The fifth in our most photogenic destination series is the Finger Lakes of New York. Planning a Finger Lakes, NY wedding is so perfect because the area offers so many amazing indoor and outdoor venues… all with spectacular views, that are perfect for your wedding wedding. From pristine lakes, gorgeous waterfalls and parks to charming villages, one-of-a-kind museums and unique shopping, there is SO much to do!
Along with all those other great options, the Finger Lakes region is home to more than 100 wineries and we all know that a winery can be an amazing place to say “I Do”… especially if you are trying to plan a destination wedding in New York.
Kristin with Kristin Griffin Photography had the opportunity to photograph a Finger Lakes, NY wedding between Eric and Heather. The couple, who were from Boston, had their wedding at Glenora Wine Cellars.
Here is what Kristin had to say about their wedding and the location:
“East coast wine loving couples don’t have to travel all the way to Napa or Italy to host a wedding in wine country. Upstate NY has gorgeous wineries that overlook narrow lakes called the “finger lakes.”
Heather and Eric chose a venue in the Finger Lakes region of New York, which was a destination wedding for both sides of the family. Heather told me that they really wanted a summer wedding and given the fact that their families were from the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, and they had introduced everyone on a trip to the Finger Lakes, it just seemed like the perfect spot.”
Here are some of the amazing photos from their wedding:
Thinking of Planning a Finger Lakes, NY wedding?
There are so many different options if you are planning a wedding in the Finger Lakes region. First you need to figure out if you would prefer to do something indoor or outdoors. And then the options are endless! Here are some great venues that you may be interested in if you are planning a wedding in this northern destination.
- The Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars: This winery offers a beautiful dining room, called the Champagne room, that is perfect for an indoor wedding reception. It has a stone fireplace that stretches from floor to ceiling and an entire glass wall that overlooks the vineyards, scenic Seneca Lake and the rolling hillside. You can even have your reception outside overlooking the amazing scenery just like the photos from Eric and Heather’s wedding above.
- Ventosa Vineyards: For a more Tuscan-themed wedding, have your wedding reception in their La Vista e Bella room which has large floor-to-ceiling windows that show off the beautiful views of the vineyards and lake. It also offers an outdoor terrace for guests to get fresh air.
- Belhurst Castle: Dance the night away with your new husband or wife in one of two enchanting ballrooms and then stroll the lawns of the century old castle. Belhurst offers beauty, elegance, excellent service and wonderful food that is perfect for your big day.
Finger Lakes also offers many honeymoon and wedding packages. You can see all the different packages here.
While not at the wedding, there are so many fun attractions to keep your guests busy and entertained. If you are a gamer, you can check out Tioga Downs Casino, where there is horse racing in the summer and casinos year-round. Test out your skill with 18 holes of golf or get pampered at one of the many spas in the region.
Need a Finger Lakes, NY wedding photographer?
If you are looking for a wedding photographer in the Finger Lakes or surround areas, be sure to check out Kristin Griffin Photography whose beautiful photographs were featured above. Here are a few other SnapKnot members who are located there that you should check out:
- Amanda Bellucco Photography
- Flint Photo
- 13 One Photography
- Our Dreams Photography
- Woodbine Photography
SnapKnot has many photographers listed in different destinations around the world. If you are planning a destination wedding you can search for photographers in any location in our Find Photographers search.