The McKinley Experience

(Read What Guests are Saying About Us…)

BG with guests

My husband and I had our wedding reception at The McKinley this September and it was better than we could have ever dreamed of! The coordinators went above and beyond to make sure the night went perfect. They are super accommodating with any ideas you may have in the planning process (and give many suggestions!) and are always available to answer any questions you may have. I planned our wedding from Hawaii and had no troubles at all staying in contact with them throughout the process. We also had many of our 200 guests tell us that it was the best food they had ever had at a reception. Gorgeous venue, great people, delicious food! I will always whole-heartedly recommend this venue to any couple planning their wedding in the Binghamton area! -Nikki Batdorf

Bride 9/19/14

The McKinley was excellent every step of the way throughout our wedding process. From our first sit-down with the McKinley Team all the way through our final moments at their venue on our wedding night they were more than accommodating to my wife, myself, and our guests. They were very flexible and catered to our exact preferences, adapting to what we wanted opposed to just saying “well that’s our standard policy.” In my opinion, a venue’s flexibility is key when planning a wedding. When planning your wedding you might become stressed when dealing with some of your vendors, but I can assure you The McKinley won’t be one of them. I highly recommend The McKinley to anybody. -Keatan Fisher

Groom 6/6/15

McKinley was by far one of the best decisions we have ever made together. All of our guests had nothing but positive comments on our wedding between the venue and the food. They all had such a wonderful time and were just amazed by the service. My wife (Carly) and I could not have asked for a better place to have our reception. Alisha Fisher was by far such a pleasure to work with and we truly appreciated her services. She truly showed that she cared about making our day special and that we were satisfied throughout the whole process. Thank you so much Alisha!! -Tom Bestor

Groom 7/18/15

I must say that by far the McKinley is the most perfect and huge venue I have ever seen! I was a little hesitant of the place when we first met with Alisha, but once the big day finally came, everything she promised it could be, became reality! Our friends and family CAN NOT stop talking about how it was the best reception they have ever been to, and they have been to A LOT of weddings. Plus, the food was superb! I would definitely recommend either the Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken or the Potato Encrusted Cod. It makes us feel good knowing that we made a good decision in placing our reception in the hands of Alicia and the staff at the McKinley. COULD NOT have gone any more perfect! Thank you so, so much!! -Jonathan Tiffany

From the Groom

The McKinley did a fantastic job on making our wedding day perfect. The food was great; my personal favorite was the stuffed chicken. Also, something that I really enjoyed was the fact the bartenders remembered most of the guest drinks. I would recommend the McKinley for anyone’s wedding, the staff is great. -Bryan Wagner

Groom 8/8/15

The McKinley is one of the best event venues I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. All of the food on their very diverse menu is prepared by some of the best culinary and pastry experts around. The event planners and staging specialists do an excellent job of creating an inviting atmosphere for their guests, who are taken care of by ever attentive staff members. Overall, an excellent venue and experience. I highly recommend The McKinley for any type of event you may want to hold. -Event Guest


The McKinley was where my son Bryan Wagner and now beautiful wife, Melissa had their wedding reception. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff, the excellent service of the food and the personalization of it being ” their day!” I would like to say Thank you to all who made it so special! I can’t say enough on the excellent choice that they had made for their venue. -Terri Wagner

MOG - 8/8/15

Had my daughter Carly Schrader’s wedding here on July 18th. We had wonderful compliments from our guests. I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Alisha Fisher. She is very personable and sweet and knows how to get everything just right for your special day. The banquet master – Pam and all the servers and bartenders were just spot on that day. We appreciated their hospitality as well. The food was soooooo good. We had the buffett, and everything we picked was to our liking! It was wonderful. The Mckinley was the perfect place to have a wedding and I am so glad we chose it for the venue. Everything was perfect! -Elaine Schrader

Schrader Wedding

My daughter and I attend Vestal’s Father Daughter Ball each year which is held at this venue. The food, service and atmosphere are always great. It’s a wonderful event and it wouldn’t be the same anywhere else. I highly recommend this venue. -Event Guest

Vestal F/D Dance

I have been to a wedding here and the food was wonderful! The staff were very friendly and the place looked beautiful. I have never heard one negative comment about the McKinley! -Event Guest

Wedding Guest