Wedding Vendor Community - Sweet Bough Wedding Collective

Welcome to the Vendor Community! When we first started to compile a list of our favorite Ithaca wedding vendors, we realized that there were so many other wedding vendors in Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region that were offering services for weddings, but there wasn’t one place where everyone was listed. We’re dedicated to supporting couples planning weddings of all makes and styles on a range of budgets… so we knew we had some work to do.

Vendor listings on major wedding websites are costly and rarely accessible to small businesses, and if they do invest in a listing, they’re listed near the bottom below the larger-scale vendors who can pay for premium spots. We wanted to create a space where small business & individuals who offer services for weddings in the Finger Lakes could all be listed in one place. As we discover new vendors, we simply confirm that they are on board with our values– the only requirement to be listed here is that the business has agreed to our terms of engagement. We don’t charge anyone to be listed on this site.

Symbol Key:

♡ Favorite: These are all vendors that we know, we have worked with on multiple occassions, and that we often recommend to couples first.
✿  Very small business: 10 or fewer employees, and when you call or email these businesses, you’ll speak to the owner!
✦  For food-based businesses: Uses local produce in their offerings
✢  For food-based businesses: Uses organic produce in their offerings
❦  Agriculture-based business that uses organic & ecologically sound farming practices

Since the two of us offer photography and coordination, we limit the listings of other vendors in these categories – however, if we’re booked on your wedding day, we’re happy to help direct you to other vendors who offer similar services.

If you’re a vendor interested in being listed on our vendor community page, please review our Terms of Engagement then fill out our vendor form at sweetboughcollective.com/vendor-inquiry


Rachel Conroy, Kinship & Company
Coordination & Planning
Sweet Bough Co-Founder
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Kinship & Company is committed to supporting couples and communities through thoughtfully managed weddings and events.
Kinshipandcompany.com
Allison Usavage
Documentary-style Photography
Sweet Bough Co-Founder
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Honest & joyful documentary-style photography. I believe you should spend your wedding day focused on yourself, your partner, and your celebration– not the camera.
Allisonusavage.com

Cakes & Desserts

Cayuga Lake Creamery

We are a family-owned ice cream shop in the Finger Lakes that makes over 200 homemade flavors on-site in small batches. Our mobile ice cream carts will travel to your wedding or celebration with two servers, 8 flavors of ice cream of your choosing, including gluten-free and dairy-free flavors and with a sundae bar add-on option.
cayugalakecreamery.com

Emoticakes

There are many things to consider when planning a wedding, but the wedding cake is one of the sweetest! Whether it’s flavors, style, design or price, I’ll collaborate closely with you to make this part of your celebration delightful and delicious!
emoticakes.com

Felicia’s Atomic Brewhouse & Bakery
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We bake cupcakes and rustic wedding cakes, specializing in vegan baking so all of your wedding guests can enjoy our delicious desserts. Ask us about our gluten-free options.
www.atomicbrewhouse.com

Just Desserts
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Professionally trained chef creating delicious and beautiful custom wedding cakes for over 20 years. Contact Leslie at 607-280-1845.

One Ring Donuts
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One Ring Donuts is Ithaca’s women owned, local, and seasonally inspired donut shop. Our donut recipe is made with potatoes, giving it a decadent moist an fluffy texture. We also make gluten free and vegan donuts and are happy to devise custom flavors for your unique event.
oneringdonuts.com

Sinfully Delicious Baking Co
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A peanut free bakery specializing in healthier & allergen friendly baked goods. We utilize locally sourced and organic ingredients to create delicious treats the way nature intended them to be. Whether it’s a traditional wedding or something all your own, we are excited to work with you to create customized treats for all to enjoy!
sinfullydeliciousbakingco.com

Catering

Macro Mamas
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With over 26 years of experience, Macro Mamas is dedicated to local, seasonal and sustainable cuisine in the Finger Lakes region. We are a group of chefs and gardeners, bringing our passion for wonderful food from our kitchen to your table. Using local flavors and local talent, our mission is to facilitate our client’s vision in creating the event they desire. We are well versed in a variety of cuisines, ranging from purely plant-based to omnivorous. Any menu can be customized to accommodate an array of dietary needs. No event is too small or too large, too simple or too fancy. We have catered them all!
macromamas.com

