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Holly Goodwin · Married on 12/21/2019
Best night of our lives!
We had our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at Helsinki. Logistically this made everything seamless for our dream wintry wedding. Everything was has in house, food, drinks, setup, breakdown and the venue is so beautiful you barely need to bring in any decor.Sent on 01/26/2020
The food and drinks were incredible. Especially the brisket (which is smoked right on the premises)! We had countless guests telling us how fantastic our family style menu was.
Austin, is the in house event coordinator at Helsinki and we really can not sing his praises enough. He created an evening that was completely stress free and fabulous. He helped us from the very beginning with incredible recommendations, to the very end when he placed my veil over my face. He made sure we had moments alone so we could catch our breath and take in the moment. We are actually disappointed we can't come up with another event to have at Helsinki so we can work with him again!
Susan L · Married on 09/22/2019
TOP NOTCH in every way!
The moment we saw the event space at Helsinki Hudson, we knew it had everything we wanted for our reception on Sept. 22. We had 65 guests and the setup was cozy and welcoming. We opted for the premium buffet which was excellent. But what really made it all so perfect was Austin’s attention to detail and level of professionalism. He answered all of my (many) questions promptly and thoroughly. I didn’t have to worry about a single thing and I can’t sing his praises enough. I highly recommend you consider holding your event at this venue. We were thrilled with the results!Sent on 01/01/2020
Bridget · Married on 07/21/2019
Beautiful venue & amazing staff
I worked with Austin to plan our big day. He was always available and willing to answer all of my questions. On the day of our wedding everything was absolutely beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a better day. The wait staff was amazingly attentive and Austin was running making sure everything was perfect. I can’t thank them enough!!Sent on 07/23/2019
John · Married on 06/29/2019
Helsinki Hudson, a beautiful, BBQ-ey, budget, bombtrack of a venue!
We loved every bit of having our reception at Helsinki. Austin was super friendly, fast-acting, and professional throughout the entire process. They have their act together, and really save the couple getting married a lot of stress. Oh ya, did I mention the food? If you love exposed brick and good vibes, you won't be sorry!Sent on 12/08/2019
Samantha Elmes · Married on 06/22/2019
the perfect venue
I could never have imagined how perfect my wedding ended up being at Helsinki. We were looking for something a little unconventional without being weird or "theme-y". I'm an event planner so there was definitely a little extra pressure to find the place. At first, I thought it would be too small for our guest list (about 200) but it actually worked PERFECTLY since we opted not to do a full seated dinner. Austin was the absolute BEST and made sure to keep us very calm and collected. He rolled with the punches and every request we made, no matter how weird, he made happen. Being able to fully trust someone with the most important day of your life is a really big deal (especially for a control freak..), and there was never a moment that I was concerned about my day being in his hands. THANK YOU Austin and thank you Helsinki. I can't even handle how perfect our day was. ((ALSO the food is hands down the best - AND I'm really excited that we're able to revisit our venue for date nights or anniversaries).Sent on 12/02/2019
Susan E DeMartino · Married on 04/06/2019
Amazing venue and staff!
We had the most amazing wedding on April 6, 2019. Austin was incredible- he took care of everything, was calm and engineered the day to flow perfectly. He was also amazing leading up the wedding- so communicative, and helpful in the decision making process. Austin also helped us connect with a DJ, a florist, and an officiant which was extremely helpful. We decided to have the ceremony upstairs, cocktail hour downstairs, dinner upstairs, and dancing downstairs, and it was perfect. The food and drinks were amazing and Helsinki Hudson was just so beautiful and unique. So many guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We had the most perfect day!Sent on 04/29/2019
Kaitlin · Married on 03/23/2019
Everything was PERFECT!
We had our reception at Helsinki in March and it was absolutely amazing! The second that we walked into the restaurant for the very first time we just knew it was the place to celebrate our marriage. The food is SO GOOD (we chose to do BBQ and it was spot on!). All our guests still talk about how much they loved their meals. The atmosphere was perfect and the love just spread throughout the entire venue. We had our cocktail hour in the restaurant, dinner in the ballroom, and then dancing in the club. Our guests LOVED that the scenery kept changing throughout the night and were absolutely stunned when they came back downstairs after dinner for dancing and the space completely transformed. It truly is a magical venue.
