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Price range: $17,800 - $22,400 Price range: $17,800 - $22,400
Couples usually spend $20,100 Couples usually spend $20,100
Reception
$1,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Reception
$1,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price

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About

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Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers is a beautiful wedding venue located in New York City, New York. Situated at the western tip of Pier 61, this chic event facility offers panoramic views of the Hudson River. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood this intimate venue with light and stunning vistas of the city skyline. With impeccable customer service, flexible floor plans, and decadent catering, you can celebrate in style at the heart of NYC.

Facilities and Capacity

Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers can accommodate up to 150 guests for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The ballroom is fully customizable and can be configured in different ways to fit your requirements. Professional event staff can assist you with every detail, from providing sample layouts to suitable decor. Naturally lit with polished wood flooring, the elegant ballroom is made for dining and dancing. Guests can watch the sunset from the outdoor balcony which is accessible through large garage-style doors.

Services Offered

You can host every stage of your wedding experience at Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers from the engagement party to the rehearsal dinner through to your big day. Whatever the occasion, the attentive staff can provide event planning, bar services, and on-site catering. For your convenience, all-inclusive packages are available to cover setup, cleanup, event rentals, and more. The staff can also provide vendor recommendations for a seamless experience.

Cuisine

Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers offers gourmet catering packages to satisfy your palate. Menus can be tailored to your tastes, while dishes can be served as buffets, plated meals, stations, and French service. To arrange a tasting session with the culinary team, contact the venue today.

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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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

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

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

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Loft
Rooftop
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

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

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
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
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
July
August
September
October
November
December
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4.8 out of 5 rating
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Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers is a hidden gem in Manhattan for weddings. The venue has a cool, edgy NYC feel with stunning water views and an industrial space that feels elegant. The wedding coordinator, Sherwin, receives high praise for his white glove service and exceptional organization. The food provided by Creative Concepts is delicious and presented immaculately. The staff is described as kind, knowledgeable, and helpful, making the planning process stress-free. The venue offers stunning views of the Hudson River and a versatile indoor/outdoor option for any weather. Overall, Sunset Terrace is highly recommended for its beautiful setting, excellent service, and unforgettable experience.

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Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers is a hidden gem in Manhattan for weddings. The venue has a cool, edgy NYC feel with stunning water views and an industrial space that feels elegant. The wedding coordinator, Sherwin, receives high praise for his white glove service and exceptional organization. The food provided by Creative Concepts is delicious and presented immaculately. The staff is described as kind, knowledgeable, and helpful, making the planning process stress-free. The venue offers stunning views of the Hudson River and a versatile indoor/outdoor option for any weather. Overall, Sunset Terrace is highly recommended for its beautiful setting, excellent service, and unforgettable experience.

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Jamie F. Sent on 02/26/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Hidden gem of a venue!

When choosing a February in NY for our wedding weekend, we knew we wanted to incorporate the outdoors somehow, which meant we needed a great view with floor to ceiling windows. We wanted a minimalist vibe, with a room that spoke for itself and didn't need much to make it perfect. Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers was exactly that. The exposed piping with twinkle lights, the wooden floors, the garage door windows, and most of all, the gorgeous view along the Hudson. Sunset Terrace even delivered on the sunset, which made our ceremony all the more beautiful. While it was too cold to open the garage doors, our guests enjoyed spending time outside taking pictures on the wrap around terrace. The vibe was perfect.

Throughout the planning process, Sherwin Johnson and Jamie Wohl were rockstars. They were quick to answer all questions, offered feedback and suggestions, and understood all that we were looking for. Our wedding ended up being on the higher end guest wise of what the venue can accommodate, yet Sherwin worked with us to make sure that all of our guests would be comfortable. We were worried that the cocktail hour would feel crowded, or that our guests would have to wait too long for food or drinks, but none of those fears came true. Everything was perfect and a week later, our guests are still raving about the space, the views, the food, etc. Thank you to Sherwin, Jamie, and the whole Sunset Terrace team for making our winter in NYC wedding exactly what we had hoped for.
Sarah
Sarah Sent on 10/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The NYC venue of my dreams

Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers is truly a hidden gem. It had exactly what I was looking for in a venue: a cooler 'edgy' NYC feel, water views with outdoor access, an 'industrial' type space that didn't feel like a traditional ballroom but was also elegant enough to feel special.

