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Renee · Getting married on 02/01/2176
We could not be happier that we chose The Lodge for our ceremony and reception! Meghan was amazing to work with from day one. If there was something we didn't think of, she thought of it. Nothing was overlooked. The venue was gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the service was top notch! We even had our own server (Emily, who was amazing!) assigned to my husband and me to make sure we never went without food or drink while we were busy running around with photos and the other things that keep pulling a bride and groom away. We can't say enough good things about The Lodge. It was obvious that making our special day perfect was as important to them as it was to us. - Renée & Mark 9/17/17Sent on 10/24/2017
Samantha G. · Getting married on 06/12/2021
The lodge is a breathtaking venue. From the moment we walked through the doors we could tell it would be the place for us. Packages are affordable and customizable which will really allow us to plan the wedding of our dreams.Sent on 12/05/2019
Alli W. · Married on 12/14/2019
So glad we chose the Lodge!
Having our wedding at the Lodge was the one of the greatest decisions we made throughout the entire wedding planning process. My now-husband and I met working at Welch Allyn, and I grew up with a camp in Skaneateles that we moved out to every summer - so I knew I really wanted to get married in Skaneateles. After looking at a few venues there, the Lodge immediately stood out to us as the best place to do it. The ceremony was at St. Mary's church in town and the reception was at the Lodge.Sent on 06/14/2020
We met with Joelle our first time there, and from the very beginning she was incredibly down to earth, honest, knowledgable and flexible. I can't say it enough -- Joelle made our entire wedding planning process and day seamless. We had several meetings with her in the months leading up to the wedding, and I looked forward to going each time just to see and chat with Joelle. Whatever unease I was feeling in the planning process, Joelle talked it through with us and made us feel confident. She let me discuss my ideas with her, and either made them happen or made suggestions on how to do things better -- which I took because she is truly an expert.
On our wedding day, my husband and I couldn't wait to get to the Lodge after our ceremony. We got off our limo excitedly saying "where's Joelle!!" because we were really looking forward to seeing her after all of our planning and conversations. I had a specific vision for how the Lodge would look on our wedding day, and Joelle had arranged everything even better than I had imagined. It was absolutely beautiful. Because our wedding was in December but it was a rainy day instead of snow, my dress got dirty on the bottom. It was a very plain dress so it was easy to see. Joelle pulled me into the side room and scrubbed my dress until it was absolutely clean -- something I'm sure isn't in her job description. It was just another way Joelle went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. Our guests couldn't comment enough on the signature cocktails, the hors d'oeuvres and the dinner. Everything was outstanding. The staff was so accommodating, and I don't think myself, my husband or any of our parents ever went looking for anything we needed -- they always brought us drinks and food, making sure we could focus on each other and our guests. I've never felt so special. We both brought our parents to the "tasting" the Lodge does - where they throw a "mock" wedding so you can see how everything works and taste the food. They had fireworks at the end, which was an option, and my Dad worked with Joelle to have that as a surprise at our wedding. Joelle kept the secret - and we were so surprised when they started. It was all so special.
When I had to say goodbye to Joelle later in the night, I was sad -- which may sound dramatic, but it's true. Planning our wedding with Joelle's help and expertise was an absolute joy. I would recommend her and the entire staff at the Lodge if you'd like to have the most amazing and seamless planning experience and wedding. Thank you Joelle and the Lodge staff for everything!
Audrey · Married on 07/13/2019
The Lodge was perfect!
Everything about the Lodge was absolutely breathtaking! We worked Joelle and she was so helpful and so kind. The food was incredible and all of our guests left in awe of the place and the service.Sent on 11/07/2019
Ashley · Married on 10/19/2018
Say YES to The Lodge.. :)
I can't recommend the Lodge enough! If you are looking for a beautiful place to be married with excellent food and staff this is the place to go. Joelle went above and beyond for us and is such a genuine sweet person who makes you feel at ease during the entire process. She is extremely responsive and had everything spot on. Together we planned the wedding of my dreams in just 8 months and I couldn't be happier and more blessed to have her. My guests raved about the beautiful venue, the food, DJ and how nice the staff was and overall the fun atmosphere. In addition to Joelle, Megan was amazing as well as all the catering staff the night of. Very polite and professional group of people who make people feel welcome! They contract through Visa Versa entertainment for DJ service- CJ did an amazing job and the whole process was just seamless and stress free. So I recommend them a thousand times! My wedding day was perfect!Sent on 10/27/2018
Meghan · Married on 08/18/2018
We had an amazing experience working with the Lodge both during the planning process and the wedding day itself. Joelle, the coordinator for the Lodge, was in constant communication throughout planning, quickly responding to any inquiries. The food was absolutely delicious and we still have guests raving about it. The service staff was also top of the line. We had zero worries the day of the wedding because they ran it all so smoothly.Sent on 08/28/2018
Beth · Married on 09/29/2017
