Groups, Tours & Private Events
Want to Bring a Group to Taste Local Cider?
Thinking of coming to the Cider House with more than 7 of your friends or family?
Groups 8-15 = always contact us via email at least one week in advance (contact below).
We can provide tastings and food service for your group! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the details of your visit.
We very much appreciate advance communication with large groups and require it for groups over 8, even if you are not planning on doing a tasting.
If some want to do a tasting and some do not, (example, you come with 14, but only 4 want to do a tasting) a reservation is still required.
Reservations for tastings end at 2pm on Saturdays.
Please note that if your group is visibly intoxicated, we will likely serve you our lovely non-alcoholic beverages.
We have some periods where we cannot take groups:
Labor Day Weekend (Friday Aug 31 - Sunday Sept 2 )
Cider Week FLX (Sept 28 - Oct 8, 2018)
Limited availability to take reservations and no drop in groups during Saturdays in October
Please contact us by email 1 week in advance:
Reservations and General Info
Group Dining and Reservations
Please note that our lunch menu is served from noon to 4pm.
Group sizes between 8 and 15 that start a tab or order food need to be on individual tabs or a single tab with a single method of payment.
Contact email@example.com for group visit planning.
Looking to Host a Private Event?
We welcome weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays and events of all natures! Below is some info for how we handle different event types and sizes.
Tasting for groups over 15 people
Groups looking to taste but with more than 15 people are required to plan their visit a least one month in advance and outside of our normal business hours. Due to the size of our facility we may have to turn you away if you show up with more than 15 and without planning with our managing staff in advance.
Private Events under 30 people
For groups under 30 who want a casual or fancy private event inside the tasting room, we can offer the Tasting Room during hours we are normally closed, or we can work out an agreement to open late or close early (rates will be based on lost earnings - please contact us for more details if you’d like to rent out the Tasting Room during open hours).
We can provide assistance with rentals, catering, music and layout on a case by case basis.
Private Tours and Paired Lunches
We work directly with Experience! the Finger Lakes to provide a paired lunch and cellar tour experience. Through them you will explore fine Finger Lakes ciders, wine and locally sourced food while learning about our region's rich culinary history and enjoying its natural beauty. For more info and to book, please contact Experience! The Finger Lakes directly for their Cider, Wine and Lunch on Cayuga Tour.
Coordination: we require coordination for weddings through Kinship and Company, owned and operated by Rachel Ostlund. Rachel will take care of helping you plan every detail for your special event complete with setup, rentals, music, bar and catering, day-of.
FLCH Tasting Room Events (30 and up)
Dinners of up to 50 guests or cocktail parties of up to 65 guests can be hosted inside the Cider House.
We require the use of our Event Coordination through Kinship and Company for events for over 30 people. Owner and operator Rachel Ostlund will help see to all details including bar, catering, parking, flow, layout and rentals.