Post # 17
- Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY
Mr. Radish was in his friend’s wedding at the Fountainbleau Inn a couple of years ago. It was lovely! It’s so beautiful there and from what I recall, everything went very smoothly.
They had their Rehearsal Dinner at the Watkins Glen State Park at one of the pavilions. A lot of the Out of Town guests were staying at some lodge/hotel place that was right near there so it worked very well.
Post # 18
I am glad to have gotten this thread started! Currently, I live in Canandaigua right near the lake and I love the Finger Lakes! My future husband and I met at a Seneca Lake wine tour bachelor/ette party when he was Best Man and I the Maid of Honor when my two best friends from college got married. The groom was his brother and a dear friend of mine, so when we get married two very important people in my life will go from feeling like family to being family.
Ok, at any rate…I went to college/grad school in WNY and work in Rochester. As a TI region native I’ve spent a lot of time in/around the Syracuse area (still hopelessly devoted to Cuse basketball!) and am a rabid Dino BBQ fan…not to mention a good Abbott’s cone! The point of all this rambling….I am so familiar with many of the areas/venues everyone has mentioned and I love hearing about what other brides are planning.
We are tentatively slated for a two day wedding in 2009. We are looking at a small ceremony on Friday evening for about 30 guests @ Boldt Castle on Heart Island with dinner to follow. Saturday we will have an informal brunch and boat cruise of the TI followed by a cocktail/BBQ reception for about 150 somewhere in Alexandria Bay, possibly Clayton.
Post # 19
Mrs. Radish, yay! I’m so glad you’ve been to a wedding at the Fb. It was the only venue we visited in person but just felt like the right place. I like that it’s family-run but they do a LOT of weddings, so it feels personal but has the routine down.
I would love to do something at a park but am worried about the weather/cold factor, since it’s in late October. I wonder if those pavilions are heated at all… that would be so awesome.
Cyd, I love your story!!!
Post # 20
I am from Syracuse. Presently, kind of a lurker. Not officially engaged yet 🙂
Post # 21
Hi everyone! I’m in Buffalo, NY and we’re getting married at a downtown hotel, it’s the one thing I really wanted, especially since it’s a winter wedding. You really can’t take advantage of all the gorgeous mansions around here in the snow 🙂
Post # 22
Natakie – I love the idea of winter wedding in a beautiful hotel! If my future husband weren’t a teacher I would be very tempted to do the same. We are trying to keep everything to summer so he has time off to help and won’t need to use vacation time to go on a tremendous honeymoon afterward. We considered doing it over the Christmas break he always gets, but his birthday is December 23 and we decided we don’t always want our anniversary, his birthday and Christmas lumped right together…you have to spread the fun out across the year!
Post # 23
Hey everyone! I’m actually a Tampa, Fl bride but I was born in raised in Syracuse, NY. Reading this board makes me miss home so much!! (My dad lives in upstate NY still!) A side note about Dino BBQ… my mom and stepdad (who now live in Tampa but both grew up in Syracuse) love it so much that they used to order the BBQ sauce and have it shipped to them by the boxful! Lucky for those of us transplanted to the South, Albertson’s (just like Wegman’s) carries Dino BBQ sauce!! My fiance who was born and raised in St. Pete, Fl didn’t understand my obsession until he tried it and now he’s hooked too!!! Congrats and good luck to everyone planning a wedding up there!!
Post # 24
Hi girls! I’ve been reading Weddingbee for a few months now thanks to the advice of a great friend, but after I found this post for WNY/CNY brides I just had write my first post. I admit that I technically grew up in PA, just across the boarder from Elmira, NY, but my wedding is taking place this September at Logan Ridge, 10 mins north of Watkins Glen on Seneca Lake. My hometown didn’t have enough options for hosting our event, so the Finger Lakes seemed like the perfect mini vacation for all of our out of town friends and a close drive for my family still in PA. Best of luck to all my fellow bride-to-bees!
Post # 25
Hello! I am also getting married in the Finger Lakes, it is so pretty there. Our wedding will be next spring at Emerson Park in Auburn, NY. I am just getting started planning. My sweetie is from Syracuse and I am from Buffalo. These days we live in Philadelphia, but our hearts are in NY!
Post # 26
Cyd- Boldt Castle is absolutely gorgeous! Great choice. I love the 2 day wedding idea. Be sure to post pics when its all said and done 🙂
I’m lucky enough to have family with property right on the St. Lawerence River. I’ll be getting married in Ogdensburg in the summer of ’09. I’m having trouble finding vendors up there though. I don’t know if it would be easier to go across the border to Ontario instead? anyone have any ideas? I need to find a rental company that does tents, tables, chairs, etc. in that area.
Post # 27
My fiance and I are both Upstate NY natives (Me – Fredonia, him – Grand Island). We live in Newport Beach, CA now and are planning our wedding long distance UGH!! So far so good though….thanks to the internet! We are having our reception at the Buffalo Launch Club in Grand Island. It’s a beautiful site right on the water and has a beautiful lighthouse and docks too! Lots of space for kids etc.
I am a bargain hunter extraordinaire! If anyone is having trouble finding something don’t hesitate to ask. I have scoured the internet!
Good luck and happy planning!!
Post # 28
I am getting married in East Aurora, and our reception is at the Roycroft Inn. I was originally thinking of the Finger Lakes region, as my mom lives there, and was THIS close to booking the Fontainebleau. Great choice, GorgesViola!
Congrats to you all!
Post # 29
Im definitely new to wedding bee. I think my F and I have finally convinced the families that Lake George, NY is the best place for our wedding in october, 2010. I am originally from VT, now living in Utah, and my sweetie is from ithaca. We’re hoping for an adirondack feel, with some simple elegance, to make everyone happy.
If anyoen has any experience with Lake Geroge weddings, we would LOVE to hear about it. At the moment our leading candidate is the Lodges at Cresthaven. A little but like summer camp, with things to do (since we are sort of doing a whole "weekend" with virtually everyon being from out of town).
Also, we’re doing an "interfaith" thing. I’m jewish and he’s, well, not much. He’s into having a Rabbi, and we found a great one down in Fishkill, but if anyone has ideas further north, that would be great, too.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 30
I’m getting married at the Inn at Erlowest on Lake George in September. So Excited! Just went for the tasting this past Sunday. Food was incredible!
Fiance and I are thrilled!
Post # 31
@ lynniearudner: We are also an interfaith couple and were married in Rochester, NY, in February. We worked with two officiants. The Rabbi is in Porter Corners (Saratoga Springs area), which is definitely closer to Lake George than Fishkill, NY. His name is Rabbi Laurence Aryeh Alpern and his website is http://www.rabbiweddings.com/.
Edit: As for the rest of this topic, we were married at the Interfaith Chapel at the University of Rochester and had our reception at Mario’s Italian Steakhouse.