500 Pearl

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About 500 Pearl

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.

Services Offered

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.

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19 Reviews for 500 Pearl

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Libby M. · Getting married on 10/30/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
  • J

    Julie · Getting married on 07/30/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

500 Pearl Pricing

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500 Pearl FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • 500 Pearl 1
    Friday and Sunday Special
    • Good Things Package $81 per Person for a Friday and $79 per Person for a Sunday.
    • The Pearl Package $86 per Person for a Friday and $84 per Person for a Sunday.
    • The 500 Package $96 per Person for a Friday and $94 per Person for a Sunday.
    • The Forever Package $106 per Person for a Friday and $104 for a Sunday.

    (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

  • 500 Pearl 2
    Winter Wedding Pricing

    (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

Kristy Kuhar

Kristy Kuhar

Catering Sales Manager

Hi, Everybody!

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! :)

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500 Pearl frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at 500 Pearl?

500 Pearl includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Tables

At 500 Pearl, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

500 Pearl includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At 500 Pearl, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at 500 Pearl includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of 500 Pearl in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by 500 Pearl for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at 500 Pearl for wedding events?

500 Pearl offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does 500 Pearl offer?

500 Pearl offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does 500 Pearl offer for wedding events?

500 Pearl offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does 500 Pearl have available for wedding events?

500 Pearl offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend 500 Pearl and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

500 Pearl is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does 500 Pearl offer?

500 Pearl currently offers 1 offer promotion and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.