The Tonawanda Castle is a unique and historic wedding venue located in Tonawanda, New York. This venue has had a presence on Delaware Street for over 100 years, with its blue granite walls and brick exterior paying homage to its original purpose as an impressive 38,000 square-foot military armory. Impress guests with this massive structure with a historic charm and intimate interior.
Facilities and Capacity
The Grand Ballroom at the Tonawanda Castle has beautifully restored hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings for a grandiose feel. The space can host up to 450 loved ones in 30,000 square feet.
Couples will receive a personal planning consultation with an event coordinator and each wedding event is staffed by an on-site coordinator to ensure that everything happens smoothly and stress-free. The staff at Tonawanda Castle will also place favors, centerpieces and escort cards and give pre-event access to the building for photography. Services include:
Menus are completely tailored to the needs and tastes of each couple so that wedding menus reflect the theme of each unique wedding. Couples will work with Chef Rich Kellogg, who brings 25 years of experience to the table, to design the perfect menu.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Kristin · Married on 08/02/2014
We have a boundless amount of wonderful things to say about our experience with the Tonawanda Castle for our August 2nd wedding so we will try to paraphrase as best as possible! From the very beginning, Jamie (our coordinator) & Rich (head chef) made us feel completely at home and relaxed about our experience. We loved that we were able to customize the day to our style, and the selection with the custom menu was completely unique and something you do not find with most wedding venues…in other words, Rich basically asked “What do you want on your menu?” Rich and his team did an amazing job, and even helped work with us for delicious menu items to cater to our vegan/vegetarian guests. Jamie and her staff laid out the grand ballroom so stunningly, worked with us on the floor plan and even gave us the amazing idea to do a Captain’s table so we could have the social, party vibe we wanted. We ended up having more guests than intended (nearly 150) for the ceremony space, but Jamie was a pro in making everything work flawlessly. Our entire day progressed effortlessly and the 2-3 insignificant snags that popped up were taken care of before we even knew about them. She made EVERY request we had work out! Our guests were absolutely blown away by the entire day, the beautiful space, but most especially the food. The venue is so beautiful, we loved that we had the main ballroom , but also access to smaller rooms for people to chat, the gorgeous balcony to overlook the party, and the 3rd floor bridal suite for the girls to get ready. Our special day was BETTER than perfect, and we are so thankful for the team at the Tonawanda Castle for helping us have our dream wedding!
Karen · Married on 11/10/2018
The Tonawanda Castle made our day a dream come true
The Tonawanda Castle couldn't have been a better fit for us. From the day we toured the venue to day we picked up all of our items after the wedding, the staff could not have been any more helpful or supportive, The staff was incredible! Any question, no matter how many I had, was answered in a immediate fashion. Lindsay, Teena, Kelli and Rich make an amazing team as well as the entire staff. We had numerous guest reach out to us after our wedding to compliment us on the venue with the most wonderful comments about the staff. Our guests were impressed with the attentiveness of the wait staff and the quality of the entire meal and drinks. From the time our guests walked in the front door for our ceremony, they were welcomed with a drink, then enjoyed an amazing cocktail hour with great appetizers then were welcomed into the ballroom. The staff was so accommodating to our guests. Food was out of this world and the attention to detail the staff provided was outstanding. Our guests also complimented how "neat" it was to be able to explore all the rooms of The Castle, Not only did our guest have a fantastic dining experience (we received compliments such as "better meal they have ever had at a wedding") but a reception venue full of history. The Tonawanda Castle far exceeded our expectations (We have very high expectations by the way!)
The Tonawanda Castle provided us the best back drop for all our wedding photographs and video as well. The building is so rich in history, architecture and has so many little details that really made all of our memories in pictures and video make you just say WOW! The Tonawanda Castle literally made our Fairy Tail come true! Thank you Lindsay, Teena, Rich, Kelli and the entire staff for the best day of our lives!
Courtney Calkins · Married on 10/05/2018
Food and staff are AMAZING
We worked with Teena and Rich and I cannot day enough good things about them. Firstly, the food was amazing. Very accommodating to food allergies!!! You cannot beat the quality of the food! Teena is amazing. Always willing to answer any questions and suggest things! The decor was breath taking. We used the castle for both ceremony and reception and it was beautiful.Sent on 11/03/2018
The Tonawanda Castle's reply:
This place is a great unique venue. We perform many events at the Tonawanda Castle and it is very clear that the staff will make your event run very smoothly. They are professional, very experienced and good at what they do. The food is very good also and this is one of our favorite places to perform at. We highly recommend them!
The staff, the venue and the food is where every couple's exception is met at the Tonawanda Castle. We have nothing but great things to say about this place. If you are considering the Tonawanda Castle for your next event do not think twice about it.... it is the perfect place! We enjoy working with the staff time after time! Always a great experience.
Beautiful place for a fairy-tale wedding... fit for a princess bride!