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    Rehearsal Dinner Planning Tips

    Last updated 55 minutes ago

    The rehearsal dinner is one of the main events in the days leading up to your wedding ceremony. Watch this video for tips you can use when you’re planning your rehearsal dinner at a Manhattan events space.

    The old rules of rehearsal dinners are now a little more flexible, so you can make yours into any kind of event that you want. Typically, immediate family members and any relatives who have traveled from out of town are invited, along with the bride and groom’s wedding parties. Your rehearsal dinner can be a formal sit-down event, or you can opt for something more casual such as a cocktail reception or a buffet dinner. The rehearsal dinner is a good time to catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while, as you may be too busy on your wedding day to do so.

    To reserve your event space for your rehearsal dinner, call The Glasshouses at (212) 847-3813. We are proud to be one of the most sought-after event spaces in Manhattan, with a doorman-attended lobby and beautiful views of the city. Your guests are sure to be impressed at your choice of venue, kicking off your wedding weekend in style.

    Practice Makes Perfect: Planning an Unforgettable Rehearsal Dinner

    Last updated 2 days ago

    When you’re planning your wedding, you might feel overwhelmed at the number of things on your to-do list. As you get the details of your big day in order, don’t forget to give time and attention to the rehearsal dinner. The rehearsal dinner is the symbolic beginning of your wedding and may be your only chance to spend quality time with close friends and family before the busy day arrives. You can make your rehearsal dinner as formal or as casual as you please, so be sure you hold it in an events space that will accommodate your needs. Keep reading for more on planning an unforgettable rehearsal dinner.

    The Guest List
    Most people give a great deal of thought to who will be invited to their wedding but may not pay as much attention to who will attend the rehearsal dinner. It’s a good idea to let the people who are invited know ahead of time so that they can make appropriate travel arrangements. Typically, the immediate family of the bride and groom are present, as are any relatives who have traveled from out of town to be there. Bridesmaids and groomsmen are also invited, as is the person who will be performing the ceremony.

    The Setting
    There are many options when it comes to where to have your rehearsal dinner. While you could hold it in a noisy restaurant, it’s a better idea to have your rehearsal dinner at a dedicated events space where your party will be the only thing happening. That way, you’ll get the attention you deserve, and you won’t have to worry about slow service or other problems that can arise in a restaurant.

    The Plan
    The rehearsal dinner typically involves a time for the families to meet and mingle with one another, followed by the dinner itself. There may also be a gift exchange for the wedding parties and a time for parents or attendants to give toasts.

    Set your mind at ease and hold your rehearsal dinner at The Glasshouses in Manhattan. With our stunning views of the city, beautiful event spaces, and outstanding service, your wedding weekend will be off to a good start with us. Contact us at (212) 847-3813 to reserve your space.

    Choosing Your Wedding Colors

    Last updated 7 days ago

    Your wedding is one of the most important events of your life, and it takes a lot of planning to make sure your day goes smoothly. Watch this video for tips on how to choose your wedding colors.

    One of the best places to start when choosing your wedding colors is to consider the season. An autumn wedding might feature reds, burnt oranges, and other harvest colors, while a spring wedding would have lighter colors such as sky blue, grass green, and lemon yellow. Keep in mind what sort of flowers you’ll have, as you don’t want your color schemes to clash. Choose colors that you like and that will go well with your setting as well as your wedding party’s attire.

    The Glasshouses offers a clean, white canvas look so that any wedding colors you choose will look great in our events space. Call us at (212) 847-3813 to inquire about having your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception with us. Visit our website for a closer look at our beautiful building and all of our amenities.

    Tips for Hosting a Fundraising Gala

    Last updated 8 days ago

    Are you getting ready to host a major fundraising gala in Manhattan? If so, there are several important steps you can take to ensure that your event is not only fun but also effective in raising money for your target charity or philanthropy project. Here are some top tips for hosting a fundraising gala:

    Rent the Right Event Space
    The most important decision that you can make when putting together a fundraising event is where to host it. While there are countless party and wedding venues to choose from in Chelsea and Manhattan, it is imperative to be selective and only consider event spaces that will wow your guests and make planning a breeze thanks to on-site amenities.

    Set a Realistic Budget
    After you have narrowed down your choices for event spaces, set a budget for additional expenses such as entertainment, food, advertisements, and decorations. Be sure to ask the professionals at your party space what type of decorations or services are included in your party package so that you can simply leave these items off of the budget list. Once the budget is set, commit to following it throughout the planning process.

    Find Sponsors
    The next big step to take when planning your major event is to find sponsors. Contact companies who may be interested in the cause that you are trying to raise funds for and talk to them about the benefits they will receive by being a sponsor. You may want to also consider creating a sponsor package so each company can clearly see where their money will go and how it will contribute to the event.

    Market Your Event
    Lastly, don't forget to advertise your fundraising gala to the public. In addition to sending out invitations to your guests, spread the word by contacting newspapers and other media sources. Be sure to also reach out using social media sites and blogs.

    The Glasshouses is the perfect venue to host your fundraising gala, thanks to our beautiful event spaces, our convenient location, and our luxurious amenities. Our party planning experts can help you put together an event that guests won't soon forget. To find out more about our NYC event space, call (212) 847-3813.

    Ways to Celebrate Your Engagement

    Last updated 13 days ago

    Getting engaged is one of the most exciting occasions of a person's life and is an event worthy of a fabulous celebration at an NYC event space. If you've recently said yes to a proposal or popped the question yourself, consider sharing this momentous occasion with your family and friends in the coming weeks or months. Take a look at the following ideas for inspiration on how to celebrate your engagement:

    Treat Each Other to a Spa Day
    Now that the two of you have decided to spend the rest of your lives together, it's time to relish your happiness and celebrate the future. One creative and enjoyable way to do just that is to treat each other to a spa day or a spa getaway weekend. Consider leaving Manhattan and escaping to a beautiful nearby resort where the two of you can relax and unwind in each other’s company while you're fully pampered.

    Take Engagement Photos
    Another fun and romantic way to celebrate your engagement is to hire a photographer to shoot engagement photos. Right after your engagement is the perfect time to take several photos since the photographer will be able to capture all of the excitement and bliss in your faces. If you don't know where to hold the photo shoot, consider locations of significance such as where you had your first date or your favorite NYC monument or iconic spot.

    Throw an Engagement Bash
    Why not celebrate your engagement with your family and friends? With help from the right wedding venue and party space, you can quickly and easily put together a memorable event with your nearest and dearest. The party shouldn't be too stressful and can range from a simple cocktail party to a sit-down dinner.

    The Glasshouses in Manhattan is an ideal setting for a once-in-a-lifetime event like an engagement party. No matter what type of celebration you have in mind to commemorate this occasion, our knowledgeable staff can help you put together an unforgettable event with your loved ones. To begin planning your party, call us today at (212) 847-3813 or visit our website to take a virtual tour.

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