(Closed) Tribeca Rooftop or Lighthouse at chelsea piers

posted 6 years ago in New York City
  • poll: Which Venue and Which night?
    Tribeca Rooftop : (12 votes)
    36 %
    Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Blue Hill at Stone Barns : (2 votes)
    6 %
    NY Botanical Gardens : (5 votes)
    15 %
    Sat night wedding (even if it's during the winter so the outdoor space wouldn't be able to be used) : (3 votes)
    9 %
    Fri night wedding : (7 votes)
    21 %
    Sun night wedding : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    When do you want to get married?  If in the Spring/Summer, I say the Botanical Gardens.  If any other time, I say Tribeca Rooftop.

    Post # 4
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    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think these places are 3 totally diffrent styles… Which do you feel is more your style? My opinion is Blue Hill because I LOVE the whole idea! or rustic! 

    Post # 6
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    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    How many of your guests will be from the city?  I think a Friday night in late Spring at Tribeca would be awesome…the light would be there for a long time, the weather MIGHT cooperate…if it’s not as godawful hot as it’s been this year.  Otherwise, I’d plan for the Botanical Gardens for Spring.  

     

    Good luck!  All the places are pretty awesome looking.

    Post # 7
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    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Ive been to the stone barns venue for a wedding… there was def enough food. And it is quite inconveniant for guests from NYC without a car. Otherwise, food was really yummy.  I also think You cant have a tasting bc its seasonal. Hope that helps in any way

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I absolutely love Blue Hill – the farm is insanely beautiful and the food is great but I didn’t think is was worth the price tag especially sincE it’s outside the city. I have been to a few cocktail parties, not weddings at TriBeCa Rooftop – they were great. I’m not in love with the lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    BHSB is my absolute dream venue, but it sounds like you want to keep it in the city.  In that case, my vote is for a Friday or Sunday evening in the Spring/Fall at Tribeca Rooftop.  I’ve been to both corporate events and weddings there and had a great time.  I think the food is equivalent to Abigail Kirsch.  I’ve never been to the Lighthouse, though.

    Post # 10
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think a Friday evening wedding at Tribeca rooftop would be great if you want a party (and a lot of your guest are in town). 

    Post # 11
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    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree that Blue Hill might be a real hassle to get to.  I thought about that too and nixed it.  I see no problem at all with a Friday wedding.  The only issue would be if you have a lot of people who have to travel pretty far to get there, but it sounds like most people will just be coming in for the day, so go for it!

    Post # 12
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    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Looking at the weddings you linked to and considering your pros/cons, hands down I would pick a Friday night wedding at Tribeca Rooftop. It is the type of wedding I would love to have too if I lived in NYC (or be a guest at), not to mention your photos will come out amazing from the rooftop. BUT rain, yeah I would cry too so that’s really something to consider.

    Even though it was my #1 choice, I ended up not picking a venue because if it rained it would ruin the whole beauty of the place (due to cost we would have had to pick March/Apr month).

    Post # 13
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    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re doing Friday night at the Lighthouse and a church ceremony…We were down to Tribeca and the Lighthouse as well…

    Post # 15
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @mystiletto:  We decided based on dates available and also based on if it rained, there would be no outdoor space available…we also thought the dance floor at tribeca rooftop was a little small…at the lighthouse, you still had the area for the cocktail hour with the view and they could open the doors if it’s nice out…there may have been a few more reasons, I’d have to think about it…we’re having the church service at St. Peter’s Church on Barclay…

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    TriBeCa rooftop and The Lighthouse are both gorgeous! They were in my top choices too. I ultimately decided on a different venue, but here are my notes in addition to what you and other posters mentioned: 

    Good luck deciding!!

     

    TriBeCa Rooftop:

    + nighttime views are gorgeous, even if it rains/is cold

    + you can take great pics on the cobblestone street right outside

    – the elevator line backs up at the entrance. I went to a wedding there where we had to wait over 10 minutes to get upstairs

    – coat check is in the downstairs lobby- if it’s cold out and your guests want to go outside, they have to bring their coat upstairs to the reception

     

    The Lighthouse:

    + even if it rains, you still feel like you are outside during cocktail hour

    – no tastings allowed

    – Difficult for guests to get cabs after the reception if they aren’t driving

     

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