Why should I get married at Taughannock?
The Inn at Taughannock has a rich and romantic history as a wedding location since it opened to the public in 1935. We are located at the gateway to the Cayuga wine trail, just seven miles from Ithaca, New York. Many Cornell and Ithaca college alums return to take their vows! Our twelve-acre campus has five buildings with twenty-six guest rooms
to accommodate your family or wedding guests.
Surrounded by the Taughannock Falls State Park, every wedding overlooks beautiful Cayuga Lake, just a short stroll away to the lake or the lovely little waterfall to hold your ceremony,
at no additional charge within the Park.
We put on a spectacular show!
Your wedding is the one day you and your family and friends should remember forever. We can help you turn any dream into a reality! We believe no two weddings should ever be the same, so let’s make it special. Do you like fireworks? Let our professional pyrotechnic team design a fireworks show just for you!
Stunning Photo Locations
How many people have a 215-foot waterfall as the backdrop of their wedding photos? We’ll make all necessary arrangements with the State Park for your photo shoot at the foot of this breathtaking natural wonder! We can also hold your wedding ceremony by the lower waterfall or next to Cayuga Lake, we’ll take care of all those details! We offer a variety of boats and classic cars, perfect to enhance your photo shoot.
We are delighted to take smaller groups out on sunset boat tours while we enjoy a private wine tasting on Cayuga Lake. Our event planner can set up a golfing expedition for the golfers in your party, arrange a wine tasting tour, help plan a day of hiking and anything in between!
The Perfect Setting for Every Stage of the Day
Lakeview is a private house that offers an exclusive bridal retreat with a private master suite, marble bathroom and cozy living room. When the bridesmaids stop by to prepare for the ceremony, the space also has a private make-up and hair salon, massage rooms and on-site fitness center. A perfect refuge, as you're pampered and relax in front of the fireplace, while your bridesmaids enjoy hors d'ouvres and champagne. Enjoy a manicure and pedicure as everyone gets their hair and makeup applied by professionals. Retire in the secluded Bridal Suite overlooking the lake while everyone dresses for your big day.
During the wedding reception, our staff will pack your bags and relocate you to the Honeymoon Suite on the third floor of the Victorian Inn, where you will spend your wedding night in the most romantic setting on campus.
Your day doesn't end when the sun goes down
After the band has played its final number, when others have called it a night it’s just you and your closest friends and family...Adjourn to one of our fire pits for late night conversation and a few more toasts! We know you don’t want this night to end. We’ll keep the flames going late into the evening so you can make s’mores or arrange for a breakfast bar for all your late night partiers!
Can I rent the entire property and take over the entire hotel?
Yes, you can...!
The Inn at Taughannock has five buildings; each one may be rented on an as-needed basis or rent the entire 12-acre campus. This destination wedding location encourages you to rent and control the entire property, which includes every guest room, our private houses, bar, restaurant, all the grounds and fire pits. Best Dry Rieslings, fun wine tasting region!
Can I taste the food before committing to the venue?
May I have input on the wedding menu?
This is your day and we want you to be exceptionally happy with all the details! We would be delighted to personalize our menu to incorporate your distinctive taste. All food selections must be completed 60 days prior to your event. We offer a complimentary menu tasting after you have committed to our venue. However, we would be delighted to provide a limited tasting of our entrees, free of charge, even if you’re still undecided. Please contact our event planner to set up a time to taste the menu.
What is included with the rentals?
All wedding packages include your very own on-site wedding planner, who will assist with your every need until you depart. This personal assistant is how we achieve your every expectation of this landmark event. Once we have received your deposit holding the venue location and date, we will provide you with a complete list of our preferred vendors, which we highly recommend. Of course you are free to pick and choose anyone you like, other than the catering and bar service we provide.
May I bring an outside caterer?
Our culinary staff will meet or exceed your culinary requests. Quite honestly, that is one of the main reasons for getting married at The Inn at Taughannock! With our remodeled kitchen and CIA trained chef, we are sure to exceed your expectations.
What are the bar options?
We offer a variety of bar packages by the hour and can also provide a cash bar, consumption bar or just wine and champagne service. Any and all combinations you can imagine! All guests under 30 should expect to provide proof of age.
