Finger Lakes Weddings You Need to Check Out: The Best Venues

Why get married in the chaos of the city when you, your sweetheart, and all of your family and friends can come out for a family vacation? Finger Lakes weddings are always stunning! You can have the opportunity to wed in front of some of the most breathtaking views in the country. Whether you’d like to say your “I do”s on a bluff looking over a lake, a rustic barn surrounded by wildflowers, or a forest of fall foliage, the Finger Lakes has the perfect wedding venue for your special day.

We know wedding planning can be stressful, so we’ve created a free Vacation Guide to make your trip planning as easy as possible. In the guide, you can find all of the best restaurants, attractions, entertainment, and outdoor recreation for all of your family to enjoy during your time in the Finger Lakes region.

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The Best Finger Lakes Weddings

Heron Hill Winery

If you’re a wine lover, one of the best places to get married is at a Finger Lakes winery! Celebrate your special day with a lovely wedding ceremony overlooking luscious vineyards or gorgeous Keuka Lake at Heron Hill Winery

In addition to breathtaking panoramic views, you can choose from a selection of delicious Heron Hill wines that would best complement your menu. This Finger Lakes favorite is home to one of Travel + Leisure’s Top 10 Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms in the World! Heron Hill Winery also offers round tables, linen and napkin, white fan back chairs, wine barrel cocktail tables, wine barrel oak top tables, tent heaters, a dance floor oak bar, and more!

Belhurst Castle

Feel like Cinderella and Prince Charming when you wed at Belhurst Castle in Geneva. It’s right in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country, and you can choose between the Castle Ballroom and Meritage Ballroom. 

Castle Ballroom is a 4,400-square foot event space with a stunning view of Seneca Lake. This fairytale room features an indoor bar, outdoor bar, and of course, a dance floor!

Imagine spending the best night of your life slow dancing in the Meritage Ballroom under chandeliers and gorgeous wooden beams. 

Guests can admire the stunning view of the garden and Seneca Lake while socializing on the patio or lawn area. You’re sure to have the time of your life in this beautiful venue! 

Bristol Harbour Lodge and Resort

Customize your dream wedding at Bristol Harbour Lodge and Resort, which is named a winner of The Knot Best of Weddings!

You can choose from several wedding ceremony venues and wedding reception venues, depending on the size of your party and your preference of indoor or outdoor wedding venues. 

The Naples Room is one of the best event spaces to host a bridal shower, wedding rehearsal, or cocktail reception. It holds a party of 24 guests with a gorgeous crafted wood table and elegant chandeliers to brighten up your special event.

The Bristol Room and Terrace is a rustic reception venue with spectacular views of Canandaigua Lake. 

Seneca Ballroom and Terrace is perfect for those looking for a fairytale wedding. This charming ballroom features a stone fireplace and panoramic views of Canandaigua Lake.

Plus, before or after events, you can test your swing with your bridal party at the beautifully manicured Robert Trent Jones Golf Course!

Reserve Group Vacation Rentals by the Lake

Struggling to find accommodations to house your entire family for your wedding? Look no further! Finger Lakes Premier Properties offers luxury group rentals that are perfect for your wedding party.

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Book one to six of our South Bristol Cottage Compound group rentals on Canandaigua Lake. These lake homes accommodate groups ranging from two to 34 people! Whether you are getting ready for the wedding party or relaxing after an eventful day, do so on the private patio with incredible lake views!

It’s your special day, and you deserve the best amenities! In these cottages, you can enjoy central air, a toasty fireplace, cable, WiFi, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer in each cottage!

Plus, these cottages are in an amazing location. In addition to sitting right on the lake, these homes are also near the best Finger Lakes attractions. That includes shopping, dining, hiking trails, wineries, and Bristol Mountain! If you plan on getting married at Bristol Harbor, we highly recommend these accommodations. 

Ready to start planning? Check our availability and book your dream wedding getaway in the Finger Lakes today!

Plan the Perfect Finger Lakes Proposal

Planning a proposal in 2020? Arrange a romantic getaway to the Finger Lakes and make it an engagement to remember! Our lakeside vacation rentals have hosted hundreds of bridal parties, bachelorettes, and wedding guests, but there’s nothing quite as special as hosting the beginning of it all.

We especially love when our brides-and-grooms-to-be share photos of the big moment with us! Here are some of the happy couples we hosted this year and the homes where they popped the question:

Stowaway

Love is in the air at this secluded chalet! Drive right through a vineyard on your way down to the Seneca Lake shoreline where this cottage sits. Modern updates blend with old world charm to make Stowaway the ultimate setting for your Finger Lakes proposal!

