The Pierre, A Taj Hotel needs no introduction. Overlooking Central Park, this New York City icon on the Upper East Side has been a treasured landmark for locals, visitors, and those getting married in the city. Bill Spinner, Director of Catering and Wedding Specialist, shares more about planning a wedding at the luxurious Pierre Hotel.
GOWS: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
A: Classic, romantic, exclusive.
GOWS: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: Pierre weddings are typically planned 12-14 months in advance.
GOWS: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?
A: The Pierre offers a very experienced team of wedding professionals that assist with all aspects of wedding planning.
GOWS: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?
A: Exclusivity is the secret to a Pierre wedding. A bridal suite and groom’s suite welcomes each couple the day prior to their wedding to set the stage for a relaxing weekend celebration. Guest rooms can be reserved for family and friends attending the wedding. Weddings range from 200–500 guests with separate rooms for the ceremony, cocktail reception and dinner.
GOWS: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: With 20,000 square feet of space and six distinctive public rooms, The Pierre can accommodate events of any scale, from an intimate affair to a grand banquet for 800 people. The rooms offer the exclusivity of a private entrance, trompe l’oeil murals and Central Park views. The Grand Ballroom was renovated in 2007.
Rooms Max Capacity
Grand Ballroom (8,526 sq. ft.) 800
Cotillion Room (4,050 sq. ft.) 350
Regency Suite (960 sq. ft.) 150
Wedgwood Room (2,385 sq. ft.) 200
Garden Foyer (2,416 sq. ft.) 100
Salon (560 sq. ft.) 50
GOWS: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell us about your menu customization.
A: Every aspect of the wedding offers a chance for the couple to personalize their special day. Private consultations and tastings with our chef and pastry chef allow the opportunity to create a completely unique food and beverage experience. We want the food to be as much fun as every other part of the wedding!
GOWS: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities the property offers a couple?
A: The Pierre venues offer a unique flow for weddings. Iconic spaces flow from the Rotunda to greet your guests, Cotillion Room for the ceremony, Garden Foyer for cocktails, and Grand Ballroom for dinner. Designed for privacy and luxurious comfort, accommodations are stylishly appointed with exquisite imported fabrics, original artwork, and state-of-the-art technology. Modern conveniences include interactive flat panel televisions, Bose Home theatre systems with iPod docking stations, and executive desks with connectivity panels. Generously-sized marble bathrooms feature deep soaking tubs, glass walled showers with rain heads, and exclusive Etru amenities.