Weddings, Reunions and Special Celebrations

“One of the 10 most romantic inns in the United States.” – American Historic Inns

Tent at Night
Bride with 4 Attendants
Katie + Anna
Ceremony overlooking Seneca Lake
Bride + Groom kissing under Trees
Bride + Groom dancing in Tent
Close up of Bride + Groom in Garden
Terrace Cocktail Reception

Geneva On The Lake is the ideal place in Finger Lakes wine country to make your dream wedding come true. Enjoy a magnificent wedding or anniversary celebration beneath The 3 peak Tent Pavilion on the Ssouth Lawn bounded by Seneca Lake on one side and the Italianate villa on the other.

For a smaller intimate celebration the resorts year round facilities offer elegance and luxurious comfort. The renowned chef team and entire devoted staff are committed to making your occasion special and memorable in every way.

A Reflection –
Our Daughter’s Wedding
An Invitation To You

The story of civilization
is the story of family.
My father, Norbert
and my uncle, Bill Schickel,
and now the Audi Family,
have founded Geneva On The Lake
around the work
of hospitality and family.

We hope that something
of the excitement and love
of a marriage celebration
In any family’s life
is conveyed in these pictures.

I invite you to create
a beautiful, rich and memorable celebration
at Geneva On The Lake.

Thank you,
Bill Schickel

“Wow! Our Anniversary Celebration at Geneva On The Lake was unforgettable. From the warm hospitality of the staff to the stunning grounds, to the beautifully presented (and delicious) food, it was special in every way. Please extend our gratitude to all the staff with a special thanks to the chef for his wonderful touch.”

A G New York


Wedding Comments

“It can’t go without saying that the food was phenomenal, served by a staff that deserves the highest credit for excellence…There have been continual comments on the utter perfection of the entire reception.”

C S Massachusetts

Hi Chris.
We had such a wonderful time. We both have said several times since Friday that everything was just PERFECT and we couldn’t have imagined that it could have been better in ANY way. Thank you so much for taking care of us. You and the staff were just incredible! And, we’re already planning our next trip up! 🙂 We also received so many compliments on the service and the food. Amazing!

J A Pennsylvania

“We want to thank you for making Stephanie and Charlie’s reception so memorable … All our guests were very impressed with the beautiful setting and atmosphere that you created … We couldn’t have asked for more”

B & E H England

Dear Chris, Wow! Our Anniversary Celebration at Geneva On The Lake was unforgettable. From the warm hospitality of the staff to the stunning grounds, to the beautifully presented (and delicious) food, it was special in every way. Please extend our gratitude to all the staff with a special thanks to the chef for his wonderful touch.

A G New York

Dear Christine, Thank you so much for making our special day come true. It was exactly what we hoped for and you were wonderful in making all happen for us. Thank you again!

A & G G Virginia

“Not only was the day perfect but the gourmet cuisine, atmosphere, and pleasant staff were excellent … We can’t wait to celebrate all of our anniversaries at Geneva On The Lake … Thank you for helping us realize a ‘dream wedding.’”

R & W W New York

“I cannot thank you enough for all the elegant touches and attention to detail to make my daughter’s wedding such a magical experience! Smart good taste in a genial and glorious setting is the memory I will treasure on this significant day”

N N Massachusetts

“Having our wedding at Geneva On The Lake was like a dream. The ambiance of the inn and its gardens, combined with a fantastic and extremely professional staff, made the whole weekend absolutely perfect.”

C & J R New York

“Our wedding day was like a dream. Everyone who attended is still talking about how perfect it was. It was absolutely beautiful in every way.”

C & T D New York

My husband and I wanted to have a small wedding but were constantly denied from other venues because our guest count was too low. Luckily, we found Geneva on the Lake to have our wedding. It was the perfect choice. The staff was very attentive, personable and caring. I cannot express enough how much I appreciate Chris, our wedding planner, and the others who helped during our wedding. I would recommend this venue to others looking for a romantic getaway, weekend trip, and even a reception area for a wedding. My highest remarks.

