Post # 1
I am looking for a venue in manhattan for my wedding Reception. I have looked at quite a few venues and so far The Plaza (GrandBallroom) and Metropolitan Club are the ones I love. However, I am not sure if I should go ahead, break the bank or find a venue which might not be as opulent and gorgeous as The Plaza but can save me tons of money. Any cheaper venues in Manhattan that I should be looking at? Can anyone suggest any cheap Manhattan Venues?
Post # 3
how many people and what’s your budget? i looked in NYC and settled for the brooklyn botanic gardens (lol not manhattan! silly me) my budget was pretty high but i didn’t want to get too crazy and i was estimating for 250 people
i looked at Capitale which is fabulous however the location isn’t super desirable.. take into consideration that you’ll need to pay extra for valet because it’d just be wrong to make your guests find parking over there.. not great for me because that room can fit up to a thousand comfortably so it was too vast for my party.
Tribeca Rooftop which was also great, it’s a touch difficult to find and doesn’t have a traditional layout but it’s still a nice space, they also have another floor that’s under construction and looks pretty but is no rooftop
583 park is nice, parking is easy up there so you don’t necessarily need valet, http://583parkave.com/
Central Park Boathouse is lovely but $$$$ its nice because they have parking there
Gotham hall is nice, i haven’t been to a wedding there but i’ve been to various events and it’s a great space, it’s right on Broadway.
Again, i don’t know your budget but Cipriani is also a great wedding location.. beautiful beautiful room, i looked at the one down on Wall St and loooved it but it was just a bit expensive for us.
NY Mag has an awesome list which would be a good place to start. http://nymag.com/weddings/listings/locations/
Post # 4
If ure willing to cross the bridge checkout riviera caterers. Thats our venue – (so Im A little Biased!)it is gorgeous, has its own valet garage, a beautiful garden with waterfalls, not too expensive, one wedding at a time – excellent food and plenty of it (main course guests get to Choose from 12 items standard !) It’s in coney island right near the boardwalk And Luna park which makes for Some Awesome pictures ! Riviera Caterers http://www.rivieracaterers.com
Post # 5
@CookieBee: thanks for your reply. All the venues you have mentioned are awesome and I would definately say you have a good taste and these were all exactly my first few choices. But heres the thing my wedding guest list is fairly small, between 50-60 guests 🙁 I wish I had more people coming but I still want a venue that has a wedding granduer to it and most of the nice venues are one too big for us and second they have a minimum guest count which I dont even come close to.
I dont want to settle for a small restaurant room and I want dancing too … So any more suggestions ?
Post # 6
Thanks for suggesting this venue. I checked the website and it looks amazing. Although I wanted to stay in Manhattan but I will definately go there and see the place. Do you mind be asking what is the ave per head cost?
Post # 7
The River Cafe has parking and a beautiful view of the skyline. It’s my absolutely favorite and very romantic. They can fit 75 people with a dance floor, I believe.
Post # 8
What about a club/association. They have some of that old world feel/granduer while being more intimate than a big hotel. I don’t think they are too too expensive (although everything in New York is 🙂 ).
The Players Club
The Downtown Association
Yay! For cool NY weddings!
Post # 9
I got married at The W Hotel in Union Square..love their ballroom! Maybe worth looking into?
Post # 10
How about Twenty Four Fifth? They accomodate smaller weddings.
I would try that! Good Luck!!
Post # 11
If you are open to looking at restaurants, check out Thalassa in Tribeca – lovely 3 level modern Greek inspired restaurant.
Also – Alger House in the West Village – is a private west Village mansion – not the traditional route, but I went to a really lovely, 60 person wedding there.
Post # 14
There’s a rooftop venue that might be perfect for you! I feel like it’s Hudson terrace but it might be something else. I remember being in love with a place bit it was too small for my guestlist. They only could accommodate under 150ish. I will ask my fi the name of the place but I’m out of the country at the moment so I’m sorry If I dont respond sooner!!
Post # 15
@mrs peabody: I’m so glad you liked it!!!! I was quoted $115 for a Sunday, so a Saturday is a but more – this includes full cocktail hour, sit down dinner, and top shelf open bar all night.
Post # 16
Hotel Giraffe might fit your bill or maybe the Crosby Street Hotel.