The Finger Lakes Premier Lakefront Wedding Venue
On the shores of Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region sits beautiful and historic, Belhurst Castle. Picture your wedding ceremony on flourishing green lawns with Seneca Lake glistening right in front of your eyes. Enjoy your cocktail hour at our outdoor bars after strolling sweeping lawns, tree-shaded vistas and our waterside dock for the perfect photographs and memorable moments. Imagine a reception set in a cozy, romantic atmosphere surrounded by your family and friends under the warm embrace of a century-old castle.
Allow our on-site events team to be there for you every step of the way. Choose from an extensive menu of appetizers, entrees and a late night station your guests will rave about. Schedule a tour to see our two ballrooms and six private dining rooms, learn more about our no venue fee and see why we’ve been named the Finger Lake’s premier lakefront wedding venue. After all, your big day is our big day.
Our 4,400-square foot Castle Ballroom can accommodate groups of up to 250 people. The Castle Ballroom offers a complete, spectacular view of Seneca Lake with easy access to beautifully manicured lawn throughout the day (includes handicap access). The Ballroom includes a full, extended indoor and outdoor bar, a 23′ x 24′ dance floor and plenty of space for vendors and additional needs. The Castle Ballroom includes its own restrooms for ladies and gentleman (both are handicap accessible).
Our modern 3,300-square foot Meritage Ballroom is fully surrounded by beautiful large windows with a spectacular view of the gardens and Seneca Lake. The ballroom room can accommodate up to 160 guests and features two entrances – one leading directly out to its own patio and the lawn area, and the other leading directly out to its own parking area. Ceilings are approximately 14′ high, with wooden beams and chandeliers. The ballroom has its own lobby area, featuring restrooms for both Ladies and Gentleman (both handicap accessible).
Edgar’s Restaurant in the Castle
With six private dining rooms to choose from – The Library, The Center Room, The Porch, The Parlor, The Music Room and The Solarium – Edgar’s Restaurant in the Castle is perfect for small weddings under 50 people, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers, bachelorette weekends, post-wedding brunches and more! Our private dining rooms can accommodate 15 – 40 people depending on the room. All rooms are handicap accessible with the exception of The Porch.
The Little Details for Your Big Day
Our No Venue Fee Promise
We don’t charge you another hundred or thousand dollar fee like other venues just to rent the physical space of the ballroom. We simply don’t believe in it. It’s unheard of in the industry, and we’re proud of this promise.
Dedicated Wedding Specialist
Teamwork makes the dream work. Our team of specialists will be there for you every step of the way. They’ll think of things you never thought of and make your wedding day everything you dreamed of and more.
We don’t use the word Wedding “Packages” because we simply don’t have them. We want YOU to customize YOUR day. We don’t have set packages because we know every couple has different tastes, different visions and different budgets. You’re not a cookie-cutter couple. So why would we sell you on a cookie-cutter package? You decide what you want to offer for appetizers, entrees, late night stations and more. We’re here to help guide you, but not decide for you.
We know the importance of celebrating with family and friends that’s safe and stress-free. We’re a resort-style environment with a full service spa-salon on-site to accommodate your wedding day needs. Have time in-between your ceremony and reception? Guests can enjoy the views of Seneca Lake from our Stonecutters Tavern while sipping a cold one. When the evenings over, our wedding room blocks allow your guests to stay under one roof. It’s all here.
Hear From Our Couples
“From the very beginning, the event planning team made us feel like a top priority and all emails were answered promptly. Planning a wedding from 1,400 miles away seemed like a daunting task initially, but we were in the best hands with Sharon & Carmen. Our wedding day was nothing short of perfect- the ceremony outside and cocktails on the lawn were raved about by guests as well as the top-notch food. I know a lot of people say they would do less if they were to do their wedding over, but my husband and I both agreed the next morning we would 100% relive our day over and over all thanks to Belhurst Castle and our amazing guests. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
“Belhurst Castle is a beautiful venue, and their staff are wonderful to work with. We got married in July 2019, and couldn’t be happier with the day (even in the presence of rain). Carmen and staff were absolutely wonderful! She is truly a pro, and made us feel so at ease throughout the wedding process. The food was wonderful as well (I still have people talking about the mac n cheese bites). I wish I could go back and do it again, or at least go to another wedding there to experience what all my guests raved about!”
“The castle and grounds are just gorgeous by themselves and the food was fantastic but what really makes Belhurst phenomenal is Carmen. She is a saint. She made sure no “t” was left uncrossed and no “i” un-dotted. She really made the day perfect. She gives you “Carmen’s check list of things” to make sure everything goes smoothly the day of and the days leading up to. She has a very calming effect, probably because it is so obvious that she knows exactly what she’s doing. Carmen is priceless.”
“Seamless, unforgettable, and perfect.. are only 3 of the 1 million emotions I felt toward Carmen and her staff the day of my wedding. Carmen, thank you for being the woman behind it all. Your perfectly articulated announcements to my guests before/after ceremony.. for having the food brought out and timed/cooked perfectly, and for the meetings leading up to my wedding day… I can’t even tell you how grateful I am for you and the Belhurst staff. You are the MASTER of your craft and the biggest asset to the Castle… To all future brides, BOOK AT BELHURST. It’s breathtaking and luxurious in every way… but trust me when I say, YOU WANT CARMEN OVERSEEING YOUR WEDDING. Trust me. I love you Carmen! My husband and I will forever be your biggest fans! You handled all 165 people at my wedding with EASE! Bravo to you and the staff.. and thank you! Best Venue and BEST decision we made! Thank you!!!”
“The Belhurst Castle is an ideal venue for a beautiful wedding. We had our ceremony on the lawn and reception in the large ballroom. Everything was absolutely PERFECT. Carmen and her staff did an incredible job making our dreams come true. From spending late night at Stone Cutters bar to using Isabella Salon for our hair and makeup, to the late night pizza the chef made for us, everything was perfect and breathtakingly beautiful. Everything was exactly as we had wanted and the whole weekend went smoother than we could have imagined. And the food- outstanding!!”