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Celebrate At Snug Harbor is a romantic wedding venue in Staten Island, New York. Here, breathtaking botanical gardens meet stunning architecture for an unforgettable place to commemorate your milestone. Tucked away from the energy of New York City, this space is ideal for couples wanting a unique and whimsical ceremony and reception spot. With its convenient location on Staten Island, it is just a quick ferry ride across the water to lower Manhattan. Brooklyn and Queens, meanwhile are a short car ride away. Couples and their guests have plenty of nearby hotels to choose from for overnight accommodations.

Facilities and Capacity

Celebrate at Snug Harbor sits on 83 acres of carefully landscaped gardens. Couples can exchange vows in one of their many botanical gardens, such as the Rose Garden and Tuscan Garden, or the Newhouse Museum. Any of these settings will provide a serene and beautiful atmosphere to kick off your big day. The White Garden or Chinese Scholar Garden can be used alongside the tented pavilion to create a comfortable outdoor experience. It can comfortably accommodate up to 250 guests from April to October. Guests will then get to enjoy cocktail hour under the stars or inside their beautiful hall. The Great Hall features 40-foot ceilings, providing an open-spaced environment for guests to dine, dance, and make unforgettable memories. With tall windows, intricate woodwork, and grand fireplaces, the elegant and charming ambiance of this setting will have your guests in awe. This event space can accommodate up to 350 guests comfortably.

Services Offered

When booking Celebrate At Snug Harbor for your special occasion, you will get to work closely with their event designers. They want your event to truly be unique to you, and reflect your personal tastes. From start to finish, it is their mission to make sure your vision comes to life so your expectations are not only met, but exceeded. This includes assistance with setting up, and cleaning up, your chosen event space. Guests will enjoy the convenience of valet parking, adding an extra touch of sophistication to celebrations here. A range of full-service packages is offered to further simplify the planning process.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December
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Celebrate at Snug Harbor is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for its beautiful venue, attentive staff, and delicious food. The team at Snug Harbor, including Josephine and Jessica, were praised for their professionalism and helpfulness throughout the planning process and on the day of the wedding. The venue itself, with its variety of gardens and unique spaces, was described as breathtaking and perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Guests raved about the quality and presentation of the food, making Snug Harbor a top choice for a memorable wedding experience.

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Celebrate at Snug Harbor is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for its beautiful venue, attentive staff, and delicious food. The team at Snug Harbor, including Josephine and Jessica, were praised for their professionalism and helpfulness throughout the planning process and on the day of the wedding. The venue itself, with its variety of gardens and unique spaces, was described as breathtaking and perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. Guests raved about the quality and presentation of the food, making Snug Harbor a top choice for a memorable wedding experience.

Victoria
Victoria H. Sent on 07/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue for your special day!

We had visited and spoken with several other venues prior to Snug Harbor, but from the moment we toured the grounds and met with the Celebrate team, we knew we had found our venue.

Our very first phone call and subsequent tour with Josephine were easygoing yet professional, and she took the time to get to know us and answer all of our many questions. We never felt pressured or rushed, and it was a breath of fresh air when compared to some of the more sterile or generic conversations we experienced. This would be true for all of our correspondence with the Celebrate team, and we always felt like we were in good hands. On the day of our wedding, they were there to hype us up, calm our nerves, and remind us to eat, reassuring us that there was nothing to worry about.

Our guests also raved about the food. Food was an extremely important factor for us when choosing our venue, and Relish Catering exceeded our expectations. The quality of food was incredible, and there was such a great variety of options to choose from when deciding our menu.

Finally, regarding the space itself — it is simply beautiful. The grounds at Snug Harbor are unique and truly special. As a Chinese American couple, we were especially drawn to the Chinese Scholar Garden, and Snug Harbor was the perfect venue for us to honor both our cultures. We had an outdoor wedding, starting with our ceremony in the breathtaking Tuscan Garden, followed by cocktail hour at the Chinese Scholar Garden. Our reception took place in the Tented Pavilion, and there was ample space for our 145 guests to dance, socialize, or play lawn games. Although we were very fortunate to have great weather on the day of our wedding (June 10, 2023), it was also important for us to have a fallback option available for inclement weather, and we were relieved that we would be allowed to utilize their indoor spaces - also very beautiful - if needed.