We had the most amazing wedding at The Lodge. Joelle and Megan were wonderful to work with. Joelle was our wedding coordinator and she was just so knowledgeable and relaxing. It made the planning process so much easier. We also went with most of their recommended vendors, which made things run like a well oiled machine because everyone has worked together before. We did stations and the food was AMAZING, we received so many compliments from our guests. I loved how they have the tastings twice a year and it is set up just like a wedding. We actually changed what we were going to do for our centerpieces based on what we saw at this event. We did get the "basic" package for the fireworks and they were way better than I thought they were going to be. These were a surprise for our guests and everyone loved them. We also had our ceremony in front of the big window. Everything was perfect!Sent on 11/27/2017
Jenna · Married on 09/22/2017
We couldn't be happier with the ease of working with Joelle and everyone at the Lodge. The entire staff is so friendly and helpful, making the most stressful parts of planning feel like a breeze. The food was incredible and completely above our expectations. My only regret is not making it to cocktail hour in time to have more snacks! The staff was even so kind as to save us some of the passed hors d'oeuvres to try once our pictures were finished. The setting, quality, and organization is so worth it!Sent on 12/07/2017
Alana · Married on 08/26/2017
I couldn't imagine having our wedding at any other venue. From the second we walked in the front door we knew that was where we were going to get married. The building is so pretty, the food is absolutely delicious, and the staff is amazing. Joelle helped us plan our wedding and she was extremely responsive and accommodating. We met with her several times to go over everything from start to finish and the day of our wedding went so smoothly because of her. They also had one of the waitresses, Emily, take care of everything for us and our families which was unexpected and awesome because it gave us more time to relax and talk to people. She brought us plates of food from the buffet and none of us had to go to the bar for drinks because she had fresh drinks ready for us when ours got low, even when she had to search for us on the dance floor. Another cool thing about the Lodge is that Visa Versa Entertainment has all of their lights already hooked up in the rafters of the building, so lighting is way cheaper through them than it would be elsewhere where the lights need to be hung up. The Lodge made our wedding day so incredibly fabulous and I definitely recommend them!!Sent on 10/27/2017
Meghan · Married on 10/29/2016
Honestly, I know everyone says it, but The Lodge is absolutely amazing. Not only do they have the most beautiful venue, but the most amazing staff. I worked with Joelle and she took my vision and turned it into a reality. They are so accommodating and if you can imagine it they will figure out a way to make it happen. I could not have imagine a more perfect evening. Everything was perfectly in place and the staff was so professional and on top of everything. Emily was assigned to me that evening and made sure that I, the wedding party, including my dad was fully taken care of. She brought us drinks, food, and checked in regularly to see if I needed anything at all. They managed the evening perfectly and it felt so natural going from cocktail hour, to introductions, dinner, cake cutting and everything in between. After the wedding was over my dad wanted to wait to collect everything that night. They efficiently and quickly, might I add, washed silverware, cups, and packed everything up so neatly so he could take it that night. I cannot express how thankful I am that Joelle and her team were in charge of our special day. I would trust them with any event, they have it down.Sent on 11/29/2016
Kelly · Married on 10/08/2016
This was a dream wedding venue for my daughter's winter wedding. We also enlisted Cottonwood Studios for pictures-what an amazing job! Joelle Eddy of The Lodge could not be more helpful-the entire staff worked very hard to ensure my daughter's dream came true and the price was very reasonable and within our budget. Thank you!!!! I would recommend this venue and Cottonwood Studios to any bride!
Sent on 01/18/2018
Johanna · Married on 10/07/2016
This was the perfect venue for our fall wedding! Rustic and elegant, with the lights it looked like a fairy-tale come true. Joelle was amazing, and responsive throughout the entire planning process. On the day of the wedding, she was there every step of the way to make sure it all went smoothly. I would highly recommend this venue for any wedding, with the outdoor patio, indoor fireplace, and overall look and feel. We were able to take photos outside and inside, and when the lights came on at night, it was simply magical. We couldn't have asked for more!!Sent on 10/11/2016
Sara · Married on 06/25/2016
I cannot say enough AMAZING things about the Lodge, their staff, and our amazing coordinator Meghan! Our wedding was the best night of our lives, mostly in part to the wonderful time our family and friends had during our reception. From the moment we booked the venue, Meghan was there every step of the way to help with planning. She made planning a wedding out of state a breeze, and is extremely prompt in responding to e-mails/calls. I never stressed about planning my reception all thanks to Meghan. The venue is gorgeous and is open to just your wedding the entire night. Our family and friends can't stop raving about the food and drinks! The staff is extremely professional and check in with you as needed throughout the night. They even go as far to bring you food and drinks to ensure you are enjoying your night! We hope to be guests someday at another Lodge wedding. Thank you again to Meg and the Lodge staff for executing the most perfect wedding we ever could have dreamed of!Sent on 11/13/2016
Katie · Married on 06/18/2016
Great to work with and incredibly accommodating pre, during and post wedding. The food is amazing, as a bride, I did not have to worry about anything while at the reception. They keep you on time, taken care of and incredibly happy.Sent on 07/08/2016
Nikki · Married on 09/26/2015
