Sterling Blooms, (646) 290-8818. Our most recommended florist for many reasons: skilled, fun, and reasonable.
Butterflies and Zebras NY, (516) 333-0830. Stylish designs with reasonable budgets.
Ariston Florist, (212) 929-4226. A major commercial florist.
The Flower Girls, (212) 721-6327. Good work.
REBLOOM, (212) 721-6327. This service picks up flower arrangements after an event to resell them to raise money for charity and pays a small amount back to event host.
Dan Lane Williams, DLW Photography, (917) 754-7051. Extremely fine photographer who captures moments — our favorite.
Sarah Merians Photography, (212) 633-0502. Has been in business for a long time and is very dependable.
Alex Z Photography, (212) 421-5402. She has shot here many times and creates amazing videos and photos.
Caroline Z. Bazzini, (516) 380-3838. Highly recommended, great service.
BANDS & MUSICIANS
Alex Donner Entertainment, (212) 752-2920. A sophisticated society orchestra.
Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, (718) 376-3489. Golden age of music, extraordinary.
Lapis Luna Vintage Jazz and Swing, (888) 376-800-3526. Great vintage jazz music.
The Klezmer Connection, (888) 828-8778. Great Jewish and American band!
Kathleen Walsh Music, (212) 581-0608. Great musician and value with a robust style.
Rolf Barnes, (212) 595-0382. There is no finer pianist anywhere, for cocktails or band. Very top bands, reasonable.
Scratch Weddings, (866) 955-8580. Highly skilled DJs with an emphasis on customization and repertoire. Our pick.
DJ Nancy B, (917) 968-5293. One of the best.
Expressway Music, (212) 953-9367. Has worked our events many times. Great people.
The Compact Disc Jockeys, (917) 685-1112. Good selection, compact systems, great work.
Veniero’s, (212) 674-7070. Best low cost cake.
Cakes By Nicolle, (917) 579-0034
Sweet Sweet Sue’s, (718) 966-2253. Very fancy custom cake designers and lessons in cake decorating.
Ron Ben-Israel Cakes, (212) 625-3369. Extremely elegant custom cakes.
Amy’s Bread, (212) 675-7802. Great local option.
HAIR & MAKE UP
Donna Distefano Ltd., (212) 594-3757. Incredible, one-of-a-kind pieces to pass on to heirs.
Imperial Parking, 7 E. 14th Street. Get ticket stamped by our coat check for a discounted rate!
HOTELS NEAR MANHATTAN PENTHOUSE
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The Hotel Giraffe, 365 Park Ave South, New York.
W Union Square, 201 Park Ave South, New York (very close).
Hyatt Union Square, 134 4th Avenue, New York (very close).
The Jade Hotel, 52 W 13th Street, New York (around the corner).
The Roger, 131 Madison Avenue, New York.
Dream Downtown, 355 W 16 Street, New York.
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS
Wedbuddy.com for free wedding websites.
Mapquest.com for directions.
General Marine Inc. for event insurance.
BroadwayPartyRentals.com for rentals.
MTA for subway, bus and train information.
Zillow.com for street maps.
Holidays for 2016 and 2017
Timeanddate.com for sundown information.