Wedding Resources I love

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

Paper Factory Hotel photoThe Paper Factory Hotel 37–06 36th Street, Long Island City, NY / Contact Daniella Silone, Event Sales Coordinator / Phone 718.706−8636, 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.

The Glasshouses

_GlassHousesThe Glasshouses
545 West 25th Street 21st Floor
NY, NY, 10001
Contact Perry Brocco
Office — 212 2542 7800
Direct — 212 634 8797
Mobile — 201 923 7786
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

Crossed Keys photoLooking for a bucolic site near to New York City?
Crossed Keyes Estate is it. 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

CaryleThe Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel 35 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021 Contact Daniela Victoria | Event Sales Manager 212 570 –7123 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.

Douglaston Manor

Douglaston Manor table set upElegant manor house set­ting on a golf course.
The Douglaston Manor / 63–20
Commonwealth Blvd., Douglaston, NY
Kathleen Thelian
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

Gramercy Prk Hotel photoThis 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

IMG_7827Wainwright House in Rye New York
260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, NY 10580
(914) 967‑6080
Amazingly beau­ti­ful set­ting in quiet Rye, New York, on a small body of water with sprawl­ing lawns and a beau­ti­ful man­sion.

The Foundry

Foundry Greenhouse[1] copyMake this fab­u­lous Long Island City space your own.
The Foundry
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. — 270 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY (646) 460‑3808.

Wedding Planners

Jose Rolon Events

josé rolón eventsBringing 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.,, (917) 514‑4016


Eventsful PhoeEventsful, 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. Contact Debra Morris, President or Michael Stiver, Vice President 212.682.8405

Wedding Videographer

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

Wedding Photographer

Teri Bloom

To have a great wed­ding day, work with peo­ple you really like. You will love Teri and her amaz­ing pho­tos.

James Brosnan

John & Demi by James B 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. 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 — 347−661−5211 Set the tone for your party with yummy vin­tage tunes spun by a really nice guy.

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