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A Hotel Giraffe Wedding

Published: April 5th, 2017

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!

Rooftop Garden & Penthouse 1202 Weddings

Rooftop weddings NYC

Photo provided by Brian Hatton Photography

With 1300 sq ft of Indoor & Outdoor event space, Hotel Giraffe’s adjacent Rooftop Garden (outdoor) & Penthouse 1202 (indoor) offer a beautiful, intimate space that is perfect for a wedding ceremony and/or reception with close family and friends.



Hotel Giraffe has two seasons when it comes to booking wedding events.

In Season events range from May through Early October
Off Season events range from Mid-October to April

Each season has its own wedding capacities based on use of the Rooftop Garden. Although if weather permits, the Rooftop Garden can absolutely be used in any season, we only guarantee use of the Garden based on capacities during the in-season months since the Rooftop Garden cannot be heated.

IN SEASON – May through Early October


Ceremony ONLY – 50ppl maximum

FULL WEDDINGS (Ceremony & Reception)

Ceremony & Plated Dinner – 50ppl maximum
Ceremony & Fully Seated Buffet Dinner – 40ppl maximum
Ceremony & Limited Seating Buffet Dinner – 60ppl maximum
Ceremony & Cocktail Party (Very Limited Seating) – 60ppl maximum

WEDDING RECEPTIONS ONLY (Reception Only – no ceremony) Plated Dinner – 50ppl maximum

Fully Seated Buffet Dinner – 40ppl maximum
Limited Seating Buffet Dinner – 80ppl maximum
Cocktail Party (Very Limited Seating) – 100ppl maximum

Hotel Giraffe Rooftop Weddings

OFF SEASON – Mid-October through April


Ceremony ONLY – 42ppl maximum

FULL WEDDINGS (Ceremony & Reception)

Ceremony & Plated Dinner – 30ppl maximum
Ceremony & Fully Seated Buffet Dinner – 20ppl maximum
Ceremony & Limited Seating Buffet Dinner – 30ppl maximum
Ceremony & Cocktail Party (Very Limited Seating) – 30ppl maximum

WEDDING RECEPTIONS ONLY (Reception Only – no ceremony)

Plated Dinner – 40ppl maximum
Buffet Dinner – 30ppl maximum
Cocktail Party (Very Limited Seating) – 60ppl maximum

Reception - set-up - Lily Kesselman


Our Ceremony Fee is $3,000 plus tax*, which includes:

  • Up to (50) Fruitwood Ballroom Chiavari Chairs with cushions
  • Set-up, and breakdown of ceremony space
  • a Prosecco toast for the wedding party pre and post ceremony
  • “Wedding Days” Guestroom: The Balcony King Guestroom on the 12th floor to be used as a place for the happy couple to prepare for the big day. Access to this guestroom starting at 3:00pm on the wedding day. **(The Happy Couple may also rent the guestroom the night before their wedding, based on availability, in order to guarantee access to the guestroom prior to 3:00pm on their wedding day)**.

Our Reception Rental Fee is $2,000 plus tax with a ceremony* and $3,500 plus tax without a ceremony*, which includes:

  • “Honeymoon Nights” Guestroom – Balcony King Guestroom for wedding night *(Same room as “wedding day” room) – Hotel Giraffe will provide romantic turndown and late checkout the following day.
  • Use of the event space for up to five hours
  • Fruitwood Chiavari Chairs with cushions – same as ceremony chairs
  • Set-up and breakdown of Reception Space
  • Up to (5) 60’’ round tables with white linens

*Pricing varies depending on specific dates and time of the day. Always contact Hotel Giraffe’s Director of Meetings & Events, Emily White Lyman, at 212-685-7700 or to receive a personalized quote based on exactly what you are interested in!


Hotel Giraffe’s weddings are catered by our delicious, rustic Italian, in house restaurant, Bread & Tulips. They provide a variety of menus that include Three – Four Course Plated Dinners, Family Style Dinner, Buffet Dinner, Passed Hors D’oeuvres, Stationary Hors D’oeuvres, as well as Wine & Beer, Standard Open Bar, & Premium Open Bar Packages.

Hotel Giraffe catering

Photo on left provided by Jessie Bowman and Photo on right provided by Jenny Fu Studios

Food & Beverage Packages typically range from $185pp – $250pp plus tax and gratuity; however, we are always happy to work with each client to customize every wedding!


In need of 5 or more guestrooms for your upcoming wedding? Whether you are hosting your wedding at Hotel Giraffe or just in the nearby area, your group can receive special discounted rates to enjoy the comfort of Hotel Giraffe during your wedding weekend!

As with all of our rates at Hotel Giraffe, your wedding guests will enjoy the following complimentary amenities:

  • Continental Style Breakfast Buffet is served each morning in our Grand Lobby
    • Until 10:30am Monday – Friday
    • Until 11:00am Saturday – Sunday
  • Cappuccino, cafe au lait, espresso, cookies, and whole fruits are served all day, every day
  • A selection of wine and hors d’oeuvres complimented with live cocktail piano music on weeknights, is available every evening from 5:00pm – 8:00pm
  • A selection of local and national newspapers available to all guests in our lobby
  • WiFi Internet access
  • Daily passes to New York Sports Club

As the happy couple, Hotel Giraffe will enhance your experience with the perfect joyful touch. Should your wedding group make use of 10 guestrooms or more per night, the newlyweds will receive distinctive amenities, including an upgrade to a suite if available!

Pricing and availability changes based on the dates so contact us today for more information!


Stay Tuned for our future “Real Giraffe Weddings” Posts that feature past Giraffe couples and details from their weddings days at Hotel Giraffe!

Bride on Balcony of Hotel Giraffe