Belhurst Castle is a historic wedding venue on the shores of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. The castle serves couples from the Geneva, Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse regions as well as couples that live elsewhere in the U.S. or internationally! The century-old castle is a combination of three hotels, two restaurants, a winery, and a spa and salon for all of your wedding needs. The castle doesn't have a venue or site fee - in fact, the owners of Belhurst Castle don't believe that guests should have to pay just to use the space.
Facilities and Capacity
The venue offers two locations for your wedding events: The Castle Ballroom, with its cathedral ceilings, elegant chandeliers, and cascading views of Lake Seneca, accommodating up to 250 guests for a luxurious evening or the Meritage Ballroom, which includes high ceilings, flowing drapery, and beautiful views of the turret seen through floor-to-ceiling windows, accommodating up to 160 guests. This room also includes its own private patio and lawn for outdoor events.
The experienced staff at Belhurst Castle can tailor wedding events to each couples’ individual styles. Whether you want to simply host your wedding ceremony and reception on the premises or get ready from start to finish, Belhurst Castle offers the following services:
Guests can enjoy in-house catering and bar services with this venue. Their serving styles include plated, buffet, and/or passed hors-d'oeuvres, with menus designed to suit the specific tastes of each couple. Work with Belhurst Castle to design a meal that your guests will rave about!
Recommended by 89% of couples
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Morgan · Married on 06/11/2016
I was married at Belhurst a little over a month ago, June 2016! Our ceremony was on the lawn and our reception was in the Meritage ballroom. This was by far the most amazing day of my life and I could not have asked for a better venue. I worked with Jo as my wedding coordinator and I can't say enough wonderful things about her. She was professional, helpful in the planning, and very quick with responses. The entire wait staff was simply amazing! They are what helped make my night what it was.
I booked the lawn and ballroom a year and a half in advance, so my date was pretty flexible. The dates at this point were just starting to be booked. There are two ballrooms so two weddings going on at once. Since we were the first to book our date we were able have first choice in the time of our ceremony, which was nice. I loved the meritage ballroom because of all of the windows allowing you to overlook the lake and the walkout patio. We also hosted a cocktail hour with appetizers and open bar for an hour in between ceremony and reception. We did a late night wing and fries station, that our guests went crazy over!
I also stayed in the Billard Suite. Since I was planning to finish getting ready in this room the staff was very prompt in preparing this for me and making sure it was one of the first rooms cleaned so my bridal party and I could get in.
Jo kept everything on schedule and flowing seamlessly. We had SO many compliments on the venue and staff. Our guests thought our wedding easily cost $40-50k, which is certainly did not! It is the most reasonable option on the lake.
After the wedding we went next store to the bar and were able to continue the party and hangout with guests. The next morning my new husband and I enjoyed a massage in the spa and was such a nice way to start off our new beginnings together! Highly recommend Belhurst for a wedding venue. Ask for Jo, she will make your dream wedding come to life!
Lynne Burmeistr · Married on 12/29/2018
Perfect Wedding Venue
My daughter and her fiance booked the main ballroom at Belhurst Castle for their wedding reception about a year and a half before the date (December 29, 2018.) As the mother of the bride, who lives in Florida, I am so thankful and appreciative of all the help I received in making this their dream come true wedding. Carmen was always available to meet with me when I was in town, answered all of my questions, and helped me with all of the many details. She went above and beyond! She was flexible with all of my requests and handled all of the unexpected on the day of the event with professionalism and ease. The ballroom was gorgeous, the dinner delicious, and all of the guests had an outstanding experience. My daughter indeed had the wedding of her dreams! I highly recommend Belhurst Castle as your wedding venue!
Jacqui Lanchantin · Married on 10/20/2018
Seamless, unforgettable, perfect
Seamless, unforgettable, and perfect.. are only 3 of the 1 million emotions I felt toward Carmen and her staff the day of my wedding. Carmen, thank you for being the woman behind it all. Your perfectly articulated announcements to my guests before/after ceremony.. for having the food brought out and timed/cooked perfectly, and for the meetings leading up to my wedding day... I can’t even tell you how grateful I am for you and the Belhurst staff. You are the MASTER of your craft and the biggest asset to the Castle... To all future brides, BOOK AT BELHURST. It’s breathtaking and luxurious in everyway... but trust me when I say, YOU WANT CARMEN OVERSEEING YOUR WEDDING. Trust me. I love you Carmen! My husband and I will forever be your biggest fans! You handled all 165 people at my wedding with EASE! Bravo to you and the staff.. and thank you! Best Venue and BEST decision we made! Thank you!!!
Bill and Jacqui Lanchantin
Married on Oct 20. 2018
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