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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
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
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
Brides Magazine recently featured Jessie and Scott's wedding at Guastavino's on their blog. When the couple decided on a classic New York City wedding, they found the perfect venue to set the scene for the black-tie affair. In the Bride's own words:
"We immediately fell in love with Guastavino's. The architecture is beautiful, especially with its tall ceilings built into the Queensboro Bridge."
Continue reading Brides Magazine recently featured Jessie and Scott's wedding at Guastavino's on their blog. When the couple decided on a classic New York City wedding, they found the perfect venue to set the scene for the black-tie affair. In the Bride's own words:
"We immediately fell in love with Guastavino's. The architecture is beautiful, especially with its tall ceilings built into the Queensboro Bridge."
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Well known wedding blog Love My Dress recently highlighted Rachel and Ben's wedding at Guastavino's. The post includes fantastic photos of their New York art deco inspired wedding. In the Bride's own words:
“We love the Great Gatsby, 1920’s style, but didn’t want to have a truly themed wedding. Instead, we chose to use some touches from that era – lots of gold, art deco fonts, classic bow ties – but strived to achieve a look that was truly classic and timeless. Both of my parents grew up in Manhattan, and we met here, so we wanted to infuse as much New York into our wedding as possible. The architecture and location were perfect for what we wanted, a glamorous, elegant, but classic New York wedding.” Continue reading
Well known wedding blog Love My Dress recently highlighted Rachel and Ben's wedding at Guastavino's. The post includes fantastic photos of their New York art deco inspired wedding. In the Bride's own words:
“We love the Great Gatsby, 1920’s style, but didn’t want to have a truly themed wedding. Instead, we chose to use some touches from that era – lots of gold, art deco fonts, classic bow ties – but strived to achieve a look that was truly classic and timeless. Both of my parents grew up in Manhattan, and we met here, so we wanted to infuse as much New York into our wedding as possible. The architecture and location were perfect for what we wanted, a glamorous, elegant, but classic New York wedding.” Continue reading
Herbert Rose is Director Emeritus at Guastavino's and 583 Park Avenue. He has over 40 years of experience as Director of Catering at New York’s finest venues. Follow Herbert Rose's Event Planning Blog What Makes One New York Event Better Than The Next on 583ParkAve.com

Kosher or Kosher Style

When it comes to throwing lavish celebrations, be they Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs or weddings, the Jewish community is unquestionably ahead of the curve. Continue reading Herbert Rose is Director Emeritus at Guastavino's and 583 Park Avenue. He has over 40 years of experience as Director of Catering at New York’s finest venues. Follow Herbert Rose's Event Planning Blog What Makes One New York Event Better Than The Next on 583ParkAve.com

Kosher or Kosher Style

When it comes to throwing lavish celebrations, be they Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs or weddings, the Jewish community is unquestionably ahead of the curve. Continue reading