Overall, we would definitely recommend Celebrate at Snug Harbor. We had an extraordinary wedding day, and it would not have been possible without the Celebrate team. Special shoutout to Jessica and Josephine, who were with us every step of the way!
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Kerri B. Sent on 12/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great day!

We loved our wedding at Snug Harbor. Josephine & Jessica were thorough and very professional taking away a lot of the stress and anxiety that comes with a wedding day. We had two in person meetings, one in the beginning and one shortly before the wedding, and constant email contact. They made sure to have every single detail that was needed for the big day. We ran into 0 problems the day of the wedding (not that we know of at least, which is even nicer) thanks to them. Our bridal attendant the day of, Alva, was an angel. She helped me cheer up about the rain “ruining” the day. She was incredibly helpful when we were getting our pictures done making sure to have umbrellas for us and helping me hold my dress to make sure it didn’t get wet or dirty. The day went smoothly with little worry on our end thanks to the team at Snug Harbor. I would talk more on the grounds but I feel like that beauty speaks for itself.
Candace
Candace C. Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue for Bride on a Budget

My husband and I were in search of a venue that had the following:
-didn’t require a headcount over 100
-under $225 per person
-cocktail hour and open bar
-on Staten Island
-an indoor/outdoor feel
-allowed to bring our own vendors
-not a fancy fancy big hall

The tented pavilion fit our needs perfectly! We were able to do a Sunday wedding on a holiday weekend with 75 people. The space was and indoor outdoor feel, with the availability to bring our own vendors and customize the event as much as possible.

PROS:
Super affordable - We were do our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all inside the tent for 75 people and the total cost was around $15,000.
UNBELIEVABLE food & drinks - we were able to customize our menu options and the food was out of this world. Super plentiful, and we incredible presentation! Our guests couldnt stop raving about it.
AMAZING staff- Jessica and Josephine are incredible coordinators who guided me through every single step in the process. So responsive and helpful. The wait staff was spot on with super fast and attentive service. Our guests were soo happy!!
Lots of perks are included - wedding cake from Palermos bakery (best cake we ever had!! Our guests loved it!), signature drink, valet parking, free vendor meals if using their reccomendations, getting ready suites, day of coordinator, bridal attendant, company is willing to help with simple signage, menus etc.

CONS-
The venue need some updates - even after verifying prior, the concrete floor of the tent was not power washed. My wedding dress was black with dirt by the time I walked down the aisle to the alter. The floor was so dirty, I had to throw out my white wedding shoes after (they were also black with dirt) Also, the benches were not cleaned prior, which was disappointing.
No valet - Valet is supposedly included, however they were no where to be found the day of my wedding. My guest knew where to park, but there was no valet or personnel to guide them where to go. There were no signage as promised to tell people where our event was, everyone got lost.
Leaking bathroom- the bathrooms are like campsite bathrooms, very dated but we were okay with them. The weekend of our wedding poured and the room by the bathroom was completely FLOODED, water leaking from the ceiling and flooding the floors. It was unusable, and looked terrible considering it was part of the venue space, and we couldn’t put any decor in there. It was a blank empty wet room the entire night.
Staff attire- Although the staff was incredible, their attire lacked professionalism. Key staff persons that were consistently in my photos or on the floor infront of our guests were in sneakers, one in a bright yellow sweatsuit, wearing a tshirt. This wasn’t a dealbreaker to me, but something that may discourage other brides on their formal wedding day.
Set up - I was a DIY bride but keep in mind that this venue does not help set up any decor. You will need to have vendors come and set up, and if anything is brought beforehand you need to trek your items to the tent.

Our wedding was the BEST DAY EVER!!!! Regardless of the rainy weather and the cons mentioned above, we simply had the most perfect day ever! Thank you to Celebrate staff for making it so special.




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