Word of Mouth Catering
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Kate and Tina are the heart of Word of Mouth Catering. From their delightful kitchen in downtown Trumansburg, they prepare bounteous repasts that fit any mood, menu and budget. Flexibility and personal attention are their trademark.
(607) 387-3052

Agava Restaurant
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Agava Catering is dedicated to delicious food, tasteful design, exemplary service and full attention down to the last detail. Rustic, elegant, rustic elegance – Agava is here to make it happen for you!
Email Katy at catering@agavarestaurant.com

Ba-Li Cravings Catering Inc.
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We specialize in Mediterranean cuisine and indulgent desserts. We create the menu with you and will always offer a variety of vegan, vegetarian, meat, fish and gluten free options to accommodate all preferences. We are about freshness and flavor.
balicravings.com

The Good Truck
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The Good Truck cuisine has been given many designations, from gourmet hot truck, and Ithaca-Mex, to locavore-fusion. Our menu is locally driven, seasonal food with definite Mexican flare and something for everyone, a favorite of vegans and carnivores alike!
ilovethegoodtruck.com

H&J Hospitality Catering
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A well established five star, full service caterer that can handle every aspect of your event.  We specialize in large scale events and work with the most desirable venues in the Ithaca area.
hjhospitality.com/catering

Liberation Supper Club
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Liberation Supper Club, farm-to-table and wild foods catering, cultivates a sense of place through poetic menus that tell the story of where food comes from.  Serving events of all sizes.
liberationsupperclub.wordpress.com

OmNomNomelettes
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Hyper local (over %90 within 30 miles) food vendor with a penchant for story telling and originality. We started as a pop-up brunch vendor and have blossomed into a melange of events catering. Make your special day a feast to remember, and support local farms along the way!
omnomnomelettes.com

Serendipity Catering & Bar
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Serendipity is a full-service Bar & Catering company that provides clients with an extensive selection of menus and services. Our culinary team sources many of our ingredients locally along with growing items on our Farm.
serendipitycatering.biz

Silo Food Truck

Make your wedding memorable with award winning Silo Food Truck: Featuring the comforts of southern cooking with a unique, edgy, ethnic twist. Our sustainable Farm to Festival model highlights local, organic produce and ingredients from regional farmers and vendors.
silofoodtruck.com

Van Noble Farm
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Whole Pig Roasts for 30 to 300 people! Van Noble Farm can roast a whole pig on-site at your reception, and we can either serve the pork buffet-style or individually plate portions for your guests. Over the years we have tried our best to perfect a vinegar-based mop dressing and southern style barbecue sauce, but your roast can be prepared in any flavor style that you prefer.
vannoblefarm.com

Floral Design

Plenty of Posies
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We are a close team of passionate flower growers and designers based in the heart of the Finger Lakes just outside of Ithaca, NY. A small, family-run business in operation from more than twenty-five years, we work with our clients to help bring each couples’ vision to life using the hundreds of varieties of flowers grown on our farm to create beautiful, plentiful arrangements for weddings of all sizes and styles.
plentyofposies.com

Phoebe Van Vleet, Thistle Flower Farm
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I believe that local flowers bring a magical element of fresh, wild beauty to any celebration, and I love creating abundant, seasonal arrangements using ecologically grown ingredients from my farm and other Finger Lakes growers.
thistleflowerfarm.weebly.com

Business is Blooming

We offer custom floral designs with and artistic, sustainable twist. Year round we work with couples to create personalized wedding flowers using local, regional and ethically sourced blooms.
www.bizbloom.biz

Flowersmith Farm
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Our farm is brimming with flowers that reflect the season and our love for laughter, sustainability and wholehearted living. We love creating lush, garden style designs that capture the essence of your story with honest flowers grown right here in the Finger Lakes.
flowersmithfarm.com

Take Your Pick Flower Farm
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Let me help you add to the beauty of your wedding with our farm fresh, sustainably and locally grown flowers. Options available for every budget from pick-your-own flowers to bulk flowers to full scale floral services that include boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces and wedding party bouquets with delivery and set-up.
takeyourpickflowers.com

