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Venues in Buffalo, NY,
(716) 874-5400
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4.4 out of 5
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  • 33 Reviews


    Juan Rivera

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    5 out of 5
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  • They have been the most amazing venue that we have visited. Very responsive on email and phone. The price was so good we stop searching for venues and signed a contract immediately.

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    Hi Juan! Thank you for the rave review. We appreciate you and we cannot wait to celebrate your special day with you and your guests!

    Danielle Catanzaro

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  • Acqua was amazing! From the beautiful view, the huge dance floor and the amazing food; we could not have asked for a better wedding!

    Alicia

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    5 out of 5
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  • We cannot say enough about what a fantastic job Acqua did to make our wedding dreams a reality. First off, Alison Potter is amazing. She is honest, hard-working, and when she makes a promise she delivers. Alison accommodated us living in Baltimore by making sure when we were in town we were able to meet and get things done in a short amount of time. The renovations to Acqua are breathtaking and have come such a long way. The outdoor bar was closed and falling apart when we first toured Acqua May of 2018, but by the summer of 2019, the bar was up and running with fresh paint- perfect to enjoy the gorgeous views of the water. The Harbor Room has been completely transformed with neutral walls, stunning lighting, and beautiful new floors. The night before my wedding Alison emailed me a picture of the new sails that Rick (the handyman) finished specifically for our wedding. Rick was also amazing. He fixed and cleaned every little detail to make Acqua as beautiful as ever. Chri... Read more

    Christina M. Kothe

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    5 out of 5
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  • Ali Martin worked our wedding this weekend, and I can't say enough about what a fantastic job she did. We had a ton of DIY decor that we brought in for her and Dan to set up, and they made the place look INCREDIBLE!! Our guests haven't stopped talking about the food and the incredible variety in the station menu. From Asian to Mexican to Southern food, Acqua does it all, and they do it SO WELL! The food was displayed in such an artistic way, it made the already delicious food look and taste even better! Molly runs such an honest business, her and her staff made this entire experience an enjoyable one. With so many other venues we looked at, it seemed like there were hidden costs everywhere, but at the Acqua, we knew all our money was going toward the food, drinks, and service fees, and it was worth every penny. She helped us select the perfect menu for our event, and we loved the fact that as the owner of the business that she was accessible to her customers and willing to offer any... Read more

    Christina

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  • The most magical place. Their staff, their food, their ambiance. They made sure you felt special and went above and beyond. I can't thank them enough. Highly recommend .

    Valeree

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  • We just had our wedding this past weekend and loved every moment of it. We worked with Ali M. And her responsiveness was a brides dream come true! Our guest raved about the venue and food. I highly recommend.

    Jessica

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  • Excellent place to go. The staff was very attentive to my needs. Definitely will book with them in the future for other events!

    Rachel

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  • Amazing night here, the food is amazing. Everything from the initial meeting with them to the tasting and up to the big day was above and beyond. They did everything as we had hoped from the decor to the seating. The sunset over the water just made the whole night.like a fairytale

    Alissa

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  • This is not a review of restaurant but rather a review of the catering services received at the Lafayette Hotel. We had our wedding there and wa informed the food and service would be provided by Acqua. The food was wonderful but the service was atrocious. The lead server or captain never introduced herself to myself or my husband and only found out she was The captain after the wedding was over. One of the servers argued with my mother over bread. The sever never brought bread to any of the tables and when my mother asked she said “yes I did” my mother looked around at the tables that clearly had no bread the server looked at her and said “ ohh” and that was it. Another server eventually came with bread after the entrees were already served. The same server who argued with my mother over the bread brought the head table mixed up entrees and everybody was swapping and in the middle of the reception was heard by many guests saying “I have no idea where anything I don’t know ... Read more

    Klara

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • I worked with Rachel in planning my wedding and could not have been happier. She was so organized and got a great sense of our vision as we spoke. She entertained a lot of our questions and never made us feel uninformed or underprepared as the day got closer! They details of the day were better than we thought--Rachel's creative vision made everything come together better than we thought! If we could re-do this day, we would re-do it with Acqua time and time again! The feedback from our guests was excellent on all counts--the bar, the food, the vista overlooking Niagara river. Everything was perfect!

    Kelli

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding here at the end of June and it was perfect! Ali was a huge help in the planning process and did an amazing job at making sure everything was taken care of! The outside was a huge hit and the ballroom was gorgeous! Everyone was complimenting the food and Ali put together an awesome soft pretzel station for a late night snack. I highly recommend Acqua for an amazing wedding!!!

    Kara

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  • While I did not have my reception here, they did do my reception, but thru the Ballroom at Hotel @ The Lafayette in downtown Buffalo. We had Alexandra as our wedding planner, while she was hard to get a hold of and she wasn't;t always the most responsive with emails, everything did come together perfectly. Everything that we talked about came to life exactly as imagined. She was very helpful with setting up everything we brought as decor for the reception exactly how I had directed her to do. Also, she offered us a meal tasting which was done beautifully and the food was fantastic at the tasting and even better at the actual reception! We ended up choosing a cheese, veggie, and fruit platter, along with passed mini-crab cakes, buffalo chicken, bacon wrapped scallops, and mushroom purses for our cocktail hour and they were all amazing!! For our meal, we did a passed meal with guests having the choice of beef tenderloin with a sauce like gravy on top, chicken piccata, or sea bass to... Read more

    Lori

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  • This is a beautiful venue with three rooms to choose from and a gorgeous patio. However, the packages are pricey and the service the night of our wedding was not the best. Some things that we discussed prior to the event were not done such as placement of flowers and the card box. The venue did not seem like it was freshlyi cleaned prior to our wedding. My biggest issue was the service. The guests that were outside were not offered any hor d'oeuvres. There was a large delay during the dinners when serving in between salad, dinner, and then coffee/cake. The servers did not follow-up or remember when guests asked for things. Some guests were not offered coffee at all or only decaf when the package included coffee service. At the end of the night, the staff cleared the tables while the guests were still in the room. They removed the escort cards that were on the tables and placed them all in another part of the room. Then we had to collect them and redistribute them to our gu... Read more

    Colleen

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    4.5 out of 5
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  • I knew I wanted to be married on the water in Buffalo/Niagara region. We looked at a few venues but once I saw the River Room at Acqua, I knew it was perfect! We had our ceremony on the deck and reception for 50 guests indoors, with full access to the deck all evening. There was some concern when our original contact left the company with no notice to us, but Ali filled in beautifully. I had a lot of ideas in mind for the reception décor and everything was fulfilled perfectly. Service all evening was great and the food outstanding. The only other negative was that the vegetarian entrée wasn't as selected. Overall excellent and I'm glad we selected Acqua for our wedding.

    User4711231

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  • Originally when we booked with Acqua, John was my coordinator and he was not great, and thats putting it kindly. Once we switched to Alexandra (Ali), we had nothing but good things to say. I was quite hesitant about the wedding after reading some not so nice reviews but everything was wonderful. The food got rave reviews, and Ali even made sure that the night went according to schedule. My only complaint was that I had to remind them to put out our NYE favors 30 minutes before the new year. Ali really made it as stress free as possible and she made sure the room looked exactly as I wanted it to look. Much better experience than all of the mediocre reviews on this website!
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