What can I say, my husband and I got married at the Mansion at Noble Lane in the end of July and it was a dream. We found the venue on the Akwaaba website months before the renovations were completed, but we knew right away from the description and the few outside photos that this was where we wanted to get married. When we were finally able to see it in person a couple months later, we were amazed by it's beauty and comfort and by Monique's attention to detail. We specifically did not want a banquet hall, glitzy chandeliers, heavily draped windows or wall to wall carpeting... none of the usual stuff. The Mansion is light and airy and welcoming and it was the perfect location for a weekend destination wedding that's not too far from NYC and offers extensive services and activities to keep your guests entertained. Monique was so great to work with throughout the planning process and she really understood our vision for how we wanted our wedding to be, which was more of a reunion of family and friends, a really fun party and quality time with our guests throughout the weekend.
We were able to have the entire place for our exclusive use for the weekend, which made it feel like our home. Our entire immediate family was able to stay at the Mansion, while our extended family and friends stayed in other nearby hotels, but everyone was able to enjoy everything the Mansion had to offer throughout the entire weekend. Some people played tennis for hours, while others took a yoga class, went swimming or got a massage. We also did a Friday night meet and greet and a Sunday good-bye brunch.
The extensive property offers multiple stunning backdrops for wedding pictures and for staging various parts of the wedding. We had planned on doing everything but the dancing outside with about 110 guests, and to play lots of lawn games. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate and it started raining just before the wedding. So we had to go with plan B. Luckily the Mansion has several gorgeous spaces on the main floor that could seat everyone for dinner. So whether you're inside or outside, you're surrounded by beauty. We did the ceremony on the porch with the gardens as our backdrop and everyone told us the rain did not take away at all from the fun of the party.
We literally made the call to move the dinner inside at noon the day of, but still tried to have the ceremony and cocktails outside, until it actually started raining an hour before the ceremony.
Everyone there, including Monique and Michelle, the wedding day coordinator, were so accommodating with the change in plans and made sure the changes were implementedly smoothly. We loved Monique and we loved Michelle... they always had warm smiles, were so professional and had a great sense of humor. The only bad part was that the weekend had to end. I was very sad at home the next day... I missed the celebration, but I also really missed the Mansion, which had become a part of me. Ever since, we've been talking about trying to get a little group together to go back as soon as possible to relive a little piece of our wonderful experience. Thank you, Monique!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mansion at Noble Lane is a boutique resort and spa located in the lake region of Northeast Pennsylvania’s mountains The Mansion is situated on 22 acres, featuring 14 unique guest rooms, each with private bath with rain showers and soaking or jetted tubs. We have an on-site spa, heated indoor pool, tennis courts and expansive event facilities. Enjoy a tranquil retreat, a short drive from many urban cities, yet miles away from the stress and noise. ... more less