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Magical Weddings

Imagine a tiny, storybook village dotted with historic estates exquisitely restored and reimagined into gracious accommodations. Picture lush green lawns that roll down to the water’s edge, where the sun sets each night in a riot of golden hues. Add our signature heartfelt hospitality, from-scratch cuisine, and a seamless planning experience. Visit and experience for yourself why BRIDES named us the “perfect place for a weekend wedding.”

Rowland House Weddings

Celebrate your day on the sprawling lakeside lawn of Rowland House with this exclusive package starting at 30 guests.

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We’d love to help you plan your special day.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We require a non-refundable deposit, which is applied toward the total cost of your wedding experience. The final balance of your event is due upon conclusion of your event. All deposits are non-refundable.

  • Our venue fee includes the use of Gratitude—our dedicated getting-ready space—a lakeside tented ceremony, our reception tent with dance floor, and use of our lakeside fire pit. This venue fee also includes our classic set of tables, chairs, linen, china, service ware, lighting, and a champagne toast for all guests.

  • We’d be delighted to help you plan both or either! We offer an extensive array of venues (including Rowland House, Aurora Cooks!, the Fargo Bar & Grill, and the Lakeside Room at the Aurora Inn) to make each gathering during your wedding special and distinctive.

  • No décor may be affixed to any portion of our tents, the walls of our buildings, or the historic murals in the Lakeside Room. To preserve our lawns, we do not permit rose petals or any items staked into the ground. We do not permit fog or smoke machines, and per village regulations do not permit fireworks.

  • All weddings at the Aurora Inn must reserve all ten guestrooms the night of the wedding and may block additional guestrooms. Rowland House and Wallcourt Hall are popular additions—we are delighted to guide and assist you through this process.

  • Wedding receptions may last up to six hours and must end by 11:00 p.m., per village noise regulations. All other events may last up to four hours and must also end by 11:00 p.m.

  • We are delighted to schedule your tasting after you sign your contract. Menu selections must be completed 60 days prior to your event and we will detail all arrangements for you to approve. All prices are subject to change (up to a 3% increase) up to 60 days prior to your event. We do not permit outside food or beverage at Inns of Aurora events with the exception of wedding cakes.

  • The elegant Lakeside Room at the Aurora Inn can accommodate up to 80 guests. From May through October, events for up to 200 guests can be accommodated at the Aurora Inn under our soaring white Sperry sailcloth tent.

    Rowland House can accommodate 20 guests for a seated indoor meal and up to 50 guests for a tented meal on the home’s lakeside lawn. We require the use of our graceful white sailcloth tent for events of over 20 guests at Rowland House, along with a two-night rental of its 10 guest rooms.

Explore Aurora

Under one square mile, Aurora is an easily-walkable village.

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1833 Kitchen & Bar

Inside the Aurora Inn, 1833 Kitchen & Bar offers creative, locally-sourced breakfasts, lunches, and dinners in its cozy dining room and on its expansive lakeside veranda.

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Archery

Join our experienced guides and learn the basics of archery using a traditional recurve bow.

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Aurora Cooks!

From tasting experiences and show-stopping dinners, each session at Aurora Cooks! will inspire your creativity, expand your culinary knowledge, and create memories with your loved ones.

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Aurora Inn

Aurora Inn

Positioned in the heart of the village on the shores of Cayuga Lake, the Aurora Inn and its ten guest rooms are the flagship centerpiece of the Inns of Aurora.

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Bicycles

Whether you’re taking a casual ride down Main Street or cycling through the scenic country roads that surround Aurora, our fleet of bicycles is sure to help you get out and explore!

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E.B. Morgan House

This dramatic yet intimate lakefront mansion combines cheerful décor with historic grandeur in its seven guest rooms.

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Fargo Bar & Grill

Creative pub fare and local brews are the calling card of the Fargo Bar & Grill. Enjoy a flight of local craft beer, relax on the shady patio, or stop by for a round of pool or darts.