But, all that awesomeness aside... the day would have not been possible without Austin. He is a godsend. From our random requests and questions to the set up, break down and overall flow of the entire evening, he made it happen. He was always one step ahead and made the entire wedding process that is usually extremely stressful so incredibly easy. We still talk about how amazing he was and working with him was honestly the best.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Austin and the entire staff at Helsinki for making our wedding day the best day of our lives!!!Sent on 05/03/2019
Melinda · Married on 10/06/2018
my daughter had her wedding there last weekend - the venue is beautiful, food was great - but the best was Austin - he made everything special. Anything that was asked of him, was done personally by him - he went above and beyond expectations - would highly recommend!Sent on 10/13/2018
Rachel · Married on 09/15/2018
Wow! We used Helsinki for our Rehearsal Dinner/Welcome Party and couldn't have been happier. We basically didn't plan a single thing and just showed up. Austin Sullivan and his team created the most incredible atmosphere in the garden, complete with printed menus and flowers. Everything was executed to perfection. When it looked it was going to rain his team set up a second complete table inside and had two of everything going just in case we needed to move in. The fact that we received a night that appeared as if we had planned it for months was just beyond all expectations. And what a cool space!! Industrial without being over the top pinterest. An awesome outside bar and soft well-placed bistro lights. We had about 40 people for a sit down family style rehearsal dinner and then opened up the space to the rest of our wedding guests (about 100 people came) where we had small plates and apps. The turn over of the space was completely seamless. What a perfect night to start our wedding weekend. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again.Sent on 10/09/2018
Erin · Married on 09/08/2018
It’s hard to put into words how wonderful this place is. We had the most amazing wedding at Helsinki and it surpassed all of our expectations. Our contact Austin was incredibly helpful, patient, flexible, friendly, and organized. He pretty much acted as a day of coordinator and made sure everything ran smoothly so that we could relax and enjoy our wedding. The food was great and they were happy to accommodate our dietary restrictions. We had our ceremony in the courtyard, cocktail hour in the restaurant, and reception in the ballroom upstairs. The spaces are beautiful on their own and barely require decorating. A truly magical experience that we will never forget.Sent on 09/10/2018
Danielle · Married on 07/21/2018
My husband and I held our reception at Helsinki Hudson and couldn't be happier with our choice! Austin, the manager, was so helpful, communicative and kind through out the process, working hand in hand with us and each of our vendors with such professionalism I'm truly blown away. Helsinki was so accommodating and helpful through it all...and I have a very overbearing family with absurd requests. But they took it all in stride and the result was truly the most magical, beautiful and SUPER FUN night of my life. Not to mention the food was INCREDIBLE. So, in conclusion: HOST YOUR EVENTS AT HELSINKI!!!Sent on 07/29/2018
Rebecca · Married on 07/15/2018
Helsinki Hudson is a beautiful venue that had the industrial look we were in search of. Each space has a cool jazzy vibe and the exposed old brick and beams give it a unique look. But most importantly, I am so grateful to Helsinki Hudson for making our wedding the smoothest, most stress-free day we could have hoped for. Everything was done perfectly and seemed to appear and disappear like magic throughout the night. Although we couldn't afford a planner, Austin took all of our ideas, wishes, and asks and made everything happen seamlessly. He is an absolute machine who knows weddings inside and out and has great recommendations for other vendors in the area. I would've paid $1 million if I knew how amazing Austin and his staff were going to be, but luckily they all come with the place! Austin's staff is professional and kind and also make the evening run incredibly smoothly. I wouldn't have changed a thing about our wedding and it all came together because of Helsinki and the incredible service Austin provides his couples.Sent on 08/05/2018
Olivia · Married on 06/02/2018
We just got married at Helsinki Hudson and we have the best time! Austin and all of the staff were so wonderful. Everything was so well organized, planned, and incredible calm. The space was gorgeous. The food blew us away! Austin is a true professional and this venue was so lovely. We would definitely recommend this to any couple that wants to have a beautiful unique wedding.Sent on 06/04/2018
Josh · event on: 05/19/2017
We recently rented the ballroom space at Helsinki for a welcome drinks event for the night before our wedding. We wanted a place that we could reserve for a short period of time (hour and a half), that would allow guarantee us the space we needed and be flexible enough to not require a per person bar package. Austin Sullivan and the Helsinki staff were extremely helpful throughout and we were able to do exactly what we wanted. The space was perfect, the service was great, and it couldn't have been more perfect for us. Some of our guests even stayed later to take advantage of the bar and music venue below.Sent on 06/17/2017
Reed · Married on 05/06/2017
We had an awesome experience having our wedding at Helsinki. Austin Sullivan was our go-to guy who was beyond accommodating, recommended all the wonderful vendors we worked with in the area, and was completely reassuring and responsive throughout all the neurotic questions we threw at him! Austin and his team did a phenomenal job making sure the space was transformed for our wedding day, taking care of us throughout the event (excellent, excellent food and drinks!), and ensuring our guests had an awesome time. I'd absolutely recommend Helsinki.Sent on 05/23/2017
Maia · Married on 08/06/2016
Our wedding at Helsinki could absolutely not have gone better. The staff are all pros, and everything (from the welcome reception to the ceremony to the cocktail hour to the dinner and dancing) went off without a hitch. The dining room looked beautiful, and all of our guests had a blast. Above all, Austin Sullivan (the on-site event coordinator) is an absolute pro. He was on top of every detail months in advance, and was endlessly patient and responsive. You could not ask for a better point man on your wedding day. The food was mostly superb and the bar service was excellent. All in all, the location is beautiful, the staff is great, and everything ran like clockwork on the big day. We would do our wedding here again in a heartbeat.Sent on 08/14/2016
User5432589 · 2+ years ago
Thank you so very much to Mark and Austin for everything you did to make our wedding day just perfect!Sent on 05/18/2016
Austin--I can't even imagine all of the behind the scenes juggling! And always keeping your cool and lookin' cool while doing it!!
