(Closed) Any Manhattan Penthouse brides?

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Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@shrinkgirl:  So our wedding is this weekend and the scaffolding is still up ๐Ÿ™  They gave us the option of cash discount or extending the night.  We had already arranged the after party so we took the cash discount.  Good luck for your day- hopefully it will be gone by then!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@shrinkgirl:  Sorry I missed your first message, I think it came when I was running around having a wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

I am so happy for you that you don’t have to deal with the scaffolding.  In the end as you said it didn’t ruin the view at night but it would have looked much better without it.  Jeno ending up cutting our site fee to $1000 (which was in our contract) and comping the vendor meals which he didn’t have to do.

So the wedding was fantastic.  The service was great – they served everyone quickly and I didn’t hear about anyone who had an empty wine glass for long.  The servers seemed to get around pretty quickly when they were serving appetizers (although I’m sure they went around and saw me first!)

The food was great.  I would highly recommend getting the seabass. People were raving about it and I have a picky group of friends and family.  Even the lamb was apparently delicious and most of my DH’s friends are New Zealanders and they know their lamb. 

At the end they give you a lot of fruit and eclairs which hardly any of my friends ate – people were full.  But I tried one and the eclairs were pretty good! My only beef with the service is that they only asked people if they wanted sea bass or lamb and didn’t offer the vegetarian risotto unless people asked for a vegetarian option.  Lesson learned – I should have told people what the options were before or asked them to print menus.

We met with Jeno a couple of days before to figure out where to put our photobooth, and go over the ceremony details (which I would recommend doing.)  They paid a lot of attention to details – for our ceremony they had some pillars we used and I suggested putting a centerpiece on it.  Our centerpieces were small so they clustered a few of them together to make it look more impactful. We also had small cards for the guests and they set those out for us.  I had originally wanted the DJ’s to ask people to be seated by Jeno thought that would be disruptive and said the servers would tell everyone instead (which they did.)

Jeno left around 10:30 which was fine.  He cracks me up – that man is all business and must be on email 24/7.  I’m sure he’s done thousands of weddings.

We also had 100 guests and the space was perfect.  DH was worried it would feel too big but they set the tables up so it didn’t feel that way at all. The audio was good but we also had AMAZING DJ’s who checked the sound a couple of times.

Overall our guests thought it was fantastic.  They enjoyed the views and the food.  I have to say that when I compare it to other places I think the value was pretty good.  The only thing that was really missing was a terrace but all the places we looked at with outside spaces were ridiculously overpriced and some of the terraces had down right crappy views.

Here’s one shot from the day (obviously the scaffolding really didn’t detract from my happiness, although it does kind of ruin the view.)

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@shrinkgirl:  Also – we went back this morning to pick up a couple of cases of wine we left behind (we didn’t like the red, so brought our own).  it looks SO nice without the scaffolding.  Sigh.  There’s nothing I can do about it and at least we got some $ off but it does make a difference.

I saw the setup for another wedding (which looked really beautiful, they must have spent about $3000 on flowers!) and I would inquire about having them print menus if you haven’t already.  It looked nice and makes it faster for the guests.  It’s possible though that the bride and groom may have printed them on their own.

 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@shrinkgirl:  

Hmm maybe you can find a way to tell guests what the menu will be before (e.g. if you have a website).  If you have access to a computer with Microsoft Word there are templates for menus on there that are pretty fool-proof.

It will all come together ๐Ÿ™‚  We only had two minor things go wrong (and they were really minor in the grand scheme of things.) And the MP staff are pros – they get stuff set up FAST and keep everyone happy. You’ll have so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hi everyone! Just came across this. I’m getting married at the Manhattan Penthouse at the end of October and can’t wait! Found out this weekend that the scaffolding is in fact gone!! I follow their facebook page and it says it came down. Thank god. Anyways, we’ve gone to one tasting and loved the filet and the sea bass. so yummy. Have any of you tried the Seared tuna app? Mmmm delish!! Also I saw one of you wasnt too impressed with the views. As a girl who has lived in NYC all her life, they’re about as good as it gets inside the city. Sure places in BK and Jersey have great views cuz you’re outside the city, but inside this is about as good as it gets! Also Monika (our planner) said she has a guy for printing menus, so perhaps you all can ask about that? Thats what were doing

 

Is there anything I need to be worrying about ladies? Last minute things you wish you had spent more time on? Thank you for your help in advance!Laughing

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@shrinkgirl: 

I do think it’s great that you are getting menus made, it’s the ONE thing I wish I did.

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@nycgirl45:  

The seared tuna was great, we served it.  My friend said she had 5 of them!  We had the sea bass and the lamb.  I was SO nervous about serving lamb to a room full of New Zealanders but they said it was delicious.

Both –

Jeno is a pro and for the most part I would take his suggestions. He was great with helping us get stuff set up, co-ordinating with our vendors, giving us suggestions on where to put our photobooth, have the ceremony etc.

The one thing I would watch if you are getting a band or DJ is the sound system.  Our DJ’s were so awesome, they went and checked it out twice and tested.  But apparently you have to be careful or you can blow the system.

Honestly you guys will be really happy.  Our guests are still talking about how beautiful it was, and how good the food was. Even the eclairs and fruit they serve at the end are delicious!

If you want to see pics from our day, I just posted a recap here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/our-new-york-city-wedding-art-deco-inspired-pic-heavy#post-6644131

You can see the stupid scaffolding here.  I’m glad for you guys that it is down!

Let me know if you have other questions.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Also, here’s a pic of the eclairs.  They’re funny – they don’t look that great (I find it funny that they were different shapes) but they tasted yummy!

We didn’t have menus because I didn’t realize they weren’t printed but the little postcard in the picture was one of the ‘Love Notes” we gave to each guest. They each got different ones.

 

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