(Closed) NYC Venues!

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers

Hi Habibi! I posted on my venue search in NYC here. Captiale was one of the places I visited. Haven’t been to any of the others.

Good luck! This is definitely the hardest part.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

we looked at the ritz battery park.  we loved it but fell more in love with another venue.  i think the biggest thing for us was that we wanted to get married in a place with windows.  the wedding coordinator/sales person we spoke to was very helpful and there was a bit of give in the price negotiations.

 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Hi, we looked at the ritz and ended up booking with Battery Gardens (which is very close to the ritz)

Post # 8
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Helper bee

hi habibi – we are getting married at the lighthouse.  (which has lots of windows!!) and by the way, they’ve been awesome so far.  good luck in your search.

Post # 9
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Wannabee

Hello Habibi. We almost booked capitale, but in the end went with a more traditional hotel option since I have a lot of out of town guests coming in. Speak with larry at capitale he is great. It is def. one of the more reasonable venues I looked at. My only problem with it was the location (china town–not very luxurious), but once you get inside it is really impressive. I am currently working with the Pierre on my wedding. They have also been great.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

This might not be relevant but I went to a New Year’s party at Guastavino’s a while back and it was a disaster.  So bad given that we paid so much to be there. Service was a nightmare so make sure you find people who got married here and had a good exprience before you book!! 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

i just got married at capitale this past april. started out dealing with this horribly irresponsible and inconsistent guy who then got fired and after that was very pleased with the service level. wedding day went off without a hitch, all the guests were very impressed with the venue and with the food and drinks. ritz and guastavino’s are more expensive so we didnt look at those. the w on lex is cheaper and we visited and were happy with the price, but the venue seemed less impressive than capitale. you might look into chelsea piers, brooklyn or bronx botanical garden, the rainbow room, cipriani’s, and gotham. i’d be happy to discuss the prices of each venue with you if you want to send me a msg. good luck!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

oh yes we LOVED the bronx botanical gardens.  beautiful outdoor ceremony space, great room for the party and its Abigail Kirsch so food is great.  didn’t book due to 200 person min –  we had 150  attend.  I think it was $195 or so pp in peak times – summer/fall saturdays….

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We looked at the Ritz too but booked Battery Gardens like the other bride. Their food is fantastic and floor to ceiling windows!!! Can not recommend enough!

As for the Ritz, all our Out of Town guests stayed as well as ourselves for the wedding night and we hosted a day-after brunch there. I have to admit the rooms are gorgeous but the service is seriously lacking. 

 For the brunch, we had to email/call the venue for 2 weeks to get them to send us the contract and they originally showed us one space, which we wanted to book, but 2 weeks later, they told us it was booked already, which the manager knew at the time she showed us. We had to settle for another smaller space. 

There are lots of other little things, like I checked with concierge if we could drop off Welcome Bags and if there was a fee. They said of course and there was no charge. Two days before the wedding, we drop everything off and they charge us $1.50 per bag. Not a huge cost, but the principle is that we asked first and was told one thing and then they did another.

 Both my fiance and I were really glad we had our wedding at Battery Gardens and not at the Ritz Carlton instead. 

Post # 16
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Newbee

  • W on Lexington:  Under $200/pp but not sure if it fits 240, haven’t really checked.
  • Ritz Carlton Battery Park: $250-$350 pending on menu selection
  • Capitale: $185+/pp but I’ve seen lowered prices at other times

Not sure about Gustavino’s bc I’ve only heard bad things about them.  But some other options for your size party:

  • Cipriani Wall Street:  It’s really beautiful; you should check it out! $325/pp BUT you need to use their stage and lighting which can be $5-10k
  • Cipriani 42nd Street:  Basically same as above
  • Gotham Hall:  $250+pp and if you want that sheer voile fabric hung from their chandelier, tack on $7500
  • The Plaza, the Palace, Cirpriani Rainbow Room…all fits your party size and all from $350+

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