- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
Many thanks to Annie and Penthouse 808/Ravel Hotel for the incredible service we received for our wedding back in October (10/29/2011). We truly appreciated everything that she and the entire team did to make our day so memorable! First class service, food, atmosphere and hotel!
I was in the midst of moving during all my wedding planning. Coordinating a wedding from three states was certainly complex but Annie’s responsiveness, professionalism and experience was extremely helpful! At each step of the various decisions she ensured we had all the pertinent information and during our pre-visits to the hotel we were always given first class service both in the hotel and the restaurant! In the end, everything that was discussed came through perfectly. The menu was FANTASTIC and the food was delish. Chic and different, fusion. It really stands out from the same old wedding menu of salmon, chicken and steak!
Annie and the team were always one step ahead of everything on our wedding day, making sure the flow of everything (cocktail hour, ceremony, dance, food, cake) was concise and enjoyable for everyone. We really had nothing to worry about, which enabled us to focus on our special day and guests – and have a good time. The venue itself is just beautiful and fantastic -with breathtaking views of Manhattan and the 59th street Bridge. We got married in the afternoon, and its wonderful there at ANY hour and in ANY weather. We were there once before the wedding and had awesome views of an approaching thunder storm over the city!
On the day itself we had many guests comment on the politeness and attentiveness of the team at Ravel. We are still hearing from family/friends almost a year later how wonderful everything was. On our wedding day we had the largest snowstorm in the month of October in over 50 years – so to deal with a weather event and yet not miss a single step – and always remaining calm and with a smile in all of the activities is truly uncommon! Annie and her team did a great job, right down to the hotel shuttle bus taking my family around LIC in the snow the night before of the wedding.
We had many guests came from other states, so being able to spend a beautiful afternoon with great food and beautiful views of the skyline was a memorable one. Booking a block of hotel rooms was easy and at a discounted rate, and everyone enjoyed the modern rooms with very comfortable beds and easy access to the city.
In a fast-paced world we felt like we stepped back in time and received service, courtesy, and manners that are hard to find.