Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Places : Prince George Ballroom

Downtown Bride's location
Downtown Bride wrote:
The Prince George Ballroom is located at 15 East 27th Street in a landmark building that was originally built as a luxury hotel in 1904 and later became a welfare hotel. In the 1990s, it was purchased and rehabilitated by the not-for-profit Common Ground and the building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ballroom was just restored over the past two years and has only recently been open for events. Common Ground was a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award this year from the New York Landmarks Conservancy for their work in restoring the space.

We plan to have our guests enter through the World Monuments Fund Gallery and hold the ceremony in the ballroom. The cocktail hour will be held in both the Gallery and the Ladies Tea Room and the reception will be back in the Ballroom.

Capacity: 299 seated

Fees: The cost of the space is a $7,500 site fee - which is applied to Common Ground's programs to combat homelessness (unfortunately, the organization is structured in such a way that you can't take a deduction for the site fee, but it does go to a good cause).

Amenities: There is a full kitchen, but everything else needs to be brought in. You have the entire site (including the Gallery, Ballroom and Tea Room) from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. and are not charged any additional fees for bringing rentals in early or having them picked up late. There is a conference room that can be used as a bridal suite upstairs. The venue also provides security guards and the events manager (Rachel - who I pray does not quit before my wedding because she is that awesome) will be there as well and will coordinate your vendors.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Photographers : Zlatko Batistich

Ice_bats_mommy wrote:
Zlatko from Zlatko Batistich (NJ) starting at 3K
My girlfriend from NJ hired him and the photos came
out beautiful. He has a simple but artistic style and
a very quiet, reserved approach to weddings. The
album design he did was also very elegant. He works

Photographers : WPJA

Ice_bats_mommy wrote:
This is the site where all the best
journalistic wedding photographers get accepted. It's
a fantastic resource not just for photographer but
ideas as well. They also have a bride+groom section
page with useful info. A great place to start looking
for photographers.

Photographers : Mariann of Blue Daisy

Ice_bats_mommy wrote:
Mariann from
Mariann of Blue Daisy Weddings
(NYC) starting at
3.5K, and 4.5K with album
We fell in love with her through her website but in
person she showed more slideshows and albums which
were beautiful. Her personality is also very nice.
We thought her prices were fair considering she offers
a lot in packages and also gives the digital negatives
with all her packages. Current (summer of 2006)
packages range from $3500-7000. She travels anywhere
even internationally.

Places : Prospect Park Audubon Center & Boathouse

Prospect Park Audubon Center
& Boathouse

Shadycat says: ” There are very easy to work with. The caterers are all good and not over priced at all. I am SO in love with the site.
Completely surrounded by trees and a small lake!.”

Built in 1905, the Boathouse was one of the first buildings in New York City to be declared a landmark. This Beaux Arts style building overlooks the beautiful Lullwater and Lullwater Bridge and features two levels and a balcony. After receiving extensive renovations, the Boathouse reopened in 2002 as the home of the nation's first urban Audubon Center. This historic structure is available for rental for everything from formal weddings to cocktail receptions to corporate events when not in use for public or school programs. During select hours, you can take advantage of special optional activities such as guided tours and electric boat rides on the Independence. Birthday packages for children, ages 4-12, are also available.

Home to Brooklyn's most elegant weddings for almost 100 years, the Boathouse offers a breathtaking natural setting and a stately Beaux Arts facility for your special occasion.


The facility can accommodate 80 for sit down 120 for buffet cocktails or up to 350 guests with optional tenting.

• The Boathouse is wheelchair accessible
• 10 decorative tables and 35 café chairs
• 40 white wood garden chairs
• House Manager and two security staff
• Upper-level balcony overlooks the Lullwater pond
• Guest parking

The Boathouse is available year-round after public hours, which generally end at 5 p.m.

Fees: $4000 for evening wedding

Catering is additional and limited to our exclusive list.

Contact Info:
Rental and Event Planning Office:
(718) 287-6215
or email Barbara Christ