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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Watkins Glen , NY
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16 North Franklin Stree
Watkins Glen, NY US 14891 (map)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Definitely be sure to work with Heather if you get married here. Had an amazing day at Harbor Hotel. Guests had a blast, too! Thanks, HH!!
Definitely be sure to work with Heather if you get married here. Had an amazing day at Harbor Hotel. Guests had a blast, Read more...
Definitely be sure to work with Heather if you get married here. Had an amazing day at Harbor Hotel. Guests had a blast, too! Thanks, HH!! Read less
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Kerri-Ann
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
The Harbor was great. Its such a beautiful hotel/area. The staff was awesome. They did all the decorating and taking down(which was a HUGE help). They kept everything going and made sure everything ran smoothly. My wedding day was like a dream come true. Thank you Harbor Hotel!!
The Harbor was great. Its such a beautiful hotel/area. The staff was awesome. They did all the decorating and taking Read more...
The Harbor was great. Its such a beautiful hotel/area. The staff was awesome. They did all the decorating and taking down(which was a HUGE help). They kept everything going and made sure everything ran smoothly. My wedding day was like a dream come true. Thank you Harbor Hotel!! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful time for our wedding at the hotel. We held our ceremony outdoors there, and all the staff were very helpful. They were all professional without being too "stiff" and we are happy to say nothing went wrong thanks to the great staff. We really had everything done for us, we just showed up and got married.
We had a wonderful time for our wedding at the hotel. We held our ceremony outdoors there, and all the staff were very Read more...
We had a wonderful time for our wedding at the hotel. We held our ceremony outdoors there, and all the staff were very helpful. They were all professional without being too "stiff" and we are happy to say nothing went wrong thanks to the great staff. We really had everything done for us, we just showed up and got married. Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
8/2/2013
4.8/5.0
Valerie and Kristen made planning a wedding easy. I was planning our reception from out of town, and they were flexible with meeting our needs and working with us. Our ceremony space was gorgeous and they did a fantastic job setting everything up and making it better than I had imagined. The food was better than your average wedding food and all of my guests loved it. It's a beautiful venue right on the lake and worth the price for the value you recieve.
Valerie and Kristen made planning a wedding easy. I was planning our reception from out of town, and they were flexible Read more...
Valerie and Kristen made planning a wedding easy. I was planning our reception from out of town, and they were flexible with meeting our needs and working with us. Our ceremony space was gorgeous and they did a fantastic job setting everything up and making it better than I had imagined. The food was better than your average wedding food and all of my guests loved it. It's a beautiful venue right on the lake and worth the price for the value you recieve. Read less
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Lucia
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so incredibly happy with the Harbor Hotel. Words can't even describe how happy we felt that we got married there. Everything came out perfectly! Val and Kristen worked so hard to prepare beforehand and it was very evident throughout the whole day. They were so easy to work with, flexible and super helpful. Whenever we had questions or needed guidance they were there for us. They were prompt about responding to emails and phone calls. They gave us recommendations when necessary but definitely let us do whatever we wanted to make our day as personalized as we could. Although it's on the pricier side, you get what you pay for (and more honestly). I think the only negative was that the hotel rooms are pricey for guests but they waive the 2 night minimum for weddings which is nice for family that live closer. As far as the wedding day itself, everything went as planned. Val ran the show all day and made it completely stress free for us. She wasn't pushy at all and if we needed to do something (i.e. cake cutting), she would nicely come to us and happily say, "ready to cut the cake?" It was so nice to have her there. They let us stay outside for a while after the wedding was over and people were drinking and playing games out there. It was SUCH a blast! It was seriously such an amazing day and night and we couldn't thank them enough for making our day so perfect!!!
We were so incredibly happy with the Harbor Hotel. Words can't even describe how happy we felt that we got married there. Read more...
