800 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424


Private Events

The Perfect Location for Your Celebration

Located on the north end of beautiful Canandaigua Lake, New York Kitchen is the perfect destination for your private event or gathering.

With awe-inspiring views, and a breathtaking atmosphere, this will be an event your guests won’t likely forget. The New York Kitchen Cafe & Events team of hospitality experts will work with you every step of the way to find the perfect location for your celebration. 

Each of our event spaces can be tailored to fit the experience you’re looking to create. In all of our weddings, events, meetings, and private celebrations, we pride ourselves in showcasing the best of what New York has to offer, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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Our Venues


Sands Gallery (SEATS 85)

Overlooking both Canandaigua Lake and our gardens, the Sands Gallery is perfect for private events, workshops, seminars, and business meetings. Offering a rustic elegance, a cozy fireplace, and beautiful views of Canandaigua Lake, this space offers a memorable experience for special occasions and family celebrations alike.



An array of New York agriculture is on display for all to enjoy in the beautiful New York Kitchen Garden, which surrounds the southern and western sides of the center. Depending on the time of year you stroll through the garden, you may discover fruit ready for picking, fragrant herbs, garden fresh veggies, or the lush colors of flowers awaiting a bouquet. Our freshest ingredients are grown right in our backyard! The New York Kitchen Garden is an incredible space to host any of your private events, in a breathtaking, outdoor atmosphere.


Whether you’re hosting your own wine tasting, having a small family dinner party, entertaining clients, or gathering with friends, the private dining room is the perfect setting for your next celebration. Your friends, co-workers, or loved ones will be seated around a grand hardwood dining table, fit for royalty. The warm, rustic atmosphere of our Private Dining Room, with breathtaking views of Canandaigua Lake, is perfect for an intimate event or can be used in combination with any of our other event spaces.


In a comfortable amphitheater setting, enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, you can watch chefs create dazzling dishes using superb New York State agricultural products. Better yet, you get to sample these delectable creations. Known as New York Kitchen Beverage University, the Educational Theater also hosts wine, craft beer, cider, and spirits tastings, in addition to beverage appreciation classes and other culinary demonstrations. No need to be an expert to participate! We offer a variety of courses that cater to any experience level. The perfect space for a memorable, interactive experience for your guests.


Hands-On Kitchen

No matter your age or your skill level, roll up your sleeves in our Hands-On Kitchen to prepare familiar favorites and exciting new dishes. Led by our staff of engaging professional chefs, the Hands-On Kitchen offers private classes year-round, providing opportunities for unique team-building experiences, fun gatherings for family and friends, continuing education, and more.

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