For parties and receptions up to 3000+ and dinners for 100 – 2000+. The Main Street Armory provides a classic and memorable setting. We have banquet rooms for the most private event and the arena for the largest. There are various ways to configure the rooms, so please contact us to discuss your specific event. We have done, weddings, graduation ceremonies, private parties, etc. Amenities include state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, a concert stage, tables and chairs, tiered balcony seating, and a full kitchen. Contact the Main Street Armory for your next event. To arrange a tour or find out specific details please contact us at (585) 232-3221 or email scottrmsa@gmail.com.


Built in 1905 and updated in 2005, The Main Street Armory is Rochester’s home for sporting events, concerts, craft shows and your next private event. The armory provides a historic military venue which incorporates original stone, terrazzo and oak floors, a broad variety of decorative woodwork ranging from simply molded door and window trim to elaborate wainscoting and mantelpieces in the banquet rooms. The focal point of the main entrance hall is a four-story atrium topped by a massive, mulit-paned skylight. The arena provides original wooden floors, massive steel roof trusses, wainscoated ceiling and encircling balcony with seating for 650. The arena offers options for state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, a concert stage, tables and chairs, and tiered balcony seating.


The Main Street Armory has a full kitchen, and can cater any event.


Parking is available on-site and across the street at 895 East Main Street. There will be other parking in the surrounding areas. Parking monitors will be ticketing and/or towing illegal parked cars on streets that surround the venue. Carpooling is recommended. Please be courteous and respectful to the neighbors and their properties.


The Armory was purchased at an auction by local entrepreneur Scott Donaldson, in 2005. He paid only $1,000 for the 138,000-square-foot, 7-story building, as no one else bid for it. The arena floor was covered in pigeon droppings, the birds having been the building’s primary occupants for fifteen years, and the building’s roof, floors, windows, and interior systems were in severe need of repair. Donaldson, who is blind, was told he never would have bought it if he could have seen it. Since his purchase, he has invested millions of dollars into repairs and refurbishment, making the building a functioning venue for events. It has since hosted various concerts, sporting events and expo’s.