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500 Pearl

Buffalo, NY View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
31 reviews
$10k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 230 guests

About

$10k - $14k For 100 Guests
Up to 230 guests

Thank you for considering 500 Pearl as your wedding destination. We are committed to making your wedding day spectacular. Working together with our experienced Wedding Coordinators and talented culinary team, your wedding vision will come to life, and create magical memories.

Facilities and Capacity

500 Pearl can host every event related to your special day. From engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners and after parties, we are the perfect wedding weekend destination.

Our property features six unique venues within our 12-story building. From our lobby bar W XYZ, Patrick’s Rooftop Bar, and Spare Lanes Bowling Alley, parking on several floors as well as the stylish Aloft Hotel, 500 Pearl has all you need to create unforgettable experiences.

Forbes Theater: 3,786 sqft. Can accomodate a reception with dance floor, for 200+ guests, balcony ceremony option for 200+ guests.

Grand Aeries: 4,078 sqft. Can accomodate a reception with dance floor, for 200+ guests.

The Fuhrmann Room: 2,868 sqft. Can accomodate a reception with dance floor, for 120 guests and a ceremony for 200 guests.

1914 Room: 1,861 sqft. Can accomodate a reception with dance floor, for 90 guests and a ceremony for 180 guests.

Services

Certified Wedding Coordinator

White or ivory floor-length table linens

Selection of napkin colors to choose from

Votive candles, china, glassware, silverware, and tables provided

Complimentary Gold Chiavari Chairs in Forbes and Silver in Grand Aeries

Culinary tasting for the wedding couple

On-site catering

Complimentary WiFi access throughout 500 Pearl

Discounted suite rates for “getting ready” rooms

Self or Valet parking is available for all events at an additional cost

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
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)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

230

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
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
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
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

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
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?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April

31 Reviews

Write a review
Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 97% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.8 out of 5

28 User photos

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    Jeanette B. Getting married on 01/06/2023
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    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.

    . 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!
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    Julie Getting married on 07/07/2022
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    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!!

Awards

  • 31
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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500 Pearl Street Buffalo, NY, 14202
716-849-7280
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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
  • Set Up
  • 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)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • 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
  • Banquet Hall
  • 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
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • 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
  • 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 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in average response time.

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