The Marcy Casino is situated between the beautiful Hoyt Lake and the historic Rose Garden. The view from the Casino's balcony is one of the best in the city, showing the 350-acres of Delaware Park, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society.
A Bit of History: 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 the 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.
Renting the Delaware Park Casino:
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 fi
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