The Avanti Blog

Alicia & Ben - September 26, 2014

Alicia & Ben’s wedding was a wonderful event! It was a beautiful Friday evening for their ceremony to be in our Ballroom Garden. After the ceremony, while the bridal party took their photos, the guests fully enjoyed cocktail hour in the Amore Library. Followed by dinner and dancing in the Amore Ballroom.

This family was very involved with the planning process not only because bride & groom do not live in Buffalo but because they are a very close knit family and I loved being welcomed in to help them create this perfect wedding! 

Photos Courtesy of Fisher Creative Image.

Gretchen & Garrick - September 7, 2014

Gretchen & Garrick from Grand Island, NY were an easy going, happy couple during planning. They adored each other and made pretty much all their wedding decisions as a couple and included their families as well. Gretchen had told me she had a champagne dress for her Sunday wedding and I could not wait to see it. That day when she arrived I was amazed at how unique and beautiful her dress was! And the photos here that Tess Moran took make her and Garrick look like a model shoot in the Mansion! 

Photos courtesy of Tess Moran.

Amanda & Mike - August 17, 2014

"I think Mike knew right from the beginning that Amanda and myself would get along great and become friends. She has an infectious laugh that just brightens everyone’s days."

-Kelly Keroack, Event Coordinator

Amanda and Mike are from West Seneca, however Amanda is originally from China and wanted to make sure some of her traditions were incorporated into her day. This was all in preparation as they also held a traditional ceremony and reception in China for her family and guests. 

Photos courtesy of Expresions Studios. 

Jill & Geoff - August 16, 2014

Jill and Geoff are Orchard Park, NY natives who did an awesome job incorporating so many personal touches to their wedding! 

Photos courtesy of Knight Studio.

Kate & Anthony - June 20th, 2014

“Growing up in Buffalo, I have attended weddings at most venues in the area... So been there and done that. When I went venue hunting for my wedding, I wanted something unique, beautiful, and with great food (because come on, let's all admit wedding food can be gross!). I knew right away that the Avanti was exactly where I envisioned my wedding to be. The Avanti was not only a beautiful venue for our ceremony and reception, but the service was outstanding! We worked with Angie, who from day one was absolutely wonderful. She was very personable, accommodating to all of my requests (even the more absurd ones!), and truly cared about creating the wedding of my dreams. We had our ceremony outside the ballroom, cocktail hour on the patio, and reception in the Avanti ballroom. Everything was breathtakingly beautiful, well kept and clean, and exactly as we agreed upon. The staff were so helpful in setting up and taking down decor, checking in with my husband and I throughout the night (especially our suite attendant!), and timely service so our guests could enjoy all good and drinks. The food was AMAZING, we have received endless compliments from our guests with several guests indicating it was the best wedding meal they have ever eaten (we had dual-plated filet mignon and crab stuffed-shrimp). The Avanti was very open about prices upfront and we did not experience any confusion related to extra prices or fees. I could not recommend the Avanti, especially Angie, more highly. They created a perfect and most memorable day for us!!! Thank you Avanti!!!!!” 

 

Photos Courtesy of Aryes Photography.

Divya & Aaron - May 11th, 2014

"We used both of Avanti's venues for our two-day celebration, which included the Sangeet and a more Americanized wedding and reception. Our wedding planner was always available, friendly and kept us on track. By the day of the wedding, she was like family.  The food turned out amazing!  The chef wowed us with the scrumptious mix of Indian and American cuisine at both functions. The service was impeccable - friendly, unobtrusive and very efficient.  I will definitely use Avanti for any future celebrations in my family."

-Divya & Aaron

Divya & Aaron - May 10th, 2014

"We used both of Avanti's venues for our two-day celebration, which included the Sangeet and a more Americanized wedding and reception. Our wedding planner was always available, friendly and kept us on track. By the day of the wedding, she was like family.  The food turned out amazing!  The chef wowed us with the scrumptious mix of Indian and American cuisine at both functions. The service was impeccable - friendly, unobtrusive and very efficient.  I will definitely use Avanti for any future celebrations in my family."

-Divya & Aaron

Jen & Bill - March 28, 2014

Jen & Bill, from North Tonawanda, got married on a spring day in March, taking advantage of our Exclusive Use option at Amore. The couple had their wedding ceremony in front of our Library's gorgeous marble fireplace, followed by a reception in the Ballroom. 

Photos courtesy of Knight Studio.

Bridgett & Brad - November 1, 2013

We love, love, love Fall weddings! Bridgett and Brad are from East Amherst had their reception in our Amore Ballroom, but took advantage of our beautiful landscape for many of their beautiful wedding photos.

Photos courtesy of Knight Studio.

Chrissy & Patrick - September 6, 2013

Chrissy and Patrick are from Hamburg, NY and could not have asked for a better September day to get married! 

Photos courtesy of Knight Studio.

Shannon & Nick - June 21, 2013

Shannon and Nick are a couple that will remain a fond memory of mine for years to come! They were wonderful to work with and were always happy with each other. Both have amazing and contagious smiles! Their wedding was on a Friday night in June in the Amore Ballroom and Ballroom Garden. The weather was perfect! 

Photos courtesy of Knight Studio

Erin & Shawn - October 6, 2012

"The Avanti was simply outstanding. Our Wedding Coordinator was a life saver. She worked with us from day one, helping us create the vision we had for our wedding day. The decor was stunning and the transition from cocktail hour to the ballroom wow'ed our guests! I cannot say enough great things about Avanti Mansion. Please consider choosing Avanti as your venue." -Erin & Shawn

Justin & Jenny - August 24, 2012

"We chose the Avanti Mansion for our wedding and couldn't have been more pleased! They really took a personal interest in ensuring that our wedding went well. There are so many details when it comes to planning a wedding and the staff have it down to a science. Yet, they are incredible in helping you to make your day unique and fitting for your desires. The Avanti Mansion is a beautiful place. The outdoor venue is to die for and the food is excellent. Our guests repeatedly commented on what a first class affair our wedding day turned out to be. We are so happy with our decision to get married at the Avanti Mansion. We put our trust in the people at the Avanti Mansion and they exceeded our expectations beyond belief. Obviously, we rate the Avanti Mansion with the highest marks." - Justin & Jenny 

Photos courtesy of Nickel City Studio.

Gina & Glen - June 10th, 2011

“The Avanti Mansion is by far the most luxurious of any venue in this area. We wanted something better than the rest. A place that stood out and made a statement. We found it the second we walked in the Amore Ballroom. It is modern, stylish and glamorous. This place had everything we wanted in a venue, from the Library- which we used for our cocktail hour, two beautifully decorated suites and a grand ballroom for the main event. Even the bar was impressive, it's huge. We opted to have the Avanti handle our wedding planning as well. Another great perk, it's not just a venue, it's a full service wedding and event planning business. We wanted to enjoy our engagement and not get caught up in the stress of planning. Avanti made that possible. They had great ideas and helped us create exactly what we wanted. In the end it was the most memorable, exciting and enjoyable day of our lives. We ended our wedding with no regrets or complaints. It was simply the best day ever thanks to Avanti and their staff.”

—Gina & Glen 

Photos Courtesy of Fisher Creative Image.