Monday, February 13, 2012

Destination Weddings - The Finger Lakes Region of New York

Having grown up in Rochester, New York, the Finger Lakes area never really seemed like a big destination for me.  It was not until I moved to New York City, and then opened an office in the Finger Lakes, that I grew to find what a popular destination area the Finger Lakes have become for weddings, vacationers and wine lovers!  With so many beautiful settings at the wineries or on the lakefronts, the Finger Lakes really have become a prime location for destination weddings.

Throughout the region there are some amazing lakefront venues for weddings.  You may recall a previous blog about the wedding of Leah and Tommy at Bristol Harbour on Canandaigua Lake.  With the beautiful views of the lake, Bristol Harbour was the perfect setting for a fall wedding.  Red Stone Studios was able to capture all of the rich fall colors that the Bride wanted for her wedding.   

The Finger Lakes do offer some other beautiful venues for weddings.  Geneva on the Lake located on Seneca Lake is one of my favorites.  It offers a European feel for a more elegant affair. 

Other venues to consider for a wedding ceremony and reception include Sonnenberg Gardens and Belhurst Castle in Geneva

When planning a wedding in the Finger Lakes don't forget about all of the amazing wineries.  I enjoy going on wine tastings with my family when in the area and in our travels we have had not only tremendous wines, but also have found some beautiful locations for weddings and events.  For example, if you are holding a larger wedding you may want to look at Wagner Vineyards which is in the town of Lodi on Seneca Lake.  If you are planning a smaller wedding I would consider Glenora Winery in Dundee, NY or Zugibe Vineyards in 
Geneva, NY.  

There are so many options in the region you are sure to find the perfect venue and have some great wine while looking.



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