After officiating weddings and other life celebrations for more than eighteen years, I have a number of favorite places and vendors that I have worked with. Here a few suggestions that I hope will make your wedding planning a lot easier.
Great Venues for Every Taste and Budget
The Paper Factory Hotel
The Paper Factory Hotel 37–06 36th Street, Long Island City, NY / Contact Daniella Silone, Event Sales Coordinator / Phone 718.706−8636, firstname.lastname@example.org www.PaperFactoryHotel.Com Escape from the Traditional Venue — The Paper Factory Hotel is one of Long Island City’s newest premiere boutique banquet facilities providing a unique alternative for those who seek an escape from the traditional wedding venue. With a choice of spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception, The Paper Factory Hotel offers more than 14,000 square feet of event space for your unforgettable celebration. With luxe lounges, event spaces (both indoor and outdoor), production studios, loft-style sleeping rooms, superior guest services, a 24-hour gym, free Wi-Fi, restaurant and bar.
545 West 25th Street 21st Floor
NY, NY, 10001
Contact Perry Brocco
Office — 212 2542 7800
Direct — 212 634 8797
Mobile — 201 923 7786 email@example.com www.theglasshouses.com
New York City glamour and views that thrill!
The Glasshouses is a unique venue located in the heart of Manhattan’s booming sought –after Chelsea neighborhood. With amazing floor to ceiling windows the views of the city and the Hudson River are nothing less than spectacular. The clean white canvas look of The Glasshouses allows you to totally personalize the decor and theme to fit your occasion. And the balcony on Glasshouse 21 is undoubtedly the perfect place to view the magnificent sunset. The two levels can be rented together or separately and each space can accommodate up to 200 guests for cocktail parties and 150 guests for sit down dinners- there is no minimum party size for events.
Crossed Keys Estate
Looking for a bucolic site near to New York City?
Crossed Keyes Estate is it. www.CrossedKeys.com 289 Pequest Rd. Andover, NJ 07821 (973) 786‑6661 Crossed Keys Estate is an 18th century garden estate located just over an hour from Manhattan. Crossed Keys Estate hosts elegant, rustic weddings May-October. Couples & guests spend their special day among lush meadows, English gardens, and a beautiful 25 foot tall tent surrounded by 200 year old trees. Crossed Keys Estate also offers 11 hotel rooms & a rehearsal dinner space at Crossed Keys Inn, located just 5 minutes away from the wedding venue.
The Carlyle Hotel
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel 35 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021 Contact Daniela Victoria | Event Sales Manager Daniela.Victoria@rosewoodhotels.com 212 570 –7123 www.rosewoodhotels.com Situated at the corner of Madison Avenue and 76th Street, The Carlyle is a classic landmark on Manhattan’s elegant Upper East Side. Located just one block from Central Park, The Carlyle is a the ultimate setting for a magical wedding celebration, The Carlyle offers a blend of romance, luxury and old-world charm that will sweep you off your feet.
Elegant manor house setting on a golf course.
The Douglaston Manor / 63–20
Commonwealth Blvd., Douglaston, NY
The “Manor” is situated atop the highest hilltop in all of Queens. So high you can see the Manhattan skyline! With a luxurious, spacious grand ballroom that can accomodate all size weddings from a small gathering to more than 200. High ceilings, teardrop chandeliers, and Victorian Gardens provide you with great indoor and outdoor space for your celebration and a great backdrop for your photos.
Gramercy Park Hotel
This New York Hotel offers a one-of-a-kind setting for an intimate, romantic New York Wedding.
The Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave
New York City, NY 212 930‑3300
With a location in one of Manhattan’s most highly coveted neighborhoods, comprehensive Wedding Planning Services and a myriad of elegant Event Spaces, Gramercy Park Hotel is the place for a New York Wedding. The Hotel specializes in creating truly custom celebrations. Each Wedding includes a dedicated professional Special Events team ready to simplify, organize and customize every last detail, like recommending the most discerning floral, invitation and wedding cake designers.
Wainwright House in Rye New York
260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, NY 10580
Amazingly beautiful setting in quiet Rye, New York, on a small body of water with sprawling lawns and a beautiful mansion.
Make this fabulous Long Island City space your own.
42–38 Ninth Street, long Island City, NY (718) 690‑7691
This lovely space comes alive with your choice of decoration. Every time I enter the Foundry it is something different and special depending on the couples desires. With brick walls and some details of the original foundry, this space is special and unique. For nice weather the terrace offers views of Manhattan for your cocktail hour.
Maison May Dekalb
Lovely Brooklyn brownstone wedding site. Two floors with a sweet backyard and wonderful french food. www.maisonmay.com — 270 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY (646) 460‑3808.
Jose Rolon Events
Bringing his peaceful energy to a day that could be chaotic, Jose Rolon Events help to ensure that joy pervades your wedding. They will resolve any unforeseen issues and make one of the biggest days in your life stress free. www.joserolonevents.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, (917) 514‑4016
Eventsful, Inc is a full-service event management firm specializing in creating extraordinary and original events, on-time, on budget, and unparalleled. Founded in 1993 by Debra Morris, Eventsful has become known as one of the most creative event producers in Manhattan. Eventsful’s trademark energy, creativity, style, and attention to detail is reflected in each event and tailored to each client’s needs.
www.eventsful.com Contact Debra Morris, President or Michael Stiver, Vice President 212.682.8405 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill at Starlight Productions is great to work with with. Here is sample of his work and mine. A beautiful summer wedding at Wainwright House.
Megan Hill is such a lovely person to be around and she shoots in super 8 and digital. Create memories with a special touch. Hello Super Studios, creating super 8 & digital wedding and promo films in New York, France & Beyond
To have a great wedding day, work with people you really like. You will love Teri and her amazing photos. www.teribloom.com
JamesBrosnan@gmail.com Phone — 917−797−2425
James is a delight to work with and his photography is first rate as well.
Fabulous D J– Express Way Music
Contact David Swirsky when music is important to your wedding. David is the best, very sweet and wonderful to work with. WWW.ExpressWayMusic.Com 212−953−9367
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Amazing Live Music
I just adore the live music of Kenny Ford. He played recently at a wedding I officiated and I was blown away and practically in tears from the beauty of the music. WWW.HankLane.com 212 767‑0600
The Bridal Garden
The Bridal Garden is the only not-for-profit bridal boutique in New York City, with donated designer wedding gowns discounted up to 75% off the original retail.
Need a Gluten Free Wedding Cake?
Jennifer’s Way Bakery — 263 East 10 Street 646−682−9501
Wedding Celebration Music
The Vintage DJ, Jonathan Jacobs — TimeTravela@vintagedj.com 347−661−5211 Set the tone for your party with yummy vintage tunes spun by a really nice guy.
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