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Hill Top Inn

Elmira, NY View map Visit website
Rating 4.5 out of 5
13 reviews
$10k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$10k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar (required)
  • In-house catering (required)
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet


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.

Cuisine
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.

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Specialty Linens (rental fees may apply)

Off premise events incur rental charges for the items listed above. Coordination of all rentals is included at no charge.


Other Services
Parking, shuttle services, and wheelchair access are all available at Hill Top Inn. Couples can have a cash, limited, or open bar, complete with:

  • Champagne toast
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drinks
  • Craft beers and local wines


History
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.

Location
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
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 Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
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
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November

13 Reviews

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4.5
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Recommended by 90% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Average response time
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.4 out of 5

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    Anonymous Married on 03/09/2020
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    Beyond Impressed!

    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:

    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.
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    John J. Married on 10/20/2018
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Great job by Hilltop Team

    The Hill Top Inn team did a great job for our daughter’s wedding in October er.

    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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171 Jerusalem Hill Rd Elmira, NY, 14901
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Hill Top Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Hill Top Inn?

Hill Top Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Hill Top Inn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Hill Top Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Hill Top Inn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Hill Top Inn includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Hill Top Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Hill Top Inn for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Hill Top Inn for wedding events?

Hill Top Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Hill Top Inn offer?

Hill Top Inn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Hill Top Inn offer for wedding events?

Hill Top Inn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Hill Top Inn have available for wedding events?

Hill Top Inn offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Hill Top Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Hill Top Inn is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.5 in professionalism, 4.4 in average response time, 4.4 in flexibility and 4.4 in value.

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