Lake George wedding venue in Upstate New York

The grounds of The Promise Gardens contain a gracious farmhouse, a cluster of rustic and charming barns, a babbling brook and breathtaking mountain views. When viewing the property for the first time you can see why the original owners chose this spot to build their lives. The authenticity of these structures has been painstakingly maintained and guarded since 1965.

Located in the heart of The Adirondacks, and so close to Lake George, The Promise Gardens is an ideal location for wedding weekends on the lake. We have lots of comfortable and well-appointed lodging options nearby, wonderful restaurants and night life options, and so many fun activities for your and your guests to enjoy. (Think hiking, boating, spas, museums, winery tours, and more!)

242 Cameron Road


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The property at 242 Cameron Road boasts an interesting history, having served as the site of a tavern, hotel and store under various owners, and later was worked as a farm. The building at the corner of Cameron and Athol Roads seems to have begun with one Guy Brooks.

In 1820, Guy Brooks built what became known as Guy Brooks’ Tavern, described in Brown’s History of Warren County as the first known hotel in Thurman. It was a structure with a great stone chimney and fireplace.

In the 1980s, when it became apparent that water draining off Cameron Road was causing damage to the two southernmost barns, Bill Southwick worked to protect the barns and moved them to their present, drier location.

The main house was built circa 1885 by a man by the name of Hall. The Promise Gardens is located at the site of what is believed to be the earliest hotel in Thurman, NY. The house later became a fine family farm, home to Orley and Susie Needham and their children.

Now, entrusted to the care of Terri Larson and her family, this special property is lovingly maintained to celebrate it’s rich history.

Lake George Wedding Venues

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The Promise Gardens for destination weddings...

Being just a 10 minute car ride from Lake George, The Promise Gardens is a true wedding destination location. You and your guests can experience everything that Lake George has to offer; boating, hiking and biking, winery tours, museums, spas, fireworks, restaurants, nightlife, and more! Couples can enjoy their relaxing wedding weekend getaway on the lake, plan exciting activities to share with family and friends, share their most special day here at The Promise Gardens, and head back to the lake for a newlyweds brunch… There are many different options for lodging very close to our venue. Choose from private house rentals, intimate bed & breakfasts, hotels, motels, resorts, cabins & cottages, townhouses & condos, and more. You are sure to find the perfect fit for your wedding party, all conveniently located within a short ride to our property for the ceremony & reception. For more details and information about everything Lake George has to offer, including lodging, please visit the Lake George website by clicking the link below!

The Promise Gardens New York wedding venue
The Promise Gardens New York wedding venue
The Promise Gardens New York wedding venue