Member Since: 9/4/2006
The moment I saw this venue I knew it was exactly what I've always dreamt of. My husband and I didn’t want a traditional “banquet hall” or a wedding factory, which is why LMCC was perfect. It was hard to discover, however, as they don’t really advertise which is why I am posting a review. I want other brides to know about this little gem.
Located in the heart of Sparta, NJ, LMCC is a lake front property with a beautiful French/German Château type architecture and beautiful surroundings which make for fantastic wedding photos. I should also point out that they only do one wedding per day and that should it rain the space inside is just as beautiful for a ceremony and cocktail hour. I felt this was a very important feature as weather always need to be considered and most placed we looked at would have stunk had we needed to move everything inside.
Our ceremony took place on the raised deck off the boardwalk overlooking the lake with the entire cocktail hour hosted right on the boardwalk. The guests then moved inside to the dining area with its 30 ft vaulted ceiling, exposed wood beams, beautiful hardwood floors, old world chandeliers, and glass wall which showcases the beautiful lake views. I honestly can not even truly describe how beautiful it all really is. It’s definitely a must see in person.
One of my favorite things about the site was the bridal suite. It’s a two story tower which you have all to yourselves for the entire day. The first floor has a deck/patio with chairs The 2nd floor has a complete vanity and full length mirror which is were we all had our hair and makeup done.
Their food was beyond our expectations and absolutely incredible. There are a ton of choices on their menu for cocktail hour and dinner. They provided our guests with FOUR dinner options. Open bar and wedding cake were all included. LMCC was the 7th and last wedding site we looked at and I have to say that nothing else compared when factoring in location, beauty of property, spaciousness, quality of food and price.
The catering manager, Larry Patton, was extremely accommodating and was a huge help during the entire process. He met with me on 3 different occasions to go over our needs, which really put my mind at ease. Exchanging info through email wasn’t always good as sometimes he wouldn’t receive them so I figured out rather quickly that it was always best to call him to make sure he got the information. As long as you can handle that then you should be completely satisfied. On the day of he was there to help not only organize my décor requests but also organize and do a quick run through of the processional as we did not have a rehearsal.
Our guests haven't stopped talking about how wonderfully different out wedding was, or about how great the food was! Larry & Lake Mohawk Country Club truly let us have a wedding that was "us," and we wouldn't have been able to make it so special anywhere else.
Member Since: 7/3/2012
When we set out to find a wedding venue, we were not looking for the typical ballroom setting. We had some very specific ideas in mind, and a very tight budget.
Lake Mohawk Country club provided us with the wedding we've always wanted. Our ceremony was held on the beach, with cocktail hour on the boardwalk, overlooking the lake. The ballroom is just spectacular, providing lots of gorgeous pictures of our day. The food was great and everyone had a good time. Larry and his staff were amazing...extremely professional and helpful. They exceeded my every expectation.
Member Since: 12/25/2010
When My new husband and I chose Lake Mohawk it was freezing cold and everything was snow covered and frozen. We were planning a summer wedding, and something just felt so right about the county club. When I checked back in the spring, I was blown away by the beauty of the surroundings. The country is so nautical and airy, the staff felt like family, and were beyond helpful and professional. My parents and the women in the bridal party arrived for lunch in the bridal suite, and dressed there, having a blast in out own little hideaway while the guests arrived. The lake made a beautiful backdrop for our photos. The food and cake was to die for, we are still getting complimented on how delicious everything was. Lake Mohawk made my wedding day just a dream come true.
Member Since: 2/20/2012
I cannot say enough good things about Lake Mohawk Country Club. The staff was very friendly and easy to work with throughout the entire process. Larry, Brendan, and the rest of the team made the wedding day stress-free and fun. They went completely above and beyond the duties of a wedding venue. For instance, there was a miscommunication and I did not get a toss bouquet from my florist. The staff took the bridesmaids bouquets and put together a toss bouquet for me in the middle of the wedding! They truly understand attention to detail and making the day easy and fun. Everyone at the wedding had a phenomenal time, my husband and I included.
Member Since: 6/1/2012
The lake is gorgeous and is a unique location for a wedding. The staff is extremely attentive and always aiming to please. There were a few minor things we asked for that didn't happen, but that's too be expected in a large event. Overall, our wedding was an incredible day and everyone was thrilled to be at a wedding that wasn't at a banquet hall.
