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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
After creating the perfect environment to celebrate your special occasion; an empty dance floor can put a damper on the nights festivities. Stack the odds in your favor, and incorporate the following tips at your wedding or next event to ensure a packed dance floor throughout the evening. Continue reading After creating the perfect environment to celebrate your special occasion; an empty dance floor can put a damper on the nights festivities. Stack the odds in your favor, and incorporate the following tips at your wedding or next event to ensure a packed dance floor throughout the evening. 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
Corporate Cocktail Receptions in New York come in all forms. Some businesses do their receptions in-office or at the bar and grill down the street, while others go all out at a venue like Guastavino's. Whatever type of Cocktail Reception your company goes for, several etiquette rules still apply. Following these rules can be the difference between success at a corporate event and a morning-after filled with regret:

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Corporate Cocktail Receptions in New York come in all forms. Some businesses do their receptions in-office or at the bar and grill down the street, while others go all out at a venue like Guastavino's. Whatever type of Cocktail Reception your company goes for, several etiquette rules still apply. Following these rules can be the difference between success at a corporate event and a morning-after filled with regret:

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Keep you guests cool this summer and get the party started with four of our favorite summer cocktails. Is there something we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

Mint Margaritas

Continue reading Keep you guests cool this summer and get the party started with four of our favorite summer cocktails. Is there something we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

Mint Margaritas

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One of the rare pleasures of the warmer months in New York is the ability to host a Cocktail Reception outdoors. Guastavino's is proud to offer our guests the chance to enjoy a cocktail and socialize out in our private garden that overlooks The East River and the 59th Street Bridge. Here is just a sampling of the beautiful photos that were taken in our garden during past seasons, and preview of what's to come:  Continue reading One of the rare pleasures of the warmer months in New York is the ability to host a Cocktail Reception outdoors. Guastavino's is proud to offer our guests the chance to enjoy a cocktail and socialize out in our private garden that overlooks The East River and the 59th Street Bridge. Here is just a sampling of the beautiful photos that were taken in our garden during past seasons, and preview of what's to come:  Continue reading