Holidays and Special Events

Celebrate special occasions in a unique Ivy League setting in the heart of the Cornell University campus. From spectacular Easter and Mother's Day brunches, to Commencement celebrations, and Taverna Banfi Dine with the Winemaker Series, we look forward to helping you create lasting memories.
 
For reservations contact Special Events at 607-254-2624 or ha-tavernabanfi@cornell.edu.
 
For information on hosting wedding, rehearsal dinner, farewell Sunday Brunch, birthday or retirement celebrations in one of our beautiful event and reception venues,
contact our Sales Professionals at 607-254-2678 or statlersales@sha.cornell.edu.
 

Commencement 2020

Commencement weekend is the pinnacle of every graduate's experience at Cornell. It is a time to reflect and revel in accomplishments and prepare for the next big life step. Private rooms are available for larger family gatherings.
 
We look forward to working with you to commemorate your graduate's achievements! Reservations available beginning Thursday, January 2, 2020.
 
To view our commencement weekend menus click the View Menu button.
 
 
 
Taverna Banfi
Taverna Banfi
Reservations Required
 
Taverna Banfi is proud to offer the following specialty Tuscan-inspired options for your dining pleasure.
 
  • Friday evening we are featuring our commencement à la carte menu. Reservations are available 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday evening join us for our 4-course prix fixe menu. Reservations are available 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Sunday we begin serving our 4-course prix fixe dinner menu beginning at 2:00 p.m. with our last seating at 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday we are offering our popular lunch buffet
    available 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
We will be serving our breakfast buffet throughout the weekend.
The Carrier Ballroom
The Carrier Ballroom
Reservations Required
The Statler Hotel will be featuring a dinner buffet on Saturday and Sunday.
Reservations are available on
Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and
Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Regent Lounge
The Regent Lounge
No Reservations Needed
The Regent Lounge will offer a salad and sandwich lunch buffet on
Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Terrace Restaurant
The Terrace Restaurant
No Reservations Needed
One of Cornell's most popular quick-style service lunch locations. Offering a variety of made to order meal options including Salads, Burritos, Pho, Curry, Chicken Fingers, and Housemade Soups.
Commencement Weekend Hours of Operation:
Friday & Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.