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Wedding: 3/3/2012
Member Since: 2/13/2008
A TREMENDOUS success!    posted 3/6/2012 (modified 9/4/2013)

Here is the e-mail I sent to the management of Waterside after my son's wedding reception:

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. My son's wedding reception on Saturday was a tremendous success!
Where do I begin?
Firstly, the food. Fine dining is a hobby of mine. And whether I'm dining locally or when I travel, I always make it a point to experience the best restaurants and chefs. While vacationing in Charleston over Christmas, I 'thought' I had tasted the best oysters ever at a wonderful little seaside restaurant. That was until I tasted those at my son's reception. The sauce was incredible! And it wasn't just the oysters. Every dish was top-notch from its quality, to its presentation, to its taste. My compliments to the chef!
Secondly, the venue. Your restaurant is beautiful. When my son and daughter-in-law first decided to have their reception at Waterside, I was concerned about the travel time (over an hour's drive from the church ceremony). Knowing what I know now, we would have travelled even further. We had several older guests in attendance whose mobility is hampered. As one of them told me on Sunday, "Even though I just sat in my seat, everywhere I looked gave me joy. The view of the room and dance floor, the view of the river and skyline, all was a 'feast for the eyes.'" I agree totally.
I was also initially concerned because due to some family circumstances, we needed to have an afternoon reception. I was afraid it might dampen the 'party mood' of our guests. Wrong! Great food and a great atmosphere certainly leads to a great time.
Lastly, the staff. I have three words to describe your staff: attentive, attentive, attentive. Actually, there are more: friendly, professional, courteous, well-trained .... I could go on and on. From the maitre d' to the bartender to everyone in between, you should be very proud! They certainly contributed to making my son and daughter-in-law's reception a truly wonderful 'first appearance' as husband and wife.
Since Saturday, I have been inundated with compliments from our guests. So, I end as I began. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


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Epitome of Elegance on the Hudson

The Waterside offers breathtaking views for private affairs on the second and third floors. These rooms offer a distinctive destination for weddings and other events, complete with our event planning staff at your disposal.


  • Price Range: $$$
  • Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
  • Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
  • On the Water: Yes
  • Tented Area: No
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Onsite Catering: Yes
  • Outside Caterers Allowed: No
  • Kosher Available: Yes
  • Liquor License: Yes
  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Valet Parking: Yes
  • Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
  • Liability Insurance: No
  • Site Fee: No
  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Restaurant

awards and affiliations

  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2013The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2012The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012

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