Ithaca Farmers Market is a wedding venue in Ithaca, New York. The market is a well-known icon in the Finger Lakes area. The pavilion at the Ithaca Farmers Market is a wooden structure with high ceilings and string lights.
Facilities and Capacity
There are 88 unique booths to set up your bar, DJ, food, cake and more. The pavilion is an open-air structure and can accommodate up to 300 guests. You can take advantage of the outdoor ceremony spot on the edge of Cayuga Lake and then move to the covered area for your si-down dinner and dancing.
The rustic pavilion is a blank slate to decorate with your own color scheme and wedding style. They provide three indoor bathrooms, one of which is ADA accessible, and also have a restroom trailer for larger events. You may book any vendors you choose or work from their preferred vendor list. They also suggest involving vendors that sell at the actual market to make your event feel even more "Ithaca." There is an events coordinator on staff to help guide you through the planning process. The market can host your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, elopement, ceremony and reception.
Ithaca Farmers Market is a vendor-run cooperative with about 150 different businesses, started in 1973. You can find fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, dairy products, prepared foods and artisanal gifts. The market was built by volunteers to turn the former debris site into a thriving community gathering area. All items sold at the market must be grown or made within a 30-mile radius of the pavilion.
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Allison · Married on 07/22/2018
We absolutely loved having our wedding reception at the Ithaca Famers Market! It is so beautiful on its own, it hardly needs decorating. There is so much room for guests to spread out and a beautiful dock overlooking the Cayuga Inlet for all the best sunset photos. The built in booths make it incredibly easy to set up areas for dinner service and a bar. There are plenty of outlets and good choices of location for a band to set up. Really, it is a perfect venue. Laura is lovely and very accommodating as well as quick with the responses which is greatly appreciated!Sent on 08/09/2018
Emma · Married on 09/08/2018
We loved having our wedding here. Only minimal decorations required as the beauty of the venue does the job for you! A lot of room to use the space and make it your own. A perfect space for a laid back wedding where you want people to have room to explore, walk around, and enjoy the beauty of Ithaca. We had games like canjam and cornhole available to play and people loved it!Sent on 07/09/2018
Ali · Married on 09/08/2018
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We had our wedding in September at the Farmers Market. It is a unique, large space for events. It's very reasonable, but then you do have to factor in the cost of bringing everything in. Laura was very helpful with answering questions ... can't recommend the space enough!Sent on 01/27/2019
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As a professional who works frequently with the market, it's one of my favorite venues, perfect for couples who want an outdoor venue but hate the idea of a tent! I love photographing market weddings so much, we chose the market as the venue for our own wedding!