Storybook Weddings at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
The hardest part about getting married is finding the right person. Second-hardest? Finding the right place to have your wedding. A decision that lasts a lifetime requires a picture-perfect location like The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio.
According to Anna Hofer, marketing assistant/event coordinator at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, this lakeside resort offers the ideal setting for weddings of all sizes and budgets. “It’s a beautiful lakefront venue and there’s so much for your guests to do in the area,” said Hofer. “Having a wedding right on the shores of Lake Erie is really hard to beat.”
The resort offers a convenient destination wedding site that caters to couples in Ohio, Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New York. The Lodge is just over a two-hour drive from both Pittsburgh and Buffalo, making it easy to reach for most guests. “Our lakefront gazebo ceremonies are gorgeous,” said Hofer. “Count on The Lodge for delicious food, a professional staff and a ballroom that was just renovated in 2019.”
From grand receptions to intimate ceremonies, The Lodge’s wedding professionals – including both a sales manager and catering manager – take care of the details so guests can focus on the celebration. The staff can help facilitate the special occasions leading up to the wedding day, such as rehearsal dinners. Many couples also look to The Lodge for bridal showers and bachelor and bachelorette parties.
The Lodge’s experienced team is always at the forefront of the latest trends. “Fall weddings are becoming increasingly popular due to the beautiful foliage we have here in northeast Ohio,” shared Hofer. “And now, instead of receiving lines, the couple is joining in on cocktail hour to greet their guests. It offers a chance to capture photos of some great moments.”
Guests of The Lodge can stay at one of 109 guest rooms or one of 25 two-bedroom cottages that sleep six, which are perfect for extended families. Other amenities include indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, shuttles to area wineries plus bicycle, snowshoe and cross-country ski rentals.
The Lodge offers four full seasons of wedding excitement, with winter weddings being another specialty. “Winter here is as beautiful as summer, just different,” said Hofer. “The wedding and reception are held inside. However, the photos you can take in the snow by the frozen lake are stunning.”
At the annual Grand Bridal Tasting, brides and their guests can sample food and beverages. Hofer said most guests want to put a custom spin on their wedding. “We want you to make the wedding day yours,” said Hofer. “You choose your vendors for photography, music, flowers and more. It’s all in your hands.”
The Lodge team adds a number of small touches that make a wedding experience even better. Everything from putting all the key wedding details into one packet of information to a complimentary suite for the married couple the night of the wedding.
“We work to make the wedding experience easier,” explained Hofer. “Our team caters everything to the marrying couple. If they’re looking for something unique, we’ll do all we can to make that happen.” The Lodge’s grand ballroom can host wedding receptions for up to 300 guests. It opens up to an outdoor patio that has a fire pit and outdoor heaters, which extends the space for guests.
Located next door to The Lodge, Lake Erie Canopy Tours offers both zipline and aerial climbing courses. Golf cart rental services are available for guests to make the drive to the beach at Geneva State Park or to ride into downtown Geneva-on-the-Lake, a mile-long strip of restaurants, shops and other attractions.
“From our wealth of local wineries to Lake Erie Canopy Tours, there are plenty of activities for guests to choose from nearby,” said Hofer. “There is so much right here in the area around the resort, which will keep your out-of-town guests engaged and entertained.”
Prior to the wedding, the catering manager holds a final detail meeting to iron out any last-minute considerations. It’s a chance to see how the tables will be set up and go over options for linens and chair covers, ensuring that everything goes smoothly the day of the wedding.
The key takeaway? The team at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake has the experience and vision to make your lakeside wedding a reality. “Every couple wants their wedding to stand out,” concluded Hofer. “With the lake as your backdrop, you’ll definitely have that here.”
For availability and pricing, call (866) 890-1273 or visit TheLodgeAtGeneva.com.
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