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East Aurora Wedding Venue with Old Hollywood Glamor

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 bride feeds a groom a bite of wedding cake in the Bank of EA, an East Aurora wedding 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.

A lace wedding dress hangs in the doorway of an old vault in the Bank of East Aurora.

A vintage car is parked in front of an East Aurora wedding venue.

A bride poses with her wedding party wearing matching pajamas.

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.

A Buffalo bride puts on her wedding jewelry in front of a makeup mirror.

A bride's wedding party claps and smiles at the first look at her in her wedding dress.

Groomsmen help each other button their shirts in the basement of the Bank of EA.

A groom and groomsman smile in a mirror.

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.

A bride's father walks her down the aisle of her church wedding in Buffalo.

A bride and groom stand at a church altar for their Buffalo wedding ceremony.

A bride and groom share their first kiss at the altar at an East Aurora church.

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.

A bride and groom kiss while their wedding party claps at a bubble exit from their Buffalo wedding.

A couple clinks glasses with their wedding party in a limo after their Buffalo wedding ceremony.

A groom and groomsmen walk through a misty field at Knox Farm State Park.

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.

A bride poses with her bridal party for an editorial wedding photo at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora.

A bride and groom stand side by side for wedding photos at Knox Farm State Park.

A bride and groom pose beneath a marquee at an East Aurora wedding venue.

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.

A bride and groom kiss in the backseat of a vintage car outside the Bank of EA.

Classic wedding flowers and gold table numbers decorate a wedding reception table at the Bank of EA.

A Buffalo wedding band plays for cocktail hour at an East Aurora wedding venue.

A bride and groom sit at a sweetheart table listening to the bride's brother give a wedding toast.

Wedding guests watch a first dance from the mezzanine of the Bank of EA.

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 bride and groom dance close together in the ballroom of an East Aurora wedding venue.

Wedding guests sit at reception tables listening to speeches.

Kate and Tyler do the parent dances at their wedding reception.

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.

A bride and groom drink beers on a dance floor surrounded by wedding guests.

A wedding guest sings along to a song on the dance floor at a Buffalo wedding.

A bride and groom laugh and talk to friends at their wedding cocktail hour in East Aurora.

A bride drinks wine with friends in front of a vintage vault door at the Bank of EA.

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.

Groomsmen laugh while a bride and groom talk outside a Buffalo wedding.

A bride holds a cigar beside a groom with groomsmen laughing in the background outside an East Aurora wedding venue.

A bride leans back beneath a line of wedding guests waving LED sticks.

Wedding guests dance and wave LED sticks at a Buffalo wedding reception.

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

Bridesmaids: Azazie

Suit: Custom made by Daniel George

Jewelry: Bomi Jewelers

Transportation: 716 Limousine



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