It’s far from difficult to find a spectacular wedding venue in Buffalo, NY. As the second largest city in the state of New York, there are a ton of establishments popping up one after another, eager to fulfill every bride-to-be’s dreams. From ballrooms that exude grandeur at its finest to Tuscan-style venues, Buffalo has a wedding venue for every kind of couple. Couples can plan epic and beautifully rustic weddings, turn their weddings into Eden through incredible garden venues, or go a modern route with some of the newer banquet halls in the city. Whatever your preference or budget is, there’s no doubt that the perfect wedding venue is just one ocular away. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
With 3 amazing banquet rooms and unparalleled views of the Niagara River, AcQua is a beautiful place to host a wedding. One of the choices at AcQua is the Atrium, which comfortably accommodates 50 guests for seated receptions and stands out with its all glass structure. The Riverview Room is the second option and seats up to 125 guests. There’s a Mahogany built-in bar that stands out at weddings, and a patio that easily converts indoor events to outdoor events. AcQua’s third and largest option is the Harbour Room, which accommodates up to 340 guests for a seated reception and 600 for a cocktail reception. The floor to ceiling doors create a fantastic backdrop to every photo along side the amazing sunsets, water views and more along the Niagara River.
2192 Niagara Street, Buffalo, New York 14207, Phone: 716-874-5400
© Adam’s Mark
At Adam’s Mark the goal is simple, to turn every wedding into an effortless and memorable event. Exceptional service is promised by the experienced and professional staff at the venue, while savvy wedding planners make themselves available to help couples through every decision-making process. Couples can even host memorable rehearsal dinners or brunches at discounted rates, when they make Adam’s Mark their choice for the reception. As a proud member of the Buffalo Bridal Association, Adam’s Mark provides classic and well-kept events spaces for all patrons. The hall is much like a chameleon, ready to take on any look and feel that the bride and groom-to-be desire, which means dream weddings could be just one phone call away.
120 Church Street, Buffalo, New York 14202, Phone: 716-845-5100
Classic, elegant, and undeniably gorgeous, the Admiral Room at the Marin is a dream venue that will turn every wedding into a fantastically glamorous occasion. Not only will couples make an impression through this venue, they’ll also enjoy stress-free wedding planning with the Admiral Rooms experienced event managers, state-of-the-art kitchen, and remarkable service. The Admiral Room, which can accommodate anywhere between 50 to 300 guests, features high, stately ceilings, tall and eye-catching windows, and classic interiors. With the right team in place, couples can turn the Admiral Room into the wedding venue of their dreams. Ready? Prestige, majesty and style await.
237 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, Phone: 716-842-0502
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© Avanti Mansion
Achieving the wedding you’ve always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a stressful occasion. In fact, at Avanti Mansion, simple planning results in simply incredible weddings. Whether you want to invite a few guests or invite everyone you could possibly know, Avanti Mansion has venues of varying sizes to accommodate however many people you want to witness your special day. The Amore Ballroom, for example, is an indoor and outdoor event that can accommodate a total of 275 guests. Meanwhile, The Garden can fit 205 seated guests in an elegant outdoor venue with a tent. A smaller reception venue is the Amore Library, which comfortably seats 105 guests. There’s no shortage of spectacular ceremony venues either such as the Ballroom Garden, the Japanese Garden, The Library and the Library Courtyard.
4409 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14219, Phone: 716-822-6200
Situated in the heart of Buffalo’s Theater District, Babeville is a multi-use facility that infuses weddings with a 19th century Gothic Revival-style charm. The primary and most popular venue to book for weddings is the Asbury Hall, which has been lovingly and beautifully restored. The Hall has a state-of-the-art sound system and retains its original wrap around balcony with pew seating, to transform every wedding into a an unbelievably memorable event large enough for 780 guests. For smaller wedding parties, the 9th Ward is Babeville’s smaller basement ward that is perfect for 150 guests at a cocktail wedding or about 100 seated guests for a sit-down reception.
341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202, Phone: 716-852-3835
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6.Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter
For couples eager to say “I do” amidst in a modern and spectacularly designed reception, the Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter could be exactly what you need to turn your dreams into a reality. Featuring 6 stunning event rooms, nearly 6,000 square feet of event space, and easily accessible rooms for out-of-town guests, the Buffalo Marriot promises to please. The venue’s versatile reception venues are blank canvases ready to take on any kind of decoration or style, while the largest ballroom can comfortably seat 200 guests for a sit-down reception. Pre-function venues are perfect to entertain guests for a stylish and inviting cocktail hour prior to the reception, while certified wedding planners are on standby to help ensure that each wedding is flawlessly executed from beginning to end.
