The Rainbow Room is one of the most famous restaurants in New York City and can be found on top of Rockefeller Plaza. It has fantastic views and a legendary reputation that make it a great place for a wedding.
At the height of its popularity, this ballroom was home to many glamorous parties attended by notables such as Frank Sinatra and Keith Richards. Nowadays you can take a tour of the space for yourself! You’ll get 360-degree views of some great New York City landmarks like Central Park, the downtown skyline, and One World Trade Center.
Rainbow Room NYC wedding cost
The Rainbow Room can be a dazzling, yet expensive venue for your event. The costs of the room depend on many factors ranging from the time of year to the day of the week and guest count; it is advised that you do plenty of research before booking any reservations with this space.
When we searched online as well as in-person, there were few estimates listed but based on what we could find, an average cost per person would be somewhere between $300 and $455 dollars depending on when it is booked. Regardless of the time of year, Saturdays would be the priciest, as with any location.
Martha Stewart Weddings has an article pointing out that that five hours worth of ceremony inside the Rainbow Room with passed champagne, hors-d’oeuvres, a premium bar, three-course dinner, and Sylvia Weinstock wedding cake can start at $400 per person.
The venue fee to rent a space for the ceremony ranges anywhere from $11,500 to $12,500. The reception site can be within that same range depending on the time of year or day of the week, at least according to WeddingWire.
Important things to remember
A great way to make sure that your event is memorable and enjoyable is by booking well ahead of time. This recommendation comes from the people in charge of the venue. The guest minimums are said to be 150, while the venue can accommodate up to 250 guests with dancing or 300 if you were to replace the dance floor with tables.
The ballroom’s rotating dance floor and windows dripping with 1,200 crystals make for a dazzling nightlife experience. Pull back the curtains to reveal an entire city skyline of New York City’s most iconic sights from this unique 360-degree viewing setup that shows off everything it has to offer at your fingertips.
Via that suite of brochures from the official venue website, brides can see sample menus as well as various preferred service providers they’ll be able to work with on their big day. For those who are looking for something outside what’s advertised on this site or listed here under “Preferred Vendors,” it will require advanced approval by the venue.
Any way to spend less?
From what we could gather during our research, this place isn’t offering discount coupons, regardless of the season or day of the week. Instead, you could book the place outside of the busy season, to get a smaller overall price.