Photo by Tetamore Photographic

Photo by Tetamore Photographic

the town and village of geneseo

The Village of Geneseo, just 30 minutes south of Rochester NY is a perfect place for a destination wedding. Geneseo is "One of the most remarkably preserved villages in northwestern New York"-National Park Services

For more information on local businesses and a complete event calendar see:

Extend your stay! Plan a visit to: Niagara Falls, Letchworth State Park, and the Genesee Country Museum, just to name a few.  There are also many wonderful wineries in the Finger Lakes Region, perfect for a day tour!

Places to stay

For those of you who won't be staying with us, these are the local options.

See for other local options or the SUNY Geneseo website listing of local accommodations

The Big Tree Inn

46 Main Street Geneseo NY 14454  (585) 243-5220.  Very charming and upscale, within walking distance of the Homestead and local eateries and taverns

The Hampton Inn

4250 Lakeville Rd. Geneseo NY  (585) 447-9040   Only 2 miles from the Homestead.  Bus transportation for wedding parties can be arranged.

The Quality Inn

4242 Lakeville Rd., Geneseo NY (585) 243-0500  Very nice hotel with outdoor pool and a large dining room 

Oak Valley Inn B&B

4562 Millennium Dr. Geneseo NY 14454 (585) 243-5570 Charming historic brick building with 15 rooms contiguous with Expressions Salon

Country Inn & Suites

130 North Main St. Mt Morris NY 14540 (585)658-4080

The Annabel Lee B&B

16 Main Street, Geneseo, NY 14454, 585-243-9440

Temple Hill Bed & Breakfast

114 Temple Hill St. 585-243-0180. A charming home located on secluded grounds within walking distance of the Homestead and Main Street.

Allegiance Bed & Breakfast

145 Main St. Mt Morris NY 585-658-3524

Food & Drink

For More local information: or click here for the SUNY Geneseo website listings


Best places for Coffee/Breakfast

Crickets Coffee
53 Main Street

The Village Cafe & Grill
70 Main Street, 585-245-9080

Geneseo Family Restaurant
(diner style-has a large back room for private seating)
105 Main St., 585-243-3240

(a little bit greek-great omelets! a local favorite)
4182 Lakeville Road, 585-519-4151

Sweet Arts Bakery
95 Main Street, 585-245-9161

Brian's USA Diner
(fast, huge, breakfast on the way to Letchworth)
5524 Mt Morris Rd., Mt Morris 585-658-9380

Fine Dining

The Big Tree Inn
46 Main Street, 585-243-5220

The Oaks Livingston Country Club
(fine dining-and sports bar-great venue for rehearsal dinners)
4436 Lakeville Rd. Geneseo 585-447-9113

Ember Woodfire Grill
(tapas style-about 15 min from Geneseo)
21 Livonia Station, Livonia 585-346-0222

The National Hotel
(meet some locals: quaint, historic bar, about 10 min, great place for a rehearsal dinner)
2927 Cuylerville Rd, Leicester 585-382-3130

Yard of Ale
(about 10 min-excellent food, good venue for a rehearsal dinner)
3226 Genesee St. Piffard 585-243-3380

Caledonia Village Inn
(about 20 min-owner/chef Jeff Bleier is superb)
3137 Main St. Caledonia 585-294-5130

Our favorite places to eat Lunch and Dinner (casual)

Euro Cafe-Real Food and Deli
(for an excellent meal served with european charm and an authentic polish touch!)
82 Main St. 585-447-9252

Mama Mia's
(Best pizza in the world)
46 Main Street, 585-243-4840

Aunt Cookie's
(Best subs in the world)
76 Main Street, 585-243-2650

The Village Tavern
(sports bar with good food)
137 Center St., Geneseo 585-447-9151

Questa Lasagna
(Italian homemade pasta, fresh-baked bread, no freezers no fryers!)
55 Main St. Mt Morris 585-658-3761

3 Bank St. 585-243-9740

Favorite places to go for a drink

Basically- stick to main street and explore it.

For a classy time
The Big Tree Inn

For a laid back time
Village Tavern
The Idle Hour
Club 41
Kelly's Saloon

Bar Eat O


John Larkin Photography

John Larkin Photography

Things to do


Letchworth State Park

Renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," Letchworth one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. and was recently named the #1 State Park in America! The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush forests. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails. 

Genesee Country Village & Museum

Located in Mumford, only 30 minutes from Geneseo. Sixty-eight historic buildings for family viewing with a host of family activities week ends and year round.

Historic Aircraft Group Museum

Dedicated to the restoration, preservation, display, and flight of aircraft of the World War II and Korean War eras.  Tour the hangars and displays, including the new America at Home exhibit. The museum is open 7 days a week in summer and M-W-F Oct- March.  Call 243-2100 for special group tours.

Long Point Park, Conesus Lake

Located on Route 256 (West Lake Road) at the intersection with Long Point Road. Facilities include: picnic tables, barbecue equipment, pavilion (available for rent), restrooms, playground. 

Livingston County Historical Society and Museum

Discover the restored Wadsworth Concord Coach, Civil war memorabilia from the Wadsworth guards, or a section of the famous Big Tree that once graced the banks of the Genesee River. Uncover more of the Wadsworth story here!  Open May-October Thursdays and Sundays 2-5 or by appointment.

Historic District Walking Tour

In 1991 the Village of Geneseo was designated a National Historic Landmark Village.  Take this walking tour of Main Street and the historic district and you will discover the rich variety of architectural styles represented here within a few blocks and bounded by the Wadsworth manor houses.

Stony Brook State Park

The terrain of this stunning park is comprised of hilly woodlands, a deep gorge with rugged cliffs overlooking three waterfalls and fascinating rock formations. 1

Genesee Valley Greenway

Hike, bike, ski, snowmobile or go horseback ridging on the the 90 mile  Greenway  through scenic woodlands, river and stream valleys, rolling farmlands, steep gorges, and historic villages in Monroe, Livingston, Wyoming, Allegany, and Cattaraugus county.