Wedding Venues In The Finger Lakes

Finger Lakes Wedding Venues

The opinions expressed in this article are our own solely as professional wedding photographers. We are wedding photographers that have worked in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York since 2010, and the below list is a compilation of Finger Lakes wedding venues that we enjoy working at. The order that they are displayed on this page is by no means a ranking of quality. All of the photos on this page are our own.

LakeWatch Inn, Ithaca NY


Where to begin with this awesome venue? The staff is friendly but efficient. The food is good. The two-level open nature of the venue provides for great photos of the reception, and the venue is situated near beautiful Cayuga Lake which provides great views of beautiful sunsets. We were overly impressed with how quickly the staff completely re-arranged the wedding venue so that the ceremony could take place inside when a sudden downpour of of rain began. Only a short drive down the road and you can find the beautiful Lansing-Meyers park which is a great place to have your photos taken at as well.


Bristol Harbour, Canandaigua NY


Situated on a hill overlooking Canandaigua Lake, this wedding venue probably has the best view of the entire lake that you will find. During the day you will see a breathtaking view of Canandaigua Lake which will look stunning in your wedding photos, but sunset is even more spectacular. This venue has 2 ballrooms to choose from, a smaller one with a “cabin on the lake” feel, and a larger one with a more traditional and classic ballroom feel.


The Lodge at Welch Allyn, Skaneateles NY


In the finger lakes but not situated on one of the lakes, The Lodge at Welch Allyn has it’s own lake! Ok, well it’s probably technically a pond, but it’s a big one! This wedding venue provides a cabin-like feel while at the same time being incredibly spacious – it’s probably one of the largest wedding venues you will find in the Finger Lakes. The balcony the overlooks the main reception area provides for great wedding photos of the reception, the food here is top-notch, and they also can do fireworks for the end of your reception as a send-off.


Knapp Winery, Romulus NY


Knapp Winery in Romulus is a quaint wedding venue for smaller weddings situated in the wine country of the finger lakes. This venue provides spectacular artisan food options with gorgeous views of the surrounding vineyards. On the front side, they have a small pond which makes for a relaxing seating area or great wedding photos with a nice reflection on the mirror-like surface of the water.