The Plaza Hotel

768 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10019
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Average Base Cost: $118,000

Our average base cost for a Plaza Hotel wedding is calculated by figuring a 200-person guest list for a Saturday evening ceremony and reception using their food and beverage average listed below. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: There is a $12,000 rental fee for the Terrace Room OR Grand Ballroom.  The ceremony can be held in either room as well, but must be in the room you are renting.

What’s Included: Round tables, china, flatware, glassware, gold Chivari chairs, complimentary bridal suite for the night of the wedding, and a ‘Day-of’ Suite adjacent to the ballroom

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The Terrace Room

Vendors: You must use The Plaza for all Food/Beverage and their exclusive Sound & Lighting vendor, but you may bring in your choice of other vendors.

Food/Beverage: You can expect to pay $400/pp plus tax and service for Saturdays, $350/pp for Fridays and $375/pp for Sundays.  There is a minimum of 125 guests for a Friday or Sunday and a 200 guest minimum for a Saturday. This includes:

  • White Glove Butler Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres
  • Three Cocktail Stations
  • Premium Open Bar
  • Three Course Plated Dinner with a Choice of Entrées
  • Wines & Champagne throughout Dinner
  • Wedding Cake provided by Ron Ben-Israel or Sylvia Weinstock
  • Plaza Signature Petit Fours
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The Grand Ballroom

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside

Size: 450 maximum with dinner and dancing

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The Grand Ballroom

Bridal Suite: Yes (complimentary)

Parking: Yes, there is valet parking in front of the hotel available for $65 per car

How Will Grandma Get There? Ideally Grandma would stay at the hotel (rooms average around $438/night for August and go up from there, according to, or at a nearby hotel such as The Park Lane Hotel or Le Parker Meridien.

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Party On! Events can go until 4 a.m.

The Report: 

This landmark hotel opened to the public in 1907 and has been the epicenter of everything from musical performances (Miles David recorded a live album in the hotel’s Persian Room in 1958) and political summits (the Plaza Accord was signed there) to famous fiction (F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby uses The Plaza for several scenes and was the setting for the Eloise series of children’s books). It has also had several well-known owners throughout the years, from Conrad Hilton to Donald Trump. It underwent a $400 million renovation in 2008.

plaza hotel new york wedding

Woman Getting Married Says:

I feel like I’ve seen so many fictional weddings at this hotel that it feels as if I was a guest at every single one! Having your wedding at the famed Plaza Hotel is something most girls dream about, especially if you grew up in New York City. And considering the hotel is considered one of the most iconic 5-star hotels in the world–let alone the U.S.– it shouldn’t come as any surprise that it’s one of the most expensive wedding venues on our list. With that price tag you can expect top notch service, food, and decor, but at the end of the day you’ll need a wedding budget close to $200,000+ to afford it. If you live in New York City or want a classic destination wedding spot and the cost is within your reach, you should definitely add this to your wish-list.

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Amenities/What’s Included 9
Convenient for Grandma 10
Layout 7
Location 10
Overall Charm 10
Venue Value 8

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