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Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for your interest in The Ginny Lee Caf茅 at Wagner Vineyards as a venue for your special day!

Wagner Vineyards is a family-owned and operated business, originally founded by the late Stanley "Bill" Wagner. His philosophy had always been that wine and food are a natural and enjoyable combination. One of his original concepts for the winery was the addition of a restaurant where people could be introduced to the affinity of wines and food. A natural step in the evolution of the winery was the opening of The Ginny Lee Caf茅 in 1983, which is named for his Granddaughter Ginny. Designed with the vista overlooking our vineyards and Seneca Lake, The Ginny Lee Cafe is the perfect setting for your special occasion.

Features

  • Spectacular View of Seneca Lake and the Vineyards of Wagner Winery
  • Outdoor Ceremony Site (with inclement weather backup)
  • Large Indoor Reception Space (fully air conditioned or heated) with rustic cathedral ceiling, vast expanse of windows and covered wrap around deck.
    • Accommodations for up to 200 guests
  • Onsite Wedding Planner / Coordinator
  • Onsite Executive Chef: Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY
  • Onsite Catering and Bar Staff
  • Full Bar: Liquor, Wine, Beer
  • Available Year Around for Private Events

Availability: Wedding Ceremonies, Receptions and Private events are held from 5:30PM-11PM.

  • Wedding Ceremonies on site begin promptly at 5:30PM with reception immediately following.
  • We are open to the public for lunch May through October from 11AM to 4PM daily.
  • We are open to the public for lunch seasonally March through April and November through December.

Facility Fee: The non-refundable facility fee is: $1,500 for Saturdays, $1,000 for Fridays and Sundays.

  • This is an upfront fee and does not apply to your final bill. This fee guarantees the use of our building and grounds from 5:30PM to 11PM for your secured date.
  • Includes the following items:
    • Use of our interior tables and chairs as well as our dance floor, china & glassware.
    • Use of our exterior deck (tables & chairs included).
    • Full Dining room and deck set-up, arrangement of place cards, favors, decorations.
    • Linens in your choice of colors.
    • End of event clean-up.

Pricing: The prices listed in our wedding packages are for the current calendar year.

  • All prices are subject to the New York State sales tax of 8% and a 20% service fee.

Minimum Required Guest Counts

    • Friday: Minimum of 75 guests
    • Saturday: Minimum of 125 guests
    • Sunday: Minimum of 100 guests

  • Maximum capacity is 200 guests

Complimentary Services

  • Cake cutting and service.
  • Coffee and Tea Station.
  • Wi-Fi.

Ceremony: You are welcome to have your wedding ceremony on the grounds at Wagner Vineyards. We will provide high quality cushioned chairs for your guests and the staff at The Ginny Lee Caf茅 will take care of all your setup and takedown needs: $3.00 per person

Menus: The Ginny Lee offers a delightful selection of foods and utilizes only the freshest fruits and vegetables in their preparation. Our menus have been designed to complement and enhance the medal-winning estate wines of Wagner Vineyards and the craft-brewed beers of Wagner Brewing Company. Should you desire to express your individual tastes, we can offer suggestions and work with you in creating a more personalized menu. All of our menus for appetizers, buffets, and served dinners can be found under Special Events Menus on our website.

Bar Packages: We offer several bar packages that can be customized with our event planner.

  • Email: mail@theginnylee.com for further information and pricing.

    • Package 1-Consumption: Based on guests consumption of our Wagner wines and craft鈥揵rewed beers.
    • Package 2-Standard: A per hour/per person charge offering our Wagner wines, craft-brewed beers, and House Liquors.
    • Package 3-Premium: A per hour/per person charge offering our Wagner wines, craft-brewed beers, and Top Shelf Liquors.

Additions/Customizations: Please let us know if you are looking to add or customize an experience for your special day. We would be happy to create something amazing for your guests to enjoy! Examples: Sparkler Exit ($0.75 per person) or Late Night Snacks (price based on selection).

Vendors: We provide a listing of suggested vendors for DJs, florists, photographers, bakeries, transportation services, and lodging under Area Services on our website.

  • Any food products brought into The Ginny Lee at Wagner Vineyards (EX: Wedding cake or cupcakes) must come from a business with a valid New York State Health Department permit.

We have been orchestrating weddings for over 40 years and have lots of valued experience to offer as you plan this important day! Thank you again for your interest in The Ginny Lee Cafe at Wagner Vineyards and please feel free to contact us with any further questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Virginia (Ginny) Lee Vachel Mitchell

Event Planner / Coordinator Executive Chef

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Thehogans2020 Sent on 09/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day, Perfect Venue.

The Ginny Lee Cafe gave us a perfect wedding day. If we had to do it all again, we would 100% choose this venue.
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Dominic H. Sent on 10/13/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our dreams

Have you ever tried to plan a wedding during a global pandemic? We did, and thanks to Ginny it ended up being the most amazing day of our lives! From the very first day that we met with her, Ginny was excited for us, immediately started investing in our vision for the day, and had the organizational skills to make it happen. It is obvious that she has the experience of planning many weddings, since she was able to guide us on things that we hadn鈥檛 even thought of.
Ginny and Chef Mitch are a perfect pair! From the food choices, to the timeline for the night, everything was planned out in advance and went off without a hitch. Her staff was well trained and thoughtful, even providing non-alcoholic toasts for specific guests. The food was incredible, making it difficult to narrow down the choices for our meals. The grounds and scenery provide the perfect backdrop for pictures that will last a lifetime.
Throughout the ever changing Covid19 restrictions, Ginny kept us up-to-date as soon as she heard anything. She was willing to modify or postpone our event, if we wanted to, to make sure that we had our dream wedding. Her flexibility and communication throughout the process was exceptional.
Laura
Laura Sent on 11/30/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful place for a wedding

Ginny, Chef Mitchell, and her staff were wonderful to work with while planning our wedding. Ginny is extremely organized and had several templates that were useful while finalizing the details of our wedding. We felt relaxed on our wedding day knowing that Ginny and her staff were behind the scenes managing the details of our wedding. We continue to receive compliments on how delicious the steaks were from our guests. The venue is incredible for pictures- our photographers traveled a distance to this venue and loved the sunset pictures, pictures in the vineyards, and pictures on the grounds. Compared to other venues near us in Western New York, the prices were about 1/2 the cost, without minimizing quality.
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As a professional in the wedding industry, I can say that it is an absolute pleasure working with the staff and manager of The Ginny Lee. They are professional, accommodating and friendly and I am proud to say we have had many years as great working partners. My couples often give me feedback on their wedding experience and I have always heard wonderful reviews on how lovely their day was. Ginny Lee sets a wonderful atmosphere overlooking Seneca Lake!

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