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Above

Staten Island , NY
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LOCATION

1100 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314 US (map)

PHONE

718-477-2400

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Above is a sophisticated rooftop wedding venue connected to the Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island. The rooftop features an open air wraparound terrace with panoramic views of the New York... Read more
Above is a sophisticated rooftop wedding venue connected to the Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island. The rooftop features an open air wraparound terrace with panoramic views of the New York City skyline along with cabanas, fire pits, an open kitchen, and a modern cocktail hour and after party with a dramatic 50-foot-long Calacatta marble illuminated bar. One floor below, guests will experience modern seasonal American cuisine in a stunning metropolitan ballroom with 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, a single-slab Carrera marble candle wall, Venetian glass infused wallpaper and a dramatic light fixture with 4,000 Swarovski crystal LED lights. Above towers 10 stories atop stylish hotel rooms and suites; perfect for the honeymoon couple, bridesmaids and guests.



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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
The Above at the Hilton Garden Inn could not be any more perfect for a wedding venue! The entire staff including Sue, the coordinator, Jeff the maitre'd, and Jacklyn the bridal attendant, were so accommodating, attentive, and professional. The venue itself was outstandingly beautiful! Of course, the food was incredible and there were more options to choose from than I could ever count! I have had several outstanding events at the Hilton before, but the Nicotra's really out-did themselves with this event. I wish I could repeat my wedding, just so I can have another event at the Above and I would highly recommend this venue to everyone!
The Above at the Hilton Garden Inn could not be any more perfect for a wedding venue! The entire staff including Sue, the Read more...
The Above at the Hilton Garden Inn could not be any more perfect for a wedding venue! The entire staff including Sue, the coordinator, Jeff the maitre'd, and Jacklyn the bridal attendant, were so accommodating, attentive, and professional. The venue itself was outstandingly beautiful! Of course, the food was incredible and there were more options to choose from than I could ever count! I have had several outstanding events at the Hilton before, but the Nicotra's really out-did themselves with this event. I wish I could repeat my wedding, just so I can have another event at the Above and I would highly recommend this venue to everyone! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
6/3/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about the venue and the service we received. Our guests were awed by the food, quality, view and overall professionalism of the venue and its entire staff. We had a great wedding planner and the vendors we used in house were top notch. This venue makes for a truly unique wedding.
I cannot say enough about the venue and the service we received. Our guests were awed by the food, quality, view and Read more...
I cannot say enough about the venue and the service we received. Our guests were awed by the food, quality, view and overall professionalism of the venue and its entire staff. We had a great wedding planner and the vendors we used in house were top notch. This venue makes for a truly unique wedding. Read less
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Serafina
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
If you want a fairy tale picture perfect wedding this is the place to go. The ball room is absolutely breath taking! The white walls and crystal ceiling made for AMAZING photos. The staff is awesome, especially Sue, in dealing with this detail oriented bride. No one even questions my crazy directions, which came with a truck full of boxes. EVERYTHING was handled perfectly. The staff at The Above helped me to sit back and enjoy every minute of our wedding the day. The food was amazing, the drinks were flowing and the party was out of control (in a good way) thanks to the Above and their recommended vendors. Our guests were blown away with our wedding as were we - we hear at every event that it was the best wedding they have ever been too. The proximity to the hotel made for an ideal location as many of our guests spent the night and partied in to the early morning hours thanks to the after party that was set up by the staff at the Above. If you want to book a venue and have peace of mind that nothing will go wrong this is the place you need to book.
If you want a fairy tale picture perfect wedding this is the place to go. The ball room is absolutely breath taking! The Read more...
If you want a fairy tale picture perfect wedding this is the place to go. The ball room is absolutely breath taking! The white walls and crystal ceiling made for AMAZING photos. The staff is awesome, especially Sue, in dealing with this detail oriented bride. No one even questions my crazy directions, which came with a truck full of boxes. EVERYTHING was handled perfectly. The staff at The Above helped me to sit back and enjoy every minute of our wedding the day. The food was amazing, the drinks were flowing and the party was out of control (in a good way) thanks to the Above and their recommended vendors. Our guests were blown away with our wedding as were we - we hear at every event that it was the best wedding they have ever been too. The proximity to the hotel made for an ideal location as many of our guests spent the night and partied in to the early morning hours thanks to the after party that was set up by the staff at the Above. If you want to book a venue and have peace of mind that nothing will go wrong this is the place you need to book. Read less
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Wojciech
Wedding:
12/31/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married @ Above this past New Years Eve. Friends and family are still talking about it to this day. The space is beautiful, food phenomenal and the staff is out of this world. Our sales person: Sue Vaiana was jovial, charismatic and made the whole experience wonderful. Veronica and Jeff, the bridal attendant and maitre d' were so attentive it's like they were reading our minds. The Above & Nicotra family were beyond accommodating and we are eternally grateful for a wedding that was picture perfect.