Gifts & Registries

Bespoke Apothecary

Custom herbal apothecary making small batch, plant based health and beauty products.
Deaddogfarm.com

Renata Wadsworth Pottery

I make plate settings for wedding registries, vessels for table centerpieces and unique gifts you can give your friends and family. New this year- ‘Nup Cups’ will be available to order. These can be used by guests at the wedding reception AND be a sweet keepsake for them to take home.
www.renatawadsworth.com

Wellspring Forest Farm
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We offer locally produced NYS maple syrup from our small farm in 50ml glass containers that make excellent wedding favors! Cost ranges from $3 to $5 per guest, depending on the choice of container.
WellspringForestFarm.com

Hair & Makeup

Kristin Dutcher, Hair Color Art

From fancy and intricate updos to long and flowing locks, there are countless options for your hair on your big day. Packages can be arranged to include a trial styling and travel onsite to style your hair as well as bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and anyone else in the bridal party.
www.haircolorart.com

Morgan Oreeda

As a hair stylist for weddings the focus is on the beauty of the client. How the hair is styled directly reflects and enhances the facial and body features. It’s also important to me that this style lasts throughout the night. I can create a style based on a photo you’re attracted to or we can talk about what would work best with your dress and vibe. All hair styles are custom to the individual. Also available for wedding guests and bridal party. *Hair only*
morganoreeda.com

Narrative Space
Narrative Space Barber Shop and Boutique provides a variety of mens services including hair cuts, straight razor shaves and beard trims in addition to great gifts for the grooms wedding party. Call ahead or book online to arrange group appointments.
narrativespaceny.com

Norabloom Botanicals & Beauty Lounge

Norabloom’s makeup artists and hair stylists are here to ensure all of your beauty and well-being needs are taken care of. We believe that natural beauty is an art! From the inquiry, to the consultation, to your big day, we are here to keep you glowing and gorgeous. We also have a beautiful space to host your bridal party if need be.
norabloom.com

Coordination, Planning, & Design

Rachel Ostlund, Kinship & Company
Coordination & Planning
Sweet Bough Co-Founder
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Kinship & Company is committed to supporting couples and communities through thoughtfully managed weddings and events.
Kinshipandcompany.com

Pixie Designs

Pixie Designs is a coordination and design company, dedicated to creating unique and beautiful events, regardless of size or budget. Your big day shouldn’t be stressful and feel like work. Let us help you focus on what matters, your love, not planning. Our goal is to make your dream a reality.
pixiedesigns.org

Heather Hallagan, GATHER

Gather was born out of a love of beauty, making magic, celebrating, and a desire to collaborate with local talent to make each project distinct and personal. As dreamers with a knack for all things design. We love, love + curating events to tell your story. We’re big on collaboration + will work with you to create a personalized + curated aesthetic for your wedding. From a few hours of consultation, to full design + styling installation and everything in-between, Gather will be your cheerleader, guide, + friend through the process.
gather-flx.com

Dresses, Alterations, & Tailoring

Natasha Keller, Clotheshorse Studio

Couture Wedding Attire. Helping everyone look their best on their wedding day through the creation of custom clothing and accessories. Gowns, suits, ties, mother-of-the-bride dresses, shawls, handbags and more.
facebook.com/clotheshorsestudio

Gee June Bridal

Gee June Bridal is soon to be a full service experiential bridal shop in Downtown Ithaca off The Commons! We specialize in Designer and custom dress attire for the wedding couple!
geejunebridal.com

Themis and Thread

Themis and Thread creates bespoke one of a kind custom gowns with 100% American made components. We also make a ready to wear line which includes organic cotton dresses, vests and bow ties and can be made available for alterations, vintage redesign, and emergency repairs.
themisandthread.ecrater.com

Rings & Accessories

Laurel O’Brien
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Artisan jeweler and Metal-Smith. Jewelry and metalwork made by hand & inspired by nature. Elegant and rustic pieces include simple wedding bands, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and hair pins.
LaurelOBrien.com

