Manhattan Event Spaces & Venues
Managed exclusively by AES NYC (Absolute Event Solutions)
463 West St., Penthouse
New York, NY 10014
Ramscale, located in the West Village and just below the entrance to the High Line and the Whitney Museum in New York City, is a stunning wedding and event venue awaiting the brush of your imagination to create the celebration space of your dreams. The open, airy interior keeps an inviting, intimate vibe with multiple levels giving full access to a gorgeous and spacious garden terrace. Floor to ceiling windows offer simply spectacular 360 degree views that allow beautiful natural light by day—a photographer’s delight—and dramatic Manhattan skyline views by night.
Recently renovated, everyone who experiences Ramscale raves about the versatility of the space, the warm and friendly staff, and the fabulous amenities it offers. There is a bridal suite, catering kitchen, conference room, make-up and wardrobe room along with two bathrooms. The two raised levels can be used as a band stage, a cocktail/bar area, or a lounge for guests to relax.
Of course, we love it for the possibilities it offers for a romantic Manhattan wedding—just imagine saying your vows on the terrace with the Hudson River and city skyline as your backdrop. Ramscale is truly the perfect space for a variety of events, from product launches, fashion presentations, retreats and workshops, dinners and tastings, even—or perhaps especially—photoshoots.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and make an appointment to tour Ramscale to make your Manhattan wedding the one you have been dreaming of.
24 West 57th Street, 9th Floor
New York NY 10019
Venue57 brings the feel of a downtown loft to midtown Manhattan, putting your wedding in the heart of the city while offering a clean white space to unleash your imagination. Create the scene you have been dreaming of in this 2-level space that boasts a total of 7500 square feet, 14 foot ceilings, a 50-foot wide terrace with breathtaking cityscapes and abundant natural light. This bright, open space feels beautiful and airy—a nice treat in a big city location.
AES NYC opened Venue57 to provide a midtown space that can fit a crowd for a variety of uses, from corporate meetings and events, screenings and performances, product launches and fashion presentations to weddings (of course), milestone celebrations and other social events. With a large on-site catering kitchen, the space is quite well suited for large gatherings, in a configuration flexible enough to work best for YOU. It also has a state of the art audio-visual system, and automatic black-out shades.
Bring in your own décor pieces and design the space to fit your needs, instead of compromising your vision to just to fit a cookie cutter space that is like every other banquet hall. Located in The New York Art Gallery Building, just off 5th Avenue, Venue57 is just steps to popular midtown destinations, including Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co., and Carnegie Hall.
For your wedding, there are two bridal rooms available, one on each floor, so the wedding couple can relax in their own spaces with their own attendants as preparations for the day are underway. This two-tier layout works so well for a wedding, with separate spaces possible for the ceremony and cocktails, and another for the banquet and dancing.
Venue57 awaits your unique personal touches, whether that be a veritable garden of blooms, serene and mystical lighting, lush draping, or all of the above. You can be certain that once this beautiful space is designed to your specifications, there will be no other place quite like it. And for a Manhattan wedding, isn’t that the way it should be?
Contact AES NYC to schedule a tour and turn your dream of a Manhattan wedding into reality.
Manhattan Bakers & Cake Designers
Rockville Centre, NY
With small bites all the rage these days, it makes perfect sense to serve cupcakes or mini treats at your wedding or other occasion instead of the traditional multi-tiered celebration cake. And, if you wish to bring the flavor of the Caribbean to your party, look no further than J'aime Les Bonbons Patisserie. Executive Pastry Chef Elise Pierre-Louis has drawn on the recipes passed down from her Caribbean-born grandmother and mother to showcase the best of Island cuisine. A carrot cake so moist and delicious, a red velvet cake finished with gold dust, and an unforgettable rum cake (Elise calls it INFAMOUS!) are just a sample of the delights you and your guests may enjoy. J'aime Les Bonbons is more than decadently delicious cupcakes—cheesecakes, sugar cookies, and brownies round out the selection so everyone can find a favorite. We couldn't resist a tasting when Chef Elise describes her confections with such sensual phrases as euphoric and seventh heaven. We sampled one called Cloud Nine—and yes it was heavenly!
So if you are looking to modernize the ages-old wedding cake tradition, have J'aime Les Bonbons Patisserie send in cupcakes and other sweets. After all, Everyone Loves Treats!