95 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, Phone: 716-852-0049
© Foundry Hotel
There’s a lot to love about the Foundry Hotel. From its historicity as the part of the foundry that manufactured the original train signal, to its urban chic interior, there are beautiful accents and tidbits that keep this hotel on top of the list for best wedding venues in Buffalo. The hotel features two beautiful banquet rooms, a hidden courtyard, a lounge area, and even apartments, making it a one-stop shop for weddings. Couples can choose between the Signal Room and the Taylor Room for indoor receptions or the Courtyard for a majestic outdoor reception complete with lush gardens, firepits, and an antique fountain. The uncovered brick, loft like windows, beautiful wood tile floors and exposed ceilings also add a distinct charm that brings magic to any wedding.
1738 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14207, Phone: 716-240-9693
8.Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rowing Boathouse
© Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rowing Boathouse
There’s nothing quite like tying the knot in the middle of the Niagara River with a gorgeous sunset serving as breathtaking backdrop. This is exactly what the Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rowing Boathouse offers to couples ready to begin their journey as husband and wife. The Wright’s Rowing Boathouse is a non-profit and fully operational boathouse, which features a spacious and heated wood paneled room on the second floor perfect for intimate weddings. Beyond the ability to style such an iconic boathouse, the impressive sunsets, cool breeze and sparkling waters will gift guests and the newlyweds alike with magnificent photographs and memories alike.
One Rotary Row, Buffalo, New York 14201, Phone: 716-362-3140
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9.Grand Lady Cruises Inc.
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Let the captain and passionate crew of the Grand Lady take care of every detail of your dream wedding aboard the Grand Lady Cruises Inc. Perfect for couples eager to have a nautical themed wedding, the Grand Lady has been throwing spectacularly elegant events since 1998. Wedding ceremonies feature a one-of-a-kind background thanks to the blue sky and crystal-clear waters of Lake Erie and the Buffalo River. Meanwhile, the crew will put in all the elbow grease needed to dish out mouthwatering dinners for the bridal party. With a seating capacity of 88, the Grand lady is perfect for small and intimate weddings.
359 Ganson Street, Buffalo, New York 14203, Phone: 716-873-4630
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10.Gregor’s Garden Grove
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Backed by a passionate team that is eager to make every single event an unforgettable occasion, Gregor’s Garden Grove personally manages every detail of a couple’s reception to make sure that this special day is a stress-free as possible. For couples who want to have their ceremony and reception in the same venue, Gregor’s Garden Grove offers a serene outdoor location for a romantic garden ceremony, while an indoor floral chapel is a weather-proof option for your ceremony. Meanwhile, the venue features a bridal suite that will pamper and seclude the bride for her preparations, as well as indoor and outdoor reception venues that are good enough for 270 guests.
3270 Clinton Street, West Seneca, New York 14224, Phone: 716-668-2222
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© Hamlin House
Tie the knot in the heart of the historic Allentown District at the Hamlin House. The Hamlin House was once a turn of the century mansion, which, after some tender love and care, has been restored into a popular events venue at Buffalo, New York. Weddings at the Hamlin House enjoy an Italianate flair alongside divine old-world architecture. This certainly isn’t the place for cookie-cutter weddings, as the historicity of the building lends a magical charm to any nuptial. One of the main things that people remember at weddings are, of course, the food. The Hamlin House certainly delivers in this aspect with spectacular food and even friendlier service.
432 Franklin Street, Buffalo, New York 14202, Phone: 716-885-8084
12.Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center
© Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center
Featuring striking design and equally striking modernity, the Hotel Henry is a beautiful hotel that was designed to fuse with the architectural legacy of Buffalo’s National Historic Landmark. There are 88-guest rooms at this hotel with full-service amenities, making it perfect for wedding parties that are expecting a lot of out-of-town guests. Brides getting married at Hotel Henry climb a gorgeous spiraling brick staircase on the way to saying, “I do”, while the Frederick Law Olmsted-inspired grounds serve as the perfect place to enjoy pre-reception cocktails and hors d’oeurves. Meanwhile, receptions are magical and eclectic thanks to the sprawling ballroom of this iconic and historic venue in Buffalo.
