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Weddings and Private Events

The Bistro at Thirsty Owl Wine CompanyThe Bistro at Thirsty Owl Wine Company is available for private events, business meetings, and wedding receptions (with the option for an on-site ceremony). Our location is perfect for small, intimate gatherings and celebrations. The Vineyard room and Patio, overlooking the lake, can accommodate up to 60 people. We are also able to arrange a tent rental, for an additional fee, to accommodate outdoor events with up to 100 guests.

Our chef has created several set menus to cater to a variety of tastes and budgets. Please click here to view our menus.


The Thirsty Owl Bistro offers spectacular lake and vineyard views, wonderful wines at in-house prices, and an outstanding chef with flexible menu options that are sure to make your small gathering or large party a memorable occasion!

Scott Smith, Executive ChefOur executive chef, Scott Smith, was born and raised in the Finger Lakes, just a few miles down the road from Thirsty owl. After working locally for several years at such restaurants as Turback's, Spike's Bar BBQ, and Maxie's Supper Club in Ithaca, he left the area to hone his culinary techniques. He spent 8 years working as the Pit Master of the Rub BBQ in New York City, and has since returned to his roots with a deep appreciation of the amazing local products and ingredients here in the Finger Lakes Region.

At the Thirsty Owl Bistro, Scott specializes in combining fresh, local ingredients with his own house-cured pork belly, home-made pickles, sauces and spice mixtures, and hand-ground burgers, for a menu that has our guests coming back for more.

For Special Events, Chef Smith takes his talents to the next level, fusing elegant, herb infused sauces and side dishes with expertly prepared meats and vegetables for a perfectly palate-pleasing experience. Please click here to view our menus.

For Thirsty Owl Cayuga Lake, Ovid location events, please click here for the Thirsty Owl Bistro Event Inquiry Form.

For Saratoga location events, please email all inquiry requests to

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