Upstate N.Y. Venues

If you're looking for a more private venue than a state park, you might love one of these outdoor upstate N.Y. wedding venues we've found, many of which are located in the Finger Lakes.

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Featured Venue April 2017 - Lions Camp Badger, Spencer, N.Y.
Lions Camp Badger | (315) 252-7247 | $500+
725 LaRue Rd, Spencer, NY,  14883     
                           
The Lions Camp Badger is a beautiful venue and/or reception location as well as a non-profit that is trying to enhance the lives of differently-abled youth and adults.

The camp features the Collins Conroy Lodge, pictured to the left, a small non-denominational chapel to seat 20-30, and a pavilion at a much lower cost than the lodge that includes picnic tables.

Chairs and tables are included with rental of the lodge, and dinnerware as well as a full kitchen can be available for an extra fee.

Real Weddings: Camp Badger Facebook Wedding Photo Album

Cayuga County
Springside Inn | (315) 252-7247 | $500+
6141 West Lake Road, Auburn, New York 13021

The Springside Inn features ceremony sites inside the old-world style inn, on the beach, & at a private chapel.

Real Weddings; Christine & Logan via Kegan Shattuck Photography, Hilary & Jesse via Clark Walker Studio, Michelle & Sean via James Bass Photography


Aurora Inn | (315) 364-8888 | $1,600+
391 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026 

This historic inn features beautiful white columns and porches, overlooking Cayuga Lake. The inn offers their own catering services, a full array of rentals, and reception sites.

Real Weddings: Katie & Mike via McKay's Photography, Megan & Adam via James Bass Photography, Ashley & Darwin via Mary Buttolph Photography, Ashley & Dan via Tony Spinelli Photography, Megan & Benjamin via Anna Simonak Photography, Lauren & Karl via Shane Welch Photography

Cortland County
The Alumni House | (607) 753-1561 | $5,000+
29 Tompkins Street, Cortland, NY 13045 | SUNY Cortland Grounds

Surrounded by beautiful gardens this mansion has beautiful sites for your ceremony and a patio for your reception. The fee covers weekend rental of the entire facility & 5 overnight guest rooms.

Hathaway House | (607) 836-6006 | Unknown
3976 Rt. 41, Solon P.O. Box 621 McGraw, NY 13101

The Hathaway House is a historic 150 year old home with beautiful gardens with a small gazebo with lights for your ceremony and plenty of room for your reception on grounds.

Real Weddings: Jenn & Charlie via Saving Your Memories, Jessica & Ryan via Christina Bruce Photography

Chemung County
Hill Top Inn | (607) 732-6728 | $7,000+
171 Jerusalem Hill Road, Elmira, NY 14901

A Chemung County landmark overlooking the Chemung Valley, the Hill Top Inn features both beautiful gardens and a vine-covered arbor for your ceremony. Catering & rentals are available.

Real Weddings: Holly & Tom via James Bass Photography

Lawrence Chapel | (607) 734-4167 | $500+
State Route 228, Odessa, NY 14869

Built in 1880, this small stone non-denominational chapel sits atop a small grassy knoll in the woods. The Chemung County Historical Society owns this property.

Real Weddings: Jonathon & Rebecca via Anna Simonak Photography, Sarah & Isaac via Anna Simonak Photography, Juliet & Brandon via Julie Prisloe Photography


Livingston County
Sweet Briar Bed & Breakfast | (585) 245-8620 | $5,000+
5126 Mt. Morris Road, Geneseo, NY 14454

Sweet Briar is a Bed & Breakfast featuring a Spa, beautiful gardens, and a charming white gazebo. Rental includes tent & chairs for up to 150 guests.

Real Weddings: Tosha & Tony via Images Unveiled Blog, Emily & Drew via John Larkin Photography,

Monroe County
Highland Park | (585) 753-7275 | $300+
485 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620

Designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Highland Park offers three different ceremony sites; The Lilac Arches, Lamberton Conservatory, & Sunken Garden.

Real Weddings: Heinrich & Lauren via Lass & Beau, Drew & Savannah via McKay's Photography

Burgundy Basin | (585) 248-2660 | $1,000+
1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534 

This historic restaurant along the Erie Canal features a beautiful outside pavilion, garden & white gazebo.

Real Weddings: Melissa & Eric via Photo Kisses, Alicia & Sean via Canal Town Photo, Aimee & Evan via Lori and Erin Photography, Ashley & Devin via Canal Town Photo, James & Laura via Deb & Matt Photography, Ashley & Mark via Andrew Welsh Photography, Shannon & Mitch via Katie Finnerty Photography

Rochester Golf Courses | (585) 234-4653 | $800+
1850 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY 14526

The clubhouse features a large glass walled ballroom that overlooks the sparkling Shadow "Lake", a former crushed stone quarry and beautiful gardens.

