By Lauren Elkies
There are so many wedding reception venue options in New York City. This year alone, 32 new hotels are slated to open, according to data from hospitality advisory PKF Consulting, including the Trump Soho at 246 Spring Street in four days, Gansevoort Park South at 420 Park Avenue South and the Mondrian Hotel at 150 Lafayette Street.
So Wedding-Scoops.com asked two wedding planning experts (click here to see their suggestions for flowers and hair, and click here to see why they think you should hire a wedding planner) to share their favorite venues for Manhattan wedding receptions, some of which overlap (pictures of all venues mentioned below can be seen in the slide show above).
Joseph Todd St. Cyr, director of Joseph Todd Events, a New York City-headquartered wedding consultation business:
The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park
Hudson Studios, at 601 West 26th StreetThe Pierre, at 2 East 61st Street
Mandarin Oriental, at 80 Columbus Avenue at 60th StreetManhattan Penthouse, at 80 Fifth Avenue
Ramscale, at 55 Bethune StreetStudio 450, at 450 West 31st Street
Sun West Studios, at 450 West 31st StreetRitz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, at 2 West Street
W New York - Union Square, at 201 Park Avenue South
Candice Benson, founder of the Finishing Touch, a New Jersey-based wedding and event planning company:
The Puck Building, at 295 Lafayette Street
Tribeca Rooftop, at 2 Desbrosses StreetMandarin Oriental, at 80 Columbus Avenue at 60th Street
Studio 450, at 450 West 31st Street