Recommended by 97%
Jorge · Married on 05/26/2012
This hotel was absolutely sublime. The setting, with a fantastic view of the NYC skyline, was perfect and elegant without being tacky. The staff were very helpful and kind, and they were extremely easy to work with. We wound up staying at the hotel for our wedding night, as well, and the honeymoon suite was fairly priced and absolutely comfortable and gorgeous!
Isabel · Married on 09/21/2018
Amazing Venue for Our Wedding
My husband and I knew we wanted a venue that wasn't typical or the standard. After doing some research my husband found this place and we came to check it out. From the very beginning Mike was attentive and showed us the space. The minute we saw it in person we fell in love with it and knew this was where we wanted to get married. We didn't even see other venues since it was love at first sight.
We booked eight months before the big day and from that moment I had a lot of contact with Mike and he always answer all my questions and concerns.
Mike was amazing at helping us with our vision and all of the details a wedding comes with. We choose to have the ceremony and cocktail hour at the rooftop and reception at the ballroom.
Closer to the wedding day we met with MD and went over all the details and again he was a pleasure to work with. We had an issue with a vendor that it was recommended and right away MD got us someone else.
The day of the wedding Mike and MD made sure that everything went as planned and that we had the wedding that we had been planning for the last 8 months.
All of our guest raved about how great the food, service and of course views were.
If you are looking for a place with stunning views of the NYC skyline with excellent food and service then this is the place for you.
Lurena · Married on 09/15/2018
We just had my daughters wedding reception here on 9/15/18. I was elected wedding planner and my daughter left everything up to me. I have been dealing with MD the catering director since the very beginning when the venue was booked over a year ago. He really wears a lot of hats doing just about everything!
I emailed and texted him constantly and was always responded to or called on the phone in a timely manner, and always with patience and kindness. I'm sure I drove the man crazy but he never made me feel that way. Always professional and accommodating. He literally bent over backwards to fulfill whatever requests I made, even up to the day of. He relieved the stress and even made me laugh a lot through out the process. Everyone on staff was also extremely pleasant and accommodating. Guests were offered their leftovers to go! I have never seen this at any wedding venue. The food was good and the view spectacular! Everyone could not stop raving about this place. One guest was so impressed she spoke to MD right there on the spot about having a party next year.
Highly recommend this place and would have another event there in a heartbeat. Do not hesitate to book any event here. MD and staff SINCERE THANKS! for a beautiful and successful event.
Jane · Married on 09/08/2018
What an amazing experience we had with vista ballroom. Mike our coordinator helped us throughout our process. He was great made all of our requests come to life. MD was our host for the day of. He made sure everything ran as smoothly as it did. Staff was friendly and on top of everything. The food was amazing. The view was spectacular. Me and my husband are so happy with everything and do not have one bad thing to say. All of our guest had a great time. Thanks you Mike and MD for making our day so perfect!
Samira · Married on 10/21/2017
Vista Sky Lounge is awesome! With stunning views of the city from the penthouse and top notch service by all staff. We had a small destination wedding and wanted to have a wedding reception for our friends and family here in New York. From the very first contact Mike Bekker (the events coordinator) was very friendly and attentive. He was great at following up and answering all of our questions without being pushy or pressuring us. When we finally booked the reception he walked us through all the details and made us feel at ease throughout the whole process. The day of the reception everything went smoothly without a hitch. Mike and MD (catering manager) were awesome to work with and the day of the party they helped with so many of the small details so that we wouldn’t have to be bothered. The space looked amazing the day of our reception and all the catering staff were great. Our guest kept talking about how this hidden gem had some of the best views of the city. We highly recommend Vista for anyone looking for a reception to host their next party. Their prices are VERY reasonable compared to other places we’ve seen with nowhere near as great a view as Vista.
Erika · Married on 09/16/2017
We had our wedding reception at the Vista Skylounge and penthouse on 9-16-17, and we can't imagine having had it anywhere else! If you are looking for an incredible, unmatched view of the NYC skyline, look no further--Vista offered one of the best views we have seen (and the first day we saw it was a gray, rainy and cloudy day, and it was still incredible). We had our cocktail hour on the roof (Skylounge); the food was great, there was plenty of seating for our guests, and the space is a good size. The reception was held in the Vista Penthouse Ballroom, right downstairs; the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows are breathtaking, the food was delicious, the dance floor is a great size. They also have valet parking , which is a plus in NYC.
