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Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel

Vernon, NY View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
42 reviews
$7k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 340 guests

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$7k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 340 guests

Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel is an elegant and modern wedding venue in Vernon, New York. They specialize in hosting gorgeous wedding events throughout their eclectic spaces, from their outdoor terrace to their lovely ballroom. With the racetrack and stunning garden as the backdrop, your photos will be unlike any others. As if the stunning venue isn’t enough, they also offer incredible in-house catering packages that will leave your loved ones talking for years to come. Beyond the wedding, Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel offers endless activities for your guests on the grounds.

Facilities and Capacity

Ceremonies at Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel are held on the outdoor Terrace with a beautiful view. Then you and your guests can either move inside for an elegant reception in the classic ballroom, offers flexible set up options so you can make your day your own. A convenient suite is available for you and your wedding party to get ready in. The facility can accommodate up to 350 guests, parking is free, and it is wheelchair accessible. They also have on-site accommodations ready to house you and your guests for a memorable vacation.

Services Offered

In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel can host bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties. Regardless of the event, they go above and beyond just providing a space; they provide an experience. Their professional, attentive staff offers event planning guidance, in-house catering and bar, and help setting up and cleaning up all your event items. Catering options include buffets, plated dinners, cocktail receptions, stations, and family-style meals. You can enjoy a tasting to determine your final menu. The venue's expert bartenders are also ready to serve at an open or cash bar, with your favorite house or premium wine, beer and liquor available, plus the option of champagne toasts and a signature drink. Vernon Downs supplies all the china, barware, glassware, flatware, and linens.

Other Facilities

Unlike other casinos, the Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel is a completely smoke-free facility. Prior to and following the wedding, you and all your guests are welcome to stay in the hotel. The hotel boasts many amenities, including a fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool, and there are several restaurants located on property. There’s also a 750-game casino and horse racetrack right on site for your guests to enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$200

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$27

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

340

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel
Restaurant
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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    M Servello Married on 09/17/2021
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    Amazing Venue! Highly recommended

    Our original wedding date was 5/15/21 however Covid put a stick in it and we had to change dates. We picked Vernon Downs around April '20 and from that point on they outdid themselves. I was a bride planning and dealing with the pandemic, not knowing and the wedding coordinator Brandy was with me every step. She responded to every email I had, some 2-3 times a day. Then when our date 9/17/21 finally came they did not disappoint. The day was perfect! Brandy was amazing and made things for me so much less stressful. Vernon Downs is the best venue that I would highly recommend to anyone. My guests raved about the food as well!

    Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel's reply:

    Hello Meghan,
    Thank you so much for all your kind words. You were a pleasure to work with and I enjoyed watching your big day FINALLY take place. COVID definitely put some stress on everyone, but I'm glad I was able to help you be less stressed. Keep in touch.
    Thank you,
    Brandy Crayton
    Wedding Manager
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    Lisa T. Married on 07/17/2021
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    Wedding for my daughter

    My daughter got married at Vernon Downs on 7/17/21. EVERYTHING from staff..to food..to our amazing wedding coordinator Brandy...to the venue itself was amazing. Our decorator Ashley..from Ashwood Designs did above and beyond our expectations...The feedback from our guests says it all as well..they were ALL so happy...Definitely will recommend over and over

    Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel's reply:

    Lisa,
    Jenna and Joe's wedding was amazing! The champagne bar was a huge hit and the decorations were simple, but elegant. Ashley did a great job! I was honored to work with you on their wedding.
    Thank you,
    Brandy Crayton
    Wedding Manager
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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Brandy Crayton
Brandy Crayton
Wedding Manager

My name is Brandy and I am the Wedding Manager at Vernon Downs Casino & Hotel. I have been doing weddings since 2005 and I started out doing them on the cruise ships in Port Canaveral, FL. When I am not doing weddings, I enjoy going on short hikes and camping with my family. I am a plant lover and have over 50 plants in my collection. I am here if you have any questions.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Marys4everflowers Marys4everflowers Wedding Florists

The staff at Vernon downs are warm and welcoming willing to answer any question. The wedding venue is spacious and beautiful ! I would recommend this Wedding Venue to any One !

The DJ Company The DJ Company Wedding DJs

Wonderful place for a wedding! The staff has always been courteous and friendly. I would recommend Vernon Downs to anyone looking for a wedding venue!

AJ's Photography AJ's Photography Wedding Photographers

When you have your wedding at Vernon Downs you know it's going to be first class. There staff is fantastic and their food can't be beat. With everything they have to offer you can't go wrong by having your wedding at Vernon Downs.

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4229 Sthuhlman Road Vernon, NY, 13476
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