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Weddings & Private Events

An Unrivaled Setting

Wave Hill's acclaimed gardens and spectacular views of the Hudson River provide the perfect setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners and other special celebrations.

Weddings & Private Events

Ceremonies take place on either the Great Lawn at the Pergola or on the Lower Lawn overlooking the Hudson River.

Cocktails can be on either lawn, or on our tented Kate French Terrace.

Wave Hill’s exclusive caterer Great Performances will collaborate with you to create the best possible experience for your guests. A Manhattan-based firm with 40 years in the catering business, Great Performances works with clients to create one-of-a-kind events.

For more detailed insight into Great Performances’ creative and exclusive culinary offerings for all weddings and private events at Wave Hill, please open the link below.

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Weddings at Wave Hill

Dinners are held in Armor Hall with capacity capped at 130 guests, leaving room for a small band and dance area. Use of the dance floor in the adjacent Mark Twain Room increases capacity to 175 guests. Al fresco dining options are also available.

Weddings at Wave Hill take place evenings only with guests arriving after the gardens have closed to the public. Only one private evening event is booked per date to ensure privacy.

Renting Wave Hill for a private weekend event requires a Wave Hill Membership at the Sustainer Partner Level of $10,000. The tax deductible portion is $9,748, and provides the event host with one year of Member benefits at this special level. In addition to Membership, the rental fee for a private evening event on the weekend is $6,000. Guest arrival begins at 6pm with departure at midnight.

A guest count of 180 or more requires that a tent be installed on our Lower Lawn; with that, the Membership fee increases to $25,000. The rental fee remains $6,000. Greenwich Tent, our exclusive tent vendor, can install a basic tent with permits; the cost starts at $25,000. Only two tents are allowed per year and must be booked at contract signing.

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.

Ceremony-only options are available Monday through Friday for up to 125 guests, from 6pm until 7:30pm. The membership fee 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