Located directly on Lake Noquochoke in Dartmouth, MA, our highly skilled and dedicated function coordinators stand ready to help with every detail. From small social gatherings to large weddings and conferences, Rachel's Lakeside offers versatility no ther venue in the offer can offer. Our function coordinators can customize special menus to meet your every necessity, including dietary restriction, while our attentive, professional staff will attend to your every need.
Rachel's Lakeside Function Room Capacities
The Bellagio Room | 175 - 280 guests
The Venetian Room | 100 -200 guests
The Mediterranean Room | 35 - 80 guests
Rachel's Lakeside offers exclusivity for large groups - Please contact us for more information!
Rachel's Lakeside offer picturesque private wedding accommodations with spacious grounds for outdoor ceremonies, right on famous Lake Noquochoke. Function consultants are available Monday through Saturday to assist you in your planning. Mutually agreeable appointments are also available.
Our consultants, managers and culinary staff have years of experience here as well as our other area properties. Our function managers are present for the entire time that your party is here. Leading our team are Sean Lafrance, Stephanie Arruda, Sherri Rego, and our Head Chef Michael Rebello. We will work with you to create the perfect menu; dietary restrictions and allergies are no problem for Lafrance Hospitality properties. Stations, candy bars and more are also available.
As with our other facilities, our family will have a presence in assuring that all your guests will be thoroughly satisfied and that your wedding day expectations will be all that you have dreamed of. Please do not hesitate to call or email us with any questions or comments. Photos are available in our gallery, but we encourage you to visit our Facebook page for additional images.
With three European-themed function rooms, accommodating 35-270 guests, Rachel's Lakeside is an excellent choice for "elegance by the Lake."
Winner of the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award for 2014
Winner of the WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award for 2013
Rachel's Lakeside - Wedding Special Value
Enjoy over $1,200 in special savings during our special value months & evenings! January through April and November, and Monday - Thursday all year round. All Year long Friday Night Value!
Rachel's Lakeside has three unique function rooms that can accomodate your next bridal shower, baby shower, anniversary party, graduation party, retirement celebration, birthday celebration, gala, fundraiser, class reunion, silent auction, and of course, wedding. Our location near Fall River, Westport and New Bedford make Rachel's a convenient location to host your next event. Please visit our menu pages for information on capacities, or call Sherri at 508-636-4044. We look forward to working with you!
For your next banquet or function, Rachel's Lakeside, on State Road in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, offers a convenient location between the cities of Fall River and New Bedford. Our facility sits on Lake Noquochoke. Rachel's can handle your banquet, including luncheon or dinner, for up to 280 people.
Highly skilled, dedicated function coordinators stand ready to help with every detail. A/V equipment and high speed internet is available for presentations. Our function coordinator can customize special menus to meet your every necessity, including dietary restriction, while our attentive, professional staff will attend to your every need.
Rachel's Lakeside Banquet Room Capacities
The Bellagio Room – 175-280 guests
The Venetian Room – 100-200 guests
The Mediterranean Room – 35-80 guests
For your next strategic planning session, conference, or seminar – Rachel's Lakeside, conveniently located on State Road, in Dartmouth, offers a convenient location that feels worlds away. Rachel's can handle your conference for up to 300 participants, including lunch or dinner.
Highly skilled, dedicated function coordinators stand ready to help with every detail. A/V equipment and high speed internet is available for presentations. Our function coordinator can customize special menus to meet your every necessity, including dietary restrictions, while our attentive, professional staff will attend to your every conference need.
Rachel's Lakeside Conference Room Capacities
The Bellagio Room – 175 -280 guests
The Venetian Room – 100 -200 guests
The Mediterranean Room – 35 -80 guests
"Sherri was the best ever. We had gone to a couple of venues but we were having a smaller, intimate wedding. As soon as we met, Sherri and I hit it off. She helped us vision a small, intimate wedding but also very elegant. She had me describe exactly what I pictured and as a result, we discussed everything from the menu to the decor and the outside grounds, and she promised to make it happen. I could not have done this planning without her. She listens and knows what is needed to get done and makes sure she communicates with the bride and groom. Sherri went out of her way to make sure my wedding went off without a hitch. She helped my now husband plan a surprise for me - a horse drawn carriage, and I never found out about it. I would recommend Sherri and Lafrance Hospitality with 100% confidence." - Elizabeth
"My husband and I had our ceremony, reception, and our rehearsal dinner at Rachel's. From the first moment we met with the head coordinator, Sherri, we knew we made the right decision. Both her and the other coordinator, Stephanie were SO unbelievable from start to finish. From any little question we had to every single detail, they made sure everything was absolutely perfect for us! What really impressed us most of all, we mainly dealt with Sherri, and she wasn't working the day of the event, Stephanie was which was absolutely perfect! But Sherri came in on her day off, to set up our candy station for us and that really impressed us, absoluitely top-notch service at Rachel's and would highly recommend them to absolutely anyone!!!!! Thank You Sherri and Stephanie!!!!!"
"Simply elegant, simply affordable."
"Sherri at Rachel's Lakeside is AMAZING!!! Unbelievably helpful, kind, responsive…. the venue was beautiful. Everything was executed perfectly; the food was amazing. All of our guests had such a wonderful time and said it was the best wedding they had ever been to… seriously!! Just awesome!! Thank you is not enough for making Domingos' and I the most wonderful experience of our lifetime!!!"
"We had our wedding reception at Rachel's in September. We had 190 guests in the Bellagio Room. The staff was fabulous. Sherri our coordinator took care of all our planning questions! Stephanie was great and made sure everything was perfect during the reception. We had perfect weather and were able to take advantage of the outdoor deck. It was nice to be able to get some air after lots of dancing!"
To read more wonderful reviews, please see our listing on TheKnot.com
Rachel's Lakeside is a short drive away from our award winning Fall River/Westport Hampton Inn. For information on rates and amenities, please contact Donna Souza-Lord, Sales Coordinator, at 508-675-8500. Visit www.fallriverwestport.hamptoninn.com for additional information.
If you are looking for overnight accomodations that are closer to a downtown area, the new Fairfield Inn & Suites on the New Bedford harbor is what you are looking for. Additional information can be found at www.marriott.com/ewbfi. For group rates, contact Jen Cotoia, Sales Coordinator, at 774-634-2009.
Tues , Wed, Fri, Sat ~ 10am - 4pm
Thursday ~ 10am - 6pm
Sunday ~ 10am - 2pm
950 State Rd
Dartmouth, MA 02747
From: New York, Providence, etc.
Take I-195 East to Exit 11. Turn right onto Reed Road and follow to Route 6. Turn right onto Route 6, Rachel's will be on your right.
From: Cape Cod, New Bedford & points East
Route 6 West, to Route 25 North, which turns into I-495 North. Then take Exit 2, I-195 West to Exit 11A. Turn right onto Reed Road and follow to Route 6. Turn right onto Route 6, Rachel's will be on your right.
From: Boston and points North
Route 93 or 128 South to Route 24 South to Fall River. Take I-195 East to Exit 11. Turn right onto Reed Road and follow to Route 6. Turn right onto Route 6, Rachel's will be on your right.
From: Newport, RI
Take Route 24 North to Fall River. Take I-195 East to Exit 11. Turn right onto Reed Road and follow to Route 6. Turn right onto Route 6, Rachel's will be on your right.
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