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Water's Edge

Long Island City , NY
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LOCATION

401 44th drive
Long Island City, NY 11101 US (map)

PHONE

718-482-0033

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ABOUT US

“The Only Thing we overlook is Manhattan”



The Water’s Edge is one of New York’s premiere waterfront banquet facilities offering the charm and sophistication of its... Read more
“The Only Thing we overlook is Manhattan”



The Water’s Edge is one of New York’s premiere waterfront banquet facilities offering the charm and sophistication of its urban setting with unparalleled views only seen from east of the river. Carrying on a tradition of sheer elegance, events are produced seamlessly through a fusion of traditional and modern flavors spanning the globe, with exceptional white glove service, and unparalleled attention to detail.

Conveniently located ten minutes from Manhattan, and moments from each of the five boroughs, Long Island and New Jersey. Water’s Edge deliver’s elegant refinement that will not be soon forgotten. In our hands, you will be a guest at your own affair. Read less

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
Yes
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
No
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
Yes
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
No
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Yes
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
No
What is your maximum catering capacity?
350

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1980
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Boat / Yacht, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1980
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Boat / Yacht, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Glamorous, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Adam
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough how happy we were with the Water's Edge. The view from the reception was incredible. Everyone took such beautiful photos with the skyline of Manhattan in the background. The food was excellent and we have received numerous compliments from our guests. Everyone was a pleasure to work with and always responsive to our questions and requests. We have nothing but great things to say!
We can't say enough how happy we were with the Water's Edge. The view from the reception was incredible. Everyone took Read more...
We can't say enough how happy we were with the Water's Edge. The view from the reception was incredible. Everyone took such beautiful photos with the skyline of Manhattan in the background. The food was excellent and we have received numerous compliments from our guests. Everyone was a pleasure to work with and always responsive to our questions and requests. We have nothing but great things to say! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Joseline
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank You, Thank You To Abhi,Lateef,Mildred,
Scott & Waiters At The Water's Edge You All Did An Outstanding Job. My Huband & I Couldn't Have Picked A Better Venue.

We Had Our Wedding On September 26,2014
Our Wedding Was Aboustly Flawless. All Of Our Guest Couldn't Stop Talking About The View, Food & Great Service. We Highly Recommend This Venue.

Mr & Mrs Ascolesi
Thank You, Thank You To Abhi,Lateef,Mildred,
Scott & Waiters At The Water's Edge You All Did An Outstanding Job. My Read more...
Thank You, Thank You To Abhi,Lateef,Mildred,
Scott & Waiters At The Water's Edge You All Did An Outstanding Job. My Huband & I Couldn't Have Picked A Better Venue.

We Had Our Wedding On September 26,2014
Our Wedding Was Aboustly Flawless. All Of Our Guest Couldn't Stop Talking About The View, Food & Great Service. We Highly Recommend This Venue.

