As a wedding photographer, we have years of experience shooting various locations and venues in Brooklyn and New York City (literally – we’ve photographed over 300 weddings!). When navigating the wedding planning process, it can be so difficult to figure out venues, vendors, logistics, and budgets. So we thought it would be helpful to give some information based on our experience photographing weddings at Gramercy Park Hotel. So here’s all the details on Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City!
Gramercy Park Hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Manhattan, right on the edge of famous Gramercy Park located at 2 Lexington Avenue. Surrounded by greenery and iconic landmarks, the venue overlooks the New York City skyline from its private terrace that is filled with greenery. The view from the rooftop will leave you feeling like you’re part of the city, yet in an entirely different world. The hotel makes it easy for your guests to stay on-site, but it is also located close to a number of other hotels at a range of prices so all of your loved ones can be comfortable.
The beauty of Gramercy Park Hotel is the mixed industrial and greenery venue space, pretty enough to stand on its own or serving as a raw palette for you to bring in your own florals and design. Whether you want to do an intimate brunch with just family or a traditional wedding, you can customize the space to what you want. All these aspects are what make Gramercy Park Hotel so unique.
The 18th-floor Gramercy Terrace can accommodate seated dinners of up to 120 of your closest friends and family, or standing cocktails for up to 250 guests. Their professional on-site events team is there to ensure things run smoothly, from the moment guests arrive to the last song of the night. The space rental includes bamboo chairs, linens, audio equipment, and more so all you have to worry about is celebrating with your people.
What’s also great about Gramercy park Hotel is that it’s perfectly located. On a secluded residential street away from the hustle and bustle of midtown but still only a stone’s throw away from all the sights by cab or subway.
And for a little on the history, the area of Gramercy is a pretty rad place to explore. It has that old New York feel, with dozens of stunning townhomes and parks, mixed in with up-and-coming modern shops. It even has an incredible food scene that attracts tourists year-round.
While the flowers may fade, the guests may go home, and your gown goes into the closet….your photos are the one thing from your wedding that holds its value. It’s not just about having someone with a professional camera to come and simply document your wedding.
You don’t want to scroll back through your photos and think “Yup, that’s what the day looked like.” You want to hold your photos in your hands and say, “This is what the day felt like.”
Investing in a photographer that can truly capture the ambience and love in your day. From the in-between candid moments between you and your partner to the laughs of your college best friends during the cocktail hour, every moment matters. A photographer who can not only capture these memories but also make you feel at ease and comfortable is the best investment you can make.