City weddings have a unique appeal, often blending architecture and culture with a refined sense of style. And of course, when it comes to luxury city weddings with a cosmopolitan vibe, there’s no place like New York City. Located in a buzzing, trendy, and in-demand area of Manhattan, Conrad New York Downtown is the perfect wedding venue for couples who want to give their special day a modern and “quintessentially New York” feel. From the hotel’s contemporary design to its five-star service, couples and their guests will enjoy an indulgent celebration while taking in everything The Big Apple has to offer. We asked Meghan McDonough, Meeting and Events Coordinator, for more details about planning a luxury city wedding at this Downtown gem.
GO: How would you describe the architectural style of Conrad New York Downtown?
A: The architectural style of Conrad New York Downtown is modern and contemporary; from the moment you enter our elegant iconic lobby, you are immersed in the artistic design of the hotel.
GO: What was the inspiration behind the design of your interiors and guest rooms?
A: The newly refreshed guest suites at Conrad New York Downtown are also modern and contemporary. The entire property features over 2,000 pieces of art. When heading up to our second floor lobby, you are greeted with the bold, site specific commissioned work from Sol LeWitt – an extraordinary Loopy Doopy (Blue and Purple) painting, spanning 13 stories in the Atrium.
GO: When is your busiest time of year, and how far in advance should couples book if they hope to secure a date during those months?
A: The busiest time of year for weddings are traditionally Spring and Fall. We recommend that couples plan at least 12 months in advance, so they can secure their desired dates.
GO: Is there a type of luxury city wedding that fits best with your venue? (i.e. Traditional, glamorous, bohemian, rustic, etc.)
A: Conrad New York Downtown is a modern, elegant venue. However, the best part of the hotel, is that the space can be transformed into any vision a couple may have in mind. The wide open spaces, striking architecture, and subtle décor lend themselves to any kind of transformation.
Photography: Brett Matthews Photography
GO: In what type(s) of cuisine does your culinary team specialize?
A: At Conrad New York Downtown, we work with an exclusive culinary partner, Danny Myers’ Union Square Events. The team’s expert chefs prepare restaurant style and quality food in a banquet setting; thus, the teams’ specialization is customization.
GO: What type of activities are available for guests to partake in during a wedding weekend in NYC?
A: Located in Downtown Manhattan – a true urban oasis – Conrad New York Downtown is just minutes from the city’s most historic neighborhoods, including Tribeca, Greenwich Village, SoHo and Wall Street. With the incredible offerings of Downtown Manhattan, wedding guests will have an exciting array of options to pick from, when it comes to activities.
GO: What facilities, restaurants, or catering options do you have available for wedding week events like welcome dinners or post-wedding farewell brunches?
A: At Conrad New York Downtown, we have 11 different banquet spaces, which can be transformed to accommodate a variety of events, such as welcome dinners, rehearsal dinners, pictures, brunches and more. The hotel’s three meal restaurant, ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant, can serve as a venue for a more casual reception or gathering. Our popular, seasonal rooftop bar, Loopy Doopy, is open during select times throughout Spring and Summer.
GO: What are some nearby attractions guests can visit?
A: Conrad New York Downtown is situated alongside the Hudson River, offering unique green space and running/walking trails just outside the hotel. The property is also walking distance to a list of acclaimed attractions such as the World Trade Center and Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Staten Island Ferry, Brookfield Place and more.
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