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The Venue

Pretty places for perfect parties

The vision of Maison Albion is to ignite the romance and imagination of all who enter her gates. May you and your guests be transported to another time in history when gardens bloomed with color galore and interiors beamed in subtle tones of splendor.

 

Our mission is to enchant our guests at every opportunity. From an encounter online in social media, to a phone call, or a site tour, we seek to welcome all of our guests with the utmost hospitality and care.

 

Maison Albion is a physical embodiment of Western New York’s French influence. The natural charm and beauty of the property will be accented with light and airy French design and bright, cheery, and colorful gardens.

 

This historic Albion mansion has been renovated and reinvigorated to ignite the romance and passion of its guests.

We invite you to explore our spaces and rooms!

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The Ballroom

Decadent, Traditional, Vintage Styling

Modeled after the Dining Room of the Titantic, our Ballroom evokes the feeling of a bygone era. Rich dark wood walls and Belgian silk fabric panels set the stage for the sparkling chandeliers and stunning bar. 

Capacity:
299 Ceremony/Classroom/Cocktail

250 seated at round tables

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Ballroom Patio

A Victorian conservatory meets Parisian Bistro

Authentic Parisian Bistro chairs and tables await your guests to offer respite from a warm summer day. The Ballroom Patio is full of palm and banana leaf trees, an antique box piano, and mint lattice details. It also serves as a perfect ceremony weather backup.

Capacity:250 Ceremony, 150 Cocktail/Dinner

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The Garden Terrace

Set the stage for a ceremony and cocktail hour

The pond at Maison Albion is a romantic setting for the most picturesque wedding ceremony. Walk down the stone aisle towards the water and your future. The Terrace can be set for a ceremony for 300 guests, or a cocktail hour for many more! A perfect location for dinner under the stars.

Capacity: 299 Ceremony/Cocktail/Dinner

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The Secret Garden

A secret location meant to be shared

Among the stone mason base of the 1838 barn, The Secret Garden beckons you to dine under dripping wisteria and antique chandeliers. Designed for intimate celebrations, it can be set for a rehearsal dinner or bridal brunch. An outdoor fireplace is guaranteed to keep the chill away from spring and fall evenings. 

Capacity: 75 Ceremony
60 seated at rounds or farm tables

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TheIntimate Garden

A dramatic garden setting

Cocooned by a ten foot living wall, The Intimate Garden is a perfect square of hedges designed to emote the feeling of a French Garden in Western New York. Oversized antique iron gates flank an aspen tree, a dramatic backdrop for a wedding ceremony or dinner al fresco.

Capacity: 299 Ceremony/Cocktail/Dinner

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The Great Lawn

Endless opportunities to create magic

If you prefer a unique event with a backdrop of your custom design, our green seven acres welcome you to design your gathering. A vintage stone fountain, the original pillars draped in wisteria, or your own chandeliers hanging from a 300 year old tree are all possible on our Great Lawn. Why not erect a sailcloth tent that lets you feel the stars?

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Frequently asked questions

Can I use my own vendors?


Yes you can! We encourage you to use professional vendors for your event, and we welcome them all at Maison Albion. We welcome all professional vendors to our venue and we will never accept commissions or charge fees for your favorite companies to create your amazing day.




Do you ever have more than one event in a day?


No. At Maison Albion, this is your home for the day, evening or weekend. Multiple events are not allowed.




Can I book Maison Albion for my photoshoot?


Oui! We offer special weekday photoshoot pricing for boudoir, bridals, family photos and more at the following rates: Boudoir/Bridal/Senior Pictures Half Day Rate ~ $350 Full Day Rate ~$500 Family and Group Photo shoots on the grounds only ~ Complimentary, but must be reserved. Film production is also available. Custom pricing available.




Is there parking on site?


Yes! We have 107 parking spots on site.




I have out of town guests. Where can they stay?


Maison Albion is fortunate to be located nine minutes from the soon to open Cobblestone Inn, which features than 50 hotel rooms. We will be arranging transportation for our offsite guests between the two venues for booked events. In addition, The Hart Hotel and Medina Opera House Hotel offer an additional 50 hotel rooms only 12 minuters away from our venue.




Why should I book an overnight stay at Maison Albion?


Our guests find it comfortable to stay on site after a late night event and to wake up to the smell of fresh French pastries and delicious breakfast treats waiting for them in the Dining Room. It's convenience, comfort and beauty all in one evening!





The Mansion

Exquisitely designed with French flair

The Dining Room ~ Hand painted gold silk Chinoiserie Wallpaper adorned with gold molding. Our antique dining table seats12.

The Gentlemen's Lounge ~ 11 foot tall custom bookshelves are filled antiquities and double bars full of vintage colored glassware. This salon, with it's oversized TV, is perfect to watch the game on wedding day or to host an intimate after party.

The Movie Theater and Game Room ~ A projection screen is ready for your wedding film or your favorite romantic movie. Eight recliners are set with cozy blankets and a corner fireplace is ready in case of a chill! Coming in 2022, a complete game room including bowling alley, billiards and game tables.

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Bed & Breakfast

Bridal Suite ~ A custom French baroque bed, 10 foot tall antique gold mirror and vanity sets the perfect stage for a bridal moment and honeymoon evening. Full bathroom en suite.


Bridesmaids Suite ~ The 16 foot long resin vanity tabletop is set with antique sconces and five makeup and hair stations for your ladies to primp on the special day! Trundle bed sleeps two. 

Guest Suites ~ These two lovely bedrooms are both set with four poster beds, hand made linens in French and Chinoiserie design. Perfect for parents or important guests. 

 

All Bed and Breakfast Rooms are available for overnight stay with your venue rental. 

