Venue Spotlight: Pine Junction

Just over a half hour outside of Erie in the Findley Lake area of Western New York, you’ll find our next venue spotlight: Pine Junction. (Go here for their website.) With both indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and reception, the peace and calm of the surrounding area would be a perfect backdrop to your important day. The inner reception area brings the outdoor beauty inside with vast windows and high ceilings.

Since Pine Junction is mere miles from both both Sherman, New York and the Peek ‘n Peak resort, you and your guests won’t lack for places to stay and things to do. Outside the most important thing — your wedding, of course.

(You can read about other wedding venues in and near Erie that we highly recommend.)

venue spotlight: pine junction

A bit about Pine Junction

Tucked back in the pine trees off the main New York Snowmobile trail in Chautauqua County, you will find Pine Junction set back 800ft from Bailey Hill Road.
Best known for their beautiful views and unique dining experience, visitors come to Pine Junction from all across the nation to sample the food from their Tavern, in particular their delicious Black Angus burgers, steaks, and homemade desserts.
Pine Junction has been owned by Lonnie and Shirlee since 2006, when they first opened it. Now it’s a family business, with their daughter Michelle leading as the General Manager.
Michelle has worked hard and long hours to take Pine Junction from a one room stop to a top-rated dining experience and amazing wedding venue. Michelle personally works with their customers to make their private events a time to remember! She oversees the staff and is a smiling face to greet their customers and make sure her parents’ standards are upheld for not only guests but their wonderful staff.
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Even the baker at Pine Junction is family. Lonnie and Shirlee’s daughter, Marcia, has also been on board since the beginning. She now is their full time baker, making all the delicious desserts from scratch.
So when you sign on with Pine Junction for your wedding, your family is working with their family.

The area around Pine Junction

As we mentioned above, you and your family won’t lack places to stay or things to do. Within a few miles, you will find the town of Sherman, New York and Peek ‘n Peak Resort. Let’s look at some of the highlights from each of these.

Sherman, New York

To start, Sherman is conveniently located only a few miles from three lakes: Lake Erie (15 miles), Findley Lake (8 miles), and Chautauqua Lake (9 miles).
Nearby you’ll find the Chautauqua Wine trail, which boasts 23 great wineries that stretch along the 50-mile trail that hugs Lake Erie.
You could also quickly jump over to the Chautauqua Institute. Your guests could stay overnight and there are always a ton of activities, lectures, and music events going on during the season. Even off season, it’s worth visiting. (Check it out here.)
And really, if you have guests coming into town who have never been to the Institute, they’re in for such a surprise. This is a world renowned educational and arts institute like no other.

Peek ‘n Peak

Again, within a few miles of Pine Junction, your guests can be at a resort that provides year round fun and adventure. With rooms and condos to rent, this is another great option for lodging.
But there’s more! The Peek has a spa, a pool, golf, zip lining, rope courses, and more. Family and friends bringing children will really appreciate all there is to do.
Nearby you’ll also find horseback riding and plenty of beautiful areas for hiking and long walks.

Back to Pine Junction

As you can see, by having your wedding at Pine Junction, you’ll be inviting your guests to a sort of crossroads. There is something for everyone close by no matter the season.
And here are a couple of testimonials:
Michelle was so much help and extremely nice. Everything was reasonably priced, food was fantastic, staff was friendly, and the area was just absolutely beautiful. We didn’t even need to decorate much. They set everything up just how I pictured. (Breanna)
Pine Junction was the perfect choice for us. We were looking for something unique that hadn’t been overdone in our area. It was rustic yet elegant. The Pine Junction “crew” was wonderful to work with…open to all of our requests, flexible with the menu and bar, were more than accommodating with the use of their facilities, and went above and beyond to have their property spruced up for our big day. Our guests raved about the food and atmosphere. The property boasts a beautiful, woodsy backdrop, covered outdoor fireplace, a gorgeous wood bar, and exposed rafters in their brand new addition. The stonework is beautiful, as well. We chose to have our ceremony and reception on-site and would do it all over again! (Emily)
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