Member Since: 3/12/2013
My husband and I had our ceremony (outdoors) and reception at the View on the Hudson. We worked closely with Howard Vaz whose careful attention to detail ensured that we had a beautiful and truly memorable wedding. Howard knew that we wanted an outdoor wedding overlooking the Hudson River, but there was rain in the forecast for that weekend. He and his staff monitored the weather reports and decided that we could pull it off. We had a beautiful outdoor ceremony and then headed indoors for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The rain came down an hour later while we were safely indoors! Howard accommodated our request for an outside caterer to provide some Nigerian dishes during the cocktail hour and his quick-thinking saved the day when the caterer showed up an hour-and-a-half late (well past the cocktail hour). He served the Nigerian food to each table as an additional food option during the luncheon and most guests thought that this was our original intention! Howard has a no-nonsense approach to wedding planning that might take some getting used to but the results more than speak for themselves. I would use him again in a heartbeat. We were so happy with the outcome that we visited him a week after our wedding just to say "thank you!" I would highly recommend the View on the Hudson to any couple thinking of getting married in the greater New York area.
Member Since: 6/29/2012
The View On The Hudson hosted one heck of a party! Ralph did an amazing job coordinating efforts with all of our vendors, catered to our every need and ensured that all of our guests had a great time. Throughout the planning process, Ralph answered all our questions, accommodated every one of our requests and followed through with everything he promised. Thanks for everything!
Member Since: 8/8/2012
We got married at The View on the Hudson on July 12, 2013 and everything was simply perfect! We worked with Howard, who did an amazing job planning and organizing our wedding. His impeccable attention to detail, genuine concern for our happiness, and dedicated are unmatched. He went above and beyond expectations.
The food was absolutely delicious, and everyone raved about it! The ballroom was beautifully decorated and the servers were all extremely attentive to our guests. With all of the stresses that go along with planning a wedding, we never once had to worry about the venue, reception, or the food, as we knew it would all be fabulous!
We highly recommend this venue!! You won't be disappointed.
Member Since: 6/17/2011
We just had our wedding early June and it was amazing! Ralph took great care of us, the hall looked spectacular with the led lights they had and the food was phenomenal! So many guests were raving about the food and how attentive the servers were. I recommend this place to everyone!
Member Since: 8/14/2007
We had our wedding at the View in January 2012 (last January). Beautiful setting with huge windows looking up (not across) the Hudson, which was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony since we couldn't have it outside in the winter. The cocktail hour was in the room next door, again looking up the Hudson. Then when the ceremony chairs etc were broken down, the reception was in the large room where the ceremony had been.
Harold was fantastic. He's a little set in his ways, but there's good reason - he knows what works. If you don't have an event planner/coordinator, he is perfect for you (he was perfect for us). He timed everything, told us when to go where, and everything went so smoothly. Although they didn't turn on the heat until about an hour or two before the guests were to arrive, so the family members etc who showed up for pre-wedding pictures were cold. Again, that's a winter problem, because it's a big place to heat up.
The price was great - it was within an hour of Manhattan and so much less expensive even at that time of year. And more beautiful. Also as someone else mentioned, it's one event at a time so the place is all yours, which is very nice. And the bathrooms were nice, which you might take for granted, but don't!
One of the guests is in a band that does a lot of weddings, he said that the steak was the best wedding steak he had ever had - I assume that includes much more expensive venues although I don't know. The bartender didn't know how to make our favorite drink (but many NYC bartenders don't know it either) so stick to the standard drinks. But it's an open bar package for 5 hours, so that was fantastic anyway.
There is a nice Hilton nearby (about a 30 minute drive) where we stayed and many of our guests, and had the rehearsal dinner.
The cake included in the package was delicious - you go to the bakery for a tasting to try different fillings/flavors. The bakery is famous for doing the Yankees cakes and what not. They somehow got the bows a little off center from each other, which is weird, but the icing was beautifully piped, and it really was a delicious cake so I was very happy with it. It received rave reviews from many guests.
We received so many unsolicited compliments (in the context of totally different conversation topics) months later about the venue and the food. It's such a beautiful setting.
