(Closed) ReBar brides!

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Fiance and I looked seriously at ReBar, and for us, with 50-65 people, it was going to be $7500.  We are planning a Sunday as well, but for brunch, so our bar would be limited to mimosas/bellinis and bloody marys.

Maybe to help control costs, you could do a consumption bar, but limit it to beer and wine? Or maybe ask the venue to remove the more expensive liquors from the bar ahead of time, so there is a large selection, but people are unable to order “top-shelf” alcohol?

Good luck! I loved ReBar, it was so beautiful inside 🙂 

Post # 4
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Wannabee

@brklynmmbb:

 

hey!

i am also having a summer sunday wedding at rebar. our budget is super tight so what we did was try and keep things fun, casual and non-traditional. we’re kind of going for more of a cocktail party/dance party atmosphere rather than a dinner. we are doing heavy passed apps throughout the night with an open bar. that is what got us down in price to a point that we could afford. for us, we’d rather spend the money on open bar, a great dj and fun extras like a photobooth than a complete dinner but that definitely might not be what’s best for everyone. but for the purposes of throwing a giant party rather than a more traditional wedding “reception” we’re hoping it will work… congrats to you and hooray for rebar!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are getting married at ReBar on a Saturday afternoon in April.  The daytime aspect brought the cost down, and we are doing a cash bar.  We are anticipating that all in it will be $10 K.  We are both vegetarians, doing a full vegetarian buffet.  We also have an agreement that when we start approaching our price limit, we will get a warning, and we can either switch to a cash bar (not very classy, so we probably won’t choose it) or just opt to pay more.  Jason assured us that for a 12-5 wedding, he thinks we will be well within our budget.

We also paid/will pay the fee in cash, and that got us more for our money.

I am just so excited!  I think the food is great, the vibe is great, and the staff is great.  Oh, and since it’s very busy inside, we are just doing limited flowers, so that is a HUGE cost cutter.  A friend of mine is going to go to the flower district and make small centerpieces, and do my bouquets/boots.  

Let me know how it goes, and if you have any other tips!

BTW-  Are you all doing your ceremony there, or are you doing BBridge Park?  We just submitted our permit, and I have my fingers crossed that it goes through, and that the weather cooperates.

Oh!  One more question- are you having your hair and makeup done?  Since our reception starts at noon, our ceremony would have to be at 11:30, which means formal pictures at 9/9:30 am, which would mean hair/makeup at like 7 am.  Do you know professionals who would work at 7 am on a Saturday?  TIA!

Post # 6
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Worker bee

We had our rehearsal dinner there and it was nothing short of fabulous! Great choice for a venue.

Post # 8
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am not getting married there – but attended an event there for my school!  It is such a nice space, I’m sure the weddings there are really awesome!  Good luck to you all 🙂

Post # 9
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26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are doing 5 hours, but that’s because we want to dance dance dance!

 

I would say go for 5 hours, and if people need to leave, they leave.  It costs the same, right?

 

Urg, hotel blocks are making me crazy!  

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We loved rebar but were nervous about the size (we’re having about 200 people) and just couldnt make the bar costs work out for us. We’re hoping to have either an afterparty or rehearsal dinner there (and hoping to sneak upto the roof for some photos).

MrF still dreams about that mac’n’cheese…

Post # 11
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Wannabee

I am doing the Sunday wedding special for 10k which includes pretty much everything (food, open bar, DJ, etc.) other than a photographer.  Was that offer not available to you?

 

That mac and cheese was AMAZING, I agree!!

Post # 12
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26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are having an open bar, but we are paying per drink, not per head.  Jason thinks it will come in for our budget, since it’s early.  But if we start approaching our limit, they will let us know, and we can decide whether or not to keep the bar going, pay for another hour, switch to just beer and wine, etc.

I’m not worried about it, but maybe I should be!

Post # 13
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am considering the Sunday wedding up to 100 at Rebar from 5-11. I love that it is not a sit-down traditional wedding venue, but you know the people that like that and I am worried about the older people. I will have people coming from all over, Bklyn., Conn., NJ, Westchester. I feel it is late and hard for people who need to work, but I like the package they put together it takes all the work our for me which makes me happy. I just hope it is enough food.

Does anyone know a church close by? Also, what about parking?

For the person who needs make-up…I have two friends who do it professionaly and might consider travelling to you. 

Post # 15
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3 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@brklynmmbb: 

I am open to check that Church out, but prefer a Catholic Church. I may check that out for the permit in the park. Thanks much for your reply!!  Good luck to you.

 

Post # 16
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Wannabee

We blocked rooms at the Sheraton nearby for guests, but haven’t figured out transportation from the hotel to reBar and back after the wedding. 

I know it’s only about a mile away, but don’t know if it is wrong to make guests figure out their own mode of transport (driving or taxiing).  What have others done?  Shuttle bus?

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