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Weddings in the Finger Lakes: Venues

VARIETY

The Finger Lakes offers an amazing variety of wedding venues-- everything from intimate chapels to tour boats on the lakes. Don't forget that most of the colleges and universities, golf courses, and wineries in the region can accommodate weddings and often have romantic spots where weddings can be held.

STATE PARKS

The most frequent request is for information on how to have a wedding at a state park. Many of the parks do permit weddings, and some of the parks are very popular wedding venues, requiring planners to make their reservations well in advance. Here's how to plan a wedding at a state park in the Finger Lakes and some of the important things to think about.

 

♥ Take a look at the various parks in the Finger Lakes to see which parks appeal to you and are near your home base.

 

♥ Do you want to have your wedding indoors or outdoors? A number of the parks--Cayuga, Letchworth, and Sonnenberg to name just three--have indoor spaces where weddings can be performed. Or, would you rather have your wedding outdoors, perhaps by a waterfall or on a beach? If so, make sure that you and your party will be willing to put up with whatever weather Nature provides.

 

♥ Some of the most romantic sites in state parks are a bit off the beaten path. Make sure that your wedding party won't mind walking on what might be a narrow, muddy trail and that, if you're planning to wear a long gown, you won't mind getting it a bit dirty.

 

♥ If you're set on having your wedding in a state park, make sure that your location can accommodate the elderly, infirm, and handicapped. Even the nicest pavilions, which are likely to be at ground level, may not have bathrooms that can accommodate wheelchairs, and sitting at a picnic table for hours may not be your grandmother's idea of fun.

 

♥ Once you've narrowed down your choices to three or four parks, contact the park manager to discuss your event.

 

♥ Often brides want to hold the wedding at that romantic spot in a rural park and then take the entire group to a lovely reception in the city. Remember that moving a large number of people a long distance can consume a great deal of time and cause a lot of stress, especially for the people who aren't familiar with the area and are worried they're going to get lost. To minimize stress and save time, try your best to keep everything at one location.

 

♥ Finally, always visit the park before making your final decision. Remember that the park manager has to deal with all the aspects of running a park--from backed-up toilets to bears. He or she will have little time to help you plan and organize your event.

BARNS

Barns are available for small weddings. Some, but not all, also provide accommodations.

Ontario County

1820 Springdale Farm Bed & Breakfast

242 County Road 9

Victor, NY 14564

585-924-5952

Onondaga County

Frog Pond Bed & Breakfast

680 Sheldon Rd.

Skaneateles, NY 13152

315-685-0146

Tioga County

The Barn

1409 Ithaca Rd. (State Route 96B)

Willseyville, NY 13864

315-218-5071

VENUES

Cayuga County

Cross Lake Marina

The Point at Sand Beach

Springside Inn

6141 W. Lake Rd.

Auburn, NY 13021

315-252-7247

Willard Memorial Chapel

17 Nelson St.

Auburn, NY 13021

315-252-0339

 

Folls Flower Farm

4396 Harter Rd.Photograph by Kathryn Geesaman

Owasco, NY 13021

315-784-5501

 

From bridal bouquets to boutonnieres, flower girl baskets to huge floral urns, we can do it all. 

 

Folls' Flower Farm is located between Skaneateles and Owasco Lakes.  We can provide fresh, locally and sustainably grown wedding flowers from May to October. Our specialties are lilies, peonies, and hydrangeas as well as rare and unusual flowers like astrantia, delphinium, sweet peas, lilacs, celosia, dahlias, and many more.

 

Now booking for 2013.

 A few choice dates remain for 2012.

Chemung County

The Crystal House

89 Fisherville Rd.

Elmira, NY 14903

607-796-6190

Hill Top Inn

171 Jerusalem Hill Rd.

Elmira, NY 14901

888-444-5586

Cortland County

Hathaway House

3976 State Route 41

Solon, NY

P.O. Box 621

McGraw, NY 13101

607-836-6006

SUNY Cortland Alumni House

29 Tompkins St.

Cortland, NY 13045

607-753-1561

Livingston County

Glen Iris Inn

Letchworth State Park

Castile, NY 14427

585-493-2622

Little Lakes Inn and Healing Center

4646 County Road 37

Livonia, NY 14487

800-538-7099

Sweet Briar

5126 Geneseo-Mt. Morris Rd. (Rt. 63)

Geneseo, NY 14454

585-245-8620

Monroe County

Auditorium Center

875 E. Main St.

Rochester, NY 14605

585-423-0295

Burgandy Basin

1361 Marsh Rd.

Pittsford, NY 14534

585-248-2660 

Chili Country Club

760 Scottsville-Chili Rd.

Scottsville, NY 14546

585-889-9325

Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

1100 S. Goodman St.

Rochester, NY 14620

585-271-31908

The Country Club of Mendon

226 Mendon-Ionia Rd.

P.O. Box 365

Mendon, NY 14506

585-288-5870 

Eagle Vale

4344 Nine Mile Point Rd.

Fairport, NY 14450

585-377-5200

Genesee Country Village & Museum

1410 Flint Hill Rd.

Mumford, NY 14511

585-538-6822

Genesee Valley Club

421 East Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607

585-271-1010

Glendoveers

2328 Old Browncroft Rd.

Rochester, NY 14625

585-288-5870

Golden Ponds Restaurant & Party House

500 Long Pond Rd.

Rochester, NY 14612

585-723-1344

 

Highland Park

485 Highland Ave.

Rochester, NY 14620

585-256-4968

 Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park in Rochester, New York, USA.

Designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Highland Park is an arboretum with thousands of trees and shrubs. The park is at its best in the spring and early summer when the plants are in bloom.

 

Lamberton Conservatory and Lilac The Sunken Garden at Warner Castle in Highland Park in Rochester, New York, USA.

Arches are both available for small weddings and receptions. The Sunken Garden at Warner Castle is open for photo sessions only. To see more photos and information about these sites, visit our Online Weddings Reservation System.

 

The Inn on Broadway

26 Broadway

Rochester, NY 14607

585-232-3595

The Lower Mill Restaurant & Galleries

61 N. Main St.

Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

585-582-1830

The Plantation Party House

1875 Union St.

Spencerport, NY 14559

585-352-3300

Rochester Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

70 State St.

Rochester, NY 14614

585-546-3450

Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club

1850 Five Mile Line Rd.

Penfield, NY 14526

585-385-2010

Shadow Pines Golf Club

600 Whalen Rd.

Penfield, NY 14526

585-385-8550

Whittier Party House

88 Whittier Rd.

Rochester, NY 14624

585-594-4500

Woodcliff Hotel & Spa

199 Woodcliff Dr.

Fairport, NY 14450

585-248-4818

Onondaga County

Comfort Suites

5875 Carmenica Dr.

Cicero, NY 13039

315-752-0150

Embassy Suites Hotel

6646 Old Collamer Rd.

East Syracuse, NY 13057

315-446-3200

The Glen Lock Restaurant

4626 North St.

Jamesville, NY 13078

315-469-6969

The Lodge

4355 State Street Rd.

Skaneateles, NY 13153

315-291-3700

Marietta House

2819 State Route 174

Marietta, NY 13110

315-636-8299

Mirbeau Inn & Spa

851 W. Genesee St.

Skaneateles, NY 13152

877-647-2328

Mohegan Manor

58 Oswego Rd.

Baldwinsville, NY 13027

315-857-0078

Ramada Hotel

1305 Buckley Rd.

North Syracuse, NY 13212

315-457-8670

Wysocki's Lake Park Manor

6574 Lakeshore Rd.

Cicero, NY 13039

315-699-7828 

Ontario County

1792 Filagree Inn

5406 Bristol Valley Rd. (Rt. 64)

Canandaigua, NY 14424

888-560-7614

Belhurst Castle

4069 State Route 14 South

Geneva, NY 14456

315-781-0201

Bristol Harbour Resort

5410 Seneca Point Rd.

Canandaigua, NY 14424

800-288-8248

Bristol Mountain

5662 State Rt. 64

Canandaigua, NY 14424

585-374-6000

Cobblestone Creek Country Club

100 Cobble Creek Rd.

Victor, NY 14565

585-924-6464

 

Cobtree Vacation Rental Homes Resort

440-454 Armstrong Rd.

Geneva, NY 14456

315-789-1144

 

Cobtree is a romantic outdoor wedding venue that can accommodate tented weddings of around 150 people. We charge a modest flat hosting fee of $250 with free use of our wedding arbor in conjunction with a minimum rental of three of our English-style homes. We also have two indoor rooms for bridal showers and small parties that can accommodate up to 30 people each.

 

The resort offers a total of 7 amazingly affordable, individual rentals: 4 deluxe log cabins and 3 English-style brick cottages. All rentals are air conditioned and come with a fully equipped kitchen as well as free Wi-Fi, cable tv and domestic telephone service.

 

While staying at Cobtree, take advantage of nearly 2 miles of wooded trails. Beach access to Seneca Lake is just 1.5 miles away. Boats, kayaks, canoes, water skis, tubes and wakeboards may be rented at a nearby marina.

 

Strategically located in the heart of the Finger Lakes on the west ridge overlooking Seneca Lake, Cobtree offers spectacular panoramic views in a quiet rural setting just minutes from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Seneca Lake State Park and downtown Geneva. Next to the new Lacey Magruder Vineyard & Winery and only several miles from Belhurst Castle and Geneva on the Lake, Cobtree provides easy access to the best wining and dining the Finger Lakes has to offer.

 

Come enjoy the fun and see what the Finger Lakes has to offer at Cobtree Vacation Rental Homes Resort.