Mr & Mrs Ascolesi Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Water's Edge was phenomenal. They were flexible, accommodating... everything you want your wedding day venue to be! We were so impressed with their level service, from the banquet manager, to bridal attendant. The food was much better than we had expected... the cake was delicious! We had some minor issues the day of, but the venue was able to step in and make up for the lack of service and professionalism from another vendor. Not only was the service great, but the location was beautiful, the views are breathtaking! I Highly recommend this venue! You will not be disappointed!
The staff at the Water's Edge was phenomenal. They were flexible, accommodating... everything you want your wedding day Read more...
The staff at the Water's Edge was phenomenal. They were flexible, accommodating... everything you want your wedding day venue to be! We were so impressed with their level service, from the banquet manager, to bridal attendant. The food was much better than we had expected... the cake was delicious! We had some minor issues the day of, but the venue was able to step in and make up for the lack of service and professionalism from another vendor. Not only was the service great, but the location was beautiful, the views are breathtaking! I Highly recommend this venue! You will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Gianna
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful wedding we had! We had invited over 200 people to our wedding, and everything came out perfectly. My husband and I met Kathy when we first booked our date for June 22, 2014. My husband is a foodie, and wanted to make sure that the food was excellent—he was not let down. We went to several tastings thanks to Kathy, and we were pleased every time. After the wedding, people were calling us and telling us what a great time they had and how excellent the food was. Scott (the bartender) made sure that everyone always had a full glass.
The highlight of our night was the bridal attendant, Mildred. She always made sure that I was comfortable: she helped bustle my dress, made sure we were well fed, and she even fanned me when I was sweating from dancing.
Overall, we highly recommend this hall. The food was stellar, the view was spectacular, and the service was remarkable. After the wedding, people were calling us and telling us what a good time they had, what great pictures they got with the view, and how excellent their food was. Our day went perfectly, and Waters Edge largely attributed to that.
What a wonderful wedding we had! We had invited over 200 people to our wedding, and everything came out perfectly. My Read more...
What a wonderful wedding we had! We had invited over 200 people to our wedding, and everything came out perfectly. My husband and I met Kathy when we first booked our date for June 22, 2014. My husband is a foodie, and wanted to make sure that the food was excellent—he was not let down. We went to several tastings thanks to Kathy, and we were pleased every time. After the wedding, people were calling us and telling us what a great time they had and how excellent the food was. Scott (the bartender) made sure that everyone always had a full glass.
The highlight of our night was the bridal attendant, Mildred. She always made sure that I was comfortable: she helped bustle my dress, made sure we were well fed, and she even fanned me when I was sweating from dancing.
Overall, we highly recommend this hall. The food was stellar, the view was spectacular, and the service was remarkable. After the wedding, people were calling us and telling us what a good time they had, what great pictures they got with the view, and how excellent their food was. Our day went perfectly, and Waters Edge largely attributed to that. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Laurie
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Water's Edge and it was wonderful. We booked the event through Kathy and she was so warm and friendly...she would respond to my (many) emails quickly and thoroughly. She was also helpful in coordinating our alternative wedding cake - we opted for a variety of pies and ice cream bar...she even helped us get one that was gluten-free so I could enjoy it! Mildred - our lady in waiting - was AMAZING! She made sure we both ate during the cocktail hour, shooed away unwanted guests stopping by the bridal suite and even sewed my dress when I had a wardrobe malfunction. All of our guests raved about the food and some said it was the best filet they ever had (and these guests came from Texas). Not to mention the view...it was perfect.
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Water's Edge and it was wonderful. We booked the event through Kathy and she Read more...
We had both our ceremony and reception at the Water's Edge and it was wonderful. We booked the event through Kathy and she was so warm and friendly...she would respond to my (many) emails quickly and thoroughly. She was also helpful in coordinating our alternative wedding cake - we opted for a variety of pies and ice cream bar...she even helped us get one that was gluten-free so I could enjoy it! Mildred - our lady in waiting - was AMAZING! She made sure we both ate during the cocktail hour, shooed away unwanted guests stopping by the bridal suite and even sewed my dress when I had a wardrobe malfunction. All of our guests raved about the food and some said it was the best filet they ever had (and these guests came from Texas). Not to mention the view...it was perfect. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Christy
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding on April 11th, 2014. I could not be happier that we chose Waters Edge in Long Island City for our wedding venue!
My fiancé and I wanted a New York City feel for our venue, and Waters Edge was perfect! They delivered above and beyond our expectations. The view from Water's Edge is priceless....amazing during the day and spectacular at night.The venue has such a great outdoor space that allowed our guests to filter outside for our cocktail hour to enjoy fresh air and take beautiful pictures with the NYC skyline in the background. Everyone was in awe.
In addition, our family and friends could not stop raving about how great the food was...and I come from a very picky Italian family. In order to make sure myself, my husband and our bridal party got to eat, they even set aside a sampling of the cocktail hour food for us eat before our cocktail hour even began! This enabled us to get food into our stomachs since eating while mingling with our guests at the cocktail hour was very much a challenge as the bride and groom.
Every single person we worked with at Waters Edge was fabulous! They really know customer service and how to put on a great event. Everything ran flawless. Staff were friendly, professional, and accommodating...from the managers to the servers. Kathy, Abhi, Lateef, Scott, Matilda....You guys deserve a huge "Thank You" for all the hard work you put into making the Shea/Griffin Wedding a night to remember.
