Personal Experiences

The Harbor Hotel is a fantastic spot that my husband and I frequently go to for events or just good food and drinks to avoid the "townies". In my mind it was the last place I wanted to have my wedding. We looked at a dozen places from Ithaca to Alpine. I didn't get a good feeling from any of the staff or the place itself from any of the other vendors we visited. After touring the hotel and meeting with Anne, I walked out and said to my husband "I never thought I'd say this but I feel most comfortable having our wedding here". Anne was overly accommodating when we met with her; she made me feel extremely comfortable with every aspect of my wedding. Anne and Mary were both very responsive through the entire process. They helped when I asked, they recommended when I needed it, and they catered to us and our needs/wants. Both ladies were professional at all times and also could indulge in a little sense of humor to keep things light. On our wedding day a rain cloud (yes, just one!) rolled through right as our ceremony was about to begin. We had to make the call to have it inside. I am not the type to panic or get upset that my wedding ceremony can't be outside and oh dear the rain has ruined my day. The hotel staff had the inside room set up in minutes and corralled the guests accordingly. I trusted their skills in setting everything up as I would like it and they nailed it. Aside from these two wonderful planners, the food was absolutely amazing. Steaks were cooked perfectly, food was hot and out in a timely manner. The bartenders were overly nice in noticing my husband and I both at the bar and had our glasses full without even saying a word. I would say our day was flawless and we both enjoyed it so very much. I highly recommend the Harbor Hotel for fantastic service, a beautiful scenery, and going above and beyond in every way. Thank you to the Harbor Hotel and all of it's staff for such a great day that we will remember forever! 

“We had a vision of the "best possible" day, and the WGHH exceeded our expectations and made our day more special and more beautiful than we ever imagined!!”
-Private User
“We planned the entire destination wedding from 450 miles away and it went flawlessly.”
“The Harbor was great. It's 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!!”
“It's 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!”
“This venue is set in a gorgeous area and has staff that will go above and beyond to make your day perfect.”
“We were extremely pleased with our wedding reception at the Harbor Hotel. It is a beautiful venue!”
-Private User
“We received many seals of approvals on the food from some very sophisticated eaters! I cannot say enough about this hotel and how incredible our wedding was!”
“Our guests had an amazing time and we heard how beautiful it was for months! Our wedding reception was absolutely everything we could have hoped for!”
“I am the Father of the Bride. I was the first to contact the hotel because it was where my daughter, Alexandra had dreamed of having her wedding. Anne was one of the first people that I met from your team and she immediately made us feel like we were hosting the wedding of the century. She answered roughly a million questions with patience and kindness. This was the treatment we received from start to finish with the hotel. Everyone from front desk, maintenance - all aspects of food - were just phenomenal people to deal with.”
"Anne Klingensmith and Mary Diesel. I was here for a wedding and it was absolutely perfect. Can't improve perfection"
“I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for all that you did for our daughter's wedding.  It really was PERFECT from the moment we walked through those doors.  The staff was phenomenal, the rooms were perfect and the wedding was more than I had imagined.  The hors d'oeuvres were superb, the escort table display was prettier than I envisioned, the room looked gorgeous, I am still getting emails and texts about the buffet-people said they have never had such delicious beef at a wedding and the salmon was a huge hit!  The dessert table was spectacular-I could go on and on….  You two were a gift from God to an anxious mother of the bride.  From the bottom of my heart-I thank you both for making the special event in our family absolutely spectacular!”
-Jim and Anne
Tuesday October 17, 2017