- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
So I saw a bunch of places in NYC when I was looking for a venue, so I thought I would post the info I had hopefully helping some brides looking for a wedding venue…I’m not bashing any place (i know alot of bees have gotten married at them)..just offering up some of my own personal thoughts
Plus, my fiance is at his bachelor party so I have some time on my hands..haha
So here goes..prices are based on August which is typically a cheaper month in NYC, but Saturday which is definitely more expensive than Friday..
Bridgewaters (South Street Seaport) – It has 2 main rooms (one typically for smaller weddings and one for larger (300 people can fit at least) weddings. You can actually rent both rooms as well. The smaller room has an outdoor balcony wrapped around with views of the water (very nice). The cake was included in the price. Ambiance in the smaller room was very outdoorsy – there is actually a boat (maybe rowboat) hanging from the ceiling. Price for a Saturday in August $165 (plus tax and tip).
Manhattan Penthouse (14th and 5th ave) – BEAUTIFUL views of the city, but I found the main room to be small – ceilings were not high – very pretty though. There is a site fee on top of the pp fee. Site fee was $4K and then it was $150 pp
Roosevelt Hotel 45th and Madison – I really wanted to like this place – reasonable priced (for ny) at $155 per person.l What I didn’t like is the cocktail hour area overlooked the hotel reception area so that it wouldn’t be totally private. The rug in the ballroom was a little too much for me though. The cake was included and it was by Syvia Weinstock (sp?)
Battery Gardens – I really though I was going to get married here but it wasn’t meant to me – AMAZING views of the water, statue of liberty, awesome outside area of the cocktail hour. The only thing I didn’t like was that in the main room the stair case was in a weird spot in the middle of the room and the two sides of the rooms didn’t flow as well as I would have liked. Cake not included $185pp
Astra – 59th and east river – Great views, nice outside balcony, but small – it reminded me of a restaurant (would be great for a smaller more intimate wedding). I forget the price on this one
Yale Club – Have 2 different main ballrooms, and a separate cocktail hour with an outside balcony overlooking grand central (major plus), $160 per person – This was one of my final 3 choices, but the decor just wasn’t my style – For me the pictures of presidents all over the place just wasn’t my thing. I have down $175 for the price, but it could be cheaper than that – I included a sushi bar add on when I got my quote. Cake is included – Another bonus is they have hotel rooms in the Yale Club so all guests can stay there as well.
24 Fifth (9th and 5th) – Nice location by Washington square park – Inside there is a cool sunken in dance floor – could have been cool to put the sweeheart table right on the dance floor- decor looked a little older…believe the price was $145pp
The W Union Square – Like the contemporary feel of W Hotel’s in general – at this location they have a grand ballroom with built in uplighting (so you don’t have to pay for it separately)..and no ugly carpet…Cake is included (from Carlo’s of Cake Boss in Hoboken). No outside area which is a bummer. Food is Todd English cuisine and amazing. $175pp
I wanted to look at Chelsea Piers Lighthouse, Tribeca Rooftop and the Boathouse but I didn’t meet the Saturday night minimums