about our featured blogger

We're so excited to have JoAnn Gregoli, owner of Elegant Occasions, blogging on our site. JoAnn is the co-author of The Knot Guide to Destination Weddings with Carley Roney and has over 25 years of experience in the travel industry. Check back often to get her tips and advice on planning a destination wedding!

about our featured blogger

CR Luxury Vacation Properties & Tours, located in Los Sueños Resort in Herradura Costa Rica, is a reputable wedding planning company dedicated to creating your dream wedding. Heading the CR Luxury wedding team is Aura Luisa Mora. Aura has been working as a special events coordinator and wedding specialist for over 11 years, and with extensive knowledge of the country, venues and vendors, Aura and her team will insure a hassle free, amazing destination wedding experience.

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From finding your destination wedding location to planning your destination wedding reception, Destination.Weddings.com is your go-to-source for finding destination wedding inspiration and getting answers to all your destination wedding questions. Top searches include: destination wedding planning basics; destination wedding attire; destination wedding save-the-dates; destination real weddings

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Gotham Hall Events

Gotham Hall ...Step Back in Time to  Experience the Grandeur of the City!

Gotham Hall the former headquarters of the Greenwich Savings Bank, Gotham Hall is a magnificent Art Deco ballroom with a seven-story-tall grand vaulted dome.

This is one of the many former banks, turned event space in the heart of Manhattan. Its seven story high glass dome ceiling, above its 10,000 square foot ballroom, surrounded by its grand Corinthian columns, gorgeous authentic marble, and u oval shape helps give Gotham Hall its warm, elegant feeling. Gotham Hall’s Main Ballroom, as well as, smaller side rooms including a Lounge, Mezzanine, and Oak Room.

This space will  only host one event at a time and the entire facility is used exclusively for your corporate gatherings, non-profit galas or social events.

Staged against the amazing turn-of-the-century architecture of the seven-story gilded Ballroom,  events will truly shine. Gotham Hall combines the style of Manhattan’s Broadway with the sophistication and tradition of New York’s finest architecture. The lighting of the venue is truly exceptional and takes the space from beautiful to outstanding.

For smaller, private gatherings, unwind in either of the oak paneled rooms, complete with fireplaces and private restrooms. Guests can enjoy cocktails on the mezzanine as they overlook the spectacular ballroom, or mingle in the lounge for a more intimate cocktail setting.

This room was built for Royalty. The ten foot tall brass doors of the foyer give way to reveal the heart of Gotham Hall, the Grand Ballroom. From fifty to twelve hundred guests, the Ballroom can host a wide variety of events including non-profit galas, corporate dinners, fashion shows, product launches, wine tastings, film and Broadway premieres, boxing matches, corporate meetings, trade expos, concerts, weddings, bar mitzvahs, television and movie shoots.

Gotham Hall Events

Step back in time and enjoy this truly amazing venue!!!

Destination Weddings: Why Marry Away?

In the past, marrying away from home usually meant eloping. The couple would steal away in the night to flee family disapproval or expectations and tie the knot on their own terms. Today, the idea has shed its stigma and a growing number of couples are hightailing it away from the traditional formal...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008


Destination Weddings: Getting Started

Thinking about planning a far-flung celebration? Here are the top tips to pull off a flawless destination wedding. 1. First Things FirstChoose a location based on your wedding style and nonnegotiable guest list (if any). Unlike a hometown affair, you can't assume everyone will be able to spend the money...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008


Destination Weddings: Tips on Importing Your Pros

Whenever possible, choose local florists, musicians, and caterers. But for more control over services like photography and video, consider flying in a professional. Here are a few details to anticipate:Be prepared for the added expense. You'll be expected to pay for airfare, transfers, meals, and hotel...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008


Destination Weddings: Who Pays for What?

So you're having a destination wedding. Now come the questions: Do the bride and groom pay for everything? What about hotel rooms and airfare for the guests? Here's an easy checklist to help you decide who pays for what.The bride and groom (and/or their parents) are expected to pay for:The wedding reception...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008


Destination Weddings: Planning Your Site Visits

The One-trip PlanWhen to go: 8 to 10 months outHow long to stay: At least 3 daysWhat to do: Pick your placePick your location ASAP. Do your homework before you go and visit no more than three venues. Try to make the final decision by the end of the first day.Check out various ceremony and reception...read more

Posted Tuesday 6/10/2008



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