Events at HELEN MILLS

Cha Cha's Bat Mitzvah

Friends, let us tell you about this bat mitzvah. Our venue is known for hosting great parties, and this celebration was no exception. From the pops of hot pink to the Chanel logos, Cha Cha and her team of vendors worked tirelessly to transform our event space into a chic and glamorous night club fit for a diva.

Scroll down for more photos captured by the fabulous Jennifer Weisbord.

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The evening kicked off with an intimate ceremony in our theater. Hot pink uplighting and twinkle lights gave guests a taste of the glamour to come in the reception.

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Certé kept hungry guests happy and fed all night long.

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EK Productions kept the energy alive all night with dancing, singing, and plenty of fist pumping.

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Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day, Cha Cha!

Event Planning by Deena Parnass Kleinman
Photography by Jennifer Weisbord
Catering by Certé
Entertainment by EK Productions

Planning an Event? Contact Us to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.

Winter Round-Up

Welcome to 2018! After a hectic holiday season, we’ve stepped into the New Year energized for a full schedule of festivities. Below, we recap three fun events hosted in our event space and theater.


BrownGirlsLove POWER Day

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In early January, Christina S. Brown, founder of LoveBrownSugar, cultivated a day filled with inspiring speakers, workshops, panels, makeovers, and more. Their event, produced alongside Toyota, focused on providing resources for millennial women's success in today's world. You can read more about the day over on their blog, as well as peruse photos from the event. Below are a few of our favorites!

  All photos used with permission from LoveBrownSugar. Find them on  Facebook  or their  website .

All photos used with permission from LoveBrownSugar. Find them on Facebook or their website.


United Airlines Olympic Campaign Kick-Off

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In anticipation for the 2018 Winter Olympics, United transformed our event space into a wintry ski lodge that left us awestruck. From the larger-than-life depictions of Team USA athletes and United employees, to the amazing 3D photo backdrop created by Wasabi3D, the evening was a non-stop celebration. United unveiled their commercial campaign, themed "Superheros", to an excited crowd of influencers, press, and internal team members.

The amazing team of vendors responsible for this incredible evening include Momentum Worldwide, C2 Imaging, DCI, Wasabi3D, and Pinch Food Design.

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  All photos used with permission from United Airlines

All photos used with permission from United Airlines


Vote Run Lead

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Vote Run Lead, the brilliant organization that empowers and trains women to run for public office, hosted their post-Women's March event with us on January 20th. Following the march, a group of over 200 women and men met in our event space for an afternoon filled with panels, networking, and dancing!

  All photos used with permission from VoteRunLead. Check out  their website  to learn more.

All photos used with permission from VoteRunLead. Check out their website to learn more.

Host Your Holiday Party With Us!

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HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater wants to make your holiday party a memorable one!

HELEN MILLS 2017 Holiday Party Package includes:

8 Hour Venue Rental: 3-hour set up, 4-hour event, 1-hour breakdown/load out
Catering + Beverage Packages
Complimentary Furniture
In-House A/V
Venue Event Staff
Venue Cleaning
Event Security

Curious how your party will look? Our photo gallery is full of inspiration!

Please contact us at info@helenmills.com or 212.243.6200 to book your holiday party!

Regency Lighting Trade Show at HELEN MILLS

When the team at Regency Lighting brought their trade show to the HELEN MILLS Event Space, we knew they would put together a fun event focused around lighting. While the back of the space remained neutral to show off the vendors' different lighting equipment, the front of the space was awash with a warm amber and contrasting blue uplights.

The energy of both the Regency team and their exhibitors shone (pun intended) throughout the evening as they hosted a variety of guests.

 Warm amber lighting greeted guests as they entered the Event Space.

Warm amber lighting greeted guests as they entered the Event Space.

 The bar fully stocked and ready for service.

The bar fully stocked and ready for service.

 Exhibitors put the final touches on their displays as they await guests' arrival.

Exhibitors put the final touches on their displays as they await guests' arrival.

 The HELEN MILLS space, complete with modern cocktail  furniture  and hors d'ouevres provided by  Between the Bread  catering.

The HELEN MILLS space, complete with modern cocktail furniture and hors d'ouevres provided by Between the Bread catering.