Elizabeth Knight Jewelry

Custom + Bespoke Wedding, Engagement Jewelry. A once in a lifetime experience of designing the dream ring for you or your partner. Sit down with Elizabeth to go over details of your dream ring and together you will work up a project plan to create a one-of-a-kind design.
elizabethknightjewelry.com

FluxWork Studio

FluxWork Studio, established in 2008, is a communal jewelry studio with two locations in Ithaca, NY and Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Sign up for a private workshop focused on making a simple wedding band for your partner or two bands for each other, or the ring-casting workshop for an introduction to carving, adding texture, and finishing techniques to carve a band for your special someone.
fluxworkstudioithaca.com

Elaina Designs

Custom designed jewelry. Engagement rings, wedding rings, cuff links.
Elainadesigns.com

Music

David Allen Coester, Guitarist
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Live instrumental guitar music customized to the personality of your wedding ceremony. Classical wedding favorites or instrumental arrangements of current popular songs.
davidcoester.com

DJ Mike Melice

Award winning Wedding DJ who has been recognized as one of upstate NY’s elites. His enthusiasm for ensuring your event is a fun and memorable experience makes him the right choice for your next party.
djmikemelice.com

dj tuggle

A commitment to collaborating with you, the ability to read a crowd, and experience with weddings and other events and parties of all shapes and sizes are what I bring to the table. Great music comes first for me… but if you really want lasers, we can probably figure that out too!
tugglethedj.com/weddings

Lisa Fenwick, Harpist

Lisa Fenwick provides live harp music for weddings and other special events throughout the Fingerlakes, Central New York, Southern Tier and parts of Western New York. Classical, Celtic, popular and more played on either pedal harp or Celtic harp.
LisaFenwickHarpist.com

Town Squares

Trio that’s putting a new twist on doo-wop & rock ‘n’ roll from the 50s & early 60s; with rhythms to move your feet & harmonies to move your hearts.
townsquaresband.com

Willow String Ensemble

Willow String Ensemble is an Ithaca-based quartet that performs classical and modern music. We offer high-level musicianship and work closely with our clients to create the ambiance they desire for their special event.
www.willowstringensemble.com

Officiants

Janet Shortall
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20+ years of experience helping couples of diverse faiths (or none) to create personalized ceremonies that feel unique to each couple. My approach is highly collaborative, creative and adaptive. Website coming soon… at the moment call Janet @ 607-227-5074 or email js58@cornell.edu

Ceremonies and Event Planning of the Finger Lakes

Humanist Celebrant with over ten years of experience performing personalized, meaningful and non-theistic wedding ceremonies. Each ceremony is unique, yet all are based on the values of equality, dignity and inclusivity. Personal attention includes assistance with all ceremony logistics and details.
ceremoniesandevents.com

Megan Barber Ceremonies

Lovingly-crafted and joyously-officiated wedding ceremonies for one-of-a-kind couples.
meganbarberceremonies.com

Photography & Videography

Allison Usavage
Documentary-style Photography
Sweet Bough Co-Founder
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Honest & joyful documentary-style photography. I believe you should spend your wedding day focused on yourself, your partner, and your celebration– not the camera.
Allisonusavage.com

Sara Tro Photography

Blending a love of vintage and fine art style with a genuine curiosity and passion, I enjoy providing couples with photographs and Super 8 films that tell their unique story.
saratrophoto.com

Well Wed (by Well Said Media)
Our experienced team of videographers at Well Wed serves the Finger Lakes region and beyond. We put great care into creating wedding videos that capture memories to last a lifetime.
wellsaidmedia.com/wellwed

River Videos / Finger Lakes

Intimate & thoughtful videography. We strive to capture ‘it all’ without hardly ever being noticed.
rivervideos.com/fingerlakes

Group Activities

Sara Worden, Trillium Yoga
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Private Yoga instruction for groups and events.
Nurture connection, relaxation, and fun with a light-hearted Yoga practice adaptable for all levels. Perfect for couples, bachelorette parties, and/or wedding guests.
sarawordenyoga.com

