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Inspired American Cuisine
call 315-823-3000 or email
123 Old State Road, Little Falls, NY 13365
route 5, six miles east of Little Falls, 
3 miles west of St. Johnsville... 
on the East Canada Creek at the Herkimer County Line

Photo courtesy Dexter Davis

We are in new territory with New York ordering the closing of all restaurants during the current health crisis.  We have not been given a date when we are allowed to reopen.   As Lynn & I live here on the property, we have decided to use this time to make improvements, develop new menu items and ideas, and stay in touch with our loyal customers and our upcoming brides & grooms as the national scene changes on a day-to-day or even hour-by-hour basis.   We remain available to meet and show the Castle to anyone who would like to plan an event in the future.   We are giving priority to those couples who currently have dates planned who wish to postpone to later in the calendar or into next year.   There are a few Saturday dates still available in 2020, and many Friday or Sunday dates.   With this in mind we have come up with guidelines to help in your planning.

At a minimum we expect the statewide restaurant closure will run through April and quite likely through May.  Whether it goes further will be apparent if the state sees any sign that the outbreak is leveling off.   We encourage anyone with an event scheduled through the end of May to move to an alternate date.  Our wedding dates page is now up to date.   Keep in mind that any open date listed may be taken even if it listed as available as we will likely be in contact with other couples over the course of each day.   We will try to be sure the page is updated by the beginning of each day over the next few weeks as dates are selected.
Any deposits or payments already made will be applied  to your new date.   Our policy remains that all deposits and advance payments are non-refundable but will be applied to any final bill.  Please contact the Castle if you have any questions.
Anyone who moves to a date for 2021 or later will be able to remain at the pricing that they currently have.  We will not charge 2021 prices for anyone who was orginally booked for 2020.
Anyone who changes from a Saturday night to a Friday or Sunday, or to an off-season night will be able to save the cost that was involved with in-season or Saturday night room charges.
Some people may not be certain of their plans at this point or may wish to wait to see when the current situation will resolve.  Others may be committed to finding a new date right now.  We are giving priority is to currently booked couples who are certain of their change of plans and are not accepting new bookings until after April 12, although new couples who are interested may still inquire and express interest for dates pending rescheduling changes.

For currently booked couples who wait until after April 12 to reschedule their plans we are requesting a small additional deposit, depending on the date selected*.  This will help avoid having a couple who is unsure pick a new date while also keeping their options open for either a different date or different plans altogether, as they have no additional investment in a new date.  Without that investment it unfairly prevents another couple who is certain of their plans from taking what might be a desired date. The additional small deposit ensures that the couple is commited to their change of date.  For receptions originally planned for under 100 guests the additional deposit would be $300.   For groups originally planned over 100 guests the deposit would be $500.   Of course any deposit falls under our established guidelines and will be applied to your final billing.  Please contact the Castle if you have any questions.
It's understandable that a couple may change plans altogether.   While all deposits remain non-refundable they may be transferrable.   If you have a friend or relative looking for a wedding venue and they wish to personally buy out your deposit they may do that.  This would be subject to some conditions but no additional fees.   You can sell the date privately for any amount you agree to with the other party and we will allow the full amount of any payments already made to be used by that couple.  This option will be available to any transfer made through November 1, 2021 for a new booking (someone who has not yet been in touch with us for wedding planning).  If you are interested in this option please contact the Castle for details.   Once the original date of your reception has passed the option will not be available to you.
Over the years we have seen a growth in off-season weddings.   The Castle is beautiful under a blanket of snow with a fire burning in the fireplace.   A winter honeymoon or Anniversary can be a blessing when it's cold outside and the occasion is a great reason to travel to warmer climates to celebrate!   For couples with a reception over 100 people who move to a winter date we will offer a 10% discount on food and beverages.   This past year was the mildest winter we've seen!   Grab a date now!

*Saturdays in season or popular off season wedding dates, New Years Eve, Valentines Day and the weekend of Valentines day