Which Wedding Venue: Guastavinos or The Museum of Natural History?

When you were a child, I’m sure there were times when you played dress-up, house, and even pretend.  We all have moments in our childhood where we imagine and dream about what our future will hold.  Whether it’s the desire to become the Princess of Genovia or the need to have a luxurious grand wedding – everyone has had a goal to live in a storybook fairytale at some point or another.

What if I told you that this dream could become a reality?  What if I told you that you could have the NYC Wedding of your dreams, at a prestigious and grand NYC Wedding Venue?  Look no further than Guastavinos, and The Museum of Natural History.  Both are venues that focus on luxury, originality, elegance, and charisma.

We will be delving into the luxurious characteristics and elegant traits that define both – a Guastavinos Wedding and a Museum of Natural History Wedding.

The Museum of Natural History Wedding Venue

First, who wouldn’t want to have their wedding at this prestigious and grand world-famous museum?  Imagine combining elegance, history, originality, and a luxurious aesthetic to your NYC Wedding.

Founded in 1869, The Museum of Natural History is nothing less than a historical palace of one of a kind exhibits and artifacts.  Their philosophy involves diving into the understanding of Human Cultures and Natural Worlds. Their understanding of the universe is one you won’t find anywhere else.  The combination of all these elements makes for the perfect NYC wedding venue – especially when you can meld science with your relationship’s chemistry (Science joke hehe).

The Museum of Natural History offers a wide variety of custom Wedding packages.  You’ll have the option to get married under the famous Rose Planetarium, where you and your guests can enjoy the spectacle of the planets and stars.

Looking for more of an outdoor setting?  Check out the Arthur Ross Terrace which makes for a serene and exquisite backdrop for all your NYC Wedding Photography Needs.

In conclusion, your wedding guests will have the opportunity to explore the museum.  From the world’s tallest free-standing dinosaur to the ninety-four foot Blue Whale hanging from the ceiling…your wedding will manifest pure excitement and luxury.

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Guastavinos Wedding Venue

Located under the 59th st. bridge in Manhattan, Guastavinos is an architectural masterpiece and New York City Historical Landmark.  When you arrive at this luxurious NYC Wedding venue, you’ll be taken aback by the tall granite arches and the Catalan vaulted ceilings…designed by the World-Famous architect, Rafael Guastavino.

This 15,000-sq. ft. venue is accompanied by a nature-filled private garden, that has glistening lights strung from the all-natural greenery.

On top of the massive size of the venue, Guastavinos is known for its top of the line service.  With the highest staff to guest ratio (in relation to other NYC Wedding Venues)…you will be waited on hand and foot at your Guastavinos Wedding.

Are you a foodie who wants the best of the best-catered food at your NYC Wedding Venue?  Guastavinos will create a custom menu, catered to your vision and taste.  The Guastavino’s Executive Chef will be there to oversee the preparation and execution of your exquisite menu.

Guastavinos NYC Jewish Wedding: Featured Couple

Want to further explore the beauty and transcendence of having a Guastavinos Wedding?  Take a look at our Featured Couple below and their fabulous NYC Jewish Wedding, photographed by yours truly (Susan Shek Photography).

Guastavinos makes for the perfect venue for this NYC Jewish Wedding.  The surrounding streets outside of Guastavinos make for the perfect NYC Wedding Photography backdrops.  The grand and luxe spiral staircase inside the venue, adds to the rich and serene interior NYC Wedding Photography.

This couple’s wedding party had warm and elegant décor. The décor connected modernism with a vintage texture.  The centerpieces were made up of vibrant flower arrangements that were both simple and luxurious.

To sum up my take on this Guastavino’s NYC wedding, it was the definition of perfection.  I have an incredible relationship with the Lighting Director of Guastavinos, so there will never be a problem customizing your lighting for the best results.  Feel free to scroll below and explore for yourself.  Oh, and don’t forget to contact Susan Shek Photography for any and all NYC Wedding Photography needs.

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Guastavino’s NYC Wedding Photographer – Susan Shek Photography – New York City Winter
Venue Guastavino’s – 409 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022
Photographed by Susan Shek Photography – http://www.susanshek.com/
Cinematography by Patrick James Films https://www.patrickjamesfilms.com/
Susan Shek Photography x Studio Z Photobooths/Animated Boomerang GIF – http://www.studiozphotobooths.com/jillian-josh-boomerang-gif-guastavino-nyc/#
Dress by Ines Di Santo – http://inesdisanto.com/
Tuxedo by Hugo Boss – https://www.hugoboss.com/us/mens-tuxedos-formalwear_boss/
Band Storytellers – http://storytellersnyc.com/
Floral design – MC Nino Designs –http://www.mcninodesigns.com/

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