The Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel is one of the Rochester’s exclusive sites for wedding ceremonies with seating available for 180 guests. It was built and designed by James Gamble Rogers in 1936 and is known as one of the noble buildings located in the south wedge neighborhood of Rochester.
The reception site includes the use of several rooms each with its own character. The main room is know as the Refectory, with hidden pocket doors leading into Remington lounge. The rooms have wood paneled walls and large plank flooring. The room highlights are cathedral ceilings, seven floor to ceiling windows, large brass candlestick style chandeliers and oversized stone fireplaces. Stewart lounge has a 12 ft high ceiling with ceramic inlaid design, wood paneled walls, and a large stone fireplace. There are Queen Anne chairs and love seats around the room giving it a vintage parlor look.
The reception site can accommodate up to 180 for a sit-down served meal in the main room, and up to 240 with obstructed view. From May 1st thru October 31st there is a tented area on the terrace of the reception site. It can accommodate your guests for the social hour before dinner or also can be rented for rehearsal dinners for up to 80 people. As of June 2008 the school will be fully air-conditioned.
Our Special Events Department will design gourmet creations that are served in the most elegant style. From a distinguished selection of fine wines to the artistic presentation of our sweet confections, we will indulge you and your guests with a delectable experience to talk about for years to come.
If you’re looking for something different and unique, our creative professionals pledge to go the extra mile to make your event a complete and memorable success. Whether you are planning a wedding reception, corporate function or private party, you can relax while we take care of the details.
Please feel free to contact us at (585) 271-3108, if you have any questions or you would like to make an appointment to discuss menu ideas or tour our wonderful unique facility.
James A. Reynolds, FMP CEC, Director of Special Events & Executive Chef