Now let's talk about the value - the fact that the price of the venue includes Sherwin Johnson as your wedding coordinator is worth every penny. As a marketing and events professional myself, I was on the fence about spending on a wedding planner/ day-of coordinator and Sherwin reassured me that that would not be necessary. He was right. The white glove service I received from Sherwin and his team not only on the day of my wedding but in the months leading up to the date was invaluable. I felt confident in choosing this venue from the moment I met him at our first site visit. He answered every email, call and question right away and truly helped make the planning process less stressful from start to finish. I cannot say enough good things about Sherwin. He is professional, creative, thorough and will listen to all of your requests without making you feel judged, crazy or annoying. He is every brides DREAM coordinator. Trust me.

The food: Our guests are still talking about how amazing the food was. We opted for a non-traditional sit down dinner for our wedding and wanted more of a cocktail party vibe, and Creative Concepts delivered, and then some. They were able to work with us on some out-of-the-box options and enhancements like oyster shuckers and a live sushi bar who stayed on site for an extended period of time. The food was truly delicious and the presentation was immaculate.

I could go and on with this review and still could not find enough positive things to say about holding my wedding at the Sunset Terrace. If you are looking for an NYC venue that will leave your guests talking about how amazing your wedding was - book this place! Do not let the ice skating rink adjacency prevent you from holding your wedding here - It only adds to the magic.
Nicole
Nicole M. Sent on 06/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!!

If you’re looking for an intimate city wedding that’s elevated and gorgeous without breaking the bank, Sunset Terrace is the perfect choice. My wife and I recently got married here and could not have asked for a better experience. Sherwin, the event coordinator, made us feel like family for the two years we spent planning our wedding and our guests felt so taken care of by his team from start to finish.

When we first saw the venue, I’ll admit that I was a little concerned about the walk past the ice-skating rink. I was worried it wouldn’t seem elevated enough, but because Sunset Terrace met all our other requirements, I came around. On our wedding day, it was so clear from the feedback of our guests that they enjoyed the bit of character added by the walk past the Sky Rink and other things going on in the building. The comment we got most was – “It just felt very New York.” Our guests meant this positively. Sunset Terrace strikes a balance of being elevated and elegant without being “bougie” or taking itself too seriously (which can be tough to find in the city.)

On top of that, you can’t go wrong, no matter what the weather has in store. The views at Sunset Terrace are stunning and with the indoor/outdoor option, it’s not possible for rain, fog, or clouds to ruin your day. We got to see the venue several times throughout the changing seasons, and it never stopped being gorgeous.

Sherwin and his team were incredible. They made us feel so loved and welcome, especially as a queer couple. Sherwin always asked us how we wanted to do things, never making assumptions based on unconscious biases. He was warm and made us feel so cared for from start to finish on our wedding day. During our cocktail hour, he had plates of hors d’oeuvres made for us and hid us away from our guests just so we could quickly eat in peace. On the subject of food, our guests raved about it. We went with a buffet-style meal based on Sherwin’s recommendation, and it did not disappoint. We got way more bang for our buck and our guests got to enjoy several different options as opposed to one fixed plate. We also received so much positive feedback about the waitstaff and bartenders. Everyone said they were so kind, generous, and efficient.

We cannot recommend Sunset Terrace enough and are SO thrilled with our choice to get married here!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Team

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Sherwin Johnson
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Sherwin has been with Chelsea Piers for over 20 years. He is an expert in the Wedding business and is dedicated to making your wedding planning seamless and hassle-free all while bringing your amazing vision to life for your special day.

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
April Renae Photography April Renae Photography Wedding Photographers

Such a great hidden gem, if you want to get married on the water this is the place. Great sunset views!

Creative Ceremonies of New York Creative Ceremonies of New York Wedding Officiants

Highly recommended venue. Very organized and professional!

Charming Charleston Weddings by Rev Will Charming Charleston Weddings by Rev Will Wedding Officiants

Simply gorgeous as a wedding setting. With views across the Hudson and great staff and wonderful food, this is favorite venue for wedding couples. No wonder! Thank you, Sunset Terrace, for being a superb WestSide wedding and reception venue.

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