Which Wedding Venue: Guastavino’s or The Museum of Natural History?

Significantly, what if I told you that you could have the NYC Wedding of your dreams?  Look no further than Guastavino’s, and The Museum of Natural History. Undeniably, both are venues that focus on luxury.

We will be delving into the characteristics and traits that define both – a Guastavino’s Wedding and a Museum of Natural History Wedding.

The Museum of Natural History Wedding Venue

Furthermore, who wouldn’t want to have their wedding at this prestigious museum? As an illustration, imagine combining elegance and originality 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).

Furthermore, 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 great 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.

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Museum of Natural History Wedding Cocktail Hour in the Dinosaur Area

Guastavino’s Wedding Venue

Located under the 59th st. bridge in Manhattan, Guastavino’s is an architectural masterpiece and NYC Historical Landmark.  When you arrive at this NYC Wedding venue, you’ll be taken aback by the tall arches and the Catalan ceilings. They were designed by the Famous architect, Rafael Guastavino.

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

In addition, Guastavino’s 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 Guastavino’s Wedding.

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

Guastavino’s NYC Jewish Wedding: Featured Couple

Want to further explore the beauty of having a Guastavino’s Wedding? To emphasize, take a look at our Featured Couple below and their NYC Jewish Wedding, photographed by yours truly (Susan Shek Photography).

Guastavino’s makes for the perfect venue for this NYC Jewish Wedding.  The streets outside of Guastavino’s make for the perfect NYC Wedding Photography backdrops.  The grand spiral staircase inside the venue, adds to the beautiful interior.

This couple’s wedding party had elegant décor. The décor expressed vintage texture.  The centerpieces were made up of flower arrangements which spoke simplicity.

To sum up, this wedding was the definition of perfection.  I have an incredible relationship with the Lighting Director of Guastavino’s, 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.


Credits:

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/

A wedding cufflink on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A groom getting ready for his wedding ceremony on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A groom getting ready for his wedding ceremony on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait of a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait of a groom and his groomsmen on wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A wedding rings on a plant on wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A ines di santo wedding dress hanging at Guastavinos in New York City.
A wedding stationery card at Guastavinos in New York City.
A wedding shoe and a veil at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.  Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A Boutonniere of a a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
Groomsmen hanging out on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait of a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A back of a bride with her wedding dress on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride during a first-look on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first-look session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A groom kissing his bride during a first-look session on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
Wedding parties of a groom and a bride watching a first-look session on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
Wedding parties of a groom and a bride watching a first-look session on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and a groom walking towards their wedding and reception venue on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and a groom along with their wedding parties on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and a groom along with their wedding parties on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and his groomsmen on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait session of a groom and his groomsmen on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride with their wedding parties on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride with their wedding parties on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A groomsman hanging out with other groomsmen at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride and her bridesmaids hanging out at a bar on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A shot glasses at a bar on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A groom and his groomsmen on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and a groom with their wedding parties hanging out in a bar on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride and a groom with their wedding parties hanging out in a bar on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride and a groom drinking a shot with their wedding parties and hanging out in a bar on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride with their wedding parties on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride with their wedding parties on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and his groomsmen on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait session of a groom and his groomsmen on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait session of a groom and his groomsmen on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A groomsman hanging out with his groomsmen on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A groomsman hanging out with his groomsmen on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait session of a bride with her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and a groom with their wedding parties on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride with her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride with her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride with her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride with her bridesmaids on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a bride and a groom on a wedding day at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A small garden of Guastavinos in New York City.
An exterior look of Guastavinos in New York City.
An exterior look of Guastavinos in New York City.
An exterior look of Guastavinos in New York City.
An exterior look of Guastavinos in New York City.
An exterior look of Guastavinos in New York City.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride with their immediate family at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A portrait session of a groom and a bride with their immediate family at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding ceremony and guest cards placement at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and a groom signing a ketubah surrounded by their immediate family and friends at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior design of a wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City.
A jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
Bridesmaids attending a jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City.
An officiant proceeding a jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City.
A jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City.
A jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
An officiant proceeding a jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and a groom exchanging their wedding ring during a jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride and a groom exchanging their wedding ring during a jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride and a groom kissing during a jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride and a groom kissing during a jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A groom stepping on a glass during a jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A newly wedded couple exiting their jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A newly wedded couple kissing while their exit from a jewish wedding ceremony at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception and a food placement at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A wedding cake at Gustavinos in New York City.
A wedding cake at Gustavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A look of a bar during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior setting of a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and a groom entering their wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and a groom entering their wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and a groom entering their wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first dance of a newly wedded couple during their wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first dance of a newly wedded couple during their wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first dance of a newly wedded couple during their wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A first dance of a newly wedded couple during their wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A blessing of a challah bread during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
Wedding guests dancing during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and wedding guests dancing during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
Wedding guests dancing during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
Wedding guests dancing during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and wedding guests dancing during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride and wedding guests dancing during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride and wedding guests dancing during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A chair dance or a horah during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A chair dance or a horah during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A chair dance or a horah during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A chair dance or a horah during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A chair dance or a horah during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A chair dance or a horah during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A chair dance or a horah during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A chair dance or a horah during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A chair dance or a horah during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
Wedding guests dancing to a music by Storytellers during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A live performance by Storytellers during a wedding reception at the Guastavinos in New York City.
A newly wedded couple listening to a speech from their wedding guests during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A wedding speeches from bridesmaids and a best man during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A newly wedded couple raising their glasses during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
Wedding guests taking a selfie during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
Wedding guests playing a limbo during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride and wedding guests playing a limbo during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
Storytellers performing a live music during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A newly wedded couple dancing together during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A newly wedded couple dancing together during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
Storytellers performing a live music during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
Various sweets for guests at Guastavinos in New York City.
Various sweets for guests at Guastavinos in New York City.
An interior design of Guastavinos in New York City.
A small garden area of Guastavinos in New York City.
A small garden area of Guastavinos in New York City.
A groom dancing with his mother during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A bride dancing with her father during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride dancing with her father during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride dancing with her father during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A bride dancing with her father during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
Wedding guests dancing during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A newly wedded couple cutting their wedding cake during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City.
A newly wedded wife putting a cake on her husband's nose during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A newly wedded husband kissing his wife next to his wedding cake during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A newly wedded couple kissing behind heir wedding cake during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.
A newly wedded wife dancing with her wedding guests during a wedding reception at Guastavinos in New York City. Dress by Ines Di Santo.

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