(Closed) Venue Reviews for Morans/Bayards/24 Fifth

posted 6 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have not had my wedding yet, but I looked at Bayard’s and am getting married at 24 5th.

Bayard’s is beautiful and they are extremely accommidating. The cocktail hour space is huge also. The ballroom was the problem for us, as they say it can fit 150-175, but if you are having a  band instead of a DJ there  is no way that can work (it leaves a tiny weird dance floor and if your paying for a band no one wants that). I still love Bayard’s though, just was too small for us (150 p plus band). They did give option of dinner in the ballroom and then dancing to be downstairs (its three stories) where cocktail hour would be, I just didnt want that.

24 5th so far has been great. Did our tasting two weeks ago and the food was as good as everyone says it is on reviews. Filet was unreal. Cocktail hour space at 24 5th is kind of tight, one bad thing about it I would say. Kind of reverse problem from Bayard’s.

Bayard’s ballroom chairs were alittle nicked up also, whereas 24 5th is kind of in pristine condition overall. Chairs, beatiful high end china plates, etc. Bayard’s also has a preppier feel to it, almost New Englandish, whereas 24 5th is more glamorous/formal I woudl say. I did love the look and antique of Bayard’s and they put Hurricane lamps in the windows. I live down by Wall street and I have walked by on various occasions and it just looks so pretty during events.

I think they are both awesome honestly, and the service and staff at both were very accomindating to us. If your having a band and more than 120 people, I would say 24 5th is your place. If your not, think you cannot go wrong with either, just personal preference, etc.

Post # 5
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Yes, 110 you will be good with either!

When I went to Bayard’s, I went back to bring my parents and at that time they did like a mini tasting for us. It was extremely nice of them. The food was tasty, but I would say 24 5th, who is the Glacier Group, has better food as they really have a high end repuatation for food in general. The desserts are from Financier at Bayard’s which is very yummy though.

I have Eva and she is great. I met Heidi once also and she seemed equally great. We are adding a salad course to our menu at 24 5th, which is only $5 pp extra for a reall big nice “gourmet” type salad, although this is really something my fiances mother wanted and I didnt really think was needed. We also added the butlered sweets, which I think is going to be very nice and fun. Those two things seemed like a good value cost wise, some of the add-ons just didnt seem worth it to me… 

I will let you know how my wedding goes, although I am sure I will think its just fabulous as its mine own so not exactly neutral. Depending on how quickly you are booking, I can always try to send you photos of the food too (I couldnt find any really online and I hate that!)

Post # 7
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

They are Flexible to a point. Adding a station is $10 but they did quote us like $3 to add just a pasta to a station and $3 to add Italian meats to harvest, etc. Seafood they wouldn’t budge due to cost to them thy stated. They also gave us buttered sweets for 5 pp as opposed to 7.50. Bayard, I was able to negotiate adding a salad course fir no cost. I also am having a large wedding for this venues though so that may be why they were more flexible…..

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Definitely!

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