After the big question has been popped and you’ve said "yes," it’s time to plan your engagement party! New York City is home to fantastic venues that specialize in celebrating life’s special moments. No matter if you picture an elegant banquet, a casual dinner party or an engagement brunch, Tagvenue is sure to have a space that will make your vision come to life. From chic restaurants and sophisticated bars to casual pubs and intimate outdoor patios, there’s something for everyone. Have a look at our list of New York’s best engagement party venues and find the perfect one!
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If you want to make your engagement party in New York magical, we’ve got a few aces up our sleeves and are willing to share! But first, let’s start with the basics:
The purpose of throwing an engagement party is to celebrate the important life milestone of getting engaged. It’s also a chance for future wedding guests to get to know one another before the big day. It’s an excuse to get together, enjoy some food and drinks, and simply share this special occasion. However, don’t feel pressured to hold an engagement party if you’re not feeling it.
Once the emotions have settled and you’ve broken the exciting news to all your nearest and dearest, sit back and consider if and how you’d like to celebrate. It’s a good idea to start by setting your budget. And by that we mean all the wedding expenses from this point until the big day itself. If you end up with some money to spare and decide to go ahead with the engagement party, read on to discover our tips and best practices!
Planning an engagement party can be a good warm up before you get to the real deal and start planning your wedding. There are many questions to ask yourself when you’re preparing for the celebration, so let’s dive right in:
The costs of renting an engagement party venue in New York City typically range from around $450 to $2000 per hour. Bear in mind that these fixed rental fees usually don’t include catering and decorations, so you’ll have to set aside some part of your budget to cover those. However, you can also find affordable all-inclusive package deals, with prices falling anywhere between $30 to $85 per person. (All data from Tagvenue.)
Celebrate getting engaged in one of these New York venues:
Engagement party gifts are usually optional. Naturally, some guests will want to show up with a gift as a nice gesture, so it’s okay for the couple to complete a registry for those who would like to stick to the gift-giving custom. Typically, engagement party gifts tend to be small and sentimental. It can be something simple, such as a congratulations card, a nice bottle of wine or a pretty bouquet.
Match your choice of clothing to the party’s setting and general vibe. A cocktail dress code is the most popular for engagement parties but the rules are not set in stone, so if the party itself is going to be more casual – so can your outfit. It is typical, but not mandatory, for the bride-to-be to dress in white or cream, and her partner’s outfit should be somehow complementary to hers. When it comes to the guests, a good rule of thumb is not to wear white. Apart from that, the guidelines are rather flexible.
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