We worked with MD Mannan, who made our preparation very easy, and he made sure our wedding day was perfect. He made sure we had all the details covered, recommended some great vendors who we ended up using, and he was very responsive throughout the planning process. On our wedding day, he was there to ensure that everything flowed smoothly. The setup of the venue was perfect, he made sure our outside vendors had access to what they needed, and he kept the evening flowing smoothing, from getting our guests quickly from the cocktail hour to the ballroom venue for the reception, organizing our grand entrance, making sure the dinner courses were served in a timely fashion, etc.
We absolutely love Vista Skylounge and Penthouse, and want to thank MD and his staff for making sure that our wedding was perfect!
Max · Married on 08/05/2017
We had our wedding at Vista on August 5th and it was fantastic! MD and Laura were amazing, patient and always willing to make time for questions. The actual night was flawless - from the ceremony to the food to the drinks, we couldn't be happier! If you want an unforgettable wedding night with amazing city views, then Vista is the venue for you.
Debra · Married on 02/28/2017
I cannot say enough nice things about working with this venue.
I planned a bridal expo and worked directly with Laura, the Event Coordinator, she was nothing but sweet, professional and willing to go out of her way to make sure that all of my needs were met and the event was successful.
I am looking forward to working with her again soon to plan another expo.
The space is absolutely breathtaking and I would highly recommend having any event at Vista Sky Lounge.
Be sure to check out the rooftop for dinner and drinks and of course the beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline.
Cristina · Married on 07/23/2016
I had my engagement party at the rooftop and catering hall and it will be very hard to top off for my wedding. Laura and MD were so so awesome! They went out of their way to make the night extra special. Laura knows the menu very well and all her food recommendations paid off. Little known fact is that the chef worked at one of the most exclusive high end restaurants in Manhattan- Sant Ambroeus, so the food is out of this world. All our guests said the food was the best they had at any wedding venue. I highly recommend both of them and Vista Sky Lounge for any event. Can't wait to have another reason to have an event here! We had them add sangria to our menu, which the guests very much enjoyed. The end of the night, we really appreciated the staff helping us pack up and ensuring we had all our decorations. Every detail was taken care of and MD was very patient will all our demands the night of.
User6024543 · 2+ years ago
Working with Vista Sky Lounge was a top-notch experience from start to finish. As a wedding planner, it is of utmost importance to have a strong connection with the venue - and, the relationship that was immediately formed was both personal and professional. The planning process was seamless, as Laura was extremely responsive to all of the questions and concerns that come up in the months leading up. MD executed the food & beverage portion of the evening seamlessly and went above & beyond to make the night extra special on the day-of.
Cheers to this gem in Long Island City! I will certainly be recommending the venue to upcoming clients to celebrate their occasions. And, of course, the views of Manhattan certainly help :)
User5467092 · 2+ years ago
MD and Laura were terrific! They were so helpful with coordinating, florist,bakery,rental of linens,chairs and much more. Their attention to detail and what my daughter and son in law wanted in their wedding was wonderful. Our family and friends all traveled to New York and they were so impressed with the wedding and reception. The views are spectacular on the rooftop and at the ballroom. The food and service was great! The staff at the hotel was very good,friendly and very helpful!!
As the mother of the bride, I was extremely happy for the beautiful wedding at the Vista. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone.
Brenda · Married on 08/08/2015
My husband and I got married this past summer so this review is looongg overdue! However I could not let one more day pass without writing this review because it was such an amazing experience. From start to finish our wedding was more than I had ever dreamed of. Originally from Brooklyn both my husband and I wanted a wedding close to home. When we found Vista we knew it would be perfect place in terms of location and style of venue. We didn't want the typical ballroom style wedding. Instead we envisioned a trendy wedding that would incorporate our city upbringing. Vista provided us with the most beautiful view of the city and what could be trendier than a rooftop wedding! Most importantly this venue was also budget friendly. Laura our wedding coordinator was simply amazing. She helped accommodate our budget and provided guidance all throughout. She was available throughout the entire process and really helped make our vision a reality. Our guests still rave about our wedding. We've received countless compliments about everything from the food, to the service, to the amazing view from the rooftop and ballroom. Our banquet manager MD was also amazing. He helped make our night seamless and stress free. Thank you soooooo much Vista Sky Lounge for making out dreams come true!!! If you are looking for an elegant, trendy, yet affordable place to have your wedding look no further!
