Rochester Mansion Wedding

posted 3 years ago in New York – Upstate NY
Post # 3
9 posts

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
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have you looked into Esperanza Mansion? It’s a bit outside Rochester, but totally amazing!

Post # 5
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I PM’d OP but thought I’d add to this since we had our wedding at RAOM. They’re not a typical wedding venue (ours was one of two they had last year).  We LOVED the Academy! It’s gorgeous, our guests loved how unique it was, the staff, especially Laurie their event coordinator, was awesome!! It was beautiful, we had space to spread out, spaces to get ready in, space for catering…and they let us start to set up 2 days ahead of time. We had the entire venue all day, no strict in and out deadlines. I love the history of the mansion, and it felt like we were entertaining our guests in a home not just a venue. If anybody is looking at RAOM I’d love to answer any questions you might have. 🙂 

Post # 5
1 posts

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)?

Post # 7
1 posts

 Hi!  I’m also looking at RAOM for a potential wedding venue. Does anyone have details on how many rooms you have access to, and an approximate cost of the venue?


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