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Sound River Studios

Long Island City, NY View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
23 reviews
$7k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 275 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$7k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 275 guests

Sound River Studios is a spacious event space located in Long Island City, New York, ideal for indoor or outdoor wedding celebrations. This venue boasts high ceilings and gives couples a blank slate to encourage flexibility and creativity. The 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.

Facilities and Capacity

Sound River Studios' spaces can comfortably accommodate 350 seated guests and 500 standing guests. Their indoor space features large white walls, windows for natural lighting, and stunning Manhattan views for memorable photo backdrops. This 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 man indoor event space opens up to a stunning 1,300 square foot dockside terrace area. Featuring a private dock on the East River, this expansive space can be used in conjunction with the main event hall or for separate celebrations. Further facilities include a bridal suite and groom’s room for couples and their parties to prepare and relax before the big moment arrives.

Services Offered

This venue can comfortably 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 trusted 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. For a grand entrance, this venue features a warehouse-style street entrance where arrangements can be made for couples to arrive by yacht or water taxi. Further event services include the following:

  • Wheelchair access
  • On-site parking
  • Set up
  • Clean up

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$10,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$8,000

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$10,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$8,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$45

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
Open Bar
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

275

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Loft
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

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

What food and beverage items are available?

Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

23 Reviews

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5.0
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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  • Sasha
    Sasha R. Married on 12/04/2021
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    Incredible Venue

    We got married 12/4/2021. We wanted a venue for our wedding that was unique and customizable, and after looking around many places in the NYC area, nothing came close to Sound River Studios. The whole place is a canvas to put together your own vision with the wildly creative and talented people in the NY area. To facilitate this Una did an incredible job of helping us get started with recommendations, tips, and specific recommendations about the space. She also was there at each step from the walkthrough to vendor suggestions to the day of to help make sure everything came together. The whole process itself was very smooth, I think the only one concern I remember was making sure the sound came through in the large space, but the DJ was able to hook things up, and in the end everyone went wild on the dance floor.

    The event itself was absolutely amazing. The outdoor space overlooking the city is just a completely one of a kind experience and even in the winter blew away our guests. Everything comes out incredible in the pictures and they really look amazing in front of the skyline. The venue had such amazing components such as the long tables across the room, and the columns which are just stunning in the light. We were able to transform the white space into something personal and welcoming, and just really stunningly beautiful.

    The highest praise I can give to Sound River Studio is that it is literally one of a kind. There is no where else that you can throw a wedding like this in NYC where you can decorate it, arrange it, and throw it exactly as you want, and to your aesthetic taste. And the people there get that, and do everything they can to help you out in the process.

    Sound River Studios's reply:

    Thank you for such a lovely review Sasha! Your wedding was so jovial and festive, your choice of vendors amazing and we are very happy that you got everything you dreamed of! It was our pleasure! Una & SRS Team
  • MaryCatherine
    Marycatherine S. Married on 11/07/2021
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    Magical Space. Magical View.

    Sound River Studios is a hidden gem. I cannot gush enough about this venue and neither could our guests! My husband and I had our wedding there on November 7, 2021 and could not be happier with the space and the staff! Trust me when I say, book Sound River Studios for your event.
    To elaborate, SRS is privy to the most breathtaking view of Manhattan. You really feel like you are getting up close and personal with the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and the skyline in general. Then, there is the venue itself. It is quite stunning with its all white industrial aesthetic and grand size. As you walk in, you are lured by the columns throughout and cannot help but gape at the incredibly high ceilings. It’s a blank slate waiting to be transformed but can also hold it’s own as a crisp beautiful hall. Sound River Studios really is the most versatile venue.
    The main floor includes a long entrance hallway, bathrooms, and large kitchen space. The second floor has a spacious green room/bridal suite with a full bathroom and kitchenette. The windows in the suite overlook the front entrance; which are perfect for catching a sneak peek of your guests, or your significant other, as they arrive. We were thrilled to use this space for ease of keeping our things, hair & makeup, lunch, and not having to travel to the venue from our “getting ready spot”.
    The SRS staff is way above par. Una, in particular, is the most passionate, the most caring, and the most professional. She does everything in her power to make sure your event goes off with out a hitch. She even goes the extra mile to make you feel like family. Una’s excitement for you is clear from the moment you meet her.
    The venue also offers the option to use the LIC pier to extend your event (pending city permit approval). Luckily we were able to utilize the pier for our wedding ceremony, the outdoor venue space for the cocktail hour, and the hall for our reception. The weather was perfect for this, however, if the weather had turned, the venue provided the chance for easy backup options that were equally stunning to our original plan.
    If you’re looking for an awesome vendors list, Sound River Studios’ recommended vendors list is top notch. We ended up contracting many vendors on their list. Our wedding was absolutely magical. Sound River Studios is definitely to thank for that. Book SRS!
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    Lauren S. Married on 10/29/2021
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    The perfect NYC space

    We knew as soon as we walked into Sound River Studios that it was the place we’d get married. The space itself is beautiful and impressive with an amazing view of the NYC skyline. We loved that we could completely customize every detail of the wedding by working with vendors of our choice to truly make it unique (an experience our guests echoed). In addition to the space, Una and team are extremely professional - great creative collaborators, and made things as easy as possible when we had to shift wedding dates due to COVID (I’ve heard horror stories from other venues). We highly recommend SRS - as one of our guests said, it’s the perfect place for a New York City wedding.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Pricing

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4-40 44th Drive Long Island City, NY, 11101
7184339288
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Sound River Studios frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sound River Studios?

Sound River Studios includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Clean Up

At Sound River Studios, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Sound River Studios includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Sound River Studios in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sound River Studios for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Historic Building
  • Loft
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sound River Studios for wedding events?

Sound River Studios offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Sound River Studios offer?

Sound River Studios offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sound River Studios offer for wedding events?

Sound River Studios offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Sound River Studios and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sound River Studios is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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