Featured Wedding Venue: TAVERN ON THE GREEN

Photo: Fred Marcus Studio • Dress: Celestina Agostino Provided by Kleinfeld • Custom Mens Suit: Alton Lane • Jewelry: A.Jaffe Bouquet: Rountree Flowers • Hair & Make-Up: White Rose Collective • Shoes: Allen Edmonds

 

A modern tavern nestled in a bucolic Central Park setting, Tavern On The Green is an iconic, landmark restaurant unlike any other. Centered around a hearty, rustic menu shaped by local and seasonal ingredients, the legendary restaurant invites patrons into a warm, celebratory gathering space that captures the spirit of Central Park and the energy of New York City. 

Tavern On The Greens bar & lounge area. Photo: Fred Marcus Studio • Dress: Celestina Agostino Provided by Kleinfeld • Custom Mens Suit: Alton Lane • Jewelry: A.Jaffe • Bouquet: Rountree Flowers • Hair & Make-Up: White Rose Collective

 

Originally designed by Calvert Vaux and built in 1870 to house the sheep that grazed in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow, Tavern On The Green has proudly served locals, presidents, royalty, artists, actors, and first-time visitors since 1934. The renowned venue has also been the backdrop of numerous major motion pictures including films like “Arthur”, “Ghostbusters”, “Wall Street”, and “New York, I Love You”. 

Tavern On The Greens open kitchen and dining room. Photo: Fred Marcus Studio • Custom Suit: Alton Lane • Hair & Make-Up: White Rose Collective

 

The cuisine at Tavern On The Green is created with rich flavors, quality ingredients, and aesthetic grace. The acclaimed hospitality on which the Tavern stands is surpassed only by its delectable New American cuisine, introducing a distinguished experience that is certain to awe one’s guests. 

Tavern On The Greens outdoor area.

 

A destination perfect for celebrations of anywhere from ten to 1,000 guests, Tavern On The Green offers a luxurious experience within a transformational space, and a warm personal touch. Whether a bountiful wedding reception, an elegant bridal shower, or a festive rehearsal dinner, this luminous gem caters the affair of a lifetime. A romantic occasion under the outdoor iridescent streaming lights surrounded by the iconic Central Park adds a unique glow fit for a fairy tale. It is for this reason that Tavern On The Green has been a symbol of love in Manhattan history for so many generations.

Tavern On The Greens dining room.

 

As great a tradition as the grand Central Park among it, Tavern On The Green has made its awaited return to the New York City celebration scene, renewing the belief that there is no finer city in the world to marry.

Tavern On The Greens South Room. Photo: Samantha Lauren Photographie

 

Tavern On The Green is located within Manhattans Central Park, just off Central Park West at 67th Street. For reservations or more information, call: 212-877-8684, or go to: www.TavernOnTheGreen.com.

The 2015 Sophisticated Weddings: New York Edition cover. Photo: Fred Marcus Studio • Dress: Celestina Agostino Provided by Kleinfeld Custom Mens Suit: Alton Lane • Jewelry: A.Jaffe • Bouquet: Rountree Flowers • Hair & Make-Up: White Rose Collective • Shoes: Allen Edmonds

A Portal To Another Time Place… And Poolside Pairings

Photo by Andre Maier; Courtesy Of The Castle Hotel & Spa

 

There’s a turn off of Tarrytown’s hilly, windy Benedict Avenue that, if taken, transports you to another world. The turn leads upwards, past manicured greens that seem to foreshadow a special destination. At the hill’s peak is this other world. At the top is The Castle Hotel & Spa a true castle that could only exist in history… or an animated Disney movie!

Photo Courtesy Of The Castle Hotel & Spa

Photo Courtesy Of The Castle Hotel & Spa

 

The entrance to The Castle is a portal to another time and place… over a century into the past, with stone structures and rich tapestries. This summer, this rare, special place is hosting a series of culinary events; pairings of various kinds of cuisine with wine and/or other spirits. Every Thursday evening, The Castle’s world-class restaurant, Equus, will present a different menu designed to complement that evening’s libations.

Photo Courtesy Of The Castle Hotel & Spa

 

Guests may mix, mingle and luxuriate around The Castle’s pool, and within the Grotto, surrounded by artfully groomed trees and bushes, that seem to block out the world- with the exception of The Castle itself, which serves as a bold backdrop to each pairing- while enjoying food, drink, and even cigars.

 

Photo By Steven Sendor For Sophisticated Weddings: New York Edition

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Photo Courtesy Of The Castle Hotel & Spa

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Photo By Steven Sendor For Sophisticated Weddings: New York Edition

Photo By Steven Sendor For Sophisticated Weddings: New York Edition

Photo By Steven Sendor For Sophisticated Weddings: New York Edition

 

For a calendar of the summer’s pairings, click on the following link: Castle Pairings. The Castle Hotel & Spa is located less than an hour north of midtown Manhattan, at: 400 Benedict Avenue in Tarrytown, NY (Westchester County).

Fresh, Flavorful And Flashing With Color!

Summers here! Its the easiest time of year to keep your culinary creations fresh, flavorful and flashing with color at your wedding, rehearsal dinner or engagement party. Todays featured dish is a perfect example of this; Bay Scallop Ceviche with Grapefruit, Jalapeño and Avocado, by Cocktail Caterers.

Transforming A Central Park Landmark

Photo by: Eleven Weddings Photography

 

Central Park is like a gift to New York. It is an 843 acre oasis of sprawling lawns, trees and ponds, in which to escape the cacophony and clamor of Manhattans thoroughfares. Within the oasis is Tavern On The Green, a restaurant nearly as storied and iconic as Central Park itself. It is a gift within the gift. Since its opening in 1934 Tavern On The Green has been the site of countless weddings (and other important occasions). The landmark restaurant closed on January 1, 2010. As its highly anticipated 2014 re-opening approached, it became a very sought-after venue. People could not wait for the gift to re-open. It was a apt locale for one of Sophisticated Weddings: New York Editions 2015 covers (pictured, below).

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