Real Weddings: Erin & Dan via Martha Swann Photography, Kaitlyn & Michael via Katie Finnerty Photography, Lindsay & Keith via Andrew Welsh Photography, Tom & Mel via Wendy Mitchell Photography, Lisa & Andy via Robin Fox Photography, 


Woodcliff Hotel & Spa | (585) 248-4800 | Unknown
199 Woodcliff Drive, Fairport, NY 14450 

Located in the NY Hills at "The Point," the ceremony site offers a beautiful view of the hills with multiple rooms in the hotel to accommodate your guests if the weather goes awry.

Real Weddings: Phou & Jenalyn via Wendy Mitchell Photography, Terressa & Nick via John Larkin Photography, Sara & Matt via ROC Focus, Nicole & Jason via Terri Parthum Photography, Grant & Nikki via Pettrone Wedding Photography, Sandi & Pete via Andrew Walsh Photography

Onondaga County

The Lodge | (315) 291-3700 | Unknown
4355 State Street Road, Skaneateles Falls, NY 13153
The Lodge offers helpful staff, on-site catering, and a beautiful outdoor venue. With your reservation you receive exclusive use of the twenty-five thousand square foot facility & a personal Wedding Coordinator.

Real Weddings: Kevin & Mallori via Kylene Lynn Photography, Kaitlin & Adam via Solas Studios, Maggie & Joey via mkd Photography, Jim & Jennie via Vrooman Photography, Kate & Colin via Tom Harmon Photography, Kate & Val via Mary Butolph Photography, Nancy & Jason via Mabyn Photography, Diana & Nadar via Stacy K Floral w/Photography by Clark + WalkerSara & Bryan via Mary Butolph Photography

Marietta House | (315) 636-8299 | Unknown
2819 Route 174, Marietta, NY 13110

A Banquet Hall that specializes in hosting weddings, the Marietta House offers a six-sided pagoda in a beautiful garden for your ceremony. Catering is offered onsite. 


Mirbeau Inn & Spa | (877) 647-2328 | Unknown
851 West Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152

Along with many outdoor sites the Inn also offers a myriad of different private rooms along with an expansive deck and great room as backup if the weather doesn't comply.

Real Weddings: Karina & Peter via Martha Swann Photography, Heidi & Matt via Mabyn Photography, Charise & Mike via Katie Finnerty Photography, Janet & Khan via Select Receptions

Wysocki's Lake Park Manor | (315) 699-7828 | Unknown
6574 Lakeshore Road, Cicero, NY 13039

The Wysoki Lake Park Manor has 3 rooms; Crystal, Terrace, & Carriage receptions or ceremonies, and the grounds at Wysocki have ceremony sites both in the South Garden & East Gardens.

Real Weddings: Jackie & Anthony via Tom Harmon Photography, John & Cassandra via H. Hawkins Photography, Suzi & Frank via Kristin Chalmers Photography 

Sherwood Inn | (315) 685-3405 | Unknown
26 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152

With its scenic views of Skaneateles Lake and its setting in the midst of the historic village, this beautifully restored colonial inn creates an idyllic setting for your ceremony.

Real Weddings: Meghan & Jeremy via Mary Dougherty Photography, Mr. & Mrs. Litterbrant via David Grube Photography, Tracy & Gordon via Corey Torpie Photography, Megan & Mark via Martha Swann Photography, Danica & Brandon via The Story Photography, Erin & Steve’via Sarah Heppel Photography

Lourdes Camp | (315) 424-1812 | $250 weeknights & $3,500 weekends
1150 10 Mile Point Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152

You can rent this entire summer camp during "off season": the last 2 weekends in May & June (except 1st weekend) and September through November and the property includes a small rustic chapel.

Real Weddings: Ali & Mark via Cylinda B Photography (Credited for the beautiful photograph above.), Amanda & Tom via Fernando Lou Gonzalez Event Photography, Brian & Kirsten via StyleMePretty - Photography by Leila Brewster

Ontario County
Sonnenberg Gardens | (585) 394-4922 | Unknown
151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424 

Sonnenberg offers three separate gardens for ceremonies featuring a white pergola, rose garden, marble fountain, and a small Japanese Tea House.

Real Weddings: Kate & James via Alexandra Meseke Photography, Jenn & Danny via Andrew Buscemi Photography, Greg & Colby via Tiffany Tcheng Photography, Heather & Greg via A Touch of Elegance Photography

Belhurst Castle | (315) 781-0201 | Unknown
4069 Route 14 South, Geneva, NY 14456

The century-old castle offers a manicured evergreen lawn that looks over Seneca Lake. A spa, winery, and restaurant are also onsite.

