Sound River Studios Reviews

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18 Reviews for Sound River Studios

Recommended by 99% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Gawin

    Gawin P. · Married on 05/21/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful space with an amazing view of the NYC skyline

    During the venue search, we probably looked at around 15 different places. Sound River Studios was the final place that we checked out and we fell in love with the space immediately. The view of the city skyline is spectacular. It looks amazing during the day and continues to look better as the sun goes down. It's the perfect backdrop for pictures. They have their own private dock in their outdoor area which you can use. We did not end up using it but we did strongly consider making a grand entrance by boat haha. The inside is an empty space for you to design whatever look you want. We especially loved the high ceiling and natural light. Lastly, we worked with Una throughout the process. We originally planned to have our wedding in 2020 but had to postpone due to the pandemic. Una was very helpful making sure the transition to the new date was smooth. No issues with communication whatsoever.

    So happy that we decided to go with Sound River Studios!

    Sent on 06/06/2021
  • Lena

    Lena G. · Married on 05/01/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Jaw Dropping Venue!

    We just got married at Sound River Studios on May 1st, 2021. This was the best decision we have ever made. We picked Sound River back in 2019 when we were originally planning our wedding. Then the pandemic hit and Una from the management team was able to guide us and stick with us through 3 postponed wedding dates. We could not have had our dream wedding if it was not for all the help we received from Una at Sound River and we absolutely loved the way our wedding turned out when we were finally able to have our wedding. If you are looking for a venue with a WOW factor, this is the VENUE for you!!!!!! The Sound River Studios team is so helpful and the location is jaw dropping. Our guest could not have been more excited to come to take pictures and have the party of our lives. Between the view and the open space. This is the perfect "modern/warehouse" location for your wedding if you are not interested in the catering hall vibe. I cannot wait to see our professional pictures because even the photos from our guests iPhones were amazing. This venue is spectacular, Highly recommend

    Sent on 05/07/2021
  • J

    Jamie H. · Married on 10/19/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Stunning venue!

    My husband and I got married at Sound River Studios in October 2019 and could not have been happier!! We wanted a modern, fun venue in NYC to give our guests (most traveled from out of state) a great NY vibe. And Sound River Studios absolutely delivered.

    We loved the outdoor patio for cocktail hour and used the inside space for the ceremony, dinner, and dancing. All of our guests raved about the incredible view and modern vibe.

    The entire team is fabulous to work with -- responsive, helpful, kind, and creative! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a stunning venue!

    Sent on 11/23/2019
  • Anchal

    Anchal L. · Married on 09/26/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Beautiful Space for our Wedding

    Sound River Studios (SRS) was the best option for my husband and I. You can't beat the New York City views! Steve from SRS was great to work with. We had our Indian pre-wedding party (aka our Sangeet) here and the venue had the perfect open layout for our dance floor, food stations and bars. Our guests couldn't stop talking about the venue after the wedding. We're so grateful to have found this space!

    Sent on 10/30/2019
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    Tom M. · Married on 09/21/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Beautiful, blank space with great flexibility

    You can't put a value on a view like Sound River Studios has. The outdoor space was the perfect size to have a cocktail hour, and the guests loved admiring the skyline. The space inside is big and blank, and the SRS team was incredibly flexible and helpful as we shaped it to the vision we wanted.

    Sent on 10/28/2019
  • Catherine

    Catherine · Married on 09/14/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Best venue in NYC

    My husband and I had our wedding reception at Sound River Studios on September 14, 2019. On our search, no other venue compared to what Sound River offered - beautiful high ceilings, simple architectural details, an outdoor area offering a view of NYC. Una and Steve were always an email or a phone call away and helped us with absolutely everything! We were nervous about the "DIY wedding" but they put it all to ease.
    Our guests absolutely loved the space, the outdoor area, and how everything came together at Sound River Studios. We can't thank Una and Steve enough (and for becoming friends along the way) - we look now at all the pictures and videos and wish we could go back and do it again! :)

    Sent on 10/27/2019
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    Alexandra · Married on 03/25/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Best day ever!

