Wedding Wish-List Wednesday: The Pierre

So, a few months ago, I took the plunge and joined Instagram — something I staunchly resisted for a good long while.  I could go on mini-rants about my personal gripes with Instagram, but as it turned out, I found it to be a rather interesting source of discovery!  I have found many a new venue or wedding designer, and one of my favorite early discoveries was a luxury hotel I had not yet heard of — The Pierre in New York City.

I have been to New York many times.  It is easily one of my favorite cities in the U.S.  I had visited the famed Plaza Hotel, but The Pierre was not yet on my radar.  A pity, really, as it is a beauty.  The Pierre is one of the Taj Resorts and Palaces — a series of resorts found around the world, and of course chiefly concentrated in India.  And believe you me, there will be more of these in future wish-list posts!  For now, we’ll just focus on the classic and opulent beauty of The Pierre.

My favorite aspect of this hotel would absolutely have to be the famed Rotunda.

While you cannot actually hold your wedding itself in this space, it is certainly the perfect spot for a gorgeous series of bridals!  (And, as we all know, bridals are my favorite part of photographing a wedding!)  This whole thing just looks like it comes right out of Europe, doesn’t it?  It takes my breath away.

For the wedding itself there are, of course, multiple options.

(photos courtesy of The Pierre)

At the top of the list is the Grand Ballroom, with its silver and gold ceiling, or the Cotillion Room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over Central Park.  The Cotillion Room even boasts “dramatic staircases suitable for a grand entrance.”  I’m all about a good grand entrance!

The Garden Foyer features hand-painted murals and antique chandeliers, and is perfectly charming.  The Wedgwood Room offers a simpler kind of elegance for more intimate celebrations, as do the Salon and the Regency Room.

Whether your wedding tastes lean towards classic elegance or a touch of whimsy, The Pierre will make sure your wedding happens in style.

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