Sound River Studios is a new and spacious event space located in Long Island City, New York ideal for any indoor or outdoor wedding celebration. This venue boasts high ceilings and gives couples a blank slate to encourage flexibility and creativity. Sound River Studios’ gallery-style space gives couples the freedom to decorate and design their ideal setting for their big day. Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor facility, this location provides couples and their guests with stunning views of the New York City skyline. This modern wedding venue features a warehouse-style street entrance where arrangements can be made for couples to arrive by yacht or water taxi. On top of having a blank canvas as their space, the venue also allows couples to bring outside vendors to ensure absolute satisfaction, from catering to rentals.
Facilities and Capacity
Sound River Studios' spaces can comfortably accommodate 350 seated wedding guests and 500 standing guests. Bridal suites and groom’s rooms are also available for couples and their parties to prepare and relax before festivities. Their indoor space features large white walls, windows for natural lighting, and stunning Manhattan views for photo backdrops. Their space can easily accommodate bars, buffet tables, a DJ booth, and a dance floor. They also have a 645-square-foot kitchen that comes fully equipped with refrigerators, sinks, two work tables, and sufficient power for any electric appliances. The outdoor bar space can also be rented and can increase the capacity by 300 wedding guests.
This venue can easily host a couple’s ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, elopement, or rehearsal dinner. Their services include a recommendation to an experienced and proficient event planner, bar services, WiFi, and a list of outside vendors. An attentive agent will be available to couples throughout the whole planning process and can assist with everything from vendor suggestions to layout design. When it comes to bar servers, this venue can provide skilled bartenders. Their services include an open bar, outside alcohol, premium liquor, specialty beer, specialty wine, and a signature drink. Other services include:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Francesca · Married on 10/14/2017
We were so lucky to have our wedding celebration at this gorgeous, unique space. Two weeks later we are still hearing from our guests that the beauty of the huge, open loft and the majesty of the sunset over the Manhattan skyline made the event unforgettable.
The soaring ceilings and light-filled, industrial white warehouse space steal the show, so we were able to keep our decorations elegant, minimal and inexpensive. Una, the space's incredible event planner, suggested one long table down the middle of the space for our 75 or so guests. The simplicity of the table and elegant centerpieces that Una sourced designed made a huge visual statement.
I can't say enough about how helpful Una was. We planned our event on very short noticed and she was completely unfazed, able to design and coordinate all of the party essentials within a couple of weeks. She kept the event on track, setting up the tables and place settings, and thinking of small things that I never would have but that made the day special, like preparing for the champagne toast and reminding me to tell guests to take home the beautiful centerpieces. In the days leading up to the celebration she accommodated last-minute changes to the chair and table rental order when our guest number changed, Through it all she never seemed hurried or frazzled. Oona is someone you want helping you plan your event!
Maeve Kelly · Married on 11/03/2018
The best wedding with unforgettable view
We had our wedding at Sound River Studios on 11/3/2018 and we couldn't be happier with it. All night and ever since, we have been hearing about what a special venue it was. Truly, the view and location cannot be beat. We both have very large families and it was a challenge to find a space in NYC that we actually liked but was spacious enough to accommodate everyone we wanted to invite and as soon as we saw it, we knew that SRS was it. Moreover, although they definitely know what they're doing and have many events a month there, we never felt like we were just another wedding. Una gave us individualized attention and felt like our friend by the time the wedding day came. On the day, she helped us from start to finish and we really couldn't have done it without her. We wanted our wedding day to be personal and unique to us and Sound River Studios allowed us to do that and within our budget - it is truly a hidden gem for NYC weddings and I absolutely can't recommend it enough.
Madison Mccullough · Married on 10/06/2018
No better wedding venue in New York City
My husband and I got married at Sound River Studios in October 2018. We were actually the first wedding to book the venue way back in July 2017, though a few others happened before ours. We were so thrilled with our experience, from start to finish. While we worked with both Una and Steve, Steve was our primary contact, and he was a pleasure to work with. He answered all of our questions, responded to all of our e-mails immediately, and was flexible in accommodating all of our needs. Everything on our wedding day came together beautifully. Our guests could not stop talking about the incredible view, and how much space there was to move around. One of the unique things about planning an event at Sound River Studios is it truly is a raw, beautiful blank slate, so you can really tailor it and make it your own. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a venue with character, class, and wow-factor. There is really no other venue in New York City quite like Sound River Studios.