Post # 1
yay! booking our INTIMATE (just us two!) wedding in central park, this may!
been desperately trying to plan the rest of the trip though. we are from canada, and google has really let me down. while tripadvisor does enough for booking a hotel (feel free to suggest some modestly priced, but still beautiful hotels) i cannot find any info on restaurants. obviously it will be for the wedding dinner, so we will be in our fancy attire.. and plan to have the wedding in central park, with possibly a detour to brooklyn botanical garden for pictures? haven’t secured the time for the ceremony, but the bbg pictures are available from 10-430pm. so calling out to any new york bees, or those who have travelled there, where can my fi <3 and i have a nice wedding “reception” in that area? not too picky on the type of food, just want quality and good atmosphere.
-also have considered a really nice wedding suite the wedding night, and less expensive through the rest of the week? any ideas? also feel free to suggest other options for dinner or sight seeing the rest of the trip!
Post # 2
Go to The Paramount. Rooms are small but elegant; I had a 2 room suite there for my wedding night. They have a great bar too. It’s close enough to walk to Times Square but far enough away that you’re not in the noise/craziness.
Post # 3
Mrs-mcm-0507: What’s your budget for dinner? NYC is such a huge range.
Post # 5
Oh I am so jealous! I don’t have much to add but want to follow to see what you decide!
Post # 5
Will be sure to keep updating 🙂
Post # 6
Mrs-mcm-0507: What a neat idea! Keep in mind Central Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden are about an hour away by subway (~45 min by cab) so make sure you build that into your day (particularly since you’ll be coming back to Manhattan likely tired and hungry). If you’re not up for the trek to Brooklyn that day, Central Park would be a lovely place to stay for photos. Another beautiful spot is The High Line (http://www.thehighline.org/blog) a beautiful park built on railroad tracks above the street — it’s in Manhattan and much closer to Central Park.
As for your dinner, tell us what kind of food you’d like and what your budget is. There are a million options but you should give us a better sense of what you’re looking for ($300 10-course tasting menu at uber-fancy place, $25 plate of the best pasta you’ve ever had, or something in between?)
Post # 7
Mrs-mcm-0507: the brooklyn botanical garden is *not* a quick detour from Central Park at all. 45 minutes to an hour to get there. On a good day. I would skip that- there will be plenty of garden beauty in the park in May. For restaurants I would go by yelp.com or zagat to find the kind of place you want at a budget that suits you.
Post # 8
Agreed on skipping bbg (which I love) unless you really want garden pics. There are so many more places unique to nyc that would be great for pics– high line, nyc library, dumbo, brooklyn bridge etc
Post # 9
brooklynbride15: well we definitely don’t need 10 courses!! But for a wedding dinner I would have no problem spending $100 each on a meal.
MrsBuesleBee: @brooklynbride15: hahah, guess a quick 45 min trip (I did map quest it) just seems shorter in a straight-line canadian hwy bahaha. Thanks for that tip, will have to keep that in mind and do some more research. Love the idea of reading up on zagat. again- just never even crossed my mind.
Closertofine: glad you brought that up actually, it really makes sense to do high line pictures and things that symbolize the city.. Why else travel so far! 🙂
thank You girls.. really glad I posted!