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The Sterling is a brand new wedding venue located in the grounds of Arrowhead Golf Club in beautiful Akron, New York. The Sterling offers seven unique areas to accommodate every aspect of your memorable celebration and sets the standard for top-notch events in Western New York. It features indoor and outdoor spaces with scenic views and is available for ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements and rehearsal dinners.

Facilities and Capacity

With over 10,000 square feet of event space, The Sterling can comfortably accommodate 250-400 seated guests. They offer seven event areas including:

  • Main dining area - A 90-feet by 36-feet space with glamorous warehouse chic design, featuring a tall glass wall, cathedral ceilings, modern crystal chandeliers, and state-of-the-art kitchen.
  • Interior mezzanine area for surplus seating - Area features a catwalk across the glass wall and leading to the outside balcony.
  • Side covered patio - 5 French doors provide seamless overflow space for the reception and dance floor which is heated for 3 season use.
  • Back and side uncovered balcony - The balconies feature stunning views of the golf course and island. The side balcony is the ideal setting for a rehearsal dinner with an intimate setting and sunset views.
  • Bridal Suite - A getting-ready room with glamorous makeup stations for the bridal party.
  • Island ceremony and photography area - The area includes a steel arch, wood bridge, walkway, and aisle and provides an intimate and unique place to tie the knot.

Services Offered

The Sterling can provide a team of professional coordinators to help plan your wedding, event, or bridal shower. Additional services offered include:

  • Tables, chairs, and linen
  • China, flatware and glassware
  • Set up and clean up
  • Parking and wheelchair access
  • Catering, servers, and bartenders
  • Willingness to work with outside vendors (except catering and bar)


The Sterling and their executive chef provide a large wedding menu from which to choose your meal options. Options include hand-passed appetizers from their hors d’oeuvres menu, crudites for cocktail hour, and a choice of either a relaxed buffet or a sit-down plated option for dinner. There is a choice of entrees available for the sit down dinner which is served with salad, steamed vegetables, freshly baked bread, your choice of sides, and tea and coffee. The Sterling offers various beverage packages including beer, wine, champagne, liquors, and soft drinks. There is also an evening snack menu available.


The Sterling is located at Arrowhead Golf Club in Akron, New York. The venue is just a few miles east of Buffalo and a short drive west of Rochester. The venue is easily accessible with Buffalo Niagra International Airport just a 30-minute drive away.

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

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Cake Cutting

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House Beer
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Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

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?

Dance Floor

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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Jessica M. Married on 11/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

All around the best in the business

We had our wedding here 11/25/23 and I would choose this venue over and over again! Michael and his team at The Sterling were everything we needed and looking for. From start to finish the process was made so easy. I’ve dreamed of my wedding day since I was a little girl and they delivered on every aspect and exceeded all our expectations. We are still getting compliments on the food, service and how beautiful the venue was. They were worth every penny that we spent. If you are debating between them and another venue choose The Sterling, you won’t regret it.
Angie L. Married on 10/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Pick the sterling!

The Sterling was top notch to work with! Paige and Hannah make wedding planning so easy with their help. Our guests had nothing but positive things to say regarding our wedding. The food was outstanding and not one detail was missed. If you are between two venues - definitely pick The Sterling because you will not regret it!!!
Jasmine N. Married on 10/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Venue Ever!!!

The sterling was the best place and the only place i wanted to get married. Everything was so beautiful and my coordinator Tanya made everything so easy. I would choose this venue all over again. Everything was so beautiful and it was perfect!!! look no more, Onlt wedding venue you need!! and don’t get me started on the amazing food!!!
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Krystle Hanson-Prystajko
Krystle Hanson-Prystajko
Wedding & Event Sales Director

Seeing couples light up when they see our venues for the first time is the highlight of my job.

I love all puppers and dog friendly ceremonys! Favorite menu item: Everything! But if I had to decide I would choose the aged mac n cheese (I'm a soul food type of gal)

Tanya Sue
Tanya Sue
Lead Wedding Coordinator

Certified Wedding & Event Planner from the New York Institute of Art and Design, Tanya Sue has been planning weddings since 2011. What started out as a hobby is now what springs her out of bed each morning. With coordinating over 140 weddings and 300+ managed accounts, Tanya Sue loves weddings and every piece of the puzzle it takes to help plan your perfect day! Becoming an Ordained Minister in 2021 was the next step on her career journey. Tanya Sue’s background also includes extensive customer service, legal administration and an instructor of dance with a focus on ballet.

Michael  Kauffman
Michael Kauffman
Wedding Coordinator

Michael is no stranger when it comes to the wedding scene. Having a background in restaurant and hospitality that spans over a decade, he love that he is a part of this wonderful worId of wedding planning. “I love weddings because I love seeing the joy when two people are united as one. I'm truly honored and blessed to be a part of each and every one of my client's special day. Every wedding is unique and memorable to me. I love being a part of the magic!”


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