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We couldn’t ask for a better photo!

This home has 300 ft. of lake frontage and a newly rebuilt dock to ensure everything goes according to plan!

This home is perfectly situated for a romantic hike in Finger Lakes National Forrest or nearby Watkins Glen State Park. Plus, you’re surrounded by award-winning wineries and breweries!

The Boat House

Located midway between historical Seneca Falls, and “gorges” Ithaca, The Boat House is the ideal couple’s retreat. Here, comfort meets minimalist, millennial design, from the chic open concept kitchen to the airy loft bedroom. Even the dock was made for two, with Adirondack chairs and plenty of space to get down on one knee.

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This is the kind of place you’ll want to return to for anniversaries and honeymoons for years to come.

We imagine this will be the first of many proposals at this modern retreat!

Enjoy an evening of live music and dancing within walking distance at The Boathouse Beer Garden!

Paradise Found

This beautifully remodeled lake house looks like it was taken from the pages of a magazine. Clean, cozy, and comfortable, you’ll love cooking together in the gourmet kitchen and snuggling up next to fireplace.

Finger Lakes Proposal

A light snow made this proposal picture perfect!

For a more intimate experience, stay in the off-season. You’ll take advantage of lower rates, 3 for 2 specials, and fewer crowds at area attractions.

This home is right on the Keuka Lake Wine Trail and only a short drive from the charming village of Hammondsport.

Seneca Shores

This luxurious Seneca Lake home is the perfect spot to celebrate your engagement with family and friends! Enjoy over 4,000 sq. ft. of living space, including a finished basement with a bar, game room, and gas fireplace. The lake view deck spans the entire backside of the home, offering front row seats and a hot tub to enjoy to sunset from.

Finger Lakes Proposal

The lawn at Seneca Shores offers so many different locations to pop the question. We love that this group captured beautiful, blue Seneca Lake in the background of this special moment. Plus, they had plenty of room to celebrate!

To earmark the special occasion, we suggest a champagne toast at nearby Glenora Wine Cellars.

Stone Crest

The perfect escape for your engagement! This sizable rental offers two master suites, one with its own entry separate from the rest of the home, so you can include the whole family, while still having a little privacy.

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Cheers to the newly engaged couple!

Stone Crest offers multiple decks overlooking the water and a 30 ft. dock with rolling hills in the background. Why not schedule an engagement photo shoot during your stay?

This upscale home sits on the shores of Keuka Lake, only minutes from downtown Penn Yan. Break bread at nearby Union Block Bistro to celebrate your engagement!

Our Picks For Your Proposal

Here are some of our favorite romantic retreats to book for your Finger Lakes proposal:

Sunset Point

Sunset Point let’s you truly get away from it all! This serene location features an extra large lot with 175 ft. of Keuka Lake frontage and a completely updated look, inside and out. Light a fire by the water at sunset for the perfect lakefront proposal.

Lakeside Getaway

This adorable cottage stays true to the lake house theme, from the wall decor to the rugs on the floor. This home has ample dock and deck space for the big moment, but for a more creative proposal, consider a snowy evening in festive Seneca Falls.

Glen Hollow Guest Cottage

Glen Hollow offers the privacy of a vacation rental with the amenities of a wine country inn. This historic landmark features naturally beautiful grounds, a waterfall, and one-of-a-kind rustic charm. The guest cottage is an old carriage house full of modern amenities and original features, like sliding barn doors and a bedroom in the hayloft!


Plan your Finger Lakes proposal with our local reservation agents! We can help you choose the best house and coordinate all of the little touches to make your engagement extra special. Call us today! (877) 269-7621

Top 6 Stylish Wedding Venues in the FLX

July 26, 2017 | By Emily White

These top 6 stylish wedding venues in the Finger Lakes for 2017 are sure to knock your heels off.  Of course, the dress, the food, and the table scapes are all important, but it’s the venue that supports all of those style decisions. Feel inspired by our top 6 stylish wedding venues in the Finger Lakes with multiple vacation rentals near each one for your bridal party to get ready at or for your guest to make a vacation out of the occasion.

 

6 – Abandon Brewery – Brewery

Thinking about a brewery barn style venue? This is the one. And it’s not in Buffalo or Syracuse. Give up? It’s a 1-hour drive from Rochester, NY. With serene lake views on the horizon and a rustic, bucolic architectural design, it has a magical feel you just can’t get anywhere else. And unlike other breweries, an outdoor reception isn’t your only option. The original 1800’s reconditioned Taproom is the epitome of a rustic wedding venue.

