Starkey's Lookout

Starkey's Lookout Events

Event Information

Private Events at Starkey's Lookout

Congratulations!Thank you for considering Starkey’s Lookout, the best view on Seneca Lake, for the location of your wedding reception or private event. Starkey’s Lookout has hosted over 100 events since it’s opening in mid-2012. The breathtaking view from Starkey’s Lookout, as well as the outstanding wine and craft beer, has inspired many to choose it as the venue for their special event. The North Tasting Room and the Courtyard accommodate 112 people, up to 150 with rented tables and chairs. Both rooms can be booked together or separately. Both rooms have access to a patio(s) featuring a beautiful pergola and an amazing view of Seneca Lake. Near the main building is “The Terrace”, a magnificent tent site next to a picturesque view of the lake in the distance, makes the perfect backdrop for photos of memories that will last a lifetime!

Starkey’s Lookout completed work on a gorgeous event space in the summer of 2013, The Terrace, just south of our main building. The site, overlooking a breathtaking view of Seneca Lake, is the perfect spot to host a wedding for up to 160 guests. Our Terrace can accommodate up to 40’ X 80’ pole or frame tent.

The Terrace

Private Events - The Terrace

Terrace Rental Pricing is as follows:Saturday - $5,000 or $850/hour (4-hour minimum)
Friday or Sunday - $4,000 or $750/hour (4-hour minimum)

Included in the rental:

  • Professional Event Coordinator to help you plan, coordinate and execute your event
  • Professional Bartending Staff
  • An Employee to greet guests and direct them to the reception area
  • Starkey's Lookout will provide you with our professional catering team
  • All outside caterers with a valid catering license and insurance are acceptable for events
  • Starkey's Lookout is happy to provide a quote for chairs and table rentals

The Courtyard & North Tasting Room Weddings

Private Events - The Courtyard & North Tasting Room

Each bride and groom have their own idea of what they would like to happen on their special day and at Starkey's Lookout, we are here to accommodate them! Well in advance of your day, you will enjoy a full wine and beer tasting. At that time, you will select a variety of wine and beer to be served at your wedding or event. If you are having small affair and light appetizers are desired or if the couple wants a more elaborate meal, we have Lake Country Catering who will design a catered event that will be just what you've dreamed. Our Event Coordinator is here to see that even the smallest detail isn't overlooked.

Inside Rental Pricing starting at (does not include holiday weekend pricing):

  • Monday-Thursday - $1,500 (North Tasting Room Only) (Mid November-April)
  • Monday-Thursday - $2,000 (Courtyard & North Tasting Room) (Mid November-April)
  • Saturday - $3,750 (Courtyard & North Tasting Room) (Mid November-April)
  • Friday or Sunday - $3,250 (Courtyard & North Tasting Room) (Mid November-April)
  • Front (Courtyard) Patio Addition (Optional) - $750
  • Monday-Thursday - $2,000 (North Tasting Room Only) (May-Mid November)
  • Monday-Thursday - $2,750 (Courtyard & North Tasting Room) (May-Mid November)
  • Saturday - $5,000 (Courtyard & North Tasting Room) (May-Mid November)
  • Friday or Sunday - $4,250 (Courtyard & North Tasting Room) (May-Mid November)
  • Front (Courtyard) Patio Addition (Optional) - $750

All events are priced at 5:30 pm or later start time.Any other times will have a price adjustment. 20% Service Charge on all room rentals

Private Party Pricing

Private Events - Private Parties

Here at Starkey's we host many different private events; from baby showers to retirement parties. Our Private Parties run from 1-5 hours with 3 being our most popular. Below you will find a list of options for your private party.

North Tasting Room (25 people max), Mid November-April
  • Monday-Thursday - $250/hour
  • Saturday - $400/hour (3 hour minimum)
  • Friday or Sunday - $350/hour

North Tasting Room (25 people max), May-Mid November

  • Monday-Thursday - $325/hour
  • Saturday - $525/hour (3 hours minimum)
  • Friday or Sunday - $475 (3-hour minimum)

Courtyard & North Tasting Room 114 People Max (180 People Max With Rented Tables & Chairs), Mid November-April

  • Monday-Thursday - $300/hour
  • Saturday - $675/hour (4-hour minimum)
  • Friday or Sunday - $450/hour (3-hour minimum)

Courtyard & North Tasting, May-Mid November

  • Monday-Thursday - $425/hour
  • Saturday - $875/hour (4-hour minimum)
  • Friday or Sunday - $675/hour

All hourly events are priced at 5:30 pm or later start timeAny other times will be adjusted. 20% Service Charge on all room rentals.


Private Events - Wedding Ceremony

On your special day you will have the option of having your ceremony with us here at Starkey's. Starkey's Lookout offers inside seating for a ceremony up to 90 and outside 120+ $1,250. Additional chairs $7/per non-padded chair.

Beverage Packages

Private Events - Beverage Packages

  • Wine by the glass $8.00
  • Beer by the glass $7.00
  • Starkey's Soft Drinks $6.00 each
  • Other Soft Drinks $3.00 each
  • Coffee Station: $3 Per Person
  • Drink Station (Tea, Lemonade & Water): $3 Per Person
  • Bartender Wage Fee: $18 Per Hour (This is not gratuity) (1 Bartender Per 25 People)
  • 20% Service Charge on beverage totals (This is not gratuity)

Open Bar Pricing (beer & wine):

  • 1 Hour - $12 Per Person
  • 2 Hours - $17 Per Person
  • 3 Hours - $22 Per Person
  • 4 Hours - $27 Per Person
  • 5 Hours - $32 Per Person

Beer & Wine Bar (select 6 wines & 4 beers)

  • Wine Selection: Chardonnay, Dry Riesling, Semi-Dry Riesling, Riesling Gewurztraminer, Whirling Dervish, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauv, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Twisted White, Twisted Pink, Twisted Red, Simply Sweet

  • Beer Selection:Belgian White, Margarita Wit, Tangerine Wit, Scotch Ale, Vanilla Porter, Amber Ale, IPA

  • Craft Soda Selection: Root Beer, Orange Cream

Not all wines and beers are available all season. We are in constant rotation so event tastings should be conducted no earlier than 1 month from event date.

Standard open bar and consumption based pricing includes: Your choice of any six Starkey's Lookout wines, four Starkey's Lookout craft beers and one Starkey's Lookout craft soda. Ice water is always available. All tastings for wine & beer selection will be presented by a manager unless stated otherwise.

For Sparkling wines of champagne and liquor, a $15/bottle corkage fee will apply. For inquiries regarding outside liquor, a cash bar or any other special requests please contact our general manager.


Starkey's Lookout offers professional catering by Lake Country Catering. All other caterers must be approved and are subject to an extra charge. Starkey's Lookout will provide you with a catering menu.

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