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Private Receptions, Inc.

New York , NY
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New York, NY US (map)

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410-404-1078

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ABOUT US

Private Receptions is a full service wedding planning, design, and production company founded by Nerissa Balland and operated by Lauren Ricciardelli & Lexi Weinberg. The firm specializes... Read more
Private Receptions is a full service wedding planning, design, and production company founded by Nerissa Balland and operated by Lauren Ricciardelli & Lexi Weinberg. The firm specializes in one-of-a-kind weddings that represent their client's unique style, vision and love story.

Private Receptions is dedicated to creating seamless events without sacrificing style. Together, Lauren and Lexi alleviate the anxiety and frustration that people often face when orchestrating their own wedding. Their ability to handle difficult situations with grace, and impeccable attention to detail make them a great asset to your dream wedding day.

Based in New York City, we're able to serve you wherever your wedding takes place.


Why Private Receptions?

We're like your therapist, planner, and insurance policy all rolled into one! Not only do we relieve your worries but we protect your vision, your contractual rights and guide you to make intelligent decisions that will maximize the value of the wedding you deserve. With our personalized services we're able to guide you through the process, whether it's DIY projects or choosing a venue, with ease; creating a wedding as unique as you are. Planning a wedding is like a full time job, let us at Private Receptions help you to enjoy your wedding day with memories to last a lifetime. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Modern, Elegant, Chic, and Sophisticated
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Non Denominational