(By the way, the English translation of J'Aime Les Bonbons is Everyone Loves Treats. If we were naming this fabulous little bakeshop, we would have called it Everyone Loves Elise's Treats!)
Manhattan Decor & Prop Rentals
Huntington, New York
Bring the elegance of yesteryear to any event with vintage china, silverware and stemware rentals from the Knotted Teacup. This party rental company has scoured the antique shops and estate sales to collect the prettiest vintage china pieces, including plates, chargers, silverware, serving platters, tiered cake stands and even lace tablecloths. They are just perfect for a rustic wedding, a bridal shower, or even a brunch.
True, the pieces available from the Knotted Teacup are mismatched, but you will quickly realize that is part of their charm. The pretty and varied patterns become a conversation piece, as guests reminisce about their own family heirloom china, and may even find a match to their own.
Another unexpected benefit is the craftsmanship and easy handling the pieces offer too. Cups and saucers feel sturdy and well-balanced, while remaining light and easy to hold. Tiered cake stands show off the treats awaiting enjoyment, and the silverware, like the tea service pieces, are well-balanced and fit comfortably in the hand. This is an elegance that must be experienced to be truly appreciated.
The Knotted Teacup is equipped to handle events serving up to 200, but the intimate gatherings are simply fantastic. Imagine offering teacakes and finger sandwiches on the tiered stands with specialty tea brewing in elegant china teacups. This is how you create one-of-a-kind memories for any reason you are celebrating!
Contact the ladies of the Knotted Teacup to reserve your favorite pieces for your event. After all, what better time to bring out the special occasion china than your most special of occasions?
3200 Skillman Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101
prop N spoon is the ultimate event décor and prop rental company supplying furniture, antiques, bars, artwork and one-of-a-kind props. Offering nearly one million items for rent, there are certain to be just the right pieces in just the right style for your wedding, party or corporate event. prop N spoon is truly a one-stop shop for props and furniture rentals, where you will also find custom fabrication services, signage, graphics and special effects.
The prop N spoon team works regularly in partnership with wedding and event planners to create celebrations of any size and style. Whether it is a small intimate affair, an elegant wedding, fundraising gala or corporate event, you will find a diverse selection of high quality merchandise and unique items ranging from Rustic to Contemporary to Themed and just about everything in between.
Their highly qualified project consultants and in-house design team have experience in fine art, event planning and design, and are happy to meet you in their 50,000 sq. ft. showroom to plan your perfect wedding or event. They specialize in hands-on client care to make sure you get the most out of your budget, and you will absolutely love the fact that they handle not only delivery, but installation and set-up. They also offer long-term rentals and an extended rental discount.
prop N spoon’s Long Island City location makes it convenient for New York City residents, and also easy to reach for Long Islanders. No matter where you call home, a visit to the showroom will be worth the trip. Contact them today to schedule your consultation.
Manhattan Event Designers
By Appointment, Huntington and North Fork
Couture Concepts NY is a luxury boutique event design and planning company who will help you create a one-of-a-kind celebration that is a beautiful and thoughtful reflection of you. An occasion as momentous as your wedding day deserves the best, most attentive and creative production team available, and Couture Concepts NY is exactly that.
There will be no formula or template to follow as your plans come together. Couture Concepts NY’s owner and head planner/designer Laura Petrocelli has found a true vocation in creating, producing and customizing weddings and events that are like no other, attending to every detail so your own unique love story is the star of the show.
Couture Concepts NY dedicates the team to providing the very best personalized service, offering both partial and full service planning and design, which includes their so special “Couture Décor” services. The details that set the scene for the entire day are curated and created around you as a couple. The custom signage, unique escort card displays and table numbers, guest book ideas that are out of the ordinary, and other imaginative, fun creations will eloquently express how special your wedding day is for you.
Just as important as these expressive elements are the logistics of the entire event, and Couture Concepts NY will make sure everything is perfectly planned and executed. To offer such dedication to their clients, they must be selective about both their clients and their vendors, to ensure a perfect fit for personality and style. Once this match is made, you can rest assured that Couture Concepts NY will create an unforgettable masterpiece to celebrate the beginning of your life together.
Manhattan Officiants & Marriage Officers
Mattituck, NY 11952
With an occasion as momentous as your wedding day, don’t you want your ceremony to reflect the unique personality you are as a couple? Reverend Sarah Margaret works with couples to create a spiritual, religious, civil or non-denominational ceremony incorporating the cultural, personal, poetic & romantic aspects that reflect who you are. She is available for any east end location--the beaches in the Hamptons on the South Fork, the vineyards on the North Fork, or a private location anywhere in between, even the beautiful Shelter Island.
