Private Events

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The perfect location for your celebration

Located on the north end of beautiful Canandaigua Lake, we’re the perfect destination for your private event or gathering. With awe-inspiring views, and a breathtaking atmosphere, this will be an event your guests won’t likely forget. Our team of hospitality experts will work with you every step of the way to find the perfect location for your celebration. Each of our event spaces are unique in their own way, and can be tailored to fit the setting and atmosphere you’re looking for.

Our chefs work directly with local area farmers to provide top notch, farm-to-table fare with a New York State twist, sure to provide an unforgettable dining experience. Our beverage curators will “craft up” the perfect New York State beverages with care, to ensure you and your guests have a true New York State tasting experience.

In all of our weddings, events, meetings, and private celebrations, we pride ourselves in showcasing the best of what New York has to offer, and we can’t wait to share it with you! Ready to celebrate? Let’s start planning!

Private Events
We pride ourselves in showcasing the best of what New York has to offer, and we can’t wait to share it with you!


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Overlooking both Canandaigua Lake and the center’s gardens

Sands Gallery

Overlooking both Canandaigua Lake and the Center’s gardens, the Sands Gallery is perfect for private events, workshops, seminars, and business meetings. Offering a rustic elegance, cozy fireplace, and beautiful views of Canandaigua Lake, this space offers a memorable experience for special occasions and family celebrations alike.


An all-encompassing, interactive experience

Hands-On Kitchen

The Hands-On Kitchen is the ideal setting to dive-in & create your own culinary masterpiece! From culinary beginners to experts, our experienced instructors and guest chefs guide you through the cooking process using professional ranges and culinary tools. Don’t worry about skipping an ingredient! With over 15 video monitors and our hands-on instructional approach, this is truly an all-encompassing, interactive experience. The Hands-On Kitchen provides the ideal atmosphere for private gatherings, team building experiences, or other private celebrations.


The perfect space for a memorable, interactive, culinary experience

Educational Theatre

In a comfortable amphitheater setting, enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, you can watch guest chefs create dazzling dishes using superb New York State agricultural products. Better yet, you get to sample these delectable creations. The Educational Theater also hosts wine, craft beer, cider, and spirits tastings, in addition to beverage appreciation classes and other culinary courses. Don’t worry, no need to be an expert to participate, we offer a variety of courses that cater to any experience level. The perfect space for a memorable, interactive, culinary experience for your guests.


Surrounding the southern and western sides of the center

Garden Tent

An array of New York agriculture is on display for all to enjoy in the beautiful New York Garden, which surrounds the southern and western sides of the Center. Depending on the time of year you stroll through the garden, you may discover grapes ready for picking, bouquets of apple blossoms, fragrant herbs, or the lush colors of ripening tomatoes, corn, beans, or squash. Our freshest ingredients are grown right in our backyard! The New York Garden is an incredible space to host any of your private events, in a breathtaking, outdoor atmosphere.


Features breathtaking views of Canandaigua Lake

Private Dining Room

Whether you’re hosting your own wine tasting, having a small family dinner party, entertaining clients or gathering with friends, the private dining room is the perfect setting for your next celebration. Your friends, co-workers, or loved ones will be seated around a grand hardwood dining table, fit for royalty. The warm, rustic atmosphere of our Private Dining Room, with breathtaking views of Canandaigua Lake is perfect for an intimate event, or can be used in combination with any of our other event spaces.

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