Memorial Art Gallery

Finger Lakes



An extraordinary milestone in your life requires an equally extraordinary setting like Memorial Art Gallery. Noted as Rochester’s landmark art museum, Memorial Art Gallery is the perfect venue for your wedding and reception. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or an elegant formal affair, the historic rooms can accommodate both large and small groups. Often called the most beautiful room in the city, the Fountain Court was built in 1926 as part of the Memorial Art Gallery’s first expansion. Today, the Fountain Court houses Renaissance and Baroque masterworks including the only full-size Italian Baroque organ in North America. Feast on dining options created by Max Rochester and dance with your guests underneath the dramatic architecture. Located at an accessible one mile from downtown in the Neighborhood of the Arts, Memorial Art Gallery weddings also include one hour of private gallery viewing for your guests.

Venue Style



Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 225 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up start time as early as 10:00AM. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,000 to $5,000 for ceremony and reception. The venue allows for 7 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Memorial Art Gallery is estimated at between $18,299 and $25,570 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Public parking
AV Equipment available for a rental fee
Wedding package includes one hour of private gallery viewing

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
Special candle restrictions apply
Rice, birdseed, confetti and sparklers allowed outdoors only
Valet parking can be arranged for an additional charge