Ithaca Farmers Market Wedding

Ithaca, NY

If you’re trying to decide on a wedding venue in the Finger Lakes, you’re going to want to check out this gorgeous, colorful Ithaca Farmers Market Wedding. As an Ithaca wedding photographer, I have been fortunate to shoot at some amazing venues. But I have to say, the Ithaca Farmers Market is one of my favorites. If you're considering having your wedding at the Farmer's Market, here are just a few reasons why it's an incredible choice.

First and foremost, the Ithaca Farmers Market is a beautiful and unique setting. The market itself is an open-air space, surrounded by towering trees and beautiful greenery. Situated on the edge of Cayuga Lake, in the summer, the area is bursting with vibrant flowers and lush greenery. It's the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos, and you'll be able to capture the beauty of the Finger Lakes region in every shot.


bride stands next to Cayuga Lake with colorful bouquet and flowers in her hair

Bride surprises groom with first look in front of Cayuga Lake at Ithaca Farmers Market in Ithaca NY

Bride and groom share a kiss and walk down path in front of a willow tree at Ithaca Farmers Market

Groom smiles for photos in front of lush greenery and Cayuga Lake

Bride and Groom sit and smile at eachother while bride holds colorful yellow and orange wedding bouquet

bride and groom stand on path through lush greenery at Ithaca Farmers Market in Ithaca NY while holding hands

Bride and groom wearing blue suit embrace and kiss at Ithaca Farmers Market Wedding


About the Ithaca Farmers Market

The Ithaca Farmers Market was started in 1973 and is made up of around 150 businesses. It offers a variety of products, including fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, dairy, prepared foods, and artisanal gifts. The market was constructed by volunteers on what used to be a debris-filled area. In order to be sold at the market, all items must be locally sourced, coming from within 30 miles of the pavilion.


Bride and Groom stand below Ithaca Farmers Market Pavilion sign before their wedding

bride stands with her bridesmaids holding colorful sunflower wedding bouquets before Ithaca Farmers Market Wedding

Groom and groomsmen smile for camera in front of Ithaca Farmers Market Pavilion

Wedding party cheers while standing on pathway outside Ithaca Farmers Market in Ithaca NY


Ithaca Farmers Market Wedding Ceremony

Leala and Ray had their ceremony in front of the Ithaca Farmers Market dock, looking out over Cayuga Lake. In fact, instead of walking down the aisle from the pavilion like the rest of their wedding party, Leala made her grand entrance on a sailboat and then walked with both her parents down the dock to where Ray was waiting. It’s such a beautiful and unique ceremony space, and if you’re looking to get married in the Finger Lakes I really can’t recommend it enough.


Wedding ceremony site set up on Cayuga Lake at Ithaca Farmers Market in Ithaca NY

Groom watches bride make her entrance on a sailboat on the dock at Ithaca Farmers Market in Ithaca NY

Lakeside wedding ceremony on Cayuga Lake at Ithaca Farmers Market in Ithaca NY

family members watch bride and groom during wedding ceremony on the lake at Ithaca Farmers Market

Bride says her vows while groom looks on during lakeside wedding ceremony

bride and groom share first kiss and breaks a glass at Jewish wedding at Ithaca Farmers Market

Couple kisses in front of ceremony space at Ithaca Farmers Market while friends and family clap


Ithaca Farmers Market Pavilion Rental

The Ithaca Farmers Market Pavilion is the perfect place for a wedding reception. The rustic charm of the wooden beams and the warm glow of the string lights create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, while the open-air design allows you and your guests to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about the weather. In fact, we did get a little bit of rain during Leala and Ray’s reception, but we stayed nice and dry under the Pavilion.


Ithaca Farmers Market Pavilion decorated for wedding reception with yellow and orange flowers


Another reason to consider the Ithaca Farmers Market for your wedding is the food. If you have your wedding at Ithaca Farmers Market you’re required to hire one of their preferred caterers, but Ithaca is home to some of the best local food vendors, and they're sure to impress your guests with their fresh and delicious offerings. Whether you're looking for a full sit-down dinner or a more casual cocktail-style reception, Ithaca Farmers Market’s events coordinator will be there to help you navigate the planning process. Plus, with so many local vendors to choose from, you'll be able to support the Ithaca community while you celebrate your big day.


Wedding reception under Ithaca Farmers Market Pavilion with guests, bread, and pie

bride and groom hold hands and a colorful bridal bouquet on the dock at Ithaca Farmers Market

Bride and groom share first dance together under string lights in the Ithaca Farmers Market Pavilion

bride and groom are lifted on chairs during the hora at Ithaca Farmers Market wedding reception in Ithaca NY


But maybe the best reason to have your wedding at the Ithaca Farmers Market is the sense of community. Your guests will be able to experience the best of what Ithaca has to offer, from the delicious food from local vendors to the beautiful scenery. And, unlike most other venues, when the wedding is over, you'll have the added bonus of being able to visit the market on a regular basis and relive the memories of your special day.

In short, Ithaca Farmers Market is a truly magical place to have your wedding. If you're looking for a unique and beautiful setting, views of Cayuga Lake, delicious food, and a sense of community, the Farmers Market is the perfect choice.


Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Kelsey Travis Photography
Planning and Coordination: Pixie Designs
Venue: Ithaca Farmers Market (Steamboat Landing, 545 3rd St, Ithaca, NY 14850)
Florist: Thistle Flower Farm
Vinyl DJ: Obvious Objects
Caterer: @hopeseventsandcatering
Hair Stylist: Hair Color Art, @kristinleigh099


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