The Wadsworth Homestead, a historic and family-owned estate in Geneseo, New York overlooking the Genesee Valley, is home to casually elegant weddings for couples looking for rustic charm. Sitting on 300 acres of land, the interior is furnished with decor collected over six generations, while the grounds allow couples to basque in the the dramatic landscape of awe-inspiring oak trees, lush fields and forests that surround the property.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host up to 300 guests in warm weather (125 in the winter). For reception options, couples can choose between the large dining room on the first floor or, for larger parties, a tent on the grounds is provided. Cocktail hour can be hosted in one of two drawing rooms or the elaborately decorated library.
The Wadsworth Homestead offers all-inclusive wedding packages, including planning and catering, to ensure that couples can make the most of the experienced staff. The venue also offers the following services:
- Aisle markers
- Audio equipment
- Dance floor
Food at the Wadsworth Homestead is prepared by Jeff and Lisa Bleier of the Caledonia Village Inn. Their 40 years of experience drives the excellent food and presentation of Homestead events, and their expertise includes uniquely designed menus and artfully designed ice sculptures.
The Wadsworth Homestead was built as the original property of brothers General William Wadsworth and James Wadsworth in 1804 and is one of the few properties in the United States that has never changed hands from family to family. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. In 2011, the family decided to open the property to public weddings and large events.
Situated on the south end of Geneseo’s Main Street, within walking distance to shops and restaurants, the property is 30 minutes from Rochester, New York.
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Wadsworth Homestead is a beautiful wedding and event space in Geneseo NY. We have had the pleasure of performing for some incredible weddings there and everything was perfect. The grounds are historically preserved with the elegance of yesteryear. Beautiful views on all sides. Check out Wadsworth Homestead for your wedding!
The Wadsworth Homestead offers a beautiful venue of historic proportions! Their service and quality is exceptional.
When I first met Will, I was immediately drawn to his calming nature, friendly personality, and professionalism. He coordinated my Wedding, and I will never forget how incredible our celebration was because of him, and the pride and care he took for the property. I also have had the honor of photographing Weddings with him as a professional photographer and I can't wait to celebrate with them and with him every time. The attention to detail, the beautiful surroundings, and the helpful staff are always amazing. We keep in touch in social networks, and I am continuously impressed by everything he exceeds in doing. I feel very lucky to know him and I highly recommend him and celebrations at the Wadsworth Homestead...one of the very nicest and caring people I know, in an incredibly beautiful and historic setting.
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