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.
4 Reviews for La Tourelle Hotel & Spa
Recommended by 94% of couples
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!
Kate · Married on 07/01/2007
La Tourelle was wonderful! The food was great, it was a beautiful venue. We had some issues with moving the DJ outside and neededing to book enough rooms (and the right rooms) in order not to disturb others- the necessary rooms kept getting messed up and we needed to keep moving people around. We didn't know until 2 days before if the DJ could be outside- that was a little frustrating. But Eileen is wonderful as is her staff. VERY easy to work with and works with a lot of vendors in the area. It made everything VERY easy.Sent on 01/15/2008
Allison · Married on 08/07/2011
Eileen was very easy to work with and responded fairly quickly. The best was that she was very flexible and we really got a lot of bang for our buck! Beautiful setting, too.Sent on 08/23/2011
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