Post # 1
Hi everyone! This is my first post here!
We are planning a September 2015 wedding and wanted something a bit off the beaten path. We think we have decided upon a MANSION wedding. We have toured both the Rochester Academy of Medicine and the AAUW Perkins Mansion. We liked both but, we think we like the grandiosity and character of the ROAM better.
Interested if anyone has experienced either venue either as a bride/groom or for attending an event, etc. We are planning about 70-80 guests max and either heavy hors d’oeuvres or buffet/hors d’oeuvres stations so, we won’t need seating for everyone at once like a sit down dinner.
Congrats to all brides-to-be and I look forward to any insights.
Post # 3
I’ve been to events at both, although neither were wedding receptions. I think your thoughts about ROAM being just a bit nicer are on track.
Parking is okay at either, AAUW is holds fewer cars but spills over into the Rochester Area Community Foundation’s parking lot when needed.
Both locations have nice proximity to East End and downtown locations/hotels for your guests.
My preference would still be for ROAM but the one venue I’d love to do something at is Warner Castle in Highland Park. The interior is definitely not on par with either of your options but the exterior is fabulous – it looks like a Scottish Castle in the middle of the city. Good luck with your planning!
Matt McDermott, Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo
Post # 4
Have you looked into Esperanza Mansion? It’s a bit outside Rochester, but totally amazing!
Post # 5
Post # 5
Goofball: Hi! I’m looking at RAOM for an August 2014 wedding… but I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to make it up there to check it out ahead of time. Short engagement, live in DC (I’m from Roch), yadda yadda. Anyway, I’m fairly certain it’s beautiful inside from the pictures… but a couple questions. 1) I’m planning on 70-80 attendees… and having ceremony and dinner there. Based on what you saw/experienced, is that doable capacity-wise? Or a stretch? 2) What rooms did you have access to? I’m hoping we can kind of roam around at will and have different activities going on in different rooms throughout the day. 3) Any drawbacks? 4) Was the “museum” part creepy or cool (or both)?