The Lodge and Meghan in particular was amazing to deal with for our event. We had a rather large wedding with lots of custom never done before design and food requests. The Lodge was flexible with all of them and met with us and our vendors several times to figure out all of our logistics. The property is truly beautiful and our guests were blown away. We would highly recommend considering the Lodge for any wedding or event.Sent on 01/10/2016
Michelle · Married on 07/12/2015
Meghan Coe and the rest of the staff were amazing. They were very professional and accommodating in most of our requests. Our day was perfect and all of guests had a wonderful time. I hope someday I can be a guest at someone's wedding at the Lodge. The food was excellent, best wedding food we have had in a long time. The atmosphere and property had a cozy rustic elegant feel. Our friends and family are still talking about how much they enjoyed themselves.Sent on 04/25/2015
Nicole · Married on 11/22/2014
The most amazing place to have a wedding. Everything from the food to the linens were perfect. Meghan is amazing at what she does and will help you have a stress free wedding day. Highly recommend The Lodge!Sent on 11/29/2014
User4645937 · 2+ years ago
The Lodge was absolutely stunning! It was a beautiful place for our wedding. One thing was we weren't allowed to take any extra food home with us. I was disappointed since there was quite a bit left and it stayed at the Lodge. Meghan the coordinator was great however. She set up all our centerpieces and they were quite intricate and it was perfect. Fireworks were well worth it. They lasted probably 15-20 minutes and were beautiful.Sent on 12/30/2014
Alicia · Married on 08/16/2014
After meeting with Meg I was confident that we had chosen the perfect venue....and were we right! Meg and her staff didn't miss a beat. Everything that we were promised was done! The entire staff was professional, the chef was amazing, the bar service was great...our guest are still telling us how wonderful everything was. Meg and her staff made planning our wedding a lot of fun!!!Sent on 01/30/2015
Michelle · Married on 07/12/2014
Meghan and her staff were perfect! From the first day of visiting the venue to the big day to returning back after the wedding to collect our decor, the entire staff was professional, extremely friendly, and very respectful. Everyone of our guests had a wonderful time. My husband and I hope some day we will go to another wedding at this venue as guests. It was absolutely divine. Food was amazing, very tasty, variety of food, our guests could not stop talking about how delicious everything was! The best part was the late night snack option! Perfect ending to our perfect day! The lodge is worth every penny!!!Sent on 11/29/2015
User3775511 · 2+ years ago
Perfect in every way! We had our reception at The Lodge on July 11, 2014. Meghan, Bill, and everyone else at The Lodge helped to make our day truly incredible. Helpful, talented, and full of ideas! We never had to worry about anything knowing that every detail would be handled by Meghan. We told her our visions and wants, dropped of what we had for decor, and the rest is history! Our guests raved about the staff, the food, and the beauty of the venue! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We recommend this venue a thousand times over! <3Sent on 11/18/2014
- Rich and Bre
Amy · Married on 10/19/2013
The lodge at Welch Allyn was amazing for my wedding! They did all of the set up and clean up. Worked out a VERY customized package and included EVERYTHING I visioned, and I spend too much time on pinterest! There is nothing more they could have done to make my wedding Perfect.Sent on 01/30/2015
Theresa · Married on 09/28/2013
I cannot say enough about the Lodge!Sent on 10/04/2013
Beginning with my first phone call to book a reception date I was treated with respect and professionalism and this continued throughout the whole 16 month wedding planning process!
Meg, the wedding coordinator, is amazing. I never felt like I was just one of the many brides who get married there. She always remembered what I was talking about any time that I emailed or called her (which was alot!).
Everything at the Lodge is done with incredible professionalism and customer service. The day of the wedding alone we were greeted with apps and drinks in the bridal suite, amenity baskets in the bathrooms for our guests, and a bottle of champagne at our sweetheart table.
They are also extremely flexible - no passed apps with your dinner? Done and bill reduced! Want a customized menu item? Done! Cigars out back? Done! Want to use their card box and lanterns for decorations? Done!
The value is also amazing. They are pricey, but not nearly as much as some other places in the Finger Lakes wine area. They also don't nickel and dime you for cake cutting or champagne toasts - it's just all included!
Extras we paid for included lights around the railings, hotel welcome bags (that they deliver for you - so awesome!), hot cider, and a bit extra for colored linens instead of the standard white/ivory.
The food was absolutely incredible. The best wedding food or banquet food in general I've ever had. We did stations, which our guests loved and which were set up in such a way that there were no lines and the flow was quick.
We were able to bring our own desserts, which they laid out beautifully for us. I had a signature drink that required apples, and they ordered apples.
And this is all not mentioning how freaking gorgeous the place is!
To end, here's a comment I heard repeated over and over at the wedding: "Now I know why you booked this place so far in advance!"
User3465881 · 2+ years ago
This was the BEST venue in NYS!! Everything there was amazing and beautiful. I love the tall A-frame contemporary building, wood structure, and man-made pond. The staff was extremely friendly and very professional. They all did an amazing and fantastic job. They even shipped in a special liquor that I requested for my signature drink. Highly recommend The Lodge!!!Sent on 09/05/2013
Jennifer · Married on 07/11/2013
The Lodge was awesome. A beautiful spot for a reception! Loved the deck and the uplighting we did. Meghan was great to work with she was very responsive and not pushy! Loved it all!!Sent on 08/07/2013