If you are looking for a Rochester NY wedding venue that puts a premium on the great outdoors Cummings Nature Center should be at the top of your list. Cummings Nature Center allows you to have a fully customizable wedding. This outdoor space plenty of room to host your friends and family. The hundreds of acres, promises couples complete privacy and a chance to escape for private moments during their wedding day. Read on, to find out why this venue might be the perfect match for you.
I absolutely loved photographing Alexa and Joe’s intimate wedding at Cummings Nature Center. It was incredibly intimate and was authentic to their relationship. It was so special to see them surrounded by their closest family and friends. Alexa and Joe decided to write their own vows. Their vows were incredibly personal and a reflection of their true love for each other. There wasn’t a dry eye in the audience afterwards. Overall, Alexa and Joe’s goal was to have a day that was truly about celebrating their love and getting married.
Cummings Nature Center is a Rochester NY wedding venue nestled in the finger lakes region of upstate New York. It is located a short distance in the enchanting town of Naples. This venue has over 900 acres and 15 miles of trails to explore. If you are inspired by nature and want a truly secluded venue look no further. This venue gives you the opportunity to share your love among the trees with your guests.
Ceremonies at this location take place in the pine forest. The clearing holds approximately 200 chairs and can be adapted to meet a variety of styles. The acoustics are very good at the ceremony site, but if you require electricity for a sound system it can be made available. The venue can also provide up to 125 wooden folding chairs for your ceremony and setup is included.
Receptions take place in the side yard area by the main building. Typically couples utilize a rented tent or the nature center pavilion. Both the pavilion and the tent site have sufficient power for caterers, sound, and lighting. The yard area is great for guests to mingle, and has plenty of space for yard games. Having your reception in the yard allows you to transition seamlessly from the ceremony to the reception.
The Cummings Nature Center offers you the chance to have your wedding in one of the most intimate locations in Rochester. Being surrounded by the trees and the rolling hills is enchanting and peaceful. It allows you to steal away for private moments together and give your guests the opportunity to commune with nature.
One of the many benefits of having your wedding at the Nature Center is that there are endless locations throughout the park. This give you the chance to have a variety gorgeous backdrops for your photos. At some wedding venues it can be difficult to find the perfect portrait locations. However at the nature center there are several options.
If you are looking for a place where you can have a blank slate to create the wedding of your dreams Cumming’s Nature Center can deliver. If you love to DIY this could be the perfect fit. The nature center allows any vendors to come in which is a great option for couples who are looking to include specific vendors or elements to their day. It is super customizable.
“When I first started looking into vendors for our wedding, I did A LOT of research for a photographer as I wanted our day captured as beautifully as I had imagined it would be, and once I saw the look and feel of Meghans photos I knew it was exactly the style I was looking for. After our first phone conversation and her agreeing to travel 4 hrs away from Rochester for an in-home engagement session, I knew we had made the right decision.
Throughout our engagement session she gave great direction, was patient with our anxious and excited pups, and made the whole thing fun! When it came to our wedding, she brought the same exact energy and made capturing each aspect of the day as smooth as it could have possibly went with 10 bridesmaids, 10 groomsman, and in the middle of the woods without any reception.
I have looked back on the photos of our wedding day MANY times since and still cannot believe how beautiful and perfect the day was. These moments shine through Meghan’s photography. Not only is she amazing at what she does, she makes you feel extremely comfortable throughout the whole process, and is also one of the kindest people I have ever met. If you are looking for someone to capture your special day so perfectly that brings you right back to those special moments again and again, Meghan is your girl!”
Day of coordinator: CateBeeEvents
Bartenders: Handle Bar Catering
Catering: Madeline’s Catering
Florist: Moonrise Floral Design
Band: The Transport
Hair and Makeup: Cheri Marie Salon
Wedding Dress: Silk Bridal
I would absolutely love to help you plan your dream wedding! There are so many Rochester NY wedding venues that I have photographed couples at and can definitely give you some great tips on how to maximize your day. Reach out here, and let’s connect!