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Rochester Riverside Convention Center

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Address: 123 Main St E, Rochester, NY 14604
Phone Number: (585) 232-7200
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Many activities are held at the Riverside Convention Center

Located right on Main St. Rochester, this gathering facility holds all kinds of activities from Home and Garden Shows to Car Shows! There is always something to see or do at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ginger6677
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right on Main St. Rochester, this gathering facility holds all kinds of activities from Home and Garden Shows to Car Shows! There is always something to see or do at the Convention Center downtown. Check their website for upcoming events and enjoy the fun by attending!

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Thank Ginger6677
Rochester, NY
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice to hold a business event in the atrium. The appetizers were wonderfully presented by the staff. Spacious and roomy, the tables were set up nicely along the wall of windows.

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Thank Moondanced
Albany
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I have attended here for a few events. It is a good size to get around and the two hotels attached are good. I like the fact that I don't have to bring my winter coat with me because of the connectors between hotels. Wear layers. Air vents are fickle.

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Thank Casey B
Bunker Hill, West Virginia
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Very nice facility accommodating all sizes of meetings and events. Situated in downtown Rochester overlooking the Erie Canal with grand staircases and multiple views of the river. Staff is very courteous and efficient. We have had several meetings and/or events at this facility and have never been disappointed with the service and facility.

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Thank Ron C
Oswego, New York
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110 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I was very impressed with Justin the Greeter at the Convention Center. I had 4 different interactions with him. I found him very professional, helpful and friendly, decidedly a positive face for the Riverside CC. I spent 2 solid days in the Lilac Room for a class and the temp control was perfect, very well kept. The only draw backs... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Hotel so so, not the best place to have large groups of kids. Business location so most things like Tim Hortons opened 8-4 and were closed on Sundays. Most things were a drive away not within walking distance. Not the best part of town either. Elevators slow even though there were 4. Under ground parking a pain. Old building narrow... More 

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Thank Kate T
Rochester, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Horrible. Do not hold your events here. Not only is the staff unprofessional, they have HUGE roaches and rats running throughout the building. Kitchen staff is not clean and do not wash hands. They store dirty dishes in the coolers with unprepared food for days at a time. The building is falling apart and has not been renovated since 1985.... More 

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Thank Lakiesha J
Rochester, New York
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77 reviews
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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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Thank Ray S
Rochester
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Thank mhz0214
ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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