If you’re looking to take your celebration or corporate event to new heights, you couldn’t do much better than The Penthouse at 1 East Ave.
In the words of nominator David Wagner, the downtown Rochester location “has an impressive 360-degree view from 11 stories high–from Lake Ontario to Bristol Mountain. Great venue for large musical events as well as more intimate ones.”
This example of mid-century architecture features floor-to-ceiling windows, a wrap-around terrace, and full service planning for meetings, client events, weddings, celebrations or rehearsal dinners. The venue has easy access to parking, the major downtown hotels, nightlife and entertainment. In addition to private events, it also hosts public events throughout the year: silent discos, fireworks, Jazz Festival and Fringe Fest observation parties, and annual holiday and St. Patrick’s Day parties.
Built in 1962, The Penthouse level originally served as the president’s office for Security Trust Bank. Gallina Development was in charge of redeveloping a space that has captured Rochester’s sense of style from a new perspective.
Since its reopening as an event space in 2013, it has hosted countless private and corporate events in a space that can hold 50 to 250 guests but still feels intimate.