500 Pearl is a historic wedding venue located in Buffalo, New York. Constructed in 1914, this building offers a beautiful blend of refurbishment and originality. Boasting the history of its original structure alongside some new additions, this venue has hosted many beautiful weddings and could be the setting for yours. This venue lends a charming atmosphere and an incredible backdrop to wedding events. Couples can enjoy sweeping views of Downtown Buffalo and Lake Erie whilst celebrating the love they share.
Facilities and Capacity
Featuring a variety of rooms, couples can rest assured that their ceremony and reception will take place in an area that remains true to their unique style. Ceremonies can be held in the 1914 Room which provides a 1,994 square-foot space. Here, everyone can share in the majesty of the moment when you and your partner become newlyweds. The Grand Aeries is the largest of the event spaces, with 4,525 square feet and a capacity to host up to 500 guests. An opulent banquet hall, it comes alive with glittering hanging lights, illuminated arched windows, round tables, and oval-backed chairs. The Forbes Theater offers a stunningly grandiose setting for wedding receptions. Here, everyone can sit upon Chiavari chairs at round tables, while you and your significant other enjoy the day from the elevated head table. Emitting a magisterial atmosphere, the gold-tinged decor and cream-tiled walls make it brilliant to raise a toast.
500 Pearl Street is more than suitable for hosting ceremonies, receptions, showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. Perhaps what makes it stand out as a fitting setting is not only the lavish space but also the embellishing services. Couples are encouraged to bring in outside vendors to personalize the venue. This pet-friendly venue welcomes furry friends with open arms, ensuring that every special guest can attend your event. A professional event planner is available to guide couples through the coordination procedure.
19 Reviews for 500 Pearl
Recommended by 99% of couples
11 User photos
Jeanette B. · Getting married on 01/06/2023
Wedding planning on top of COVID
My Fiance and I decided to go with 500 Pearl for our wedding venue. We made the decision last year, for a wedding date of 9/12/2020. The property is beautiful and offers many unique factors when considering for your wedding venue. The process leading up to our wedding was smooth, and our event planner Kristy was such a big help and easy to get a hold of and get answers to all my questions and concerns.Sent on 09/07/2020
. Shortly after the process began, COVID hit, and everything stopped. We held out as long as we could before we regrettably had to postpone our wedding. Kristy was wonderful and extremely understanding. She provided us a list of alternative dates with no penalty and made the process as smooth as possible so I did not have to stress about a thing. She has been in contact since, to keep me updated, and is very accommodating with our specific requests for our wedding day.
I am very thankful we have someone who is so helpful to be with us during this process, as it is very stressful in general, especially with a pandemic on top of it. We are holding on to hope that we will be able to have the wedding we pictured before this all started, and we are excited to have it in such a beautiful and unique venue!
Libby M. · Getting married on 10/30/2021
Could not ask for more!
Kristy and her team at 500 Pearl have gone above and beyond from when we toured the venue to date. There was a special champagne toast waiting for us along with a personalized letter board and gift bag, and honestly these touches were the deciding factor for us. We felt honored and valued and cannot imagine our big day somewhere else. We’ve also had a tasting already and the food far exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to next October and hoping to make our guests feel as special as we have so far!Sent on 09/05/2020
Julie · Getting married on 07/30/2021
Everything we wanted and more
Once we walked into the magical room of the Forbes Theater room we knew that we wanted our special day to be at this location. Kristy has been an amazing resource, helpful, and has been there for us since day 1. She has answered all of our concerns right away. We can not recommend the location or Kristy enough!!Sent on 09/24/2019
500 Pearl Price Rates
(This includes a discount to our regular wedding reception package pricing of $4 for a Friday and $6 for a Sunday)
Additionally, Friday Incentives Include: One Level Upgraded Bar or a 30 Minute Bar Extension and 1 Complimentary Chef’s Choice Hot H’ors D’oeurve
Additionally, Sunday Incentives Include: One Level Upgraded Bar or a 30 Minute Bar Extension, 1 Complimentary Chef’s Choice Hot H’ors D’oeurve, and Chef’s Choice Complimentary Late Night Station
(Offered December-March, Excluding Major Holidays)
Winter Weddings: 15% off the Good Things and The Pearl Packages and 20% off the 500 and Forever Packages plus Complimentary Fruit and Cheese Display, Choice of One Level Upgraded bar or 30-minute Bar Extension and a Reduced Food and Beverage Minimum to $8,500
Team of 500 Pearl
Catering Sales Manager
My names Kristy and I am here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams! I have been in the event planning industry for the past 4-years having extensive experience in planning and executing events from 10 guests up to, and including 1,000 guests. I have been exposed to planning multicultural events, corporate events, social events, and of course weddings with a great pleasure in doing so! I have gained some of my "world class" Hospitality knowledge and experience by working in two professional internship roles at Walt Disney World. Fun facts, I love Disney and I love my Two Pug Dogs more than anything. If you have pets, please keep in mind that 500 Pearl is pet friendly and we'd all love to meet your fur babies! :)