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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
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
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

The real key to throwing not just a beautiful wedding, but also a memorable one, is by delivering a truly personal experience.  Wedding favors are meant to be cherished symbols that convey the unique spirit of your ceremony.  But all too often, the meaning is lost, and what was intended to be a prized remembrance of a beautiful celebration, becomes a disregarded token stripped of all value. Let's put an end to wasteful favors, and start choosing gifts your guest will genuinely cherish. Below is a list of the top 6 trending wedding favor ideas on Pinterest and Instagram to ensure your guests will leave with tokens they’ll truly treasure. Continue reading

The real key to throwing not just a beautiful wedding, but also a memorable one, is by delivering a truly personal experience.  Wedding favors are meant to be cherished symbols that convey the unique spirit of your ceremony.  But all too often, the meaning is lost, and what was intended to be a prized remembrance of a beautiful celebration, becomes a disregarded token stripped of all value. Let's put an end to wasteful favors, and start choosing gifts your guest will genuinely cherish. Below is a list of the top 6 trending wedding favor ideas on Pinterest and Instagram to ensure your guests will leave with tokens they’ll truly treasure. 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
Have you ever found yourself so captivated by a storyteller—you were completely drawn in and forgot where you were for the moment? Every event can benefit from helping presenters speak in a strong and engaging manner. Continue reading Have you ever found yourself so captivated by a storyteller—you were completely drawn in and forgot where you were for the moment? Every event can benefit from helping presenters speak in a strong and engaging manner. Continue reading