Meet our Wedding Team

Kathy Marchenese | Wedding & Events Manager
Kathy has been the Wedding & Events Manager at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars since 2011. Born and raised in Penn Yan, Kathy has cherished the lakes and vineyards of  the Finger Lakes, what she calls her little slice of paradise, since a very young age. With over 30 years in customer service, the last 12 in the wedding industry, Kathy takes pride in sharing in the planning of one of the most important days in someone’s life, as well as being a part of the Glenora team.  She credits her success to the talented chefs and staff and the hundreds of couples she’s had the pleasure of working with over the years. The year-round stunning views don’t hurt either!

James Merritt  | Assitant Event Coordinator
James is the Assistant Event Coordinator at the Inn at Glenora Wine Cellars. He has been a member of the team, working alongside Kathy, since 2014. A native of the Finger Lakes, born and raised in Penn Yan, James’ expertise in wedding and event coordination comes from 10 years of experience at venues and event spaces in this beautiful region. James loves the rewarding experience of getting to know each couple and working with them on their special journey, and best of all, having couples come in as guests and leave as friends.

James and Kathy have worked together in wedding and event coordination in various capacities for nearly 15 years, which translates to over 200 weddings as a dynamic duo. They began working together when James was just 16 years old. For Kathy, watching James excel personally and professionally in his career path over the years has been gratifying to say the least, and for James, having Kathy as a teacher and confidant is more than he could ever ask for. Their success comes from a shared passion and love for what they do, a common thread of professionalism, and a great respect for one another.

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