Real Weddings: Sara & AJ via Tom Harmon Photography, Nicholas & Jennifer via Wendy Mitchell Photography, Danielle & Mike via Dexter Davis Photography & Films, Kailin & Scott via Creative Wedding Agency, Kim & Joe via Danielle Coons Photography, Stacey & Jeremy via Blaine & Bethany Photography, Anonymous Pin & Grey Wedding via Stacy K Floral - Photography by Jovial Photography

Cobtree Resort | (315) 789-1144 | Unknown
440-454 Armstrong Road, Geneva, NY 14456

Cobtree features a beautiful ceremony site with an arbor overlooking Seneca Lake. It's located on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail.


Filigree Inn | (585) 229-5460 | Unknown
5406 Bristol Valley Road (Rt. 64), Canandaigua, NY 14424

Built in 1792 and located in Canandaiqua, NY, The Filigree Inn Bed and Breakfast boasts a 180 acre estate and features activities like golf & hiking.

Real Weddings: Chelsea & Steve via Lori & Erin Photography, 

Bristol Harbour Resort | (800) 288-8248 | Unknown
5410 Seneca Point Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424 

A beautiful site featuring a pointed wooden log arch overlooks Cananaiga Lake for your ceremony and the great room with a terrace are available if it's a cloudy day.

Real Weddings: Eric & Ryan via Wendy Mitchell Photography, Lindsey & Brian via Sue Egan Photography, Lyndsay & Ryan via Fernando Lou Gonzalez Event Photography, Allison & Chris via Grey Likes Weddings - Photography by Mary Dougherty

Ramada Geneva Lakefront | (315) 759-5424 | $1,200+
41 Lakefront Drive, Geneva, NY 14456

Offering beautiful ceremony sites that overlook Seneca Lake & the fee for this venue includes chair rental, a white wrought iron archway, and a hiding room for the bridal party.

Real Weddings; Alyssa & Matt via Kracke Photography

Geneva on the Lake | (315) 789-7190 | $2,500+
1001 Lochland Rd. (State Rt. 14) Geneva, NY 14456

Three different ceremony sites are offered all midst Italian Renaissance architecture, classical sculptures  & beautiful gardens. Catering is available onsite.

Real Weddings: Alex & Mike via Megan Dailor Photography, Leia & David via Full Bloom Photography, Brittany & Tyler via The Knot - Photography by Mary Wyar

Granger Homestead | (585) 394-1472 | $500+
295 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Featuring colonial porches & a Federal-style wood frame, the Granger Homestead was built in the early 1800s and offers beautiful green grounds for your ceremony with tent rentals available onsite.


Ventosa Vineyards | (315) 719-0000 | $4,500+
3440 Route 96A, Geneva, NY 14456

This winery on Seneca Lake offers beautiful grounds and an amazing view with plenty of room inside for your reception.


Real Weddings: Nicole & Jeff via B Fotographic, Sara & Nick via John Larkin Photography, Dan & Anne via David Wright Weddings, Alex & Dan via John Schlia Photography, Nadine & Ryan via via John Schlia Photography, Nina & Anton via Nicole Gatto Photography, Heather & Blaze via Lori & Erin Photography, Taylor & Beth via H. Hawkins Photography, Chelsea & Charlie via Empire West Photography


The Inn on the Lake(585) 394-7800 | $1,250+
770 S Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424

The Inn on the Lake offers breathtaking views of lake Canandaigua with onsite catering and tent rental included in the cost of receptions ($3,000+).


Oswego County
Bayshore Grove | (315) 343-4000 | Unknown
108 Bayshore Rd, Oswego, NY 13126

Bayshore Grove, located in Oswego, N.Y. has a beautiful ceremony venue right on the shores of Lake Ontario where the backdrop is water as far as the eye can see.

Real Weddings: Jessica & Kirt via Solas Studios, Kassie & Harley via Mabyn Photography, Erin & Jim via Erica Hasenjager Photography,

Schuyler County
Logan Ridge Estate | (607) 546-6606 | Unknown
3800 Ball Diamond Road, Hector, NY 14841

The Estate features a spacious banquet room featuring a cathedral ceiling, magnificent stone fireplace and a full bay window with access to a terrace with a stunning view overlooking Seneca Lake. 

Real Weddings: Kenzie & Nick via Timeless Treasures Photography, Brooke & Kyle via LoveStoriesTV


Fontainebleau Inn | (607) 594-2008 | $1,800+
2800 State Route 228, Alpine, NY 14805

Ceremonies at the Fontainebleau Inn can be planned for the grounds or for the patio under an elegant 24' x 60' canopy canopy which is up from May through October. 