    My husband and I had the best experience working with Sound River Studios for our July 2019 wedding. We worked very closely with Una who is extremely responsive, sweet, and helpful. It may seem intimidating being such a raw space but you can truly make it your own. Our intention wasn't to impress people but our guests were definitely very impressed! I would get married there again and again :)

    Sent on 10/21/2019
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    Maeve K. · Married on 11/03/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    The best wedding with unforgettable view

    We had our wedding at Sound River Studios on 11/3/2018 and we couldn't be happier with it. All night and ever since, we have been hearing about what a special venue it was. Truly, the view and location cannot be beat. We both have very large families and it was a challenge to find a space in NYC that we actually liked but was spacious enough to accommodate everyone we wanted to invite and as soon as we saw it, we knew that SRS was it. Moreover, although they definitely know what they're doing and have many events a month there, we never felt like we were just another wedding. Una gave us individualized attention and felt like our friend by the time the wedding day came. On the day, she helped us from start to finish and we really couldn't have done it without her. We wanted our wedding day to be personal and unique to us and Sound River Studios allowed us to do that and within our budget - it is truly a hidden gem for NYC weddings and I absolutely can't recommend it enough.

    Sent on 12/07/2018
  • Madison

    Madison M. · Married on 10/06/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    No better wedding venue in New York City

    My husband and I got married at Sound River Studios in October 2018. We were actually the first wedding to book the venue way back in July 2017, though a few others happened before ours. We were so thrilled with our experience, from start to finish. While we worked with both Una and Steve, Steve was our primary contact, and he was a pleasure to work with. He answered all of our questions, responded to all of our e-mails immediately, and was flexible in accommodating all of our needs. Everything on our wedding day came together beautifully. Our guests could not stop talking about the incredible view, and how much space there was to move around. One of the unique things about planning an event at Sound River Studios is it truly is a raw, beautiful blank slate, so you can really tailor it and make it your own. We would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a venue with character, class, and wow-factor. There is really no other venue in New York City quite like Sound River Studios.

    Sent on 01/20/2019
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    Julie · Married on 09/29/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Stunning Wedding Venue

    We had our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding at Sound River Studios in September of 2018 and it was the perfect venue for their wedding. The view of the city is beyond stunning. Our guests cannot stop talking about the space and the view - it was magical! I don’t know how I would have planned the event without Una’s assistance. I was planning the event from out-of-state and she was so helpful and made the whole stressful process more manageable and fun. She has great contacts and connected us with vendors that helped create a beautiful event that we will cherish forever! (photos by jhansonweddings.com)

    Sent on 03/11/2019
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    Kass · Married on 09/15/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We recently got married at Sound River Studios and it could not have been any more perfect. The space was absolutely stunning and that amazing skyline view just got more and more beautiful as the night went on.

    Most of our guests were international visitors and were completely blown away. They've not stopped talking about it since. They couldn't believe that a place like it existed in New York.

    The team at Sound River were incredibly helpful and accommodating in the lead-up and on the day.

    One extra note: We hired a New York Water Taxi to pick up all of our guests and deliver them to the pier and it was the most exciting way to arrive.

    Sent on 09/30/2018
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    Sarah · Married on 06/01/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Sound River Studios was the perfect venue for our wedding. The backdrop of the city is beyond stunning. The space itself is remarkable- the high ceilings and columns make the space feel very open and gives it a very sleek and clean look. You don't really need to do much to the space as it is so beautiful on its own. Our guests cannot stop talking about the space and the view- it really is quite beautiful. AND to top it all off, Una was a dream! She was so helpful and made the whole stressful process more manageable and fun. She has contacts and connected us with vendors that helped create a perfect celebration. We met Steve the day of the wedding and found him to be just as great as Una.

    Sent on 10/08/2018
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    Marcia · Married on 11/11/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I recently had the opportunity of catering a beautiful wedding at this incredible venue. Sound River Studios is a spacious and beautiful waterfront warehouse with a great sun exposure. This venue has many unique features including: a private dock and yacht service, 30-foot-high ceilings, rustic and elegant touches, and stunning skyline views of the East River and Midtown Manhattan. The entire facility is bright, well maintained, and clean. There is also a great kitchen space, outdoor area and a spacious entrance. I can go on forever talking about this space; however I have to talk about one of the most important aspects of SRS: the management team! Una and Steve are sweet, professional, welcoming, resourceful and always ready to assist. They made me feel right at home and I am sure that they will do the same for you. I cant wait to go back and work at this place again!

