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Make your wedding a truly unique experience by having it quite literally, on the water!

Your special day could not get more romantic than aboard a gorgeous meticulously crafted ship, sailing on one of the most beautiful lakes on the planet, surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains and those billowy clouds.

The W.W. Durant is available for your exclusive and private use. Rachel Pohl and her staff will help you plan and execute an momentous wedding reception for up to 64 people. On the day of the wedding you can relax and enjoy your guests and each other.

If you have a special attachment to the mountains and waters of the Adirondacks, if you want the spectacular sky and clouds, sparkling water, and pristine shoreline to be the backdrop for your photos, if you’re looking for something different and out of the ordinary, you’ll discover that choosing the Durant for your special day is a brilliant idea.

On board the W.W. Durant, your guests will marvel at the surrounding mountains, woods, and sparkling waters of Raquette Lake while enjoying delicious cuisine by Executive Chef James Pohl, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Captain Pohl, who has performed over 300 marriage ceremonies since he was appointed a marriage officer by the Town Board of Long Lake, can perform the ceremony, or you can bring your own officiant.

Do you want those billowy clouds, sparkling waters, and the pristine shoreline to be the backdrop in your photos?

Let Rachel Pohl and her associate Donna help you plan an elegant and memorable celebration, just the way you want it. Our reputation for delicious food, great service, and a stress-free celebration on the day of attest to our 31 years of experience in planning and executing over 300 weddings on the WW Durant, cruising on Raquette Lake.

If a wedding on the water featuring exceptional food and drink, impeccable service, and unmatched skyline views sounds like a brilliant idea to you, contact us for a free consultation.

Give Rachel a call at 315-354-5532 to talk about your special day or contact us below.


“Since I was young I knew I wanted the WW Durant to be part of my wedding day.I just wanted to let you all know how much we appreciated you making that special day so perfect…. You all have blessed us, as well as our family and friends, with unforgettable memories and for that we are so grateful.” -Bethany and Josh Eberle

Kari and I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful wedding ceremony andreception that exceeded our initial imaginings. From early planning to the big day Donna was a pleasure to work with and provided creative suggestions along the way to helped ensure the day would leave fond memories for us and everyone attending. The appetizer/dinner options available were wide-ranging and the food was beyond exceptional. A seamless compliment to the beautiful scenery. Captain Dean conducted a textbook Adirondack wedding ceremony and the staff of the W.W. Durant made sure everyone was well taken care of from cast off to return. We don’t know how you managed to provide us a sunny day on top of everything else but kudos for pulling that off for us. We look forward to many anniversary cruises in the years to come and thank you again for giving us the day we’d hoped for and much more.” – Michael & Kari Codey