My wife and I got married @ Above this past New Years Eve. Friends and family are still talking about it to this day. The Read more...
My wife and I got married @ Above this past New Years Eve. Friends and family are still talking about it to this day. The space is beautiful, food phenomenal and the staff is out of this world. Our sales person: Sue Vaiana was jovial, charismatic and made the whole experience wonderful. Veronica and Jeff, the bridal attendant and maitre d' were so attentive it's like they were reading our minds. The Above & Nicotra family were beyond accommodating and we are eternally grateful for a wedding that was picture perfect. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I LOVED this venue for my wedding. Since the moment I walked into the ballroom I knew I didn't have to look any further. Our wedding coordinator Sue made us feel like we were the only couple she was working with and did not let a single detail go unchecked. Planning the wedding with them was a breeze and I was never worried that the day would be anything less than perfect. The night of the wedding, the entire staff was exceptional. Everyone was pleasant, professional and helpful to every single one of my guests. My bridal attendant Jen was amazing. It poured the entire night of our wedding and from the moment my car door opened she was there to greet me with an umbrella and did not allow a single drop of rain to touch my head while she got soaked. She was so sweet and helpful throughout the entire night. The food throughout the cocktail hour and reception was AMAZING I wish I could've eaten everything. We are about to celebrate our one year anniversary and our guests still talk about what an awesome experience they had from the food, service and all around atmosphere, all of which I contribute to The Above. I could not have asked for a more perfect night for my winter wonderland wedding and wish we could do it all again!
I LOVED this venue for my wedding. Since the moment I walked into the ballroom I knew I didn't have to look any further. Read more...
I LOVED this venue for my wedding. Since the moment I walked into the ballroom I knew I didn't have to look any further. Our wedding coordinator Sue made us feel like we were the only couple she was working with and did not let a single detail go unchecked. Planning the wedding with them was a breeze and I was never worried that the day would be anything less than perfect. The night of the wedding, the entire staff was exceptional. Everyone was pleasant, professional and helpful to every single one of my guests. My bridal attendant Jen was amazing. It poured the entire night of our wedding and from the moment my car door opened she was there to greet me with an umbrella and did not allow a single drop of rain to touch my head while she got soaked. She was so sweet and helpful throughout the entire night. The food throughout the cocktail hour and reception was AMAZING I wish I could've eaten everything. We are about to celebrate our one year anniversary and our guests still talk about what an awesome experience they had from the food, service and all around atmosphere, all of which I contribute to The Above. I could not have asked for a more perfect night for my winter wonderland wedding and wish we could do it all again! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at Above last November. It was amazing! Everything from atmosphere to food was so unique and impressive to all our guests!!! A year later we still have guest telling us this was the best wedding they have been to in a very long time. Our wedding coordinator Sue and her staff helped us create a seemless night that we will always remember!! Go check this place out.... Its a hidden gem!!!!
I had my wedding at Above last November. It was amazing! Everything from atmosphere to food was so unique and impressive Read more...