We were so incredibly happy with the Harbor Hotel. Words can't even describe how happy we felt that we got married there. Everything came out perfectly! Val and Kristen worked so hard to prepare beforehand and it was very evident throughout the whole day. They were so easy to work with, flexible and super helpful. Whenever we had questions or needed guidance they were there for us. They were prompt about responding to emails and phone calls. They gave us recommendations when necessary but definitely let us do whatever we wanted to make our day as personalized as we could. Although it's on the pricier side, you get what you pay for (and more honestly). I think the only negative was that the hotel rooms are pricey for guests but they waive the 2 night minimum for weddings which is nice for family that live closer. As far as the wedding day itself, everything went as planned. Val ran the show all day and made it completely stress free for us. She wasn't pushy at all and if we needed to do something (i.e. cake cutting), she would nicely come to us and happily say, "ready to cut the cake?" It was so nice to have her there. They let us stay outside for a while after the wedding was over and people were drinking and playing games out there. It was SUCH a blast! It was seriously such an amazing day and night and we couldn't thank them enough for making our day so perfect!!! Read less
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Meeka
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was perfect !!! Val and her entire staff were wonderful to work with and made sure my dream came true. Everything went smoothly .
Our wedding was perfect !!! Val and her entire staff were wonderful to work with and made sure my dream came true. Read more...
Our wedding was perfect !!! Val and her entire staff were wonderful to work with and made sure my dream came true. Everything went smoothly . Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
We were extremely pleased with our wedding reception at the Harbor Hotel. It is a beautiful venue! I was living out of state while planning our wedding but Kristen and Valerie made it very easy for us and they were very flexible with our sporadic visits while wedding planning. The food was wonderful and the staff was great. And we have to give the staff credit for accommodating one of our family wedding traditions, which required setting up our huge wedding cookie display! We loved every second of our wedding day and the Harbor Hotel helped to make it happen. Overall, our guests had a fantastic time and almost one year later we are still getting compliments from family and friends about the venue.
We were extremely pleased with our wedding reception at the Harbor Hotel. It is a beautiful venue! I was living out of Read more...
We were extremely pleased with our wedding reception at the Harbor Hotel. It is a beautiful venue! I was living out of state while planning our wedding but Kristen and Valerie made it very easy for us and they were very flexible with our sporadic visits while wedding planning. The food was wonderful and the staff was great. And we have to give the staff credit for accommodating one of our family wedding traditions, which required setting up our huge wedding cookie display! We loved every second of our wedding day and the Harbor Hotel helped to make it happen. Overall, our guests had a fantastic time and almost one year later we are still getting compliments from family and friends about the venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.4/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception there. The venue itself is beautiful. It is right on the lake. It is a new hotel and is well maintained. I liked being able to have the ceremony and reception in the same place.
The staff left something to be desired. The main hotel staff kept charging my guests a higher rate than was in our contract and a higher rate than they could have purchased themselves outside of the room block! I had to call several times to have that issue corrected.
I agree with the last reviewer about the food at the tasting being better than at the reception itself. My prime rib at the reception was cold, chewy and lacked flavor unlike the one at the tasting which was tender and had great flavor. It may have been on the warmer too long because the timing of the whole event was messed up (will get to that in the next paragraph) Disappointing.
Kristin Collins did an abysmal job with running the event. It started 30 minutes late because of poor leadership. She was standing around with her clip board instead of lining people up. Instead of starting everything else later, we got that 30 min shaved off our total time. Which I found upsetting because we paid $1000 extra just to have the ceremony there. They should have been more accommodating. We had less time with our photographer for our formal shots. My husband and I were rushed back and only got 1 picture together alone.
We had several issues with the bartender. My husbands grandfather asked the bartender for a Manhattan in a cocktail glass and was told he had to go to the main bar to get one. He did and when he came back 5 minutes later the bartender told him the bar was closed and would not serve him. Also, the bar was supposedly kept open for dinner which is not what we requested and closed early because of this. We were very annoyed.
Also, she forgot to put the sashes i bought on the cocktail hour tables. For the $12,000+ we paid for the venue, I expected better.
We had both our ceremony and reception there. The venue itself is beautiful. It is right on the lake. It is a new hotel Read more...
