26 total reviews
The food was excellent. The service was impeccable. The availability of an open air cocktail hour/reception was fantastic! Everything was planned perfectly, to the last detail, and our event manager made sure everything ran smoothly.
I recently had my wedding at Pier 60 and it was amazing. Very pricey but worth it for the fabulous food, service and venue.
on the water with sun setting in the background
Words cannot express how amazing our experience was at The Lighthouse for our wedding reception. We continue to hear friends and family rave about the event - everything from the food (outstanding, blows any wedding food out of the water), the service (impeccable), to the ambiance (classic, stunning, elegant, classic NY) and just how classy and smooth everything was. We had guests from NYC who were used to fancy affairs, as well as out of town guests, and the feedback was the same - they had the best time and were totally shocked by the experience. We owe so much of this to The Lighthouse, their staff, and Abigail Kirsch. Everything was flawless, even leading up to the event. We never stressed over anything because of the Lighthouse team, and were able to have an amazing time throughout our event. And the value we got with working with The Lighthouse was exceptional and unheard of compared to everything else we were quoted in NYC.
The only thing we are left wanting is friends of our to get married there so we can experience it all over again from the other end as a guest!
Abigail Kirsch food is absolutely outstanding and will completely impress your guests. The Lighthouse is stunning and allows for gorgeous photos. The service is impeccable and you will have no stress the day of your wedding because of the amazing on site coordinator you will have. Bob was the exact person you would want in charge of your most important day. The Lighthouse is worth every penny!
I didn't want to have a wedding planner but also didn't want to fuss over the day-of details. The Lighthouse solved both as they are by far the most delightful people to work with and boy to they have weddings down! I didn't have a care in the world on my wedding day, and neither did my guests. I've never been more impressed with a wedding venue from food, presentation, service, helpfulness, etc. You can't go wrong.
the Lighthouse was a phenomenal wedding venue, and the execution was excellent! Gorgeous views, delicious food, and their service and attention to detail is top notch. Richard Martin, our wedding coordinator (they give you one), was excellent. They also give a bridal day-of attendant to hold lip gloss, get you a drink etc. Richard planned out the timing of the entire reception so we didn't have to worry about when speeches or cake cutting were. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this venue!
We recently had our August 2013 wedding at Pier 60. We had a very large wedding of nearly 600 guests. Pier 60 and its staff were simply amazing. If you going to have a large party or wedding with a clean, modern feel, this is definitely a place to consider.
We worked with Greg while signing the contract and up until the two months before the wedding. He was responsive, professional, and eager to help.
In the last two months before the wedding, we worked with Bob as our dedicated event coordinator. Bob was professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and efficient. He was also always aware of our budget constraints. He also played an active role in coordinating details with our florist, including table cloths, floor plan setup, etc.
Given the size of the wedding, we were nervous about how hectic everything would get on the big day. On the day of the wedding, however, Bob made sure that my wife and I felt like guests at the wedding. I barely had to make a single decision. The transition from ceremony, to cocktail hour, and to dinner was seamless. Our guests all complimented us on how smoothly everything went.
For some time, my wife and I had some hesitation about choosing Pier 60. At first glance, the venue appears to be very plain and business-like. But after working with our florist, and without going outside our budget, we were able to turn the venue into something modern, classy, and wedding-like. Although pricey, I highly recommend using the pinspots on all the tables.
We were disappointed to find out that Abigail Kirsch does not offer food tastings. We chose our menu by looking at photos and with our event coordinator’s help. While this may dissuade some couples from this venue, we recommend that you trust the venue’s chef. The cocktail stations and hors' d'oeuvres were delicious. The main course (filet mignon and fish) was also very good. Even with 600 guests, the steak was served warm and cooked to perfection. Our guests have very high standards in food and we received numerous compliments on the food throughout the night. We were also told that the wine (basic package) was quite good.
you know how usually the food is kinda meh at weddings? cocktail hour can be good, dessert usually is too, but the main is... well, that's why you dance during dinner. Not with Abigail Kirsch. Their food is well and beyond the best restaurant you can imagine. Creative, clever, AND absolutely delicious. They bend over backwards to make it YOUR wedding, and trust me, you won't have to worry about a thing. Even if you don't get a tasting. Just trust them. So many of my guests told me this was the best food they'd ever had at an event, or just even the best food they've had, ever.
Amazing experience working with the folks at the Lighthouse! No complaints
I got married at Abigail Kirsch's The Lighthouse in August 2012 and couldn't have been happier with the venue. We hosted our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception there, all food (which was delicious and incredibly well received and reviewed by our guests) was hosted and coordinated in one place, and they provided a banquet manager to assist with planning logistics in the weeks leading up to the wedding. The venue is great, the scenery is beautiful, and it proved to be the perfect setting for our incredible wedding.
