Inn at Taughannock

2030 Gorge Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Inn at Taughannock

The Inn at Taughannock is a luxury boutique hotel and wedding venue located in Trumansburg, New York. It’s adjacent to the Taughannock Falls State Park, which holds one of the tallest waterfalls in the country, a uniquely beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. The Inn at Taughannock itself overlooks Cayuga Lake, and is part of Finger Lakes history. Couples have five event spaces on-site to choose from, both indoors and out. The on-site catering team creates memorable meals that will leave your guests discussing what they ate for years to come. After the celebration, the wedding party guests are welcome to stay the the charming and comfortable rooms or guests houses with a lake view.

Facilities and Capacity
Since opening to the public in 1935, the venue has been hosting romantic weddings and overnight stays for guests in upstate New York. The Inn at Taughannock can accommodate up to 225 guests for wedding celebrations, and provides parking, valet, and wheelchair access. The venue has five beautiful buildings with 26 luxurious and historic guest rooms on site so your loved ones can make the most of their time in Trumansburg. A bridal suite is also available for the wedding party to use. The Inn at Taughannock is located at the gateway of the Cayuga Wine Trail, so guests have plenty to explore.

Services Offered
The Inn at Taughannock can host wedding ceremonies, receptions, and elopements, as well as bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. To make the planning process go smoothly, the venue provides all-inclusive packages and professional staff to help with every detail. The venue has liability insurance for your peace of mind, and is pet-friendly. The professional staff will take care of setting up and cleaning up all items, including your selections from their inventory of:

  • Aisle markers
  • Altar/arches
  • Barware
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Dance floor
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Furniture
  • Tables
  • Tents

Cuisine
With a professional in-house catering and bar team, the Inn at Taughannock will provide delightful meals and drinks to all your guests, with a menu selected by you during a tasting. They can serve the meal in any style you wish, whether it be buffet, plated, family-style, or with stations. Hors d'oeuvres and dessert are available, though you are welcome to bring a cake from your favorite bakery. Their expert bartenders can serve house or premium wine, beer, and liquor at an open, limited or cash bar, as well as champagne toasts and signature drinks if desired.

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5 Reviews for Inn at Taughannock

Recommended by 64% of couples


3.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.3
  • Professionalism 2.8
  • Flexibility 3.2
  • Value 3.5
  • Average response time 3.1

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    Alexander Wardwell · Married on 08/31/2019

    4.8
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Epic fireplace!

    I recently attended a wedding in the finger lakes area, (never been there before) at the Inn at Taughannock. The historic Victorian-style Inn has spectacular views of Lake Cayuga, easy access to the romantic Taughannock Falls and is not far from Ithaca, making transportation a breeze. But what made the visit memorable was the staff, who went the "extra mile" to make our visit special. We arrived days before the wedding party so had a chance to stay at the Inn, sample the (excellent) menu (try the Rainbow Salad) while taking a day trip to explore a selection of wineries close by. We were both taken by the charm and warmth of the Inn at Taughannock. As noted by other visitors, the grounds next to the Inn are under construction, but based on the amount of local stone masons working (!) , it looks like it’s weeks away from completion. The centrepiece of this outdoor wedding space is a truly epic outdoor fireplace – maybe 20 feet tall – built by local masons without mortar. As for the wedding itself (the ceremony was next to the waterfall), it was a great occasion, despite a bit of rain near the end. All in all, a lovely spot for both a wedding or a romantic weekend getaway!

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    Franklin · Married on 10/07/2018

    2.6
    • Quality of service:
      3.0
    • Responsiveness:
      2.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      2.0
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    So much potential, but not there yet.

    We were married in Oct. 2018 but selected the inn as our wedding venue over a year before. For us, this was a destination wedding, so we really tried to maximize the time we spent at the actual site. While we had a beautiful wedding day, the planning experience was very stressful and less than ideal.

