Kayla’s wedding – 10/7/17
The venue is beautiful! It’s right on the water with incredible views of the Palisades, Cloisters, and the GWB. In October it was still warm enough to have all of the dining room doors open (the glass doors/windows are fully retractable) to let in the evening breeze from the Hudson giving us the true indoor-outdoor experience. La Marina has multiple different outdoor spaces that we were able to utilize for the ceremony and cocktail hour and they all were great. There are twinkle lights outside as well as strategically placed uplighting on some of the trees outside which really helped set the mood.
The staff we ended up working with on the day of the wedding were really attentive and paid attention to detail. The Director of Events, Nancy, was our point-person. Nancy made sure we understood the limitations of the space and worked with us to create a floorplan and timeline that made sense for our big group (close to 190 people for a sit-down dinner). The maitre d’, Stefan, was also super helpful. He made sure we always had water (him keeping us hydrated was a big part of why we were able to have so much fun at our wedding and after party) and stayed on top of the kitchen staff to help us adhere to our tight schedule.
Our guests felt attended-to all night. And even though we had a very tight timeline, dinner service was so smooth that we ended up about 20 minutes ahead of schedule by the end of the night.
Delicious! We did something a little less traditional and served dinner family-style rather than plated or a buffet. We had a beer and wine open bar with a signature cocktail and the bartenders mixed our non-traditional drink perfectly. Weeks have passed since the wedding and our guests are still talking about how good their meal was. We had La Marina cater the cocktail hour and dinner and we brought in our own baker for dessert.
We got a lot of bang for our buck and if we could do it all again would definitely be married at La Marina. Once we had our plan firmly entrusted to Nancy and her team, she executed beautifully. It was a great event from top to bottom!
I don’t even know where to start. Last night was PERFECT. Everyone raved about the place, the food and all the people you had staffing the event. I would love to send a note to Stefan as well (please let me know the correct spelling of his name and how best to reach him). He took such amazing care of my family. Any time I needed something he was right there.
Again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Yesterday will be a night we will remember forever!
All my very best,
Deb, Jordan’s Bar Mitvah
Elena & Luke’s wedding 9/23/17
Fairy Tale wedding!
My wife and I got married at La Marina on 09/23/2017 and we could not be happier!
About a year ago, a family friend of ours recommended La Marina after visiting dozens of other venues for her own wedding. We quickly booked an appointment to see it and it was love at first sight. Side note: I am a professional wedding DJ so I have a little inside knowledge and I’ve seen many venues around the world so this instant feeling of connection was important to me.
Although we did run into a few hiccups during the planning process, as they replaced management about a month before our big day, the new management was professional and followed through on all of our previous negotiations, as well as, exceeding expectations!
The new Director of Events, Nancy, and her staff went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day went perfectly. Our goal was to have a laidback party type of reception with no formal sit down dinner. Her attention to detail was the only way to make it possible. During the final month of planning she walked us through every detail of the night from food selection to the color of the throw pillows on the furniture.
Everything was executed perfectly! We are excited to recommend La Marina to all of our friends and family looking to get married in NYC.
Everything was wonderful last night! Thanks so much for being so nice and attentive to our guests. Please extend our thanks and gratitude to Stephan and all the waiters as well. We really enjoy having our events at LaMarina….the view is magnificent and the service is always terrific. Everyone today was dropping in to say what a nice event it was and how delicious the food was.
Patricia, Colombua Universitty