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.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Ellen · Married on 07/28/2018
The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel was our first choice for our wedding because of our connection to Watkins Glen. Our wedding was nothing less then a fairy tale! From day one, they set us at ease about how easy it was going to be to plan the wedding. During the year they kept in touch with us about what we needed to do next. My husband and I had a private tasting. This was so much fun and educational. As a result, our buffet was just awesome and we didn't hear one bad review of anyone's meal. The chef even made the full buffet gluten free instead of just a few options. For the rehearsal dinner and the actual wedding day we were assigned two wedding coordinators that were simply amazing. They communicated with each other to make sure that my husband and I didn't see each other on that day, even though we were moving through the hotel during different parts of the day. They even helped my husband plan a special surprise for me for after the ceremony. There was nothing that didn't go as planned or expected. I just can't say enough about the staff. The venue is pricey, but well worth it in the end if you believe you get what you pay for!Sent on 08/18/2018
Carolyn · Married on 06/16/2018
Unbelievable experience planning our wedding at the Harbor Hotel. It was one of the best weekends of our lives and the staff at the Harbor Hotel were fantastic. I have absolutely no complaints! If only planning everything in life was this easy! Thanks to all who made this day so special - especially Anne!!Sent on 07/16/2018
Michelle · Married on 06/08/2018
I would like to express my complete and utter delight with our experience at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel last month.Sent on 07/31/2018
I coordinated a wedding for my sister and her now husband, and at the time I had never heard of the hotel or having a wedding there. Then my sister booked her wedding there - without even asking a second opinion - just over a year ago! My sister had fallen in love at first sight with what they had to offer, and with the Wedding Coordinator, Ann, and it didn’t take long for me to understand why she did.
The only hard part of working with Ann was learning how to spell her last name ??. She was thorough, friendly, easy to work with, and delivered on every promise she made and then some. With every meeting we felt listened to and that all of our needs would be met. There was no idea or suggestion that she refused or even balked at, and we certainly challenged her with unusual requests! She made the planning process a breeze…and dare I say enjoyable?
The wedding weekend was even better. We were all able to enjoy ourselves from the moment of arrival to the minute we dragged ourselves (unwillingly) out. Ann just “got it” – we brought pictures from Pinterest and watched as she and her staff transformed the ballroom into exactly what we had hoped and dreamed about for months. She anticipated our needs and met them before we asked before, during and after the ceremony. My sister and her husband have been hearing from dozens of people that this was the best wedding they’ve ever been to.
Our one regret is that we are unable to give you repeat wedding business ??, but if anyone asks, I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to recommend Ann and the WGHH. I would easily award 10 stars! Kudos to the hotel and all the staff, you gave us the weekend of a lifetime.
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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!