Ceremonies take place at the Pergola on the Great Lawn or directly below on our expansive Lower Lawn. Cocktail hour can be hosted on either the Great Lawn, Lower Lawn, or the Kate French Terrace at historic Wave Hill House. The terrace attached to Wave Hill House is two-thirds covered with a three-season semi-permanent tent.
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Weddings at Wave Hill
Seated dinners are held in Armor Hall with capacity capped at 130 guests if plans include a small band and dance floor in the Hall. If you choose to locate the dance floor in the adjacent Mark Twain Room, the capacity increases to 180 seated guests. Dinner al fresco is also an option on the Lower Lawn or the Kate French Terrace, weather permitting.
Weddings at Wave Hill take place only in the evenings with ceremonies beginning at 6pm or later, after the gardens have closed to the public at 5:30pm. Only one evening event is booked per date to ensure your event’s exclusivity.
Reserving Wave Hill for your wedding requires a Partner Contribution at the $10,000 level. The tax-deductible portion is $9,748, and provides the wedding host with one year of Sustainer Partner Member benefits. In addition to the Membership fee, the rental fee for a weekend date is $6,000. All celebrations end at midnight due to the residential nature of our neighborhood. October ceremony time may be adjusted to accommodate early sunsets.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony would take place on the Kate French Terrace. The Terrace can hold up to 135 seated guests, and a larger guest count requires installing a tent extender through our exclusive tent provider, Greenwich Tent.
A guest count of 180 or more requires that a tent be installed on our Lower Lawn; with tent, the Membership fee increases to $25,000. The rental fee increases to $10,000. Greenwich Tent, our exclusive tent vendor, can install a basic tent, and with permits, the cost starts at around $30,000.
Wave Hill as a public garden first and foremost only allows 2 tented events per year, which must be secured at the time of initial contract.
Winter weddings scheduled from January 2 through March 31 are available for an off-season rate of a $7,500 Membership fee and $3,500 site fee. The guest count is capped at 125.
Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer for over 30 years, Great Performances is dedicated to collaborating with you to create a personalized, quality experience for your guests. Passionate about culinary presentation, menus are customized to enrich the occasion. Pricing begins at $350 per person (based on a 150-person guest count), and includes menu, bar service, and staffing.
Great Performances will then work as liaison between the client and Party Rental Ltd., to secure all rentals, with pricing beginning at $100 per person. Kosher Catering options are also available at an additional fee to Great Performances, who provide beverage service and event staffing. Please click below to view a sample menu.
Onsite parking is available, and events with a car count of more than 20 vehicles require valet service A minimum of month long event planner services are required for all weddings, and a vendor list is available upon request.
Ceremony-only options are welcome Monday through Friday for up to 125 guests, from 6pm until 7:30pm. The membership fee for this special ceremony is $2,500, and the site fee is $2,000.
To schedule a walk-through or to check available dates, please contact Private Events at firstname.lastname@example.org.