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JW Marriott Essex House New York

New York , NY
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LOCATION

160 Central Park South
New York, NY US 10019 (map)

PHONE

212-484-5144

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Celebrate your fairytale wedding on Central Park.

Perfect for elegant receptions from large-scale to more intimate affairs, our Grand Salon seats 550 people and boasts hand... Read more
Celebrate your fairytale wedding on Central Park.

Perfect for elegant receptions from large-scale to more intimate affairs, our Grand Salon seats 550 people and boasts hand painted murals and crystal chandeliers enhancing the original Art-Deco craftsmanship. Our lavish Grand Salon is adjacent to the intimate Petit Salon, making for a seamless transition from the cocktail pre-function to your elaborate reception. The Art Deco room is a lovely setting for a post-wedding brunch or engagement party. Ask about SOUTHGATE Events, for the opportunity to host a smaller event in an intimate atmosphere. All couples are given a complimentary suite overlooking Central Park, so that you can pamper and beautify for your special day with picturesque and serene scenes just outside your window. And with expert culinary staff that goes above and beyond to customize your menu as you see fit, we ensure that the even the most discerning of tastes will be satisfied. For more information, please contact us at essexhouseweddings@marriott.com or by calling 212-484-5144. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1931
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
550
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
16
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
511
Number of suites
117
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1931
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
16
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
511
Number of suites
117
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Robyn
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
PERFECTION!! That was my wedding at the Essex House. Not only is Jason Kwintner, Director of Catering a total professional, but he is also a pleasure to work with. He literally never said no and was able to accommodate almost all of my asks. My guests raved about the menu. We were able to customize the entree selections and the striped bass, chicken, and filet were all delicious. I also had incredible feedback on the cake. My guests had never tasted a wedding cake so delicious. We were able to customize the cake to the look we wanted. The entire staff at the Essex House are accommodating and very nice. The bridal suite was spacious and perfect for our wedding party to get ready together. Having the park across the street made for wonderful pictures, even as the rain started coming down we made it back to the hotel in time with the ability to use the gorgeous lobby for the rest of the pictures. Jason kept our party on track even though my group was running extremely behind. He was calm, cool and assured us we have an event flow not a set time for everything so not to worry, just enjoy and leave the logistics to him. I love Jason and the Essex house. This review is coming from someone who originally wanted a barn/ rustic wedding and was able to keep the urban rustic feel in this beautiful elegant atmosphere! THANK YOU JASON AND TEAM!
PERFECTION!! That was my wedding at the Essex House. Not only is Jason Kwintner, Director of Catering a total Read more...
PERFECTION!! That was my wedding at the Essex House. Not only is Jason Kwintner, Director of Catering a total professional, but he is also a pleasure to work with. He literally never said no and was able to accommodate almost all of my asks. My guests raved about the menu. We were able to customize the entree selections and the striped bass, chicken, and filet were all delicious. I also had incredible feedback on the cake. My guests had never tasted a wedding cake so delicious. We were able to customize the cake to the look we wanted. The entire staff at the Essex House are accommodating and very nice. The bridal suite was spacious and perfect for our wedding party to get ready together. Having the park across the street made for wonderful pictures, even as the rain started coming down we made it back to the hotel in time with the ability to use the gorgeous lobby for the rest of the pictures. Jason kept our party on track even though my group was running extremely behind. He was calm, cool and assured us we have an event flow not a set time for everything so not to worry, just enjoy and leave the logistics to him. I love Jason and the Essex house. This review is coming from someone who originally wanted a barn/ rustic wedding and was able to keep the urban rustic feel in this beautiful elegant atmosphere! THANK YOU JASON AND TEAM! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Best venue in NYC. Jason is the most professional wedding planner. He was in charge of everything, and ever since my wedding I have received nonstop compliments on everything from the quality of the food, to the event flow. After looking at over 20 venues, I know I made the right decision and would not change a thing.
Best venue in NYC. Jason is the most professional wedding planner. He was in charge of everything, and ever since my Read more...
Best venue in NYC. Jason is the most professional wedding planner. He was in charge of everything, and ever since my wedding I have received nonstop compliments on everything from the quality of the food, to the event flow. After looking at over 20 venues, I know I made the right decision and would not change a thing. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The most amazing place...Jason Kwintner is the best!! He runs the event ..he is so professional , responsive, generous and wonderful to work with!!! The space is beautiful...food is great and Jason coordinates all the vendors so the party is seamless...Would not have changed 1 thing!! Truly a fabulous place for a wedding!!!!
The most amazing place...Jason Kwintner is the best!! He runs the event ..he is so professional , responsive, generous and Read more...
The most amazing place...Jason Kwintner is the best!! He runs the event ..he is so professional , responsive, generous and wonderful to work with!!! The space is beautiful...food is great and Jason coordinates all the vendors so the party is seamless...Would not have changed 1 thing!! Truly a fabulous place for a wedding!!!! Read less
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karla
Wedding:
1/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Excelent service, the best service I ever had, No words to describe it. Verify it by yourself
Excelent service, the best service I ever had, No words to describe it. Verify it by yourself
Excelent service, the best service I ever had, No words to describe it. Verify it by yourself Read less
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Boris
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
The best service I ever had, high level of professionalism
The best service I ever had, high level of professionalism
The best service I ever had, high level of professionalism Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
The Essex House is perfect if you are looking for something centrally located in New York City for a group of between 125 and 200 people for an elegant wedding. We chose the venue due to its proximity to Central Park, the extremely high quality of the food, and the beautiful variety of spaces that allow for all events of your celebration to be in one location.

The only issues that I encountered were that occasionally emails were not responded to in a timely fashion or with complete answers and that the design of the cake wasn't exactly what I had requested (however, it was still lovely and very delicious and is actually growing on me the more I look at pictures). I found things were much easier to manage with the venue if I prepared a list of questions in advance and then arranged a phone call to get all of them answered at one time.

Overall, this venue is stunning, the food is absolutely delicious, and the staff coordinates the event day of with a precision that leaves you with absolutely nothing to worry about except getting yourself dressed and down the aisle.
The Essex House is perfect if you are looking for something centrally located in New York City for a group of between 125 Read more...
The Essex House is perfect if you are looking for something centrally located in New York City for a group of between 125 and 200 people for an elegant wedding. We chose the venue due to its proximity to Central Park, the extremely high quality of the food, and the beautiful variety of spaces that allow for all events of your celebration to be in one location.

The only issues that I encountered were that occasionally emails were not responded to in a timely fashion or with complete answers and that the design of the cake wasn't exactly what I had requested (however, it was still lovely and very delicious and is actually growing on me the more I look at pictures). I found things were much easier to manage with the venue if I prepared a list of questions in advance and then arranged a phone call to get all of them answered at one time.

Overall, this venue is stunning, the food is absolutely delicious, and the staff coordinates the event day of with a precision that leaves you with absolutely nothing to worry about except getting yourself dressed and down the aisle. Read less
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