171 Events is a historic wedding venue located in Utica, New York. This venue is ideally situated in the downtown city area, just steps away from the areas finest hotels with a variety of activities nearby, such as sporting events, art, and entertainment. Additionally, your guests can enjoy a wide variety of dining, bars, bakeries, and coffee shops surrounding the area. This venue provides an ideal location for hosting your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, or reception.
Facilities and Capacity
171 Events provides a range of rustic and charming spaces ideal for hosting a range of wedding events. The 4th West room is a popular choice for wedding ceremonies, capable of accommodating 100 seated guests with extra standing room. This space offers a picturesque view over the rolling hills of the Utica valley, providing an idyllic natural backdrop.
The 4th East room is located directly across the hall from 4th West making it a convenient location for your cocktail reception. This warm and inviting space features the buildings original exposed brickwork, historic window openings, and hardwood ceilings, able to accommodate up to 200 guests comfortably.
The Fifth Floor is 171 Events is a unique space ideal for wedding receptions, featuring cafe lights strung throughout and breathtaking views across the city. This room showcases the buildings original - and one of the oldest operating - Otis Elevator engines in existence. The 5th floor can accommodate a seated dinner with dance floor space for 175 guests, or a cocktail reception for 250 guests.
The venue also offers a fully furnished get-ready room which you and your wedding party can enjoy using to prepare for your special day, with complimentary mimosas provided by 171 Events.
To facilitate a smooth wedding planning experience, the team at 171 Events provides a variety of all-inclusive package options. The full-service package option includes linens, event planning assistance, vendor coordination, house centerpieces, and more. Couples also have the option of the premium package which includes in house catering service, vintage decor and furniture, coffee and beverage service, vintage china and table settings, and more. 171 Events can also provide setup and cleanup of your event so you can focus on immersing yourself in the joy of your special day.
171 Events is situated in the heart of downtown Utica and is just steps away from some of the finest hotels the area has to offer. Out-of-town guests will love the convenience of walking to and from your event at any time of the year. They can also avail of the many amenities this city block has to offer; an urban grocery market, sandwich shop, coffee house, bakery, and many restaurants and bars.
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Kelly Huckabone-Salamey · Getting married on 04/09/2020
We had our wedding here. Spectacular and unique venue. Beautifully decorated down to every detail. The staff was above and beyond helpful, flexible, and professional. I would highly recommend this venue... you won't be disappointed!Sent on 04/18/2019
Brittany Gaffney · Married on 07/27/2019
Unique, Romantic, and Industrial
171 Genesee Team, Martin and Schmidt Family,
Jimmy and I thank you so much for helping to plan and orchestrate our wedding day! We fell in love with the unique space at first site two winters ago as we started the wedding planning process! Utica is a hometown that Jimmy and I share together since we bought our home in 2015, so it was important that our venue was local and encompassed our life together!
The venue easily speaks for itself! It’s beautiful historical features, one of the oldest operating Otis elevator in the country, exposed brick, and unprecedented views of downtown Utica from the floor to ceiling windows! It was also important that we surrounded our wedding planning process with local friends, family and businesses that we trust! The Martin’s and Schmidt’s are just that!
Our breath was taken away when we saw everything come together! Christine and family had beautiful decor options and pulled everything together seamlessly! From planning, to set up, to day of coordination, to clean up! The families of the 171 baby are top notch!
The Gaffney’s thank you for kickstarting our married journey off in a beautiful way!Sent on 08/01/2019
Emily Cuda · Married on 04/06/2019
Picture Perfect Venue
My husband and I had a hard time deciding on a wedding venue until we found 171 Events. The second we walked into the building and met Chris, we knew it was the perfect venue for our wedding...every corner of the building has charm and beauty!! Chris was hands on throughout the entire planning process, always lending suggestions/ideas, and quick at communicating. Our wedding day was beyond perfect and far surpassed our expectations. It's been three weeks since our day and people keep commenting on the beautiful venue and all the details we planned with Chris. 171 Events is the perfect venue!! Thank you, Chris and your wonderful team!! xoxo Emily and PaulSent on 04/24/2019
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