Average Base Cost: $31,000
Average base cost for a Hudson Terrace wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a 5-hour event rental of the property on a Saturday night featuring top-shelf bar options and a seated meal. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decor, and flowers are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
How it breaks down:
The Hudson Terrace, on average, charges $195/pp as an all-inclusive price. This includes an open premium bar, 6 passed hors d’oeuvres, and a three course meal (with a “silent” veggie option, meaning if a guest is vegetarian they can tell their waiter they want it, but it’s not technically offered on the menu). Their caterer is Convivium Catering in New York City. Click here to see their sample menu options.
Party On! Unless you’re doing a brunch option, evening weddings must start at 5 p.m. and end by 10 p.m., with no exceptions. In fact, the Hudson Terrace is a nightclub on the weekends, and opens at 10 p.m. for business. If you want to extend your event another hour, you’re looking at a premium “rental” of the entire club, which is more than $7,500 for just the extra hour!
Space Type: Inside and Outside.
Size: There are three areas for your party: Ceremonies are typically held on the Rooftop Garden Terrace, the cocktail hour/hors d’oeuvres are served downstairs in the Garden Terrace, and dinner is in the adjoining Salon area (which is their nightclub/lounge). For a seated dinner, your maximum guest count is 120-130 with a dance floor. For stations/buffet food service, the space can accommodate up to 400 guests.
Food Service Type: Buffet or Seated depending on size
How Will Grandma Get There? This venue is located in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen area on 47th and 12th avenue. There are a few hotels in the vicinity, but it’s not a “hopping” area. Don’t limit your hotel options to just the surrounding area, since everything in NYC is an easy cab ride away for guests.
Overlooking the Hudson River, this venue has great views and a modern vibe. There are two DJ booths and a stage that can accommodate a live band. TODAY show viewers voted to have last year’s TODAY Wedding reception there, which was a brunch planned by celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie. You can read about it here.
Woman Getting Married Says:
I’m not terribly impressed with this venue. Aside from the amazing views, there are much more unique and interesting places to get married in NYC. To start, the planner I spoke to there was fine, but the entire conversation felt rushed, as if she had better things to get to. Granted, I am sure they are busy, but when you are forced to hear all their wedding prices/packages over the phone in a 2-minute window rather than having the various options e-mailed to you, it’s not the most organized experience. One MAJOR downside to this venue is that you have to be out at 10 p.m. sharp, or else your Grandma will be forced to deal with gel-haired Jersey Shore look-alikes trying to get into the nightclub. I mean, if the club opens at 10 p.m., that means you have to leave IMMEDIATELY. That would suck. If you’re interested in a brunch/daytime wedding, this venue makes much more sense.