Member Since: 7/25/2011
We had been to previous weddings at The View and knew it would be perfect for us. We worked with Ralph who was thorough and professional throughout the entire process. The night of our wedding everything went so smoothly. The room looked absolutely perfect. We knew what to expect and how our wedding would flow. I had no worries! The food was amazing and my husband and I danced the night away care free. Not to mention the amazing pictures we were able to capture outside! We could not have asked for more. The even was perfect and this venue is very reasonably priced. Our only regret is that we can't do it all again!
Member Since: 9/8/2007
When we first walked into the View on the Hudson my then soon to be husband and I fell in love with it. The view, the high ceilings, and the chandeliers were all beautiful. We dealt primarily with Howard during our planning process and he was incredibly helpful. He answered all of our questions and got back to us very quickly. On the day of he was also the maitre d and he was very professional. We didn't have to worry about a thing, he was on top of it all. The food was delicious and everybody raved about it.
Member Since: 7/13/2011
My wedding day had unfortunate weather however Howard took good care of us. From the minute we arrived early until the very end. All our guests have said how wonderful everything was. Fabolous food and view as well as an excellent wait staff. Howard was a little uneasy about our friends because they are heavy drinkers but in the end it all worked out.
Member Since: 2/27/2011
Had my wedding here this past weekend.
It was an amazing experience in large part due to View on the Hudson and it's staff.
Food was amazing
Drink flowed freely
The staff from Howard to their waitstaff was diligent, helpful, polite, and went to the extreme in wanting to make it a wonderful experience for my guests.
The setting is amazing
The price was right
They catered to us from the deposit to the end of the evening.
Howard was nothing if not consistently helpful.
One wedding at a time.
Howard invited all my early arriving guests inside the space, handed out champagne and didn't rush us out the door at the end of the night.
The space is slightly dated but totally typical of any catering venue that isn't specifically billing itself as off beat or multiple use venue.
Howard seemed a bit uncertain with the boisterous drinkers in our group, but he took it very much in stride and made sure to take extra care that they were well fed.
All in all the price was right, the service was top notch, the food was excellent and an amazing time was had by all.
Member Since: 6/7/2009
The food was incredible and the place was beautiful. We had a cocktail hour followed by the sit down reception. Everyone told that they loved the food and how beautifully it was displayed. We were supposed to have the ceremony outside, but it rained. They were able to set us up inside and it was perfect. The staff took care of everything and made sure the wedding went smoothly. I couldn't have been happier!
Member Since: 7/6/2011
Howard Vaz worked within our budget and put on a sensational wedding that everyone raved about. He made us feel comfortable from the start and took care of everything from start to finish!
Member Since: 6/11/2010
Words cannot describe the phenomenal job Howard and his staff did this weekend for my son and daughter-in-law's wedding. From start to finish not a stone was left unturned. The venue was magnificent, the food and service was fantastic and as my daughter-in-law describes it, it was a 'dream' wedding. If you have the opportunity to have your wedding here, don't pass it up. It is the chance of a lifetime. The View on the Hudson far surpassed our greatest expectations for this day!!!! Thank you Howard, you are a true professional.
Member Since: 9/19/2010
The place is gorgeous. The service is spectacular. I didn't give it a 5 star rating because the furnishing, decor is a bit outdated
Member Since: 4/26/2010
The View is a gorgeous location for a wedding in any season, and was particularly spectacular on my sunny wedding day. The staff, especially Ralph and Patty, were a pleasure to work with and made my day very special with very little stress. They took care of all the details for me, and everyone left happy:)
Member Since: 7/8/2009
I don't know if I can accurately describe how wonderful my experience with the View was. Ralph, the manager, was exceptionally kind, flexible, helpful and just an all around pleasure to work with. He took excellent care of us during the planning stage and during the actual wedding, making sure we had everything we needed, and even tried to shoo people away from us so we could get a chance to eat on our big day, haha!!!
The facility, both inside and out, is lovely and absolutely elegant. Picking The View was the easiest decision that I made throughout the entire wedding process.
Set against the dramatic vista of the Hudson River and the far palisades, The View on the Hudson offers unparalleled hospitality and service for your wedding. We book for one function at a time, so we guarantee you the personal and individual attention you deserve!
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: Yes
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: Yes
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Unusual/Alternative