We absolutely loved Guastavino's. John and Holly went out of their way to work with us to make our wedding about us. They were flexible and allowed us to personalize our event. The space and location are tremendous (read any review). The food was the best surprise...the cocktail hour was an A+, the desserts and apps were as good as during the tasting! And everyone has been commenting about how great the filet mignon was (no rubber chicken at this venue). Strong recommendation!!!!!
We were extremely pleased with our wedding at Guastavino's. The food was excellent and the venue really went above and beyond for us.
The bridal room was a perfect little lounge to hang out in well we got ready for the festivities. I also liked how the bridal suite is sort of hidden with all those mirrored doors so guests did not find themselves there. The luncheon was comprised of little sandwiches, fruit, and cookies accompanied by soft drinks and tea. Robin, the bridal attendant, was awesome! Without my request, I saw her aligning our escort cards, offering to steam not just the bridesmaid dresses but some of the groomsmen who had some jacket wrinkes... throughout the wedding, she always appeared next to us with a tray of water (or alcoholic beverage) or a reminder that our meal was hot. We did eat at our wedding!
We enjoyed the tasting (and being able to bring two friends) and while it was hard to make the selections, we were very happy with our choices: risotto, tenderloin, and the choc molton cake. We opted not to have a cake (as I find the cutting to be a bit cheesy) and had passed choc covered strawberries instead. The appetizers and 3 food stations during cocktail hour were great; I especially liked the lamb chops (who doesn't like lamb!), grilled cheese, and tuna tartare.
The space is beautiful and unique. The tennis bubble outside of the window didn't bother us at all though we could see it at our altar. The light/sound guys did a good job (exclusivity). The staff quickly transformed the ceremony room into the reception room during cocktail hour downstairs. The dance floor was the perfect size and the venue worked well with all our vendors.
We really had a blast at our wedding and loved Guastavino's so much we're trying to think of what else we can do there (corporate event, 10 year anniversary dinner, etc?).