Personal Experiences

“My husband and I cannot say enough good things about the Harbor Hotel. It was an unbelievably beautiful hotel in a beautiful location on Seneca Lake. The staff worked with us every step along the way and were always willing to accommodate any requests or questions we had. Brittany, Anne, Mary, and the rest of the staff were a dream to work with up until the wedding and throughout the whole wedding day. They even added special touches during and after the ceremony. We were able to personalize our wedding to our tastes impeccably. They took 95% of the stress out of planning for us and I cannot rave about them enough!”  -Kasey

“The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel was our first choice for our wedding because of our connection to Watkins Glen. Our wedding was nothing less than a fairy tale! From day one, they set us at ease about how easy it was going to be to plan the wedding. During the year they kept in touch with us about what we needed to do next. My husband and I had a private tasting. This was so much fun and educational. As a result, our buffet was just awesome and we didn't hear one bad review of anyone's meal. The chef even made the full buffet gluten free instead of just a few options." - Ellen

“Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel was Fantastic!! The Staff was so accommodating and tentative to all our requests and special needs.. Anne and Mary were a dream come true!! The Food was also Fantastic!! The guests were raving about it.. We couldn't have asked for anything better.. Thank you again for make my daughter's wedding so perfect!!” ~Linda

“When I pulled into the parking lot of the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel I was already sold. It was immediately grand and welcoming from the outside and only continued to deliver walking through the door. Working with Anne & Mary my planning experience was so much fun. They helped with all aspects and were so great about suggestions and getting my questions answered. They truly are professionals of their field.” –Brodie

“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 its staff for such a great day that we will remember forever!” –Betsy

“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
Wednesday February 20, 2019