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Extending the cocktail hour to a full reception is a great way to continue the wedding festivities in a more relaxed environment. By turning the “mingling hour” into the main event, you can host an elegant reception that is worthy of a glamorous wedding—minus the conventional stuffiness. Below we offer five tips for throwing an elegant wedding cocktail reception that your guests are sure to love. Continue reading Extending the cocktail hour to a full reception is a great way to continue the wedding festivities in a more relaxed environment. By turning the “mingling hour” into the main event, you can host an elegant reception that is worthy of a glamorous wedding—minus the conventional stuffiness. Below we offer five tips for throwing an elegant wedding cocktail reception that your guests are sure to love. Continue reading
Guastavino's has had the privilege of kicking off 2016 with some truly memorable events. From extravagant charity galas to elegant wedding ceremonies, Guastavino's has started off the New Year with a bang. Below is a list of select highlights covering the first few months of 2016: Continue reading Guastavino's has had the privilege of kicking off 2016 with some truly memorable events. From extravagant charity galas to elegant wedding ceremonies, Guastavino's has started off the New Year with a bang. Below is a list of select highlights covering the first few months of 2016: Continue reading
For charities hosting an elegant gala is a great way to connect with larger donors and make them feel engaged with your cause. To ensure a non-profit event maximizes its fundraising potential, consider these four fundraising ideas. Continue reading For charities hosting an elegant gala is a great way to connect with larger donors and make them feel engaged with your cause. To ensure a non-profit event maximizes its fundraising potential, consider these four fundraising ideas. Continue reading
Today bat and bar mitzvahs are becoming more elaborate and sophisticated than ever before. Teens are forgoing simple color schemes and themes in favor of something more unique in order to stand out from their peers. Below are four unique bat/bar mitzvah theme ideas that will surely set your child’s celebration apart. Continue reading Today bat and bar mitzvahs are becoming more elaborate and sophisticated than ever before. Teens are forgoing simple color schemes and themes in favor of something more unique in order to stand out from their peers. Below are four unique bat/bar mitzvah theme ideas that will surely set your child’s celebration apart. Continue reading
Guastavino’s has had the privilege of working with the finest organizations to host some of New York City’s most sought after events. We’ve had the recent pleasure of working with groundbreaking social organizations and inspiring philanthropic charities. Below is a list of select highlights from the 2015 holiday season. Continue reading Guastavino’s has had the privilege of working with the finest organizations to host some of New York City’s most sought after events. We’ve had the recent pleasure of working with groundbreaking social organizations and inspiring philanthropic charities. Below is a list of select highlights from the 2015 holiday season. Continue reading
In addition to a photographer, many people choose to preserve the laughs, tears, and toasts that take place on their special day with a videographer as well. Film has a special ability to trigger memories and emotions, and is often one the most cherished lasting records of a wedding. If you are planning a wedding in New York and thinking about using a videographer, below are five questions you should consider before contacting a videographer.  Continue reading In addition to a photographer, many people choose to preserve the laughs, tears, and toasts that take place on their special day with a videographer as well. Film has a special ability to trigger memories and emotions, and is often one the most cherished lasting records of a wedding. If you are planning a wedding in New York and thinking about using a videographer, below are five questions you should consider before contacting a videographer.  Continue reading
Centerpieces are the central part of your wedding tablescape. You want to create something that is striking, stunning and impossible to forget. At Guastavino’s, we have seen some of the most unique and inspiring centerpieces, from crystal draped flower arrangements to playful, miniature palm trees. Continue reading Centerpieces are the central part of your wedding tablescape. You want to create something that is striking, stunning and impossible to forget. At Guastavino’s, we have seen some of the most unique and inspiring centerpieces, from crystal draped flower arrangements to playful, miniature palm trees. Continue reading
As holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your year-end bash. Every year there are expectations to top the year prior, but finding fresh new ideas can prove to be challenging. Celebrate the holiday season right, and entertain your guests, by including some of our holiday party ideas highlighted below. Continue reading As holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your year-end bash. Every year there are expectations to top the year prior, but finding fresh new ideas can prove to be challenging. Celebrate the holiday season right, and entertain your guests, by including some of our holiday party ideas highlighted below. Continue reading
Image courtesy of Fox

Image courtesy of Fox

Year after year, Guastavino’s New York event venue has had the privilege of being featured in a number of Hollywood guest spots. Our timeless New York venue makes the perfect backdrop for everything from prime time shows to blockbuster movies. We are honored to have collaborated on these projects, and below we've compiled a selection of clips highlighting these features: Continue reading
Image courtesy of Fox

Image courtesy of Fox

Year after year, Guastavino’s New York event venue has had the privilege of being featured in a number of Hollywood guest spots. Our timeless New York venue makes the perfect backdrop for everything from prime time shows to blockbuster movies. We are honored to have collaborated on these projects, and below we've compiled a selection of clips highlighting these features: Continue reading
Event planning trends change as frequently as fashion in New York City. To be on top of the latest trends and craft an unforgettable experience for guests, consider using some of these new ideas at your wedding reception. 1. Take Design Risks Decoration and design meld the entire vision for the reception together. To create a spectacular experience incorporate creative, novel concepts for a less staid feel. Chef’s tables (long tables that bring different groups together) are increasingly popular—for aesthetic and pragmatic reasons. Lounge areas with circular high-top tables and modular or linked furniture with charging stations help hold the party together as well. Continue reading Event planning trends change as frequently as fashion in New York City. To be on top of the latest trends and craft an unforgettable experience for guests, consider using some of these new ideas at your wedding reception. 1. Take Design Risks Decoration and design meld the entire vision for the reception together. To create a spectacular experience incorporate creative, novel concepts for a less staid feel. Chef’s tables (long tables that bring different groups together) are increasingly popular—for aesthetic and pragmatic reasons. Lounge areas with circular high-top tables and modular or linked furniture with charging stations help hold the party together as well. Continue reading