Grand Beaux Arts Ballroom within Grand Cnetral Temrinal. Due to renovation, not available in 2008 except for September and October. 1,300 for cocktails, 500 seated dinner with cocktails and dancing. Able to privatize room after 5:00 pm daily.
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My wedding was in Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station, New York City. This historical venue is a precious place to hold such an important ceremony. The tall ceilings tower over a beautifully designed hall, which is meticulously carved with sculptures throughout. It is an unbeatable venue that will inevitably be a photographic masterpiece. Although candles are not allowed within this venue, there are many other ways to decorate the hall in order to personalize and beautify the venue. Fortunately, not many decorations are needed because it is naturally so elegant. The chandeliers also add a pristine touch to the room. You can even dim the lights if you wish, but I believe we paid an extra change for this service. It was a great idea, though, which added to the romanticism of the location. It is a great location because it is in the center of Manhattan, and therefore very accessible to all through public transportation. The downside of this venue is the booking the reservation. It must be approved and a letter must be received before booking is finalized. This wait and processing is well worth it, though! Facilities are all within the venue so nothing extra needs to be rented or added to accommodate guests. It is a large facility that can accommodate a very large group. The venue can even be opened longer hours if you would like the reception to carry on later than the venue is typically opened. We danced all night and had such an amazing time. I could have not been more pleased with my choice in having my wedding at this venue. I would recommend it to anyone that can afford it!