With its sophisticated ambiance and gorgeous views of New York City, PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager Hotel, is a chic downtown wedding venue that caters to stylish couples and intimate celebrations. Downtown Manhattan offers an eclectic and vibrant energy, which PUBLIC complements with its contemporary design, unique event spaces, impeccable service, and world-class culinary offerings. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind destination for NYC weddings, giving couples and their guests an upscale wedding experience with a hint of downtown edge.

PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager Hotel

The fast-paced world of New York City makes it a hot spot for new ideas, innovations, and interpretations. It’s certainly not uncommon to find luxury hotels and wedding venues in NYC; but couples who prefer to embrace the unexpected are more likely to resonate with the vibe and approach to weddings that PUBLIC has taken.

“PUBLIC was conceived by hotel visionary, Ian Schrager,” says Michelle Gaillard, the hotel’s Chief Marketing Officer. “He has created the most iconic hotels over the past forty years. PUBLIC, in his opinion, is his best idea yet. It offers great design, great service, great value, and great fun.”

Event Spaces at PUBLIC Hotel

The event spaces at PUBLIC Hotel can take a couple through their entire wedding experience. A collection of three luxurious penthouses are ideal for bridal showers, bachelor and bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and post-wedding brunches.

And then there’s the view – breathtaking views of the city, which contrasts beautifully with PUBLIC’s impeccable design. Michelle recommends the Sunrise Terrace, located on the 17th floor, for wedding ceremonies with epic NYC views on display.

“Adjacent to the terrace is AVA,” she adds, “where cocktail hour could be hosted. Reception dinner could follow in SOPHIA, just down the hall.”

Whether couples are planning an intimate gathering or a lavish city affair, weddings at PUBLIC are curated to suit their vision to perfection. From contemporary spaces to lush, garden surroundings, there’s a venue for every portion of the wedding celebration itinerary.

Wedding Menus and Culinary Excellence

No chic downtown wedding would be complete without a wedding menu that leaves guests raving. PUBLIC’s wedding menus are nothing short of a culinary delight, with a team that specializes in creating memorable dining experiences for each guest. Featuring a fusion of flavors inspired by global cuisines, the menus showcase creativity, craftsmanship, and locally-sourced ingredients.

“In-house catering comes from Popular, our restaurant from Michelin starred Peruvian Chef, Diego Munoz,” Michelle states. “Peruvian is inspired by many global cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, Incan, Spanish, Moorish, and African. For weddings, we also offer continental favorites ranging from filet mignon and grilled fish, to sushi displays and raw bars.”

Even between wedding activities, couples and their guests will enjoy sampling the cocktails and bites at PUBLIC Hotel.

“There is always somewhere to go, depending on your mood,” notes Michelle. “THE ROOF on the 18th floor has tremendous 360-degree views of the city, and the 17th floor event space also shares these views through floor-to-ceiling windows.”

For guests coming in from out of town, THE ROOF would be an especially chic way to welcome everyone to the city. Along with being one of NYC’s hottest nightlife spots, guests can also enjoy a sunset happy hour with specialty cocktails and crowd-pleasing small bites like sliders and fries.

The Ultimate Downtown Wedding Venue

PUBLIC Hotel is the ultimate downtown wedding venue in NYC, giving couples and their guests an opportunity to explore one of the most exciting areas of Manhattan. Little Italy, Noho, Soho, Chinatown, and Nolita are all within walking distance, and the New Museum is just around the corner.

“These areas are home to some of the city’s beset cuisines, as well as ‘in the know’ retail stores for the best NYC shopping,” Michelle explains. “The hotel is also located close to the Meatpacking District, which offers entry to the Highline, visits at the Whitney Museum, and New York’s emerging art scene at the various galleries located in Chelsea.”

Whether it’s a destination or local celebration, weddings in NYC call for a sense of place – a quintessential “New York City” feel that celebrates what the city has to offer. With its design, service, event spaces, culinary excellence, and unbeatable location, PUBLIC Hotel has everything one could want for a chic downtown wedding experience.

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