I would recommend Waters Edge to everyone. And I'm sure the 220 guests at our wedding will be talking about this place too!
We just had our wedding on April 11th, 2014. I could not be happier that we chose Waters Edge in Long Island City for our Read more...
We just had our wedding on April 11th, 2014. I could not be happier that we chose Waters Edge in Long Island City for our wedding venue!
My fiancé and I wanted a New York City feel for our venue, and Waters Edge was perfect! They delivered above and beyond our expectations. The view from Water's Edge is priceless....amazing during the day and spectacular at night.The venue has such a great outdoor space that allowed our guests to filter outside for our cocktail hour to enjoy fresh air and take beautiful pictures with the NYC skyline in the background. Everyone was in awe.
In addition, our family and friends could not stop raving about how great the food was...and I come from a very picky Italian family. In order to make sure myself, my husband and our bridal party got to eat, they even set aside a sampling of the cocktail hour food for us eat before our cocktail hour even began! This enabled us to get food into our stomachs since eating while mingling with our guests at the cocktail hour was very much a challenge as the bride and groom.
Every single person we worked with at Waters Edge was fabulous! They really know customer service and how to put on a great event. Everything ran flawless. Staff were friendly, professional, and accommodating...from the managers to the servers. Kathy, Abhi, Lateef, Scott, Matilda....You guys deserve a huge "Thank You" for all the hard work you put into making the Shea/Griffin Wedding a night to remember.
I would recommend Waters Edge to everyone. And I'm sure the 220 guests at our wedding will be talking about this place too! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Abby
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Water's Edge pulled off our wedding flawlessly. From the signature cocktails, to the service, to tiny little details - they executed my vision perfectly. We received so many compliments on the food, people hardly noticed the view... but I mean - THE VIEW! You can't beat it - it was everything I had dreamed it could be. We had a great time, and it was so easy - I didn't stress at all. It's a bit of a higher price tag, but worth every penny. I couldn't have been happier.
Water's Edge pulled off our wedding flawlessly. From the signature cocktails, to the service, to tiny little details - Read more...
Water's Edge pulled off our wedding flawlessly. From the signature cocktails, to the service, to tiny little details - they executed my vision perfectly. We received so many compliments on the food, people hardly noticed the view... but I mean - THE VIEW! You can't beat it - it was everything I had dreamed it could be. We had a great time, and it was so easy - I didn't stress at all. It's a bit of a higher price tag, but worth every penny. I couldn't have been happier. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tara
Wedding:
3/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was everything we imagined from great food to incredible view. Amazing staff not one person that attended our wedding was disappointed they loved the food, view is breathtaking no better place to get married. The staff was always there to help to call with the smallest concerns prior to the day etc highly recommend this venue!
Our wedding day was everything we imagined from great food to incredible view. Amazing staff not one person that attended Read more...
Our wedding day was everything we imagined from great food to incredible view. Amazing staff not one person that attended our wedding was disappointed they loved the food, view is breathtaking no better place to get married. The staff was always there to help to call with the smallest concerns prior to the day etc highly recommend this venue! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here in February and it was absolutely amazing. The views of the NYC skyline and the 59th st bridge are unparalleled and our out of town guests were falling over themselves taking pictures of the incredible backdrop. Abhi is the new wedding coordinator there and he did an incredible job. He met with us before the wedding and walked us through every detail to make sure they were able to meet every request we had. The cocktail hour food was plentiful and VERY good, the Coney Island station was a huge hit. The dinner food was excellent, normally at weddings people aren't expecting steaks to be cooked to perfection but our friends and family were very impressed, as was my husband who eats at a lot of steakhouses. The staff did everything imaginable to make the night perfect, especially Mildred the bridal assistant who never let our glasses of champagne, water and cocktails get below half way. She made sure we ate some dinner and made us a reserved table at our cocktail hour to eat some appetizers. She also packed all of our gifts, envelopes, extra favors, koozies, napkins, etc. for our family to take home after we had left, it was so helpful. Overall this was the perfect setting for our wedding. Everything was absolutely beautiful and we would HIGHLY recommend to anyone considering this venue, you won't be disappointed.
We had our wedding here in February and it was absolutely amazing. The views of the NYC skyline and the 59th st bridge are Read more...
We had our wedding here in February and it was absolutely amazing. The views of the NYC skyline and the 59th st bridge are unparalleled and our out of town guests were falling over themselves taking pictures of the incredible backdrop. Abhi is the new wedding coordinator there and he did an incredible job. He met with us before the wedding and walked us through every detail to make sure they were able to meet every request we had. The cocktail hour food was plentiful and VERY good, the Coney Island station was a huge hit. The dinner food was excellent, normally at weddings people aren't expecting steaks to be cooked to perfection but our friends and family were very impressed, as was my husband who eats at a lot of steakhouses. The staff did everything imaginable to make the night perfect, especially Mildred the bridal assistant who never let our glasses of champagne, water and cocktails get below half way. She made sure we ate some dinner and made us a reserved table at our cocktail hour to eat some appetizers. She also packed all of our gifts, envelopes, extra favors, koozies, napkins, etc. for our family to take home after we had left, it was so helpful. Overall this was the perfect setting for our wedding. Everything was absolutely beautiful and we would HIGHLY recommend to anyone considering this venue, you won't be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Megan
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I really can't say enough good things about Waters Edge!!! Our wedding reception was absolutely perfect!

