Wave Hill


Often called one of the greatest living works of art, Wave Hill’s 28-acre property is renowned for its award-winning botanical gardens, breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the Palisades and its historic mansions, at one time the home of Theodore Roosevelt, Arturo Toscanini and Mark Twain.

Wave Hill was established as a non-profit garden and cultural center in 1965. It is dedicated to celebrating the artistry and legacy of its gardens and landscapes, to preserving its magnificent views, and exploring human connections to the natural world through programs in horticulture, education and the arts. Wave Hill is one of 33 New York City-owned cultural institutions. Reservations for private events are available during any season of the year.


Arguably the most romantic setting for a wedding in New York City, Wave Hill’s intimate gardens and magnificent views provide memories that will last a lifetime. Exchange vows under the lushly planted Pergola at twilight, celebrate your first dance in Wave Hill House’s historic Armor Hall, and have your wedding photos taken in a quiet corner of the gardens. Weddings at Wave Hill take place once the gardens have closed to the general public. Only one evening event per date is booked in order to ensure your privacy and exclusivity.

Conferences & Corporate Retreats

Conveniently located 30 minutes from Midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill’s renowned gardens and spectacular views of the Hudson River provide the perfect setting for team-building retreats, off-site conferences, meetings and corporate events. Wave Hill House, our historic Hudson River mansion, fully engages your attendees’ senses by “bringing the outside in.”

Our mansion can accommodate from 10 to 200 guests and is ADA-accessible, with state-of-the-art lighting, flexible conference furniture systems and high speed WIFI for your attendees.

Multiple spaces with varying capacities are available indoors and out at one of the city’s most serene and beautiful locations. Complete your experience and relax with your guests after-hours for dinner or cocktails to maximize your Wave Hill experience.

Rentals at Wave Hill require Membership, and fees for events go to supporting Wave Hill’s gardens and programs.

For weddings, contact: Michael Wiertz, Director of Visitor Services, michaelw@wavehill.org or 718.549.3200 x208

For more information about conferences and retreats, contact: Carolyn Liv, Assistant Director of Corporate Partnerships and Conferences, carolynl@wavehill.org or 718.549.3200 x209 



Standing: 500 max., Seated: max.

Outdoor Tent

Standing: 425 max., Seated: 275 max.

Armor Hall

Standing: 185 max., Seated: 160 max.

Mark Twain Room

Standing: 75 max., Seated: 45 max.

Kate French Terrace

Standing: 250 max., Seated: 180 max.


  • Natural Light

  • Stunning Views

  • Outdoor Space

  • Garden

  • Meeting Space

  • Coat Check

  • Valet Serves

  • Wedding Venue

  • Parking Lot / Garage

  • In-House AV / Tech

  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Classic

  • Historic

  • Grand

  • Iconic

  • Museum / Cultural Institution



West 249th Street And Independence Avenue
Bronx, New York 10471