Why Rochester New York Could be Your Perfect Wedding Destination

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Weddings are tricky to plan. You want a mix of good weather, food options and plenty of accommodation for your guests, especially if they’re travelling from out of town. Whilst New York State is home to the iconic city of the same name, you might find the hustle and bustle of the big city to be too much to handle for a large wedding.

That’s why travelling upstate to the more naturally scenic parts of the East Coast might be a more enriching option. The Rochester Riverside Hotel gives you beautiful views over the Genesee River and acts as a gateway to the buzzing downtown Rochester area, acting as one of the many options for your wedding venue, accommodation or reception. Whether you’re after an intimate reception or a large celebratory party, Rochester New York is the perfect choice for wedding parties.

Alongside the benefits of our Riverside hotel wedding packages, there are plenty of other reasons that the city could match your dream partner with a dream wedding.

Dining out in Rochester

Food in RochesterAlthough you most likely won’t be eating an entire Garbage Plate on your trip to Rochester, there are countless other delicacies to help cater for your wedding. With hot dogs, Indian cuisine and a platter of other mouthwatering restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to wedding catering. One great option is the ROC Burger on Main, one of the juiciest burger restaurants in New York State, and included in our many Rochester hotel deals

Beautiful natural scenery

natural scenaryRochester is nestled on the edge of Lake Ontario, one of the USA’s Great Lakes. To the other side of the city you’ll find the Genesee Valley, giving you a dramatic, romantic backdrop for your stay in the city. With countless beaches, nature parks and trails to explore, Rochester could provide you with the summery, outdoor wedding of your dreams.

Rochester wedding packages

One of the draws for wedding parties at the Rochester Riverside is the broad spectrum of amenities that come with it. The wedding packages can come equipped with hotel room deals for wedding guests, 4-hour open bars and beautiful interiors for your reception.

Entertainment options

riding bikeOnce you’ve finished exploring the Rochester Riverside Hotel, it’s time to get out into the city. With music halls, cinemas, theatres and a range of sporting activities, the Rochester New York is well worth wandering the day after the reception – hangover dependent of course!

A wealth of history

historic places rochesterFrom the Strong Museum to George Eastman House, your wedding could be staged amongst some truly unique history. Paired with the romance and drama of the natural landscape, the sprawling history of Rochester, darting back to the Seneca Tribe in the 18th century, could act as the background for the start of your own personal journey.

Architecture fit for a wedding photo

With the George Eastman House, art deco downtown architecture, and some beautifully landscaped gardens, Rochester is an incredibly photogenic city. This is important, as you’ll want to take a lot of them on your wedding day.