Buffalo, New York, is a unique and quaint city. New York’s second-largest city is known as the City of Light because it was the first city to have widespread streetlights. It is an affordable place to visit and live.
The average price of an outdoor wedding venue in Buffalo, NY, is $2,500-$20,000, according to verveeventco. And there are plenty of museums and tourist attractions to visit.
Another bonus for Buffalo is its proximity to Niagara Falls. This makes for a romantic honeymoon and destination wedding locale. Buffalo has many outdoor venues for barn weddings, garden weddings, and waterfront venues. Check out our top picks of the best outdoor wedding venues in Buffalo, NY for your dream day!
Avanti mansion is a historic 19th-century mansion in Buffalo. The estate offers three stunning venues and seven indoor and garden ceremony sites. The garden site has a tented reception area.
The ballroom has lofted ceilings, decadent flooring, and crystal chandeliers. The library is a classically romantic site with dual staircases, richly painted walls, and soft lighting.
To eliminate the stress of the wedding day logistics, the staff at Avanti Mansion has developed a planning team to coordinate the magical day with you.
Avanti offers a private tour of the mansion. If it meets your expectations (it will), then you set up a meeting with a wedding planner. This is an elegant venue that is bursting with charm and romance.
The planning team that comes with the rental fee makes this historic mansion even more charming.
Typical cost: $12,000-$15,000 for 100 guests
Capacity: Up to 275 guests
Bonus: The estate has many amenities to choose from, including a service staff during the reception
Toganenwood Estate Barn Weddings & Events Center
Toganenwood Estate is a historic barn on the bank of the Finger Lakes. This four-and-a-half-acre facility has a rustic charm mingled with modern amenities.
The venue has several sites, both indoor and outdoor. The venue is ideal for both intimate and large weddings.
There is a charming lakefront gazebo ceremony site. Not only is this a romantic space to exchange vows, but the guests can also explore the grounds during cocktail hour.
Some sites are a 200-year-old sycamore tree, a covered bridge, and a hanging deck. All of these are great photo opportunities.
The event barn is 9,000 square-foot space that can hold up to 175 guests. The interior has barn door ceilings and antique decor.
The event barn also has a get-ready room so the wedding party can prepare for the ceremony.
Typical cost: $4,400-$4,950
Capacity: Up to 175 guests
Kloc’s Grove is a beautiful garden venue. The outside has canopy foliage, elegant seating, and paver stones.
The couple weds under a charming gazebo surrounded by lush trees and flowers. The interior ballroom is spacious and has gentle lighting.
The culinary team prepares homemade meals with fresh ingredients that will leave your guests stunned.
Overall, this venue has romantic charm and simple elegance that is hard to beat.
There are three ceremony spaces here. The Garden Room is ideal for 50-100 guests. The Grand Ballroom is for larger weddings and connects to a private courtyard.
The Garden Pavillion is a seasonally open outdoor event. This space is perfect for a summer wedding.
Typical cost: $9,000-$10,000
Capacity: Up to 320 guests
Bonus: Kloc’s offers full packages and custom packages
The Timberlodge at Arrowhead
The Timberlodge is a rustic farm and barn venue with beautiful views. This is a serene getaway that is perfect for a romantic weekend.
Timberlodge offers indoor and outdoor spaces, including a covered patio that can be fully closed. The inside of the covered patio is adorned with bistro lights and is perfect for cocktail hour.
The patio makes a good setting for photographs. The willow trees and the fire pit add to the charm.
Couples can wed on the patio or in front of a flower arbor. Both sites are warm and inviting.
The indoor dining room can accommodate up to 280 guests and has wooden beams and Mission-style decor. This rustic and charming location is suitable for small and large weddings.
Typical cost: $1,000-$4,000
Capacity: Up to 280 guests
Bonus: There is an event planning staff and an in-house culinary team
The Sterling is a new venue and is considered one of the top premiere event spaces in western New York.
There are seven unique spaces to choose from, ranging from outdoor to indoor spaces. At over 10,000 square feet, this large space can comfortably accommodate up to 500 guests.
There is a warehouse chic-designed main dining hall with tall windows, cathedral ceilings, and crystal chandeliers.
There is also a mezzanine for surplus seating with a walkway over the glass wall that leads to an outside balcony. A side patio connects the reception area to the heated dance floor via five French doors.
There are also two balconies and a bridal room. This is a hip and modern space that offers a unique space in which to wed.
Typical cost: Pricing starts at $4,950
Capacity: Up to 500 guests
Bonus: There are an amenities list and an expansive wedding menu to choose from
The Niagara Riverside Resort
The Niagara Riverside Resort is a waterside venue on the historic Niagara River. The views are exceptional here and provide gorgeous photo options.
The classy dining area has two rooms to choose from, The Upper Rapids Room and The Lower Rapids Room. Both offer panoramic views of the Niagara River and provide a romantic backdrop for your reception.
They offer two customizable ballrooms. There are design planners on staff to help you decorate if desired.
The resort is only minutes away from beautiful sites where you can take unforgettable pictures. The sites are Three Sisters Islands, Goat Island, and The Falls.
This resort is exceptional in terms of service and accommodations and is ideal for a long weekend wedding.
Typical cost: $5,000-$6,000 for 100 guests
Capacity: Up to 300 guests
Bonus: On-site catering and event planners
Samuel’s Grande Manor
Samuel’s Grande Manor is an exquisite venue with several wedding packages that include a delicious menu.
The manor itself has six unique rooms, each with its own dance floor. This venue can accommodate an intimate cocktail reception with as little as 30 guests or a large event of up to 1,000 guests.
