View offers a refined yet relaxed setting, with waterfront vistas, award-winning food and wine menus and crisp, elegant décor. Events can be held year-round at this intimate and inviting location, with an option for an al fresco ceremony during the warmer months. View was recently awarded a Three Star review by Newsday, as well as the Best of Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator, so you can be sure the dining experience will make an impression on your guests. The events team at View, with decades of experience and a passion for creating extraordinary events, will guide you through a complete customization of your event, with every little detail accounted for.

Company History

Founded in 1890, Lessing’s Hospitality Group is a sixth-generation, family-owned company comprised of over 120 locations throughout the Northeast and Florida. Lessing’s caters approximately 1,500 weddings annually and operates 16 wedding and catering venues. In addition, the company operates 10 full-service restaurants, over 80 corporate and academic dining centers, nine Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza franchises and a historic inn. Steeped in over 125 years of tradition, but adapting to a constantly changing industry, Lessing’s Hospitality Group’s focus is on providing each bride and groom with unique, personalized experiences and remarkable hospitality.

Guest Capacity



  • Bridal Suite
  • Reception Area
  • Indoor Event Space
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Liability Insurance
  • Nearby Guest Accommodations
  • On-Site Ceremony
  • On-Site After Party Location
  • One Event at a Time
  • Wi-Fi
  • Valet
  • On-Site Day of Coordinator

BOLI Love!

Wonderful place! Was just here today for a friends bridal shower and it was a beautiful venue. Great views, wonderful setup...The staff all helpful and friendly and the food was amazing!

Elizabeth D.

We had an exceptional wedding at the View! John, Jimmy and the entire staff gave us the most special day we could ever dream of! The View is our favorite place to be!


We are so happy that we chose to have our wedding at the View in Oakdale!! Absolutely stunning views and the best staff you could ask for - Amanda our matire d' was amazing!!! And the owner Jimmy is incredible- Food was delicious and everyone had an amazing time.


Great outdoor wedding venue. They are very accommodating and had absolutely amazing food. If you chose the view ask about going on the boat to take beach pictures. The beach pictures came out amazing. All the staff was great and made our day perfect.


Everything from start to finish went smoothly thanks to Courtney, Jimmy, Joe and the entire staff. Our friends and family are still raving about how much fun they had, how delicious the food was and the spectacular view. Most of them say it was the best wedding they have ever attended. We had our dance floor out on the patio which gave our 175 guests plenty of space inside to enjoy the beautiful set-up. From the second we walked in that morning Courtney made sure we had everything we needed. Our entire day was amazing thanks to the VIEW and their entire staff!! Its a day we will never forget!


Down to every last detail, the day went perfectly! All of the staff were phenomenal and everything was presented exactly how it was told it was going to be! We did the extended cocktail hour with the sushi bar add on which I HIGHLY recommend! I had a lot of people from all over the country come to my wedding and so many of them told me it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to! I 200% recommend View if you want an absolute dream wedding with well...a wonderful view!!

Amanda F.

First, let me just take a moment to say that the venue itself is beautiful and elegant but simple and really allows you to make the space your own. Jimmy, Joe (my gluten free guru) and Courtney were absolutely superb. In every meeting I felt like they understood what I wanted, took my requests and concerns seriously and executed a flawless day for my husband and I. Everything looked beautiful, tasted amazing and ran right on schedule. Thank you to everyone at View for a truly amazing day!


The View was amazing. I honestly can’t say enough about them. The food, service, staff and everything else was truly amazing.


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