For years, the Lakewatch Inn, just outside of Ithaca, NY has been hosting events ranging from frat parties to weddings. It's a extremely well run venue, that has a lot to offer. In my experience, which was some time ago, I was tasked with setting up a fraternity formal at the venue. One of the first things that you'll notice about the Lakewatch Inn is that the building itself is quite charming. It's sort of like and old school barn, and by that I mean that the interior is set up as follows: There is a large high ceiling room, with a second floor balcony going around the entire thing. This makes for a very lovely setting, as you can have guests seated both upstairs and downstairs. It also clears a lot of space for a very sizable dance floor area. At the far end of the room, there is an elevated stage which is perfect for a band or DJ. Setting tables around the outside of the room and also upstaris, creates a lovely looking space, especially with the high ceilings. Another really nice thing about the venue is that there is ample parking. Not only that, but there is a really wonderful outdoor terrace area for when the weather is nice. You get a majestic view of the lake in a very serene and peaceful locale. The staff is excellent and they will help you set up catering and all types of bar service. It's a wonderful venue, that's far enough out of town to feel different, but not too far that it's difficult to get to. High marks all around.