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Acqua

Buffalo , NY
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LOCATION

2192 Niagara St
Buffalo, NY 14207 US (map)

PHONE

716-874-5400

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ABOUT US

Acqua is one of Buffalo's crown jewels located on the Niagara River. Acqua is a one-of-a kind venue, offering beautiful waterviews, outdoor patios, elevated terraces with breathtaking... Read more
Acqua is one of Buffalo's crown jewels located on the Niagara River. Acqua is a one-of-a kind venue, offering beautiful waterviews, outdoor patios, elevated terraces with breathtaking views of the Niagara River and evening sunsets. A perfect backdrop for any occasion. Acqua boasts three magnificent banquet rooms and is the perfect venue for weddings, showers, reheasal dinners, stag parties and after wedding brunches. Our professional staff will attend to all of your details to ensure your event is flawless and a day to cherish!

Acqua can accomodate 20 guests - 700. From an intimate gathering, a casual affair or an elegant wedding- Acqua can do it all. Creative cuisine for any event- Call today for an appointment!

We would love to make an appoinment with you to discuss your special day. Please call us 716.874.5400 today to make your appoinment, Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Marina, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
800
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Local, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section, Public Seating
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

REVIEWS

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Colleen
Wedding:
6/17/2016
4.5/5.0
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.
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 Read more...
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. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
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
Amazing night here, the food is amazing. Everything from the initial meeting with them to the tasting and up to the big Read more...
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 Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/31/2015
4.7/5.0
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!
Originally when we booked with Acqua, John was my coordinator and he was not great, and thats putting it kindly. Once we Read more...
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! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We held a small wedding at Acqua Restaurant on November 7th. We received great feedback from our guests on the venue and overall set-up of the room. Our wedding ceremony was also onsite which added additional logistics for the staff. Allie was very nice to work with and responded to all of my emails quickly and addressed any questions/concerns that we had during the planning process. We were able to work within a smaller budget and have a lovely Friday evening wedding that our friends and family enjoyed.
We held a small wedding at Acqua Restaurant on November 7th. We received great feedback from our guests on the venue and Read more...
We held a small wedding at Acqua Restaurant on November 7th. We received great feedback from our guests on the venue and overall set-up of the room. Our wedding ceremony was also onsite which added additional logistics for the staff. Allie was very nice to work with and responded to all of my emails quickly and addressed any questions/concerns that we had during the planning process. We were able to work within a smaller budget and have a lovely Friday evening wedding that our friends and family enjoyed. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our rehearsal brunch here at AcQua on the patio and WOW it was absolutely stunning. The event planner I worked with, Alexandra, was accommodating and made sure everything went perfectly. The food was delicious and I would recommend AcQua for any type of wedding event; showers, rehearsals, or a wedding!
We had our rehearsal brunch here at AcQua on the patio and WOW it was absolutely stunning. The event planner I worked Read more...
We had our rehearsal brunch here at AcQua on the patio and WOW it was absolutely stunning. The event planner I worked with, Alexandra, was accommodating and made sure everything went perfectly. The food was delicious and I would recommend AcQua for any type of wedding event; showers, rehearsals, or a wedding! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Private User
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
On June 7, 2014 , we had our daughter's wedding reception at Acqua in the Harbor Room. Everything from the food to the venue was spectacular ! Many of our guests commented that this was the best wedding they ever attended. Not to mention, the views and the sunset from the deck are beautiful !

Many thanks to Molly and her staff for doing a great job !
On June 7, 2014 , we had our daughter's wedding reception at Acqua in the Harbor Room. Everything from the food to the Read more...
On June 7, 2014 , we had our daughter's wedding reception at Acqua in the Harbor Room. Everything from the food to the venue was spectacular ! Many of our guests commented that this was the best wedding they ever attended. Not to mention, the views and the sunset from the deck are beautiful !