J & C B New York

Chris,
Without you, your kindness, and all of your help, our Wedding would never have turned out as perfectly as it did! You were such an amazing joy to work with and to get to know you was a true pleasure! All the incredible work and coordinating you did, the wonderfully kind cards from you, Bill and the staff, the bottle of wine, packing and mailing all of our décor back to us. (and packed in such nice containers!) You are just so incredible, everyone at Geneva on the Lake is, and we feel so immensely lucky to have found you and the oasis you over see. With Extreme thanks.

K B Arizona

Hi Chris, You guys were the best! It was like a fairy tale wedding. My vision came to reality to the T! Thank you for being so kind and accommodating at all times! We will be back! I will send you pictures for sure!

T & W B New York

“Thanks for helping make my dream wedding a reality!”

J M Georgia

“We cannot thank you enough for making our daughter’s wedding like something right out of the movies … The grounds, the suites, and the meals were beyond words, but nothing could top the attention to detail shown by your staff.”

R & L B New York

“…stunning four-diamond Geneva On The Lake, has a garden reminiscent of Versailles.”

- The Wall Sreet Journal

“The food is extraordinarily good”

- Bon Appetit

“One of the world’s most beautiful inns.”

- Brides Magazine

“Offering exceptional comfort and service”

- The New York Times

“A near miracle of grace and hospitality”

- Toronto Magazine

“One of the 10 most romantic inns in the United States.”

- American Historic Inns

“Among other aesthetic pleasures at Geneva On The Lake are the symmetrical and manicured flower gardens and hedgerows at the back of the inn, a felicitous setting for walking, communing with nature and reading.”

- The Globe & Mail

“Geneva On The Lake is a charming inn, with beautiful grounds, a 70-foot pool and an excellent view of Seneca Lake… the suites are luxurious… and are furnished with Stickley furniture.”

- Wine Spectator

“We stayed at the majestic Geneva On The lake hotel…Classical sculptures give an air of antiquity, but the solicitous service is as American as a Cortland apple.”

- Gourmet

“Tranquility and good taste characterize the intellectual fare found at Geneva On The Lake, a smallish inn tucked away on the outskirts of Geneva, New York and facing the pellucid Seneca Lake.”

– Post & Opinion (Indianapolis, Chicago, Louisville)

“ Towering pines shade the grounds, creating inviting walkways for thoughtful ambles and intimate conversations. A glider swing beckons from one stretch of lawn; a classical colonnade from another.”

- Finger Lakes Wine Gazette

“Our comfortable suite looked out on to formal gardens that unfurl almost to the water’s edge, where huge cottonwoods rustle in the breeze like wind chimes. The terra cotta tile roof, Palladian windows,Ionic columns, and classical sculptures give Geneva On The Lake an air of antiquity, but the solicitous service is as American as a Cortland apple.”

- Gourmet

“The restaurant as charming and romantic as it is, takes second billing to the food, which is exceptional-all dishes are prepared and served with perfection…the service at Lancellotti is smooth and thoughtful…At Geneva On The Lake, you will be royally spoiled.”

- Upstate New Yorkers

“This is a resort that echoes with the tranquility of a different place and time, of a leisurely European lifestyle that revels in and showcases the finer things of life…The resort is ideal for a romantic getaway, whether winter or summer.”

- The Ottawa Citizen

“Thirty suites of refined luxury.”

- Journal de Geneve

“Good food and service make it a great executive retreat”

- 1997 Zagat

“Located just a few hours from New York City, this luxurious European-style vacation resort welcomes weary urban dwellers with more than just a quiet place to unwind. The property, situated in the heart of the Finger Lakes district, also has spectacular views of Seneca Lake. The scenery is especially lovely from the Lancellotti Dining Room, and the food is especially delicious.”

- Bon Appetit

“No question that my favorite, The Loft, with its lovely cherry mission furniture, is at the top end. It has a cathedral ceiling, a loft furnished with chairs, rockers, and big floor cushions, all positioned to look out at the lake…the formal gardens, and the pool.”

- Karen Brown’s Guide