About Avanti

20 Years of Wedding Perfection

2019 winner of Buffalo's Best Wedding Venue voted by the people of Western New York

2019 winner of Best Wedding Venue in the entire state of New York

Exclusive, invitation-only group of elite caterers across the country.

Recipient of Wedding Wire and The Knot awards from 2012-2020.

We care about your wedding as much as you do.

You’re getting married! Has it sunk in, yet?

If you’re like the thousands of couples we’ve met over the years, your emotions might be all over the place. You’re overjoyed at your engagement and excited to plan the most beautiful wedding ever. But you may also be overwhelmed by the details… and a bit nervous about the cha-ching, too.

We know you want your wedding day to be capital “P” Perfect—without breaking the bank. We want that for you, too!

That’s why we developed our Simplified Planning Process.

1. Choose Your Venue

With three unique venues on the Avanti property, we offer a variety of indoor/outdoor spaces, ceremony sites, and endless photo opportunities.

2. Choose Your Experience

Each of our three, incredible wedding Experiences is all-inclusive and completely customizable. We give you a starting point, but you can add or remove any items you’d like, and we adjust the price accordingly. You can have your dream wedding while staying on budget!

3. Customize & Personalize

This is where the real fun begins! It’s time to choose your theme, menu items, colors, centerpieces, linens, and all the other details that make your wedding your own.

4. Choose Your Team of Experts

Our wedding planning team has 30+ years of combined experience, so we’re confident we can bring your wedding vision to life. For services not provided by Avanti, (floral, Photographs, cakes, DJ’s etc), we have preferred partners who love Avanti couples and will treat you like part of the family.

5. Enjoy Your Engagement

As an Avanti couple, you’ll have peace of mind that the details are handled. You can get back to enjoying your engagement as you look forward to your perfect wedding day.

We know what it takes to pull off perfection.


Planning Team

Our enthusiastic and informative experts are dedicated to guiding you through the planning process.


Culinary Department

Using only the freshest ingredients, our culinary team crafts cuisine that looks impressive and tastes incredible.


Management Group

Our forward-thinking professionals are obsessed with creating extraordinary customer experiences.


Service Team

Our team is highly attentive to our guests, anticipating their needs and offering award-winning hospitality.


Set Up Crew

Our hard working crew stays behind the scenes, with extreme attention to detail, to make sure every event flows seamlessly.

Avanti Adopts

When you choose Avanti, you help a deserving dog find their fur-ever home.

Founded in 2018, Avanti Adopts supports animal rescue efforts right here in Buffalo.

By donating a portion of the proceeds from every Avanti wedding, and through our annual fundraisers, we’ve helped raise over $40,000 so far! These funds have helped offset foster care expenses, medical treatments, and transportation costs for these tireless rescue organizations.

Love is the pinnacle of what we do at Avanti Mansion, and that love extends to our furry friends. Many couples today choose to make donations in lieu of purchasing wedding favors. If you want to adopt this new tradition, please ask our Wedding Planning Team how you can make a donation to the nonprofit organizations we support.

Avanti’s History

We can’t wait to add your story, next.

(1892) Bristol Woods

Businessman Pliny McNaughton bought 20 acres known as the Bristol Woods

(1895) A Summer Home

McNaughton purchased additional land to complete the 27-acre estate and built his family a summer home, known as the Glen Isabel.

(1971) Sold

After years of the McNaughton family, Hubbel family, and U.S. Sugar Company owning the property, it eventually fell to foreclosure and left abandoned.

(2004) New Owners

Laurie and Dave Clark purchased the vacant, vandalized property that was once the gorgeous Glen Isabel.

(2005) Welcome to Avanti

After 9 months of intensive renovations, the property was once again a beautiful, luxurious estate now called the Avanti Mansion.

(2010) Love & Growth

After several years of successful love stories, they expanded on the property and built the Amore building to accommodate year-round events.

(2016) Mansion Makeover

The original mansion was fully renovated to accommodate overnight guests once again as their new division called Wed & Breakfast

(2017) Avanti Elite

Avanti Mansion joined an elite, invitation-only, group of caterers known as the Leading Caterers of America.


The Avanti Mansion continues to host memorable events on their private property with the same luxurious feel that the property was originally built for.