The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is a hotel wedding venue located in Watkins Glen, New York. Our ballroom event space is ideal for any wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or shower. The event staff at our venue is committed to providing first-class service, unforgettable cuisine, and a picturesque waterfront location.
Facilities and Capacity
From a small, intimate private wedding on the patio overlooking the sunset on Seneca Lake to a large, formal wedding in the grand ballroom, the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel can accommodate comfortably up to 250 guests. In 2016, this hotel won the 10 Best Waterfront Hotel award by USA Today and its readers. In 2019, it was also awarded as one of the top 4 Diamond Hotels, alotted by AAA. The hotel offers both indoor and uncovered outdoor settings to host your wedding ceremony and reception, as well as your wedding shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner.
This hotel also offers all-inclusive packages for couples. Wedding event services offered include the following:
The Watkins Glen Harbor offers two different options for catering. Couples can choose to have a buffet-style dinner or a more sumptuous plated dinner. The in-house catering service includes dedicated servers, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a cocktail reception. As for bar services, the venue offers an open bar option with a bartender, champagne toast for the head table, house beer, house liquor, house wine, premium liquor, signature drink, and specialty beer.
The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel offers 104 rooms and suites for guests to choose from. Guests have the option of choosing between two queen beds and a patio with a lake view, one king bed and a patio with a lake view, two queen beds and a view of the village, two queen beds and one pull out sofa sleeper, one king bed and a view of the village, one king bed in the admiral suite with a lakeside view, one king bed in the commodore suite with a lakeside view, and more! All rooms offer luxury designed pillow topped mattresses covered with 810 thread count linens and duvet cover, and down feather pillows.
44 Reviews for Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Marie Polzella · Married on 02/14/2020
The Best Day Ever!
I cannot say enough good things about the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. To say that our Valentine's Day wedding was perfect is an understatement! Brittany and Heather and the staff of the hotel were amazing. No detail was too small and they made everything EASY. There was no hassle or stress, they handled everything so professionally and gracefully! I could not recommend them enough!Sent on 03/07/2020
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Joanne Polzella · Married on 02/14/2020
Everything was perfect!
Highly recommend! Heather and Brittany were awesome to work with throughout the whole year of planning!Sent on 02/21/2020
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Tim G · Married on 11/23/2019
The PERFECT Wedding Venue!
My wife and I knew before we even were engaged that the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is where we wanted to have our wedding reception. We had visited the hotel many times before our engagement and cannot say enough good things about the level of service, attention to detail, accommodations and the beauty of the hotel and surrounding area. When we began our wedding planning, Brittany, Heather and Stephanie at the hotel blew away even our highest expectations. From the first phone call to the day of our wedding, this event/wedding coordination team had every little detailed planned out with us and under control. They were so helpful at every step of the way, from vendor recommendations, to planning the cocktail hour and reception decorations, to the flow of our special day, this team was on top of every single thing we could think of and more. The staff did a fantastic job in transforming the Harbor Ballroom into the reception venue of our dreams; I also can’t leave out how delicious the hors d’oeuvres and dinner were! From start to finish, Brittany, Heather and Stephanie were there to make our wedding planning as simple as possible, there was absolutely no need to hire a separate wedding planner with this team. We cannot say enough about the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, thank you for making our day perfect!Sent on 03/29/2020
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Absolutely a beautiful Venue, I loved photographing there ! First, the guests suites are bright and airy creating a lot of natural light, to capture beautiful getting ready shots, the lobby area with its warm and inviting fireplace makes for intimate bridal portraits. The bar area is charming with lots of woodwork. Then the patio... wow stunning area for a ceremony, it was a bit chilly when I was there, so the patio fireplaces were lit for the guests. The harbor with the sailboats ...what a great portrait backdrop! Inside the ballroom the staff made sure everything was perfect, just as the bride had dreamed. Wonderful staff to work with, being a "vendor" sometimes we are made to feel like 2nd class, but we were treated just as the guests ! Thank you , Charlene Charlene Mann Photography
The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is one of my favorite venues to work at. The staff is top notch and the food is delicious and you can't beat their view of the Watkins Glen Harbor. Highly recommended!