Megan Wynn Photography

 Megan Wynn Photography


The Venue

The Wadsworth Homestead is an elegant 200-year-old historic manor house overlooking the Genesee Valley to the west and surrounded by magnificent ancient oak trees. Guests will be able to stroll the porch and first floor with original furnishings and décor from six generations of the Wadsworth family and experience the ambience of a bygone era.

For large parties and weddings, a tent will be situated on the former tennis court, providing a hard surface, that overlooks the oval pool and nearby gardens. We can accommodate up to 300 guests in the tent. Mature trees make this a wonderfully protected area.  The former bathhouses have been converted to comfortable, handicap accessible, restrooms.

Inside are an elegant dining room, 2 drawing rooms, a large hall with winding staircase, ornate library and and 6 fireplaces on the first floor. A circular flow to the rooms makes this a wonderful house for parties and social events. To the west a large porch overlooking the valley runs the entire length of the house and is ideal for cocktails. The second floor rooms of the Homestead have been renovated and are available to rent during weddings and large group functions.

Wedding packages are all-inclusive, there are no surprises here!  We pride ourselves on giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision about your special day. The management and staff will attend to all your needs with diligent attention to detail and a high level of customer service. 

Only 30 minutes from Rochester NY, the Wadsworth Homestead is situated at the south end of Geneseo's Historic Landmark Main Street. Although it is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and SUNY Geneseo, it sits a world apart on 300 acres of pristine land.

Parking is ample and close.

Read all of our wedding reviews on our The Wadsworth Homestead Storefront at Wwlogo 83x19
The Wadsworth Homestead Reviews
The Wadsworth Homestead Reviews
John Larkin Photography

John Larkin Photography


All Homestead weddings include:

Exclusive use of the grounds during your event
Use of our lighted tent for your dinner, bar, and dancing
Planning and on-site wedding coordinator
1-hour wedding ceremony rehearsal
On-site wedding ceremony including chairs & sound system
60" tables and white padded chairs for dinner
Parquet dance floor
All set up of tables and chairs

    Additional Wedding information:

    • A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required to hold a date

    • Wedding package pricing is available-please call or contact Will Wadsworth at 585-764-9005 or

    • Second-floor accommodations for 12 guests are available

    • A shuttle service from area hotels can be arranged

    • All packages are subject to sales and use tax of 8%, accommodations are subject to 3% room tax

    • The Village noise ordinance requires that the music end at 11:00 pm


    DiPane Catering and the Caledonia Village Inn provide food and beverage services for all wedding dinners. Lisa Bleier will be catering coordinator.

    Food and beverage prices are included on the rate card. Menus are customizable; please contact us with specific questions about food and drink.

    Per-person catering prices include:

    • All linens
    • All china, flatware and glassware
    • All serving staff
    • 2 Hors D'ouvres stations
    • 3 hours of open bar
    • Dinner
    • Cake cutting
    • Coffee service

    All catering packages are subject to a 20% administration fee and 8% sales tax

    Learn more about our catering team

    Request a Rate Card

    John Larkin Photography

    John Larkin Photography



    Will at the Wadsworth Homestead is AMAZING!! He had a back-up plan for his back-up plan just to make sure that everything went smoothly and perfect on our wedding day! He made my vision come true and it turned out absolutely perfect— I couldn’t have asked for a better day/venue/person to work worth! I would recommend the Wadsworth Homestead to anyone!
    — Courtney W
    Dear Will, Thank you so much for your warm and loving care and hospitality. We all had an extra-wonder-filled time in this paradise.
    — Much Love, Chiyumi
    Dear Will, Our wedding was everything we hoped it would be and more. Everyone had such a fantastic time and we know this would not have been possible without all of your dedication and hard work. Everyone keeps talking about wanting to come back!
    — Rach & Kev
    Dear Will, you made our reception run flawlessly. Thank you for overseeing every small and big detail. You made our reception magical
    — J.T. & Sara
    Words cannot express how grateful we both are for all of your help in the planning and support of the details that made our day memorable and beautiful. Without you, it would not be the same.
    — Fondly, Sara & Pete
    Thank you so much for accomodating us so well. You really made our wedding spectacular! You made us and our family feel so special. Thanks for all you did for us. Sincerely,
    — Lynn & Ashlee

    Frequently asked questions


    Is my deposit refundable?

    Sorry, deposits are non-refundable.

    Will I have exclusive use of the facility during my event?

    Once your event begins, you will have exclusive use of the facility until the conclusion of your stay.

    Can I use an outside caterer?

    In order to guarantee a high standard of quality our in-house caterer will provide all food and beverage service.



    Can we have children at our event?

    Yes, we would appreciate adequate supervision of children for their safety.

    Will I be able to get ready on site?

    For packages including the overnight use of the upstairs rooms, bride and attendants may check in at 9am on Saturday. For others, a second floor space for the bride and attendants can be rented for preparation before the wedding.

    How soon can I arrive in order to decorate?

    Arrangements can be made for the day before the wedding starting at noon.

    Lauren Page Wadsworth Photography

    Lauren Page Wadsworth Photography

    Local Vendors

    We have had lots of experience working with these vendors who are local and very easy to work with.  Just one more way to make your event flow smoothly!



    Genesee Valley Florist

    93 Main St. in Geneseo  585-243-2590. 

    Floral Designs by Bradley James Copeland

    4550 Millennium Dr. Geneseo 585-243-5544  

    Stacy. K - Floral | Events | Decor

    585-244-1414 | 151 Park Ave Rochester NY 14607 


    John Larkin Photography

    180 Saint Paul Street  Rochester, NY 14604  

    (585) 259-8945

    Lauren Page Wadsworth Photography


    Natalie Sinisgalli Photography

    19 Prince St. Rochester, NY, 585-413-0135

    Larry Tetamore-Tetamore Photographic


    Magic Moments Photography

    Eric Jackling, 880 Winton Rd. So. Rochester NY 585-703-1680

    Sue Egan Photography


    Scott Hooker Photography

    4032 Woodruff Road, Livonia, NY  14487, 585-346-2247

    Michal-Kathryn Photography


    Eric Camping Photographer

    250 N Goodman St. Rochester NY 585-226-1115


    The Wedding Dress

    37 East South Street Geneseo 585-243-5312.  


    Envy Salon and Spa

    94 Main St. Geneseo 585-243-3689

    Image Empire Salon and Spa

    39 Main St Geneseo 585-243-3630

    Expressions Salon and Spa

    4550 Millennium Dr. Geneseo 585-243-3890


    Lori's Luscious Layers

    Lori Mulford  585-658-4677

    The Cake Place

    Melissa Savino

    decorative Accessories

    McCarthy Tents and Events


    Other Services

    Liberty Balloon Company

    Horse and carriage rides or hot air balloon rides


    Available Dates

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    / request historic house tour

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