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Guastavino’s has played host to many of New York’s most spectacular weddings, social events, corporate events, and charity fundraisers. The event space is a designated New York City landmark but, to many New Yorkers, the history and character of the venue remains a mystery.

Guastavino’s is a Historic New York Landmark

The Queensboro Bridge opened to the public on March 30th, 1909. The beautiful arcade underneath the bridge (what is today Guastavino’s) served as a year-round farmer’s market known to locals as “Bridgemarket”. Unfortunately, Bridgemarket suffered the same fate as many New York area businesses during the early 1930s and was forced to close down. The area was taken over by the New York Department of Transportation who utilized the space until the 1970s. Continue reading Guastavino’s has played host to many of New York’s most spectacular weddings, social events, corporate events, and charity fundraisers. The event space is a designated New York City landmark but, to many New Yorkers, the history and character of the venue remains a mystery.

Guastavino’s is a Historic New York Landmark

The Queensboro Bridge opened to the public on March 30th, 1909. The beautiful arcade underneath the bridge (what is today Guastavino’s) served as a year-round farmer’s market known to locals as “Bridgemarket”. Unfortunately, Bridgemarket suffered the same fate as many New York area businesses during the early 1930s and was forced to close down. The area was taken over by the New York Department of Transportation who utilized the space until the 1970s. Continue reading
Guastavino's head chef Arvin Dhansew puts his expertise into every dish served at Guastavino's. From delicious main courses to tempting desserts, Chef Arvin continues to surprise and delight guests with his creations. Some of Chef Arvin's most amazing bites are also the smallest. Here are 9 of our favorite Chef Arvin dishes, The Top 9 Must-Have Event Apps from Guastavino's: Continue reading Guastavino's head chef Arvin Dhansew puts his expertise into every dish served at Guastavino's. From delicious main courses to tempting desserts, Chef Arvin continues to surprise and delight guests with his creations. Some of Chef Arvin's most amazing bites are also the smallest. Here are 9 of our favorite Chef Arvin dishes, The Top 9 Must-Have Event Apps from Guastavino's: Continue reading
As part of Mitzvah Market's "On the circuit...with Chloe" blog series, 7th grader Chloe recapped her experience at her friend Ava's Bat Mitzvah in Midtown Manhattan at Gustavino's. Chloe's Highlights Included: Continue reading As part of Mitzvah Market's "On the circuit...with Chloe" blog series, 7th grader Chloe recapped her experience at her friend Ava's Bat Mitzvah in Midtown Manhattan at Gustavino's. Chloe's Highlights Included: Continue reading
Event planning is now a more intense activity than ever. Whether you are a professional working on several corporate events at once, or a mom trying to put together a memorable Bat Mitzvah, you need all of the help you can get. Luckily there are hundreds of apps out there, many of which are free, that will help you to plan your event, get organized, and stay on budget. If you’re planning an event in New York City, here are the 5 Event Planning Apps You Need to Download Now:

Event Guest List & Easy Check-in Manager By Boomset Inc.

Continue reading Event planning is now a more intense activity than ever. Whether you are a professional working on several corporate events at once, or a mom trying to put together a memorable Bat Mitzvah, you need all of the help you can get. Luckily there are hundreds of apps out there, many of which are free, that will help you to plan your event, get organized, and stay on budget. If you’re planning an event in New York City, here are the 5 Event Planning Apps You Need to Download Now:

Event Guest List & Easy Check-in Manager By Boomset Inc.

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20-Jessie-Scott-Queensboro-Wedding-Alison-Conklin-PhootgraphyPhoto from Brides, by Alison Conklin Photography

Over the past 10 years Guastavino's New York event space has had the pleasure of hosting many of New York's most beautiful and touching weddings. We have hosted a wide variety of religious, and not so religious, ceremonies. We have had the opportunity to welcome families from around the world. We've even hosted weddings between people with the same first name. What's the one thing that all of these Guastavino's weddings have in common? They are quintessentially New York. Here are a few of our most recent favorites: Adrienne and Josh Continue reading

20-Jessie-Scott-Queensboro-Wedding-Alison-Conklin-PhootgraphyPhoto from Brides, by Alison Conklin Photography