Is there a deposit required?
Yes, we do require a non-refundable deposit in the amount of the Venue fee to hold your date. Below is a schedule of payment:
• Due at signing: Venue fee deposit is due.
• Four months prior to wedding date: 50% of remaining total estimated cost due
• 30 days from wedding date: Contractual Balance paid in full
• Any remaining balance is due at check-out the following morning.
• All deposits are non-refundable.
If you have rented the guest rooms closest to your wedding venue, we may be able to extend the wedding hours for an additional cost. In all exterior venues, the band must lower its volume no later than 11 PM. New York State law requires us to stop serving alcohol sales by 1 AM. If you have rented one of our private homes, you are welcome to keep the party going on behind closed doors!
Menus & Arrangements
Weddings booked a year or more in advanced are subject to an increase of 15% on food costs. All prices are subject to change (up to a 3% increase) up to 60 days prior to your event. No outside food or beverages may be brought into Inn at Taughannock events, except for wedding cakes.
We will do our best to provide you with the first choice of any guest rooms you may need for your special day. The requests must be submitted at the time of signing the wedding contract. The Inn at Taughannock cannot guarantee any additional guest rooms availability at a later date. We do collect a 50% deposit on all reservations and will refund the deposit 10 days prior to your stay, for rooms you no longer need.
The Inn at Taughannock has five buildings and 26 total guest rooms.
THE VICTORIAN INN
The Victorian Inn is the ultimate in luxury. Transport yourself to another era when you stay at any of the six rooms in this beautiful Victorian Inn. Overlooking Cayuga Lake, next to the Taughannock Falls State Park these exclusive rooms are meticulously appointed with antique beds, top of the line bedding and antiques. Many of the rooms have been restored or upgraded with new marble bathrooms. A beautiful lounge next to the guest rooms is available only to the hotel guests residing on the floor to enjoy for reading or cards, chess or backgammon. It’s a great place to try the Finger Lakes wine you purchased earlier in the day as you socialize with others.
Our Hillside Private home is located within Taughannock’s campus and is available to rent in its entirety or on a room-by-room basis. This spacious 5,000 sq. ft. Cape Cod home has just received a major renovation! Guests may rent the entire house which includes a spacious living room with all new furniture, a wet bar, 65” flat screen television, expansive windows offering views of Cayuga Lake, a shared dining room space, breakfast room and fully equipped modern kitchen. The entire home has six bedrooms and can sleep up to twelve people in one of the three bedrooms with king beds, two bedrooms with queen beds and a bonus room with two twin beds.
Most bathrooms have been beautifully remodeled, with marble. The Hillside’s driveway is conveniently located just steps away from the front door, close to all guest quarters. The large back yard is a perfect place to enjoy with your family or friends gathered around your own real fire pit, or share a bottle of wine under our charming pergola as you enjoy the calming pond it overlooks.
The classic modern style of the Edgewood suites offer VIEWS unlike any other! Each room boasts an intimate private balcony with stunning lake views. Most would agree that there’s no need to leave, as guests have the option of double luxurious queen beds, or an upgrade to a king bed room with built in spa jacuzzi tub. All Edgewood rooms offer comfortable modern amenities including televisions, air conditioning, kitchenette in every room and use of our laundry.
Wake up to the sound of birds and wildlife at your door step outside and take a breath of fresh air while listening to the sound of rushing water. No, you’re not camping in the wilderness - it’s all in a perfect night’s stay in the Parkview Suites! You’ll be transported to the trail when you step outside your door, with with air conditioning, luxury linens and running water! Parkview is also our pet-friendly hotel equipped with dog beds and dog bowls for your canine companions.
LAKEVIEW — COMING 2020!
Lakeview is a private house with a master ensuite and a spacious living room. The second half of the house is a professional salon, perfect for the bride and her bridesmaids to be pampered with hair styling, make up mani pedi on the wedding day. This is our recommendation where the bride should stay the night before her wedding. We will be happy to pack you up and relocate you to our bridal suite while the ceremony is underway.
If there’s anything we’ve missed or if you would like more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please contact our catering event team at 607-387-7711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.