Many thanks to Molly and her staff for doing a great job ! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Acqua was a beautiful venue. When we arrived around 5:45, the sun was shining into the room and it looked magical. The room was set up perfectly I don't think I could have done a better job myself. Everything from where our guest book was located to the place cards to the card box was just right. We had three bars, two inside and one outside, and I think that was great. The food was excellent, I just wish I had more time to eat more. They were accommodating to vegetarian requests, as well as kids meals. John was very flexible with us, and always reassured us if we had worries. We heard some negative reviews about Acqua prior to our wedding, but after our event, we will never say a negative thing about them. Several of our friends and families said it was one of the best if not the best wedding they have ever been to. When my husband and I walked around the room we saw a lot of empty plates, which is always a good sign that the food was great. I would love to attend a wedding here as a guest so I could enjoy more about it. Beautiful room (it was recently remodeled) with a great view.
Acqua was a beautiful venue. When we arrived around 5:45, the sun was shining into the room and it looked magical. The Read more...
Acqua was a beautiful venue. When we arrived around 5:45, the sun was shining into the room and it looked magical. The room was set up perfectly I don't think I could have done a better job myself. Everything from where our guest book was located to the place cards to the card box was just right. We had three bars, two inside and one outside, and I think that was great. The food was excellent, I just wish I had more time to eat more. They were accommodating to vegetarian requests, as well as kids meals. John was very flexible with us, and always reassured us if we had worries. We heard some negative reviews about Acqua prior to our wedding, but after our event, we will never say a negative thing about them. Several of our friends and families said it was one of the best if not the best wedding they have ever been to. When my husband and I walked around the room we saw a lot of empty plates, which is always a good sign that the food was great. I would love to attend a wedding here as a guest so I could enjoy more about it. Beautiful room (it was recently remodeled) with a great view. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Acqua was the best place to have a wedding! Amazing view. Amazing service! Made every thing we wanted come true. Wonderful people to work with. Good was delicious. Brand new room. Just great!
Acqua was the best place to have a wedding! Amazing view. Amazing service! Made every thing we wanted come true. Wonderful Read more...
Acqua was the best place to have a wedding! Amazing view. Amazing service! Made every thing we wanted come true. Wonderful people to work with. Good was delicious. Brand new room. Just great! Read less
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Oliver
Wedding:
7/13/2013
1.1/5.0
We recently had our wedding at Hotel Lafayette, which is catered by Acqua. First of all, the Lafayette was WONDERFUL. However, Acqua catering was a total disaster and I would strongly recommend avoiding them at all costs.

From day one we really doubted our catering manager John’s ability to “get it” when it came down to the details for the wedding. Mind you, we had about 120 people and no really unusual requests.

As early as the tasting, we specifically asked whether there was mushroom in the beef wellington. He said “no”, we found mushroom. Bad start considering we have people in our family who are allergic.

He assured us repeatedly during the course of a year that he would be there the night of the wedding. Jenn was there (and she was absolutely WONDERFUL), but unfortunately it became her job to clean up his mess.

We asked repeatedly about allergies leading up to the event. I truly mean repeatedly because there are some severe ones, including one in particular to shellfish (this woman has a reaction if she gets a glass touched by someone who touched shellfish). Sure enough she was served a crab cake. Thank God she had asked what that was before she ate. This never should have happened. We marked every single table with exact food and he got it wrong. Vegans were served beef, gluten-free served gluten etc. Not ONE staff person asked about allergies.

We couldn’t have made this any easier for him and he botched that – I guarantee this was not the first wedding with dietary requests.

Appetizers were incorrect. We never requested the bruschetta. John wrote it down, changed it to the correct app and then STILL messed it up. Probably because he didn’t forward the correct list to Jenn. At no point in the past year was he able to “reply all” on emails despite MULTIPLE requests so that we were all on the same page. We got an extra hour of open bar and $500 back for the "disconnect". Not worth the hassle at all.
We recently had our wedding at Hotel Lafayette, which is catered by Acqua. First of all, the Lafayette was WONDERFUL. Read more...
We recently had our wedding at Hotel Lafayette, which is catered by Acqua. First of all, the Lafayette was WONDERFUL. However, Acqua catering was a total disaster and I would strongly recommend avoiding them at all costs.

From day one we really doubted our catering manager John’s ability to “get it” when it came down to the details for the wedding. Mind you, we had about 120 people and no really unusual requests.

As early as the tasting, we specifically asked whether there was mushroom in the beef wellington. He said “no”, we found mushroom. Bad start considering we have people in our family who are allergic.

He assured us repeatedly during the course of a year that he would be there the night of the wedding. Jenn was there (and she was absolutely WONDERFUL), but unfortunately it became her job to clean up his mess.

We asked repeatedly about allergies leading up to the event. I truly mean repeatedly because there are some severe ones, including one in particular to shellfish (this woman has a reaction if she gets a glass touched by someone who touched shellfish). Sure enough she was served a crab cake. Thank God she had asked what that was before she ate. This never should have happened. We marked every single table with exact food and he got it wrong. Vegans were served beef, gluten-free served gluten etc. Not ONE staff person asked about allergies.

We couldn’t have made this any easier for him and he botched that – I guarantee this was not the first wedding with dietary requests.

Appetizers were incorrect. We never requested the bruschetta. John wrote it down, changed it to the correct app and then STILL messed it up. Probably because he didn’t forward the correct list to Jenn. At no point in the past year was he able to “reply all” on emails despite MULTIPLE requests so that we were all on the same page. We got an extra hour of open bar and $500 back for the "disconnect". Not worth the hassle at all. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Service and food was outstanding! I never had to worry about anything and they always responding to all my questions throughout the process. My guests raved about the food and the overall quality was superb!
Service and food was outstanding! I never had to worry about anything and they always responding to all my questions Read more...
Service and food was outstanding! I never had to worry about anything and they always responding to all my questions throughout the process. My guests raved about the food and the overall quality was superb! Read less
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