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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
  Thanks to Guastavino’s unique arches and classic architecture, our venue is able to produce a sound quality that outshines the other event spaces in New York. This exquisite sound has lead to our ballroom being chosen as a concert venue by dozens of artists, including everyone from Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Wayne Newton. Jason Weible of BML Blackbird works hand-in-hand with Guastavino’s staff on a daily basis to ensure that events at Guastavino’s sound as good as they look and taste. I sat down with Jason to discuss just what it is about Guastavino’s sound that makes it so special. Continue reading   Thanks to Guastavino’s unique arches and classic architecture, our venue is able to produce a sound quality that outshines the other event spaces in New York. This exquisite sound has lead to our ballroom being chosen as a concert venue by dozens of artists, including everyone from Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Wayne Newton. Jason Weible of BML Blackbird works hand-in-hand with Guastavino’s staff on a daily basis to ensure that events at Guastavino’s sound as good as they look and taste. I sat down with Jason to discuss just what it is about Guastavino’s sound that makes it so special. Continue reading