Gramercy Park Hotel

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Average Base Cost: $66,000

Average base cost for a Gramercy Park Hotel wedding is calculated by figuring a 120-person guest list on a Saturday night using their ceremony fee and minimum spend requirement. Entertainment, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, wedding coordinator, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Tax and gratuity is included. 

*Prices subject to change

 

 

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee:  There is no venue rental fee, but there is a minimum spend. All prices below are before tax (8.875%) and gratuity (22%). It breaks down as follows:

Friday and Sunday Evenings: $45,000 – $50,000 for a 5 hour reception

Saturday Evenings: $50,000 – $55,000 for a 5 hour reception

Daytime Weddings: $30,000 for 3 hour reception (11AM – 3PM Timeframe [extra hour is for ceremony, additional cost details on that below])

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What’s Included: 

  • Complimentary Suite the Evening of the Wedding (for full buyouts of the Terrace only)
  • Complimentary Menu Tasting for the Bride & Groom Prior to Wedding (for full buyouts of the Terrace only)
  • Formal 10ft x 30in Tables
  • Ceremony & Dinner Chairs for up to 120 Guests
  • White Linens
  • Votive Candles for Cocktail & Dinner Tables
  • Candlelit Lanterns Surrounding the Perimeter of the Terrace
  • Garden Inspired Lounge Furniture
  • DJ Equipment and/or IPOD
  • Connectivity for Personalized Playlists
  • One Wireless Microphone with Stand

Extras: A 1-hour ceremony is available for a $2,500 fee

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Food: Gramercy Park Tavern has partnered with food guru Danny Meyer for the catering. Pricing below includes a one hour reception with 6 passed hors d’ouevres, market table, assorted sodas, freshly brewed coffee, and loose leaf teas:

  • Seated Dinner (choose 1 starter, 2 mains, and 1 dessert): $260 per person
  • Buffet Dinner (choose 2 starters, 2 mains, and 1 dessert): $205 per person
  • OR choose 3 starters, 3 mains, and 2 desserts: $220 per person

Sample menu items include scallop crudo and salmon tartare hors d’ouevres, baby beets & pear salad, roasted game hen with polenta and charred rapini as one of the main course selections, and a spiced apple shortcake for dessert.

Optional add-ons such as shucked oysters ($55/pp), sushi ($50/pp), sides ($10/pp), and s’mores by the fire ($25/pp) are also available.

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Beverage: A deluxe open bar (prosecco ruffino; cypress vineyards chardonnay & cabernet sauvignon; abita light, dogfish head IPA ; grey goose, kettle one, bombay sapphire, tanqueray, johnny walker black, makers mark, patron silver, etc.) costs $115/pp for 5 hours. Add-ons include cocktails ($12/pp each), and speciality champagnes ($30/pp).

Vendors: While they have a preferred vendor list who know the space, you are welcome to bring in your own (aside from food/beverage).

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More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside (the terrace has a retractable roof)

Size: 250 Reception, 120 Seated, 160 Buffet. Ceremonies can accommodate up to 120 guests. Here is a look at how the space would be laid out:

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Bridal Suite: This would be your room

Parking: Available for hotel guests only. Otherwise the hotel has nearby parking garages they can recommend

How Will Grandma Get There? In terms of a New York City wedding venue it’s hard to get more central than the Gramercy Park Hotel. Grandma would ideally stay at the hotel or at a nearby one, including The W Union Square and Hotel Giraffe. The Union Square and 23rd street subway stops offer super convenient transportation for guests staying farther uptown or downtown as well.

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Party On! Events can go until 2 a.m. It’s important to note that live amplified bands are not allowed on the terrace, and music may be played through their house sound system only.

The Report:

When it comes to New York City landmarks, the Gramercy Park Hotel is a big one. The 18-story Renaissance Revival building first opened its doors in 1925, and has hosted countless artists, fashion designers, rock stars, and actors over the years (Humphrey Bogart married actress Helen Menken on the Terrace in 1926). In 2006 the hotel got a major redesign from artist Julian Schnabel and British architect John Pawson. The hotel now features 185 Guest Rooms and Suites as well as an Italian restaurant–Maialino–from restaurateur Danny Meyer. Rooms (which start around $340/night and up depending on season) also include a key to the coveted Gramercy Park (the city’s only private park). The Terrace (where most weddings take place) is on the 18th floor and includes views of the NYC skyline. There are interior rooms (see layout above) and 1,500 sq. feet of wrap-around terrace.

Woman Getting Married Says:

I used to work at the Gramercy Park Hotel before the renovations, and have been back several times since. They did a REALLY gorgeous job considering how dated (but still cool) the hotel used to be. The layout has a definite bistro feel with long tables separated from your dancing area, which can sometimes break the party up. However, I think the charm of the hotel/space outweighs any potential layout issues. This venue is not for the faint of budget: I would only consider this wedding venue if you have a $100k+ plus total budget (including photographers, dress, invitations, etc.). The good news is you really don’t have to bring in any additional decor…it’s pretty much perfect as-is. With that said I do think a daytime event here would be pretty gorgeous and would bring the cost down significantly if your total budget is more in the $50k range.

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Our Rating

8 Amenities/What’s Included

10 Convenient for Grandma

7 Layout

10 Location

10 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

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