THE PIERRE, Upper East Side
Charge Per Guest: 300$ least of 200 guests)
The recently-renovated hotel is well known for its great history. John Paul Getty previously owned it, and now the hotel is run by Tony Pierre.
A wedding for a least of 200 guests will run the engaged couple 300$, plus tax and 22 percent service, per person. Then add in about 4,010$ for workers and additional extras for marriage this size.
Alike it’s Fifth Avenue nemesis Plaza, Pierre also provides a Sylvia Weinstock cake made into the reception price. Unlike the Plaza, a celebration in the Cotillion Room will not increase an additional fee.
The hotel offers two nights stay in the bridal suite complimentary, plus one evening for the groom.
Address: 2 East 61st St near Fifth Avenue
CIPRIANI, 42nd Street
Charge Per Guest: 300$
Not even that annoying mob rumor put the slightest taint on the beautiful Cipriani events empire. That traces its sources back to the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy.
Cipriani now has two spots, and it’s the Italian-Renaissance-inspired and solemnly impressive 42nd Street venue that we have our eye on.
A Saturday night, top season wedding celebration and reception charges up to $300, plus tax and 23 percent service, per Guest.
Space in the venue calls for (and requires) professional lighting, so the first package starts at around $10,000. They do not incorporate a cake in the cost, but you can take one in without being charged one of those absurd cake cutting fees.
The single downside to a non-hotel marriage is there’s none of that comped-bridal room business.
Address: 110 E. 42nd St; between Lexington and Park Aves
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, Upper West Side
Charge Per Guest: $235 (plus $52 for the drink)
Dinosaur buffs and elegant bridezillas will agree on one thing. The American Museum of Natural History upper west side is a fantastic place to carry a wedding.
With the beautiful backdrop of the Rose Planetarium and (weather permitting) the Arthur Ross Terrace for drinks and cocktail. A wedding day, there would live on forever as would paying off the bill.
For beginners, anyone who desires to get married there must pay a flat 3,500$Patron Membership donation fee. Also needed is the museum admission (which is the room rental fee) of 11,000$, plus an additional 1,000$ if you’re utilizing the Terrace.
Don’t ignore that your guests require to eat and drink. So factor in 235$, plus tax, per person for the food and 52$, plus tax, per person for the alcohol.
To keep information in prospect, though: It’s still a valued discount compared to the Plaza.
Address: Central Park West at 79th St