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    Jeanette Buffamonti

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  • My Fiance and I decided to go with 500 Pearl for our wedding venue. We made the decision last year, for a wedding date of 9/12/2020. The property is beautiful and offers many unique factors when considering for your wedding venue. The process leading up to our wedding was smooth, and our event planner Kristy was such a big help and easy to get a hold of and get answers to all my questions and concerns. . Shortly after the process began, COVID hit, and everything stopped. We held out as long as we could before we regrettably had to postpone our wedding. Kristy was wonderful and extremely understanding. She provided us a list of alternative dates with no penalty and made the process as smooth as possible so I did not have to stress about a thing. She has been in contact since, to keep me updated, and is very accommodating with our specific requests for our wedding day. I am very thankful we have someone who is so helpful to be with us during this process, as it is very stressful in... Read more

    Libby McCain

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  • Kristy and her team at 500 Pearl have gone above and beyond from when we toured the venue to date. There was a special champagne toast waiting for us along with a personalized letter board and gift bag, and honestly these touches were the deciding factor for us. We felt honored and valued and cannot imagine our big day somewhere else. We’ve also had a tasting already and the food far exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to next October and hoping to make our guests feel as special as we have so far!

    Julie

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  • Once we walked into the magical room of the Forbes Theater room we knew that we wanted our special day to be at this location. Kristy has been an amazing resource, helpful, and has been there for us since day 1. She has answered all of our concerns right away. We can not recommend the location or Kristy enough!!

    Andrea

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  • We knew from the moment we walked into the Forbes Theater at 500 Pearl that we NEEDED to host our wedding there. Kristy has been a saint from Day 1 and has answered every question we had (event the ridiculous ones). Needless to say, when we started to panic about what could happen to our wedding next year if COVID was still an issue, we met with Kristy and she put us at ease. My fiance and I were worried that COVID would ruin our wedding planning experience, but Kristy and the team at 500 Pearl refused to let that happen! She laid out all of our options should things not be able to run as planned and helped to walk us through each scenario. No matter what happens next year, we know that under no circumstance will be be out any of our hard earned money. 500 Pearl is beautiful and the staff there is beyond professional and understanding. I wish all of my friends would move to Buffalo so everyone can have their wedding at 500 Pearl!

    Amelia Schrader

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  • I cannot say enough about 500 Pearl. We were actually their first wedding but you would never know it. The service was flawless, the food was amazing and the entire night was perfect. We held our ceremony and reception at the venue and our guests also stayed at the hotel on-sight. In addition to all of this our photographer took some incredible photos in the building. The historic architecture and well done interior design made for some unique and beautiful photo opportunities. We were even able to end the whole event with a beautiful catered breakfast the next morning for our guests that stayed the night at the hotel. The venue also had unique personal touches, like the ability for me to write a note to each of our guests staying the night at the hotel and pre place the welcome bags in the room. Since most of my family is out of town and traveled several hundred miles to come to the wedding it was nice to be able to add this personal touch. Our friends and family shared that ... Read more

    Sarah

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  • We are so excited to get married at the beautiful Forbes Theater next year, and are absolutely devastated for everyone who was looking forward to using the venue in 2020 and wasn't able to. We knew immediately that we were going to get the most bang for our buck at 500 Pearl, each package even included a specialty cocktail. Kristy and the team have been awesome, really responsive and have answered all of our questions promptly. We would highly recommend!

    Alayna Demarchi

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  • Postponing my wedding was heartbreaking but I felt like Kristy at 500 Pearl truly cared about us and all of her brides and grooms. She has been extremely responsive and accommodating throughout the planning process. We booked the venue and got a quote from another staff member before the venue was completely finished, and Kristy has been so wonderful working with us to make sure the space is everything we imagined when we first toured the space!! I am so excited to see the room and taste the amazing food on the day of :)

    Sara Retzlaff

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  • Kristy has been so much help! She allowed us to view the venue multiple times before we officially made the decision to book! She answered all questions our family and wedding party had. Kristy knows how to make us feel special and now just another wedding. She is very personable and I know I can count on her the day of to make everything run smoooooth! Very excited to hold our wedding there!

    Sara Vallone

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  • Every part of the wedding planning process has been wonderful so far thanks to Kristy at 500 Pearl - she is knowledgeable and amazing to work with ! Couldn’t be happier

    Robert Wilcox

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  • Kristy Kuhar and the entire 500 pearl staff have been nothing but accommodating and helpful during the process of planning our wedding. They go above and beyond in making sure the entire experience is easy and enjoyable. Not to mention the beautiful architecture of the entire building. If anyone is planning a wedding in the Buffalo NY area, they should check out 500 pearl!

    Heather Tighe

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  • 500 Pearl is absolutely gorgeous. It has amazing views of the city of Buffalo whether you are booking a room through Aloft or visiting the rooftop bar (the sunset is incredible up there). They have awesome drinks and food, and very friendly staff. My fiancé and I booked our wedding reception there after falling in love with the historical newly renovated Forbes Theater. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone our reception to next year. Although I expected the process of postponement to be quite brutal, working with Kristy (sales and event planner) the process has been nothing but smooth sailing. She has been incredibly helpful and great to work with throughout this whole planning process. She’s quick to respond, insightful and very supportive. You can tell she wants to do everything she can to ensure the event is special and runs smoothly. I truly recommend visiting 500Pearl for a night out, and/or hosting an event. It’s really something special, and has been a gre... Read more

    Erin Rougeux

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  • We had planned our wedding at 500 Pearl for May 23rd. Of course this wedding was not possible due to COVID-19, but 500 Pearl went above and beyond supporting us during this time. Not only were we so impressed by the helpful and knowledgable staff, the renovated space we booked was also gorgeous! Through all of our planning the team at 500 Pearl was flexible and went out of their way to make our experience pleasant even through a pandemic. I highly recommend the venue spaces at 500 Pearl.

    Lisa Hinterberger

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  • After touring several venues in the Buffalo area, my fiancé and I toured the Forbes Theatre and knew this was it! The venue space itself is breathtaking. It's an old theatre that has been recently restored. The gold hand-painted ceiling is really one of a kind. There's even a marquee that will be lit up with our names and date which is a really nice touch. With the convenience of the Aloft hotel next door it seriously has everything you could hope for from a venue and so much more. Kristy has been our main person of contact and has been very attentive and accommodating, answering all of our questions. With COVID still an issue for the foreseeable future, Kristy has reassured us that 500 Pearl will work with us to make sure we are happy. We had our food tasting a week ago and everyone agreed this was by far some of the best food and presentation they've had at a wedding! Here's to looking forward to 2021 and the wedding we've been planning for. If you haven't toured 500 Pearl... Read more

    Cassandra Cammarata

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  • This venue is unique and beautiful. It was the perfect space for our wedding of 200 and there were still spaces (ex. the balcony) for people to explore and not be stuck at the table. I love the historic nature of it and that it had a new hotel attached. They are still working through the kinks of being a new popular venue, but the people that they have working there are so very knowledgeable and kind. The food was delicious and different packages allowed for you to build the wedding you wanted. We loved our hot cocoa bar and the late night food options. It made me wish I could have been a guest at our own wedding. :) Our names were even in lights on the marque outside the Forbes Theater. I feel so lucky that we found this venue.

    Elizabeth Soucise

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  • I worked with a few different people along the way and everyone was fantastic. Kristy was my main point of contact for the details and she was wonderful - patient, responsive, enthusiastic and by the end felt like more of a friend than planner. We got married in Grand Aeries and it was gorgeous. Highly recommend!

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