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Venues in Akron, NY,
(716) 542-4653

About Us

The Sterling is a brand new wedding venue located in the grounds of Arrowhead Golf Club in beautiful Akron, New York. The Sterling offers seven unique areas to accommodate every aspect of your memorable celebration and sets the standard for top-notch events in Western New York. It features indoor and outdoor spaces with scenic views and is available for ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements and rehearsal dinners.

Facilities and Capacity

With over 10,000 square feet of event space, The Sterling can comfortably accommodate 250-500 seated guests. They offer seven event areas including:

  • Main dining area - A 90-feet by 36-feet space with glamorous warehouse chic design, featuring a tall glass wall, cathedral ceilings, modern crystal chandeliers, and state of the art kitchen.
  • Interior mezzanine area for surplus seating - Area features a catwalk across the glass wall and leading to the outside balcony.
  • Side covered patio - 5 French doors provide seamless overflow space for the reception and dance floor which is heated for 3 season use.
  • Back and side uncovered balcony - The balconies feature stunning views of the golf course and island. The side balcony is the ideal setting for a rehearsal dinner with an intimate setting and sunset views.
  • Bridal Suite - A getting ready room with glamorous makeup stations for the bridal party.
  • Island ceremony and photography area - The area includes a steel arch, wood bridge, walkway, and aisle and provides an intimate and unique place to tie the knot.

Services Offered

The Sterling can provide a team of professional coordinators to help plan your wedding, event or bridal shower. Additional services offered include:

  • Tables, chairs, and linen
  • China, flatware and glassware
  • Set up and clean up
  • Parking and wheelchair access
  • Catering, servers, and bartenders
  • Willingness to work with outside vendors (except catering and bar)


The Sterling and their executive chef provide a large wedding menu from which to choose your meal options. Options include hand-passed appetizers from their hors d’oeuvres menu, crudites for cocktail hour, and a choice of either a relaxed buffet or a sit down plated option for dinner. There is a choice of entrees available for the sit down dinner which is served with salad, steamed vegetables, freshly baked bread, your choice of sides, and tea and coffee. The Sterling offers various beverage packages including beer, wine, champagne, liquors, and soft drinks. There is also an evening snack menu available.


The Sterling is located at Arrowhead Golf Club in Akron, New York. The venue is just a few miles east of Buffalo and a short drive west of Rochester. The venue is easily accessible with Buffalo Niagra International Airport just a 30-minute drive away.

Karlyn Denecke

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  • My fiancé Nick and I found The Sterling and fell in love at first sight. Krystle took us on a tour and we were blown away in person. The Venue is gorgeous and everything we both wanted.Krystle answered all our questions. She also provided us a packet with pricing details, vendor recommendations and more. We are new to wedding planning so we had many follow up questions. Krystle answered them all very clear and detailed. After booking we met the rest of the team Lauren and Amanda who provided us with more helpful information and tips. Lauren took the time to call me to share in my excitement. The gesture made me feel so special. Booking our wedding with the team at The Sterling has been so easy and exciting. I can’t wait to continue to work together and plan our dream wedding!

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Karlyn! Hearing your excitement makes the Arrowhead family so happy! We can't wait to be a small part of the big day! We know its going to be a fun planning process! -Lauren and The Sterling team!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 19.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), House Beer, House Wine, Open Bar

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Country/Golf Club, Garden, Loft, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, November, December

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