CNY Wedding Venues to ‘Woo’ Your Guest List

A couple kissing at their wedding
Kerri Lynne Photography

They said yes, you finally popped the question and now it’s time to start the search for the perfect picturesque wedding venue. Central New York is a unique destination for all your wedding ventures.

Having four seasons offers weddinggoers the opportunity to have a winter wedding with beautiful snow-covered hills, a backdrop of fall foliage, a tulip-filled landscape or a comfortable sunny summer day.

We have scouted out some of the best locations in each county that will woo your wedding guests. From vineyards and museums to quaint farmhouses, your venue options are virtually endless.

Big City Vibe


Roberson Museum and Science Center is a venue full of history and elegance. The original 1907 structure has been beautifully restored and opened to the public since 1954. The mansion itself has a spacious foyer, ballroom and courtyard which make for ideal spots where guests can dine and dance the night away.

Being located in the heart of Binghamton offers you and your guests numerous options for lodging, local eateries and a variety of breweries to explore throughout your time there.

Farmhouse Charm

Escape from all the city hustle and bustle at the Gilbertsville Farmhouse. With 125 acres and seven different spots, you are destined to find your perfect place for your ceremony, pictures or lodging. Enjoy a wedding weekend and not just a day at the Gilbertsville Farmhouse. 

Get ready for the big day or house your guests in Farmhouse Suites and Glamping Village. Farmhouse Suites is a luxurious and comfortable lodging option on-site. It has 10 different suites, each with their very own theme and style.

Want a more unique camp-like experience? Why not glamp on the hill? The Glamping Village is an upscale camping experience. The village consists of 10 tents where you can relax in the woods and cozy up by the bonfire after all the festivities are done. 

Say “I Do” at the main ceremony site, Hill-Top Cathedral that overlooks the Catskill Mountains or surround yourself with a dreamy forest and go the Woodland Ceremony route. 

Continue the celebration and dance the night away in the Chandelier Barn. This 2,500-square-foot barn can hold up to 200 guests and be arranged however you like. The 20-foot-high ceilings and drop stunning crystal chandeliers mix in beautifully with the re-purposed woodwork. 

Fairytale Setting

Have your fairytale ending to your ceremony at Beardslee Castle. This 160-year-old Irish castle is a spacious and captivating venue. The stone structure and rustic plate-glass windows are astonishing and make for the perfect backdrop all year round.

The banquet room is a delight for all. Book your DJ and break it down on the modern dance floor in style at Beardslee Castle.

Down Home Feel

A charming, homespun venue is what you can expect at The Olde Tater Barn. Originally converted into a two-story warehouse to store potatoes, The Olde Tate Barn became a popular wedding venue that has been hosting events since 1994.

Their layout is perfect for intimate gatherings of 30 guests to large groups of 220. With an outdoor and indoor space, you are bound to have your vision of a perfect wedding celebration come to life.

Industrial Style

In the heart of Verona is The Cannery at One Ward. This state-of-the-art, industrial barn makes for another perfect wedding destination in CNY. At the Cannery at One Ward, you can host both your ceremony and reception all in one.

The venue amenities are endless from a digital photo booth where your guests can capture a memory to an outdoor bar and fire pit. If you hold your ceremony there you’ll also have extra amenities on-site for you such as a bridal salon for the day, an additional hour of reception and much more. 

Artist’s Touch

Imagine you and your guests sipping on a tasty cocktail overlooking the famous and historic Otsego Lake. At the Fenimore Art Museum, you have several locations throughout the property to accommodate all your wedding plans.

The flagstone terraces surrounded by English gardens and a gazebo is an eclectic spot for weddings that have 150 guests. The Lakeside Lawn has more space that can accommodate parties up to 350 guests.

At the Lakeside Lawn, have a fabulous view of the lake. Lastly, you can choose Lucy B. Hamilton Amphitheater which has a natural slope near the shores of the lake. This spot incorporates nature and culture with a scenic backdrop of the lake. 

This Estate Has It All

A married couple kissing on the Veranda

Make your wedding one of a kind at The Maples Estate. Just a short 3-hour drive from NYC and 40 minutes from Albany, this location is an easy choice. With a wide range of unique spaces, you can tailor everything to make it your own.

This 1855 colonial home sits on 12 acres that include a large pond, Schoharie Creek frontage, multi-tiered barn complex, grand verandas along with an in-ground swimming pool. All in one location you can have your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and a Sunday brunch. Having your wedding in one location offers you a stress-free weekend so you can enjoy.

From microbreweries, locally-sourced restaurants, lodgings and endless attractions, Central New York has it all. Turn your wedding into a full weekend-long event that you will remember for the rest of your life.