When Reverend Sarah and I were chatting about her work and how she came to be called to this spiritual vocation, I was struck by her joyful serenity. She will do so much more than just show up for a blessing to make your marriage legal. She will lead you on a spiritual journey to celebrate the love you have found together. As Reverend Sarah said to me, “It is about love, joy and celebration, and making your day memorable.” There is no doubt she will help make your ceremony as meaningful and beautiful as you have dreamed. She books quickly, so contact her without delay to reserve your preferred date.
Manhattan & Cutchogue, New York
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When it’s time to actually say “I Do,” call on Marriage Officiant Eileen Whitehead to preside over your ceremony with a wonderfully meaningful grace and spirituality. Whether you seek a simple civil ceremony, an inter-faith ceremony, or something in between, Eileen will personalize it to match what means the most to you while infusing the occasion with all the joy it deserves. Interfaith, intercultural and customized nondenominational weddings are her specialties.
During the pre-ceremony consultations, Eileen will get to know you, so she can help you select appropriate passages for the readings, and write vows that best express the reasons you and your beloved have chosen each other to share life’s journey.
Eileen Whitehead is known for her friendly, warm and loving style, and, most importantly, she respects every couple’s right to have any wedding they choose. Where there is love, there is blessing, and Eileen will guide you every step of the way in your journey to the altar.
Begin your life together with the blessing of Marriage Officiant Eileen Whitehead. Contact her by phone or email today to schedule a consultation
Manhattan Music & Entertainment Services
Long Island, New York
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Nothing compares to a live music experience! Whether it is a band at a grand wedding reception, the sweet voice of a soloist as you walk down the aisle, the serenade of a classical guitar in the background, or a string quartet welcoming your guests, Island Exclusive Entertainment has musicians to complete the vision of your dream event.
With 20 years of experience in the music performance and wedding industries, Sarah LaValle and Amanda Mohr, the founders of Island Exclusive Entertainment, have access to a wide variety of musicians and repertoire to ensure your event is one-of-a-kind. Options include string ensembles, soloists, pianists, guitarists, full bands, and DJ, that can perform at your ceremony, cocktail hour, and/or reception. Island Exclusive Entertainment can meet your custom needs for all weddings, corporate events, and private parties.
Island Exclusive Entertainment will work one-on-one with their clients to meet special instrumentation and music requests. We were delighted by the diverse repertoire of styles and instruments presented on their YouTube channel. Ragtime music on flute, The Beatles on acoustic guitar, even Guns N’ Roses and Katy Perry for string quartet!
It’s not a party without the music, and Island Exclusive Entertainment will make your celebration uniquely special. Contact them now to arrange a complementary consultation.
Manhattan Photo & Video Services
125 N Country Road
Miller Place, NY 11764
The wedding photos you will love best are those that tell your story, and there is no better team to capture that tale than the husband and wife photography duo at Anchor & Lace Photography. Alexis and Keith will capture the love, commitment and perfect pairing that you are in romantic, artistic and timeless images—one breathtaking scene after another.
Anchor & Lace captures all that is wonderful about weddings, especially the rustic, country themed events. They see how the simpler details allow the emotion, joy and beauty of the wedding day to be the star of the show. Every time you view the images Alexis and Keith have created you will remember how wonderful your wedding was.
When you hire Anchor & Lace, you are not just hiring a pair of photographers for the day. You are opening the door to new friendship, as Alexis and Keith get to know who you are, and prepare to tell the opening chapter of the story that is uniquely yours with unsurpassed artistry and creativity. They inspire each other to be their best selves, and they will share that inspiration with you.
Anchor and Lace used to be known as Alexis Stein Photography, and really all that has changed is the name—because it betters reflect who Alexis and Keith are as partners in life and business. Strong and steady like an anchor, but delicate as lace is too. A perfect combination when capturing the beginning of your own partnership.
Don’t miss your chance to have Anchor & Lace tell your story. Call them without delay.
Babylon, New York
If you are looking to hire a professional wedding photographer with a photojournalistic approach that embraces a romantic style, look no further than Lisa Nicolosi Photography.
