Babeville is a unique wedding venue in the heart of Buffalo’s historic Theater District. Impress your guests with the historic charm of this distinctively refurbished and versatile venue.
Facilities and Capacity
The Hall can accommodate up to 780 guests for theater seating and has ample standing room for up to 1,200 guests. Host up to 230 seated guests for your wedding reception, which includes a state of the art sound system, fixed stage and original wraparound balcony with pew seating.
At Babeville, couples can custom tailor their dream wedding to impressive lengths. Services include:
Babeville exclusively utilizes the catering services of Exquisite Catering to ensure that your guests enjoy the best culinary experience possible. Work with them to create a menu to remember.
Architect John Henry Selkirk began work on what was originally the Delaware Avenue Methodist Church in 1871. The church remained in use until the 1980s but was eventually slated for demolition in 1995. It was then purchased by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco and her longtime manager Scot Fisher who refurbished it into a historic building dedicated to facilitating and promoting the arts.
Babeville is located in Buffalo’s Theater District, at the junction of three National and Local Historic Districts. The venue is within walking distance to accommodations, restaurants and other historic sites, making it a prime location for your guests to roam.
Recommended by 100% of couples
1 User photo
Carolyn · Married on 06/15/2013
I'm not sure how to even put into words how happy we were with Asbury Hall. From the very first meeting with Austin, we knew this venue was amazing and knew we were in good hands with Austin. He was very professional, organized and helped us with each step along the way. He is prompt with a return of an email usually within minutes!!! Organizing a wedding can be stressful but with Austin's organization this was an easy and enjoyable process.
As for the actual wedding day.... it was beyond perfect. Austin was present all day to make sure that everything was 100% smooth. The servers were amazing and took special care of each guest. Little details such as giving us a plate of appetizers as they could tell we were so busy mingling that we hadn't had a chance to enjoy them. The bartenders were great... they memorized just about all of the bridal party and parents drinks so that as soon as they approached the bar, the drink was poured and ready. There was never a line for the bar and it was always fully stocked! Our lead server, Giesla was awesome and was always two steps ahead.
The actual venue was beyond beautiful! Everything was clean, organized and just how we had planned! The photos from this site are stunning!
Overall, our day was beyond perfect and I attribute this to Austin and the excellent crew at Asbury! Most of our guests have called this wedding "the best wedding ever" and I attribute this to the everyone at Asbury. I would recommend this place 100%! Austin completely took the stress out of all the planning. The staff made our day perfect and so many small touches along the way that I don't have enough space to write them all. I would recommend this place 100%. Now I'm hoping someone in my family will get engaged so we can go back!!!
Jenna · Married on 10/13/2018
We couldn’t be happier that we picked Asbury Hall for our ceremony and reception. Austin and his staff took care of every detail and the food could not have been better. All of our guests raved about the venue and the food. Many said it was the best filet they have had period, not just in a banquet setting. All the staff was so friendly and accommodating and executed our vision to perfection.
Kevin · Married on 09/15/2018
Choosing Babeville as the venue for our wedding reception along with Austin as our coordinator, was hands down the best decision we could have possibly made. The setting is breath taking, stained class windows, immaculate construction, with a distinguished uniqueness. It had all the old world charm that Buffalo can muster, with every present day accommodation.
When our limo arrived and our guests were enjoying cocktail hour, we were given a private "green room" for only the wedding party and whomever we invited, drinks were on ice waiting for us and the wait staff was top notch with getting us whatever we wanted. I've been in many weddings as a groomsmen, and I had never experienced a catering company with the attention to detail, and just out right friendliness of Exquisite Catering. There was a scheduled itinerary discussed via email in the weeks prior, and in person the day before that we agreed upon with Austin. He had the reception planned to the minute and that is exactly how it went.
Our guest list was 210 family and friends, there was no problem with space and everyone was able to eat, drink, dance with ease. In the foyer we had two fire place mantles decorated with personal affects, a photo booth, and our guest name card table thing, we had 23 centerpieces that each consisted of 5 components, we did not set up any of this. We dropped off a truck-load of personal decorations, a few pictures and a short write up of what we thinking and they made it look better than we could have imagined. Each vendor we hired from the florist, the bakery, the DJ, the other bakery, the food truck (for the after party), pretty much said they had worked with Austin and his staff before and that they would need no further directions and we could just show up and enjoy. It seems like everyone who went to my wedding has at this point, has told me this was the best meal they have ever had at wedding. I've run out of space to continue...check them out, and don't wait!
Babeville Price Rates