I am very hands on (I can be annoying haha) but from the very beginning Daniela and Kathy were patient with me and my wedding planner. They helped me with countless questions/food ideas/set up issues. They covered it all and it really showed the night of the reception.

All of my guest raved about the food!!! Poached pear salad and braised short ribs were my fav( and my guests)!
The cake was delicious and beautiful. The chocolate fountain was awesome, all our guests enjoyed it.

All the staff the night of the reception were great especially the bridal attendant and waiters. We never had an empty glass/plate. Our bridal attendant made sure we never missed anything going on (which is easy to do with guest constantly coming up to you).

Waters Edge worked very well with all our vendors and was responsive to our vendors when necessary.

Lastly, the venue itself is stunning! The view makes the place so special. Our guests loved the balcony and everyone said they didn't feel cramped on the dance floor, there was plenty of space to move around.

Great job everyone at Waters Edge!
I really can't say enough good things about Waters Edge!!! Our wedding reception was absolutely perfect!

I am Read more...
I really can't say enough good things about Waters Edge!!! Our wedding reception was absolutely perfect!

I am very hands on (I can be annoying haha) but from the very beginning Daniela and Kathy were patient with me and my wedding planner. They helped me with countless questions/food ideas/set up issues. They covered it all and it really showed the night of the reception.

All of my guest raved about the food!!! Poached pear salad and braised short ribs were my fav( and my guests)!
The cake was delicious and beautiful. The chocolate fountain was awesome, all our guests enjoyed it.

All the staff the night of the reception were great especially the bridal attendant and waiters. We never had an empty glass/plate. Our bridal attendant made sure we never missed anything going on (which is easy to do with guest constantly coming up to you).

Waters Edge worked very well with all our vendors and was responsive to our vendors when necessary.

Lastly, the venue itself is stunning! The view makes the place so special. Our guests loved the balcony and everyone said they didn't feel cramped on the dance floor, there was plenty of space to move around.

Great job everyone at Waters Edge! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

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