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.
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:
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.
Recommended by 64% of couples
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Amanda · Married on 06/28/2018
The Inn at Taughannock is a romantic spot for a beautiful wedding. We had a small intimate wedding with just 17 guests at the Inn. Our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception, and farewell brunch were all held at the Inn. Each event was unique and allowed our guests to experience the Inn to it's fullest. We had our rehearsal dinner in the beautiful Bommer Room, our ceremony was held outside over looking Cayuga Lake, our cocktail reception was held on the porch and our reception dinner was held in the romantic Jones Room. Our guests stayed onsite at the Hillside House while we enjoyed the romantic rooms at the Main Inn during our stay. From the time we arrived, to the time we left the staff went out of their way to make sure our events were prefect and all of our needs were met. Thank you Heather, Chef Tom, and Gigi for making our wedding events wonderful and memorable for us!! We look forward to spending our first anniversary at the Inn next year!Sent on 08/09/2018
Alexander Wardwell · Married on 08/31/2019
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!Sent on 09/25/2019
Franklin · Married on 10/07/2018
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.Sent on 02/17/2019
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!
Inn at Taughannock's reply:Dear Brides and Grooms,