European Country Charm Shines At This New York Wedding Venue
We received this fab wedding from our New York strictlyweddings.com partner Gruber Photographers that showcased this very cool venue in the heart of New York City – 632onHudson. Originally built in 1847 as a townhouse for the family of a sashmaker, 632 Hudson Street was converted to a general store and produce market late in the 19th century by Hugh King, whose name appears on the pediment. Purchased by the Esteve family in the 1930’s, the building became home to an import export business and chorizo sausage factory, which it remained until 1992. In that year the present owner acquired the building, restoring and renovating it with a grand theatrical gesture that spans both space and time, and leading to its present incarnation as 632onHudson – a premier space for receptions and events in New York’s far West Village.
The wedding was inspired. With details that spoke from the heart, right down to her bouquet separating into three smaller bouquets—one piece for his mother and one for hers as a thank you for bringing them to that moment in their lives. The presentation was made during the ceremony. Her dress was a light-as-air silk chiffon Reem Acra evening gown.
Yet, one of the best memories, the bride said, was the party atmosphere at 632onHudson. It was like a “great, big cocktail party with plenty of sushi and champagne.”
More about the venue, 632onHudson … You’ll discover beneath an Italian Renaissance ceiling mural, a central 40-foot atrium links the tiny library of an English manor house, the fireplace of a French chateau, a grand staircase leading to a re-creation of an Edwardian kitchen with a twelve-foot trestle table and the palatial master bedroom and bath. Continuing up the atrium staircase is a small penthouse deck opening onto a lovely 1,000 sq. ft. planted roof garden, complete with a gazebo created out of an old water tank. The rooftop has recently been expanded to include a beautiful new area with glass floor centerpiece and Shinto-style gates. The space is fitted with a professional grade sound system, wireless internet access and a 50” plasma monitor. The newly enlarged and meticulously renovated 5,000 square foot space now includes an additional salon, with full bar as well as kitchen and bath.