Tag Archives: Weddings

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

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

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
Taking on the role of event host can be very stressful. After all, you've now been put in charge of organizing an event to please dozens, or even hundreds, of friends, family members and total strangers. If your event hosting skills need a boost, here are 5 Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Event Host:

Help Out of Town Guests Feel at Home

Whether you're hosting a wedding, social, or corporate event, one of the keys to your success will be making it as comfortable as possible for out-of-towners to attend. While it’s not your responsibility to book their travel for them, you should make suggestions to make their choices easier. If possible, block off the necessary rooms in a hotel that is close to the event venue (you may even be able to secure your guests a discounted rate). Help to arrange for all local travel, which will include airport to hotel, hotel to the event venue, and back. Continue reading Taking on the role of event host can be very stressful. After all, you've now been put in charge of organizing an event to please dozens, or even hundreds, of friends, family members and total strangers. If your event hosting skills need a boost, here are 5 Tips That Will Instantly Make You a Better Event Host:

Help Out of Town Guests Feel at Home

Whether you're hosting a wedding, social, or corporate event, one of the keys to your success will be making it as comfortable as possible for out-of-towners to attend. While it’s not your responsibility to book their travel for them, you should make suggestions to make their choices easier. If possible, block off the necessary rooms in a hotel that is close to the event venue (you may even be able to secure your guests a discounted rate). Help to arrange for all local travel, which will include airport to hotel, hotel to the event venue, and back. Continue reading
Multi-cultural weddings, family celebrations and even Bar Mitzvahs are becoming more common in New York by the day. While the bringing together of cultures produces beautiful events, it often leaves party planners wondering if they’ve done enough to keep both sides of the family comfortable and excited about the event. If you’re planning a multi-cultural event in New York, here are 5 tips to ensure that every member of the family will have fun and find meaning in the big day:

Bilingual Invitations, Place Cards and Thank You Notes, Etc. Continue reading

Multi-cultural weddings, family celebrations and even Bar Mitzvahs are becoming more common in New York by the day. While the bringing together of cultures produces beautiful events, it often leaves party planners wondering if they’ve done enough to keep both sides of the family comfortable and excited about the event. If you’re planning a multi-cultural event in New York, here are 5 tips to ensure that every member of the family will have fun and find meaning in the big day:

Bilingual Invitations, Place Cards and Thank You Notes, Etc. Continue reading

If you're hosting a wedding for the first time, it's only natural that you have some questions. Unfortunately, some questions are harder to ask than others. Here are a few helpful hints for wedding planners with difficult questions on their minds:

Can I have a friend or relative besides my father walk me down the aisle?

The short answer is yes, of course. It’s your wedding and you can have whomever you like walk you down the aisle and “give you away”. Continue reading If you're hosting a wedding for the first time, it's only natural that you have some questions. Unfortunately, some questions are harder to ask than others. Here are a few helpful hints for wedding planners with difficult questions on their minds:

Can I have a friend or relative besides my father walk me down the aisle?

The short answer is yes, of course. It’s your wedding and you can have whomever you like walk you down the aisle and “give you away”. Continue reading
There is a reason that Bar Mitzvah, Gala and Wedding DJs will ask you for a "Do Not Play" list. Your guests have suffered enough. Spare them by keeping these 9 tracks off of your next event playlist: Continue reading There is a reason that Bar Mitzvah, Gala and Wedding DJs will ask you for a "Do Not Play" list. Your guests have suffered enough. Spare them by keeping these 9 tracks off of your next event playlist: Continue reading