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Planning a Plaza Ballroom Wedding without Breaking the Bank

New York, NY (September 9, 2009) – The Plaza Grand Ballroom is a timeless and magical setting for wedding celebrations. Now, today’s cost conscious bride can plan the wedding of her dreams in one of the world’s most elegant and historic locations. A Plaza Grand Ballroom wedding is well within reach with these tips from Mike Warren, Grand Ballroom Director of Catering:

  • You can save significantly by choosing an elegant and architecturally historic venue like the Grand Ballroom that requires little decoration. Simple flowers or centerpieces of fresh fruits or vegetables juxtaposed against the Ballroom’s newly restored neoclassical decor create an unforgettable ambiance with a minimal investment.
  • A Grand Ballroom menu offers access to the freshest organically grown food without additional cost thanks to an exclusive connection to an organic farm in Upstate NY, Katchkie Farm.
  • The relationship with the Plaza Retail Collection affords brides a discount on favors, bridal party gifts and souvenirs.
  • Be flexible with your dates and the time of year. The months of January, February, July and August have less demand and therefore offer more wiggle room with pricing.
  • Consider a Friday or Sunday wedding rather than Saturday night. The difference between days can save almost $50 per person.
  • Know your exact guest count in advance. The more you are willing to guarantee the number of people the more flexible the pricing.  

The Plaza Ballroom has hosted many of the city’s most memorable parties – Donald and Melania Trump’s wedding, Truman Capote’s Black & White Ball and Sarah Jessica Parker’s 40th birthday bash. Imbued with rich heritage and enduring beauty, a Plaza wedding is priceless.

For more information on Plaza Grand Ballroom weddings, images or to speak with Mike Warren, please contact Harriet Weintraub, Cate Evans or Stuart Cohen at 212.925.1558.