From the minute we stepped into the Lighthouse we knew it was what we wanted. It is beautiful!! Everything about our experience here was perfect. We worked with Paul who was awesome. He made sure everything was done exactly how we wanted it. The week before my wedding I didnt have to worry about anything because of him. The food was so good!! We are still hearing from guests that it was the best wedding theyve been to.
I had my wedding at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. It was amazing they were a pleasure to work with. My event manager Bob was always there to answer questions and the night of our wedding he always took care of us and made everything run smoothly.
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers was absolutely phenomenal. The space is gorgeous, with hardwood floors, high ceilings, exposed duct-work, floor to ceiling windows, and a beautiful view of the river and the statue of liberty. My sister walked in to the space at the rehearsal dinner and just burst into tears because she thought it was so perfect. I love that its not your traditional ugly carpets, fabric walls and weird sconces.
However - the absolute best part was THE FOOD. It was outstanding. We had many guests tell us that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. There is SO much to choose from, it is all incredibly unique and creatively, beautifully plated. We had mini ice cream cones come out with the cake that were butlered to our guests so they didn't even have to leave the dance floor to get one!
The staff at The Lighthouse were attentive and helpful throughout the entire planning process and the wedding itself. Our banquet manager, Bob, was incredible. Our day ran incredibly smoothly, and we didn't have to worry about anything! My dad joked that all he had to do was vaguely think about perhaps wanting anything at all, and Bob would pop up and ask what he needs!
Overall, highly recommended!!
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers was the perfect place for a wedding! Not your typical cheesy ballroom. Beautiful view, FABULOUS food, great staff...Just perfect! All my guests raved about the food!
I really throught the venue, location and food was exceptional for a NYC venue. The staff was great and attentive. It was huge plus that they have a waiter for ever table and food is served elegantly where all your guests are served at once. It was these little touches that really made me think this was a great venue. I knew from my very first meeting when we were just looking at the venue that this was going to be our wedding venue! I will give a tip - There sunday packages are really great for the couple who is looking to save a little bit of money
We were married at The Lighthouse on February 5, 2011 and cannot speak more highly of the venue as well as the individuals with whom we worked in planning our wedding. The venue is perfection; it is a stunning blank canvas that (with the help of amazing florist Kiriba at Atlas) we morphed into your own wonderland. Our guests were extremely complimentary of how beautiful and warm the space was during the dead of winter. Bob was our wedding coordinator and he was amazing. He was available at all times, had a calming demeanor and worked (seemingly without breaking a sweat) to make our wedding seamless. I was not surprised by anything the day of the wedding; he controlled everything such that I was able to just be the bride and enjoy. The day ran smoothly. Everyone marveled at how stunning The Lighthouse is, how amazing the food is and how gracious the staff is. I would do it again exactly the same way, with the same exact people. Thank you to The Lighthouse for everything; it truly is a special place.
I was married in the Lighthouse this past winter and everything was perfect! I was a bit nervous that a winter wedding wouldn't be as special -- but the views and the look and feel of the venue made my wedding feel modern, sophisticated and extremely special (hiring Kiriba at Atlas Floral certainly helped in that endeavor too!) My guests raved about the food -- and thanks to our amazing wedding coordinator, Bob, my husband and I actually got to eat at our own wedding. Bob made sure the day ran seamlessly -- there was nothing I needed to worry about the entire day except greeting my guests and having a good time myself! Bob was on top of everything -- when my mother wasn't at her table when dinner was served, Bob made sure she got another dinner so she could enjoy the food while it was hot! I would highly recommend the Lighthouse for any bride looking for a truly special wedding!
I cannot say enough great things about my wedding at the Lighthouse. Everything was done to perfection, from start to finish. As a bride, you dont want to have to worry about a thing on the day of your affair - and thanks to our catering manager Julie and wedding coordinator Rich, it all went so smoothly and they truly exceeded my expectations with everything they did. It was such a pleasure working with them and they went above and beyond to make it the most beautiful party. The food and service were impeccable and the place itself is just gorgeous. I have been to plenty of weddings at other venues where the service and coordination is so unorganized - I now see how lucky I was by choosing the Lighthouse for my venue! I highly recommend them!
We got married at the Lighthouse on August 5th, 2011 and everything was perfect! They are so professional and everything came out perfect. The venue is so pretty and the food is amazing. I cant say enough how much i loved it.
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Two unique waterfront venues with sweeping views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty located at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. Pier Sixty and The Lighthouse offer glass-enclosed year-round terraces and provide the perfect elegant and innovative setting for your ideal wedding. Accommodating celebrations from 100-1,000 guests.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Site Fee, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013