I had my wedding at Above last November. It was amazing! Everything from atmosphere to food was so unique and impressive to all our guests!!! A year later we still have guest telling us this was the best wedding they have been to in a very long time. Our wedding coordinator Sue and her staff helped us create a seemless night that we will always remember!! Go check this place out.... Its a hidden gem!!!! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
There are so many wonderful things to say about this venue and their staff! We just celebrated our 1st anniversary and a year later our guests are still talking about our wedding!! One of the main reasons that we chose Above was that the space is absolutely stunning. We were wowed as soon as we stepped out of the elevators. Our event planner, Sue was so accommodating and really cared about making our day special. The night before the wedding I had to rearrange table seatings and she really calmed me down and helped me put everything together. The entire staff, from the bartenders, waiters, Maitre ‘d and bridal attendant not only made sure that my husband and I were taken care of but that my guests were as well. We also loved that the menu was so unique and offered many options compared to other venues. Our cocktail hour was held in the rooftop lounge. Our guests enjoyed the views of the city while sitting near the fire pits. There was plenty of food! My favorites were the passed tapas…chicken and waffles, grilled cheese and tomato soup! My husband loved the pizza station where the chef made buffalo chicken pizza as his special request. The reception was in the ballroom. The floor to ceiling windows around the ballroom and chandeliers are gorgeous. The décor…every last detail down to the table settings were perfect. We stayed in the bridal suite of the Hilton Garden Inn and we returned to the room that night to find that rose petals had been scattered throughout the room and a bottle of champagne on ice was waiting for us! The Nicotra’s even gave us a personalized gift! I can’t thank everyone enough for making our wedding a night to remember!!
There are so many wonderful things to say about this venue and their staff! We just celebrated our 1st anniversary and a Read more...
There are so many wonderful things to say about this venue and their staff! We just celebrated our 1st anniversary and a year later our guests are still talking about our wedding!! One of the main reasons that we chose Above was that the space is absolutely stunning. We were wowed as soon as we stepped out of the elevators. Our event planner, Sue was so accommodating and really cared about making our day special. The night before the wedding I had to rearrange table seatings and she really calmed me down and helped me put everything together. The entire staff, from the bartenders, waiters, Maitre ‘d and bridal attendant not only made sure that my husband and I were taken care of but that my guests were as well. We also loved that the menu was so unique and offered many options compared to other venues. Our cocktail hour was held in the rooftop lounge. Our guests enjoyed the views of the city while sitting near the fire pits. There was plenty of food! My favorites were the passed tapas…chicken and waffles, grilled cheese and tomato soup! My husband loved the pizza station where the chef made buffalo chicken pizza as his special request. The reception was in the ballroom. The floor to ceiling windows around the ballroom and chandeliers are gorgeous. The décor…every last detail down to the table settings were perfect. We stayed in the bridal suite of the Hilton Garden Inn and we returned to the room that night to find that rose petals had been scattered throughout the room and a bottle of champagne on ice was waiting for us! The Nicotra’s even gave us a personalized gift! I can’t thank everyone enough for making our wedding a night to remember!! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
When I look back on the best and worst decisions of our wedding planning process - our best by far was choosing the Above as our venue! The location itself is gorgeous and the ceremony spot gives you a view like I haven't seen elsewhere. It truly feels like your soul is at peace when you visit this venue. While shopping for wedding venues, my husband and I wanted something Classy, modern and non traditional - and this one met our needs with the beautiful Swarovski crystal Chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The other thing that makes this venue a real catch, is that you get a romantic bridal suite at the Hilton Garden Inn the night of your wedding - with an extended checkout so you can sleep in! Their restaurant, Lorenzo's, allowed us to have our rehearsal dinner on site. Aside from the venue itself, my wedding planner, Sue and the Owners, Mr. and Mrs. Nicotra, are amazing people! They truly made us feel like family, and they accommodated just about every request we had. They step up and help with whatever needs to happen, so you don't feel like you are just thrown to the wolves on your day when there is so much going on. I felt like I could really sit back and relax on my wedding day because I knew they were taking care of whatever we needed. If you are looking for a breathtaking venue with views that can't be beat and owners that feel like family (all for a great value) you've definitely found the spot!
When I look back on the best and worst decisions of our wedding planning process - our best by far was choosing the Above Read more...
