(Closed) Venues? Cermony and Reception?

posted 9 years ago in New York – Upstate NY
Post # 3
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

wish i could help.  I was in Skaneateles, I jsut wanted to give this a bump for you =o)

Post # 4
3 posts
  • Wedding: August 2006

What type of venue are you looking for? Traditional ballroom? Unique space that you can make your own? Outdoor park? There are tons of choices- if you give a little more about what you want, I’m sure we can help you come up with something!

Post # 5
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I got married in the Finger Lakes, about 45 minutes east of Rochester. Don’t know if that will help you (if its too far) but I do know some venues in Rochester that I came across while planning.

What kind of budget do you have to spend on venue? We were very small budget so we just rented a city park and had a tent put up. We had Wegmans out of Canandaigua cater, but I am pretty sure that the Pittsford Wegmans does catering as well. It was GREAT food and a really awesome price (unbeatable price, really). I can’t recommend them enough, everyone raved about the food.

Are you doing a Church ceremony, or a non-religious one? Or a bit of both? Do you want a venue that has places for both reception and ceremony?

A very popular choice around here is to have weddings at local wineries and the fancy hotels. In Geneva there are a few choices, pretty expensive: Geneva On the Lake, Belhurst Castle, Ventosa Vineyards. They’re all very nice though.

Another more budget friendly choice is renting state or city park space and doing an outdoor event. Our tent rentals and all tables, chairs, linens, etc cost us about $3000. This allowed us to provide our own alcohol as well, which saved us a boatload of money. I know there is a state park in Ithica, in Geneva, Canandaigua. Pretty much any of the finger lakes will have nice looking lake front spots for you to use.

Hope that was helpful!

Post # 6
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh also, you should check out Rochester City Parks. I know Highland Park is beautiful, and I think the Sunken Gardens are a popular location for wedding-related stuff. I don’t know if they do receptions, but here is the site:


Post # 7
1 posts

We are having our reception at Irondequoit Country Club in Pittsford.  It was just remodeled and is gorgeous!!!  Stacey Blair the coordinator is super helpful and really seems like she knows what she is doing. Check it out. You won’t be disappointed!

Post # 8
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m a Maid/Matron of Honor in a wedding in Rochester on November 7th – it’s at the Inn on Broadway, which looks lovely.

Post # 9
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Have you looked at the Memorial art gallery? I always thought that was pretty.  If you are looking for something unique, check out the Artisan Works building…very cool!  There is Casa Larga which overlooks a vineyard…very pretty. Crystal Barn is a cool location, not sure how many it holds though.   South of Rochester is the Geneva on the Lake, Belhurst Castle and Big Tree Inn.

Good luck!!

Post # 10
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I live in Ithaca, but we found the perfect venue in Hammondsport, NY which is about an hour from here.  We are getting married and holding our reception at the beautiful Heron Hill Winery.

I have also been to 2 gorgeous weddings at the Belhurst Castle in Geneva. 

Both locations are fairly close to the Rochester area and are quite stunning.

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