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Jan 4, 2010 11:53 AM

wedding in ny area

I am looking for a good glatt kosher caterer and venue for my daughter's wedding in late Aug 2010. We will only have about 150 guests and will need a venue that allows mixed dancing and seating. I want really excellent food and can spend about $150. pp inclusive. Any suggestions?

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    1. If you don't mind Long Island, try the Crest Hollow Country Club. My wife and I did it for our wedding and could not have been happier. People still rave about the food (18 mos later) particularly the vieneese (sp?) table. They do their own in-house glatt kosher catering (the chabniks at the wedding ate everything but the meat) and as a country club they could care less about mixed seating (they put up the mechitza for the dancing we wanted it up for, and took it down for the dancing we wanted it down for). Very professional, well organized, and a beautiful outdoor chuppah.

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      1. re: dfsny613

        I'd be surprised if Crest Hollow did weddings as small as 150 people. I've never been to a kosher wedding that small - most of the regular names seem to be set up for larger functions. Perhaps Rockleigh Country Club, if you're willing to go to NJ?

        Aside from the one thread linked by MartyB, it'd be a good idea for you to search 'wedding' on the kosher board, because it's perhaps the most-asked question here. While not everybody will have your particular requirements, you might get some better ideas.

        1. re: GilaB

          it sounds like the Washington hotel (now condos) in Belle Harbor would have been a perfect venue.(I miss their smorg)
          perhaps they should check out the Rockwood Jewish center in Howard beach Queens

          1. re: berel

            Crest Hollow did do 150 as recently as 18 mos ago when I got married. They can do much bigger, but their ballrooms can also do 150.
            As far as Rockwood, I went to a wedding there (also about 150 people) and the food was not the best.
            There is also the Lawrence Country Club where I went to a recent wedding of about 150 which was also very nice with good food.

            1. re: dfsny613

              I have never heard of the Rockwood. The Rockleigh, which I mentioned, doesn't have an in-house kosher caterer, so each wedding contracts with their own; the food at one wedding isn't particularly predictive of the food at another.

              I think the dance floor at the Rockleigh is too small for most Orthodox weddings, but it ought to be fine for 150 people.

              1. re: GilaB

                re: I have never heard of the Rockwood

                The Rockwood Park Jewish Center in Howard Beach. They are advertising a wedding for $35/pp


      2. are you looking to have an outside ceremony?

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          1. Thanks for the input. We heard about the Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn. The in house caterer is Deluxe Caterers. Their pricing is pretty good. Does anyone have any experience with the quality of their food and the venue? We are planning the wedding in late Aug and probably need to have the ceremony indoors because it might be very warm and muggy. Remember we are from Colorado. Other Long Island sites are also good. We are open to anything at the moment.

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            1. re: kosher in colorado

              You never know about the weather - I had lovely weather for my evening chuppa in late August in NYC!

              1. re: GilaB

                You got lucky!! But August/September in NYC can be iffy. Friends of mine got married Labor Day Weekend in Brooklyn and the weather was a disaster- so hot and humid that some of the older guests went to sit inside.

              2. re: kosher in colorado

                We had our wedding there and everyone loved the food- we were still getting compliments months later about it (we also know a few people now planning weddings who really wish they could use the in-house caterer from Shelter Rock at another venue). The venue is pretty, and would be great with a wedding of the size you're looking at- we had about 250 people, and it was slightly crowded on the dance floor (though not too bad).

                1. re: kosher in colorado

                  Our wedding took place at Shelter Rock in October 2009 and it was, if I do say so myself, fantastic. The food was outstanding - people are still talking about it 3 months later! The venue is beautiful, would easily accomodate 150 - mine was close to 180 and everyone was comfortable. The caterer did a fantastic job - there was not a thing to worry about on the wedding day. It was flawless. I truly could not have been happier, and my guests had a great time too!