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About Fontainebleau Inn

A beautiful Finger Lakes wedding venue

Fontainebleau Inn is an historic wedding venue located in Alpine, New York. Surrounded by old-growth forest, picturesque gardens, and grassy lawns, the inn was built in 1814. It has been restored to maintain its classic, country heritage.

Facilities and Capacity
Fontainebleau Inn is a 30-acre estate that can accommodate up to 180 guests. Its air-conditioned banquet room opens onto a spacious stone patio, offering panoramic views of Cayuta Lake. Wedding ceremonies can be conducted on the grounds or the stone patio. Couples can also choose to host their ceremony in the historic Lawrence Chapel, a short walk away from the property. The venue has a bridal salon that can accommodate up to 10 people. The inn also has a farmhouse kitchen, a cozy living room, a classic dining room, an antique library, and a formal parlor.

Services Offered
Fontainebleau Inn can host wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. The venue provides event items for weddings, such as audio equipment, a dance floor, tents, tables and chairs, barware, and glassware. Additional services offered by the venue include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Accommodations
  • Event rentals
  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar including bartenders, a champagne toast, premium liquor, a signature drink, signature beer, and  more
  • Wireless internet
  • Liability insurance
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Syracuse

31 Reviews for Fontainebleau Inn

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After deciding to get married in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, my fiancé and I visited quite a few wedding venues in the area. Even in the middle of winter, when imagination was required, the Fontainebleau, a magical inn on Cayuta Lake, stood out. Throughout the year of planning we worked closely with Terri by email. She was always quick to respond and very organized and helpful. She provided vendor suggestions, as well as layout options for the reception room, alcohol options, timeline templates, etc.

We were lucky to stay at the inn with our families from Friday to Monday over our wedding weekend in June of 2018. John and Terri are fantastic hosts. They were so relaxed the entire time. They offered help when needed but otherwise gave us the freedom to enjoy the beautiful property as we wished. Terri's wonderful, hearty breakfasts for those of us staying at the inn were also superb.

We held a rehearsal BBQ dinner on Friday night on the inn’s patio and the wedding itself on Saturday afternoon. The inn and the grounds were immaculate; all of our guests couldn’t get over the stunning location. The day after the wedding we relaxed at the water’s edge and swam in the lake, reminiscing about the joy and fun felt at the wedding.

On the wedding day itself, Terri and John ran the event seamlessly. They are true professionals. We didn’t have to worry about a single thing. We utilized the salon room to get ready, the lawn for the ceremony, the stone patio for dancing and cocktail hour, and the elegant reception room for speeches and dinner. Terri listened to all of my ideas and requests and executed them perfectly, like serving perfect margaritas and mojitos on specific trays I brought. It was such a pleasure working with Terri and John from beginning to end. They are kind, supportive, and thoughtful individuals. We were truly sad to leave after such a magical few days but will cherish the memories of this incredible event for the rest of our lives.

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Profile Picture Solara, 6/16/18, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Accommodations, In-House Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Bridal Suite, Liability Insurance, Set Up, Wireless Internet, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables, Tents, Parking, Barware, Glassware

We have just had our son’s wedding at the Fontainebleau Inn. It is a very beautiful place with a stunning lake view. The whole inn setting and the inside decoration are very elegant. The place is well renovated and still has it’s own character and charm. The owners Terri and John were extremely helpful. Terri responded timely to all our emails and questions. They run the place so well. They took care of every small detail before, during, and after the event. Their staff is amazing. We had a wonderful time. We did not need to worry about anything there, everything was taken care of. We had guests from all over the country and from Europe, and everyone was very happy and gave us a lot of compliments on the venue and the reception. We are very happy with the choice we made.

Profile Picture Irina, 6/3/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Barware, Glassware, Chairs, Tables, Tents, Parking, Wheelchair Access, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine, Accommodations, In-House Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Bridal Suite, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wireless Internet

We had heard good things about the Fontainebleau, and even though we knew we wanted to have our wedding ceremony at Cornell, it was 100% worth it to shuttle our guests there afterwards for our reception. The inn is absolutely gorgeous, both inside and out. Even though we had a little bit of rain, having the patio tent made sure that the party kept going, and we got a lot of compliments from the guests. Terri was great to work with, sending very detailed instructions as to what would be required and when in terms of planning, and also helping us with some decisions about the bar and table layouts. At the reception, all the staff were great and everything went totally smoothly. The rooms at the inn itself were also quite nice, and breakfast the next morning was delicious (loved the mini-quiches!). Overall it was a wonderful experience, and we recommend it wholeheartedly!

Profile Picture Sasha, 6/3/18, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Fontainebleau Inn Pricing

Fontainebleau Inn Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $3000.00
Site Fees Include:
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Includes:
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

Fontainebleau Inn FAQ

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Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Historic, Inn/B&B, Waterfront
Classic, Elegant, Rustic/Country
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
Rehearsal Dinner
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
In-House Bar
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wireless Internet
All Inclusive Packages
In-House Catering
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Champagne Toast
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Cash Bar
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Outside Alcohol
Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Chair Covers
Tent Accessories
Chocolate Fountain
Wheelchair Access


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2800 State Rt. 228, Alpine, NY 14805   See On Map
607-594-2008 (phone)