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Beautiful Finger Lakes Wedding Venues

With over a dozen properties to choose from throughout the storybook Village of Aurora, the Inns of Aurora offers the most versatile and timelessly elegant wedding venues in the Finger Lakes.

Our idyllic and unique resort allows for a range of options—from stunning lakeside ceremonies to casual welcome parties, memorable rehearsal dinners to extraordinary receptions—that will suit your style, your budget, and your guest list.

From the first arrival to the final day-after farewell, you and your guests will find everything they need within easy walking distance. Situated on Aurora’s charming Main Street, our five historic inns offer a total of 54 spacious guestrooms, each distinctly appointed with exceptional art and luxurious amenities. A variety of complimentary activities—from yoga classes to bicycles—will keep your guests entertained while you’re busy preparing for the big day.

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Sample Itinerary

Weddings at the Inns of Aurora are fully customizable, and we love to work with our wedding couples to make your event feel uniquely yours! Our on-site wedding coordinator will help make planning your perfect wedding fun and stress-free, blending your vision with what our experience has shown works the very best. Below is a sample wedding weekend itinerary for 125 to 150 guests.

Rehearsal Dinner or Luncheon

After your ceremony rehearsal, gather with your most important guests and begin the weekend in style. With a custom chandelier that mimics stars in the night’s sky, the dining room at Rowland House is perfect for an intimate dinner of up to 22 guests. Our farm-to-table dinner menus with wine pairings complement this sophisticated space. For a more casual feel, kick off your celebration with an elevated backyard barbecue of up to 50 guests and end the evening with s’mores around the fire.

Welcome Party

Once the rest of your guests have arrived and checked into their rooms, gather them at E.B. Morgan House for a fun meet-and-greet before the big day. The home’s elegant mahogany porches provide shady spots to rest, while the sunny, lush lawn that stretches down to the lakeshore is perfect for games in milder weather. A selection of beverages and light hors d’oeuvres keeps it casual as guests get settled in.

Alexandra Meseke Photography
Alexandra Meseke Photography
Alexandra Meseke Photography


The most magical day of your life deserves an unforgettable setting, and the lakeside lawn at the Aurora Inn is just such a place. This is the only wedding venue on Cayuga Lake with unobstructed sunset views and direct lake access, giving your event a picturesque backdrop of vibrant colors. We’ll arrange for a ceremony tent to provide a comfortable outdoor setting for your guests, regardless of the weather.

Mary Dougherty Photography
Mary Dougherty Photography
Mary Dougherty Photography
Mary Dougherty Photography


After your lakeside ceremony, stroll the few steps to the behind the Aurora Inn for cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Set among banks of white tea roses and a pair of antique fountains, our expansive bluestone patio is an effortlessly refined yet relaxed place to toast and celebrate. Understated, historic murals of Aurora adorn the walls of the nearby Lakeside Room, well-suited for use as an indoor bar and lounge. As twilight falls on Cayuga Lake, tasteful chandeliers provide a warm glow to our silk-lined reception tent.

After Party

Once the reception music fades, head across the street and keep the party going at the Fargo Bar & Grill. Loosen your tie and kick off your heels at our laid-back tavern, the ideal place to unwind with friends and family. Refuel with some bar bites and dance to your favorite song one last time before tucking into your luxurious guestroom for a night of restful sleep.

Morning-After Brunch

It’s time to enjoy your first full day as a married couple! Start the day off right by mingling with your guests on the lakeside veranda of 1833 Kitchen & Bar, where you can sip a mimosa or enjoy a Bloody Mary and tuck into a hearty brunch. Recount tales of last night’s adventures, share a final hug with the last of your departing guests, and sneak back to your room for a well-deserved nap.

Sara Brown, Director of Sales

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— Sara Brown, Director of Sales