The Adirondacks are one of our favorite destinations to photograph weddings at. We have spent a lot of time traveling to various parts of the park including, Inlet, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Wilmington. Whether you’re planning an elopement on the top of Whiteface Mountain, or a small backyard wedding in Wilmington, we’d love to be a part of your day.
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We receive a lot of questions re: ceremonies on top of Whiteface Mountain- below we have answers to a few of our most asked questions. If you have another one, feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMATION ABOUT GETTING MARRIED ON WHITEFACE MOUNTAIN
Are there fees to get married on top of Whiteface Mountain? Whiteface does charge a $500 fee to get married on top of the mountain. Both of our couple’s took a risk and avoided these fees by just showing up but it’s best to call mountain people and find out. Here is the website: http://www.whiteface.com/groups/weddings-special-events
Where should we have our ceremony? Once you get to the top of the mountain you are going to need to decide pretty quickly where to have your ceremony. Sometimes the weather will decide for you and sometimes it will be based on ho many people you have and where they can fit. Other times, you will decide based on the best light. Both of our clients gave us full permission to choose the location of where the ceremony should be held once we got to the top of the summit. We advised the couple’s where we thought it was best to shoot. As you can tell, both lighting situations were extremely different than the other and you have to remember that when you’re on top of a mountain, weather & light can change within in a matter of seconds. Being spontaneous and flexible are helpful when getting married on top of a mountain or in any outdoor location for that matter.
What time should I have my ceremony at? We recommend getting married 60-75 minutes before the top of the summit closes so you can make the best use of the pretty light up there. The top of the summit closes before sunset so be sure to check with the park rangers before to know what time it closes. One wedding we photographed started late due to family members arriving late. Because of this, there was a 10 minute ceremony and only about 10 minutes for portraits on the top of the mountain before they “kicked us off” the summit. We took the stairs down for a few extra minutes of portraits but the ranger followed us down so it made us a little anxious.
Will there be tourists in my photos? There will most likely be people on the summit regardless of weather- we happened to be up there with zero visibility which was a total fluke so there weren’t as MANY people because you couldn’t see anything in front of you… BUT there were still some people and they’d walk back and forth, etc (we just didn’t photograph them). If you choose a weekday over a weekend, that may help with less people and if you choose the fall VS the summer, that may help as well. Of course, the best way to assure less people on a mountain is to choose to get married on a low visibility day because most tourists go for the view.