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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
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
With each new year comes new trends. Event venues and event planners need to stay on top of trends to maximize the value of the events they host and hold. Here are the top 5 trends in corporate events this year. Continue reading With each new year comes new trends. Event venues and event planners need to stay on top of trends to maximize the value of the events they host and hold. Here are the top 5 trends in corporate events this year. 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 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

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