 

Watch a Cobtree wedding

 

Geneva on the Lake

1001 Lochland Rd. (State Rt. 14)

Geneva, NY 14456

800-343-6382

Granger Homestead

295 N. Main St.

Canandaigua, NY 14424

585-394-1472

Naples Inn & Suites

111 S. Main St.,

Naples, NY 14512

585-374-5630

Inn on the Lake

770 S. Main St.

Canandaigua, NY 14424

585-394-7800

Ramada Hotel

41 Lakefront Dr.

Geneva, NY 14456

315-789-0400

Ravenwood Golf Club

929 Lynaugh Rd.

Victor, NY 14564

585-924-6725

Sky Lodge

7750 Schoolhouse Rd.

Naples, NY 14512

585-374-8251

 

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte St.

Canandaigua, NY 14424

585-394-4922

 

The japanese Tea House at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park in Canandaigua, New York, USA.The summer home of banker Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson, Sonnenberg is one of the most extensively preserved country estates from the late Victorian era. The property includes 50 acres of gardens, a 40-room Queen Anne-style mansion, greenhouse complex, and Japanese tea house. Sonnenberg is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Finger Lakes Wine Center is housed in the historic Bay House near the Conservatory.

Steamboat Landing

205 Lakeshore Dr.

Canandaigua, NY 14424

585-396-7350

Schuyler County

Cook Mansion

203 S. Genesee St.

Montour Falls, NY 14865

607-210-4077

Have your wedding and reception

at the foot of beautiful

She-Qua-Ga Falls!

At Cook Mansion, we strive to provide you with the perfect wedding. Our high standards, attention to detail, and beautiful facilities and natural surroundings will make your dreams come true. We offer complimentary accommodations for the bride and groom in our historic bed and breakfast.

 

On the National Register of Historic Places

 

Fontainebleau Inn

2800 State Route 228

Alpine, NY 14805

607-594-2008

Lawrence Chapel

State Route 228

Odessa, NY 14869

607-734-4167

Logan Ridge

3800 Ball Diamond Rd.

Hector, NY 14841

607-546-6607

Seneca County

Buttonwood Grove Winery

5986 State Route 89

Romulus, NY 14541

607-869-9760

The Glass Magnolia

8339-8347 Main St.

Interlaken, NY 14847

607-330-2809

Hotel Clarence

108 Fall St.

Seneca Falls, NY 13148

877-788-4010

Lodi Historical Society Church

S. Main St. (State Rt. 414)

Lodi, NY 14860

607-582-6077

Steuben County

Camp Elmbois

8464 County Route 77

Hammondsport, NY 14840

607-522-5200

Crystal City Wedding & Party Center

11973 E. Corning Rd.

Corning, NY 14830

607-962-0830

Heron Hill Winery

9301 County Route 76

Hammondsport, NY 14840

800-441-4241

Nugget Hill

2nd Avenue Ext.

Wayland, NY 14572

585-728-9560

Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center

9620 Dry Run Rd.

Painted Post, NY 14870

607-962-0541

Tioga County

Owego Treadway Inn and Conference Center

1100 State Route 17C

Owego, NY 13827

800-671-7772

Tioga Gardens

2217 State Route 17C

Owego, NY 13827

800-649-0494

Tompkins County

Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

607-255-6007

Note: A chimes concert from the chimes in McGraw Tower is also available.

Benn Conger Inn

206 W. Cortland St.

Groton, NY 13073

607-898-5817

Celebrations Banquet Facility & Catering

2331 Slaterville Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850

607-539-7416

Holiday Inn Ithaca Downtown

222 South Cayuga St.

Ithaca, NY 14850

607-272-1000

John Joseph Inn

813 Auburn Rd.

Groton, NY 13073

607-533-0097

La Tourelle

1150 Danby Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850

800-765-1492

Myers' Gardens

1071 Michigan Hollow Rd.

Spencer, NY 14883

607-589-4572

NewPark

1500 Taughannock Blvd.

Ithaca, NY 14850

607-387-7275

Sage Chapel

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

607-255-6007

Note: A chimes concert from the chimes in McGraw Tower is also available.

Six Mile Creek Vineyard

1553 Slaterville Rd. (Rt. 79 East)

Ithaca, NY 14850

607-272-9463

Taughannock Farms Inn

2030 Gorge Rd.

Trumansburg, NY 14886

888-387-7711

Wayne County

Carey Lake Restaurant & Banquet Hall

959 Penfield Rd.

Macedon, NY 14502

315-986-1936

Greystone Golf Club

1400 Atlantic Ave.

Walworth, NY 14568

800-810-2325

Vintage Gardens Bed & Breakfast

310 High St.

Newark, NY 14513

315-331-6045

Yates County

Esperanza Mansion

3456 State Route 54A

Bluff Point, NY 14478

866-927-4400

Garrett Memorial Chapel

1228 E. Bluff Rd.

Bluff Point, NY 14478

315-536-3955

Norton Chapel

Keuka College

Keuka Park, NY 14478

315-279-5289

 

Updated 8 December 2013

 

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