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 extremely friendly and very efficient. The food is spectacular and the waitstaff is always sure to make sure you are taken care of. 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; we’ve never seen staff move so quickly before to ensure that the bride and groom’s wedding went off without a hitch. Only a short drive down the road  you can find the beautiful Lansing-Meyers park which is a great place to have your photos taken at as well! We highly recommend this venue and enjoy working there very much.

 

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.

About Us

Hi! We are Colleen & Greg. We are primarily wedding photographers in Syracuse NY, but we specialize in all forms of portraiture including (but of course not limited to) family portraits, newborn photography, and senior portrait photography. We would love to work with you and have fun! We travel to all of Upstate New York including the Finger Lakes, Adirondacks, and Thousand Islands, but we also love to travel and would be happy to be your destination wedding photographer!

About Us

We are primarily wedding photographers in Syracuse NY, but we specialize in all forms of portraiture including (but of course not limited to) family portraits, newborn photography, and senior portrait photography. We would love to work with you and have fun! We travel to all of Upstate New York including the Finger Lakes, Adirondacks, and Thousand Islands, but we also love to travel and would be happy to be your destination wedding photographer!

Solas Studios was established in February 2010. The word "Solas" comes from the Irish-Gaelic language which means "Light" and was chosen due to Colleen + Greg's Irish heritage and the fact that photography is all about light. Their favorite colors are coincidentally orange and green, so it couldn't have made a better fit! Our director is our beloved feline friend, Smeagól. While Smeagól does not accompany us on shoots or at weddings, he does play an active roll in the business, and spends a lot of time in our office. He frequently supervises our work, making sure that we are working up to his standards!

featured testimonial

"Words cannot describe the looks on our face when we finally saw our wedding album..."

If you are looking to have a budget wedding in which you are happy to trade the quality of your pictures/experience to save a few bucks just walk away now. These two were fabulous. Words cannot describe the looks on our face when we finally saw our wedding album. We sat there in awe at the attention to detail they provided. Not only did they find our ‘good side’ but they also made each picture look like it was straight out of a fairy tale. The dynamic of both of them is night and day between them. In Greg you find quietness, solace, and structure.. in Colleen you find eccentricity, leadership and direction. Without rambling on, I truly believe that per dollar this is the best quality you can receive. If that isn’t incentive enough, you get their leadership, personality, and caring for absolutely free. Do yourself a favor – hire them if you can – before they book up.

Kevin & Nikki

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