John Joseph Inn 813 Auburn Road • Groton • NY 13073


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This charming 19th-Century estate is spread across 110 acres of Finger Lakes beauty. It features both indoor and outdoor event options, and all menus are thoughtfully and creatively curated by owner and executive chef John Hamilton.
  • A graceful peaked-arch arbor frames your vows in a lush, woodsy ceremony space. Follow with cocktails overlooking the sprawling orchards, then celebrate in the vintage Carriage House or English Garden ballroom tent.
  • The Inn boasts six graciously appointed rooms and suites, making it a great choice for weekend accommodations. For a larger group or family, there’s the darling Cook’s Cottage, which has a small kitchen and wood-burning stove.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $6,000–7,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
  • Rental fees include:

    • Bridal Suite on Friday & Saturday evenings (additional rooms are blocked for guests)
    • Grand Conservatory for wedding party prep
    • 6-hour reception in the ballroom garden tent
    • Outdoor bar, cocktail tables, smokeless fire pit, and lounge furniture
    • Farmhouse and round tables, black Chiavari chairs, dance floor, and place settings
    • Wedding planning meeting, day-of coordination, and setup & teardown
Ceremony Fee
  • $1,500/event
  • Ceremony fees include use of the formal gardens for the ceremony, a rehearsal, and black Chiavari chairs.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $4,000–12,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $55/person and up
Administrative Fee
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 80 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 80 300
Reception Seated 80 300
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 80.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, indoor. May–November, outdoor.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Barn
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Garden
  • Inn / Lodge
  • Mansion
  • Private Estate
  • Ranch / Farm
  • Restaurant
  • Historic / Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields


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