Hill Top Inn is an elegant regional destination wedding venue in Elmira, New York, known for its quality food and Irish hospitality. The team at Hill Top Inn aims to provide a friendly, welcoming environment for every couple. All of our packages are completely customizable to fit the unique tastes of every couple.
Facilities and Capacity
Hill Top Inn can accommodate a maximum of 300 guests between its three event spaces: the Terrace Rooml, tent covered South Terrace and gardens, and the restaurant. The spaces are a mix of indoor, covered outdoor, and open outdoor locations, perfect for any time of the year and protecting your and your guests in any type of weather. Each space overlooks the Chemung Valley, Elmira, and the foothills of Pennsylvania, so you’re guaranteed wonderful views in every location.
Hill Top Inn is a one stop location for both ceremonies & receptions complete with a bridal suite, clean up, setup, event planning, and quality wedding vendor services. Our location also services showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Couples can choose from a list of services to make their day unique:
Hill Top Inn also offers a variety of event items for couples to incorporate, including aisle runners, altar/arches, audio equipment, centerpieces, chair covers, chairs, decor, furniture, lighting, tables, tent accessories, and tents.
Hill Top Inn can provide couples with tastings so that they can get a feel of the food before deciding what they want. Meal styles are available in buffet, plated, and stations, and can be rounded off with a champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, servers, and a cocktail reception. As a full service facility, Hill Top Inn includes all of the following in our packages at no extra cost.
Off premise events incur rental charges for the items listed above. Coordination of all rentals is included at no charge.
Parking, shuttle services, and wheelchair access are all available at Hill Top Inn. Couples can have a cash, limited, or open bar, complete with:
Originally built in 1912 as summer home for the Wycoff family, the Sullivan family purchased the property in 1932 and opened Hill Top Inn on July 3, 1933. While the building has been expanded and upgraded throughout the years to accommodate private events, the original hardwood floor and large stone fireplace are the centerpiece of the restaurant. Now over 85 years later, the third and fourth generation Sullivan family to own the restaurant are still here daily to care for our guests every day.
Hill Top Inn is a half a mile from Interstate 86 in Elmira, close enough to find but far enough to be a peaceful location. There are over 15 hotel accommodations within ten minutes of the venue, and Elmira is home to the Elmira Corning Airport.
13 Reviews for Hill Top Inn
Recommended by 90% of couples
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Kaitlyn · Married on 09/08/2019
We had a great experience with using the Hill Top as our venue. Our event planner left half way through the planning, but the new planner, Marley was fantastic! She picked up right where our last planner left off. She was very understanding and helpful with everything we needed and any questions we had. She was even able to change things last minute when we changed our minds about something. The price was great considering the food and alcohol was included and we didn't really have to set anything up! It was a great wedding and everything went perfectly! Thank you so much for everything!Sent on 09/27/2019
Anonymous · Married on 03/09/2020
Thanks to Marley and the wonderful staff at Hill Top, my wife and I were able to truly enjoy our wedding, and not stress out during the wedding planning process. A few things that really stood out:Sent on 10/18/2019
1. The service is incredible. Marley and team did a fantastic job at listening to our ideas and needs throughout the wedding planning process, and addressed our every question with a sense of urgency and professionalism. I cannot stress how important this is to a couple juggling a thousand things at once. This ultimately culminated in a perfect wedding day.
2. The food!! We did a brunch buffet that included a balance of hearty breakfast foods and Hill Top signature dishes (potato au gratin, etc.). Every guest loved it! Did I mention they also offer bottomless mimosas, Irish coffee and spiked hot chocolate?
3. The view... my word! It shouldn't come as a surprise that Hill Top Inn is situated on top of a hill, which grants breathtaking views of the forest, river and city below. Our wedding was in mid September, which provided the added bonus of he changing foliage.
4. Spot on day-of organization. Marley and team were phenomenal at guiding and directing our 150+ guests, and making sure everything went smoothly. Simply an amazing job overall.
John J. · Married on 10/20/2018
Great job by Hilltop Team
The Hill Top Inn team did a great job for our daughter’s wedding in October er.Sent on 01/08/2019
The wedding and reception were beautiful. The food was great. Everything went off like clockwork. The team’s hard work was evident throughout the day, they were efficient and effective. Kaylee's personal attention to detail was obvious.
We especially appreciate their flexibility and can-do attitude as we changed plans during the day as the weather deteriorated. The worsening weather ended up having no affect on everyone’s good time.
The wedding and reception were so enjoyable, our nephew was inspired to propose to his girl friend at our house later that evening! Clearly the great work by the team influenced his decision!
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