- 11 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
24 Fifth? Roosevelt Hotel? Astra?
24 Fifth? Roosevelt Hotel? Astra?
i’m totally in the same boat, and Manhattan is extremely difficult on that budget. Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers is the closest I’ve found at that per person cost. I’m going to be checking them out in the next month, so I’ll post back my thoughts. but you should try a loft space and an independent caterer. The rental fees may seem pricey, but there are loads of caterers in the city that will create a great menu, and include bar, cake, rentals and staff for less than $100/pp. You will also generally have the space all day, whereas most venues may only allow you a max of 8 hours. more party for the same amount of $$ is always a good thing In My Humble Opinion. i would third, fouth, fifth… the not in Manhattan option. there are lots of places in orange & duchess counties and up in the Hudson Valley that will have at least 100 person minimums but for about or less than $100/pp.
I just booked my reception at Chateau Briand on Long Island. I’m paying less than $100 pp and am booked for April 2nd, 2011. If you plan on contacting them ask for Susan who is my event planner there. She is FANTASTIC! The place is stunning and has an art deco south beach kind of vibe. The room for the cocktail lounge is something out of an old Hollywood movie. Since my theme is old Hollywood glam I found it to be perfect. You get a ton of food and open bar with premium top shelf liquor all night. I checked out Manhattan penthouse, Top of the Rock, 3 West Club and a few others before deciding on this venue. I just felt like it was and intimate venue and a great place to have a celebration. I also felt like I got more for money here than anywhere else. My reception will take place on a Saturday night and I didn’t have to pay an arm and leg for that. My wedding ceremony will be in the city and I’ll hire a limo bus to transport the guest to the venue.
I am at Bridgewaters on a Friday night and talked my way into a great price- albeit more than 110 a head- but not by much.
We almost booked Bubbies- it was great and the people were wonderful to work with- but I think it was going to be around 125 a head once we added in open bar option.
For 110 ahead I would check
Grand Prospect Hall or Russo’s in Williamsburg.
Here are some data points from Jerse if you’re open to it…
The Manor in NJ quoted me 80/person for a Sat night Fall or Summer wedding.
The Colonial Inn in NJ quoted me 80-100/person for a Sat night Fall or Summer wedding. My best friend’s wedding was here back in 2005 and it was great!
Another vote for the Manor. The grounds are stunning, the food is great (4 diamond from AAA and consistently rated some of the best in NJ), and they can definitely work with your price/guest list points. The only potential downer is that they can hold multiple weddings on the same day — so you may not be the only bride in the house — but everything else they offer more than makes up for it. They’ve been in business for almost 50 years, so you’ve got to figure they’re doing something right….
If you call, be sure to ask for James or Ivan. They’re both awesome. 🙂
I went to a wedding at The Manor in October and it was great!!
more re: Jersey, I forgot to mention Park Ridge Marriott and Sheraton Crossroads… they were also in that range price-wise.
Thanks so much ladies! I think we may go with FEAST at Round Hill… We’re trying to stay out of traditional catering halls, but I’m still looking at a few more places. Thanks again for all your input!
By The Way I went to a tasting at FEAST this past weekend and the food was fab!
When I was venue hunting Battery Gardens came pretty close to $110. Slightly over (maybe $120?) but I bet you can negotiate. Beautiful space with great views!
Have you looked into Water’s Edge in LIC. more traditional but killer views. I think they were pretty reasonable as well though i can’t remember exact cost.
We’re getting married on April 17 at Giando on the Water in Williamsburg. Their website is horrendous, but if you can get past that and actually go look at the space, it’s amazing. A lot of perks & inclusions, and we fit everything in for $110 a head.
It’s right on the waterfront under the Williamsburg Bridge with amazing views of the city skyline. Much cheaper than River Cafe and Water’s Edge (we looked at both of those as well). Good luck!
Whoops! Must have not read the fine print about the Fondry.
I am getting married at Conservatory Gardens ($500)
And then we are having a cocktail and apps reception at Katwalk lounge (about $30 a head)
Ever thought about doing a wedding on a yacht in NYC? The price is all inclusive of food, planning, linens, flatware, glasses etc. Let me know if you like more information. Happy Planning!
an FYI about Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers – the obvious bonus is the low price and the gorgeous view, but you and your guests will have to trek through their year-round ice rink, and potentially be subject to their hockey league games during your cocktail hour and reception which for me was a HUGE turnoff.
We are considering Water’s Edge in NYC for a 2011 wedding. I have read mixed reviews about it as far as weddings go…anyone have any experience – ever gone to a wedding or known someone who got married there?
I’ve been to several weddings at the Manor in West Orange, NJ and it’s really beautiful space and great food!
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