Corner of Rockwell Road and Richardson Road, Buffalo, New York 14213, Phone: 716-882-1970
© Kloc’s Grove
Chic, romantic and elegant, Kloc’s Grove is ready to turn every couple’s day into a spectacular memory that will last a lifetime. Kloc’s undoubtedly goes the extra mile to make sure that your wedding day is all about you. Impeccable service, great styling, and attention to detail is just the beginning, too. Where Kloc’s really shines is through their gourmet meals that have guests raving. Not only does Kloc’s specialize in homestyle cooking, they also hand select every ingredient that goes into their award-winning cuisine. Entrees are plated just before they are served to ensure that each plate is at its best. Various packages are available for couples, so that they get exactly what they want and need for their wedding.
1234 Seneca Creek Road, West Seneca, New York 14224, Phone: 716-674-5944
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14.Kotecki’s Grandview Grove
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Living by the motto, “Lifelong memories begin at Kotecki’s”, Kotetcki’s Grandview Grove utilizes over 27 years of experience in the event industry to bring dream events to life. This family owned and operated venue specializes in wedding ceremonies and receptions as the magical venue boasts of over 22 acres of lush property right along the Cazenovia Creek in West Seneca. Promising picturesque wedding ceremonies and receptions, Kotecki’s is home to two remodeled banquet rooms, the Natalie and the Cecilia. Both rooms are breathtaking and are underscored by spectacular Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Guests can also enjoy beautifully maintained grounds, an outdoor gazebo, a tent area, patio bar and more entertainment options.
4685 Seneca Street, West Seneca, New York 14224, Phone: 716-674-2287
© Larkin Square
Events at Larkin Square are unique, exciting and certainly memorable thanks to the colorful and vibrant town that serves as the backdrop to events at this space. A historic neighborhood, Larkin Square sits in the center of Larkinville, which was once home to the Larkin Soap Company. This naturally lends an urban setting to the venue, which blends well with the colorful design elements of the wedding venue. Indoor and outdoor venues are available for formal celebrations, while the most beloved part of the Larkin Square has got to be their award-winning gardens. Couples can have their ceremony in the center of beautifully manicured grounds or utilize the green space for an outdoor reception instead. Meanwhile, full-service catering is available care of the Filling Station at Larkin Square.
745 Seneca Street, Buffalo, New York 14210, Phone: 716-362-2665
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© Marcy Casino
Armed with both indoor and outdoor spaces, the Marcy Casino is housed in a historic landmark building that boasts of a park, a garden, and a glorious oceanfront view. With vintage and rustic charm, the Marcy Casino can accommodate 160 guests, and offers their venue for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, wedding ceremony and receptions alike. This keeps things simple and helps couples save money with all their big events at one venue. One spectacular additional service is the Marcy Casino’s restaurant, which means that patrons don’t have to look far to find the perfect caterer. Additional amenities include tables, chairs, linen, silverware, glassware, a ceremony arch, dance floor use and outdoor lighting among other things.
199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo, New York 14222, Phone: 716-886-0088
© Marygold Manor
There’s no denying that the Marygold Manor is in the business of turning dream weddings into reality. Being in operation since the summer of 1969, the Marygold Manor offers various wedding packages for discerning customers. For example, some packages come with open bar services, while others come with complimentary cake cutting services. At the end of the day, however, what’s amazing about Marygold Manor is their service. In fact, dealing with the events team of the Marygold is a lot like paying a visit to your neighborhood restaurant as they treat their guests like long lost friends. A handful of reception halls are available depending on the size of your wedding parties with options including the Main Hall, the Kensington Room, and the Patio Room.
770 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga, New York 14225, Phone: 716-634-2288
© Statler City
A premier venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions alike, Statler City lends its classic elegance and timeless sophistication to every event. Well trained staff makes every detail of wedding planning smooth and effortless, while the culinary excellence of the kitchen staff promises one utterly delectable bite after another whether you’re tucking into a dinner reception or a light cocktail celebration. Historic in its own right, Statler City offers 4 different reception venues. The Golden Ballroom easily accommodates up to 350 guests while the Terrace room is fantastic for wedding parties expecting anywhere between 100 to 220 guests. Another option is the Niagara Room, which seats a maximum of 140 guests, while small and intimate wedding parties will settle right into the Georgian Ballroom which seats 80 guests comfortably.
107 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202, Phone: 716-853-3300
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© Templeton Landing
Who says you need grand ballroom or gigantic venue to have a romantic and memorable wedding? Templeton Landing is a beautiful restaurant situated on the banks of the Erie Basin, and just so happens to be one of the most popular alternative wedding venues in Buffalo. Known for its skilled and highly trained staff, Templeton Landing works closely with every couple to make sure that every detail is met to their exact specification. Templeton offers both indoor and outdoor venues for ceremonies and receptions alike. Say “I do” with a panoramic waterfront view as your backdrop or dance the night away under the stars thanks to Templeton’s outdoor decking area.
