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Wave Hill

Why we
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From the outdoor ceremony space overlooking the Hudson River, to the elegant ballroom, Wave Hill has it all. With wild and elegant gardens that inspired Teddy Roosevelt’s lifelong passion for nature, Wave Hill is an estate that played host to residents like Mark Twain and Arturo Toscanini. Boasting spectacular views of the Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades, this hidden gem offers the most romantic and magical setting in New York City for your unforgettable event.

Wave Hill

Often called one of the greatest living works of art, Wave Hill’s 28-acre property is renowned for its award-winning botanical gardens, breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the Palisades, and its historic mansions, at one time the home of Theodore Roosevelt, Arturo Toscanini and Mark Twain.

Wave Hill was established as a non-profit garden and cultural center in 1965. It is dedicated to celebrating the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, preserving its magnificent views, and exploring human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts.

Wave Hill is one of 33 New York City-owned cultural institutions.

Reservations for private events are available during any season of the year.

The gardens and buildings at Wave Hill lend themselves to all types of catered events. From weddings to private parties, conferences to corporate retreats, product launches, and photo or film shoots, Wave Hill lends itself to all kinds of occasions.

Weddings At Wave Hill

Arguably the most romantic setting for a wedding in New York City, Wave Hill’s intimate gardens and magnificent views provide memories that will last a lifetime.

Exchange wedding vows under the lushly planted Pergola at twilight, celebrate your first dance in Wave Hill House’s historic Armor Hall, and have your wedding photos taken in a quiet corner of the gardens.

Imagine toasting your union while enjoying an uninterrupted view of the Hudson River and the Palisades.

Weddings at Wave Hill take place once the gardens have closed to the general public. Only one evening wedding per date is booked in order to ensure your privacy and exclusivity.

For weddings contact Amanda DiUglio at celebreatefood@greatperformances.com or complete the form.

For more information, visit Wave Hill

Conferences & Corporate Retreats At Wave Hill

Conveniently located 30 minutes from Midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill’s renowned gardens and spectacular views of the Hudson River provide the perfect setting for team-building retreats, off-site conferences, meetings, and corporate events. Wave Hill House, our historic Hudson River mansion, fully engages your attendees’ senses by “bringing the outside in.”

Our mansion can accommodate 10 to 200 guests and is ADA-accessible, with state-of-the-art lighting, flexible conference furniture systems, and high-speed WIFI for your attendees.

Multiple spaces with varying capacities are available indoors and out at one of the city’s most serene and beautiful locations. Complete your experience and relax with your guests after-hours for dinner or cocktails to maximize your Wave Hill experience.

Rentals at Wave Hill require Membership, and fees for events go to supporting Wave Hill’s gardens and programs.

For more information about conferences and retreats, contact: Amanda DiUglio at celebratefood@greatperformances.com or complete the form.

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4900 Independence Ave, Bronx, NY 10471

To get started planning your event, contact:

Contact: 212.727.2424

Email: celebratefood@greatperformances.com


Fabulous celebrations!

Thanks for a fabulous event! It went great and I appreciate [the Great Performances] staff.
– Vera D.

You’re a star! I was so pleased with everything. The food was fabulous. You kept sending it out. You had the perfect amount of staff. Can’t thank you enough and I look forward – very much – to working with you in the future!

– Victoria W.

The evening was everything we could hope for and more. I loved every minute working with and we will be reaching out when future events pop up.

– Yvonne G.

Frequently Asked

If you are planning an event and are looking for a truly unique space, you may want to consider hosting it at Wave Hill in New York. As the exclusive caterer for Wave Hill, we can help you get started.

  • What Types Of Events Can I Host At Wave Hill?

    Wave Hill is a great venue with incredible events spaces. While its beauty lends itself perfectly for weddings, it is also ideal for rehearsal dinners, landmark celebrations, conferences, lectures, and much more.
  • When Can I Host A Wedding At Wave Hill?

    Private events like weddings are limited to one event for the date. To ensure privacy, weddings are only held after the gardens have been closed to the public in the evenings.
  • Can I Host The Ceremony Only At Wave Hill?

    Ceremony-only weddings are available from Monday through Friday for an occupancy of 125 guests, from 6pm until 7:30pm.
  • Who does catering for Wave Hill?

    The exclusive caterer for Wave Hill is Great Performances. We can help you with all the planning for your special catered event.
  • Are We Allowed To Bring In An Outside Caterer?

    Great Performances is the exclusive caterer for Wave Hill, outside caterer is not allowed.
  • How Do I Contact Wave Hill To Run An Event?

    For bookings and/or inquiries for Wave Hill, you can call Great Performances at 212.727.2424 or email us at celebratefood@greatperformances.com.
  • How Much Does It Cost To Run A Catered Event At Wave Hill?

    Catering costs vary depending on the requirements for your event including the number of people, the type of event (breakfast buffet, cocktail reception, seated dinner, etc.), the style of service and waitstaff needs, and the food that is being served. Our team of expert event planners can help you design the perfect menu for your catered event.
  • What Events Has Great Performances Run At Wave Hill?

    Great Performances works with Wave Hill on all kinds of events including weddings, corporate events, lectures, and more.

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