Over the past 10 years Guastavino's New York event space has had the pleasure of hosting many of New York's most beautiful and touching weddings. We have hosted a wide variety of religious, and not so religious, ceremonies. We have had the opportunity to welcome families from around the world. We've even hosted weddings between people with the same first name. What's the one thing that all of these Guastavino's weddings have in common? They are quintessentially New York. Here are a few of our most recent favorites: Adrienne and Josh Continue reading
Guastavino's head chef, Arvin Dhansew, is well-known throughout the New York culinary community for his delicious and unconventional dishes. Since joining Guastavino's in mid-2014, Chef Arvin has been at the forefront of catering innovation while using all-natural, sustainable, and locally-sourced ingredients. Here are 5 of his recent creations that have wowed Guastavino's guests in unexpected ways: Continue reading Guastavino's head chef, Arvin Dhansew, is well-known throughout the New York culinary community for his delicious and unconventional dishes. Since joining Guastavino's in mid-2014, Chef Arvin has been at the forefront of catering innovation while using all-natural, sustainable, and locally-sourced ingredients. Here are 5 of his recent creations that have wowed Guastavino's guests in unexpected ways: Continue reading
Taking on the role of event host can be very stressful. After all, you've now been put in charge of organizing an event to please dozens, or even hundreds, of friends, family members and total strangers. If your event hosting skills need a boost, here are 5 Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Event Host:

Help Out of Town Guests Feel at Home

Whether you're hosting a wedding, social, or corporate event, one of the keys to your success will be making it as comfortable as possible for out-of-towners to attend. While it’s not your responsibility to book their travel for them, you should make suggestions to make their choices easier. If possible, block off the necessary rooms in a hotel that is close to the event venue (you may even be able to secure your guests a discounted rate). Help to arrange for all local travel, which will include airport to hotel, hotel to the event venue, and back. Continue reading Taking on the role of event host can be very stressful. After all, you've now been put in charge of organizing an event to please dozens, or even hundreds, of friends, family members and total strangers. If your event hosting skills need a boost, here are 5 Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Event Host:

Help Out of Town Guests Feel at Home

Whether you're hosting a wedding, social, or corporate event, one of the keys to your success will be making it as comfortable as possible for out-of-towners to attend. While it’s not your responsibility to book their travel for them, you should make suggestions to make their choices easier. If possible, block off the necessary rooms in a hotel that is close to the event venue (you may even be able to secure your guests a discounted rate). Help to arrange for all local travel, which will include airport to hotel, hotel to the event venue, and back. Continue reading
With so much business being done online these days, many businesses have forgotten about the importance of creating in-person experiences. Not only are these businesses missing out on a great opportunity to gain followers, they are also missing out on the chance to position themselves as thought leaders in their industries. Whether your business’s event budget is a few hundred dollars or a few hundred thousand, there is always a good reason to throw a corporate event. Whether your 2015 year includes a press conference, product launch or you just want to throw a party, here are 4 great reasons why you should host a corporate event in New York.

Build a Community

Continue reading With so much business being done online these days, many businesses have forgotten about the importance of creating in-person experiences. Not only are these businesses missing out on a great opportunity to gain followers, they are also missing out on the chance to position themselves as thought leaders in their industries. Whether your business’s event budget is a few hundred dollars or a few hundred thousand, there is always a good reason to throw a corporate event. Whether your 2015 year includes a press conference, product launch or you just want to throw a party, here are 4 great reasons why you should host a corporate event in New York.

Build a Community

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At Guastavino’s, the safety and health of our guests is our top priority. While it may seem extreme for a wedding or Bar Mitzvah, hosting a corporate event in NYC often requires an event planner to bring in an independent security team. While incidents are rare, hiring a security team will help you to keep your event organized and bring peace of mind to your guests, especially if your guests include high-profile politicians or other celebrities. Before booking your New York corporate event venue, here are the 3 rules to follow that will help you hire the right security team to keep your event secure without stepping on your guests’ toes.

Hire a Licensed Security Team

Continue reading At Guastavino’s, the safety and health of our guests is our top priority. While it may seem extreme for a wedding or Bar Mitzvah, hosting a corporate event in NYC often requires an event planner to bring in an independent security team. While incidents are rare, hiring a security team will help you to keep your event organized and bring peace of mind to your guests, especially if your guests include high-profile politicians or other celebrities. Before booking your New York corporate event venue, here are the 3 rules to follow that will help you hire the right security team to keep your event secure without stepping on your guests’ toes.

Hire a Licensed Security Team

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There is a lot more to a corporate event space than a conference room. From top to bottom the right corporate event space must have everything that a high-level corporate event needs to be successful. Even the most beautiful event space can be limited by the amount of space and areas it offers. Give your guests the space that they need to get down to business with the 5 Areas Every Corporate Event Space Should Have:

Corporate Event Ballroom

Continue reading There is a lot more to a corporate event space than a conference room. From top to bottom the right corporate event space must have everything that a high-level corporate event needs to be successful. Even the most beautiful event space can be limited by the amount of space and areas it offers. Give your guests the space that they need to get down to business with the 5 Areas Every Corporate Event Space Should Have:

Corporate Event Ballroom

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