DJ + Pianist at Gratitude and Grace Wedding

Here's an awesome venue that I had been hearing about and I finally had the chance to DJ a wedding there recently. Located in the scenic countryside of Ithaca NY, Gratitude and Grace is ideal for a rustic, laid back wedding. The barn is fabulous with seating on 2 floors and an open space in the … [Read more...]

Firelight Camps Wedding – Ithaca NY

Here's a new venue in the Finger Lakes that is the perfect setting for a unique, laid-back wedding in the country. Firelight Camps opened in 2014 and is partnered with La Tourelle--a well-known Hotel and Spa. You can share the grounds for a scenic ceremony spot and have rehearsal dinners in the … [Read more...]

John Joseph Inn and Elizabeth Restaurant

The John Joseph Inn and Elizabeth Restaurant is one of my favorite wedding venues in the Finger Lakes. This charming property in Groton, NY, was formerly the Rose Inn and was mostly destroyed from a 2004 fire. John and his wife Elizabeth acquired the property and did an amazing job restoring and … [Read more...]

Wedding Ceremonies at Anabel Taylor Hall

If you are affiliated with Cornell, there are some great options for planning a wedding ceremony and/or reception on campus. For chapel ceremonies, consider either the Sage Chapel or the Anabel Taylor Hall. Anabel Taylor Hall is located alongside Campus Road and was constructed in 1953. It is a … [Read more...]

Robert H. Treman State Park Weddings

Robert H. Treman State Park is a beautiful spot for a wedding reception. I recall a recent reception that I played at Treman Park that was quite involved. The day started with my playing piano for the ceremony at Anabel Taylor Hall on Cornell Campus. They had a nice vintage Steinway upright which I … [Read more...]

Sonnenberg Gardens Tour

It's hard to imagine a more beautiful and romantic setting for a Finger Lakes wedding than Sonnenberg Gardens. A timeless jewel of the Rochester area, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park is located in Canandaigua, NY and has a fascinating history. Although some major restorations … [Read more...]