We had both our ceremony and reception there. The venue itself is beautiful. It is right on the lake. It is a new hotel and is well maintained. I liked being able to have the ceremony and reception in the same place.
The staff left something to be desired. The main hotel staff kept charging my guests a higher rate than was in our contract and a higher rate than they could have purchased themselves outside of the room block! I had to call several times to have that issue corrected.
I agree with the last reviewer about the food at the tasting being better than at the reception itself. My prime rib at the reception was cold, chewy and lacked flavor unlike the one at the tasting which was tender and had great flavor. It may have been on the warmer too long because the timing of the whole event was messed up (will get to that in the next paragraph) Disappointing.
Kristin Collins did an abysmal job with running the event. It started 30 minutes late because of poor leadership. She was standing around with her clip board instead of lining people up. Instead of starting everything else later, we got that 30 min shaved off our total time. Which I found upsetting because we paid $1000 extra just to have the ceremony there. They should have been more accommodating. We had less time with our photographer for our formal shots. My husband and I were rushed back and only got 1 picture together alone.
We had several issues with the bartender. My husbands grandfather asked the bartender for a Manhattan in a cocktail glass and was told he had to go to the main bar to get one. He did and when he came back 5 minutes later the bartender told him the bar was closed and would not serve him. Also, the bar was supposedly kept open for dinner which is not what we requested and closed early because of this. We were very annoyed.
Also, she forgot to put the sashes i bought on the cocktail hour tables. For the $12,000+ we paid for the venue, I expected better. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Erin
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue for our reception and great food! They were extremely professional and while they were a bit pricey, you definitely get what you pay for. Kristen and Valerie were great to work with throughout the entire process. The day of the wedding Kristen and Valerie were there when we needed them but always seemed to be quietly orchestrating every little detail to make sure things were perfect. The food was also amazing. Its been almost four months since our wedding and our family and friends still tell us all the time how much fun they had and how good the food was. I would highly recommend this venue!
Beautiful venue for our reception and great food! They were extremely professional and while they were a bit pricey, you Read more...
Beautiful venue for our reception and great food! They were extremely professional and while they were a bit pricey, you definitely get what you pay for. Kristen and Valerie were great to work with throughout the entire process. The day of the wedding Kristen and Valerie were there when we needed them but always seemed to be quietly orchestrating every little detail to make sure things were perfect. The food was also amazing. Its been almost four months since our wedding and our family and friends still tell us all the time how much fun they had and how good the food was. I would highly recommend this venue! Read less
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KCriss
Wedding:
3/31/2012
2.8/5.0
I held my Wedding and Reception at the Harbor Hotel. Things did not run smoothly, the staff seemed to be panicking throughout the whole day. They were not ready to start our reception on time but did not add the half hour that they were running behind to our reception, so I felt they cut us short on our reception time.

Our food for the most part was good. It did not taste the same as it did when we did a food tasting which was disappointing.

Dont get my wrong the Harbor Hotel is a beautiful place and they have plenty of room to accomidate big parties. It just was not what I was expecting or hoping for.
I held my Wedding and Reception at the Harbor Hotel. Things did not run smoothly, the staff seemed to be panicking Read more...
I held my Wedding and Reception at the Harbor Hotel. Things did not run smoothly, the staff seemed to be panicking throughout the whole day. They were not ready to start our reception on time but did not add the half hour that they were running behind to our reception, so I felt they cut us short on our reception time.

Our food for the most part was good. It did not taste the same as it did when we did a food tasting which was disappointing.

Dont get my wrong the Harbor Hotel is a beautiful place and they have plenty of room to accomidate big parties. It just was not what I was expecting or hoping for. Read less
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Astrid
Wedding:
10/2/2011
4.5/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception on site. We really wanted to have an outside wedding, but it was very nice to have a back up inside location. We ended up being able to have the ceremony outside, but it was a close call. Luckily I didn't have to worry about it. Both the outside and inside areas were very nicely decorated. I brought in some decorations, and explained what I wanted and they did the rest! It was great to not have to deal with any decorating or clean up myself, especially nice for me because it didn't really have anybody local to help. They were very helpful and professional. The only real down side was that the wedding planning who had been working with us from the beginning got a different job and wasn't there for our day. But everything still went pretty smoothly. They also had a lot of decorations and things like table numbers, which was very helpful. Although it would have been nice to have known about them earlier.