We are so very thankful for you both and your staff (bar staff was amazing, attentive, quick and so very helpful--one bar tender, even walked the blocks to our after party, to bring us our after party s'mores favors, that we'd forgotten!!) Signature cocktails were fantastic! Everyone was raving about them!
Food was good and cake was delicious (beautiful, and edible--a very rare combination in the wedding cake industry!!)
Austin is amazing! All of his abilities and talents are priceless! The event space is absolutely gorgeous...but without him, it would be a breath-taking "space"--he made it a beautiful event! :-)
I would recommend this venue to anyone!
Emily · Married on 10/02/2015
We had our Ceremony and Reception at Helsinki Hudson on 10.2.15 and cannot say enough about this venue. My Husband and I live on the West Coast but are from the Hudson Valley & NYC areas. We wanted to find a venue in the Hudson Valley, between our two families. As a fellow wedding professional, I knew of Helsinki Hudson and wanted to check it out. From the first time meeting Austin their event coordinator and touring the venue I knew I had found the place. Exposed brick, great lighting and that cozy intimate feel.Sent on 10/08/2015
In my experience I knew that I wanted to steer away from large venues and vendors who did not give you the one on one that many couples need. From day one Austin was attentive and always responding to emails/calls and text messages. As someone who lived across the country he was on top of everything! Helping me set up food meetings for my parents...ordering a special pie for my Mother to try ( we had pies as dessert and they were delicious, and guests are still talking about it ) and even boxing up extra food for my Husband and I to have after the reception ended.
Again, as someone in the business I always came at Austin with questions, things I wanted to do or try - knowing that there may be a "no we can't do that" or "sorry" but there never was. Always willing to accommodate and help you have the day you always wanted - what more can you ask for? Thank you Austin and the whole staff !
catanna · Married on 07/12/2014
We had our ceremony and rehearsal dinner here in July (using the courtyard, restaurant and upstairs event space). Everything was handled with professionalism and went off without a hitch. I highly recommend Helsinki to anyone looking for a unique wedding space with ceremony dinner and dancing under one roof. I just wish we could do it all over again.Sent on 07/28/2014
Christine · Married on 05/19/2012
We were looking for a unique wedding spot and found Helsinki Hudson in upstate New York in a small town called Hudson. A real gem of a town undergoing a bit of a renaissance with tons of shops and antique stores. Very unique.Sent on 06/06/2012
If you are sick of cookie-cutter wedding halls with chandeliers bigger than your car, then the warmth of Helsinki will appeal to you greatly. We were taken back by the woodwork and craftsmanship - exposed wood and iron beams with soft lighting - beautiful setting.
Then came the food - awesome! The chef (Hugh Horner) did an outstanding job putting together a southern style menu (his specialty). Our guests raved about the food all night. The drinks - top shelf and made well :) Our guests were all spending the night in town, so this worked out nicely.
Ricki, our event manager, is professional, attentive, caring, hardworking, understanding, friendly - the list goes on. We really like him. He made sure things flowed seamlessly and made us feel at ease.
Deborah, owner, was fantastic too! She was my go-to during the entire planning process and made sure everything was in order. Always made time for us when we were in town to visit the venue as well. Dale works with Deborah as well, and she is super pleasant.
Can't say enough nice things about our experience with Helsinki. They are professional and take pride in their work. We're lucky to have discovered Hudson in the process and introduce the town to our guests. Many have already booked return weekend trips because they loved the town.
Highly recommend Helsinki for your wedding or any other event!
Stephanie · Married on 11/10/2017
Our wedding at Helsinki was amazing to say the least. The space is so unique and intimate. I highly reccomend this lovely venue. Austin and his staff are professional and attentive. I thank them for such a great experiance. Our day came together so nicely. The best part is we can go back and enjoy Helsinki time and time again. We would do it again a million times over. Huge shout out to Austin for all of his hard work to bring our vision together!! WE truly appreciate everything : )Sent on 02/18/2018
Aimee · Married on 05/11/2013
We decided to have our ceremony and reception at Helsinki Hudson, we wanted a different and unique environment for our day and Helsinki provided it all! The food was excellent, the venue is gorgeous and everyone remarked on the incredible service. Austin was our contact and he was so quick with all his replies to my many emails! Deb the owner was incredibly helpful as well with suggestions regarding our ceremony and where my friends and I could get our hair/makeup done. All in all if you are looking for a different unique place for your day I would highly recommend Helsinki, it was truly a night we will al remember!Sent on 05/28/2013
Kaileen · Married on 09/24/2016
We had our wedding at the Helsinki Hudson in September 2016 and had an amazing experience. We were looking for a unique indoor venue in the Upstate NY area and the renovated industrial building at the Helsinki was exactly what we were hoping for! In addition, Austin Sullivan ( the event coordinator), worked with us every step of the planning process, accommodated our many requests, provided recommendations and created the wedding of our dreams. Although tastings are not available, all our guests afterwards raved about the food and the desserts. We could not have been happier with the day of coordination - which Austin ran smoothly and without a hitch! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a venue in the Hudson area!Sent on 11/06/2016