When I look back on the best and worst decisions of our wedding planning process - our best by far was choosing the Above as our venue! The location itself is gorgeous and the ceremony spot gives you a view like I haven't seen elsewhere. It truly feels like your soul is at peace when you visit this venue. While shopping for wedding venues, my husband and I wanted something Classy, modern and non traditional - and this one met our needs with the beautiful Swarovski crystal Chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The other thing that makes this venue a real catch, is that you get a romantic bridal suite at the Hilton Garden Inn the night of your wedding - with an extended checkout so you can sleep in! Their restaurant, Lorenzo's, allowed us to have our rehearsal dinner on site. Aside from the venue itself, my wedding planner, Sue and the Owners, Mr. and Mrs. Nicotra, are amazing people! They truly made us feel like family, and they accommodated just about every request we had. They step up and help with whatever needs to happen, so you don't feel like you are just thrown to the wolves on your day when there is so much going on. I felt like I could really sit back and relax on my wedding day because I knew they were taking care of whatever we needed. If you are looking for a breathtaking venue with views that can't be beat and owners that feel like family (all for a great value) you've definitely found the spot! Read less
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Yvonelle
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I have nothing negative to say about Above! This was by far the best decision I made regarding my wedding, aside from the groom! Jennifer Finch was my wedding planner and she made the entire process a breeze. From day one Jen was an absolute pleasure to work with. My husband and I were planning this wedding while also preparing to graduate from dental and optometry school and Jen was so very understanding and flexible with our schedules. She listened to our vision and made sure to make everything happen!!
Now for the actual venue: Above is the most gorgeous place I have ever seen. The lighting absolutely gorgeous. The cocktail area has a gorgeous bar that you can change the light to match your wedding colors. There are also beautiful fire pits outside. There is an outdoor ceremony space, but it was raining on my wedding day so they had to move my wedding inside. I was upset at first, but it actually turned out to be even more beautiful having the ceremony in the dining hall.
The food was AMAZING!! My guests are still talking about how much food there was and how good everything tasted! Cocktail hour had so much variety! The best part was that during our tasting we had the chance to meet with the chef and he allowed us to fully customize our menu. He even added a Haitian dish that my mother requested!! He looked up the recipe himself and made sure our culture was represented, and it was delicious!
They also provided a bridal attendant and, between her, Jen, and he Maitre'de, everything ran like a well oiled machine. I did not have to worry about a single thing on the wedding day. They made sure everything and everyone was taken care of.
I so highly recommend Above and I most definitely recommend Jen!!!
I have nothing negative to say about Above! This was by far the best decision I made regarding my wedding, aside from the Read more...
I have nothing negative to say about Above! This was by far the best decision I made regarding my wedding, aside from the groom! Jennifer Finch was my wedding planner and she made the entire process a breeze. From day one Jen was an absolute pleasure to work with. My husband and I were planning this wedding while also preparing to graduate from dental and optometry school and Jen was so very understanding and flexible with our schedules. She listened to our vision and made sure to make everything happen!!
Now for the actual venue: Above is the most gorgeous place I have ever seen. The lighting absolutely gorgeous. The cocktail area has a gorgeous bar that you can change the light to match your wedding colors. There are also beautiful fire pits outside. There is an outdoor ceremony space, but it was raining on my wedding day so they had to move my wedding inside. I was upset at first, but it actually turned out to be even more beautiful having the ceremony in the dining hall.
The food was AMAZING!! My guests are still talking about how much food there was and how good everything tasted! Cocktail hour had so much variety! The best part was that during our tasting we had the chance to meet with the chef and he allowed us to fully customize our menu. He even added a Haitian dish that my mother requested!! He looked up the recipe himself and made sure our culture was represented, and it was delicious!
They also provided a bridal attendant and, between her, Jen, and he Maitre'de, everything ran like a well oiled machine. I did not have to worry about a single thing on the wedding day. They made sure everything and everyone was taken care of.
I so highly recommend Above and I most definitely recommend Jen!!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Above was amazing in all aspects of our wedding.
You definitely don't feel like you're in Staten Island at this venue, but I still had the convenience of being on SI and close to where my family is.
Jenn, Sue (Coordinators), Jeff (Banquet Manager) and Brianna (Bridal Attendant) were absolutely fantastic. Every time I needed something at the wedding, Jeff and Brianna were right next to me already ready with what I needed.
My guests had a wonderful time and are still raving. The food was also top notch. Chef Frank has out done himself with the food at Above.
Above was amazing in all aspects of our wedding.
You definitely don't feel like you're in Staten Island at this Read more...
Above was amazing in all aspects of our wedding.
You definitely don't feel like you're in Staten Island at this venue, but I still had the convenience of being on SI and close to where my family is.
Jenn, Sue (Coordinators), Jeff (Banquet Manager) and Brianna (Bridal Attendant) were absolutely fantastic. Every time I needed something at the wedding, Jeff and Brianna were right next to me already ready with what I needed.
My guests had a wonderful time and are still raving. The food was also top notch. Chef Frank has out done himself with the food at Above. Read less
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