In a lot of ways, Kate and Tyler are a classic couple. They love traveling, going on date nights to Buffalo’s amazing breweries, and exploring national parks. It made sense that they wanted their wedding to have a timeless feeling to it. From the time Kate first inquired with me, she told me that she wanted their wedding to have an “Old Hollywood feel.” The Bank of EA was the perfect venue.
A Glamorous East Aurora Wedding Venue
The Bank of EA is one of my favorite indoor East Aurora wedding venues. It’s so amazing because of the tall ceilings, tall windows, and wide open, flexible space. The Bank was built in 1928, and all its original architectural charm remains.
At The Bank of EA, both partners have separate getting ready spaces. Kate and her crew got ready in the suite upstairs. The warm wood and velvet furniture create a cozy atmosphere for a wedding morning. Tyler and his wedding party got ready in the speakeasy in the basement. It’s less refined than the upstairs suite, but it has cool vintage furniture and details like a funky mirror that’s great for creative candid photos.
If you’re looking for a convenient East Aurora wedding venue, you’ll find it in the Bank. In addition to hosting weddings, the Bank is a boutique hotel. You and your closest people can spend the whole weekend enjoying the space.
Like other wedding venues, the Banks of EA’s fees depend on the day of week and time of year. Generally, packages range between $2,000 and $16,000. It has capacity for up to 180 guests, too.
Wedding Portraits at Knox Farm State Park
Before their wedding reception at The Bank of EA, Kate and Tyler held their ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora. It rained the entire ceremony. Originally, they’d planned a bubble exit from the church. We had to change the plan and create the experience in the hall of the church. It ended up being a beautiful moment. You can see that post-ceremony joy in everyone’s faces.
Thankfully, the rain cleared while we were en route to Knox Farm State Park. This pretty park could be a great East Aurora wedding venue when the weather is cooperative. It worked well as a great backdrop for wedding party and couple portraits. The mist gave the wedding party portraits a cinematic feeling, and the rain made the grass and asphalt shine behind Kate and Tyler. Even though the rain wasn’t ideal earlier in the day, the lighting turned out to be perfect.
We finished up portraits with the classic car provided by The Bank of EA. The yellow-orange car popped against the brick on this overcast day. This East Aurora wedding venue adds a lot of little touches that make it such a fun place to take wedding photos. The Aurora Theatre even made a marquee just for them. It felt like the whole town was celebrating.
A Fun Wedding Reception at the Bank of EA
Kate and Tyler’s florist, Flowers by nature, did an amazing job decorating their East Aurora wedding venue with maroon and blush arrangements. They were classic and romantic - right on theme with the Old Hollywood feeling Kate wanted to create. Their cake had stunning gold collars with velvety roses cascading down.
Throughout the night, Kate and Tyler’s guests brought the party! Kate’s brother was her “man of honor.” (She was his “best woman” a few years before.) He gave a touching speech. They had friends from all stages of their lives come together to celebrate with dancing and laughter. It felt glamorous, fun, and authentic to Tyler and Kate.
Would you like to see another beautiful East Aurora wedding venue? Check out this loving wedding at the Roycroft Inn!
Thank you to the vendors who made this wedding possible:
Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora
Reception Venue: The Bank East Aurora
Photography: Kelly Kaz Photography
Dress Store: Stella's Bridal Boutique
Suit: Custom made by Daniel George
Cake Baker: Frost Artisan Bakery
DJ / Band: Silver Arrow Band
Jewelry: Bomi Jewelers
Florist: Flowers by Nature
Hair: Salon A Go Go
Make up: Paul Mariani Beauty
Food / Caterer: Rich's Catering and Special Events
Transportation: 716 Limousine