John Joseph Inn is an elegant wedding venue in Groton, New York. The country estate sits on 110 acres, and is perfect for creating a magical and romantic feel for any wedding. The orchards and landscaping provide a gorgeous backdrop for photos and videos, and will make guests feel both luxurious and comfortable. John Joseph Inn also provides delicious catering from their on-site restaurant, with a seasonal menu, and several rooms for the couple and their loved ones to stay in.
Facilities and Capacity
The venue is a unique and memorable facility for couples to enjoy, with an enchanting mansion and exquisite, manicured grounds. John Joseph Inn covers 110 acres, and provides a variety of spaces for weddings, both indoors and out. The facility can hold a maximum capacity of 250 guests, is wheelchair accessible, and parking and shuttles are provided. The Inn itself has seven rooms to choose from for overnight stay, and comes with a breathtaking view of forests, lawns, animals, and orchards. A bridal suite is also available.
John Joseph Inn offers mix of the contemporary and traditional, and allows for couples to feel completely at ease on their wedding day. Couples can host wedding ceremonies, receptions, and elopements, as well as engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners here. The Inn offers all-inclusive packages, with expert event planning and coordination services. They take care of set up and clean up of everything, including their inventory of alters/arches, chairs, tables, furniture, drapery, lighting, and linens. They also offer tents and tent accessories for outdoor events. Their complete wedding services include:
The staff at John Joseph Inn prides itself in providing incredible seasonal dishes for every event. Owner and chef John Hamilton is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and is happy to provide a menu with ingredients grown on-site or produced by local farmers. Dietary preferences can be accomodated, so no guest will miss out on their delicious meal. The meals can be plated or buffet style, and hors d’ouerves can be offered during the cocktail reception. Couples are welcome to taste the menu ahead of time to ensure it is exactly what they imagined for their big day. Bartenders are available to serve a selection of house or specialty beer, wine, and liquor at an open, limited or cash bar, as well as a champagne toast and specialty drink if desired. The Inn also provides all barware, glassware, china, and flatware.
Recommended by 91% of couples
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Taylor Poklemba · Married on 08/04/2018
The wedding of my dreams came true!!
From the moment we met John we knew this was exactly where we wanted our wedding. John is truly one of a kind and will make sure everything you hope to have in your wedding happens. John created a cake person for us that was incredible, the food was amazing and continue to hear it from guests. He was there every step of the way answering any question you have and putting out any fire there was. He made the wedding planning process a breeze. The day of the wedding he made sure every detail was complete. I would not go anywhere else. John and his staff were amazing. The John Joseph Inn is one of a kind, beautiful wherever you look. The Inn, ceremony site, and reception were breathtaking. John focuses on your experience and ensures it’s the best it can be.... shout out to his staff as they are as detailed oriented as he is.....they joined us on the dance floor on our final dance to end the night off right.
Sarah · Married on 07/21/2018
Personalized fairytale wedding
The John Joseph Inn was the perfect location for our upstate wedding! The estate provides separate picturesque spaces for ceremony, cocktail and reception. Our guests loved that we stayed on property for all of the nights events and festivities. John helped us create our wedding vision and we couldn’t be happier! We would highly recommend the John Jospeh Inn!
James · Married on 07/15/2018
Flawless, stressless wedding
John takes care of everything so the bride should have a stress free special day.
His culinary skills are amazing so challenge him to make the entrees however you would like. But seriously, you have to challenge him. lol my family heritage is Hispanic and hers was Italian, being said we had ceviche and enchilada horduerves and the entree was handmade gnocchi with a badass cut of steak. We didn’t wanna do the cliche cake so we had a 3-4 handmade cheesecake bar with fruit sauces and melted chocolates for toppings.
John is just one of the guys and treats you like you are the only that is booking there.
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I love to photograph at the John Joseph Inn. It is a unique and beautiful venue with amazing gardens and orchard. John and his staff have incredible food, and every wedding that I have photographed there has been picture perfect!
Stunning location for your wedding! John and Elizabeth will take care of every detail of your day with a personal touch.
What a beautiful setting for a wedding and reception! The beautiful surroundings are only surpassed by the exquisite quality of the food. In my capacity as a wedding entertainer I have the opportunity to work in many venues week after week. The John Joseph Inn meets a standard of excellence matched by few. Hold no reservations about your decision to host an event there; you will not be disappointed!