A historic and elegant venue nestled
in the Genesse Valley
The Hillcrest Estate is an elegant 120 acre property in Western New York. Built in 1899, "the mansion in the woods" was designed by J. Foster Warner of the Rochester Warner Architect Dynasty. His firm designed The George Eastman House, Sibley Building, Granite Tower and many other historic landmarks in Rochester. The Hillcrest Estate has had the privilege to host a variety of events and entertained numerous guests, including Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and Ethel Barrymore.
For the past 35 years, the Wilcox family has owned the estate and hosted gatherings for local friends and family. In 2018, Kate Wilcox Rodwell and Matthew Rodwell opened up the property to the public and began an extensive renovation project to preserve, protect and restore the estate's historic charm and unique character. There are multiple renovation projects underway which include the remodeling of four bedrooms above the ballroom that will be made available to individuals renting out the estate for events.