Discover Cayuga Lake

DCL offers cruises on Cayuga Lake on our 70 passenger boat. Book a public narrated or sunset cruise or charter the boat to create your own special event on the water.
www.discovercayugalake.org

Sarah Barden, Ithaca is Foodies Culinary Tours

Curated, guided culinary experiences for private groups. Embrace the joys – and flavors! – of a walking food tour shared with your chosen guests. Perfect for wedding party events, family gatherings, and wedding guests.
ithacaisfoodies.com

Venues

Finger Lakes Cider House
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We rent our tasting room and bar for private events and we can host weddings of up to 125 people on our farm overlooking Cayuga Lake. Venue rental fee includes Sweet Bough organizer Rachel’s full coordination package. When hosting an event with us, you have access to a tremendous selection of award-winning regional ciders on tap and bottled!
fingerlakesciderhouse.com

Ithaca Farmers Market

The Ithaca Farmers Market pavilion is a charming, open-air structure situated on the Cayuga Lake Waterfront. Over the years we have hosted hundreds of weddings and special events for Ithacans and visitors alike. We’d love to be the destination for your event!
ithacamarket.com

Silver Queen Farm
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A lovely farm, and a big beautiful barn. We take great pleasure in sharing the blessings of our beautiful region, and providing a genuine, warm, friendly environment for your special occasion.
silverqueenfarmny.com

The Cherry Arts, Inc.
A chic and sophisticated riverside home for your ceremony, reception, or both. The beauty of an indoor/outdoor event without the risk. A tranquil setting that’s a 3-minute drive to the hotels, churches, and attractions of downtown Ithaca. We are a working multidisciplinary arts venue: the perfect blank slate in which to create the event of your dreams for the one-of-a-kind couple that you are.
thecherry.org

Danby Gathery

We are a DIY venue perfect for bridal showers, or small, intimate weddings.
danbygathery.com

Firelight Camps

Firelight Camps provides a relaxed wedding venue immersed in nature, where wedding couples have the benefit of reserving our tented common areas and nineteen furnished safari tents for their weekend celebration. We will happily work with your preferred vendors, and provide complimentary, locally-sourced breakfast to on-site guests during the weekend. This is an intimate yet spacious destination for soaking up family and friends.
firelightcamps.com

Gratitude & Grace

Chandelier lit wedding barn and Victorian house for wedding party.
gratitudeandgrace.info

Lansing Event Center
A beautiful indoor/outdoor venue with distant views, a pond with lit fountain, fire pit and garden to make your experience unique and special.  This dynamic venue offers many spaces for both small and large events.
hjhospitality.com

The Treman Center

The Treman Center is a magical space for gatherings and celebrations inside and out. It is a custom-designed, elegant, rustic but chic, barn venue with Tuscan courtyards only 10 minutes from downtown Ithaca, New York. The 3 floors all feature exquisite stonework with massive fireplaces.
tremancenter.com

Graphics, Printing, & Signage

Matt Gordon, Inklight Signworks

Custom handpainted wood signs for your wedding celebration. Contact Matt at mattgordon11@gmail.com.

Laurin Ramsey, Liontail Press

Liontail Press is the one-woman design and letterpress print operation through which Laurin Ramsey brings her original, inviting, & whimsical designs to life with the timeless tactility and charm that is letterpress printing. From simple, elegant postcard invitations to multicolor, lush, full wedding suites, Liontail Press loves working with couples to create beautiful and budget-appropriate printed material for their special event. Every piece is printed by hand on vintage machinery, with a deep “bite” that feels great to the touch and highlights the tactile nature of letterpress printing!
liontailpress.com

Other Wedding Vendors

Earth Grown Shades
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Looking for a way to preserve the flowers from your wedding? One-of-a-kind dry pressed floral arrangements are a unique and beautiful way to keep your memories alive.
saagoto.com

Resource: Tompkins County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

The Ithaca Convention & Visitors Bureau provides complimentary assistance with planning weddings and social events in Tompkins County. Sarah Imes, Travel & Tourism Manager, can help you coordinate lodging and block rooms at hotels that are a good fit for your party. The CVB also provides visitor resources, such as travel guides and area information for your guests who may be interested in exploring all that Ithaca has to offer during their time in town for your celebration.
visitithaca.com/groups/weddings

Custom Carriage and Trail Rides of the Finger Lakes
We offer memorable and fun rides in horse-drawn vehicles pulled by one or two beautiful Percheron draft horses: arrive at or depart the festivities with your new spouse in a fancy carriage, or have us come with a larger hay wagon or sleigh to offer rides to your guests as well! Contact Eric at 315 573 8666 or ekincaidendres@gmail.com.