Member Since: 1/20/2011
We had our wedding at LMCC 3 days after Hurricane Sandy hit. While many other venues in the area were canceling weddings, LMCC insisted on working as hard as they could to put together a beautiful event. Our wedding was perfect!!! Larry, Brendan, Christine and Jake were life savers and did a magnificent job!! This venue gave us a great price for delicious food and an amazing view of the lake. Very highly recommended!
Member Since: 10/6/2011
My husband and I had appointments to look at about 5 other venues before we visited Lake Mohawk. We weren't happy with any of the places we visited and were crossing our fingers that the last visit would be it. We didn't even need to step inside for me to know that this was the place I wanted to get married. The surrounding village, the lake as a backdrop, the castle-like building, were the perfect setup for our renaissance-flared wedding. And after meeting with Larry, touring the inside, and working out pricing, we booked our wedding that day! There was no question about it. Larry was very easy to work with during the planning stages and was available every time we needed him. We were able to work out every detail that we wanted for our day, from a boat ride after the ceremony, to a whiskey bar during the cocktail and reception. The staff was very helpful the whole day, my bridesmaids and I got ready in the bridal suite, which was big enough and comfortable for everyone! I had a lot of requests during the setup, of props and decorations that I brought myself, and everyone was extremely helpful in setting everything up and making sure the room looked amazing. The food was delicious, and everyone is still raving about the Viennese dessert tables that were set up on the boardwalk. I highly recommend Lake Mohawk Country Club as a wedding venue- the staff, the location, the reception room with the cathedral window, just makes for the most perfect day.
Member Since: 9/10/2012
Lake Mohawk Country Club is a fantastic venue for any bride and groom. I was just married there on 9/8/12 and my husband and I could not have been more thrilled with their service, dedication to detail, and willingness to accomodate any of our wishes. We looked at the venue on a recommendation from a friend and fell in love. They are reasonably priced ~$100-115/person for open bar, cocktail hour, and reception.
We did our ceremony on site and made full use of the bridal suite ALL day-and staff's attention to making sure my girls and I never went hungry or thirtsy was greatly appreciated. We said safety pin, band-aid, water, sandwich, wine, champagne, chocolate, or tissue and it was there in a blink.
They were flexible with weather on the day of, willing to change venue from outside to inside needing only 15 minutes, and kept our 165 guests comfortable during the transition. My family, husband, and I are rather picky but Larry Patton never failed to make sure we were never less than 100% happy- and he followed through with flying colors. My guests had nothing but fantastic things to say about the venue and the day and I owe that in large part to Larry, Brendan, and Christine.
My day was honestly perfect. I would not change a thing. If you choose Lake Mohawk Country Club you will not be disappointed and I am very sure you will agree they are true professionals who may dreams come true.
Thank you LMCC!
Member Since: 11/13/2010
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Lake Mohawk Country Club. I recently had my wedding there on Nov. 5th. Larry Patton and the entire staff were so professional and made sure the day was perfect. I was considering hiring a day of wedding planner, but it was not necessary at all! The country club set everything up exactly as I wanted! It's an older venue, but it has so much character. Everyone could not stop talking about how beautiful everything was- with the outdoor cocktail hour on the lake, to the beautiful ballroom. The pricing is also very reasonable for what you get with the package. The bridal suite was absolutely perfect for all of the girls to get ready in, plus the lake makes for wonderful pictures.
Member Since: 1/30/2011
Hard to review as our wedding was not the one we planned for.........there was an unexpected blizzard on our day (October 29th), therefore most of the guests and some of the club employees did not make it. It was still beautiful and we made the best of it. The club is great and the staff very easygoing and friendly.
Member Since: 7/26/2008
LMCC is a beautiful, sophisticated location for both wedding and reception. Ceremony can be located on the deck over-looking the lake or right on the beach. For about 75$ a plate you get a very large variety of hour devours, salad, appetizer, entrée, and the cake is included too! The staff is excellent and they will do anything and everything to make sure your needs are fulfilled. I would recommend this location to anyone who wants a gorgeous, complete, tasteful wedding on a budget.
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Beachfront Rustic Elegance
For a day of bliss, a gala celebration or a truly unforgettable special event, The Lake Mohawk Country Club is an unrivaled destination just forty-five minutes from New York City and centralized within the idyllic setting of Lake Mohawk.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Tented Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Boat/Yacht, Botanic Garden/Park, Country Club, Mansion/Historic Site, Restaurant, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013