The artful, yet thoughtful, restoration of an 1847 townhouse has led to one of New York’s best-kept wedding venue secrets: 632 on Hudson. Initially renovated by MTV in 2000 to house the cast of the 10th season of the Real World, 632 on Hudson has become a unique and popular place for both filmmakers and wedding couples to capture their story.
The Triplex is made of three top floors totaling 4,500 square feet of warm, welcoming atmosphere complete with a Roof Top Garden offering fantastic city views and a fantastic space for guests to get some fresh air in the 1,000 square feet of lush, outdoor design. The gazebo on the roof, which is a cleverly repurposed New York City water tank, makes for some fun and unique portraits that couples love.
Combining interesting elements and the décor of different eras, the venue sparkles with style and imagination. Crystal chandeliers meet ornate frames and unique wall sculptures, while baroque clocks delicately hang among turn of the century French portraiture. Every room has a story to tell. 632 on Hudson is not a traditional venue; instead, its character creates a vibe and ambiance that sets an utterly unique, almost theatrical, stage for your story to unfold.
Couples aren’t forced into certain rooms or spaces to hold the different elements of their wedding; however, the most popular ceremony location is at the fireplace on the ground floor beneath the 40-foot atrium which is home to a fabulous Italian Renaissance ceiling. The stairs wrap around the heart of the venue, providing guests with a fantastic bird’s eye view of the action below. After the ceremony, as cocktail hour or the reception and dancing get underway, guests are free to roam the halls, enjoying the unconventional space.
Catering to smaller, more intimate events, 632 on Hudson utilizes every room and space-filling them with character, antiques, and artifacts from various eras and cultures. Each piece has been carefully curated with wonder and whimsy inviting guests into areas like the Shanghai Room, or the French Bedroom. 632 Below offers a slightly more blank canvas which couples can decorate to suit their style and wedding day vision. Here, in this unique space, couples can create a password entry for 632 Below, and then sneak off into the Art Deco Speakeasy.
The Edwardian kitchen is complete with chef-grade range to prepare exquisite meals for your family and friends who will gather around carefully made tables to suit any couples’ requests from chic farm tables or more traditionally decorated round tables. The dining areas are just as unique as their upper-level counterparts with crystal chandeliers and wood beams hanging over walls designed with ambient and creative lighting to fit the personal vision of each couple crafting a bespoke event that friends and family will talk about for years.
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