(Closed) After Party?

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hmmm –

1. Night before party – I suggest just finding a casual bar by the hotel to welcome guests after your rehersal dinner. This would be best for out of town guests not invited to Rehearsal Dinner, and for young and fun NY’ers that want to meet up with everyone. Just do a NY Magazine bars search to find something appropriate. MY FH works at bar and appreciates it when people call ahead to let them know there will be a big group arriving at a certain time. In now way are you guys obligated to pay for anything related to this. Unless you want to buy a round or two…

2. After party – I say you do the same sort of thing. And to answer your question, yes we love after parties! Do you really think 100 people will want to go? That sounds like a fun crowd. Remember that the bars stay open until 4 am here, so rolling in to a place around midnight is pretty standard. Just give the place a heads up. If you don’t mind being around other “regular” folks (non attenders), then this is the way to go. I honestly don’t think you need to add too much more planning to your plate in terms of venues and such. Just pick a few bars and go!

Post # 4
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I had the same exact same questions!  Our closest friends and family are coming in one day earlier on Thursday, so we are having a pizza party at our apartment to welcome. We are also having a small immediate family/wedding party Rehearsal Dinner and wanted to see our friends before the wedding.  That said, we are casually mentioning meeting for drinks at one of the hotel bars that we have a room block for anyone that wants to come and have a drink after the Rehearsal Dinner.  I think we ultimately decided to bail on the after party only due to the fact that in my initial phone calls to some places, NO ONE wanted to see a large group show up at 12:30 on a Saturday.  So I figure if the after party happens organically then great, but I am not going try to and plan anything since it would require paying in advance and we don’t know if we would even have enough guests that would want to participate.  Whew, sorry that was so long!

Post # 5
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Congrats on the Yale Club..that was actually our second choice!  

Hmm..trying to think of good spots to go around the grand central area for an after party..

Whiskey Blue in The W on 49th and Lex..

The new Gaansevort Hotel is opening up on 29th and Park (a little far from you)..but we are thinking of stopping there after the wedding …the new rooftop lounge looks nice….or what about 230 5th?

If you want more casual, there are alot of bars on 3rd avenue in the 30’s..


Post # 6
1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Not in NYC, but we did an after party too and our guests LOVED it – our reception ended at 9:00 pm, so we hosted an after party at the bar in the Four Seasons until 2:00 am.  I would definitely do one if you can and budget permits. 

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