Having moved to Rochester NY only last year, we weren’t expecting to book much in the Upstate this year. We thought that it’d be nice to take it easy the first year here: network with other vendors, and maybe contract for other photographers. And while we’ve been doing all that, we have to say that Rochester has already surprised us with some great clients of our own! Since the business accelerated faster than we anticipated and we’ve been getting inquiries from couples who love the unique and unusual, we decided to share ideas for unique wedding venues in Rochester. These three venues are either relatively new or new to the wedding scene. Each one is located in a place with rich history and is decorated with various memorabilia.
Venue 1: Hose 22.
First on the list is Hose 22. Its location is a historic firehouse that used to be the home to Hose Company No. 22. This beautiful brick building’s outside is decorated with many details that provide perfect backdrops for unique wedding images. Inside, there’s a picturesque restaurant on the first floor and spaces for private events on the second and lower levels. Restoration works have preserved the look and feel of a fire station on the inside as well. It’s worth adding that there is still a fireman’s pole inside.
Venue 2: The Stutson House.
This one is our favorite among the three. The Stutson House is another beautifully restored wedding venue in Rochester. It’s just a couple doors down from Hose 22 and its location also has a good deal of history. This place used to host various businesses including an archery and a shooting range. As you enter inside you’ll immediately notice this place’s rustic feel and wild-west-like atmosphere. But don’t you worry! There won’t be any cowboys fighting inside! The Stutson House’s unique accent is the cobblestone on the walls inside. These are the original cobblestones from the road in front of the building. This place offers a very unique venue for weddings and for smaller parties as well.
Venue 3: Jetty at the Port.
The last venue, Jetty at the Port, is an incredible nautical themed venue and restaurant. The inside walls finished with wood give the feel of being inside a boat. The sail covers on the seats and the canoes hanging from the ceilings further emphasize the unique nautical feel of the bar on the main floor. The venue space, which can hosts larger weddings, has in addition a modern feel to it. It provides lots of room for you and your guests to enjoy the wedding. One last feature of this venue is its outdoor patio which overlooks the Genesee River.
More Photos of the Venues.