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Downtown Venues & Attractions

Downtown Rochester has diverse meeting venues and local attractions that make the city a fun place to host a business meeting or corporate event.

Meet Here, Play Here 

When it comes down to where to host the event, you can choose between a unique or traditional setup.

For a unique, artsy vibe, host your event at ARTISAN Works. The venue has several event spaces and can accommodate up to 1,000 guests if needed. If you host an event here, you can opt to use the in-house designer and caterer.

For a wild time, host your meeting or event at the Seneca Park Zoo, a popular downtown attraction. Our local museums also offer meeting and event space, including The Strong National Museum of Play, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Museum & Science Center, and Genesee Country Village & Museum.

Downtown hotels that offer ballrooms and boardrooms include The Strathallan Rochester Hotel & Spa, the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown, The Hyatt Regency Rochester and the Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester

From historical landmarks to arts and culture attractions, hit up a couple of the fun downtown spots while you’re here.

Check out area museums like the ones mentioned above and add the George Eastman Museum to the list. It was once the home of the founder of Eastman Kodak Company. For more history, stop by The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, once home to the women's rights activist. For a bit of retail therapy and local foods, peruse through the farmers market at the Rochester Public Market, also offering bakeries, a brewery, food stands, art studios, and more. If you’re here during baseball season, see a game at Frontier Field, where the Rochester Red Wings. 

Make these attractions a part of your business event or explore them after business hours. Wherever you choose to host your event, you can’t go wrong in downtown Rochester.