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- 1100 South Goodman Street Rochester, New York 14620
About Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Thank you for considering Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School for your upcoming event. One of Rochester’s most unique and professional facilities for hosting your ceremony and reception all in one place.
The Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel is one of the Rochester’s exclusive sites for wedding ceremonies with seating available for 180 guests. It was built and designed by James Gamble Rogers in 1936 and is known as one of the noble buildings located in the south wedge neighborhood of Rochester.
The reception site includes the use of several rooms each with its own character. The main room is know as the Refectory, with hidden pocket doors leading into Remington lounge. The rooms have wood paneled walls and large plank flooring. The room highlights are cathedral ceilings, seven floor to ceiling windows, large brass candlestick style chandeliers and oversized stone fireplaces. Stewart lounge has a 12 ft high ceiling with ceramic inlaid design, wood paneled walls, and a large stone fireplace. There are Queen Anne chairs and love seats around the room giving it a vintage parlor look.
The reception site can accommodate up to 180 for a sit-down served meal in the main room, and up to 240 with obstructed view. From May 1st thru October 31st there is a tented area on the terrace of the reception site. It can accommodate your guests for the social hour before dinner or also can be rented for rehearsal dinners for up to 80 people. For more information on Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School pricing, please click here.
I absolutely had the best experience hosting my wedding at the Colgate. The staff was great and provided excellent service for my guests. Everyone was very happy with how everything came out.
I cannot say enough about Colgate. Jim and his crew were amazing! They took care of EVERY detail and made the experience as easy as possible for me and my husband. The one thing everyone raved about was the food, which is very atypical for a wedding. Everyone loved the food at Colgate! The ONLY complaint I heard was that the hors d’oeuvres were so good, people filled up on them and wished they had more room for the main course! Everything was fabulous! Jim took care of EVERYTHING! we did not have to worry about setting up or taking down or anything. We dropped off our things the night before and they took care of everything! Bobbi was out chapel host and she did an amazing job keeping our very large wedding party on track. Shawna was so helpful the night of and did all of the worrying for me so I could enjoy the night! The crew at Colgate are amazing and my husband and I were just joking that we should have an anniversary reception there every year! I would not change anything about my experience with Colgate, if you are hesitant, don’t be, you will not regret choosing this place! My pictures are beautiful, all of my questions were answered timely, all of my requests were accommodated. Jim never told me no, he found a way to make my day magical and it truly was!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Jim Reynolds is the consummate professional. Every interaction with him was efficient, informative and pleasant. His staff is exceptional, as is his food! Excellent experience!
Jim and his crew at Special Events Catering at Colgate were fantastic! They did an amazing job ensuring that our big day went off without a hitch. Jim and his team have great experience and it shows.
The tasting dinner was really nice – it was a great way to taste the most popular items on the menu and really helped with making menu choices.
We can not say enough what an AMAZING job Jim and his Special Events Catering crew did at our wedding on 8/15/15 at Colgate Crozer Rochester Divinity School. Jim is diligent and makes sure every detail is covered. Suzanne and Shauna were amazing the day before the wedding and the day of. They made sure myself and the groom were taken care of, along with the parents and bridal party.
People were in awe of the gorgeous venue. Having the ceremony and reception in one location made the day that much more spectacular. It was everything we could have ever dreamed of! Every penny was well spent. The food…..STUPENDOUS! Each guest was raving over how delicious all the food was from cocktail hour to dessert.
This venue is like a hidden gem in Rochester, NY. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking at wedding venues. Our final guest count was 160, which was the perfect size for the space.
I’m so excited to get the photos back from the photographer because of how beautiful everything was. We took pictures right on the grounds. The entire staff was professional and courteous. I wish I could do it all again! The best day of my life!