Dish Truck

Dish Truck is a volunteer driven pollution prevention effort, based in the Ithaca, NY region, whereby clean durable dishes are provided to event coordinators, small-scale food enterprises and the general public to use in place of disposable dishware.
dishtruck.org

Beverages & Bar

Vendors listed in this category offering on-site bar service are all licensed and insured in New York State.

H&J Hospitality Bar Service
Offering a variety of bar service options to fit your level of service and budget. We specialize in large scale events at the most desirable venues and work well with any caterer.
hjhospitality.com/catering

Serendipity Catering & Bar

Serendipity Catering’s Bar Service features a diverse selection of local beer, wine, cider and spirits, and we offer customized bar packages, each tailored to appeal to diverse crowds and sophisticated palates, featuring the outstanding quality and consistency you have come to expect from Serendipity. Our well-trained, highly-skilled bartenders deliver quality, responsible service to ensure your guests are happy with drink-in-hand!
serendipitycatering.biz

Two Goats Brewing

A small brewpub with a big love for sustainability. We offer well-balanced beers sixtels and kegs and for a variety of pallets (light, dark, hoppy or not!).
twogoatsbrewing.com

Transportation

Coming soon…

Lodging

Resource: Tompkins County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

The Ithaca Convention & Visitors Bureau provides complimentary assistance with planning weddings and social events in Tompkins County. Sarah Imes, Travel & Tourism Manager, can help you coordinate lodging and block rooms at hotels that are a good fit for your party. The CVB also provides visitor resources, such as travel guides and area information for your guests who may be interested in exploring all that Ithaca has to offer during their time in town for your celebration.
visitithaca.com/groups/weddings

Firelight Camps
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We provide a revitalizing and eco-friendly “glamping” experience, where guests are immersed in nature from the comfort of a fully furnished safari tent with plush king or queen bed. We keep campfires sparked in the outdoor lounge areas, and provide tented common areas where guests enjoy a complimentary, locally-sourced, continental breakfast, full bar service, and can purchase sundries and camp essentials in our store.
firelightcamps.com

Home in the Heart of Downtown
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Our house becomes your home away from home during your Finger Lakes wedding; our place is in the heart of downtown Ithaca within walking distance to many Ithaca amenities, has off-street parking for 3 cars, and a large backyard. We are excited to offer a place you can truly call home during your wedding.
tiny.cc/hearthome

Homewood Suites by Hilton
All suites hotel with a full hot breakfast daily. Fully renovated in spring 2018. We look forwarding to welcoming you and your guests. Wedding room blocks and an amazing Bridal Suite based on availability.
ithaca.homewoodsuites.com

Inn on Columbia

We are a small stylish Inn in downtown Ithaca. We specialize in beautifully designed comfortable accommodations and offer rooms, suites and cottages.
www.columbiabb.com

Yurt Stay at Wellspring Forest Farm
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Relax in the circular comfort of the yurt on a small working farm. Nestled in the edge of the woods, 1/4 mile off the main road, enjoy quiet + convenient access to the region.
Yurt Stay on AirBnB

Massage & Spa

Bella Stone

With over 13 years of professional experience, Evie specializes in custom-tailored, expertly woven sessions. She offers sessions in her quaint Main St., Trumansburg office and is available to travel for on-site massage.
bellastonemassage.com

Norabloom Botanicals & Beauty Lounge

Norabloom is nestled in downtown Ithaca. We offer a holistic, clean, non-toxic approach to beauty, health and wellness. Everyone can enjoy our skin care line. Locals can enjoy our beauty lounge. We offer facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures, massage therapy, natural makeup and spa parties.
norabloom.com