Post # 1
When we were looking at what we were goingt on spend on a venue we thought it might be nice to try to book a venue that would help support a cause or organization we cared about. We’ve put in a query with the Housing Works bookstore in Soho and are looking at some venues that donate to Common Ground. Fort Tryon Park (and most of the other park & preservation related locations) are a bit out of our price range. We are looking at some church halls as well.
Can anyone think of other locations (don’t have to be finished spaces) or organizations that we can contact?
Post # 3
have you looked at the prince george ballroom? they also donate site rental fees to common ground.
Post # 4
Thanks for the suggestioN! We havebeen looking at it. It’s beautiful. I’ve been to a few well done events there & we’re going to another in a few weeks so we can check it out together with “wedding eye.” We’re also trying to see whether some of the spaces they have in their other buildings would work in case we can’t get the date we want. Any similar organizations you can think of (like common ground) that have relationships with spaces or venues?
Post # 5
What about Angel Orensanz Foundation? The space looks gorgeous. http://www.orensanzevents.com/index.html
Have no idea how much they charge, though.
Post # 6
I’ve been to the angel Orensanz site for a work party..definitely nice but I believe its something ridiculous for a site fee like $15 or $20K
Post # 8
Yeah, Angel Orensanz is GORGEOUS (we visited it), but the price is insane. We also visited the Prince George Ballroom and the main room is beautiful, like really unique and stunning, and quite reasonable in price, but only holds about 40 people. The overflow space is disconnected and pretty plain, which we didn’t like. So it works really well for a very small wedding, but wasn’t quite our cup of tea since we’re having just over 40 (like maybe 50-60).
Most of the places we looked at were run by non-profits because I wanted them to be tax-deductible (lol), so I’ll have to go back and look at my list again!
Post # 9
You can rent out any of the zoos (central park, bronx, prospect park, or queens) or the aquarium from the wildlife conservation society http://www.wcs.org
I have heard its like $7500 (don’t quote me on it!!) and 100% goes to the wildlife conservation society.
I think tables and chairs and possibly centerpieces are included….
Post # 10
@MrsFalcon: Don’t know if Housing Works is in the running, but I came across these photos today of a wedding in the bookstore and thought you might like to see them.
Adam and Shireen: Hitched!