Post # 1
Hello! I am new to this great site and recently engaged. We would like to have the wedding in Manhattan this summer but want it to be small, intimate and most importantly affordable. I know impossible in this city!
The ceremony will likely be in Central Park, but I am trying to identify a restaurant or alternate venue that could accomodate 50-60 people. Any suggestions?
Also, any NYC photographers you can recommend for engagement photos? So far I really like Kenny Pang, but would be open to suggestions.
Thanks for any help you can give!
Post # 3
If you go to the blog, click on tags and NYC, you should be able to find a variety of things you need for nyc here.
The photographer I used was Henry Chan. http://www.henryshoots.com
For a restaurant, try The Boathouse.
Post # 4
Hi there! Congrats on your engagement! I am getting married in NYC in Sept 2008. After weeks of venue searching we finally found the Battery Gardens Restaurant inside Battery Park.
They have a lovely outdoor space in the park for a ceremony as well as restuarant space (both indoors and outdoors) to accomodate a party of your size. They also have a larger room upstairs for bigger parties (up to 200 people). I find that the park is just as lovely as central park, but def. much more affordable. And views of the Statue of Liberty are great. Perhaps the best thing about the area is that hotels down in the financial district are considerable cheaper on the weekends than most other places in NYC so if your guests need accomodations, there are planty of reasonable option within walking distance. Honestly though, the reason I choose Battery Gardens was because of how friendly and attentive they were to us. The owner Paul is a great, fun guy who is committed to doing anything to make your day special. Good Luck!
Post # 5
If you want the ceremony in Central Park, look into Tavern on the Green for the reception. My sister had hers there and it was great. The woman was really nice.
As for photographers, I love http://www.studio1923.com.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2018 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers
trinyc: One of my favorite resources when I started planning and looking at sites was NY Magazine Weddings. It’s great! Here’s its online directory of wedding locations.
I basically went down the list and circled ones that seemed to fit and just started calling and populating an Excel sheet. I outlined my system in this post: http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/10/11/starting-off-sane/
If you want to be more cost-conscious, try going outside of Manhattan. There are some great spaces in Brooklyn and Queens that give you the best city views (which you won’t get in Manhattan).
My photographer is Angelica Glass: http://www.angelicaglass.com/
You can find more here: http://nymag.com/weddings/listings/photographers/
Congratulations and good luck!
Post # 7
central park boathouse? tavern on the green? Cipriani?
as for photographers…I highly recommend Kenny Pang. WE did our epics in DUMBO and we loooooved him. Our pics came out amazing. he is a great guy.
Post # 8
You might be able to have better luck if you are willing to have non Sat evening wedding, aka either Sun or day wedding. I looked at Central Park Boathouse and some other places and many have min people requirement ( which is usually around 150ppl) for Sat evening weddings. I looked specifically because we plan to get engaged and married in next 18 months or so and have small-ish wedding ( around 80-100 ppl) and NYC is impossible ( but it’s still the best City in the world 🙂
Post # 9
Our photographer is Yun Gen Yang. He’s VERY AFFORDABLE~ http://www.yangphoto.com/
You can probably rent out a restaurant in the area or somewhere else in Manhattan. I’ve been to a party at Peasant (Lower East Side), about 60 people. It was delicious. The restaurant is very nice and the bar/lounge area is pretty big. Here’s their link. http://www.peasantnyc.com/index.htm
Post # 10
On Venue: We choose Battery Gardens. It’s considered afforable for Manhattan. The venue itself is a 2 story restaurant nestled in Battery Park. There is the view of the statue of liberty and the waters. You can also have your ceremony on their outdoor patio if you’ll like. The staff has been very nice.
On Photography: http://www.Punambean.com !!!
Post # 11
I second Battery Gardens! It is actually inside Battery Park and it’s on the water with an amazing view. Like petunka mentioned, wedding venues usually have better prices on Fridays and Sundays, but Battery Gardens also had the same reduced price for Saturday afternoon weddings.
As for photographers, we’re using Danny Weiss who is one of the friendliest people I met through the whole wedding process. He is even touching up one of our e-pics early to be used in our STD.
I also met with Henry Chan and he is also very talented, plus he’s hilarious to talk to.
If you like Kenny Pang’s work, also check out Tony Yang. I absolutely love his work. Keep in mind, he only shoots on Saturdays.
Congratulations and happy planning!
Post # 12
Hmm… When i spoke to Battery Gardens, the pricing was different for Friday, Sunday and Saturday.
Post # 13
Hi When I was looking at small reception venues, I was seriously considering Swing 46 (http://www.swing46.com/). It’s a dinner and swing venue, that’s really affordable. It’s one of the places with a dance floor and tables around it. YOu can check out the party package prices on their website. The owner seemed really flexible and would have been fun to work with. But we decided to not get married in NY.
A recommendation for an affordable photographer is Ryan Brenizer (http://ryanbrenizer.com/). He did my friend’s and roommates’ engagement photos. Here’s the photos he took for my friend. http://www.flickr.com/photos/carpeicthus/467492926/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/carpeicthus/470007362/