deserves a grand setting
A grand romance
Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering the elegant and historic Old Library for your special day. If there’s one event in your life that should be extraordinary, it’s your wedding reception. Weddings are a magical time for both the couple and their families, and planning a wedding is an exciting experience. Selecting a reception venue is very important, as it sets the stage for your entire wedding day and the beginning of your new life together.
Whether you've dreamt of a grand affair or an intimate gathering, your special day should be enchanting, unforgettable and made just for you. Elegant engagement parties, unrivaled rehearsal dinners, magical wedding receptions and boutique lodging accommodations are our specialty. Our dedicated events team at The Old Library lifts the weight from your shoulders for a seamless day of ease, elegance, and celebration.
Our professional and dedicated staff is committed to ensuring your wedding day is a wonderful experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. We welcome the opportunity to assist you in hosting an event that is truly customized to your vision. The Old Library’s service begins with your inquiry.
Memories to be cherished forever
are about to be made...
Frequently asked questions
How do I book my date?
Simply give us a call at 716-372-2226 or fill out our 'Contact Us' form, and our Event Coordinator will contact you and assist you to secure the date of your event. To secure your date, a deposit is required, as well as, a signed 'Terms of Agreement'.
I've secured my date. What happens next?
After securing your date, our Event Coordinator will work with you determine your menu options, determine seating options, coordinate with vendors, and manage the details of your event to ensure everything is perfect. After all the details are finalized, you will receive a detailed wedding / event plan for your review.
Can I tour the venue?
Absolutely! Just contact us at 716-372-2226 or fill out the 'Contact Us' form, and we will set up a date and time for a personal tour of the venue.
What is your payment & cancellation policy?
We require a non-refundable deposit to secure your date. This deposit will be applied to your final balance due. Final payment is required the day of the event.
What types of rentals or equipment do you provide?
We have a variety centerpieces, audio visual equipment (including flat screen TVs, microphones, projectors, etc.), for event rental. We also have remote controlled zoned audio and color choice LED lighting to personalize your event.
What are your parking options?
The Old Library offers on-site parking in our parking lot. Additional public parking is available in front of the restaurant and directly across the street at Lincoln Park.
Who oversees your event menus?
At The Old Library, we are fortunate to have a highly-experienced Executive Chef and Event Chef to execute and oversee our kitchen operations, to ensure that we provide only the finest, freshest cuisine for your event. As we have a full-service kitchen and chefs on-site, we do not allow guests to bring in their own food vendors.
What is your food & alcohol policy?
The Old Library is licensed with the New York State Liquor Authority. As such, we are required to comply with all rules and regulations of this agency. Guests may not bring their own alcohol.
Do you have an entrance for those with a physical disability?
Yes. Our venue has a side entrance with a ramp that leads directly to an elevator to access all levels of our building.
Are there any limitations on wedding / event decorations?
Yes. Nothing can be stapled, nailed, taped, or tacked onto walls, and nothing can be hung from chandeliers or the ceiling. No confetti or glitter is permitted. A service & maintenance charge will be applied for breech of this rule.
Can the venue accommodate a band?
How many people can be seated in the ballroom?
The Old Library's Ballroom can accommodate up to 230 (seated) guests. If you are planning a cocktail/station style event, we are able to accommodate up to 270 guests.
What type of chairs do you have?
We have beautiful gold Chiavari chairs in our ballroom.
What color of linens do you supply?
We have white linens, although, you may opt for many other colors for an additional charge.
What is the 19% service fee?
Along with a standard 8% sales tax, a 19% service fee is a standard charge for our venue and services. This is not a gratuity. Our service staff is compensated accordingly. Additional gratuity is not required, but appreciated.
Are there any other details I need to understand?
Yes. We have included our 'Terms of Agreement' on our website. Please review these details to avoid any surprises before your event.
116 & 120 South Union Street | Olean | New York | 14760 | 716-372-2226