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Located in Schenectady, New York, The Waters Edge Lighthouse is a restaurant wedding venue. This setting is well-suited to couples looking for a classic waterfront wedding. With historical decor inside and out, this venue’s perch over the Mohawk River sets a memorable scene. Located just 20 minutes from the Albany International Airport, it blends scenic beauty with convenience. The lighthouse is the oldest building in Glenville, while the farmhouse is registered in the State Historic Sites Survey. In addition to ceremonies and receptions, to-be-weds can also host their engagement party and shower here.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can invite up to 200 guests to their wedding at The Waters Edge Lighthouse. The banquet hall’s natural light, views of the river, and high ceilings create a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Outside, the brick patio and crimson-capped gazebo set the scene with a background of green foliage and moving water. Throughout the venue, couples will find wooden accents and warmly glowing bronze light fixtures, creating a sense of rustic charm. A private get-ready suite is available for the couple to use, giving them a quiet space to prepare for the milestone. This event space is adjacent to the 106-room Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel for convenient overnight accommodations. Parking is available on-site.

Services Offered

The Waters Edge Lighthouse offers a variety of services to help couples bring their vision to life. This includes assistance with setup and clean-up, giving you more free time to spend with the ones you love. Various event rental items are supplied by the venue, including tables, chairs, and linens. Lighting and sound equipment can also be provided. Couples can choose from several packages when planning their day here. The venue offers in-house bar and catering services to couples on their big day. The on-site chefs happily work with couples to meet needs and preferences. The available serving styles include hors d'oeuvres and stations, with dishes ranging from fresh salads to creamy pastas. Servers are on hand to help the meal run smoothly

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Reviews of The Terrace at Waters Edge Lighthouse

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4.9 out of 5 rating
22 Reviews
98% recommend it
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Taylor R. Sent on 11/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great Wedding Venue!

We had our wedding at the Terrace this past weekend, November 4th. This was the perfect venue for a late fall wedding. From the beautiful view of the mohawk, well kept grounds, and lighting accents at night, we could not have asked for a more picturesque location.

Taylor, the venue coordinator, was a pleasure to work with and ensured that our vision came to life. she worked with us throughout our planning process and was very accommodating to our requests. We were able to customize our menu the way we wanted and within our price range.

The staff made us, the bride and groom, feel so cared for and allowed us to truly enjoy our night. Pat, our dedicated staff member, was absolutely wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed. Our guests had nothing but good things to say about the food and complemented the staff endlessly. Overall, we highly recommend the Terrace for your wedding as they made our special day such a wonderful experience!
Melanie S. Sent on 07/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The views are amazing and Taylor is great at what she does!

The views EVERYWHERE on this property are stunning. From our rehearsal dinner in the Mohawk Room at Max410, our two night stay at Homewood Suites, and our ceremony and reception at the Terrace, we were surrounded by the beautiful and articulately maintained buildings and grounds. Working with Taylor for our ceremony and reception was easy; she truly wants to create the night you envision—from simple to extravagant, she’s definitely done it all and has recommendations for everything without being pushy. Taylor and her staff do the setup and cleanup for you on the day of, and Taylor has so much included in the price that we never really felt stressed. The food is SO GOOD, once we had our tasting we were stoked to share with our friends and family on our big day. Throughout our wedding night we heard nothing but good things about the bartenders, and every staff member was smiling all night! We very much recommend Taylor and her team for ANY event—you won’t be disappointed!!
Hillary B. Sent on 05/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Experience

I just got married here on 05/13/2023. We had the most amazing wedding! The ballroom looked amazing and the food, let me tell you about the food! Mike Fortin recently took over at head/executive chef and the food was unbelievable! Every single one of our guests complimented how fantastic the food was. It was simply delicious. The event staff was so attentive and made our wedding run so smooth. I would recommend The Terrace and Max410 at the Waters Edge over and over! If you are planning a wedding in the near future put this place on your list
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