Events & Retreats

weddings events & retreats

Nestled in the great outdoors, Firelight Camps is the ideal outdoor venue for intimate weddings, retreats, and creative off-sites. Guests can soak in the natural beauty of Upstate, NY from the comfort of our luxury safari tents with private tented porches. The glampground has direct access to the winding trails of Buttermilk Falls State Park and is just a short drive from downtown Ithaca.

Exclusive use of the grounds is available from May through October and can accommodate up to 125 attendees.

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The grounds include 19 king or double-queen bed tents, a furnished lobby tent, a banquet tent, 3 campfire lounge areas, and a bathhouse. The lobby tent is 30’x40’, the banquet tent is 20’x40’ and an additional event tent can be rented from a service provider and setup in the large gravel area.

Each sleeping tent is immersed in Nature with a private covered porch and plush beds. The following tent types are available:

  • King Bed Tents: 10

  • Double Queen Bed Tents: 5

  • Electric King Bed Tents: 2

  • Electric Double Queen Bed Tent: 1

  • Electric Master King Tent: 1

The bathhouse is a 2-3 minute walk from each tent and outfitted with hot showers, flushing toilets, fresh towels and eco-friendly bath products.

lodging & facilities

Complimentary locally-sourced breakfast is served daily with vegan and gluten-free options available. On-site dining options for lunch or dinner include roast-your-own hot dogs, sausages, seasonal sides and artisanal s’more kits. Propane and charcoal grills are also available in the lounge area outside the lobby tent if you prefer to prepare your own fireside meal.

To help you plan a catered meal at camp, we’ve curated our preferred catering partners and service providers.

For off-site dining, we recommend reviewing our favorite Ithaca restaurants.

food & drink

Hiking: The trailhead to Upper Buttermilk Falls is located on the property, offering access to wooded trails, waterfalls and a swimming hole at the lower park, which is a steep 1-hour hike. Check out more outdoor adventures in the area.

Wine & Food Tours: Savor the taste of the region with a tasting tour of premier wineries guided by Experience! The Finger Lakes or a walking tour of Ithaca’s unique restaurants with Ithaca Is Foodies.

Boat Tours & Kayak Rentals: Explore Ithaca by water at Cayuga Lake, a 15-minute drive from camp. Discover Cayuga Lake offers private charters, boat tours and eco-cruises or for more independent adventuring, Puddledockers provides kayak, canoe, and SUP rentals.

activities & excursions

retreat groups

Check out some of the amazing groups that have already retreated with us:


Contact our General Manager at for pricing inquiries and to start planning your private event.


upcoming events

Firelight Live Events: Check out our schedule for details on upcoming Firelight Live events!

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