Coltivare Ithaca Wedding Photos

Ithaca, NY

Alexa and Joe's wedding day started with a ceremony at Sage Chapel on the Cornell Campus, and ended with an intimate reception at the modern, industrial restaurant, Coltivare, in downtown Ithaca, NY.

Modern Ithaca Wedding Venue

If you're having a more traditional wedding ceremony in a church (like the one pictured here), or even maybe a less traditional ceremony in one of Ithaca's many gorgeous parks, you might find yourself wondering where you'll have your reception. Coltivare in Ithaca is a stunning downtown restaurant with a farm-fresh menu that hosts the coziest receptions (I like to do things in order here, so scroll down to get to the reception photos ūüėČ).

Alexa and Joe had an intimate reception in the Wine Cellar for just their closest family and friends, but if you're looking for something bigger, Coltivare also hosts events for up to 110 people in their main Restaurant, and events for up to 250 guests in their Ballroom. I absolutely loved the way they transformed Coltivare's already gorgeous Wine Cellar by adding garland and taper candles to the tables (and the personalized name cards on each plate were the perfect celestial touch). On top of all that, Coltivare's staff was warm and friendly and their Farm-to-Bistro menu was delicious. I know I'll definitely be coming back to the restaurant on my own.

As a bonus, if you have guests coming from out of town, the beautiful Hotel Ithaca is right across the street, making it even easier for your wedding guests.

Sage Chapel Wedding Ceremony

We ended Alexa and Joe's wedding day with their reception at Coltivare, but we started their day with a ceremony at Cornell University's Sage Chapel. Sage Chapel is a breathtaking Catholic church and the perfect backdrop for their ceremony. I absolutely loved the architecture and stained glass windows. After the ceremony, the Cornell Campus was also a perfect, magical location for Alexa and Joe's portraits.

bride with bouquet stands poses in front of building in ithaca

groom in blue suit with red boutonniere poses for wedding photos in ithaca

Entrance to Sage Chapel on Cornell Campus in Ithaca NY

interior views of Sage Chapel on Cornell University Campus in Ithaca NY

bride walks down the aisle while groom watches during wedding ceremony at cornell's sage chapel

Bride and groom stand at the altar of intricate catholic church

bride and groom share their first kiss and walk back up the aisle together smiling

bride and groom stand together outside of the entrance to Sage Chapel in Ithaca NY

bride and groom pose together on the Cornell University Campus in Ithaca NY

bride and groom pose together at the war memorial at Cornell University in Ithaca NY

Coltivare Restaurant's Wine Cellar Room with brick walls decorated with garlands for wedding reception

name card on table for wedding at Coltivare Restaurant in Ithaca NY

married couple has their first dance in Coltivare Restaurant's wine cellar

bride and groom smile while sitting at their table in Coltivare Restaurant in Ithaca NY

guest toasts the bride and groom and entrees are served during Coltivare wedding in Ithaca

bride and groom share a kiss during reception in wine cellar of Coltivare restaurant in Ithaca NY


Vendor Credits:

Ceremony: Sage Chapel
Reception Venue: @coltivareithaca

Alexa’s Outfit: @davidsbridal, @lulus
Joe’s Outfit: Benjamin Peters
Florist: @michaleensweddingsandplants
Catering: @coltivareithaca
Cake: @‚Äč‚Äčithacabakery

Are you interested in having me photograph your Coltivare or Sage Chapel Wedding? I'd love to hear from you!