Visit Rochester

Convention Center9,290 sq. m
Guest Rooms7,500
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel400 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues95
Average Room Rate$100.00
Daily Food Cost$51.00
Occupancy Rate6%
Tax Rate8%

Visit Rochester


Why Choose Our Destination?

Greater Rochester has a remarkable selection of unique facilities for events large and small. From our downtown convention center to cozy hilltop winery suites, each surrounded with great attractions and things to do to keep your attendees active, comfortable, and entertained throughout their stay. As "The Gateway to Finger Lakes Wine Country" our easily accessed northeast region location affords visitors extensive opportunities to dive into a diverse selection of activities. 120 plus wineries, the historic Erie Canal, 11 lakes as well as Great Lake Ontario and great parks and trails attract many outdoorsmen. Susan B. Anthony, Fredrick Douglass and George Eastman are three of our more widely known and famous citizens, all with homes and museums to captivate and educate the masses. Our Science Center, Seneca Park Zoo, Memorial Art Gallery Genesee Country Village & Museum, Strong National Museum of Play and The Toy Hall of Fame also engage people of all ages for hours at a time. Regional attractions, malls, outlets, golf courses (we have over 60 extremely beautiful and affordable clubs) and race-inos also allow guests with varying interest to partake in events and things to do that make them want to return and/or come back again with family and friends if they didn't bring them the first time. Our Lilac Festival (May), Jazz Festival (June) and ColdRush (Dec.-March) are only a small sample of the hundred or so festivals and events we host during all four of our distinct and colorful seasons. "World Class Arts & Culture" including The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra - RPO, Rochester Broadway Theater League, and regional and Community Theater and Dance like Geva, Downstairs Cabaret and Garth Fagan all have year round performances to appeal to all tastes and budgets. Nightlife for small and large groups in Rochester brims with fabulous flavors for all the senses. Fine or casual dining offerings are only limited by the time to enjoy all we offer. Included with hundreds of eateries are sporting events all year round as well as walkable districts of multiple clubs & pubs not to mention our laser shows, street and ethnic festivals and community events that so vividly embrace our diversity and are open and welcoming to all! Whatever type of gathering you are planning for you will undoubtedly find just what you need, want and maybe didn't even know you desired for a truly successful experience.

Need Dates

  • 05/24/201806/02/2018
  • 06/14/201807/08/2018
  • 07/16/201808/07/2018

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Getting Here

Get in and out of the area by plane, train, car or even boat. Ground transportation is readily available and affordable. The Rochester Transit Center offers a comfortable hub for bus travelers at just $1 a ride. Traffic is rarely a problem; Rochester was listed as the shortest commute in America. Average travel time is about 15-20 minutes in and around the city and neighborhoods. The Greater Rochester International Airport is a comfortable and affordable way to travel.

Distance from Airport

  • Greater Rochester International Airport

    11.27 km from City Center

  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport

    120.7 km from City Center

  • Buffalo Niagara International Airport

    96.56 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Genesee Country Village and Museum

30 mi. away
Genesee Country Village & Museum features costumed interpreters in restored historic buildings, breathing life into an authentic 19th-Century Country Village. One of the largest living history museums in the country located just outside of Rochester, NY, in Mumford, it is also home to the John L. Wehle Gallery (following a major remodel) and a nature center.
1410 Flint Hill Road
Mumford, NY, US 14511

High Falls Museum

1 mi. away
Located in the heart of the historic Brown’s Race neighborhood, the High Falls Interpretive Center and Museum offers something for everyone. Whether you’re visiting Rochester for the first time or are a long-time resident of the “Flower City,” the interactive Museum and Welcome Center provides an inviting place to learn something new about local history.
High Falls Interpretive Center & Museum
74 Browns Race
Rochester, NY, US 14614

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Convention Center
Experience our exceptional, personalized service. Experience our first-class, totally flexible meeting and event space. Experience our expertise and personal attention every step of the way. Experience your best event ever... at the Riverside! We take care of all the details so that you can relax and enjoy your event! The versatile Rochester Riverside Convention Center offers 100,000 square feet of adaptable meeting and exhibit space to meet the needs of any event…from trade shows, conferences, and corporate meetings to banquets, weddings, and public shows of every description. Riverside's built-in flexibility enables us to move partitions and staging quickly and easily to provide the most efficient, effective configuration for your function. And we excel in handling technology needs, too. Extensively wired with T1 lines for easy Internet access, our facility features so many state-of-the-art conveniences that we can meet any high-tech demand with a no-problem solution. Conveniently located in the heart of Rochester, New York, the Rochester Riverside Convention Center enjoys a scenic setting on the Genesee River plus enclosed walkway connections to major hotels and parking garages.
123 East Main Street
Rochester, NY, US 14604

Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial

5 minutes away
Sports and entertainment facility. Host of family shows, professional sports, and concerts. Meeting rooms and catering available.
1 War Memorial Square
Rochester, NY, US 14614-2191

The Strong/National Museum of Play

4 blocks away
The National Museum of Play® is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play! The National Museum of Play is an exciting, hands-on, welcoming place to play, learn, and dream; a place to pretend, wonder, and explore; a place to discover the past and imagine the future; and a place to rekindle memories and make new ones.
One Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY, US 14607

Rochester Museum & Science Center Museum

5 minutes away
RMSC has 200 interactive exhibits and activities that will capture every member of the family. Climb a wall. Build a tower. Power a robot. Explore lasers. See the only exhibit on Frederick Douglass in New York State. Kids can create their own TV weather report! Take a break in the light-filled Mario's Café in the Museum (healthy, vegetarian and gluten-free selections are available, along with a kids menu).
657 East Avenue
Rochester, NY, US 14607-2177

Centennial Sculpture Park

1 mi. away
Centennial Sculpture Park has recast ten acres of the Gallery’s grounds into a showcase of public art and urban space. In the Sculpture Park, you’ll find a new kind of ‘town square’ – a spectacular gathering spot located in the heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts and a destination for Rochesterians and visitors alike.
500 University Avenue
Rochester, NY, US 14607

Seneca Park Zoo

10 minutes away
Seneca Park Zoo is a 15.5-acre (6.3 ha) zoo located in Rochester, New York. The zoo is home to over 90 species including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish, and arachnids. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The zoo is operated by Monroe County with support from the Seneca Park Zoo Society. The zoo opened in 1894 in Seneca Park.
2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY, UY 14621

Convention Centers

  • Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

    Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center is located at 123 East Main Street in Rochester. It provides over 100,000 sq ft of meeting space with world class amenities making it one of the favorite places for events.



High Season
Sep 1 – Nov 30
Shoulder Season
Apr 1 – Jun 30
Low Season
Jan 1 – Mar 31
Jul 1 – Aug 30

Additional Information

We are home to Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, Wegman's, PAETEC, Paycheck, The University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as The Eastman School of Music and a significant number of institutes of higher education and research in many high tech, bio medical, optics, engineering and scientific industries.