sandy beach, swimming area, and spacious lawn.

Moon Meadow (Up to 50 Guests)

setup for a wedding ceremony in field in fall

A Micro Wedding, Moon Meadow Style

Moon Meadow is essentially a blank canvas for whatever style micro wedding you’re envisioning. Their wedding packages are categorized by 15 guests, 50 guests, or 125 guests, and you can do the ceremony and/or the reception at this unique location.

table set up in field for wedding

About the Venue

Literally a spacious, 50-acre meadow, Moon Meadow is just 20 minutes from downtown Lake Placid and offers access to a 25-acre lake with a backdrop of Whiteface Mountain.

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