For College Sweethearts Planning a Wedding

According to USA Today, plenty of college couples end up getting engaged during college careers. Therefore, I would like to extend a hearty congratulations to any and all Nazareth couples who have gotten engaged during your time here, including my own fiancé.

When you become engaged, especially while nearing the end of your college career, it can sometimes be hard to know where to begin planning a wedding. Personally, I had absolutely no idea, having only been to two weddings in my life (one of which when I was only eight years old). However, with a little help and some research, it became clear that the place to begin is to pick the venue. If you’re like me, you want to get married around Rochester. Also, if you’re like me, you’re not looking to get married in a traditional ballroom.

If you want a more unique location, check out these three that I have come across in my search:

Gazebo at the Webster Arboretum
Gazebo at the Webster Arboretum
  • The Webster Arboretum – This beautiful outdoor location is found in the town of Webster. According to their website, “The goal of this park is to bring together the unique talents of our community members to develop and maintain this special setting in which to explore and learn about nature.” All of the interesting plant life creates a beautiful backdrop for an outdoor wedding. The Arboretum also features a gazebo that is fit for the ceremony, as well as an indoor location that holds about ninety people.


Inside one of the many event spaces at Artisan Works
Inside one of the many event spaces at Artisan Works
  • Artisan Works – Artisan Works is located on Blossom Road in Rochester. Within its walls hang countless pieces of artworks, antiques and automobiles. It is truly an interesting location, and makes for a very unique wedding location. The best part is that the decorating is already done for you, and the collection of art provides quite the backdrop for some truly memorable wedding photos. Artisan Works has many different rooms for rent and can accommodate most any size party.


Outside of the Rabbit Room in Honeoye Falls, NY.
  • The Rabbit Room – Located in Honeoye Falls, this party house has a very unique and rustic feel. This party house is built with stone walls and brick floors that are starkly different from the ornate carpets and wallpaper of a traditional ballroom. It stands next to a babbling creek and forest, creating the opportunity for both indoor and outdoor festivities. Its three floors include a restaurant, bar, and art gallery.

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