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Old 07-20-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Question Where to have a wedding in Buffalo

Hey there,

My sister is finallllly getting married - on the 4th of July, 2009. I was wondering/hoping you could give me some tips on good reception places in the area. They have checked out many places across WNY but they are still seaching. They hope to have it in an historic building like the Statler Towers or a mansion, maybe the Hyatt. We just need more ideas on reception hotspots - one that people will remember - not your normal everyday wedding reception.

Many Thanks!

-me.
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Buffalo
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I can highly recommend The Church , 341 Delaware Avenue ( at Tupper Street); thechurchbuffalo.org, (716) 852-8020.

This is the old victorian church that Ani DiFranco rehabbed. My niece had her wedding there in February (Mardi Gras Theme) and I was amazed at how beautiful the place is. Tons of natural wood and stained glass windows.The food was wonderful as well. Can't help you with costs. You'll have to contact them for that.

Here's a couple of pics of the inside:


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/tkubi7/ml.jpg (broken link)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/tkubi7/Shawnasshower010.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:24 AM
 
Location: WNY
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lot's of historic places as well - delaware park casino - do they still do weddings? I do know a great photographer? If she needs one - oh and also the botanical gardens is a goegeous place for an evening wedding...

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Old 07-21-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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@CAugust: I saw a wedding group going into the Marcy Casino (Delaware Park) and having photos taken at the rose garden there, so yes, they must still do weddings. Can't attest as to how memorable it might be though.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:43 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Buffalonian4life View Post
Hey there,

My sister is finallllly getting married - on the 4th of July, 2009. I was wondering/hoping you could give me some tips on good reception places in the area. They have checked out many places across WNY but they are still seaching. They hope to have it in an historic building like the Statler Towers or a mansion, maybe the Hyatt. We just need more ideas on reception hotspots - one that people will remember - not your normal everyday wedding reception.

Many Thanks!

-me.
Of your/their own ideas, the Statler is a good choice.

When searching for a wedding location, there are many other things to consider besides the uniqueness of a venue, one thing that comes to mind first is the time of the year of a reception. Outdoor wedding receptions can be nice, but for July, it could be 90 degrees.... it could be a down-pouring of rain all day, one never can be too sure on the weather.

Service of staff towards guests and the venders hired (dj, photographer, caterer, etc.) are other thoughts. If the dj is placed on the other end of the hall from where the dance floor is located means the dj will have to jockey with the volume all night because guests seated complain the music is too loud, guests on the dance floor complain that they can't hear the music they are dancing to.

The logistics of a venue come to mind as well, parking for the guests, The Deleware Park Casino is quite limited in that respect, as with The Church. It is an Olmstead Park, and the Consevency is very fussy about their park, not to say negative of the casino/management/staff itself.

Having an extravgant location doesn't always mean you'll/she'll have the picture-perfect wedding day. Some of the services at a higher cost can be matched at a location of a lesser price.

For all of these things to consider when planning a wedding, places for beautiful receptions that come highly recommend are Kotecki's Grandview Grove, Westwood Country Club.

Here are some links to help.

www.buffalobridalassociation.com
www.wnymea.com
www.wnyweddingguide.com
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:29 AM
 
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The Botanical Gardens does weddings. The same with The Historical Society. -- I had friends who had children get married in both. They also do rehrsal dinners, etc.The Casino has one of the most expensive caterers -- if it is still using them -- Oliver's. My daughter and stepdaughter married in church & had pictures at the Rose Garden in Delaware Park, at the lake and Albright Knox. One friend of my daughter's was married in OLV Basilica (you need to be a parish member) and it is fantastic.

The reception halls around here are all nice. You can go reasonable price ( buffet, family) or ultra extravagant ( expensive sitdown). Does this bride want the wedding or reception to be more important?
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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I can highly recommend The Church , 341 Delaware Avenue ( at Tupper Street); thechurchbuffalo.org, (716) 852-8020.

This is the old victorian church that Ani DiFranco rehabbed. My niece had her wedding there in February (Mardi Gras Theme) and I was amazed at how beautiful the place is. Tons of natural wood and stained glass windows.The food was wonderful as well. Can't help you with costs. You'll have to contact them for that.

Here's a couple of pics of the inside:


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/tkubi7/ml.jpg (broken link)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e354/tkubi7/Shawnasshower010.jpg (broken link)
Thank you, this was very helpful, It looks very nice and historic and i will be sure to add this to the list of historic places to have a reception, also thanks for the link to the official website of "The Church!"

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Old 07-21-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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@CAugust: I saw a wedding group going into the Marcy Casino (Delaware Park) and having photos taken at the rose garden there, so yes, they must still do weddings. Can't attest as to how memorable it might be though.
ok, anyone else know if the Marcy Casino is nice, any personal experiences, etc???
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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The Botanical Gardens does weddings. The same with The Historical Society. -- I had friends who had children get married in both. They also do rehrsal dinners, etc.The Casino has one of the most expensive caterers -- if it is still using them -- Oliver's. My daughter and stepdaughter married in church & had pictures at the Rose Garden in Delaware Park, at the lake and Albright Knox. One friend of my daughter's was married in OLV Basilica (you need to be a parish member) and it is fantastic.

The reception halls around here are all nice. You can go reasonable price ( buffet, family) or ultra extravagant ( expensive sitdown). Does this bride want the wedding or reception to be more important?
The reception of course, but she would like to get married in a smaller historic church - close to the reception and one that seats about 250 people. Also, would you recommend Rich's Renaissance for the reception? Anyone hear of it?
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Of your/their own ideas, the Statler is a good choice.

When searching for a wedding location, there are many other things to consider besides the uniqueness of a venue, one thing that comes to mind first is the time of the year of a reception. Outdoor wedding receptions can be nice, but for July, it could be 90 degrees.... it could be a down-pouring of rain all day, one never can be too sure on the weather.

Service of staff towards guests and the venders hired (dj, photographer, caterer, etc.) are other thoughts. If the dj is placed on the other end of the hall from where the dance floor is located means the dj will have to jockey with the volume all night because guests seated complain the music is too loud, guests on the dance floor complain that they can't hear the music they are dancing to.

The logistics of a venue come to mind as well, parking for the guests, The Deleware Park Casino is quite limited in that respect, as with The Church. It is an Olmstead Park, and the Consevency is very fussy about their park, not to say negative of the casino/management/staff itself.

Having an extravgant location doesn't always mean you'll/she'll have the picture-perfect wedding day. Some of the services at a higher cost can be matched at a location of a lesser price.

For all of these things to consider when planning a wedding, places for beautiful receptions that come highly recommend are Kotecki's Grandview Grove, Westwood Country Club.

Here are some links to help.

www.buffalobridalassociation.com
www.wnymea.com
www.wnyweddingguide.com


Thanks, this helped a lot!!!
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