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Rochester Riverside Convention Center

123 Main St E, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 232-7200
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Ranked #30 of 58 attractions in Rochester
Type: Convention Centers
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2013
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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is one of the most pleasant and well-run convention centers in the Northeastern US. The Riverside Convention Center is an award winning design (Stuart Polshek, Columbia University) of variegated bands of granite, with a long glass atrium facing the Genesee River. It offers large and small meeting spaces, a full range of AV services, easy access to area hotels... More

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Rochester
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This weekend I went to the garden/home show at the Convention Center. The Convention Center is a large inside/ outside area for Large parties, receptions. I have seen parties here, the auto show, fund raisers. It is beautifully decorated. Plenty of room for dancing, food etc. There is also an outdoor walkway overlooking the Genesee River. It is multilayered, escalators,... More

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ny
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Very clean and well kept. Nice staff. Cold weather in area so it is very nice to be connected to the hotel.

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Hamlin , New York, United States
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129 reviews 129 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Downtown Rochester. Good enough facility; if you see an event that you "must see" or an event that is all day...justifies the parking difficulties...this is a good convention center. Parking is limited on the street, can be expensive...might require some walking. The facility is showing its age

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Rochester, New York
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38 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Located in the center of downtown Rochester the Convention center is somewhere around 20 years old so pretty new compared to the surrounding buildings. Cuisine is pretty darn good seeing as it hosts some high powered conventions. There is a 4 star hotel accross the street, used to be Holiday Inn but not sure who owns it now. You are... More

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Nashville, TN
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The service was great, but the convention center is showing its age. The fixtures in one bathroom seemed to be updated but the ones in the other bathrooms are pealing their coating and showing age.

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Henrietta, New York, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I gave this an average rating mainly because it is in fact merely a convention center. Like most it's situated in the downtown section of the city. What makes this center unique is it's proximity to the Genesee River (thus the name "The River Side Convention Center). It's clean, it's modern and it provides an opportunity to walk the downtown... More

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Webster, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

The convention center is very nice; they really know how to set it up conveniently so you can make your way around. It's also very versatile; there were well-furnished multi-sized meeting rooms, a trade show, and a commencement hall that were all tastefully arranged--the place where the commencement happened was especially nicely done with strings of lights and a nice... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Small sized place with not much to offer. Downtown is a shambles with big holes in the ground and no places to eat.

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Rochester, New York
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261 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

The Rochester Riverside Convention Center is a MASSIVE place that can accommodate almost anything. I was there last summer with my daughter, at a college show, and they were able to fit several hundred exhibits into a single room. It is HUGE!!! If need be, they can connect several of their largest rooms together to form a cavernous that could... More

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