(Closed) Tribeca Rooftop or Lighthouse??

posted 11 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
42 posts

Hi nyc2010,

We actually looked at those places (and ended up choosing Battery Gardens) but they are both great. I think it depends more on whether you’re looking to be along the water (like the Lighthouse offers) or have the Rooftop’s urban views and loft feel.

Hope This Helps a little!



Post # 4
9 posts

you definitely won’t feel the space being too big at the lighthouse.

Post # 5
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I preferred the Rooftop over the Lighthouse (I felt the Lighthouse was a bit too much of a blank slate for me, but would be great for a bride who wanted to create her own vision), but decided not to choose it since my wedding had to occur in either July or August and I was too worried about heat or rain making the rooftop unusable for the ceremony.  I know people have a lot of rooftop parties in the city in the summer, but I was concerned about guests dressed in formal clothes who couldn’t drink water during the ceremony.  If you are interested in the Rooftop, I would strongly encourage you to consider marrying in May, June or September.  But please make sure that you won’t be too disappointed if it rains and your wedding is limited to the indoor spaces (which are really gorgeous too!)

Post # 6
3 posts

I have photographed in both spaces and love Tribeca Rooftop. The view from The Lighthouse may be good, but so does the RoofTop. It is the overall feeling of space during the entire event that is most important.  The light is amazing and the space has a warmth the LightHouse lacks. Also, as a photographer, The RoofTop is my preference, there is no comparison.

Hope this helps.


Patricia Kantzos Photography

Post # 7
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yay!  I’m getting married at Tribeca Rooftop next July, so obviously you know what my opinion is.  I narrowed it down to the same two choices actually!  We ultimately went with TR because we liked the clean look, skylight, staircase and exposed brick.  We are doing ceremony inside, cocktail hour on the roof (weather permitting) and reception back inside. The indoor option for the cocktail hour is lovely too so I don’t feel like I’d be heartbroken if we had to move it inside.  I loved the idea of taking pics on the streets of Tribeca.  For us it was definitely the right choice. So far they have been a pleasure to work with too.  I’m having a larger crowd then you but I saw it set up for 190 guests and it didn’t look empty at all.  

My reasons against Lighthouse (which I obviously loved too since it was my 2nd choice) were that it felt a tinge to masculine.  Also, we preferred a city view to the New Jersey view.  And i didn’t like that during the ceremony some of the guests wouldn’t be “in” the room since they set it up on a diagonal (I’m having 250 guests so most of my guests would’ve been way out of the ceremony ‘veranda’ or whatever it’s called.  And, I was being nitpicky at that point and didn’t love the curtain pattern and wasn’t sure I’d want that in my pics. 

Those were just my thoughts though.  Obviously the water and view are great and Abigail Kirsch food…YUM.  They are wonderful to work with too I’ve heard.  Basically you cannot make a bad choice.

Let me know if you have any questions about Tribeca Rooftop though b/c I’m sure I can help!  Good luck with your choice.




Post # 8
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love lighthouses and that’d be what I would chose.  Being by the water is so calming and I could imagine that view!

Post # 9
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Stage 6 Steiner Studios

Hi nyc2010! 

I’ve been to weddings at both locations (more recently was Tribeca Rooftop. You can’t go wrong w/either and I’m sure Lighthouse would be accommodating to you if you wanted to make your space feel smaller. At the TR wedding, the cocktail hour was on the roof which did not feel big at all. You might want to see if they have sample table layouts for your size guest list. (p.s. the food at both locations is really good!)  

Post # 10
10 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I too am deciding between TR and Lighthouse– I love TR but I have no idea about their food or the food presentation.  At Lighthouse, it seems like all they show are pictures of the food, wheras I have no idea what the food looks like at Tribeca. 


Does anyone out there have an opinion?

Post # 11
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’ve been to a wedding at TR and it was awesome.  The wedding we attended they had around 175 and it was perfect.

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