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Established in 1917, but left for ruin since the early 2000’s, the former Buffalo Color plant is now Buffalo’s premier event center.

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Your next special event should be just that–special. Come see how our attentive
staff, breathtaking venue and exquisite food will set your event apart from the rest.

Give your guests an experience to remember at The Powerhouse by Rich Entertainment Group. This beautiful 22,000 sq. ft. space is the premier event destination in Western New York. Located in Buffalo, it is ideal for any occasion including weddings, corporate gatherings, galas, holiday parties and graduations. Choose from modern event planning options with the latest technology, design and décor.

The space’s outdoor patios and intricate masonry make for the perfect setting. And with catering by Rich’s Catering and Special Events, your guests will enjoy a menu sure to delight any crowd. Our team is excited to work with you on all the details that make an event truly memorable.

Events at The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse at Buffalo Color Park is a flexible canvas of 22,000
square feet of event space. Curating the best in local events and experiences.

Rich’s Catering and Special Events is dedicated to providing an exceptional experience, no matter what you’re celebrating at The Powerhouse. Our dedicated team has years of experience creating and curating exceptional events for couples, families and friends. We’re thrilled to offer you the unforgettable combination of exquisite food at a dazzling location. Your experience at The Powerhouse by Rich Entertainment Group will be unlike any other Buffalo has to offer.

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About The Powerhouse

Established in 1917, but left for ruin since the early 2000’s,
the former Buffalo Color plant is now Buffalo’s premier event center.

An iconic revitalization fueling a new era of growth in Buffalo. Constructed in 1917, The Schoellkopf Powerhouse was originally the home of Aniline Chemical Company, a manufacturer for dyes and different colorants for the textile industry. Providing resilient, brilliant color formulations to industry, Schoellkopf became the World Leader of dye and color products. In the early 1930’s, Schoellkopf merged with the Aniline Chemical Company from New Jersey to form Allied Chemical Corporation.

In 1976, Allied Chemical sold the facility to Buffalo Color Corporation. After roughly 25 years of operations, Buffalo Color closed, and the 45-acre production facility sat fallow for almost a decade. In 2008, OSC Holdings, Inc, through South Buffalo Development, LLC, partnered with Honeywell to fully remediate and develop a new vision for the property. Today, the vacant facility has emerged from the last century into a fully developed sports, entertainment, and commercial complex as Buffalo Color Park!

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The Powerhouse by The Rich Entertainment Group is a unique historical 22,000 sq. ft. event space nestled in the heart of industrial Buffalo. Our commitment to delivering a Rich Experience at every event begins with three things: food, venue and people. Our passion for divine cuisine, stunning venues and experienced staff who treat you and your guests like family, have earned us the distinction of being the area’s preferred caterer.

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