Using her observant eye and a sentimental heart Lisa Nicolosi will capture the beauty, the emotion, the romance and all of the treasured details of your wedding day. Providing you with the perfect balance of authentic moments and gorgeous/natural portraits.
In an unobtrusive fashion Lisa Nicolosi will be your wedding photographer on your special day, preserving the love and connection shared not only between the bride and groom; but also between their family and friends.
With over 20 years of photographic experience and a degree in fine art, Lisa Nicolosi will document your wedding day with her keen use of light, artistic eye and impeccable timing for capturing moments that will last forever.
After the wedding day, Lisa will skillfully edit and enhance your images; resulting in a beautifully polished collection of photographs that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.
Lisa Nicolosi's photographic philosophy is: "Life is very precious and ever changing, it is my desire to create photographs for my clients that bring these fleeting moments to a standstill."
Have you heard that, "A picture is worth a thousand words?" Well, the work of Lisa Nicolosi Photography speaks volumes without ever making a sound. So, if an artistic, photojournalistic style is what you are envisioning for your wedding photos; be sure to contact Lisa Nicolosi.
Long Island Wedding Photography
Glen Cove, New York / East Marion, New York
When North Fork Wedding Films & Photography is the official photographer for your wedding, you can be sure that your big day’s special moments will be captured for you to enjoy for years to come. Count on expert cinematography and still photography from this husband and wife photojournalist team who will tell your story with unique perspectives and cinematic lighting.
They know what scenes will matter most to you--the details in the bridal gown, invitations and flower selection, the intimate first look, the emotional recitation of the wedding vows, along with the best of your celebration--the toasts, first dances and serving the cake. No detail is too small for their cameras to find.
Just as important as capturing beautiful images are the methods of presenting them. In addition to the standard method of image and video capture, the North Fork Wedding Films team offers highlight films in Super 8 mm, and they are stunning. As lovely as HD digital capture can be, nothing compares to the lush, cinematic feel of Super 8 film. Their beautifully designed bound albums will make your still photos jump off the page, taking you back to your wedding day as if you were there again.
Don’t pass up this chance to relive the magic of your wedding through the lens of North Fork Wedding Films and Photography. Contact them without delay to make sure they are available for your preferred date.
Manhattan Stylists - Hair, Nails, Make-up
Long Island, New York
Finding an on-location hair and make-up service should be near the very top of your to-do list when you are planning your wedding day. Bringing the salon to you will be one of the biggest time savers as you prepare for the day. It's just as important to find a team of professionals who will help you refine your personal style. As you search for this hair and make-up travel team, make sure East End Expressions is on your short list of candidates. This North Fork-based traveling salon is led by beauty industry insider Alice Jones, former owner of Expressions Salon of Nassau County for over 25 years and an alum of Matrix and Helene Curtis.
The East End Expressions team will help you identify your personal style, creating a wedding day look that is uniquely you. You will love their creativity, and the fun, positive, low-stress energy Alice and her team bring to their work. When the East End Expressions team is finished getting you ready, you will feel like royalty as you walk down the aisle to your beloved.
Hair and make-up trials are strongly recommended to find the styles that suit you best, so bring Alice Jones and East End Expressions into the planning process early.
Contact them by email or call today to set up a consultation in your location of choice anywhere in Manhattan, Nassau and Suffolk or in the Expressions studio in Mattituck!
Destination East End (North Fork, Hamptons)
If you are thinking of eloping, escaping, living easy for a few days in wine country or by the beach, check out these pre-screened services on the North Fork and in the Hamptons.
East End Venues
431 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
Atlantis Banquets & Events creates a magical atmosphere for any social event. Nestled on the banks of the Peconic River, this waterfront venue has a space just right for any gathering you have in mind and can accommodate functions involving 20 to 650 guests, in settings as diverse as the waterside Riverside Pavilion, popular for cocktail parties, elegant Coliseum Room, perfect for formal evening receptions, the breathtaking Sea Star Ballroom, the Terrace Room, perfect for bridal showers or post-nuptial brunches, and Peconic Meeting Room, conveniently located in the adjacent Hyatt Place East End & Resort Marina.
As impressive as its spaces, their exquisite cuisine and top-notch service is what will really wow you and your guests. No matter the size and budget of your wedding or other event, Atlantis Banquets & Events can tailor a menu to suit your tastes and your budget (kosher style available).
