Parkside Lodge Rental

About the Lodge

  • The Lodge at 84 Parkside Avenue (near the Buffalo Zoo) is home to our administrative offices, the Golf Pro-shop, and a potential café
  • The indoor rental space is called “The Great Room”, and will hold approx. 40-50 for a sit down meal, and 60-75 for a cocktail setting
  • Restroom facilities are available in the building
  • Click here for directions to the Parkside Lodge

Pricing and Time Allocated

  • The Lodge/Great Room rents for $350.00 for 5 hours on the weekends and $250.00 for 5 hours on the weekdays (duration includes set-up/clean up)
  • $75.00 per hour above the five-hour basic rental time
  • Restroom facilities are available in the building
  • Cafe space may be rented for an additional $75.00 on weekends and weekdays
  • Event dates can be held for one week on the calendar without any payment. After one week of holding period, a minimum downpayment of $100.00 is required to be made to officially secure the date
  • A Security Deposit Fee of $250.00 is required – any violations, damage or falsification of rental terms will result in forfeiture of the deposit fee
  • Rental payment and security deposit must be fully paid 30 days prior to your event, no exceptions allowed

Permits that you may require

  • Currently, there is no assigned caterer for this venue – all caterers must have the appropriate permits/licenses/insurance, including a liquor permit, and must provide a copy to the Conservancy
  • If alcohol will be served at the Parkside Lodge and you do not have a caterer, a permit is needed to be purchased from the NYS Liquor Authority. Details for this can be found at https://www.sla.ny.gov/online-permit-applications
  • Some events may require city permits, depending on the size and type of event. The event organizer is responsible for securing all necessary permits

Other things to note

  • Golf courses are open from late April – late October, there will be golfers in the immediate area
  • Parking is limited near the building. Ample additional parking is nearby in the lot at the entryway, on Ring Road, and in the neighborhood
  • There are no kitchen facilities in the building
  • The event organizer will need to secure tables, chairs and linens, etc.

For further inquiries, please contact Patty Wolfsohn at (716) 838-1249, ext. 11 or email PattyW@bfloparks.org.

To apply for a permit to use the Olmsted Parks for sports, special events, or shelter rentals, please email Arlene Mustafa at Amustafa@ch.ci.buffalo.ny.us.