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Lakeside Tent

Our Lakeside Tent is a dynamic space for gatherings of up to 200 guests in the warmer months of the year. Enjoy lake views and a relaxed yet refined Finger Lakes atmosphere.

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Nature Trail

Our 3.5-mile nature trail provides a compelling way to experience the landscape surrounding Aurora, whether you journey out on your own or sign up for a guided hike with our outdoorsmen.

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Orchard Cottage

Tucked along Aurora’s quiet back lane, Orchard Cottage retains the charm of its 1850s character while thoroughly modernized as a restorative, private retreat.

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Rowland House

Spacious lakefront lawns meet refined worldly style in the expansive, relaxed Rowland House and its ten chic guest rooms.

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Business meeting in progress in the Rowland House Boardroom.

Rowland House Boardroom

With a private residence rental of Rowland House, enjoy the use of the home’s executive boardroom for strategy sessions for up to 15 guests.

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The Spa Café

The café is open exclusively to Spa guests and is the ideal spot to nourish your body throughout your visit. Our complimentary grazing table provides salads, soup, and light fare.

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Front view of the Taylor House building.

Taylor House

Situated in the heart of Aurora,Taylor House was built in 1838 as a grand lakeside estate. Today, it has been meticulously restored and reimagined as sophisticated event and meeting center.

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The Loft

With historic hand-hewn beams, exposed brick walls, and natural light from windows on three walls, the Loft is an inspired destination for gatherings of up to 50 guests.

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The Schoolhouse

The hub of activities in Aurora, the Schoolhouse is the home to the Fitness Center, the Loft, and Basecamp Adventure Center.

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Grand white house on hill with picturesque aerial view of pond.

The Spa

Situated on the crest of the hill above Aurora with stunning views of Cayuga Lake, our farm-inspired Finger Lakes spa campus promotes healing and harmony in your body and mind.

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Front store view of purple building of The Village Market.

Village Market

In the heart of Aurora, the Village Market offers a selection of gifts, freshly brewed coffee, pastries and desserts, and craft beer. This quaint market also features take-home meals and snacks.

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Exterior of Wallcourt Hall

Wallcourt Hall

This boutique hotel offers bold design and vibrant art throughout its 17 comfortable guest rooms.

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Waterfront

Behind the Aurora Inn, you’ll find our guests-only waterfront access. Launch a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, walk into Cayuga Lake from our sandy shore, or simply relax and enjoy the view.

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Zabriskie House

Serene hues and contemporary details transform this stately home and its ten guest rooms into a refreshing retreat.

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From Our Couples

Absolutely Perfect

Our wedding was absolutely perfect in every way. The space was spectacular, the food was amazing, and the staff really made it all come together without a hitch. We cannot say enough about that amazing weekend and our guests still tell us it was the best wedding they had ever attended!

Lisa & Jordan

A Weekend for Us

We obviously loved the beauty of getting married right on the water with the beautiful sunset in the background of our reception! The food was amazing, as was the service. Mostly, we LOVED having our rehearsal and bridal party stay at the Rowland House. It felt like an entire weekend getaway to celebrate us!

Mike & Amy

Felt Like Family

Getting married at the Inns of Aurora took a lot of the stress out of the planning for us — the staff was helpful and responsive and made me and my family feel like family of the Inn. Not only are the grounds gorgeous, but the staff really made our wedding for us — both the wedding/room arrangements staff, and the concierge during the weekend.

Nita & Kai

The Perfect Wedding

Besides the stunning views, wonderful staff that helped execute our wedding perfectly, and the amazing food, the best part of getting married at the Inns of Aurora was the convenience of having the perfect wedding all in one spot. We were able to get ready at the E.B. Morgan House, walk to the venue at the Aurora Inn, and even had the after party at the Fargo across the street. This minimized the stress of worrying about our guests going from location to location—everything was right
where we needed it.

Kate & Alex