Weddings and Special Events at the Historic Watres Lodge
Wander Around the Lacawac Sanctuary Nature Preserve. Spend the day taking in the sights and sounds of nature at the Lacawac Sanctuary. Lacawac Sanctuary, in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, is a nature preserve that surrounds a 52-acre glacial lake. Lacawac Sanctuary was founded in 1966 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The sanctuary came about with the donation of 341 acres and now totals 545 acres. The mission of the sanctuary is to preserve the glacial lake, its watershed, surrounding forest, and historic buildings. Lacawac provides public education on environmental and conservation issues and they maintain a venue for ecological research, scholarly interaction and the training of scientists.
Declared a National Natural Landmark, Lake Lacawac is free from development and is the southernmost glacial lake in the hemisphere. It has been referred to as “the southernmost unpolluted glacial lake in North America” due to the owners being careful to not allow wastewater into the lake. This is what makes Lacawac so special for your special day!
Lake-side outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour in the first floor of the Historic Watres Lodge, then dinner on the lawn of the lodge in a beautiful tented space and dancing in the 20th century carriage house make for a fabulous experience throughout Lacawac on your wedding day. Your creative flair can be added to the treasures found around every corner. These treasures provide a unique atmosphere for you and your guests. The centerpiece of Lacawac besides the lake, is our Watres Lodge built in 1903.
Our newly renovated Ice House Cottage is the perfect place for the bride and her maids to prepare for the big day and it is also available for the newlyweds to stay in while they prepare and/or the night of the wedding. For the groom and groomsmen, also newly renovated and just finished, is the Coachmen's House with comfortable, rustic flairs, a bar, and farm treasures used as decor throughout. Clients love these special options for their wedding party.
As we only have one wedding per weekend, couples have some time to decorate, prepare and make the celebration their own, then plenty of time to take down the following day.
Lacawac Sanctuary is located on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack just north of the Poconos and west of the New York border. We would love to be your unforgettable and unforgettably beautiful venue!
Lacawac Sanctuary Biological Field Station and Environmental Education Center 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel PA 18436 www.lacawac.org email@example.com - 570.689.9494