Testimonials & Reviews

quote Dear Mr. Popolizio:

We wanted to bring to your attention, and thank you, for the superior service we received for our daughter’s wedding reception. Our guests had a wonderful dinner, service, and experience, that was given high marks by all!

Your staff, in particular, Rit Ruzzo, went above and beyond, to make sure our experience was the best it could be. The evening was well-organized by Mr. Ruzzo, which averted any stress or anxieties we may have had. Rit’s calm demeanor and direction helped to keep the event running smoothly. He even wore a pink vest and tie to match our wedding colors!

Hat’s off to the chef, who we never had the opportunity to thank for an excellent meal. All the dinners were served quickly and hot, which I am sure is quite challenging for large parties. We received so many compliments on the three meals – filet mignon, chicken parm, and stuffed sole. What an absolutely delightful reception we offered to our guests, at a reasonable and affordable price!!!

Finally, a big “thank you” to Sue for coordinating our lodging at the Inn. We had a lovely overnight stay, and truly appreciate her attention to detail.

Unfortunately, oftentimes customers may be quick to criticize and bring unflattering comments to the attention of the business owners, while the happy customer does not take time to acknowledge a job well done. We wanted to take the time to express our sincere thanks and let you know what a beautiful wedding reception we had.

We are happy to recommend The Waters Edge Lighthouse to anyone looking for a wedding or banquet venue. quote

Pat & Debbie Miller

quoteMy family and I want to sincerely thank you for the fabulous reception you hosted for Kelly & Josh. The entire family has not stopped talking about how lovely the room was, how delicious the food was, and how professional & courteous the staff was. You run a “well-oiled machine”, Rit. God bless you for all you do You are the best! quote

Donna B.

quoteWe recently had our ceremony and reception at your facility. We cannot thank you enough for everything you and your staff did for us that day. A special thanks to Rit Ruzzo, who made sure every need was met – and anticipated everything that we would need. From the bottom of our hearts, you gave us a day that we will truly never forget. Thank you! quote

Betsy & John

quoteRit Ruzzo & The Terrace Staff-

Thank you making our wedding a spectacular evening for all!

We worked with Rit and every request was accommodated. We received so many comments from our guests about the delicious food, friendliness of the staff, and the beautiful venue. The whole event was organized exceptionally well and our guests had a wonderful celebration!

Thank you for all of the time and work you put into our event. We can’t express our gratitude enough. Thank you to all of your staff who made this event a huge success!quote

Pat & Ann Marie

quoteWe wanted to thank you for all that you did to make our special day so amazing! It was an awesome feeling to know that everything was being taken care of, and we did not need to worry about anything. From the building itself, to the food and service, to the Inn accommodations, and more – we heard nothing but compliments from all of our guests. We, and all of our family & friends, had an outstanding day, and there aren’t enough “thank yous” in the world to express our gratitude for all that you did!quote

Stefani & Scott

quoteWe wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how pleased we were with our experience at The Terrace. We held our daughter´s reception there last month and we were so pleased with everything. The room is gorgeous, the wait staff was totally professional, and the food was the best! It was a perfect place and I would recommend it highly to anyone. Our highest praise to Rit ­ he is the best ­ very easy to work with and very professional.quote

Debra & Bill Eggleston NY

quoteI am writing to thank everyone there involved in my son´s graduation (from Union) dinner. From my first phone call to make a reservation, to the day of the dinner, you were all superb, friendly, helpful and efficient! We were a party of 15 in the Seeley Room and the foyer was perfect for family photos. Our server was outstanding ­ in a boisterous, hungry party of that size ­ not one of us wanted for anything! I thank you again for starting off our first child´s college graduation so well!quote

Lillian, Canton, MA

quoteThe first thing I have to say is that our perfect day expectations were met, and blown away, with the quality of food and service provided at our wedding. It was a real pleasure working with you to make all of the arrangements leading up to our day!

The facility itself is simply a "home run". We looked at more than a dozen locations, ranging from the Mohawk Valley to Albany and north to Saratoga Springs. When we took our tour of the facility for the first time, our first impression was enough ­ a week later you had our deposit. We even picked our wedding date around the availability of your facility.

We are not kidding when we say that we did not hear anything but compliments from all of our 140 guests. We heard comment like: "The best wedding I have been to in a long time", "I have to come back here for dinner", and "absolutely gorgeous reception with amazing food!"

We believed that the venue would "make or break" our wedding reception and we were so fortunate that we came across yours! The process of deciding the menu, table locations, bar options, etc. can be mind-boggling, but working with you, and your experience, made it so easy.

We highly recommend The Terrace at Waters Edge to anyone looking for a phenomenal wedding reception facility, with exquisite food and service. quote

Chad and Danielle Hartwig, Glenville, NY


quoteWaters Edge was an excellent, knowledgable and informative staff. Perfect timing! Food was cooked perfectly.quote

Jared, Scotia, NY


quoteWonderful place to entertain guests from Arizona - you made a great impression - hope to bring more guests here.quote

Marti, Gansevoort, NY


quoteWe were very pleased. I'm glad I chose the Lighthouse for my 50th birthday celebration!quote

Patti and Bill


quoteDelicious and at an amazing value.quote

Norah, Schenectady, NY


quoteThe waitstaff was exceptional, very competent and friendly. They went out of their way to care for us. I highly recommend the Lighthouse!quote

Alan and Betsy, East Fairfield, Vermont


quoteYour waitstaff was wonderful, knowledgeable and caring who maintained a supreme focus fit for royalty throughout the mealquote

Jeff, New York, NY


quotePerfect meal, great service, wonderful time!quote

Jennifer, Ballston Lake, NY


quoteThis is our favorite restaurant in Schenectady!quote

Jim and Audra, Schenectady, NY


quoteJust wanted you to know that we thoroughly enjoyed your new banquet facility. Hospitality and food were excellent, and the building is spectacular!quote

Joe, Commodore Mayfield Yacht Club


quoteWe can´t thank you enough for making our daughter´s Baptism reception such a success. The food was amazing! Thank you for recommending the salmon ­ it was superb! We got rave reviews from our family and friends. We were so pleased with how everything went that day. From the menu planning and execution, you made the event seamless and stress-free. We are looking forward to coming back for our next celebration at The Terrace. Thank you again!quote

Kelly & Nick, Schenectady, NY


quoteWe wanted to write and express our appreciation to your organization for coordinating our Annual Business Meeting. We appreciate the accommodations, as well as the food, at your new banquet facility. We continue to receive compliments from our membership! Thanks again!quote

International Federation of
Professional & Technical Engineers
Local 147


quoteIt was our very first visit to your restaurant last night as my wife and I celebrated our anniversary with you. I’d just like to pass along our sincere appreciation. The service and atmosphere was great and everyone was so accommodating, sincere and genuine. The food………………well, the food was amazing. One of the nicest dinners we have ever shared. Thank you again for everything and for adding to our special occasion. We will certainly, without a doubt, see you again! quote

Dan and Patty, Schenectady, NY