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Emerson Park Pavilion is a wedding and event venue in Auburn, New York. The pavilion sits on the shores of Owasco Lake and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The pavilion is a model of Colonial Revival architecture and received a four million rejuvenation and renovation that was completed in 2012. Emerson Park Pavilion is steps away from the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse and is operated by A&M Catering.

Facilities and Capacity
Emerson Park Pavilion has panoramic lake views with expansive lawns and an enchanting atmosphere. The pavilion offers three banquet spaces that can be used together or independently. The Lakeside Dining Room is a versatile room with 2,400 square feet of space. It can accommodate 100 guests for a seated reception or 150 guests for a cocktail reception. Cayuga Conference Room is separate from the Lakeside Dining Room by double French doors. It has a retractable ceiling screen and projector. The room can accommodate 40 guests. Owasco Ballroom is the largest of the rooms and features a 16x22 stage. The ballroom can accommodate up to 480 guests. All the rooms feature air and heating systems, modern restrooms, and hardwood floors. Their beautiful lawns are also available for outdoor ceremonies.

Services Offered
Emerson Park Pavilion can host your ceremony, reception, engagement party and bridal showers. The venue offers all-inclusive wedding packages that take care of all your needs. All wedding packages include an on-site wedding coordinator, personalized service for the bridal party, access to community vendor discounts, five hours of reception time, set up of reception accessories including place cards, favors and a guestbook, cake cutting and dessert station attendants, champagne toast, assorted sodas and juices, coffee and tea station, standard napkins, china, glassware, and flatware.

Cuisine
Emerson Park Pavilion offers bar and catering services for all your events. Their catering packages include cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres including meat and cheese board, vegetable displays and more. They offer buffet or plated dinners with different salad, pasta, entree and side choices. Their culinary team works with you to make choices that pair well together and create delicious menus just for your wedding. They also offer bar packages with a large selection of wine, beer and liquor.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December
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4.9 out of 5 rating
69 Reviews
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
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  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
98% Recommended by couples

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69 Reviews
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Shannon H. Sent on 10/27/2021
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 would recommend!

Emerson Park is an absolutely perfect place to get married if you want an industrial feel paired with a beautiful lake view and a wonderful staff. My favorite things about the venue were having two very separate rooms for cocktail hour and the reception, the breezeway, and the ability for guests to sit outside if they wanted. We ended up with a beautiful day in September, and about half of my guests sat in the rocking chairs or cocktail tables outside or mingled around the beautiful fountain and lake. Andrea was absolutely amazing and was with me through the entire process, no matter how silly the question. She met with me several times to make sure my day and decor were perfect....and they turned out to be! She worked so hard to make my day perfect and even delivered me a glass of wine at dinner. Her staff was also incredible, making sure to pay extra attention to me and my husband. We love Emerson!!
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Lindsey T. Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Book this venue!

Andrea and her team are absolutely fantastic! The food was amazing, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Special shout out to Mary for making sure our day was stunning!
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Emilie S. Sent on 12/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Experience

My husband and I were so impressed and grateful for the wonderful job Andrea and her team did at Emerson Park Pavilion. A&M catering was phenomenal; we got the eggplant, airline chicken, and fillet steak as our mains and all three were delicious (especially the eggplant!)! Andrea was very helpful with customizing the whole experience to fit our wishes and our guests need (i.e. allergies). From start to finish the planning and actually wedding was so well organized. Andrea also gave helpful suggestions to other local vendors. The venue itself is gorgeous with a wide variety of photo locations. It was a perfect wedding day. Married Sept 2023.
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3 Endorsements
Fleur de lis Florist Fleur de lis Florist Wedding Florists

Great wedding venue for large or small events.

RD Entertainment RD Entertainment Wedding DJs

Professional staff and a beautiful location for such a special day. The food is always fantastic and perfectly executed. One of my favorite places to work!

Folls' Flowers Folls' Flowers Wedding Florists

This is a beautiful spot for a wedding right on Owasco Lake. H and J Hospitality do an amazing job with any function held in this terrific venue.

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Emerson Park Pavilion frequently asked questions

Emerson Park Pavilion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Emerson Park Pavilion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Emerson Park Pavilion includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by Emerson Park Pavilion for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Park
  • Waterfront
Emerson Park Pavilion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Emerson Park Pavilion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Emerson Park Pavilion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Emerson Park Pavilion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
Emerson Park Pavilion is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.
Emerson Park Pavilion currently offers 1 gift promotion for wedding services.

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