Perched on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands Region of New York, 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel and its sweeping river views make this a picture perfect destination for weddings year-round. Situated in Clayton, this is the destination where every bride wants to be capture surrounded by family, friends, and the look of natural and untouched beauty. In fact, sophisticated, waterfront weddings are a specialty of 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel. Sweeping river views make for jaw-dropping wedding photos.
Since you are bringing your closest family and friends to this luxe destination spot, why not do a different kind of rehearsal dinner? Your group can gather outdoors for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and make it a swanky cocktail party instead. Fire pits will keep guests warm as they enjoy chatting and toasting, all while taking in river views.
Better yet, host your rehearsal dinner on the river! The hotel can arrange a three-hour island cruise where guests climb aboard to fish with Captain Jeff Garnsey of Classic Island Cruises. The day’s haul is then cooked over a hardwood campfire for a traditional Shore Dinner (a Clayton staple since 1872).
In a single cast iron skillet, Captain prepares salt pork sandwiches and fried fish, followed by French toast, served with local maple syrup. Complemented by a local wine and cheese pairing, the cruise is fully customizable and can also include a tour of the stunning Boldt Castle, a bird’s eye view of Millionaires Row, or a trip down the famous Bootleggers tour dating back to the 1920’s.
Whether you are hosting a small, private wedding on the hotel’s patio overlooking the river or a large formal wedding in the hotel’s elegant ballroom, you can choose from an elegant sit-down dinner, a casual and low-key buffet, and everything in between. It’s your day, your way, and this hotel offers various dining options and packages. When it comes to your wedding day, there is no one size fits all, so why not choose a wedding venue that helps you to customize what you like for the people you love? With first-class service and top-notch cuisine, your guests will rave about your wedding for years to come.
Before everyone heads home, book some fun and unique post-wedding activities with your family. If you are getting married in the winter, wouldn’t it be fun to snowmobile with everyone before they head out? Maybe you’d prefer something a little bit more key? You can build a fun day out by visiting the local castles – the Boldt and the Singer – two Gilded Age mansions on private islands. If sailing is your family’s passion, consider a visit to the Antique Boat Museum. If opera is your thing, the Clayton Opera House is waiting for all of you to visit.
Clayton is one of America’s best small towns, but the heart of the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel is big enough to host all the joy your wedding day will bring. For example, ice sculptures carved with the bride and groom’s names will make a cool addition to the wedding décor (pun intended)! If you’d like to show your guests how your sparks fly, they can also arrange for a fireworks send off at the end of the big day.
No matter how you choose to make your wedding unique, the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel is the place to make the extraordinary happen.
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
- Address: 200 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624.
- Telephone: 315-686-1100.
- Website: www.1000islandsharborhotel.com
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