Bristol Harbour Lodge & Golf Club is a luxurious Finger Lakes wedding venue overlooking beautiful Canandaigua Lake in Canandaigua, New York. Nestled in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country, the breathtaking panoramic lake views and impeccable service combine to create a wedding celebration as special as your love story.
Facilities and Capacity
The recently renovated facilities at Bristol Harbour include two lake view reception rooms with adjoining terraces, two outdoor lake view ceremony arbors, a private bridal suite, on-site hotel, and much more.
The Seneca Ballroom (4,475 sq. ft.) seats up to 260 guests and features elegant chandeliers, custom stone fireplace, built-in bar, and views of Canandaigua Lake. The adjoining Seneca Terrace (3,500 sq. ft.) is covered with a complimentary 60x40’ deluxe tent with clear top and sides, and can be used for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or additional seating for dinner service.
The Bristol Room (2,175 sq. ft.) seats up to 130 guests and features an Adirondack-inspired timber-beam ceiling, antler chandeliers, rustic x-back chairs, and sweeping lake views. The adjoining covered Bristol Terrace (1,575 sq. ft.) can accommodate an additional 60 guests.
The Naples Room (600 sq. ft.) seats up to 24 guests for your intimate reception. The Naples Room features plush high-back chairs, a hand-crafted wooden table, and charming chandeliers.
Hand-crafted timber ceremony arbors are located steps away from the reception rooms and offer the ideal setting for your wedding ceremony - let the inspirational views of glacier carved Canandaigua Lake create a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your special day.
The Exclusive Wedding Venue option allows for booking of both the Seneca Ballroom and the Bristol Room, giving you the opportunity to be the only wedding held at Bristol Habour on your wedding day.
The facility also features a private Bridal Suite for wedding party preparations, a custom stone fire pit for late night relaxation, 18 Hole Robert Trent Jones Golf Couse, indoor golf simulator, on-site restaurant and café, and 31-room lake view hotel.
Customizable wedding packages allow couples to craft a wedding celebration that reflects their unique tastes. The venue also offers delicious in-house catering, house-baked wedding cakes and desserts, and open bar services to simplify what can typically be a complicated process! All couples will enjoy a complimentary tasting prior to their wedding to select their personalized dinner menu options.
Bristol Harbour’s Executive Banquet Chef will artfully prepare your plated or family style dinner featuring fresh, modern cuisine showcasing the flavors of the Finger Lakes region. Looking for gluten-free, vegetarian, or other special dining options? The Executive Banquet Chef is skilled in adapting recipes to fulfill dietary restrictions or requests without sacrificing taste or presentation.
The Executive Pastry Chef can create a beautiful and delicious wedding cake, as well as your favorite house-made pastries and sweet treats, for a dessert table that is sure to impress.
The Beverage Director can help couples select unique signature cocktails to further customize your celebration.
The newly renovated, 31-room lake view hotel is walking distance from the ceremony and reception sites and is a great place for your out of town guests to enjoy your wedding weekend. Each couple will receive a block of 15 hotel rooms for their wedding night, including a complimentary room for the newly-wed couple. All wedding guests staying in Bristol Harbour’s on-site hotel will receive a discounted rate on their accommodations.
Bristol Harbour offers signature Finger Lakes golf on the 18 Hole Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, and guests can also enjoy the driving range, indoor golf simulator, on-site lake view restaurant, and café. The expert Events Team would be honored to host your shower, rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch, and other wedding related events.
Bristol Harbour opened in 1972 as a championship golf course, and the facility quickly grew to include the hotel, dining, and wedding facilities. In 2016 Bristol Harbour was purchased by the Cook Family, who have invested in elevating the guest experience and layering the resort with fresh style, comfort, and luxury.
Bristol Harbour is located on Seneca Point Road in Canandaigua, New York. The beautiful scenic location offers views of pristine Canandaigua Lake and the lush Bristol hillside, in the heart of upstate New York’s famed Finger Lakes region.
Recommended by 95% of couples
Michael · Married on 09/01/2017
Absolutely AMAZING place to have a wedding and reception. We got married, had our reception and stayed all in the same place. The views are absolutely breath taking resulting in some of the most beautiful photos. The food was incredible and the service was also phenomenal as well.Sent on 09/11/2017
We truly felt like we were guests at our own wedding. We did not need to worry or think about anything on the wedding day. All the details were taken care of by Heather. She does an amazing job and checks in multiple times with you during the night to make sure everything is running smoothly. I would highly recommend this venue to any couple getting married.
One of our favorite parts was that once the ceremony was completed and we were escorted over to the wedding party only section where pictures would be taken. Staff was waiting with drinks and appetizers so we could also enjoy the happy hour while taking wedding photos with the rest of the party.
We brought our own decor for the centerpieces and the team set them up along with the favors in such a beautiful manner.
We both wish we could live the day over again with Bristol Harbour and have plans on going there for our anniversary. Absolutely incredible views, service, and hotel rooms.
Many people approaches us during the night and after telling us it was there favorite wedding they have every attended.
Angela · Married on 11/19/2016
We could not say enough great things about Bristol Harbour or the staff! Sara the wedding planner is beyond phenomenal! She kept us on track along the way and helps us to find other amazing vendors for our day. The staff on our big day was fantastic and went above and beyond to be sure everything was perfect. Our 220 guests had nothing but great things and compliments for the venue and staff. Huge thank you again to Sara and all of the staff!! We would absolutely use them again if we plan any events in the future!Sent on 11/26/2016
Natalie · Married on 09/02/2016
I could not be happier with choosing Bristol as our ceremony & reception site. We got married in September and had the most beautiful day. They just recently renovated the entire space and I can't say enough with how beautiful it is. We rented a cottage, for two nights. The night before we were able to set up some of the decorations that needed to be hung (and others I wanted to do because I am very specific!) We had our rehearsal and then were able to have everyone back to the cottage for snacks and drinks. Sara attended the rehearsal and then was back bright and early in the morning to make sure we had everything we needed. My girls and I were able to wake up right in our room, have our hair and make up done in the living room and attempt to relax overlooking the most amazing view. It couldn't have been better. Some things as simple as taking my purse and making sure everything was at our head table when we got there, leading us off right after the ceremony so we could have a few minutes to process, and bringing my family and I a quick shot right before to calm our nerves, she was perfect the entire time.Sent on 12/12/2016
I also want to talk about Sara during the renovation process. This won't happen again for future brides but I thought I would share. When we first put our deposit down with Sara, I think 3 months later, we were informed they had been bought out from new management. I immediately started writing e-mails asking what does this mean, what is changing, is my price changing, normal stuff. Sara immediately responded and calmed my nerves. Then a few months later I got another e-mail that the place was being renovated... the place we initially fell in love with was changing. Again, I immediately e-mail Sara with 400 questions and within a day, had everything I needed to know and pictures of what was to come, and started following her on Facebook to get weekly photo updates. The whole process could not have been handled better in my opinion. LOVE LOVE LOVE this place.
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Bristol Harbour Price Rates
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Experience the beauty of Bristol Harbour's lake view wedding ceremony and reception sites overlooking Canandaigua Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes.
Enjoy complimentary treats throughout the event, including Bristol Harbour's decadent house-made gourmet wedding cakes and pastries, and indulgent champagne samples.