2 Templeton Terrace, Buffalo New York 14202, Phone: 716-852-7337
© Tewksbury Lodge
Nestled in the heart of a neighborhood that is undoubtedly on the rise, the Tewksbury Lodge’s new facility is practically a revolution in Buffalo and is quickly become one of the most popular wedding venues in the area. The lodge is situated in a historic area of Buffalo’s waterfront, boasting spectacular views of the Buffalo River. Also nearby is the River Fest park, which means that weddings at the lodge enjoy the downtown skyline and some lift bridges as its industrial backdrop. With garden spaces meeting industrial vistas, the Tewksbury Lodge showcases a unique angle of Buffalo and makes undoubtedly creates stunning photographs.
249 Ohio Street, Buffalo, New York 14204, Phone: 716-840-2866
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21.The Historic Lodge Event Center
© The Historic Lodge Event Center
An architectural treasure located in the heart of South Buffalo is the Historic Lodge Event Center. Known for its unique interiors and brilliant domes, the lodge is a customizable venue that’s perfect for history buffs. Imagine getting married or celebrating your new beginnings as husband and wife while being surrounded by historic architecture and authentic restorations. The Lodge offers 3 banquet rooms, ranging from capacities of 75 to 500 guests. Meanwhile two bars are available to serve guests fantastic cocktails, and a full performance stage is available for rent for couples who want live entertainment at their nuptials. The Historic Lodge Event Center also offers a Bridal Suite for the preparations of brides-to-be as well as in-house catering that serves mouthwatering dishes.
212 Cazenovia Street, Buffalo, New York 14210, Phone: 716-826-0168
22.The Mansion on Delaware Avenue
© The Mansion on Delaware Avenue
Perfect for wedding parties of about 168 seated guests, The Mansion on Delaware Avenue is a luxury wedding and reception venue in Buffalo. Once a historic mansion, the building is now one of the top hotels in the area and offers a blend of historicity and modernity for couples eager to exchange vows. Striking features of The Mansion include its 15-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, ornate wood carvings, a private terrace, white oak wainscoting, and a beautiful salon armed with a fireplace. The Library is another beautiful feature of The Mansion and offers an intimate feel alongside bright windows and markedly historic details. While the Mansion is more than capable of designing your dream wedding, where its team truly shines is through its award-winning cuisine and creative wine pairings.
414 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202, Phone: 716-886-3300
23.The Westin Buffalo
© The Westin Buffalo
From venues that showcase secluded luxury and brilliant open-air grandeur all at the same time, the Westin Buffalo is a charming wedding venue that promises a wedding to remember. The Westin has several flexible and versatile halls to choose from, with the largest venue being the Grand Ballroom at 3,574 square feet and capable accommodating 200 guests for a sit-down dinner reception. Decoration at the Westin is, simply put, elegant, plush and refined. Floor-to-ceiling windows and carpeted floors showcase luxury, while the purple uplighting adds panache and charm to the venue. Other venue options include the Louis Ballroom, good enough for 180 guests, the Charles Room and the Westin Executive Boardroom, both of which seat 150 people.
250 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14202, Phone: 716-854-9000
© Tonawanda Castle
Get married in the heart of a unique and historic venue in Tonawanda. The castle has stood along Delaware Street for over 100 years and is remarkably striking its with brick exterior, blue granite walls and 38,000 square-foot space. Aside from its massive structure and history as a former military armory, the Tonawanda Castle has an intimate and charming interior, which hosts up to 450 guests in a seated reception. Guests will dance the night away atop lovely restored hardwood floors, while vaulted ceilings exude a feeling of grandeur for every guest that walks through the castle’s doors. Additional services offered to guests of the Tonawanda Castle include complimentary cake cutting, event planning rentals, lights and sounds, and more.
69 Delaware Street, Tonawanda, New York 14150, Phone: 716-743-8544
24 Best Wedding Venues in Buffalo, NY
- AcQua, Photo: AcQua
- Adam’s Mark, Photo: Adam’s Mark
- Admiral Room, Photo: Stanislav/stock.adobe.com
- Avanti Mansion, Photo: Avanti Mansion
- Babeville, Photo: Babeville
- Buffalo Marriott Harborcenter, Photo: Olga/stock.adobe.com
- Foundry Hotel, Photo: Foundry Hotel
- Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rowing Boathouse, Photo: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rowing Boathouse
- Grand Lady Cruises Inc., Photo: Grand Lady Cruises Inc.