Atlantis Banquets & Events elevates even the simplest gathering to a uniquely memorable occasion. Arrange a tour and discover the many options they offer for your own unforgettably magical celebration.
Farm Weddings at Santa's Christmas Tree Farm
30105 Main Rd
Cutchogue, NY 11935
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When Santa's Christmas Tree Farm is not helping everyone deck the halls for Christmas, they are available to host your wedding, corporate event, special party, or any gathering you can imagine in the picturesque Cutchogue countryside. Nestled among the fragrant evergreens, the towering Oaks, the colorful Copper Beeches, and succulent fruits trees are a number of clearings that will be just the right size to host your event. Or add a glimmer of wonderland to your occasion along the lighted red woods. You can choose your location based on your desires and how you envision your special event. You can pitch the tent and set up your tables so you and your guests can take in breathtaking sunsets, or let darkness fall and gaze at the high and bright constellations. During an afternoon celebration wander the over 30 acres and take in the blooming holly, natural flora, and all the wonder of nature. The farm can accommodate tents of all sizes and parking is easy and can be discreet for up to 300 guests.
Santa's Christmas Tree Farm offers an affordable alternative to those who envision a natural open air event or ceremony without the complications of a beach program and without the high costs and rigid protocol of a vineyard experience. The farm has plenty of room, is accommodating, and conveniently located just off the Main Road in Cutchogue, New York. It is a North Fork location that is easy to get to from anywhere!
The farm will also ensure their gift shop remains open during at least part of your special event so your guests can enjoy taking in all that is Christmas and so much more. And to the rear of the gift shop can accommodate smaller functions such as rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, birthday parties, or even small wedding ceremonies.
At Santa's Christmas Tree Farm you run your show! Of course there is a site fee – quite affordable too—but from there you take charge. Farm staff is available to offer guidance and to assist, but you can structure your event in a manner that best suits your dreams, desires, expectations, and wishes.
Contact Lisa at Santa's Christmas Tree Farm today to start planning your special country farm event!
East End Elopements
8985 Main Road
East Marion, NY 11931
Elope to the romantic Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa on the North Fork of Long Island, the heart of Wine Country, and say your vows in an intimate garden wedding. Quintessentials, near Greenport, New York, is a popular venue for brides and couples to celebrate elopement weddings and vow renewals.
An elopement package at Quintessentials wedding venue makes the bride's experience memorable and special. All the details are taken care of, from the beautifully decorated room with private deck, full spa services, bridal makeup, flowers, cake, champagne, and even the wedding officiate and photographer.
Quintessentials is a perfect romantic retreat, with a lush garden, expansive lawn, gazebo and arbor, and ideally located just two hours from New York City, and less than 10 minutes off the New England ferry—so convenient for visitors from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Once you have tied the knot, you will bask in the warm hospitality Quintessentials offers as you savor their acclaimed brunch breakfasts, afternoon refreshments, and nightly treats.
Visit Quintessentials website to discover its romantic and comfortable accommodations, and then contact the innkeeper to start planning your wedding celebration.
East End Attractions & Distractions
12900 Main Road
Mattituck, NY 11952
Explore the North Fork with East End Bike Tours to experience the magic that calls so many to this part of Long Island. Pedal your way along country roads with historic landmarks, picturesque seascapes and farmviews in a gentle 13.5-mile guided tour that includes freqeunt stops for one of a kind photos, artisan olive oil, fine vinegar and wine tastings, a village style lunch, farmstands full of fresh fruits and vegetables, pies, jams, and even honey—all produced on the East End with ingredients fresh from the field.
A tour with East End Bike Tours is a luxurious, personalized experience. Your guide will ask about your interests and any special requests so these may be incorporated into your tour where possible. The guides have a passion for cycling and an intimate knowledge of the North Fork, so they will combine specially-selected stops with personalized attention to guarantee a leisurely and luxurious experience tailored just for you.
Touring with East End Bike Tours is journey that offers sightseeing, shopping, local culinary experiences and exercise all in a single wonder-filled activity. The slower pace and roads less traveled will introduce you to places you may not ever realized existed, but that you will remember long after tour ends. By the way, if cycling is not your thing, limousine and coach tours are also available.
East End Bike Tours has partnered with North Fork B&Bs and hotels, so whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a a mid-week escape with the gang, or looking for activities to fill the down time of the wedding weekend, your adventure is a phone call away at East End Bike Tours.