Nestled in the heart of the Genesee River Valley in Swain, New York, Swain Resort is a rustic wedding venue ideal for the outdoorsy couple. From posing for pictures on the ski lift to cuddling up by a roaring fireplace, this mountain lodge offers unique wedding experiences. Located an hour from Rochester and an hour and a half from Buffalo, this venue is a romantic escape into New York’s mountainous wilderness.
Facilities and Capacity
Swain Resort is a large venue that can host up to 500 guests. With the resort’s peak wedding season coinciding with the ski season, this location is suitable for snowbirds who dream of a wintery wedding. The resort also makes for beautiful summer weddings, where couples and their guests can enjoy lush green scenery and spectacular mountain views. Ceremony locations include the lodge and outdoor uncovered locations at the foot and top of the mountain. Couples can choose from three dining rooms for their reception. Each of these spacious rooms reflects the idyllic nature of the mountain lodge, with stone fireplaces, wooden beams, and plenty of natural light.
The resort is available for you to rent for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and engagement parties, making it easy to incorporate every aspect of your wedding into one place. Wedding packages are fully customizable, and event planners will walk you through the process to help you achieve your vision for the big day. These packages include event planning, tables and chairs, an arch, catering, and cleanup. Accommodation options range from bunk beds to condos and luxurious suites. Parking is available on site, and the lodge is wheelchair accessible.
The venue offers its own catering service, which features expansive dinner and hors d’oeuvres menus. Buffet options begin with salads followed by dishes like chicken cordon bleu and brown sugar crusted salmon. Some of their plated meals include steak and roasted shallots. All flatware and glassware are included, and servers and bar staff are on-hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly. A variety of bar service options are available, featuring house liquor, wine, and beer.
Swain Resort is close to many outdoor recreational areas. The resort is right along the Finger Lakes Trail and just 15 miles from Letchworth State Park and Stony Brook State Park. Nearby breweries, wineries, and golf courses make for easy day trips for guests to explore.
1 Reviews for Swain Resort
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Hannah S. · Married on 11/24/2018
We had our wedding scheduled for November 24th thinking that it was going to be a fall-themed wedding. A week before the wedding Swain got about 12in of snow and started making snow for the slopes. I decided I wanted a winter-themed wedding, they worked with me to change up the decorations and menu to make it exactly how I envisioned. This location is very unique from any other and the food was amazing.Sent on 10/06/2020
Team of Swain Resort
As the marketing director, Suzy will be your main point of contact for your wedding venue reservation. She loves helping customers and bringing their visions for their wedding to life.
When Suzy isn't working, she enjoys skiing (of course!), horseback riding, running, kayaking and spending time with her kids.
Bethany is a huge asset to the Swain team and knows the resort inside and out. She is always available to answer questions and lend a helping hand.
Assistant General Manager/Food & Beverage
Taylor is our go-to person for all things events and party-planning. When he's not working the resort, we can usually find him with Hannah and their adorable puppy.