Many outdoor wedding venues in Madison County can accommodate parties of all sizes. The private lawn at Ray Brothers Barbeque is perfect for small weddings (they cater weddings, too!).

Peaceful Pines Bed & Breakfast Lodge, an elegant country retreat with scenic hilltop views of Colgate University and the village of Hamilton, hosts weddings large and small. And their onsite B&B even includes a honeymoon suite complete with a fireplace, sauna, steam room, whirlpool tub and showers.

For a scenic and memorable wedding experience, the waterfront of Lebanon Reservoir Campground offers unparalleled opportunities. Their landscaped grounds, open fields and picturesque vistas provide a memorable setting. In addition to opportunities for kayaking, swimming and fishing in the lake, guests can take advantage of mini golf, hiking and the play park. Enclosed pavilions offer space for catered activities and, of course, there are camping facilities and cabins available for a wholistic family weekend package.

Owera Vineyards, an award-winning winery, has a tented facility overlooking the vineyard that can accommodate sit down dinners for 30 to 190 people. And their covered outdoor veranda is perfect for cocktail receptions and small intimate dinners. Want to head inside for a bit? Their Barrel Room is also available for smaller cocktail parties of 25 and under. Owera’s guests also enjoy the nearby village of Cazenovia, home to beautiful Cazenovia Lake, historic inns, five-star restaurants, quaint shops and more. Also close by is Chittenango Falls State Park where you can enjoy a stunning waterfall, hiking trails, a playground and a picnic in a pavilion.

Located in a rural country setting, but just four miles from the Village of Hamilton (and its brewery, restaurants, shops and Colgate University), is the Poolville Country Store Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast. Their large backyard, with gardens, a gazebo and koi pond, is an ideal location for intimate weddings. The restaurant itself can seat 50 comfortably on the main floor and the private second floor dining room can host 25—perfect for rehearsal dinners and more. Hosts Roger and Charles are both professionally trained chefs and can offer an endless array of meal options. Plus, their bed & breakfast can sleep up to 12, including the wedding couples’ use of the private cottage.

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