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Event Spaces with Outdoor Meeting Space in Rochester, NY

Monday, August 16, 2021 9:00 PM by Visit Rochester

Flexible and functional outdoor meeting space continues to grow in popularity for conventions and groups meeting in Rochester, NY. Whether you are looking for an outdoor venue for networking, or a more formal set up with tech and A/V, we have suggestions – both traditional and a little more out of the ordinary - for outdoor meeting and event space in Rochester, NY.

  • Arbor at the Port. This event venue located in the Port of Rochester features 2,000 square feet of outdoor riverside access and view of the Genesee River and Lake Ontario.

  • At the 5 (Parcel 5). A community entertainment and meeting space in the heart of downtown Rochester.

  • Blades. The patio at Blades allows for food service set up outside, along with a fire pit.

  • Casa Larga Vineyards. Casa Larga’s patio overlooking the vineyards is a beautiful backdrop for networking, wine tastings and more.

  • Del Monte Lodge. The Terrace Room at the Del Monte Lodge Hotel & Spa offers guests an outdoor terrace decorated with bistro lights and stylish outdoor furniture.

  • Deer Run Winery. This winery on Conesus Lake offers a newly-constructed outdoor pavilion with space for up to 200 guests.

  • Deerfield Golf & Country Club. With picturesque landscaping and sprawling grounds, the outdoor event spaces at Deerfield make for elegant cocktail parties, networking receptions and more.

  • Erie Canal Cruise on the Sam Patch or Colonial Belle. Enjoy the beauty of the Erie Canal as the backdrop for your next event, and leave a lasting impression on event attendees with a chartered cruise on the Erie Canal. Both the Sam Patch and the Colonial Belle offer private cruises for groups of varying sizes.

  • Frontier Field. With a seating capacity of more than 10,000, Frontier Field (the home of the Rochester Red Wings baseball team) can accommodate groups of all sizes. The stadium is a unique location your guests won’t soon forget.   

  • Genesee Country Village & Museum. The largest living history museum in New York State features multiple outdoor options for meetings and events, including multiple gardens, an apple orchard, a town square and a rustic barn venue.

  • George Eastman Museum. The oldest photography museum in the world, the Eastman Museum offers gorgeous outdoor event options on the grounds of the historic mansion and estate.

  • Grappa. The spacious patio at Grappa is located next door the Hilton Garden Inn  Rochester/University & Medical Center.

  • Hyatt Regency Rochester. The Center City Terrace at the Hyatt Regency Rochester provides striking views of downtown Rochester with all the amenities and services of the hotel.

  • I-Square. This mixed use development in the town of Irondequoit features restaurants, rooftop gardens, an outdoor amphitheater, and the Imaginarium event space.

  • Jeremiah’s Tavern. Jeremiah’s multiple locations across Rochester offer a range of outdoor event space options, including a large patio at the restaurant’s Penfield location.

  • Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. The Rochester Riverside Convention Center offers widest variety of event spaces in Monroe County, including the Convention Center’s Riverfront Terrace space, overlooking the Genesee River.

  • Kettle Ridge Farm. Take advantage of abundant outdoor space at Kettle Ridge Farm and host an event in the property’s barn, under a tent or just under the light of the stars (and stylish bistro lights).

  • Long Acre Farms. This farm in the town of Macedon offers a party barn or the option to construct a tent on the property.

  • Max of Eastman Place. Located in the heart of Rochester’s East End district, Max of Eastman Place offers an outdoor courtyard space.

  • Monroe County Parks. Monroe County offers 12,000 acres of space in 21 parks to enjoy. Most parks have facilities available to rent for events. 

  • Native Rochester. The outdoor patio at Native, located in downtown Rochester adjacent to Geva Theatre Center, is one of the most striking outdoor spaces in all of downtown.

  • Penthouse at One East Avenue. The Penthouse at One East Avenue is a unique rooftop venue that overlooks downtown Rochester. ​The Penthouse sits atop downtown surrounded by historic architecture, skyscrapers, and natural beauty seen from its wraparound open-air terrace.

  • Railroad Street (Black Button Distilling/Rohrbach Brewing Company/Bitter Honey). Let Railroad Street, located in the Rochester Public Market district, serve as the backdrop for your next event. Book a street tour on a Sunday or a Monday. Street tour groups enjoy a completely private experience at each location. With outdoor dining at every spot (weather-dependent), you’ll have the entire street to yourselves to enjoy. Railroad District Street Tours can be booked for a minimum of 150 people and maximum of 250 (may vary depending on event setup).

  • Seabreeze Amusement Park. Spend a day at Seabreeze Amusement Park and utilize different spaces within the park for outdoor event space, including fully catered picnics. In addition to the rides and thrills of Seabreeze, event attendees will enjoy beautiful views of the Lake Ontario waterfront. Seabreeze can host groups anywhere from 50 to 3,000 attendees. 

  • Seneca Park Zoo. In addition to outdoor event spaces, the Seneca Park Zoo can offer attendees guided tours, animal presentations, and special animal enrichment programs to enhance your event.

  • Stokoe Farms. The covered barn at Stokoe Farms can accommodate groups of varying sizes, in addition to group experiences at the farm’s sunflower fields and pumpkin patch.

  • Strathallan Hotel. The 9th floor rooftop event space at the Strathallan Hotel is unique, centrally located and ready for your next event. The Strathallan’s rooftop ballroom space is surrounded by a wraparound patio offering 360-degree vistas of Rochester and the surrounding foothills.

  • Woodcliff Hotel & Spa. The newly opened event tent at the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa offers 6,400 square feet of event space with easy outdoor access and spectacular views.

  • Wickham Farms. This working farm is located 15 minutes outside of downtown Rochester, and can host corporate events and group outings.


Author: Visit Rochester

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