This elegant venue is ideal for couples who are looking for simple elegance. The outside grounds are just as stunning as the interior of the manor.
Replete with manicured gardens and fountains, this classy space provides ample photography opportunities and spectacular scenery.
Typical cost: $1,200-$6,500 for 50 guests
Capacity: Up to 1,000 guests
Bonus: They offer in-house catering and professional planning
The Ballroom at Carey Lake
The Ballroom at Carey Lake is a gorgeous 200-acre estate along with a 200-acre lake in Buffalo. The venue offers an outdoor ceremony on the manicured lawn or an indoor site in the grand ballroom.
There are three ballrooms to choose from, each accommodating a different guest count. The 14,000-square-foot ballroom has a courtyard that overlooks the lake and the decorative fountains. It is a romantic space that provides many photography opportunities.
Each ballroom has access to the porch and courtyard and is an open space, no matter the guest count.
An outdoor wedding here can be held either in the courtyard or lawn. Each site provides a serene environment to exchange your vows.
The rental includes full access to the grounds for guests to mingle and take pictures.
Typical cost: $4,000 for the offseason and $15,000 during the peak season
Capacity: Up to 550 guests
Bonus: The Ballroom is a pet-friendly venue
Graceful Gatherings at LedgeRock
Graceful Gatherings at LedgeRock is a barn wedding venue surrounded by 120 acres of pristine land and gorgeous upstate scenery.
Romance and photography opportunities abound at this picturesque venue. There are private get-ready rooms where you can prepare for your special moment before heading to the ceremony barn. Or, you can head to the outdoor site and get married, surrounded by natural beauty.
The indoor space decor is rustic and customizable. They have also added a chandelier, making this charming space more romantic.
This venue is perfect for a couple looking for rustic charm with modern amenities. A private pond and waterfall are also ideal for romantic strolls and photo opportunities.
Typical cost: Prices vary. Contact the venue for current pricing
Capacity: Up to 300 guests
Bonus: Graceful Gatherings is only one hour from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport
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Freedom Run Winery
Freedom Run Winery is a boutique winery 30 minutes away from the Buffalo International Airport, the Canadian border, and Niagara Falls.
This winery is situated on 100 acres of land, including a rustic barn. They offer several ceremony sites, five vineyards, and an apple orchard with 1,000 apple trees.
Freedom Run has several award-winning wines, and they view their wine as art. The rustic barn was built in 1836 with stones from Lake Eerie.
The barn has been preserved, but modern amenities have been added, including his and her restrooms and an elevated stage for a wedding ceremony or dancing.
The venue has a 13,000-square-foot ceremony building with bamboo floors and a wine-tasting room. This romantic and charming venue is perfect for wine lovers’ outdoor weddings.
Typical cost: $57-$66 per guest
Capacity: Up to 200 people
Bonus: Artist and winery owner Sean Manning has added chic, artistic touches to the indoor ceremony rooms to enhance the atmosphere
Club 86 is a ballroom wedding venue in Geneva. They offer a classic Italian menu and chic decor that tribute to the past.
This famous club has had entertainers like Tony Bennet and the Rat Pack. Though they have modern amenities, the club has a throwback feel.
The amenities Club 86 offers are a tiered level floor plan, a terrace ballroom, a classic bar, and much more.
This is an ideal venue for couples looking for a hip and modern wedding with a classic vibe.
Typical cost: $800-$1,550 for 50 guests
Capacity: Up to 400 guests
Maison Albion is a historic mansion built in 1878 that is the perfect setting for a fairy tale wedding.
The mansion has been reimagined to host magnificent weddings with opulent surroundings.
Walking onto the grounds is walking into the past with excellent craftsmanship, baroque architecture, and stunning grounds. There is a fantastic ballroom and park-like gardens reminiscent of a classic French cottage.
Every detail of the mansion reflects its storied history and enhances your wedding theme. English gardens and manicured lawns greet guests.
Cocktail hour is held on the Great Lawn, where guests are encouraged to stroll through the gardens. A very competent culinary team serves dinner in the magnificent Secret Room.
Last, you can spend the night in a decorated guest room. This classically romantic venue should not be overlooked as you plan out your big day.
Typical cost: $3,000 -$4,000 catering fee (100 guests). Saturday site fee: $7,500
Capacity: Up to 300 guests
Bonus: There are numerous ceremony sites on the grounds to choose from
Glen Iris Inn
Glen Iris Inn is a romantic venue with gorgeous views of Letchworth State Park and Genesee Valley waterfalls.
The original house was built in 1828 and sold to William Letchworth in 1859. Letchworth valued the scenery so much that, upon his death in 1910, he gifted the property to the state of New York for safekeeping.
The natural beauty of this site is stunning and is sure to bring lifetime memories.
The vendor offers in-house catering and also allows outside vendors. The dinner service ranges from buffet style to simple cocktails or whatever you decide.
This is a charming spot with breathtaking scenery in which to wed.
Typical cost: $200-$800 depending on guest count and accommodations
Capacity: Up to 200 guests
Deerfield Golf & Country Club
Deerfield Golf & Country Club is a romantic venue with a magnificent ballroom and a gorgeous outdoor area.
The spacious ballroom can accommodate up to 260 guests, while the 5,000-square-foot outdoor area is perfect for hosting larger weddings.
Your rental includes full access to the facility staff for the entire wedding. The staff at this venue has impeccable service and will cater to your special day.
The wedding packages include food and beverage service, Chivari chairs, an event staff, and a neutral color scheme that allows you to choose the theme.
Typical cost: $13,000-$14,000 for 100 guests
Capacity: Up to 260 guests
Bonus: The venue has a new bride and groom suites