A True Labor of Love, How Seneca Ridge Wedding Venue Came to Be
The Seneca Ridge Wedding Venue owners are no strangers to the wedding industry. After 13 years as professional photographers, Alexandra and her husband Michael were so excited to follow their dream of owning their own wedding venue! This husband and wife reside in Rochester, but the Fingers lakes have always had a special place in their hearts. “Every year at least 97% of the weddings we photograph are in the finger lakes. It has been calling to us for so long now”. Once they found the perfect spot, they put every last penny they had into making The Seneca Ridge come to life. “Every drop of paint, every chair, every painting on the walls was chosen by us”. This couple designs everything from the ceremony layout to the cocktail hour.
The Seneca Ridge may be a new venue, but these seasoned professionals ensure you will not find two people more dedicated to making your wedding day successful. “We are people that truly love and believe in this industry, and are so excited, genuinely, to do all the RIGHT things for our couples.” One thing Alexandra & Michael noticed over the years is venues that can’t cater to the ideas of the client. Seneca Ridge wants to give their client’s a place where they make it their own, and be themselves. “We don’t believe that weddings “have to be” what they’ve always been. You don’t have to follow the “rules” that society has created for your wedding day.”
Now that the Seneca Ridge is up and running Alexandra & Michael have one motto: Treat your family and guest like family! “We love our family more than anything, and want to treat your family, and your friends, the same way we would want to be treated on such a monumental day.”
The Seneca Ridge Combines the Best of Both Worlds in The Finger Lakes
Can’t choose between a rustic wedding or a more elegant one? Well, Seneca Ridge is the perfect place for you! This venue’s specialty is keeping an old fashion character and adding a touch of luxury. They offer the wood pole sailcloth tent to give a rare traditional backyard wedding feel and add in an updated style with contemporary furniture & decor. Giving you the best combination of beauty and comfort. Since Seneca ridge had always been used as a home and never a working business, Alexandra & Michael never wanted to lose that “it still feels like home” feeling in their venue. Clients can get married in their dream backyard!
The Seneca Ridge is a historic wedding venue located in Geneva, NY, situated directly on the Seneca Wine Trail. This makes it close to numerous gourmet restaurants. The house dates back to the 19th century and features many attractive elements such as the stable barn, farmland, and beautifully decorated interiors. Five acres of idyllic fields and mature trees are sprawled out as far as the eye can see, enchanting all who visit this luxury hideaway venue. Just 8 minutes from downtown Geneva, the property promises the best of both worlds with its rugged countryside setting and urban amenities. Couples can enjoy a romantic few days before the ceremony, taking in the sights and visiting local wineries and breweries, setting the tone for an unforgettable weekend of celebrating.
On the wedding day, newlyweds can enjoy access to all event spaces on the property. The renovated stable barn is ideal for cocktail hour as it provides stunning views of Seneca Lake. Afterward, guests can move on to a sailcloth tent for the evening reception.
The Seneca Ridge is a Community of LOVE
“Love is our favorite thing,” Alexandra says. “We are hopeless romantics, and really really want to bring this day to life for you. We put every last penny we had to our names into the purchase of this property and all the changes we have made. It is a true labor of love, blood, sweat, and tears. We are really really excited for others to see what makes it so magical!”
“We always have always will support the LGBTQ community. Love is love is love!!!” The Seneca Ridge is a community of open arms and equal treatment. This duo is not afraid to go to bat for their clients. They will not stand for (or work with) other vendors that treat them poorly or unjust. “A foe to this community is a foe to us.”
They love that their clients are free spirits that love all things authentic. They want couples to be themselves and feel like they are exactly where their supposed to be.