small wedding venue for 10 people total
Hi-I am from memphis,tn so i appreciate all of your suggestions! I am looking for a small intimate place for a simple quick ceremony in manhattan,ny. It will just be close family (10 people total) and we will be in nyc in late august 2011. Maybe a small rooftop,a not so crowded area of central park, or a restaurant with a cool private patio or something. I would like it to be at sunset or at night and on a weekday so everything is not so crowded. So just some quick 'I Do's' ,photos,and then afterward a nice restaurant with a private dining room( no fee ) italian or american food 30-70$ per person-romantic-candlelit or dimly lit and great food. Thank you so much for your ideas!!!
to my knowledge, there's only one remaining restaurant in Central Park and that's the Boat House. it's close to the beautiful Bethesda Fountain, where many couples take wedding photos, and does have a small patio. i'm not sure they'd close it off for such a small party, though. inside, there are banquet rooms, but they're bigger than you need. i would call them and let them know your plan. maybe they can work with you.
the Metropolitan Museum also has some private rooms, some of which are sized for your party. unfortunately, i don't know much about it
We were married in October on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, there were 10 of us including officiant, picture perfect backdrop of Lower Manhattan for pictures, if you do it all the way at the North End, it's a bit of a cul-de-sac where you can stake out your own space. We then hopped in a few cars and had dinner at Convivio on Tudor City Pl in Manhattan, wife & mine's favorite Italian resto, it's a block where you would almost never go otherwise, up on a hill in Midtown East near the UN, very quiet and pretty. You can eat for $50-70 a person so long as you don't go crazy with the drinks. Good luck!
45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017
Check with INK 48 Hotel on 11th Ave and see if they can come up with something for you. The food at their restaurant PRINT is quite good, but more important, they have a lovely rooftop lounge with a large terrace (and a 270º view looking east, uptown, and across the Hudson). Your group may be too small, but it's worth asking just in case there's a way to work something out on the terrace, for instance.