(Closed) Budget+NYC, an impossible combination?

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think the norm for NYC is $150 and above.

You can find lower prices if you are willing to have a Friday or Sunday wedding or sometimes even Saturday day weddings have lower prices.

Mrs. Snow Pea was married at 3 West Club, which is also the Women Republican Club. They have very reasonable rates in the $125 range (2007 price).

 We were married at Battery Gardens on a Sat night so it was $160ish, but they have much lower rates for Sat day weddings and other alternative dates in the $120 range.

Post # 4
484 posts
Helper bee

Manhattan Penthouse has really reasonable rates for NYC ($115 – $150). Just make sure to ask any place you call in NYC if the base price includes gratuity (usually 21-22%) and tax. The industry calls this ++ and it basically eats your budget b/c most places tax you On Top Of the gratuity.

Good luck!

Post # 5
212 posts
Helper bee

i paid $140pp at the Lighthouse but had a saturday day wedding.  including the "++" that habibi stated above – it ended up being closer to $180ppl.

For you to get to $125pp (all in), the NYC rates would have to start at around $100.  I did not come across anything like this when I was looking for venues but maybe others have… good luck! 

Post # 6
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

If that is alot, then you could always opt for a destination wedding!

I saw some pics from the lighthouse before on another site..it is very pretty btw.

Best wishes. 

Post # 7
6 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Have you tried Bubby’s in Brooklyn? I know it’s not Manhattan, but the prices are pretty reasonable. The coordinator JoJo is super helpful and the space is gorgeous. Plus there are great views of the Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges and the Empire State Building.

Check it out at http://www.bubbys.com/

Post # 8
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hey there!

I am having a daytime wedding at Battery Gardens (which I think fits your price range), but was also looking at getting the most bang for my buck. I would also take a look at the following places: Alger House, New Leaf Cafe, Bubby’s (as was mentioned before).

i would also take a look more restaurants depending on how many people you are thinking of having. Also if you are open to a daytime wedding I think prices will definitely be cheaper. Good luck! There is something out there for you!




Post # 9
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

That is a tough budget for a saturday night.  The best places I found were Manhattan Penthouse which was 140 pp plus $5K and  The Puck Building which was $180 pp and $1500.  I am guessing you can get better deals for day or friday/sunday weddings.  The one thing I didn’t realize was that these costs were about half of my total expenses – everything is more here – photographers, flowers, hair/makeup, etc.  We ended up getting married in the Hudson Valley….

 110/125 in Manhattan will be pretty tough!

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