Whether you come for a company retreat, a gathering of friends & family, or party, we strive to make your visit a relaxing, productive and memorable one.
No matter the occasion, what makes an event a success depends on where it takes place. It should be held in an environment that's unique, and as comfortable as it is architecturally stunning. The menu should feature delicious, down-home style food and drink. The air should be filled with great live music, and the venue should have a highly trained staff that delights in making sure every possible care is addressed so their guests have a time they'll treasure long after they leave. It's rare and magical for all these qualities to come together. But in Upstate New York, there's one place they do: within the historic walls of Helsinki Hudson.
Helsinki offers a number of amenities to enhance your time with us, including free Wi-Fi, Audio equipment, several function rooms and much more.
The City of Hudson is located on the Hudson River, approximately two hours north of New York City by road or rail (Amtrak). Once a colorful center of the whaling industry, the town now blossoms as a vibrant cultural mecca thanks to a large influx of working artists, and has been compared to New Orleans for its ornate and stately architecture. The crown jewel of the historic city's artistic and economic rebirth, Helsinki Hudson is comprised of Club Helsinki, an internationally recognized music venue and theatre, and the adjacent, award-winning Restaurant at Helsinki. In addition to its ongoing role of serving up world-class music and fine dining, the versatile venue is available for hire as a unique site for private parties or events - complete with a specially prepared custom menu of dishes made in-house and a full professional wait staff.
When it comes to hosting private events, each event is exclusively designed to create an atmosphere that's beautiful, fun, delicious, and very specific to any individual need.
The Right Fit for Any Occasion
A beautifully renovated former factory built in 1863, the Helsinki Hudson complex is wheelchair accessible (including restrooms) and features four distinct and accommodating spaces, each of which is available separately or in any combination.
Club Helsinki's main room is an acoustically designed, three-level, live-event theatre and music venue. The club has a full-service bar, table and booth seating, a lavish dance floor and large stage with a full PA, monitors, and lighting system (house engineers are available for private events; ask club about recommended bands or DJs). The club is divided from the attached Restaurant by a set of floor-to-ceiling hand hewn wooden wall panels, which can be opened to bring the two spaces together for increased capacity.
The Restaurant at Helsinki
The Restaurant at Helsinki is a popular dining destination revered for its constantly evolving menu of sumptuously innovative comfort food. The restaurant features table and booth seating and a full-service bar. As in the main club, groups of adjacent tables can be reserved for smaller parties.
Directly above The Restaurant is The Ballroom. This beautiful, sun-drenched space has a large wooden dance floor, table seating, a full bar, and even a baby grand piano (a pianist or a small musical group, such as a string quartet or trio, perfectly complements many events; ask for recommendations). The ballroom's separate access makes it especially well-suited for weddings, cocktail parties, or other private gatherings.
Directly connected to the restaurant is the outdoor courtyard, which open during the warmer months. The garden area, has table seating, and can also be used to extend the capacity of functions being held in The Restaurant.
Custom Culinary Care
Helsinki Hudson's kitchens are overseen by Executive Chef Hugh Horner, a leader in the Brooklyn food movement of the early 2000s. Chef Hugh's prize-winning comfort food expands on the rich traditions of his American Southern roots and is dominated by locally sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients - some of which are even grown right on site.
"We meet directly with the client to create a full menu from the ground up, or build on the restaurant menu with unique dishes tailored especially to their tastes and budget," says Chef Hugh. "Whether they'd like shared dining or buffet service, authentic Carolina smoked barbeque or specially created vegetarian or vegan items - and no matter what the size of the client's group - we can do it all."
Chef Hugh is available to consult with you on planning a mouthwatering meal you and your guests will always remember.
In addition to Helsinki Hudson's stellar dining and service, clients holding their special events at the venue can look forward to most every other detail being addressed.
The building is warm and beautiful, and because of the layout of four spaces, can feel both spacious and intimate. Helsinki can provide gorgeous linens and place settings, and whatever other decorative touches the client can think of, like candles or floral arrangements. Helsinki can also assist with music, photographers, hair stylists, make-up, sound engineers and whatever else might be needed.
The handcrafted Helsinki Hudson touch is what your special event deserves to make it a truly memorable experience. An experience we greatly look forward to sharing with you. Contact us now to discuss planning your event.