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The Venue

Events @171 offers several venue options to accommodate any party size or design style. The Bridal Suite is the perfect setting for your day-of preparations, private party, or a small company meeting. 4th West and 4th East are ideal for small to mid-sized events and our 5th Floor can accommodate sit-down dining for up to 175 people.  Combine all of the spaces for a multi-environment experience for you and your guests.  We offer a full commercial kitchen with all of the amenities needed so that your caterers can perform their best work.

4th West

4th WEST.
Ceremony Seating: 100 plus standing room
Seated Dinner: 40
Cocktail Reception: 120

4th West is our classic ceremony room showcasing a picturesque view of the Historic Hotel Utica, perfectly positioned with a beautiful backdrop of the rolling hills of the valley.

When used for ceremonies, this room accommodates up to 100 seated guests with standing room for approximately 20.

4th West also makes a great setting for smaller parties or gatherings. This room seats up to 40 for table seating and 120 for cocktail hour.

This room is conveniently located directly across the hall from 4th East making the combination of the two ideal for roving parties or a cocktail hour immediately following  a wedding ceremony.

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4th East

4th EAST.
Seated Dinner: 85
Cocktail Reception: 200

4th East is a favorite for cocktail hours preceding the big reveal of the 5th floor dinner reception.  This space features the original brick walls, hardwood ceilings and the remains of historic window openings that once overlooked the south view of Genesee St. in the late 1700’s.

This room comfortably accommodates up to 85 guests for a seated dinner or 200 guests for cocktail hour.

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The Fifth Floor

Seated Dinner with Dance floor : 175
Cocktail Reception: 250

If you are looking for an amazing space that will wow your guests… a unique setting like no other in the Utica area… you will be very pleased to have discovered The Fifth Floor @171.

This expansive reception hall overlooks breathtaking views of the city and the valley, boasts the original charm of one of the earliest of Utica’s buildings.

Peek through the windows of the room’s showpiece… an original and one of the oldest operating Otis Elevator engines that performs for you throughout the night.

Cafe lights strung throughout the room create a magical backdrop for your evening and offer beautiful background effect for your photos.

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The VIP Bridal Suite


This private suite is a great way to start your “morning-of” for your big day. Hair, makeup, photos, champagne and croissants! This room is yours for the day when you book it with a full wedding package.  Equipped with full kitchen and full bath, make yourself at home, relax, and prepare.

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