Four bedrooms deigned for a sweet night's sleep

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Investment

Options for every budget

At Maison Albion, we request a 50% site reservation fee to reserve your day and the balance is due 60 days prior to your event.

Your reservation includes venue access from 10:00am to 1:00am. All events must be concluded by midnight.

Monday - Thursday Dates ~ $2,500

Friday & Sunday Dates ~ $4,500

Saturday Dates ~ $5,500

Overnight stay in Maison Albion, sleeps 8 ~ $1,000

Weekend rental of Maison Albion includes three event days and two overnight stays, sleeps 8 ~ $13,000

Social events in our intimate spaces begin at $750.

Outdoor chairs, dining room tables and chairs for up to 200 are also included. 
 

Photo shoot half day and full day rates available.

Non-profit and community gatherings are permitted to apply for a complimentary venue rental, which are offered 10 times per year. Please contact us for more information.  

What's included?

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At Maison Albion, we believe venues should be full service and full of options. Therefore, included with your site fee is:

  • Freedom as to how to use the venue, choose your own vendors, and how you spend your day!

  • Ceremony chairs, reception chairs, and tables for 200 guests.

  • Ballroom patio furniture and seating for up to 50 guests and ballroom terrace furniture for 50 guests.

  • Tabletop (everything you need to eat a fantastic meal) for up to 200 guests.

  • Entire use of our venue from 10am to 1am. Your event must be over by midnight or you will turn into a pumpkin ;)

  • If you choose to stay over at Maison Albion, you are welcome to have an after party until 2am for a smaller group.

  • Use of the most gorgeous mansion in Western New York for wedding prep - Bridal and Bridesmaids suites, Gentleman's Lounge, Movie Theater, and game room. 

  • Photos on the grounds of seven acres of English Country Garden, a spin in our rowboat for two, and a ceremony in any location you choose!

  • We will assist with vendor guidance, floor plan design, and day of management of your vendors. 

  • Complimentary rehearsal at your ceremony space

  • The most flexibility you will ever find at a venue. Fire pit after the reception? S'mores please! Llamas as ring bearers? Why not?You dream, we will do it!

What we need you to add:

  • Your beautiful love story, wedding design and decor, and flow of the day. 

  • Table linens (often your catering company will have these).

  • All of the vendors you love the most - and we can help you find them!

What does it cost to tie the knot?

At Maison Albion you can truly create your perfect day.  You have the freedom to choose a your favorite food truck or a five course meal. Bring your favorite band or use our Friends of Maison list to find outstanding vendors that we have already vetted on your behalf. Please note, these packages are an example of costs when hiring vendors in addition to Maison Albion.

 

The freedom to choose is wonderful! But how much does it cost?
 

We have created a simple guide to help you navigate the cost:

Here is a great example of a Saturday wedding for 100 guests at Maison Albion:
 

  • Saturday Site Fee at Maison Albion: $5,500

  • Staring three course catered meal for 100 guests: $20/guest or : $2,000

  • Spirits: $300/bartender plus $5/hour per guest for five hours: $3,100

  • Tabletop, dance floor, and ballroom seating: Included!

Total reception expense before additional vendors:
$10,600, or $106/guest.

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If you are planning a bridal shower or graduation party, may we suggest the Secret Garden?

A Sunday Brunch in the Secret Garden at Maison Albion for 40 guests:

 

  • Sunday Site Fee at Maison Albion, Secret Garden: $750

  • Divine Brunch , $20/guest, or $800

  • Mimosas and Mocktails: $300/bartender plus $3/hour per guest for three hours: $660

  • Seating, tabletop and ambiance: Included!
     

Total event expense before additional vendors:
$2210, or $55/guest.

FAQ's

There are no such thing as silly questions! Be sure to contact us if you don't see the response to your question here.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use my own vendors?


Yes you can! We encourage you to use professional vendors for your event, and we welcome them all at Maison Albion. We welcome all professional vendors to our venue and we will never accept commissions or charge fees for your favorite companies to create your amazing day.




Do you ever have more than one event in a day?


No. At Maison Albion, this is your home for the day, evening or weekend. Multiple events are not allowed.




Can I book Maison Albion for my photoshoot?


Oui! We offer special weekday photoshoot pricing for boudoir, bridals, family photos and more at the following rates: Boudoir/Bridal/Senior Pictures Half Day Rate ~ $350 Full Day Rate ~$500 Family and Group Photo shoots on the grounds only ~ Complimentary, but must be reserved. Film production is also available. Custom pricing available.




Is there parking on site?


Yes! We have 107 parking spots on site.




I have out of town guests. Where can they stay?


Maison Albion is fortunate to be located nine minutes from the soon to open Cobblestone Inn, which features than 50 hotel rooms. We will be arranging transportation for our offsite guests between the two venues for booked events. In addition, The Hart Hotel and Medina Opera House Hotel offer an additional 50 hotel rooms only 12 minuters away from our venue.




Why should I book an overnight stay at Maison Albion?


Our guests find it comfortable to stay on site after a late night event and to wake up to the smell of fresh French pastries and delicious breakfast treats waiting for them in the Dining Room. It's convenience, comfort and beauty all in one evening!





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Or, if you prefer a more casual event and a smaller price tag, what about this scenario?

A Thursday Wedding at Maison Albion for 75 guests:

 

  • Thursday Site Fee at Maison Albion: $2,500

  • Fantastic Food Truck for 75 guests, $15/guest, or $1125

  • Beer and Wine: $300/bartender plus $3/hour per guest for five hours: $1,725

  • Tabletop, dance floor, and ballroom seating: Included!

Total reception expense before additional vendors:
$5350, or $71/guest.