Nestled beneath the iconic Queensboro Bridge, Guastavino’s NYC is a stunning architectural marvel that has stood the test of time. This unique venue, renowned for its distinctive Catalan vaulted tile ceiling, has a rich history that adds to its allure. Today, it is one of the most sought-after venues for hosting events, particularly weddings. Let’s delve into the fascinating history of Guastavino’s and discover why it has become synonymous with unforgettable Guastavino’s wedding experiences.
Today, Guastavino’s is one of New York City’s most coveted wedding venues. Its grandeur and architectural beauty make it an ideal location for couples seeking a unique and unforgettable wedding experience.
The venue boasts over 15,000 square feet of event space, including a 9,200 square foot ballroom with soaring 40-foot ceilings. The iconic Catalan vaulted tile ceiling and the granite arches provide a stunning backdrop for any wedding ceremony or reception.
The venue’s location under the Queensboro Bridge adds to its charm. The outdoor private garden offers spectacular views of the bridge and is perfect for cocktail receptions or intimate ceremonies.
Guastavino’s also offers comprehensive event planning services to ensure that every Guastavino’s wedding is flawlessly executed. From gourmet catering to décor and entertainment, their experienced team handles every detail with meticulous attention.
Ariana and Andrew had a very NYC wedding this past fall, with Guastavino’s being the venue to host the day.
We started this rainy day at the Park Lane hotel and were able to sneak some first look portraits there as well. I say “sneak” because this particular hotel requires a permit for any photography on the premises. Keep that in mind if you’re planning on being here for your own wedding!
Once at the venue, we finished up all the wedding party and family photos and still had time to squeeze in a ceremony rehearsal. Then it was ketubah signing time, and on with the ceremony.
The spread at cocktail hour was generous, and Ariana and Andrew got a peek at the room before guests took their seats. I always recommend doing this just to have an extra moment alone in the space you worked so hard to bring to life.
Reception entertainment was incredible and performed a seamless blend of Jewish and Persian music; the dancing – and crowd surfing – was non-stop. The night came to a close with pizza from Joe’s.
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