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!
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
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Shannon · Married on 08/08/2018
My daughter and now son-in-law chose Tonawanda Castle for their wedding ceremony and reception. WOW! Amazing venue! I can't thank everyone at the Tonawanda Castle enough, especially Lindsey and Teena. As the mother of the bride and organizer of the wedding, they worked with me and my family through it all. Weddings are a lot of work and stress, but the Castle took care of everything, down to the smallest detail. I literately dropped off the center pieces and decorations for the reception and they set everything up perfectly. They allowed me to hang a garland from their archway in the ceremony room without a problem. They offered to put it up for me,but I'm a little O.C.D. with stuff and wanted to do it. Areas were clean. Food was epic! All the guests commented on the freshness and originality of the Hors d'œuvres. The cocktails and drinks were NOT watered down at all. I have been to other weddings where it tasted like they watered the liquor down. Not at the castle. Guests commented on the great drinks the bar tenders were serving. I received nothing but compliments from the wedding guests about the service, food and uniqueness of the Tonawanda Castle. The staff at the castle worked with the DJ and photographer to keep the timeline moving flawlessly. My daughter and son-in-law did not do a dry run rehearsal the day before the wedding, so it was chaotic before everyone walked down the aisle UNTIL Teena organized everyone and got the job done without a problem. So grateful for Teena. The staff at the Castle treated us as if we were family, went over and beyond what would ever be expected at a venue. They made the night magical. Even lite the sparklers at end of the night
Wedding guests came from LA, Florida, NYC, Washington DC, PA and other parts of NY and Canada. They all said it was worth the trip to see such a beautiful wedding in such a beautiful setting.
THANK YOU to everyone at Tonawanda Castle.
You made my daughters special day perfect!
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!