The Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, New York is the best preserved and most complete complex of buildings remaining in the United States of the “guilds” that evolved as centers of craftsmanship and philosophy during the late 19th century. Founded by Elbert Greene Hubbard in 1895, the Campus began as a small printing business modeled after William Morris’ Kelmscott Press in England. It would later expand into a community of skilled craftspeople and artist and ignite the birth of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. The Campus was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986, enabling the restoration and presentation of this American Treasure.
The Roycroft Power House for Flynn Battaglia Architects, Resetarits Construction and The Roycroft Campus Corporation
Located in the heart of East Aurora, the Roycroft Campus is a historically unique venue for the creative, artistic Bride. Two buildings that offer venues include, The Power House and The Print Shop, together these buildings house five locations that can accommodate up to 275 guests.
The Power House was reconstructed in 2012 and offers reminders of its historic significance from large scale murals of the original coal boilers, to a “Sanborn map” superimposed on the floor to represent the original 1910 layout of the building. The unique blend of “the old and the new” creates an inspiring setting for any event. Brides and grooms can seclude their event to one space of the building or create an unforgettable social event that utilizes the entire building.
The Print Shop, built in 1901, has recently undergone restoration to accent its historic beauty. This building offers two revived venues that share their own story of the Print Shops illustrious past. The Composing Room, located on the first floor, was originally used for typesetting during the 1900’s. Adorned with a stunning original stone fireplace, this space is ideal for guests up to 175. Dard Hunter Hall, located on the second floor, was a ballroom for the employees of the Roycroft. Today with its vaulted beam ceiling, it is spacious enough for wedding ceremonies and receptions with a maximum capacity of 275.
Not only does the Campus offer numerous indoor settings, it also has the ability to host outdoor events. The Roycroft gardens are stunning during any season. Enjoy an airy ceremony on the Great Lawn or remember your big day forever with breathtaking photos. The Roycroft Campus is open 7 days a week from 10 am – 5 pm.
Brides can email email@example.com or call (716) 655-0261 to book an appointment to tour the venues or to find out more information.
“Life in abundance comes only through great love” – Elbert Hubbard