Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy: Facilities


Facilities for Rent

The Marcy Casino


Plans for Delaware Park were designed by renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, in 1868. By 1874, his partner, Calver Vaux, designed the original boathouse. Eventually the boathouse was enlarged due to its popularity, but sadly was destroyed by a fire in 1900.

The structure was rebuilt in time for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition that took place throughout Delaware Park. The new 3-story building, designed by Buffalo architect E.B Green, officially became known as the Delaware Park Casino and served as a popular gathering place until 1960.

The expanding city and move toward modernization led to the total renovation of the Casino in 1961, removing any trace of E.B Green's design. In 1990, the Casino was "restored" to a style that reflected Olmsted, Vaux, and Green's simpler styles. Today it is known as the Marcy Casino in honor of William L. Marcy, Jr., Delaware District Councilman 1978 - 1983, for his devotion to the Casino and the City of Buffalo.


The building it self over looks the beautiful Hoyt Lake, when you look out the windows of the Marcy Casino or step out onto the Balcony you see the 350-arce of Delaware Park, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society. One of the best views in Buffalo.

The Marcy has two floors which are available for rent seperately or together.

Terrace Room (upper floor)

The Terrace room can seat 60 guests for a sit down meal. For a cocktail style event the Terrace Room can hold up to 100 guests. It is a perfect fit for birthdays, baby showers, wedding showers, brunches, Bar Mitzvah, and cocktail parties. You will also have access to the wrap around balcony which gives you a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding area.

Pan Am Room (lower floor)

The Pan Am Room has a seating capacity of 150 guests. When you rent the Pan Am Room you also have access to the covered patio area which can seat up to an additional 100 guests. For a cocktail style event the Pan Am Room can hold up to 200 guests.


** All catering is done through Magnolia Caterers **


For the Marcy Casino, Japanese Garden or Rose Garden please call 716-886-0088 or email jason@magnoliabuffalo.com

For the Parkside Lodge or Cazenovia Casino please contact Patty: 716-838-1249 x10 or patty@bfloparks.org

Permits for Sports, Special Events, Private Parties and Shelters

To apply for a permit to use the Olmsted Parks for sports, special events, or shelter rentals, please contact Arlene Mustafa at (716)851-9670 or amustafa@city-buffalo.com.

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