Real Weddings: Amanda & David via Martha Swann Photography, Maura & Jim via Julie Prisloe Photography, Erin & Meaghan via Mabyn Photography, Sarah & Isaac via Anna Simonak Photography, Hannah & Trevor via Sarah Kathyrn Photography, Courtney & Bill via Sarah Heppell Photography 

Seneca County
Wagner Vineyards | (607) 582-6450 | $1,000+
9322 State Route 414, Lodi, NY 14860

The beautiful grounds overlook Seneca Lake and sit next to a lovely pond.

Real Weddings: Katie & Tim’via Mabyn Photography, Margaret & Greg via Jacqueline Connor Photography, Felicia & Luke via Ron Soliman  Photography,

Tioga County
The Barn | (315) 218-5071 | Unknown
1409 Ithaca Road, Willseyville, NY 1386

One of the Southern Tiers's most unique & charming venues for celebrations, a renovated and restored turn-of-the-century barn that  can accommodate up to 200 guests.

Real Weddings: Kyle & Joe via Kara Abbey Photography, Kat & Josh via Julie Prisloe Photography

Tioga Gardens | (607) 687-2940 | $700+
2217 state rt 17c, Owego, NY 13827

The water gardens are a beautiful locations to hold your wedding & the cost includes use of their gazebo, tables, & chairs. 

Real Weddings: Jackie & Javier via Lara Abbey Photography, Amy & Luke via Michael Erb Photography, Clinton and Jaime via Jessah Serafini Photography, Carolynn & Adam via The Sweetest Occasion - Photography by Doug Lloyd, Hannah & Landry via Mary Dougherty Photography

Tompkins County
John Joseph Inn | 607.533.0097 | Unknown
813 Auburn Rd. Groton, NY  13073

This historic inn is surrounded by acres of beautiful gardens, offering many locations for your ceremony.


Real Weddings: Alexis & Brian via Korver Photography, Liz & Marek via Rebekah J. Murray Photography, Leigh & Victor via Janelle Rodriguez Photography, David & Laura via Kristina Hill Photography,  Lanie & Phil via Foto Impressions Studio, Lauren & Ryan via Tom Harmon Photography

Ithaca Farmer's Market | 607-273-7109 | $1,800

If you've got the $1,800 to spend, the farmers market is a beautiful location to get married at on Cayuga Lake. Picnic tables and a dock stretching out into the lake are all you need.

Real Weddings: Rhody & Matt via Martha Swann Photography, Diane & Brian via The Story Photography, Kristen & Duncan via Amanda Bellucco Photography, Corey & Josh via Julie Prisloe Photography, Carolyn & Trevor via Jessica Krip Photography, Molly & Brian via Wonderbliss Wedding Photography, Ana & Beth via Kelly Prizel Photography, Erin & Anil via Anna Simonak Photography, Mike & Megan via Anna Simonak Photography

Wyoming County
Glen Iris Inn | (585) 493-2622 | $400+
Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427
The wedding site is located directly in front of the Inn by the Middle Falls Overlook & must be done in conjunction with a reception. The reception & catering site offer space for up to 150 guests.

Real Weddings: Sandy & Brian via Ayres Photography, Jennifer & Ryan via Shaw Photography Co., Priscilla & Aaron via Bridget Rochelle Photography, Shelli & Jason via Glasser Studios, Gayle & Lee via Images Unveiled, Meadow & Ray via John Larkin Photography, Rachel & Steve via Encompass Photography

Yates County

Glenora Wine Cellars | (607) 243-9500  | Unknown
5435 State Route 14, Dundee, NY 14837

The winery offers beautiful views of Seneca Lake as a backdrop for your ceremony however you'll need to bring your own arbor.

Real Weddings: Joann and Kai via YL Photography, Mandy & Chris via Tania Lezak Photography, Jessica & Michael via Kracke Photography, Micah & Ryan via Sarah Heppell Photography, Matt & Justin via Peter Naughton Productions, Agi and Marines via Kretschmann Studio, Christina & Jerry via Timecut Photography

Esperanza Mansion | (315) 536-4400 x611 (Heidi) | $1,500+
3456 RT-54A Keuka Park, NY 14478

The mansion offers expansive, beautiful grounds while the ballroom and expansive patio await in case the weather doesn't comply. Catering is available onsite.

Real Weddings: Dana & Tabb via Andrew Welsh Photography, Kip & Kelly via Kracke Photography, Kathleen & Phil via John Larkin Photography, Megan & Brennan via Sue Egan Photography