REVIEWS

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Natalie
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Lexi and Lauren are fantastic! Although they provided day of services, I worked A LOT with Lexi leading up to our wedding and she helped with a ton of stuff, especially things I didn't even think of for the big day! On our wedding day, everything was great and I couldn't have imagined it going as smoothly as it did without them. They were there for everything I or my wedding party needed. Their services are GREAT!
Lexi and Lauren are fantastic! Although they provided day of services, I worked A LOT with Lexi leading up to our wedding Read more...
Lexi and Lauren are fantastic! Although they provided day of services, I worked A LOT with Lexi leading up to our wedding and she helped with a ton of stuff, especially things I didn't even think of for the big day! On our wedding day, everything was great and I couldn't have imagined it going as smoothly as it did without them. They were there for everything I or my wedding party needed. Their services are GREAT! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren and her assistant, Raena, provided month out and day-of wedding coordination services and they were amazing. Lauren contacted all of my vendors to coordinate the day-of event schedule and set up everything for my reception. She was great at keeping us on track and making sure my new husband and I had everything we needed. I highly recommend her for her personality, quality of her services, and her knowledge of the wedding business! Thanks Lauren!
Lauren and her assistant, Raena, provided month out and day-of wedding coordination services and they were amazing. Lauren Read more...
Lauren and her assistant, Raena, provided month out and day-of wedding coordination services and they were amazing. Lauren contacted all of my vendors to coordinate the day-of event schedule and set up everything for my reception. She was great at keeping us on track and making sure my new husband and I had everything we needed. I highly recommend her for her personality, quality of her services, and her knowledge of the wedding business! Thanks Lauren! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jenny
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren Ricciardelli is the best in the business! I worked with her for over a year as she and her team helped me plan my perfect romantic wedding at Wave Hill Botanical Gardens. She is the kindest, most organized, creative, and calm woman I know. From answering my late night freak-out e-mails to being by my side at my final dress fitting, Lauren went above and beyond to make me feel like I was her only client and that my wedding was the most important wedding in the world. When the day of the wedding came, I did not have to lift a finger. She had already coordinated with all of my vendors, confirmed their arrival and set-up times, helped set-up the decorations I had ordered from various Etsy vendors, made sure the bridal party was where they were supposed to be at all times of the afternoon and night, told us when we had to give our speeches, and even gave us tips on how to walk down the aisle without tripping. She directed the entire event flawlessly and made the entire wedding planning process easy and, most importantly, enjoyable! I highly recommend Lauren and her team!
Lauren Ricciardelli is the best in the business! I worked with her for over a year as she and her team helped me plan my Read more...
Lauren Ricciardelli is the best in the business! I worked with her for over a year as she and her team helped me plan my perfect romantic wedding at Wave Hill Botanical Gardens. She is the kindest, most organized, creative, and calm woman I know. From answering my late night freak-out e-mails to being by my side at my final dress fitting, Lauren went above and beyond to make me feel like I was her only client and that my wedding was the most important wedding in the world. When the day of the wedding came, I did not have to lift a finger. She had already coordinated with all of my vendors, confirmed their arrival and set-up times, helped set-up the decorations I had ordered from various Etsy vendors, made sure the bridal party was where they were supposed to be at all times of the afternoon and night, told us when we had to give our speeches, and even gave us tips on how to walk down the aisle without tripping. She directed the entire event flawlessly and made the entire wedding planning process easy and, most importantly, enjoyable! I highly recommend Lauren and her team! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Wonderful service. Happy to help in all aspects of the wedding. Impossible to have pulled this off without them
Wonderful service. Happy to help in all aspects of the wedding. Impossible to have pulled this off without them
Wonderful service. Happy to help in all aspects of the wedding. Impossible to have pulled this off without them Read less
Services Used: Catering, Dress & Attire, Favors & Gifts, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Lesley
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.9/5.0
Lauren and her team were fantastic! They made my wedding smoothe and easy, so that my family and I could just enjoy the day. I would highly recommend Private Receptions to any bride who wants to ensure a fun and fabulous day without worrying about the day of details or accumulating all of the knowledge that goes into planning a successful wedding - they take care of you from start to finish!
I was so impressed with how she handled the few hiccups with my venue; I didn't even know about them until after the honeymoon!
They are a great team and really listened to what I wanted - I had the BEST time at our wedding!
Lauren and her team were fantastic! They made my wedding smoothe and easy, so that my family and I could just enjoy the Read more...
Lauren and her team were fantastic! They made my wedding smoothe and easy, so that my family and I could just enjoy the day. I would highly recommend Private Receptions to any bride who wants to ensure a fun and fabulous day without worrying about the day of details or accumulating all of the knowledge that goes into planning a successful wedding - they take care of you from start to finish!
I was so impressed with how she handled the few hiccups with my venue; I didn't even know about them until after the honeymoon!
They are a great team and really listened to what I wanted - I had the BEST time at our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Cathy
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Lauren is the PERFECT wedding planner. She is genuine, thoughtful & sincerely cares. Lauren always made us feel that we were in good hands. She understood the type of wedding we desired and offered invaluable experience and guidance to help make the day a reality. She offered ideas on things we hadn't even thought of right down to the little details. On the wedding day, she kept all the aspects on schedule and well organized while at the same time projecting a sense of calm. Everything went off without a hitch and we were able to throughly relax and enjoy the entire day.
If you want your wedding to be a dream come true, Lauren will surely make it happen. She's the BEST!!
Lauren is the PERFECT wedding planner. She is genuine, thoughtful & sincerely cares. Lauren always made us feel that we Read more...
Lauren is the PERFECT wedding planner. She is genuine, thoughtful & sincerely cares. Lauren always made us feel that we were in good hands. She understood the type of wedding we desired and offered invaluable experience and guidance to help make the day a reality. She offered ideas on things we hadn't even thought of right down to the little details. On the wedding day, she kept all the aspects on schedule and well organized while at the same time projecting a sense of calm. Everything went off without a hitch and we were able to throughly relax and enjoy the entire day.
If you want your wedding to be a dream come true, Lauren will surely make it happen. She's the BEST!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Private Receptions designed and planned our wedding and they were AMAZING. From beginning to end they remained professional and full of creative and fun ideas that made our wedding so totally us. Even though our wedding was long distance, they traveled for both the rehearsal dinner and the day of the wedding and did a fantastic job. We didn't have to worry about a SINGLE THING throughout the process. We knew Lauren and her amazing team would take care of it. We had such a blast at our wedding and remember everything vividly because Lauren worked so hard at making sure our wedding dream came true. People are still talking about how amazing it was. Oh, and did I mention they did all this while Lauren was planning her own wedding? Talk about amazing!
Private Receptions designed and planned our wedding and they were AMAZING. From beginning to end they remained Read more...
Private Receptions designed and planned our wedding and they were AMAZING. From beginning to end they remained professional and full of creative and fun ideas that made our wedding so totally us. Even though our wedding was long distance, they traveled for both the rehearsal dinner and the day of the wedding and did a fantastic job. We didn't have to worry about a SINGLE THING throughout the process. We knew Lauren and her amazing team would take care of it. We had such a blast at our wedding and remember everything vividly because Lauren worked so hard at making sure our wedding dream came true. People are still talking about how amazing it was. Oh, and did I mention they did all this while Lauren was planning her own wedding? Talk about amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jennifer Yim
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Nerissa is a dedicated professional who not only loves what she does, but also good at what she does. She is excellent in reading people and understand their different interests and vision for their big day. She saves a lot of your time by introducing wonderful vendors that will fit you perfectly, and gives you sense of peacefulness by planning and executing meticulously. Most of all, if you want to work with someone who pours her heart into her job, work with Private Receptions.
Nerissa is a dedicated professional who not only loves what she does, but also good at what she does. She is excellent in Read more...
Nerissa is a dedicated professional who not only loves what she does, but also good at what she does. She is excellent in reading people and understand their different interests and vision for their big day. She saves a lot of your time by introducing wonderful vendors that will fit you perfectly, and gives you sense of peacefulness by planning and executing meticulously. Most of all, if you want to work with someone who pours her heart into her job, work with Private Receptions. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Marvelous NYC Wedding
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Nerissa for our daughters wedding in October of 2010, she and her team were amazing, I could not of pulled this wedding off without her!!!! I wish I had another wedding to plan just so I could use her again!! I highly recommend her and her team, they were very professional but I also felt like she was a friend, I could call her anytime, as well as my daughter, she also captured my daughter's vision of her wedding perfectly. It has been 71/2 months since my daughter was married and I truly miss working with her. Thanks so much Nerissa, without you, this marvelous wedding would not have been 10 star!!!!!
We hired Nerissa for our daughters wedding in October of 2010, she and her team were amazing, I could not of pulled this Read more...
We hired Nerissa for our daughters wedding in October of 2010, she and her team were amazing, I could not of pulled this wedding off without her!!!! I wish I had another wedding to plan just so I could use her again!! I highly recommend her and her team, they were very professional but I also felt like she was a friend, I could call her anytime, as well as my daughter, she also captured my daughter's vision of her wedding perfectly. It has been 71/2 months since my daughter was married and I truly miss working with her. Thanks so much Nerissa, without you, this marvelous wedding would not have been 10 star!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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mamuluru
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
There is no way I could have stayed calm on my wedding day without Nerissa and her team of skilled gals! Not to mention their super-trunk of handy anything-you-might-possibly-need. I could turn around at any moment and entrust these ladies with directions, money-gift cards (!), changes in timeline, anything. They were superb and I recommend them to any bride.
There is no way I could have stayed calm on my wedding day without Nerissa and her team of skilled gals! Not to mention Read more...
There is no way I could have stayed calm on my wedding day without Nerissa and her team of skilled gals! Not to mention their super-trunk of handy anything-you-might-possibly-need. I could turn around at any moment and entrust these ladies with directions, money-gift cards (!), changes in timeline, anything. They were superb and I recommend them to any bride. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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