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March 27, 2019

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The Wilder Room and Brighton Restaurant Avvino Team Up with Catering Partnership
ROCHESTER, NY –– March 27, 2019 ––Jenna Manetta-Knauf, owner of Bella Events Group, announced the official collaboration between her growing downtown Rochester event venue, The Wilder Room , and popular Brighton, NY restaurant, Avvino . Avvino is now the restaurant-in-residence at the Wilder Room and will be the exclusive caterer for all events taking place in the space.

After a recent complete kitchen renovation, the Wilder Room is now set up to cater events for up to 175 guests. Curated dinners and music series events will be announced in the future. Full bar service is operated by the Wilder Room.

The two women-owned businesses will celebrate the partnership with a premiere event, a Mother's Day Brunch Buffet on May 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for reserved seating are now on sale for $60 for adults, and $20 for juniors. Tickets for children under age 3 are free. Gratuity is included. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (585) 270-5229. Space is limited. See the menu at avvinorochester.com/offsite-events .

The Wilder Room is operated by Rochester-based, Bella Events Group , a full-service event planning and design company. It is also an official CGI Rochester International Club Pass venue for the 18th edition from June 21 through June 29, 2019.
"I'm thrilled to welcome Avvino to our space because of their execution of the finest food in Rochester. We share the same affinity for high-level customer service and are passionately devoted to personal attention to detail." said Manetta-Kanuf. "Being in the heart of downtown Rochester and situated in a historic building with built-in character, makes us a very unique event venue. Thanks to Avvino's kitchen-takeover, the Wilder Room can now offer a culinary experience truly unique to the Rochester area."

"We're very excited to partner with Jenna and the Wilder Room. Brighton is an amazing community but we've always also wanted to do something in downtown Rochster." said Janine Wasley Caschette, owner of Avvino. "By collaborating with Jenna and her team of hard-working and talented individuals, whom I admire professionally and personally, we are determined to do great things for our area's special events and to elevate Rochester's dining scene."

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About The Wilder Room
The Wilder Room is located in the heart of Rochester's East End Cultural and Entertainment district at 120 East Avenue. The venue hosts weddings, special occasions, meetings, conferences, community events and more. A Rochester mainstay for private events, the historic building's 2,660 square foot ballroom was significantly renovated in 2018. The building was once the home of former Rochester Mayor, Abel Carter Wilder and was known as The Rochester Club from 1860 to 2017.

About Bella Events Group
Bella Events Group is an event planning and design company based in Rochester, NY, and the operator of the Wilder Room and St. Joseph's Park . Bella is owned by Jenna Manetta-Knauf, who has over 20 years of experience in event management. She is the co-founder of Roc Holiday Village , the event director of  Savor! Rochester and  Trillium Health  White Party, the logistics director for the  CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival , and producer of  Roc Women's Fest .

About Avvino
AVVINO is a neighborhood restaurant in the town of Brighton, NY serving contemporary American and worldly cuisine since 2013. Husband and wife team, Tim and Janine Caschette, love to travel and share their inspirations through unique food and beverages offerings while highlighting ties with local farmers and purveyors. AVVINO hosts an intimate dining room, full bar, private dining room, outdoor patio seating and catering services for up to 200 guests.