We here at Kalifornia Entertainment absolutely love the Rochester venues we play at and the Rochester wedding vendors we get to rock out with every season. You’ve seen our Vendor Spotlights and interviews that we’ve done in the past, which we will be starting back up soon. But this time, we wanted to take a moment and actually talk about some incredible venues that we absolutely adore and love to play at every year.
Once engaged, you’ll quickly begin to ask yourself, “Where should I get married?!” There are so many options for Rochester wedding venues and everyone will have an idea of the perfect wedding venue for you….but you need to feel that the venue is right for you, so we’re here to help! You know us, we just love unique and rad Rochester wedding venues, so you came to the right source for the best places to get married!
Some of these, we play at multiple times through-out the wedding season, which always bring immense amount of joy to us when a bride says she has chosen one of these as her location. We, of course, love playing at EVERY venue, but these are the ones we enjoy a little bit more for different reasons. So, check out our list, in no particular order, for our Top 5 Rochester Wedding Venues below.
Top 5 Rochester Wedding Venues
La Luna – La Luna is a very special venue if you’re a bride and groom looking for an industrial feel with a large space to accommodate all of your friends and family. It’s located in the historic High Falls district and the beautiful outdoor terrace opens up and overlooks the beautiful waterfalls and scenery. It’s a multi-level venue with an upstairs area and a spot to go onto the roof for incredible photos. The outdoor terrace allows for ceremonies to be done, over looking the beautiful waterfalls and scenery of the area. There is a large dance floor to accommodate big crowds who love to shake it, the staff is warm and welcoming, and both the owner and coordinator will work with clients to achieve their vision and needs.
Cobblestone Creek Country Club – Cobblestone is a venue that we usually play at 4 to 6 times per year, much like the other Rochester wedding venues on this list. You might be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful outdoor location than an 18-hole golf course filled with gorgeous land, luscious green grass (or beautiful white snow if you’re having a winter wedding), trees, and flowers. Golf courses are beautiful backdrops for gazing out at the fairways from inside a ballroom, like at Cobblestone Creek for example. This venue employs culinary experts that are right on-site to prepare and customize whatever the bride and groom desire for their wedding feast. Couples can sometimes spend time on their wedding day traveling around to other locations for wedding photos. Well with a wedding at Cobblestone Creek, you already have a gorgeous backdrop right at your reception site. The staff and coordinator team is absolutely amazing to work with and they do everything in their power to assure your day goes perfect!
The Finger Lakes Hotel – The Finger Lakes Hotel is conveniently located off of the NY State thruway outside of Rochester, NY. Their elevated setting is surrounded by 60 acres of beautiful woods and wildlife. The property gives you the feeling of being tucked away in a private resort while at the same time giving you easy access to all of the adventures the Finger Lakes region has to offer. The hotel has gone through many different updates and construction projects to assure your stay and reception is one you will always remember. The owner and staff work with many clients to develop a custom-tailored package and menu that fits within their budget and needs.
Ravenwood Country Club – Ravenwood Country Club is another golf course that we especially love for multiple reasons. Not only is the staff and coordinator some of the best around, but the entire ambiance and setting of this venue is spectacular. There is an outdoor area, where the dancing takes place and where the main bar is located at. The great thing about this is if you’re dancing through out the night, the bar is only footsteps away for you to grab one of your favorite drinks before returning back to show off those epic moves! In the winter, a temporary wall is put down and industrial heaters are set up to make everything nice and cozy for those who want to have their ceremony here, and for those who are ready to dance the night away without the cold winter air putting a damper on things. During the warmer months, it’s open to a sitting area with a fountain and lush vegetation. The grounds are immaculate and perfect for photos and adventuring. World class chefs are on-site to deliver you the meal of your dreams and the indoor dining area is spacious and breath taking.
Italian American Community Center – The IACC is one of those venues that not many people think about or possibly even know of. The Italian American Center (IACC) is the largest multi-functional center in the region. It was the vision of a group of energetic and dedicated people who launched a monthly bilingual Italian-American newspaper and roughed out their objectives. The IACC building rose from its foundation as a truly cooperative endeavor.
The IACC building contains three floors, with a total of 27,000 square feet of floor space. The basement floor has a recreation room, and bocce courts. The main floor features “The Grand Ballroom”, with a capacity for 280 people, an Italian style bar/cafe and offices. The top level is complete with a Boardroom/Classroom, the Richard DiMarco Library, and a second banquet room with a dance floor and bar. The staff at the IACC is wonderful and they do everything they possible can to assure your reception goes exactly as how you planned.
Love what you saw here for our Top 5 Rochester Wedding Venues and want to discuss how Kalifornia Entertainment is the #1 choice and entertainment for your Rochester wedding or event? Reach out to us here and let us know your details. We will get back to you right away with additional information.
DJ Kalifornia (Joshua V.) is an 11 time finalist and 5 time winner in the annual Best of Rochester City News Poll as Best Rochester DJ, voted upon by thousands of people over the years as a finalist and winner. He was also a finalist in the WHEC’s Channel 10 News weekly “Rochester Rocs” award as Best Live DJ and nominated in the annual prestigious “Roc Awards” as Best Rochester DJ.
Kalifornia Entertainment, as a company, is an annual multi-award winning business with achievements from The Knot, Weddingwire and other online wedding directories. The business has achieved over 400+ five star reviews in total and has been placed on 50+ PROVEN preferred vendor lists. DJ Kalifornia was the leading long time successful resident DJ at Rochester’s beautiful ONE Nightclub, and is currently a monthly resident on Party 103…a worldwide radio station with millions of listeners and world renowned top global DJ’s. You can see him play at other nightclubs all over as a special guest or headliner from time to time when not doing private events.
He currently writes for DJ Times magazine, which is the biggest DJ specific world wide publication with millions of readers spanning across the planet on every continent and showcases the worlds best DJ’s. His articles discuss how to get an upper edge over the competition and how to apply strong marketing techniques, strategies, social media, Public Relations and diversity in a way that places you as an industry leader and gain more business. The magazine featured him in a full article, in April of 2020.
He’s been a resident DJ at just about every major nightclub in the Rochester, NY area over the years (and has played all over elsewhere as a guest and resident DJ), was the founder and creator behind the Rochester Zombie Prom, Showcase of The Arts, One Night In Heaven Fashion Show, and many other popular large scale events around WNY. He has thrown hundreds of established and successful themed events, themed weddings (considered the best and #1 elite in Rochester for putting together unique themed wedding receptions) and is very well known through out many different social and business groups and circles in WNY. His experience, vision, knowledge and the ability to make your wedding or event stand out from the rest, puts him at the top and head of the industry that no one else can duplicate, when it comes to being your DJ or entertainment vendor of choice.