View is a waterfront restaurant and wedding venue located on Long Island in Oakdale, New York. This Lessing’s Hospitality Group venue was once part of William K. Vanderbilt's Idle Hour Estate and offers couples and their guests gorgeous views of the Great South Bay. They pride themselves on their amazing seafood, casual, yet elegant atmosphere, and exceptional service. View looks forward to turning your unique ideas into a reality.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can enjoy both intimate ceremonies as well as lavish receptions at this seafood restaurant. With both indoor and outdoor settings, they’re open year-round for your celebration. Weather-permitting, you can say your “I do’s” outside on their gorgeous deck overlooking the Great South Bay. There is a charming, white gazebo you can exchange your vows under. As you and your partner go off to take unforgettable photos, your guests can sip on signature cocktails and munch on appetizers such as fried oyster shooters, Maine lobster salad, and mini burger sliders. For your reception, you and your loved ones can move into their elegant dining room. This stylish room features a neutral color palette, soft lighting, wood floors, and multiple windows, so you don’t have to sacrifice the views of the Bay as you dine and dance the night away.
This full-service venue offers all-inclusive packages, so you can take care of every detail in one place. In addition to hosting your ceremony and reception, View is also happy to host your bridal shower. Their professional events team will walk you through your planning process, allowing you to have a stress-free and enjoyable planning experience. All of their packages are customizable, so your celebration can reflect your individual needs, desires, and budget. They’ve partnered with a trusted florist, baker, photographer, limousine company, and clergy members to ensure your day flows smoothly from start to finish. Additional services include, but are not limited to:
Couples who select View will enjoy exceptional cuisine and a professional presentation. Your menu can be customized to suit your unique tastes and preferences. For cocktail hour, you’ll enjoy hot and cold butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, a fresh vegetable and fruit platter, a display of domestic and imported cheeses, and a variety of stations. For your wedding dinner, you’ll receive a champagne toast, a delicious appetizer, salad, and your choice of three entrees. You can also add on enhancements, such as the following:
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Deb · Married on 04/27/2019
an amazing day
We got married at View April 2019 after an exhaustive search of venues in Suffolk. We were looking for something beautiful, in our budget but would also allow for the laid back fun vibe we were hoping to convey. First, let me just take a moment to say that the venue itself is beautiful and elegant but simple and really allows you to make the space your own. I have celiac’s disease and it was very important to me that the venue be knowledgeable and accommodating. I got all of that and more from the View. Jimmy, Joe (my gluten free guru) and Courtney were absolutely superb. In every meeting I felt like they understood what I wanted, took my requests and concerns seriously and executed a flawless day for my husband and I. Everything looked beautiful, tasted amazing and ran right on schedule. Thank you to everyone at View for a truly amazing day!Sent on 05/20/2019
Amanda Forman · Married on 10/06/2018
Dream come true wedding!
My husband and I got married at View October 6, 2018. Down to every last detail, the day went perfectly! All of the staff were phenomenal and everything was presented exactly how it was told it was going to be! We did the extended cocktail hour with the sushi bar add on which I HIGHLY recommend! I had a lot of people from all over the country come to my wedding and so many of them told me it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to! I 200% recommend View if you want an absolutle dream wedding with well...a wonderful view!!!!Sent on 10/30/2018
MATTHEW · Married on 11/11/2017
Sent on 11/13/2017
It's easy to tell just by looking that The View is a beautiful space, but our guests were awe struck by how perfect it looked on our wedding day. Beyond the obvious beauty of the room and the location, the food is impeccable. My husband (a professional chef) and I (an experienced and enthusiastic eater) found the execution of every dish to be flawless--not an adjective we use lightly. The scallops were seared to perfection, as was the filet mignon and all of the other delicious foods on the buffet spread. We were also impressed by the artful presentation, and our guests loved the "bonus food" that came as part of our extended cocktail reception, the perfect option to make sure our guests got a taste of every delicious morsel.
However, the best part of the day was the incredible staff: from the professional, polished and friendly servers who made sure our guests never lacked for anything, and even decorated and packed up all of our favors so lovingly and carefully for us, to Courtney, who is so incredibly efficient and meticulous and unflappable that we instantly put our trust in her getting every detail right on point, to Jimmy, who made every part of the experience fun and easy--from when we found the venue to when we sat to down write the menu to when he treated us to brunch to next day, to Laurie who went above and beyond in recovering a friend's lost coat and making sure a really nice bottle of scotch we accidentally left behind got returned to us.
We could not ask for better service and we are so grateful that every single detail in our special day went off without a hitch.