There's a lot to do and see, as well as delicious food, at our year-round Lockport Canalside. The 1840 warehouse has been renovated to provide a casual yet elegant Canal Town atmosphere. Picture your guests strolling the "cobblestone" street through a 200-foot steel fabricated building renovated to resemble a 1900s "Canal Town;" dancing with a background of the 1800s original canal stone wall; viewing interesting canal exhibits located throughout the building; and enjoying the spaciousness and ambiance of "Life in the Past Lane."
Choose among these versatile locations for your exclusive use. The room(s) that you reserve will not be open to the general public for the duration of your event. Please call us with any questions you may have or to arrange a personalized visit.
The casual, yet elegant Veranda banquet room has over 100 windows directly overlooking the Canal. The white linen tablecloths and napkins along with the natural colors and elegant centerpieces coordinate with any theme.
Our "wooden plank" floored Meeting Room is fully enclosed for privacy. The giant skylight and the windows that overlook the cobblestone walkway and Canal give this room a light and airy feeling. The meeting room is a perfect wedding chapel, meeting break-out room, and private dining area.
Prefer to actually be outdoors along the Canal? The private Canalside Grove has seating for over 300 and 100 foot enclosed shelter with a 15-foot fully stocked bar. White linen and china create a fine dining atmosphere in this unique, relaxing Canal side dining area. Guests enjoy the outdoor feeling in complete comfort. They can even stroll among our almost 500 feet of picnic area on the Erie Canal banks.
Provide your guests with a memorable cruise on the historic Erie Canal. These U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessels are available for exclusive charters from May through October. Each boat is equipped with a full bar, and food options are available on board or on shore. A dockside event with an hour cocktail cruise before or after dinner will long be remembered by you and your guests.
The Gift Shop offers a wide variety of souvenir memorabilia for young and old alike. We have books dedicated to the construction and history of the Erie Canal; traditional Erie Canal music CDs; Irish novelties, because of the connection of Irish workers on the Canal; Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises Hats, Visors, Knickknacks, Clocks, Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Tee Shirts, and Jackets; Children's games and toys; Framed pictures; Post Cards, Pens & Pencils. Feel free to browse!
At the Café our visitors are able to purchase sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, soft drinks, ice cream, candy, bottled water, beer and snacks. They are free to take their purchase on-board for their cruise, eat inside or at the outdoor picnic tables.
No matter which area you choose for your event, you will be pleased with the great food. Our full-time professional chef uses the highest quality fresh ingredients to provide a meal that is freshly prepared just for your group. You will enjoy working with our experienced staff in planning and executing a very successful and unique, memorable event.
Let us help you to plan your Party, Banquet or other Special Event with us. Call 716-433-6155, or toll-free 1-800-378-0352.