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The Wilder Room Logo featuring a stylized 'W' and the venue address

The Ballroom

Deeply rooted in Rochester's history, our urban ballroom boasts the most amazing cathedral ceilings with 4 spectacular turn-of-the-century chandeliers. This room certainly makes a statement. 


The People

Our staff could teach classes on customer service! There is no substitute for a high level of service; it is vital to your planning experience and we don't take the task lightly. With almost 20 years of experience in hospitality including event planning, event design, logistics and food service management, we know how to work hard and get things done. We love our local community, we love to support other small businesses and we love to make our clients happy. 


The Food

If you haven't tasted Avvino's food yet, do you even live here? If our staff taught classes in customer service, Avvino's Janine Wasley would be the lead instructor. Janine and Avvino's Chef Tim Caschette are the REAL DEAL. This is where we separate ourselves from the pack. They set the industry standard on quality, innovation and service.


The History

This beautiful space, named after former Rochester Mayor, A. Carter Wilder, was a twentieth century  hot spot for the affluent members of the city’s society. Once the residence of Mayor A. Carter Wilder, East End’s Rochester Club was established in 1860. The exclusive club was membership based and known for its glamorous private events. In 1911 the Club was renovated to include a grand ballroom lit by 4 crystal chandeliers, which today still stand. With light renovations and a name change, honoring one of Rochester Club’s own,  we have modernized a piece of the city’s history and hope to bring it back to life!

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