Post # 1
So excited about recent engagement but definitely got a reality check when searching for wedding ideas living in NYC. After 2 months of frustration, we sat down and decided what we really want. A fun affair! A short ceremony followed by a party that can include traditional dances etc but not have to be so formal. Skip the sit down dinner. Have stations, drinks, and lots of passed apps 🙂 I’d love to keep this in NYC or surrounding area, so it’s easy for out of town guests to experience the city and our celebration. Guests: 75 budget (really low!) trying to keep venue and food to 7500 so that with everything else we hit around 10K-12K.
Am I dreaming? if so, our back up is vegas (equally fun!)
Post # 3
Not dreaming! Try Bon Soir caterers or Bassets
Post # 4
Also try Thalassa, I recall they had a cocktail station heavy option and Loft 360.
Post # 5
Also try Sequoia’s at South Street Seaport. They have beautiful water views and terrace.
Post # 6
@ldilazzaro: I swear you are living in my brain! Just got engaged and looking for the SAME EXACT THING for 2014. I have been scouring and have had the hardest time finding something. I too want to keep it in NYC but fear I might have to venture to BK. I found something at reBar which is exactly what I want, but a bit too pricey for me and again, in BK. I’d love to collaborate with you in our search and hopefully we can give each other a hand… Someone replied Sequioa at South Street Seaport, and that might actually be something to look into. Another place i’ve heard good things about is Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Pier (surprisingly reasonablea).
Who knows, maybe we can get a 2-for-1 special somewhere
Post # 7
Do an earlier affair on a Friday, Saturday night. Great views, good food and the manhattan skyline. It has a collapsable roof to take in the day and night air.
Post # 8
Thanks I’ll check it out. We also found another place for a Friday night that seems so affordable! Finally yay!
Post # 9
I know this may sound a little silly to some but you may want to consider a pub. I am considering Connolly’s on 45th St. I booked my company’s Christmas party there. It was $85 pp with full open bar and massive amounts of good food. Everyone had a great time. Good luck with whatever you choose!
Post # 11
Stone Park Cafe in Park Slope can do a coctail reception for up to 85 people, and has very low minimums($3,000 to $4,000). They can do dancing and have a tiny “garden.”
Post # 12
@ldilazzaro: Try our venue! Park Avenue Bar & Grill in Union City, NJ (right next to Hoboken & Weehawken). They have a gorgeous third floor lounge with a rooftop deck (with a view of the Manhattan skyline!). After appetizers, four hour open bar, four types of entrees (buffet style), and two sides, we come up slightly over $100 a person. We’re looking at roughly 55 guests so the price is definitely right.