Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

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16 N Franklin St, Watkins Glen, NY, USA






Room Capacity

200 - 250

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The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is a hotel wedding venue located in Watkins Glen, New York. Our ballroom event space is ideal for any wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or shower. The event staff at our venue is committed to providing first-class service, unforgettable cuisine, and a picturesque waterfront location.

Facilities and Capacity

From a small, intimate private wedding on the patio overlooking the sunset on Seneca Lake to a large, formal wedding in the grand ballroom, the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel can accommodate comfortably up to 250 guests. In 2016, this hotel won the 10 Best Waterfront Hotel award by USA Today and its readers. In 2020, it was also awarded as one of the top 4 Diamond Hotels, alotted by AAA. The hotel offers both indoor and uncovered outdoor settings to host your wedding ceremony and reception, as well as your wedding shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner.

Services Offered

This hotel also offers all-inclusive packages for couples. Wedding event services offered include the following:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Dance floor
  • Decoration
  • Furniture
  • Tables
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Altar/arch


The Watkins Glen Harbor offers two different options for catering. Couples can choose to have a buffet-style dinner or a more sumptuous plated dinner. The in-house catering service includes dedicated servers, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a cocktail reception. As for bar services, the venue offers an open bar option with a bartender, champagne toast for the head table, house beer, house liquor, house wine, premium liquor, signature drink, and specialty beer.


The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel offers 104 rooms and suites for guests to choose from. Guests have the option of choosing between two queen beds and a patio with a lake view, one king bed and a patio with a lake view, two queen beds and a view of the village, two queen beds and one pull out sofa sleeper, one king bed and a view of the village, one king bed in the admiral suite with a lakeside view, one king bed in the commodore suite with a lakeside view, and more! All rooms offer luxury designed pillow topped mattresses covered with 810 thread count linens and duvet cover, and down feather pillows.


Marie P

The Best Day Ever!
I cannot say enough good things about the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. To say that our Valentine's Day wedding was perfect is an understatement! Brittany and Heather and the staff of the hotel were amazing. No detail was too small and they made everything EASY. There was no hassle or stress, they handled everything so professionally and gracefully! I could not recommend them enough!

Tim G

My wife and I knew before we even were engaged that the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is where we wanted to have our wedding reception. We had visited the hotel many times before our engagement and cannot say enough good things about the level of service, attention to detail, accommodations and the beauty of the hotel and surrounding area. When we began our wedding planning, Brittany, Heather and Stephanie at the hotel blew away even our highest expectations. From the first phone call to the day of our wedding, this event/wedding coordination team had every little detailed planned out with us and under control. They were so helpful at every step of the way, from vendor recommendations, to planning the cocktail hour and reception decorations, to the flow of our special day, this team was on top of every single thing we could think of and more. The staff did a fantastic job in transforming the Harbor Ballroom into the reception venue of our dreams; I also can’t leave out how delicious the hors d’oeuvres and dinner were! From start to finish, Brittany, Heather and Stephanie were there to make our wedding planning as simple as possible, there was absolutely no need to hire a separate wedding planner with this team. We cannot say enough about the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, thank you for making our day perfect!

Ellen U

The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel was our first choice for our wedding because of our connection to Watkins Glen. Our wedding was nothing less then a fairy tale! From day one, they set us at ease about how easy it was going to be to plan the wedding. During the year they kept in touch with us about what we needed to do next. My husband and I had a private tasting. This was so much fun and educational. As a result, our buffet was just awesome and we didn't hear one bad review of anyone's meal. The chef even made the full buffet gluten free instead of just a few options. For the rehearsal dinner and the actual wedding day we were assigned two wedding coordinators that were simply amazing. They communicated with each other to make sure that my husband and I didn't see each other on that day, even though we were moving through the hotel during different parts of the day. They even helped my husband plan a special surprise for me for after the ceremony. There was nothing that didn't go as planned or expected. I just can't say enough about the staff. The venue is pricey, but well worth it in the end if you believe you get what you pay for!

Carolyn B

Amazing experience working with the staff at the Harbor Hotel. They made our wedding weekend absolutely perfect. I couldn't be happier that we chose the HH for our wedding. Thank you to the entire team - we will be back!!

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