Posted by on Feb 2, 2011 in Blog | 5 Comments

Being such dorks, there is nothing that excites Mayra and I more than the idea of a wedding in a Library.  Particularly when the Library in question is The New York Public Library. Beyond iconic.  From Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Sex and the City the NYPL has been a part of our romantic consciousness… And yet, it’s been the Moby Dick to the Always a Bridesmaid Ahab.    Certainly, we’ve had close brushes… but one client turned elsewhere because at the time they weren’t allowing ceremonies on site (They currently allow CIVIL ceremonies), Another because it was a bit TOO vast for her 100 person wedding (they actually renovated a reading room that is now PERFECT for a smaller reception celebration) and, well…. let’s face it the last couple of years it was a hard sell to clients since it’s legendary 5th avenue entrance looked like this:

But now, after a long renovation, it is more breathtaking than Helen of Troy (I know, the literary references are killing me too, but I can’t help it). Check out this image from Christian Oth Studios taken at the 100 Year Anniversary Celebration:

And here are a couple of shots from the celebration itself (again photos from Christian Oth Studios and band from Elan Artists):

Sigh… it’s as grand as an Edith Wharton novel…. And this is just ONE of the four fabulous areas in the Library you can utilize for your celebration… No wonder I am longing like Mr. Darcy to create a fantasy wedding here and no wonder it’s become a destination for brides from across the country.


  1. The Demoiselle
    February 2, 2011

    I’ve always adored the New York Library as a wedding venue (before Carrie I might add.) Great post.

  2. Jo Green
    February 2, 2011

    Wow, that space is absolutely STUNNING. It must be very expensive given the gorgeous room, as well as the fact that it’s in New York. If you had the budget though, it would be very well worth it.

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  4. Rachel - theWeddingVine
    February 3, 2011

    This is the perfect place to have a wedding! Beautiful rooms and carvings!

  5. Wedding Invitations
    February 4, 2011

    Wow, this looks beautiful!!!


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