"My husband and I were so excited after our first visit to Rainbow Lake. We had looked everywhere for a place to have an outdoor wedding and this seemed to have everything. The night before our wedding we settled in to the honeymoon cabin and after the rehearsal dinner we fell asleep in front of the fireplace awaiting the big day. Since we were so excited we woke up early the next morning, just in time to take out the paddle boat and do some trout fishing. Once our families showed up it was time to get busy. The cabin turned into the place to be from picnicking, to changing areas, to resting zone while taking in the view of the lake. The ceremony was beautiful and the guests were in awe of the gorgeous backdrop behind us. Upon entering the reception we saw the kids playing out in the grass, the adults enjoying each other's company, and everyone having a fun relaxing time.
Looking back on this day we realize Rainbow Lake had everything that made our family wedding beautiful and fun for all. And working with Kathleen and Beach was the icing on the cake. They were friendly, helpful, and a joy to work with. Thank you to the Rainbow Lake family for making our day perfect!"
- A.U. married April 4, 2012
An Important Testimonial for a bride who wants a friend or relative to be their wedding coordinator:
"Rainbow Lake Resort is a uniquely beautiful setting for your events, we recently had a wedding there and I cannot say how reassuring it was to have them prepared for any eventuality, with staff (Sam) on site who was professional and wonderfully helpful. He was amazing at taking the initiative as a problem was merely developing, as things so often do on the big day. One thing I would caution brides about is not being penny wise and pound foolish. Hire a bridal consultant.
Although I have performed this task for all my nieces out of love, it is not something I have made a career of. As a result I arrived exhausted and clueless as far as what others were bringing, planning and doing. I have to say I began to doubt things I knew because EVERYONE had an opinion, which is a delicate dance when you are all family.
A bridal consultant will sit down with interested parties and keep the parents and well meaning relatives from going "rogue" purchasing items which do not work for an outdoor wedding etc.It is so much easier to say "I paid a professional wedding planner and we cannot toss in random decor etc., I made an investment in this person and she is taking care of business."
It's your big day, and you couldn't find a more beautiful and reasonable venue than Rainbow Lakes, with its charming cottages, wedding gazebo and helpful staff. But don't be "penny wise and pound foolish."
The owners of Rainbow Lake will be more than happy to set up the wedding consultation package for you and it will truly make the difference between a charming wedding with memorable foibles and hurt feelings and a seamless event on their stunning grounds."
- Best, Bridget A. 8/15/12
"I went to a fabulously beautiful wedding at Rainbow Lake this past autumn and found it to be a delightful, magical place. The cabins, while rustic from the outside, are spotlessly clean and comfortably charming, while the larger accommodations are positively elegant. The gazebo on an island in the lake, where the ceremony was held, had an almost Japanese-garden feel to it. And the large, beautifully lit pavilion, where the reception, music and dancing went on long into the night, was perfect. I'm thinking of returning there for a week or weekend stay of quiet enjoyment in a lovely environment."
- April K. 1/11
"My wife and I were married at Rainbow Lake last year during the fall and it was incredibly gorgeous! We had such an incredible time and couldn't get over how amazingly beautiful it was. With all the cabins and meditation areas nestled around a cozy lake we felt like we were in our own little world. It was the perfect location for a remote green wedding!!! The owners were a cute couple who were extremely accommodating and totally our kind of people. I would recommend this location to anyone looking for a unique wedding that they will never forget and we both look forward to returning for an awesome family reunion sometime in the near future!!!"
- Kevin M. 8/10
"Dear Rainbow Lake, Thanks so much for everything. The reception turned out perfect! Everyone had such good things to say about the location and how helpful you all were. My wedding planner said you were one of the best sites she's worked with."
- Megan B. 10/11
"I believe, if you want your wedding to be outdoors, amongst the singing birds and blue skies, this is the place for you. Rainbow Lake Resort is gorgeous. The grounds are beautifully well kept and landscaped. Your wedding photos will be breathtaking, as the views are beyond imaginable. You are nestled in the woods, surrounded by nature. The cabins are clean and offer convenience and all the amenities you need. If you stay there for the weekend, your wedding party and relatives are all there with you, creating a warm environment and wonderful memories. My daughter was married there. It was a gorgeous ceremony, a fabulous reception and our family and friends were all onsite. We never had to leave the venue.....and we didn't want to!"
"My fiancée and I have been looking around and I just wanted to say this place is awesomely gorgeous! It's so beautiful and secluded... We are looking for a hotspot to have an eco-friendly wedding and think this might just be it! If you are looking for a beautiful locale, look no further."
- J.R. Freeze 10/11
"Dear Kathleen and Beach,
I just wanted to write to you and thank you again for everything. Rachel's wedding was everything we dreamed it would be and everything went so incredibly perfectly. The facility was wonderful and we could not have been any happier. Sam is a terrific addition. Not sure how long he has been with you, but it was the first time we met him and he was simply wonderful to work with.
Beach, thanks again for the extra towels you managed to find for us. In the end, several of us had brought some, so I don't think we even used them all, but we sure did appreciate it!
I feel pretty confident everything was left in good order, as I checked most of the grounds and cabins myself. All guests were pleased with their cabins on your property and I got nothing but rave reviews from people that stayed in the nearby cabins from the list you gave us. Several people already have plans to make another trip to their cabins with other family members.
I cannot believe how very positive every aspect of this wedding was. All the vendors were simply terrific. We used many of your suggestions including Carrabba's (what a great deal they gave us!), Mark Block (what a super nice, easy guy to work with!), and Laura Wolf, who no longer lives in the area, but managed to coordinate another trip to coincide with the wedding date so that she could officiate for us. We definitely fell in love with her and wanted to keep her. More important, she was totally in sync with what Rachel and Richard wanted for their ceremony.
I don't know if you were around for any of the event, but we had earlier talked about the butterfly release and, if I recall, you had not had one there before. Again, I couldn't believe what a wonderful success that was. I am sure Sam can tell you that we saw monarchs all over the place for the rest of the afternoon and even during cleanup the next day. The actual release ceremony went off super well and all in all, it was the best $200 I ever threw up into the air never to see again. You should recommend this to more outdoor weddings. It was truly special! It had some extra, personal meanings for us, but would be beautiful for anyone!
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how very happy we were with everything and just to say a special word for Sam, because he was very attentive and helpful. I will be very quick to recommend Rainbow Lake to anyone anytime!!"
- J.L. June 2012
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