When a couple makes the decision to wed, life changes; planning a wedding is one of the most fun, most stressful and most complicated thing a couple will experience. From the start, couples must decide where they want to get married, what type of wedding they want to have, how many guests they want to invite and what type of budget they have to work with. Many couples can do this easily, while others have a little more difficulty. Fortunately for all engaged couples looking to wed in New York City, there are five luxurious, fabulous wedding venues that offer not only a perfect wedding location, but professional assistance that helps to make the planning process simple and much more enjoyable.

The Plaza Hotel

Luxury weddings in New York City are not complete without a breathtaking view of Central Park. The Plaza Hotel is one of the most legendary and luxurious venues in New York City; it is so fabulous that many a celebrity has married in this gorgeous, luxury location. Some famous couples to wed at the Plaza Hotel include Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The hotel provides a location for both a couple’s ceremony and reception and the venue includes dinner, drinks and a wedding cake in the $375 per person price. Additionally, the chance to hold the ceremony in the legendary Terrace Room will run an additional $12,000. Couples will also receive a complementary night in the honeymoon suite and suites for the bridal party to prepare for the big moment, the day of. Both the Grand Ballroom and the Terrace Room are decorated with intricate works of art, columns, and deep, rich colors that embody the luxury and sophistication that is the Plaza Hotel.

The Plaza Hotel

Fifth Avenue at Central Park South

New York, New York 10019

CPS Events at the Plaza

866.770.8229

The Four Seasons Park Avenue

Couples who want to have a high-end wedding ceremony and reception that spares no expense, but offers an intimate, romantic appeal will love the luxurious accommodations of the Four Seasons Park Avenue. Reality television star Bethenny Frankel married husband Jason Hoppy in the Pool Room of the Four Seasons restaurant on her hit Bravo television show. More intimate than large locations, the Four Seasons Park Avenue is every bit the luxurious, glamorous location that brides and grooms want on their big day. The Four Seasons Park Avenue has two wedding packages in the Pool Room, which features a sparkling pool in the middle of the gorgeous room. The first is a black tie wedding package for 80-120 guests for $275 and 22 percent tax per person; the second is the package for less than 80 guests, which runs $235 per person.

Four Seasons Park Avenue

57 E. 57th Street near Park Ave.

New York, New York 10019

212.350.6501

Mandarin Oriental

High atop the Time Warner Center is the Mandarin Oriental, the luxury wedding venue with floor to ceiling windows and uninterrupted views of all of Central Park and the New York City skyline from the 36th floor. For $350 and 22 percent tax per person, couples will get to hold their ceremony and reception, a three course dinner with champagne and the bridal suite to get ready and for the couple to spend their first night as husband and wife.

Mandarin Oriental

80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street

New York, New York 10019

212.805.8815

Cipriani 42nd Street

Imagine holding a wedding in room that makes guests feel as if though they’ve gone back in time to classic Renaissance inspired Italy. Large columns, high ceilings and intricate detail that looks like it took years to create engulf the room at Cipriani’s 42nd Street. This luxury wedding venue is not for those who want small and intimate; this is for those who want over the top luxury and a sense of fabulous that not just any couple can pull off. For $300 per person plus 23 percent tax per person, couples will have their ceremony and reception. Decoration fees are an additional $10,000 and there is no cake or bridal suite included. However, there is also no cake cutting fee at this luxury venue.

Cipriani’s 42nd Street

110 E. 42nd Street between Lexington and Park Aves.

New York, NY 10019

646.723.0826

The American Museum of Natural History

The Rose Planetarium in the American Museum of Natural History offers the perfect backdrop for a luxury wedding ceremony. Weather permitting, cocktails are served on the Arthur Ross Terrace, with views of Manhattan that are breathtaking. The clean lines and modern feel of the museum provide an intimate feel for any wedding, even if the guest list includes hundreds. The fee for this location includes a $3,500 membership fee, $11,000 admission fee, $1,000 Terrace fee, $235 per person for dinner and $52 per person for an open bar, excluding tax.

The American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street

New York, New York 10019

212.769.5350

Luxury wedding venues in New York City are so swanky and fabulous that everyone wishes they could wed in such luxury and class. With so much to choose from, along with the assistance of in house event planners, each of these luxury venues cost a pretty penny, but they also allow couples to relax and leave the hard work to the professionals so all they have to do is show up and enjoy their wedding.



Source by Simon Marsh

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