Vacation Rentals less than a 10-minute drive away: Maya’s PalaceToes in the Water, Canoe landing, Brandy Bay Serenity.©Abandon Brewing

 

5 – Wagner Vineyards – Winery

With Seneca Lake views that go for miles and lush vineyards all around, it’s not hard to see why the open outdoor venue is one of the most spectacular ceremony spots in the region. And they’ll help you plan every detail — the menu, the vendors, and even the decorating. Rick Bacmanski has captured many beautiful weddings at this venue including the one below.

Vacation Rentals less than a 10 minute drive away: Lakefront Oasis, The Willows, Classic cottage, Seneca Fun & Sun, Absolutely Shore.©Rick Bacmanski Photo Artistry

 

4 – Geneva on the Lake – French style

Picture this: instead of walking down an aisle envision you and your fiancé strolling through the manicured gardens of the estate. Your guests will feel like they’ve been transported back in time as they enter this affluent 17th-century villa (that could be a stand-in for Villa Lancellotti in Frascati, Italy). But the wow-worthy moments will have just begun. The leisurely European gardens provide a picturesque ceremony setting, while the gilded style interiors can host a regal affair for up to 45 seated guests and up to 150 guests on the south lawn pavilion in the summer months.

Vacation Rentals less than a 10-minute drive away: Heron House, Pine Ridge, Lake Orchard View, A Bay Breeze, Sunrise Splendor, A cottage on the Bay, The Point at Geneva, Tranquility, Sunrise on Harmony Seneca Lake Effect, Seneca Sunsets, Sunlit Shore.©Timeout

 

3 – Crispin Hill – Barn

Offering a fully restored historic barn and stables with panoramic views of Keuka Lake, Crispin Hill is an exceptionally stylish venue for your country barn wedding. The barns hark back to another era, and in their rural surroundings, one can forget Crispin Hill’s close proximity to Rochester, NY. Whether elegant, casual, intimate or something in between, you will be excited by the variety of options this venue provides.

Vacation Rentals less than a 10-minute drive away:  Birch Cottage, pelican Cabin, Sailfish Cottage, Lovin’ life, At the lake, Fun in The Sun, Memory Lane, Canoe Landing, Toes in the Water©Crispin Hill

Looking for more wedding venues on just Keuka Lake? Visit Keuka Creative for a complete list of all venues on the crooked lake and no worries, we have vacation rentals near each one.

 

2 – The Cracker Factory – Industrial Warehouse

The Cracker Factory was a straight-razor factory converted into the Cracker Factory. This 3-story time-warped, weathered, warehouse with exposed brick and white wood trusses makes your simple wedding style elegant. The 5,000 sq. feet of space accommodates up to 340 guests on the 2nd floor with plenty of room for entertainment and caterers. The other floors house Miles & May furniture works and letterpress/artist studios run by the nonprofit arts organization 3 Stories.

Here are 9 vacation rentals less than a 10-minute drive away: Heron House, Pine Ridge, Lake Orchard View, A Bay Breeze, Sunrise Splendor, A cottage on the Bay, The Point at Geneva, Tranquility, Sunrise on Harmony.©Ebersole Photography

 

 

1 – Bristol Harbor Lodge and Resort

This exceptional four-season Bristol Harbor Lodge and Resort nestled on top of a pristine mountain lake vacation setting is regarded as one of the Finger Lakes top wedding destinations. Bristol Harbor Lodge began as a golf course and is now owned and operated with pride by the Cook Family. Their traditional warm hospitality has been nurturing and embracing the spirit of spending quality time with friends and family for years. If that isn’t enough, you can bet your engagement ring on the beautiful views, manicured Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, and the Finger Lakes farm-to-table cuisine.

Here are some vacation rentals within a 10-minute drive of this venue but our absolute favorite are the South Bristol Cottages, they neighbor this venue making it easy to retreat back to your room after a day of celebrating, great for the bridal party and guests. Other nearby vacation rentals include  Peaceful Sanctuary, Amazing views, Grape wood, Family Affair, Sunny slope.©Bristol Harbor Lodge and Golf Club

 

Looking for more vacation rentals near your wedding venue? Click here to browse our inventory of over 260 rentals in the Finger Lakes or call (844) 548-0790 and one of our reservation agents would be happy to assist you. When you call, don’t forget to ask about our specials for wedding groups!