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Ithaca Farmers Market

Ithaca, NY View map
4.7 out of 5 rating
34 reviews
$2k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$2k - $2k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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 sit-down dinner and dancing.

Services Offered

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 must book one of their "preferred caterers," but all other vendors are the couple's choice. 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.

History

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

$1,800

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

$1,200

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Barn
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event items are available?

Lighting

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
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    Daniel S. Married on 06/10/2021
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    Perfect place for a wedding

    This was a truly perfect place to host a wedding! We had ours at the end of September鈥攁ll our guests loved being able to celebrate under the market roof but also explore wander around by the lake. Laura was super easy to work with. Highly recommend!
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    Melinda B. Married on 08/01/2020
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    Beautiful venue

    We had our wedding here and absolutely loved it. I'd known for a long time that I wanted to have my wedding here, and it far exceeded my expectations. Such a beautiful spot, with twinkly lights already set up and plenty of space for a large or small event, plus it's right on the water. Jordan, the Farmers Market coordinator, was quick to respond and answer any questions I had leading up to the event. The space is just beautiful!

    One thing to note: you will have to pay for everything (tables, chairs, catering equipment, etc.) to be brought in as it is just an open space. This was just an added expense and extra step the day of the event, so just be aware. Our caterer (shout out to Macro Mamas) had plenty of experience at the Farmers Market so they knew exactly how to handle the set up and clean up of the space. I recommend working with vendors who are all familiar with the space.
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    Sarah Married on 09/13/2019
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    Magical Wedding Venue

    The booking and planning process was super easy, and Laura was wonderful to work with. Really laid back, while being both informative and responsive.

    The wedding itself was more beautiful than I imagined. The venue comes with string lights that are more than enough for nightfall. The space is ample. And even though our wedding day was a cool 67ish degrees, we had enough cover to keep people warm and happy. Most of all, the venue is truly unique! The booths, the lights, the dock, the lake, and the picnic benches around the property are picture perfect and gave guests space to mill around and explore. There were even ducks that walked in during the wedding reception, which was so cute! We got rave reviews from our guests about how pretty and unique the venue was鈥攁nd we even came back the next morning with our guests when the market was in full swing for breakfast, which was super fun and special to see how it had transformed from the night before.

    We choose to keep decorations low-key since the space is so simple and beautiful as-is, but it is truly a venue that is a blank slate that you could transform into a multitude of visions with the right vendors. Since the space is a blank slate, I do think it was helpful that we worked with vendors who had facilitated weddings here before and could give us good recommendations for how to use/organize the space (all found through the Sweet Bough Wedding Collective).

    It was truly a dream wedding venue for us. For the price, space, beauty, uniqueness, and personal/sentimental element (we LOVE coming to this market), we highly recommend!
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Anil & Erin
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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Allison Usavage Photography Allison Usavage Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

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545 3rd St., Ithaca NY 14850 Ithaca, NY, 14850
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Ithaca Farmers Market frequently asked questions

Ithaca Farmers Market includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Parking
The space offered by Ithaca Farmers Market for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Park
  • Waterfront
Ithaca Farmers Market offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Ithaca Farmers Market offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Ithaca Farmers Market offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Lighting
Ithaca Farmers Market is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in flexibility and 4.5 in average response time.

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