    Sent on 11/19/2017
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    Francesca · Married on 10/14/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We were so lucky to have our wedding celebration at this gorgeous, unique space. Two weeks later we are still hearing from our guests that the beauty of the huge, open loft and the majesty of the sunset over the Manhattan skyline made the event unforgettable.
    The soaring ceilings and light-filled, industrial white warehouse space steal the show, so we were able to keep our decorations elegant, minimal and inexpensive. Una, the space's incredible event planner, suggested one long table down the middle of the space for our 75 or so guests. The simplicity of the table and elegant centerpieces that Una sourced designed made a huge visual statement.
    I can't say enough about how helpful Una was. We planned our event on very short noticed and she was completely unfazed, able to design and coordinate all of the party essentials within a couple of weeks. She kept the event on track, setting up the tables and place settings, and thinking of small things that I never would have but that made the day special, like preparing for the champagne toast and reminding me to tell guests to take home the beautiful centerpieces. In the days leading up to the celebration she accommodated last-minute changes to the chair and table rental order when our guest number changed, Through it all she never seemed hurried or frazzled. Oona is someone you want helping you plan your event!

    Sent on 10/28/2017
  • Katy

    Katy F. · Married on 11/09/2019

    4.8
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Wishing our wedding at SRS never ended!

    We just got married at Sound River Studios one month ago and every day I wish we were doing it again! Una and Steve were incredibly helpful and always made themselves available when it was convenient for us. The space itself is a blank canvas which was definitely daunting for me, but we were able to create a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony and reception while keeping things relatively simple. There is so much opportunity for creativity in a space like SRS! Our guests were so enthusiastic about how they loved the space and how it was so different than many of the weddings they've been to. We tented the outdoor area so that our guests could spend time there, and even though it was quite cold, many of them hung out taking in the view! My husband and I live in the neighborhood, so having our wedding at Sound River felt very "us", and like a way to share our life together with all of our guests (many from out of town). We just loved it!

    Sent on 12/12/2019
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    Jamila · Married on 06/23/2018

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.5
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The venue is absolutely beautiful. Our guests at our anniversary party were dazzled by the amazingly high ceilings and the incredible views of New York City. We were able to work with all of our favorite vendors which made for an incredible party!

    Sent on 07/12/2018
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    Rosa · Married on 04/23/2016

    4.8
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    It’s been over two years since we had our wedding here, but the memories of that day are still vivid and amazing. The staff involved, planning and also on the day-of, were absolutely incredible. As the possibilities are endless in this space (but our budget was not), I trusted the recommendations they made, and could not be happier about the result.

    Our guests were totally blown away by this hidden gem. They especially commented (and still do) on the spectacular skyline backdrop, quality and variety of the food and overall atmosphere of the venue.

    We are so lucky to have found this place and highly recommend Sound River Studios!

    Sent on 06/23/2018
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    Jennifer · Married on 06/09/2018

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing venue. Beautiful views. Great Space. Sound River Studios was an excellent choice of venue. Una Djokic was a pleasure to work with from the beginning and extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the planning process and on the day. The venue is a blank canvas. You can create the type of wedding you wish to have. SRS worked very professionally with all of our chosen vendors and made several recommendations for vendors based o our budget. On the day, Una went above and beyond her role as venue coordinator and really made sure that the set up was done correctly.
    The kitchen is well equipped, but gets very hot. The bathrooms were clean and well lit. The floors are polished concrete and have a very industrial look. The walls were supposed to be painted before the event. I do not recall if this actually took place; however, they were clean and did not have any scuffmarks. The weather was very hot that day. Initially, there was a problem with the air conditioning, which was immediately fixed; however for the entire wedding reception, which the garage doors open, it was extremely hot.

    The most positive aspect of SRS is the view. You have an amazing view of the East River and Manhattan; it looks even more amazing at night. The pier is shared with a busy restaurant. It is very important to have some sort of barrier when having a private event - if you don't want crashers. Towards the end of the wedding reception 3 drunk people wandered into the reception from the bar - we had to kick them out and they did make a little bit of a scene.

    Overall, we are very happy with SRS and received great service from them. We would definitely recommend this venue for any event, and recommend working with Una.

    Sent on 07/08/2018