Hotel Giraffe is lucky enough to host intimate weddings for the most amazing people! No matter how large or small the group, each group leaves a lasting impression and become an integral part of the Hotel Giraffe family!
There is something so exciting about a wedding in New York City! Whether it is spring, summer, autumn, or winter, at Library Hotel, you will find the perfect setting for your elopement, ceremony, or reception. If you are a bride/groom in search for your intimate wedding venue, your search may be over!
Located on the 14th Floor, the Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden, make the perfect setting for daytime celebrations with close friends and family.
The Poetry Garden, with access to our beautiful outdoor wraparound terrace (720 sq. ft total), is the ideal indoor space that still has an outdoor feel. When weather permits, you can enjoy the vibes of New York City on our terrace, with background views of the iconic New York Public Library.
- Poetry Garden (indoors): 25 people seated, 30 standing
- Poetry Garden (outdoor terrace): 45 people seated, up to 50 standing
- Writer’s Den (indoors): 30 people seated, up to 40 standing **recommended for groups only holding a ceremony**
The Writer’s Den, along with its adjacent glass enclosed terrace (660 sq ft. total), is a bright and airy room. This unique space can be used year long as-is (living room style) or banquet style making it an ideal spot for your wedding reception!
- Writer’s Den: 25 people seated banquet style
- Poetry Garden (indoors): 12 people seated banquet style
- Keeping the entire 14th floor event space as-is (no tables): 50 people
Our entire event space transforms into Bookmarks Lounge in the evenings; therefore, all ceremony/reception must conclude by 4:00PM. This lounge is open to the public and is managed by a separate company, Hospitality Holdings. It may be possible to extend (or begin) your celebrations past 4:00PM; however, this at the discretion of Hospitality Holdings. For more information about hosting an evening event, please call 212-980-9476 or e-mail at Info@HospitalityHoldings.com.
Food & Beverage
At Library Hotel there is no catering minimum; however, we do not allow outside food or beverage, with the exception of desserts – bring on the sweets! Meals are pre-selected and they are served buffet style. Unfortunately, no ala carte options are available. View our events menus and hors d’oeuvres selections with per person pricing. Some dessert options are included but specialty cakes or cupcakes are not – you are more than welcome to bring in your own!
Decorations & Enhancements
There are always fresh floral arrangements, our signature magenta orchids, decorating our rooftop. They can be incorporated into your wedding, free of charge. If you prefer additional flowers, you are able to bring in your own… need help with vendor recommendations? Our Events Coordinator, Joel Trevino, has put together his personal favorites:
LINEN & ENHANCEMENTS
Studio D NYC
Rev. Annie Lawrence
HAIR & MAKEUP
Library Hotel is pleased to partner with NOMI Beauty, the premier in-room hair and make-up service provider! NOMI Beauty specializes in weddings, groups, and special events.
Speakers are scattered throughout our entire event space. We are able to hook up most personal music devices. As long as you provide a detailed playlist, we can play anything you would like! We do not permit DJs or bands; soloists or small ensembles will definitely be considered. Since our event space is very intimate, microphones are usually not needed.
Below are Library Hotel’s event guidelines for your review:
- There is no catering minimum
- Outside food & beverage is not permitted, except for desserts
- The Poetry Garden terrace is not covered so it may not be accessible during inclement weather
- Maximum capacity is 50 people
Visit our online photo gallery and virtual tour to see more. Please feel welcome to contact our Events Coordinator, Joel Trevino, if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see the space. He may be reached by phone at 212-204-5408 or by e-mail Joel@LibraryHotel.com. We look forward to the pleasure of planning your Library Hotel wedding!
Whenever you think of quintessential love stories, what couples come to mind?
Carrie & Big
Harry & Sally
Lucy & Ricky
Ross & Rachel
We could go on and on but we have one question about all of these specific couples – what do all of these stories have in common?? Well, New York City, of course!! There is no wonder couples from all over the world come to NYC every year to look for love, find love, celebrate love, and tie the knot!
Once you have found your soul mate, Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection offers a stunning & intimate backdrop to host the most perfect NYC wedding! Whether your plans for your wedding in New York City are to arrange guest accommodations and/or a full ceremony and reception, Hotel Giraffe’s experienced staff will ensure that all of your expectations and special requests are surpassed.
In order to help get your planning started, our Director of Meetings & Events (and our in house wedding expert), Emily White Lyman, has put together all of the “Need to Know” information about our wedding offerings.
Best of Luck planning and we cannot wait to help you plan your NYC Wedding at Hotel Giraffe!