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Diplomat Banquet Center

Rochester, NY View map

About

Diplomat Banquet Center is a Rochester area wedding venue that has been serving Rochester and Buffalo, New York couples for over 40 years. With warm hospitality and a convenient location just 10 minutes from the Rochester International Airport, Diplomat Banquet Center is perfect for couples who want an all-in-one wedding venue.

Facilities and Capacity
Diplomat Banquet Center boasts five event spaces, the largest of which can host over 1,000 guests, either theater- or banquet-style in beautifully renovated ballrooms. Whether you host a lavish reception of 1,200 by renting out the top floor of the venue or an intimate gathering of at least 50 in the Franklin Room, this venue has versatility that allows them to customize each facility to your unique needs.

Services Offered
All couples hosting their wedding at Diplomat will work with experienced event coordinators to guide you as you plan your big day. Your event will be a success with their expert knowledge of the industry. Services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup
  • Wireless internet
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Tables


Cuisine
Reception menus can be designed for either sit-down or buffet-style dinner options. Couples will work with the staff to design a menu that fits the flow of the evening.

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?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
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
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Rose Married on 09/02/2017
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    WOW! Words can't express how AMAZING our wedding was at The Diplomat Banquet Center! This place is truly a hidden gem! Every single detail was PERFECT! I had guests asking me what it cost per plate because you would have thought we spent 120-150 dollars per person, but we did not. Pricing is BEYOND reasonable and more than generously fair!

    Jenna was our point of contact and boy, are we happy she was. This lady is AMAZING! She took care of everything! Every single request made was granted, and handled with care. She went above and beyond for us to ensure that our day was perfect, she exceeded our expectations!

    The food... OUTSTANDING! My only regret, not eating more of it! YUM!

    You will REGRET not choosing the Diplomat, trust me! I attended PLENTY of weddings this past summer and NOTHING came close to ours at the Diplomat.

    HUGE thanks to the Diplomat for making our day PERFECT! We will forever be loyal to you!
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    Cassandra Married on 06/24/2017
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    Jenna and the entire Diplomat team were incredible. We were very happy with our wedding and all of the staff who worked with us that night!
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    Sean Married on 05/27/2017
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    Fantastic customer service and flexibility! They will work with you up through the day of your event to be sure everything is to your liking. We made many changes leading up to our wedding reception and we were taken care of up to and throughout the day. I would highly recommend booking through the Diplomat because of their dedication, professionalism, organization, responsiveness and, above all else, their friendliness and flexibility.
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1956 Lyell Ave Rochester, NY, 14606
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Diplomat Banquet Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Diplomat Banquet Center?

Diplomat Banquet Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Diplomat Banquet Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Diplomat Banquet Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Diplomat Banquet Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Diplomat Banquet Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Diplomat Banquet Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Diplomat Banquet Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Hotel

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Diplomat Banquet Center for wedding events?

Diplomat Banquet Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Diplomat Banquet Center offer?

Diplomat Banquet Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Diplomat Banquet Center offer for wedding events?

Diplomat Banquet Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Diplomat Banquet Center have available for wedding events?

Diplomat Banquet Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Diplomat Banquet Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Diplomat Banquet Center is recommended by 53% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in quality of service and 4.6 in average response time.

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