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    Tips for Hosting a Fundraising Gala

    Last updated 1 day 9 hours 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 6 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.

    Planning a Manhattan Wedding

    Last updated 8 days ago

    There are few places more romantic than the heart of Manhattan when it comes to wedding locations. If you and your sweetheart are getting ready to tie the knot in the city, be sure to contact The Glasshouses to learn more about saying “I do” in one of our beautiful NYC event spaces. Here is our helpful guide to planning a Manhattan wedding:

    Explore the Many Bridal Apparel Options Available
    If you're looking to dress your bridal party and yourselves in beautiful gowns and suits without breaking the bank, don't forget to explore the many bridal boutiques and lesser-known designers around Manhattan. New York is known as the home of countless talented designers, which means you have the luxury of shopping around for one-of-a-kind bridal apparel within your taste and budget.

    Consider Looking Outside the City for Vendors
    Another tip you may want to consider when planning your Manhattan wedding is to look outside of the borough for vendors such as florists or caterers. In fact, you may want to look outside of the five boroughs entirely. Some NYC wedding planners suggest finding florists in the suburbs, since they typically charge less than their Manhattan competitors.

    Choose a Quintessential NYC Party Space
    You can really make the most of the city while planning your wedding by hosting your event at a beautiful NYC party space. Be sure to look for a wedding venue that will make planning a breeze by offering amenities like a fully catered kitchen, adjustable lighting, furniture rentals, and a sound system. The Glasshouses’ wedding venues also showcase the beauty of Manhattan with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Hudson River that will leave guests stunned and in awe of the city that never sleeps.

    Are you ready to start planning your Manhattan wedding at The Glasshouses? Our event spaces can accommodate 200 people for a cocktail reception and 150 for a seated dinner, which makes it the perfect location for weddings of any size. Call us at (212) 242-7800 to learn more about our premiere NYC event space.

    A Look at Sweet 16 Birthday Traditions

    Last updated 13 days ago

    In various cultures and societies throughout the world, a girl's 16th birthday is celebrated as a major coming-of-age event. Here in NYC and around the country, many girls and their families choose to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion by throwing a fun and memorable party at a fabulous event space. One 16th birthday tradition that you may be invited to is the “shoe changing ceremony,” which is a popular Hispanic celebration that involves daughters and fathers. Another tradition that spans various cultures is the father-daughter toast given at a party to honor a young woman's emergence into adulthood.

    If your daughter or granddaughter is preparing to turn 16 and you'd like to throw her an unforgettable celebration at a NYC event space, be sure to contact The Glasshouses today. From a candle-lighting ceremony to a traditional Waltz at an extravagant quinceañara, every request for your teenage daughter's coming-of-age event can be made possible at our NYC party space. Call us at (212) 242-7800 to learn more about hosting your event with us.

    A Look at 2014 Wedding Trends

    Last updated 15 days ago

    From rising hemlines to DIY invitations, there are countless trends popping up in the bridal world that you might want to consider when planning your wedding this year. As the bridal expert in this video shares, brides and grooms in 2014 have amped up their own levels of creativity to put together weddings that are one-of-a-kind without breaking the bank. One big trend that has brides talking is the switch from classic white bridal gowns to cream or even blush pink dresses.

    Another fun trend that isn't difficult to jump on board with is pairing show-stopping shoes with a simple dress or spicing up a basic dress silhouette with an intricate veil. To top off these looks, brides are adding elegant rose gold jewelry that flatters the skin without detracting from the dress.

    If you're a future bride or groom who is looking for the perfect venue to host your wedding, come and visit The Glasshouses today. To learn more about The Glasshouse 14 and Glasshouse 21 event spaces or to speak to our staff about our incredible amenities, call (212) 242-7800.

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