Services & Policies

Belhurst Castle offers a variety of options to make your day perfect. We can customize an event to your individual needs, tastes and budget. Our staff is experienced, courteous and dedicated to making your event the best it can be.

With its gracious grounds overlooking Seneca Lake, Belhurst Castle offers the following to make your event a most memorable occasion for you and your guests:

Room Set-up at No Charge

  • Black or off-white tablecloth with a white damask overlay
  • Choice of napkin color
  • Full china/silverware/glassware table setting
  • Podium
  • Screen
  • Microphone
  • Easel

Special Services

  • Cake-cutting $0.75 p/p
  • TV/VCR rental $50.00
  • Late occupancy of room with permission - 1 hr. maximum - $300.00
  • Inside ceremony $600.00
  • Chair cover set-up (your rental) $1.00 per chair

Outside Function

  • Ceremony on lawn $625.00
  • Beverage and Hors D'oeuvres Service on lawn $275.00
  • Ceremony/reception chairs $2.50 p/p
  • Aisle runner $60.00

At Belhurst Castle, we understand the importance of your event. Our staff is ready to serve your every need and answer any questions you may have. All information and prices subject to change without notice.

The following guidelines and procedures will insure that you are completely satisfied with your event.

Deposits:
We require a $600.00 non-refundable deposit to secure your date as a definite, paid by cashiers check, money order, VISA / MasterCard (additional 2% for credit card).

Menu selections and other details must be finalized a minimum of four months prior to your event date. A non-refundable deposit of $800.00 is due at that time, paid by cashiers check, money order ONLY.

One month prior to your event, final arrangements are completed and a deposit of 50% of the total cost is due. The final balance is due 72 hours prior to the event.

Payment Policy:
Belhurst reserves the right to request all or part of the bill prior to the function. Payment of the total balance is required 72 hours prior to the function date based on the guaranteed number of guests, paid by cashiers check only.

Please mail deposit to:
Carmen Brennan-Bain
PO Box 609
Geneva, NY 14456

Guarantees:
We must have a tentative count two weeks prior to your event. A final guarantee is required one week prior to the event. You will be charged for the figure quoted in this guarantee. Belhurst hosts two Ballroom events per day up to 6 hours.

Please Note: For Ballroom dates from May through October we require minimum guarantees (before 7.5% tax and 18% gratuity) as follows: A $9,000.00 minimum on Saturdays, a $5,000.00 minimum for Fridays, and a $3,000.00 minimum guarantee for Sundays. There are no minimum guarantees for any other day of the week or time of the year. Any and all overnight accommodations may not be applied to this minimum.

Menus:
Menu prices are guaranteed 30 days prior to your event; view our banquet menu.

Security:
Belhurst will not assume responsibility for any personal items prior to, during or following your event. Special arrangements can be made through the banquet office if it is necessary to leave any items.

Beverage Service:
We offer a complete selection of beverages to complement your function. Please note that alcoholic beverage sales are regulated by the State of New York. Belhurst, as a licensee, is responsible for administration of these regulations. It is a policy that no liquor, beer or wine may be brought into the facility from outside sources. It is New York State Law that no person under the age of 21 be served or consume or have possession of alcohol.  Proper identification is required for all.

Decorations:
Belhurst will not permit any tape, staples, nails or any other substance used to affix items to the walls or ceiling. Throwing rice, small rose petals, or confetti on the premises will incur a $300.00 cleaning charge.

Service Charge & Sales Tax:
There is an 18% service charge on the food and beverage total. New York State sales tax of 7.5% is charged on food, beverage, room rent and special services total.

Additional Information:
It is a policy that no food products be brought into the facility from outside sources without consent of Belhurst.  Proof that the product is from a NYS-inspected facility and a signed liability form must be provided for certain baked goods.