Lake Taghkanic State Park

Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain



Lake Taghkanic State Park, nestled next to Lake Taghkanic in the rolling hills and lush forests of Columbia County, offers a wonderful variety of spaces and settings for your perfect wedding ceremony and reception. Imagine inviting your friends and family to a gorgeous and peaceful wedding ceremony on the West Beach of the park. With the picturesque lake in the background and the sun shining its golden rays on you, you can say your “I Dos” among all of your loved ones surrounded by the beauty of the natural landscape. The celebration can easily transition to the West End Cottage Area where wide open grassy spaces with stunning views of the lake and mountains in the distance create a quiet, secluded space for a reception. You and your guests can enjoy everything the surrounding nature has to offer while eating delicious food, drinking champagne, and dancing in the sunshine. Imagine a first dance with your new spouse as the sun sets over the still blue water of the lake creating a pink and gold streaked sky. Your wedding at Lake Taghkanic State Park will truly be perfect.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Mountain, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Events must end by 9:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $50 to $250 for a ceremony and reception and includes 12 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The public beach can be used for a private wedding during certain times of the year (not during Memorial through Labor Day). Onsite cabin, cottages, and campsite rentals (sleeps up to 150+ guests) are available for rental. To book the site, the bookings must be booked through Additional staff may be required for certain spaces that require tables that need to be moved for an event.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Lake Taghkanic State Park is estimated at between $3,170 and $6,110 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Large parking lot
Limited outdoor lighting available
Public restrooms available
Outdoor firepits
Outdoor BBQs

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Music must end by 9:00PM
Dogs allowed certain areas of the site