- Gregor’s Garden Grove, Photo: Gregor’s Garden Grove
- Hamlin House, Photo: Hamlin House
- Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center, Photo: Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center
- Kloc’s Grove, Photo: Kloc’s Grove
- Kotecki’s Grandview Grove, Photo: Kotecki’s Grandview Grove
- Larkin Square, Photo: Larkin Square
- Marcy Casino, Photo: Marcy Casino
- Marygold Manor, Photo: Marygold Manor
- Statler City, Photo: Statler City
- Templeton Landing, Photo: Templeton Landing
- Tewksbury Lodge, Photo: Tewksbury Lodge
- The Historic Lodge Event Center, Photo: The Historic Lodge Event Center
- The Mansion on Delaware Avenue, Photo: The Mansion on Delaware Avenue
- The Westin Buffalo, Photo: The Westin Buffalo
- Tonawanda Castle, Photo: Tonawanda Castle
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Attraction Spotlight: Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Beginning life in 1862, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society has a history of its very own. It was founded as the Buffalo History Museum by an interested group of history buffs and quickly assembled a fine collection of regional paintings, artefacts, photographs, and manuscripts, charting the history of the local area. It quickly outgrew its initial space, but was given a new lifeline during the Great Exposition in the 19th century. A local architect by the name of George Cary was called upon to design and construct the New York State Building, which originally hosted the 1901 Pan-American Exposition and then remained as a permanent fixture housing local history.
Inside the new larger facility, the mission of the society was expansion and the collection of new and interesting exhibitions. They have continued this goal from year to year, evolving and growing into the veritable treasure trove of historical import that they are today. They champion fostering a personal connection with the visitors by telling unique local stories in their permanent exhibition, which focuses on the surrounding area and history. Over the course of the year, they host various exhibitions, displays, talks, and lead tours through the exhibitions, hoping to educate as much as they entertain. Further details, booking, and prices can all be found on the website.
Attached to the museum is a research library that is open to researchers, educators, and the public alike and which contains a wealth of knowledge and collected history. They also have a museum shop selling mementoes and gifts as well as a cafe for those who have built an appetite of the edible variety whilst feeding their appetite for knowledge on the grounds.
One Museum Court, Buffalo, New York 14216, Phone: 716-873-9644
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Attraction Spotlight: Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum
On the corner of Michigan Avenue and Seneca Street in downtown Buffalo sits the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum. What was once a Mack Truck showroom and dealership is now home to a wide array of vintage, classic, marvelous, unique, and intriguing motor vehicles, telling the story of our epic journey from horse to horsepower.
The museum first opened in 2001 and has utilized the space afforded by the venue extraordinarily well; the motor exhibition feels completely at home inside the ex-dealership showroom, although it must be noted you can’t test drive or take home any of the antique vehicles showcased within. It all began in the hearts of Jim Sandoro and his wife Mary Ann. Together, they have spent around 45 years assembling a veritable fleet of motor memorabilia. The collection specifically shines a spotlight on the transportation industry of Western New York and the contribution and evolution that took place therein. A particular focus is upon the namesake of the museum, the Pierce-Arrow, as well as the E.R. Thomas Motor Company and a few other automobile specialists based out of Buffalo. The collection spans from the beginnings of the motor industry into the modern age and there is no other like it in the country.
To compliment the already impressive display of vehicles on site, the Sandoros have a slightly more ambitious and original plan. They have secured the designs and plans that famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright put together for an innovative fueling station, which was intended to be built on the corner of Cherry Street and Michigan Avenue but unfortunately never saw fruition. The fueling station, which Frank Lloyd Wright called an “ornament to the pavement,” was decades ahead of its time, as were most of Wright’s works. The finished project would include a two 45-foot totem poles, an overhead gravity-fed gas distribution system, an attendant's quarters, a copper roof, restrooms, and a second story observation deck. Once completed it is hoped that the station will be an attraction all of its own and another example of Buffalo’s pride in the work of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, whose other works you can view at several other locations in the city. It has not yet been completed and the museum is currently accepting donations and funding to help finance the project.
The museum does offer group tours that provide an in-depth and fascinating insight into the history and story of the museum’s collection. These are available request for groups of 30 people or more at $20 per person, and they also occasionally have scheduled tours that you can join by checking the website. For both, you will need to visit the museum's webpage and book well in advance but the experience is definitely worth it.
263 Michigan Ave, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: 716-853-0084
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