Erica · Married on 07/12/2015
We had our ceremony and brunch reception at Vista just two weeks ago and were beyond happy with the venue! The ceremony on the rooftop provided stunning NYC views for our pictures and for our many out of town guests. The reception ballroom has floor to ceiling windows which also provide an amazing NYC setting. It is beautiful without being stuffy or ostentatious. Laura was absolutely wonderful to work with- extremely responsive, upbeat and flexible with our special requests including my husband's entrance on a bicycle! She was there every step of the way. I was nervous about how all the moving pieces would come together on the day of the wedding (DJ, officiant, florist, favors, water bottles, etc) but it was of no concern- everything was seamless thanks to Laura and MD, the catering manager. Our guests loved the venue and the food and told us our wedding was "flawless." The pricing is extremely reasonable especially in light of the quality and service that Vista provides. I genuinely wish we could relive our day at Vista!
User5230416 · 2+ years ago
My sister's wedding reception at Vista was an amazing experience. The manager and his staff delivered superb service. I can assure anyone that you will not get that mind blowing view, amazing support, professionalism, and dedication anywhere else. I look forward to have many more events there.
Anastasia · Married on 07/01/2018
We got married on June 30th at Vista Sky Lounge. Mike and MD made our dream wedding come true. We had close to 100 guests and the space was perfect. We did the ceremony on the rooftop - the views of the Manhattan skyline are unparalleled! We did the reception dinner the floor below the rooftop which has floor to ceiling windows with the same breathtaking views.
The food was AMAZING! I have been to many really nice weddings with bigger budgets than ours, and I think our food was by far the best.
Mike, who was our main contact at the venue, was unbelievable. He answered my million questions very promptly and was always in touch. I cannot say enough about how professional he was.
We looked at several venues in the NYC area, and Vista Sky Lounge was by far the best priced and best quality. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the space for a wedding.
Kenneth · Married on 08/11/2018
Very good preparation up to big day. MD and Era wonderful to work with and helpful with advice. Friendly hotel people throughout. Reasonable price, excellent service and very good food. A few ceremony mix ups but it was one happy fun party. So we're grateful.
Abigail · Married on 06/11/2016
We had our wedding cocktail hour and dinner here on a Saturday evening in June 2016. It was a pleasure working with MD and Laura to plan our event. They were both very professional, easy to work with, and prompt in responding to our communications. Any time we stopped by they were always available, and with a smile on their faces. They also provided great local recommendations for a florist and cake, which we definitely appreciated. Their staff did an excellent job with the preparations and service the day of our celebration. The venue has breathtaking views, and our guests raved about the food. It was an evening we will never forget. We are so pleased we found (and could afford) such a fabulous site!
Patricia · Married on 11/19/2016
Our reception was on 11/19/16. My husband and I live in Florida but, both grew up in Queens. Our families are still in Queens so when we started planning our wedding we wanted to do it in our hometown. we also have family in South America & Ireland and wanted to make sure we would have a great place for them to stay. We are both so happy that we picked Four Points by Sheraton Vista sky lounge. I started working with both Laura & MD for all the reception needs and Jean Marie for the hotel rooms block back in June. I must tell you that all of our expectations were met and then some. the place looked absolutely stunning and the view well its NYC after all! all of our guests are still raving about the food, service and ambiance. We highly recommend that you consider them for your next special event!!! Thanks again guys! Tom & Patty Moran
karla · Married on 01/01/2013
great service, thank you very much for all you did, best regards
Alexandra · Married on 09/18/2016
We were happy with the way everything came out. The food was outstanding and everything was good.
Christine · Married on 10/17/2015
We had wedding reception at this venue last October. Service was great and guests are still raving about the food and stunning NYC skyline/views. We had the cocktail reception at the rooftop lounge and dinner/dancing reception in the Ballroom. Aside from it being a little chilly on wedding day for the rooftop during the cocktail reception everything was perfect! We had approx. 120 guests and the venue size was perfect. Laura and the Banquet manager was pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a non-traditional, fun and cool atmosphere to celebrate your big day!!!