My husband and I had our September wedding at the Terrace. It was perfect! Our guests raved about the delicious food and the beautiful location right on the river. You really can't beat the price for the value and service you will receive. While planning I worked with Rit and Sue who both made the planning process so easy for me. They were quick to respond, eager to please and so accommodating. The day of the wedding Rit and his team transformed the venue space into exactly what I envisioned. They even matched their ties with our wedding colors (small details never go unnoticed at a wedding). For the night before the wedding my bridesmaids and myself stayed at the Inn which was also perfect. It was wonderfully getting ready all together in the quaint, charming space. The convenience was key! We woke up, had breakfast (the rooms have kitchens!), got ready with hair and make up and hung out in the lovely space before the wedding. Once we were ready we just walked over to the terrace for the ceremony. It doesn't get any easier than that, especially for a stressed-out bride!I would ABSOLUTELY recommend the Terrace for any event. They will take such good care of you! :)
I cannot say enough good about Rit and the team at the Terrace! I am very particular and they were nothing but fantastic, matching their ties to my colors and all! Hit worked with us and had everything we wanted for our day! The beautiful setting on the water is just what I wanted. We looked one other place and had to stop because we knew that the Lighthouse was the place we wanted. The night of the wedding they were able to keep things flowing, no one waited long for food and everyone was served by the time we got up to talk to everyone! The food was delicious and exceeded all expectations! Susan our server was great for us and kept making sure that everything was PERFECT! Everything went so well we even extended the party for longer because everyone had such a great time!
The Terrace at the Waters Edge Lighthouse, a restaurant venue in the Albany, New York area, suits couples looking for a classic waterfront wedding. With historical decor inside and out, this venue’s perch over the Mohawk River sets it apart. Located just 20 minutes from the Albany International Airport, this venue’s location is both scenic and convenient.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 200 guests to The Terrace at the Waters Edge Lighthouse. The banquet hall’s natural light, views of the river and high ceilings make it feel open and inviting. Outside, the brick patio and crimson-capped gazebo set the scene with a background of green foliage and moving water. Throughout the venue, couples will find wooden accents and warmly glowing bronze light fixtures.
Couples can count on the venue to provide the following products and services:
Accommodations Bridal suite Chairs Cleanup Event rentals Lighting/sound Linens Parking Setup Tables
The venue offers in-house bar and catering services to couples on their big day. The on-site chefs happily work with couples to meet needs and preferences. Culinary styles include:
Cake cutting Hors d'oeuvres Dessert Stations Servers
Lodging for couples and overnight guests is available at the adjacent Hilton Homewood Suites. The hotel features 106 guest rooms as well as buffet breakfasts and an indoor pool.
The Terrace at the Waters Edge Lighthouse offers seasonal dock rentals on the Mohawk River for guests and patrons. The dock provides the perfect location for waterfront wedding portraits.
Originally owned by Johannes Van Epps in the early 1700s, the land was sold to Volney Freeman, builder of Freeman’s Bridge. Generations of Seeley family members owned the little farmhouse between 1851 and 1956, before the Murray’s purchased the house and turned it into Little Richard’s Tavern. It became The Waters Edge Lighthouse in 2005, when the Popolizio’s renovated the historic building that features elements of Georgian, Federalist and Greek revival architecture.