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11 Cool Buffalo New York Wedding Venues

Whether you want your wedding to be an intimate dinner party for twenty or the biggest, best dance party of your life, finding the right venue is key. As a Buffalo wedding photographer, I’ve seen so much of what our amazing city has to offer. These are eleven of my favorite Buffalo New York wedding venues!


A bride sits on a groom's lap in a row boat docked in a pond at a Buffalo New York wedding venue.

11 Cool Buffalo New York Wedding Venues


1. Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum is one of those Buffalo New York wedding venues that’s perfect for architecture nerds and lovers of elegant spaces. You can have your ceremony on the front steps framed by Romanesque columns. Receptions take place in the State Court Room with its gorgeous woodwork and mezzanine. This venue is stunning.


The sunshines on the front of the Buffalo History Museum on a fall wedding day

A bride and groom kiss on the front steps of the Buffalo History Museum while their wedding party cheers.

Guests lift a bride and groom in their chairs for the hora in a historic Buffalo New York wedding venue.

2. Twentieth Century Club

The Twentieth Century Club is equally beautiful. Walking into this venue feels like walking onto the set of a period romance. Arched windows, engraved columns, and a magical garden provide endless locations for jaw-dropping portraits. The only catch is that you need one of the club’s members to sponsor you in order to host your wedding here.


A Buffalo wedding photographer photographs a reflection of a bride and groom kissing on the staircase of the Twentieth Century Club Buffalo.

You can see more romantic wedding portraits at the Twentieth Century Club in this blog post.


A groom watches a bride pose in a doorway in the Twentieth Century Club, a Buffalo New York wedding venue.

A bride and groom cuddle on a vintage couch under a window in a historic wedding venue.

3. The Mansion at Delaware Park

The Mansion at Delaware Park is actually a hotel. It’s a great example of luxurious nineteenth-century architecture. Plus you get all the conveniences of a hotel without ending up in a generic ballroom. This spot is really unique.


A bride and groom pose for Buffalo wedding portraits outside the Mansion at Delaware Park.

4. The Statler

The Statler is another historic hotel with cool details. The ballroom where weddings take place includes incredible tiled floors and huge chandeliers. Some of the halls are bright yellow and lined with towering windows. It has Titanic energy for sure.


5. Knox Farms State Park

This is the only state park that made the cut for this list of Buffalo New York wedding venues. Knox Farms State Park is located in East Aurora. The lush grounds are ideal for portraits regardless of whether you host your ceremony and reception there. If you want to hold your hold celebration at the park, though, you can rent a historic mansion on site.


A bride looks over her shoulder while she stands on a path at Knox Farms State Park.

A groom walks down a misty path at Knox Farms State Park, a Buffalo New York wedding venue.

6. Wayland Brewery

Wayland Brewery is in Orchard Park. This space is one of the most modern Buffalo New York wedding venues. Skylights illuminate a minimalist space that’s perfect for intimate gatherings.


7. 500 Pearl

500 Pearl is an enormous building with multiple wedding venues inside it. The Grand Aeries (pictured here) and Forbes Theater are the most classically elegant. As you can imagine, this venue can host very large weddings easily.


Doors open to the Grand Aeries Ballroom at 500 Pearl, decorated for a Buffalo wedding.

Guests gather on the far side of an elegantly decorated ballroom for a Buffalo wedding reception.

A bride and groom have their first dance in the ballroom of a Buffalo New York wedding venue.

8. The Lake House on Canandaigua

Of all the Buffalo New York wedding venues on this list, the Lake House on Canandaigua is the farthest afield. Located about an hour and a half east of the city, you get all the natural beauty of Western New York. Their modern event building has lots of natural light and opens right onto the lake.


9. The Bank of East Aurora

The Bank of East Aurora is such a fun wedding venue! The 1920s architecture is topped only by quirky details like the immaculately preserved vault. It’s such a good location for glamorous wedding photos. The venue also has a cool vintage car that’s fun for portraits.


A bride and groom kiss in front of a classic car parked in front of the Bank of EA, a Buffalo New York wedding venue.

You can see more from this Buffalo New York wedding venue at this blog post.


A wedding dress with lace sleeves hangs in the doorway of a vault at the Bank of East Aurora.

A bride and groom smile as they listen to a speech in a wedding venue decorated with white flowers.

10. Hartrich Chateau

Hartrich Chateau is another venue that’s all about natural beauty. It’s a big estate-style venue with over 130 acres. Given the size of the property, there are multiple ceremony and reception spaces available. Your portraits definitely will have a sense of whimsy with all the greenery around.


A bride and groom hold hands during an outdoor wedding ceremony at Hartrich Chateau.

Check out more photos from a gorgeous wedding at Hartrich Chateau at this blog post.


A bride laughs as she walks away from her outdoor wedding holding hands with her husband.

A bride and groom walk through the field of a Buffalo New York wedding venue with a white reception tent in the background.

11. Shea’s Buffalo Theatre

Shea’s Buffalo Theatre is one of those places that has so much character. You can give your wedding all the (good) drama it deserves. At the very least, consider getting some creative engagement photos in the phenomenal lobby.


A bride and groom pose in front of a classic car in front of Shea's Buffalo Theatre.

A bride leads a groom up the stairs of the lobby at a historic Buffalo New York wedding venue.

A bride sits on a ledge with a mirror behind her and puts her hand on a groom's cheek in the lobby of Shea's Buffalo Theatre.

Are you planning a wedding in Buffalo? I’m a wedding photographer, and I’ll document your day with colorful, energetic photos. Along the way, I can provide plenty more inside tips as your Wedding Bestie! Inquire with me here.


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