    The inn has a great many positives. The staff organized the logistics for our falls-side ceremony inside the state park, and it was stunning. The inn is absolutely beautiful and had the vintage Gatsby-esque vibe we were going for. We cannot sing the praises of Chef Tom enough; he is without a doubt a saving grace. His food is fantastic, and he is always willing to brainstorm new ideas and try new recipes. His food was a great value and included wine and desserts; an excellent touch. The day itself was fun and magical, with just a few minor hiccups.

    We also really need to recommend Hillside House. It was a fun, convenient and attractive place to stay, easily holding both sides of the wedding party while capable of hosting various events, including our rehearsal dinner and the wedding after party. Hillside House was an expensive but well worth it option for accommodating our wedding party.

    Unfortunately, many of the comments from the previously posted reviews also applied to us. We went through three wedding planners over 18 months, all but the last were very disorganized, failing to pass along any of our plans from one to the next. This resulted in going back to square one each time, having to plan our wedding anew with every new person that came in. Combined with irregular responsiveness to calls or emails made the planning process incredibly stressful.

    The lack of communication about staff turnover was a constant challenge. The times we learned about staffing changes were when we would arrive at the inn demanding to speak to someone in person, a difficult task as we lived almost five hours away.

    A significant point contention was the construction on site. The construction was not planned when we initially went into contract and ended up taking over the outdoor space we were supposed to use for our cocktail hour. Again, we only found out about the construction after dropping by unannounced. At the time, we were told the construction would take just a few months, wrapping up long before our wedding day. This was not what happened. Not only was the construction site an eyesore during our wedding weekend, but it also made getting to our wedding site inside the Taughannock State Park exceedingly tricky. It also led to a cramped indoor cocktail hour without the satellite bars we had planned... the indoor bar is too small for the number of guests we had.

    Ironically for an inn, there were also several problems with guests trying to book rooms for our wedding weekend and never getting confirmations, or getting a confirmation and having their rooms mysteriously booked by other people. The inn did their best to rectify the situations each time, but it was frustrating having to manage booking rooms on top of trying to organize our wedding.

    Overall, we hope the inn gets a far more organized and attentive wedding planning team since it could be a premiere area wedding location. Our final wedding planner was Gigi, and she was the best of the three. She tried her best, and it showed, but she was not set-up for success, having to run several things by herself and playing a lot of catchup. In summary, based on the totallity of our experiences, proceed with caution and keep your wits about you!

    Sent on 02/17/2019
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    Inn at Taughannock's reply:

    Dear Brides and Grooms,

    I've learned that most people who have enjoyed an exceptional experience, rarely write a review. But when someone is upset, they ALWAYS post a one.

    When you read these reviews, please note the reviews are motivated by contempt for our previous event planners and the disruption they caused. A few complaints regarding the construction of our future wedding garden are listed. Read closely, every couple who has picked the Inn at Taughannock as their wedding location, received a first class wedding. That's because our team of 50, who produces the events, care about your special day and always deliver!!

    As the owner, I was well aware of the issues surrounding last years Event Planners, it was a tough year as we searched for replacements during the season, part of our growing pains of the past. Frustrated by their lack of performance and the stress they caused several brides, I did my best to make things right with all of the brides who were upset. We resolved our event planner staffing problem last October by doubling down and engaging two (2) full-time new event planners to handle the demand and most importantly make sure they had the necessary time each day to provide our clients with the attention their big day requires. We've also employed an on-site event supervisor to make sure every detail the Bride and Groom have requested is implemented to perfection throughout their wedding day.

    Construction is never fun, it is always a messy business. Fortunately, the worst of it is now behind us and the new Wedding Garden we are building should be completed by July. The venue will undoubtedly be the ultimate event location in the Finger Lakes Region.

    Should you have any questions, please reach out to our new event planners, Kim and Tiffany, they'll be delighted to assist you with the attention you deserve.

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Inn at Taughannock FAQ

  • 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, Event Planning, 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), House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Inn/B&B, 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? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, 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, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Aisle Markers, Altar/Arch, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables, Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, November, December

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  • 2030 Gorge Road Trumansburg, New York, 14886 See on map
    607-228-8039 (Phone number)

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