The food was very good. I'm a vegetarian so we mostly had stuff that was not on their regular catering menu. The chef came up with some things and I gave him a few recipes too.
We had our ceremony and reception on site. We really wanted to have an outside wedding, but it was very nice to have a Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception on site. We really wanted to have an outside wedding, but it was very nice to have a back up inside location. We ended up being able to have the ceremony outside, but it was a close call. Luckily I didn't have to worry about it. Both the outside and inside areas were very nicely decorated. I brought in some decorations, and explained what I wanted and they did the rest! It was great to not have to deal with any decorating or clean up myself, especially nice for me because it didn't really have anybody local to help. They were very helpful and professional. The only real down side was that the wedding planning who had been working with us from the beginning got a different job and wasn't there for our day. But everything still went pretty smoothly. They also had a lot of decorations and things like table numbers, which was very helpful. Although it would have been nice to have known about them earlier.
The food was very good. I'm a vegetarian so we mostly had stuff that was not on their regular catering menu. The chef came up with some things and I gave him a few recipes too. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
The Harbor Hotel is AMAZZZING. Everyone there was so professional, friendly, etc. I work in the hospitality industry and I would go above and beyond recommending this hotel for everything. The food for our wedding was fabulous. My husband and I could not have ask for anything more of our special day. Denise in Catering was beyond remarkable...as well as everyone we encountered. We have already decided to return for our 1st anniversary..and hopefully try the new spa they are in line to construct. :)))))
The Harbor Hotel is AMAZZZING. Everyone there was so professional, friendly, etc. I work in the hospitality industry and I Read more...
The Harbor Hotel is AMAZZZING. Everyone there was so professional, friendly, etc. I work in the hospitality industry and I would go above and beyond recommending this hotel for everything. The food for our wedding was fabulous. My husband and I could not have ask for anything more of our special day. Denise in Catering was beyond remarkable...as well as everyone we encountered. We have already decided to return for our 1st anniversary..and hopefully try the new spa they are in line to construct. :))))) Read less
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LO539981
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
This place not only is beautiful, but the people that coordinate the weddings are awesome! Carolyn & Denise made everything just the way I asked! They were so patient with all my phone calls and needs. It's like you've known them for years when you work with them. They were there everytime I stopped in or called, and were there the entire day of my wedding to make sure that everything was just perfect. Can not say enough good things!
This place not only is beautiful, but the people that coordinate the weddings are awesome! Carolyn & Denise made Read more...
This place not only is beautiful, but the people that coordinate the weddings are awesome! Carolyn & Denise made everything just the way I asked! They were so patient with all my phone calls and needs. It's like you've known them for years when you work with them. They were there everytime I stopped in or called, and were there the entire day of my wedding to make sure that everything was just perfect. Can not say enough good things! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! We had a winter wedding, and the first winter ceremony at the hotel. It was incredible. They made my vision a reality. Denise and Carolyn are wonderful. The food was outstanding and they were very flexible with their options. All of our guests have had nothing but great things to say about our wedding and the hotel itself. We can't wait to go back and stay at the hotel again!!! Highly recommend having your wedding at the Harbor Hotel!
AMAZING! We had a winter wedding, and the first winter ceremony at the hotel. It was incredible. They made my vision a Read more...
AMAZING! We had a winter wedding, and the first winter ceremony at the hotel. It was incredible. They made my vision a reality. Denise and Carolyn are wonderful. The food was outstanding and they were very flexible with their options. All of our guests have had nothing but great things to say about our wedding and the hotel itself. We can't wait to go back and stay at the hotel again!!! Highly recommend having your wedding at the Harbor Hotel! Read less
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