Finger Lakes Weddings


Wedding celebration in a horse drawn carriage

Wedding Planning ideas:

BACHELOR/ETTE & BRIDAL SHOWERS
Get away with your best girls, or guys, for the weekend or a day to experience some Finger Lakes fun. Gamers can head to Tioga Downs Casino, where you can catch horse racing in the summer months, and take a chance at gaming year round! Maybe a shot at 18 holes is your way of letting loose with friends. Tee up at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa or choose from another scenic Finger Lakes course. Ladies, spoil yourselves by joining The Fox and The Grapes Bed & Breakfast for a girls' weekend where you can shop, dine, wine, and be pampered! 

REHEARSAL DINNER
Come together with family and friends for the last supper before you say “I Do!” Finding a place to hold your rehearsal dinner won’t be a problem, but choosing one will! There are hundreds of fantastic places to eat- narrow it down by thinking about location, size, type of food, and price range. Dine at The Beachcomber for a delicious meal and stunning view of Conesus Lake. For some classic America-Italian food try Emile’s Restaurant in Waterloo. For the perfect meal with the perfect wine, enjoy Knapp Vineyard Restaurant and Winery!

 

TRANSPORTATION
If the Finger Lakes are quite the destination for you and your wedding guests do not fear, transportation is near! Travel to and from the airport, reception, and accommodations with you own professional chauffer from Diamonds Limousine, ride in style with Metropolitan Limousines. . Looking to turn your wedding day into a weekend of excitement?  Join Finger Lakes Winery Tours for a tour around the wine trails of Seneca, Cayuga, or Keuka Lakes- a fun and savory treat for the whole wedding party! There's a variety of services to choose from with our Transportation Partners.

FLORIST
Of course flowers are a must, and Finger Lakes local florists are more than happy to assist you in choosing the perfect flowers year round! For the florist next door, let Sinicropi Florist & Gift Shop be there from beginning, middle, and end. With over 35 years of experience the staff at Sinicropi won’t leave your side, handling everything from pinning the boutonnieres to setting up the reception flowers.  Enjoy designing bridal bouquets, flowers for the ceremony, reception, wedding party, and cake decorations with help from experienced and creative staff!

GIFT REGISTRY
Make the most of your experience by taking away a bit more of the Finger Lakes! Your guests will enjoy ducking in and out of the local shops near their accommodation, or point them in the right direction by opening a gift registry locally. To visit a lot of shops in one strech visit the Waterloo Premium Outlets. Our specialty gifts and unique shops, like your wedding, are one-of-a-kind! Long after the honeymoon, be reminded of your Finger Lakes wedding when turning on a hand decorated lamp or while setting the kitchen table with the timeless courtly checked enamel plates you received from MacKenzie-Childs.  

SPAS & SALONS
No one said planning a wedding was easy, but not to worry- one side effect the Finger Lakes has is instant relaxation. Still, it would not hurt to book ahead at one of our breathtaking spas. Allow all the stress to leave your body and enjoy pure ecstasy while having a Finger Lakes Grape massage or enjoying a tranquility hour from  August Moon Spa at La Tourelle Resort. To experience true escape, try a hot stone massage at Rasa Spa, or reiki, the Japanese way to reduce stress. Unwind together with a side by side couple’s massage or maybe just a lambrusco signature facial just for the groom at Mirbeau Spa. And for the bride, let the salon professionals of the Waterfalls Spa at Greek Peak Mountain Resort style you hair and apply your make for that glamorous finish! If you want to sip on a wine tasting before or after your spa treatment for ultimate relaxation, visit Isabella Spa at Belhurst Castle.


A Couple at Belhurst Castle.

RECEPTION VENUES 

With literally hundreds of places to hold your wedding ceremony and reception in the Finger Lakes, the question you must ask yourself is where will I feel the most special? Large guest lists are no problem at Bristol Harbour Resort. First, a ceremony before the breathtaking view of Canandaigua Lake. Then, choose a rustic or more sophisticated backdrop for the reception- either space would make for an elegant wedding.For a large party on Seneca Lake, the Tuscan inspired Ventosa Vineyards that can accomodate up to 350 people for your perfect day. Within the walls of this inviting and warm Tuscan villa, you will enjoy exceptional food, a stunning sunset, and breathtaking views of the vineyards and Seneca Lake. For timeless romance, dance the night away in one of two enchanting ballrooms at Belhurst Castle. After your ceremony stroll the lawns of the century old castle, follow them till they meet the cool deep waters of Seneca Lake.  If you've always envisioned your special day among the vines, be sure to consider another Finger Lakes wedding venue, Heron Hill Winery. Celebrate under a large white tent while enjoying the exquisite beauty of Keuka Lake!  Nestled on a rolling hillside in the heart of the Finger Lakes, The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars provides panoramic vistas of vineyards & Seneca Lake. 30 well-appointed guest rooms, outstanding cuisine, award winning wines, and a dedicated and knowledgeable staff makes Glenora a perfect wedding destination that feels like a world away.

 
CATERING & CAKES

Depending on the size and location of your reception, and the preference of your pallet a catering service may be necessary. Convenient enough many restaurants within the Finger Lakes are more than happy to cater your special day. All you have to do is ask? We have taken the liberty of asking a couple ourselves!  Abigail’s Restaurant, home to Chef Marshall Grady’s famous “Bleu Bayou” chicken wing and the culinary team at the Brown Hound Bistro both offer catering. For a complete fuss free occasion, Hill Top Inn is your one stop for all things wedding! Among their many packages, choose the one tailored just for you, or just let their experienced staff cater another beautiful Finger Lakes facility. The second main attraction at a wedding is the cake! Man in the Moon Cheesecake would love the opportuity to create for you the perfect dessert and even provide a full meal beforehand so you can have dinner and dessert. Triphammer Wines and Spirits will be glad to help you hand-pick a customized selection of wine and spirits for your event, and even print customized bottle labels which add a unique and personalized touch to your celebration. Ithaca Coffee Company can also print customized labels, which they will put on sample bags of coffee you can use as specialty favors for your guests. They also create beautiful, customized gift baskets and gift mugs which can serve as a table centerpiece or as a special gift for the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

EVENT PLANNING & RENTALS
You have the ring on your finger, the location of your ceremony and reception set, your menu has been chosen, and the rehearsal dinner booked, now what? Yes, there is more! Party supplies, chairs, linen, lighting, tent, and all other rental needs are covered by Crystal City Wedding & Party Center. Their professionals have helped plan, coordinate, set up, and decorate weddings in the Finger Lakes for over twenty years! If you are on a budget or enjoy do-it-yourself projects, The Special Event Network will be your road map with markers at every stage of planning. The Special Event website provides online planners and connects you with local professionals within the Finger Lakes from A (accommodations) to W (winery weddings) for planning made easy!

HONEYMOON & SPECIAL PACKAGES

 Aruba, Jamaica, how about the Finger Lakes? The honeymoon is the first time as a newlywed couple to truly celebrate your union! So travel or just stay in the Finger Lakes. Fall in love with stunning fall foliage and harvest festivals throughout wine country. In the winter, book an intimate weekend in a cozy B&B, like 10 Fitch luxurious romantic inn. Warm up to their honeymoon package, which begins with a couples massage. Fly to the moon with Palmyra Inn’s honeymoon package during any season! Enjoy Wedding Packages designed by Finger Lake B&Bs and local accommodation partners for wedding specials you don’t want to miss. If you can dream it, they’ll make it come true!