La Tourelle Hotel and Spa is a family-owned hotel and wedding venue located on picturesque grounds in Ithaca, New York. This vast country manor strives to ignite an atmosphere of warmth and coziness, allowing guests to feel at home in an intimate, personal setting. It is excellently located directly adjacent to Buttermilk Falls State Park, so those with a love of nature can easily find solace here.
Facilities and Capacity
The hotel can accommodate up to 135 guests in a banquet-style reception, or 150 guests cocktail-style. Couples can modify the multi-level banquet hall to reflect the theme of their special day, featuring high ceilings, mirrored walls, and plenty of natural light. The banquet hall contains two sets of elegant French doors leading onto a private terrace. Additionally, there is a grand mahogany bar and dance floor to keep your guests entertained for the night. Covering an extraordinary 20 acres of land, couples can explore expansive lawns and attractive gardens. The facility also offers the opportunity to take astonishing wedding photographs by one of their ponds or delicate gazebos. The team is more than happy to accommodate couples with get-ready rooms before the ceremony.
La Tourelle Hotel and Spa offers couples a range of services to help make their wedding vision a reality. They can provide event-planning assistance in the lead up to your celebrations and will allocate a wedding concierge at your service on the day. Their friendly staff will take care of setup and cleanup to help ensure that you can enjoy every special moment. They can also manage sound and lighting, as well as catering and bar services, to make organizing all the different aspects of your wedding easier.
The executive chef at the hotel will work with couples to create a menu their guests will remember. Newlyweds can choose between a buffet-style dinner or a plated banquet to suit their theme. This family-run business has a range of packages and menu options, featuring mouth-watering favorites such as New York strip steak as well as refreshing garden salads.
The hotel has a number of traditional, deluxe, and specialty rooms available to accommodate you and your guests. Deluxe rooms are characterized by magnificent views of the property, while specialty rooms include the whimsical King Upper Tower Room and rustic Yellow Barn Suite. Pet-friendly accommodation can also be arranged for those who wish to include beloved pets in this wonderful milestone.
6 Reviews for La Tourelle Hotel & Spa
Recommended by 96% of couples
Mary Russek · Married on 08/16/2020
Exceeded our expectations!
Loved working with Christina! We were impressed to see the owner busing tables and just jumping in to do whatever job needed to be done. We thought ‘that’s great leadership, no wonder this is a great environment!’Sent on 06/15/2020
La Tourelle Hotel & Spa's reply:Thank you for the kind words! It was a pleasure to work with you and Brett! We wish you both all the best!
Gina Manville · Married on 03/28/2020
Look no further! La Tourelle is the one!
If you are looking for a venue, look no further than La Tourelle! The scene at La Tourelle was breathtaking; the newly renovated indoor banquet room and outdoor wedding ceremony and reception sites were equally stunning. Our guests mentioned this was the most beautiful wedding they have seen. There are numerous unique opportunities for bridal photos on their property. The rooms were pricey but worth it. They were spacious, clean, exclusive, and magical.Sent on 07/29/2020
Planning a wedding from afar, during a pandemic was very challenging, but Christina made the process as smooth as possible. I was not able to see the venue until 4 days prior to my wedding, but Christina sent videos and pictures to help me feel secure with my choices. She responded quickly to my messages and was in constant communication with us. The team at La Tourelle was thrown many daily curveballs from the government due to Covid-19 restrictions and they were able to problem solve and execute similar options in a timely fashion. Christina went above and beyond her responsibilities and our expectations to ensure we had an exquisite wedding weekend experience.
In addition to the reception, we had a bridal breakfast the following morning. Christina had the banquet room set up lovely for our guests’ arrival, but since it was a gorgeous day outside, guests requested to sit outside. She was very flexible and quickly accommodated the change. Besides choosing my husband, picking La Tourelle and their team was the best decision I have made. We hope to return next summer for our first anniversary and enjoy a couple’s massage in their spa.
Kalle · Married on 08/27/2016
We could not have asked for a better place than La Tourelle. They have so many amenities and some of the best staff we ever worked with. Everyone who went to our wedding could not stop raving about how accommodating they were. We were not from the area and they made it super easy to plan a wedding. The months leading up to our wedding they provided us with ample recommendations for vendors and timely responses to our inquiries.Sent on 09/10/2016
We had our dinner rehearsal right outside the yellow barn suite. They provided a wonderful ambiance with fire pit, tiki torches and smores as the evening grew dark and helped us clean up so it was presentable in the morning. We even were able to set up our decorations the day before because there were no other events in the reception hall that evening.
In the morning I (bride) went to the August Moon Spa where I had my makeup done. Then all of the girls got ready in the yellow barn suite which has a master bedroom with a Jacuzzi, two loft bedrooms up a spiral staircase with a common bathroom downstairs near the common room. The suite had the rustic look we were going for so it was a great place for our photographer to come in and take pictures of us getting ready. There was plenty of room so we also had a hair dresser come in and set up in the common room.
We had our ceremony right outside of the reception by the gazebo. We even had our dog in the room right next to the ceremony and reception so it was super easy for someone to take care of him! The appetizers and dinner were wonderful. We opted for the Viennese station in Lou of a traditional wedding cake (mainly because we are not big cake fans). Eileen, the catering manager, surprised us with a beautiful small white cake for us to cut! There was so much food we couldn't try everything but everyone we talked to said it was delicious.
La Tourelle will forever have a special place in our hearts and what better place visit on for our anniversary!
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