 Thank you, Regency Lighting! It was a pleasure hosting you in our Event Space!

Thank you, Regency Lighting! It was a pleasure hosting you in our Event Space!

Planning an Event? Contact Us to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.

Finding Love at HELEN MILLS

We love events here at HELEN MILLS, but we love it even more when two people FIND love at one of our events!  Such is the case with Ari and his now-fiancée, Shelby.

Four and a half years ago, Ari and Shelby attended a New Year's Eve party right here at HELEN MILLS. They spent the night laughing and talking, not knowing that this would be the first of many New Years celebrations together. As Ari started planning to "pop the question", he reached out to us with a unique request: to ask the woman he loves to marry him in the place where it all started. 

We were so happy to oblige Ari's request.  The plan was set - Shelby believed she was meeting her father at our event space after he wrapped up a meeting.  When she arrived, we lead her into the event space by herself, where Ari stood alone in the center of a rose petal arrangement.  After a short speech, he got down on one knee and proposed. Shelby, of course, happily accepted! After the initial shock wore off, Shelby realized they were standing in the same area they spent that fateful New Year's Eve. Talk about romantic!

After, family and friends surprised Shelby and joined in the celebration. They toasted to the engagement with champagne, exchanged excited congratulations, and captured the moment with some photographs. Their photographer, Matthew Raney, was there to capture every moment, and they kindly shared the below photos with us.

 

  The surprised bride-to-be!

The surprised bride-to-be!

  She said yes!

She said yes!

 

We feel so lucky to have played a part in Ari & Shelby's special day!  Hopefully, we can play cupid once more in the future.  :) 

Have you had a similar serendipitous encounter at HELEN MILLS?  Drop us a line at info@helenmills.com to share your story!

Alumni Events at HELEN MILLS

Alumni events are wonderful occasions where former classmates get together to relive the glory of college, network, and form new relationships.

Whether you are looking to plan a formal presentation, or throw a casual mixer, The HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater is a versatile, all-inclusive, and convenient location for your next alumni get together.

Our 4,000 sq. ft. event space offers state-of-the-art sound and digital-video projection systems, as well as high-speed, wireless Internet.

Our street-level entrance offers fun and unexpected branding options, so your guests immediately feel school spirit before ever entering the event!

Connected to the Event Space is our intimate 140-seat Theater, including a large stage and green room. The theater is equipped with surround sound, HD projection, theatrical lighting, and more to create the perfect space for your next presentation, panel, and more.

At HELEN MILLS, we can take care of your catering, beverage, furniture, audio visual needs, and more!

Contact Us to learn more about hosting your alumni events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.

Revenge of the Nerds

What is the best way to celebrate both your spouse's and your birthdays? What if you also want to fold in the celebratration of your wedding anniversary? Quiet dinner at a posh restaurant? Backyard barbecue with your closest friends and family? How about revisiting the glory of college and throwing an all-night fraternity kegger?!

That is exactly what this couple did with the help of Florie Huppert Design and a team of incredibly talented vendors.

We're stoked to share these photos from a totally 80's "Revenge of the Nerds" party.

Planning an Event? Contact Us to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.

Event Design and Coordination, Florie Huppert Design
Photography, Courtney Collins
Catering, Matchbox Catering
Window Graphics, Chief Graphix

It's All About Amelia!

On Saturday, March 25, friends and family traveled from all over to celebrate an extremely talented and lovely young woman, Amelia, here at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater.

After saying their hellos and grabbing some delicious appetizers, guests moved to the theater where Amelia and her friends treated them to a number of gymnastics and dance performances.

 Amelia, a decorated gymnast, wows the crowd with her beautiful routine.

Amelia, a decorated gymnast, wows the crowd with her beautiful routine.

Guests spent the rest of the evening eating, drink, dancing, and most importantly, celebrating Amelia!

 Beautiful chandeliers hang over each table. Adults enjoyed a family-style dinner, while the younger guests grazed at the ample buffet.

Beautiful chandeliers hang over each table. Adults enjoyed a family-style dinner, while the younger guests grazed at the ample buffet.

After eating and dancing their feet off, the younger guests headed back down to the theater to enjoy a movie on the big screen! They all changed into PJs, grabbed some popcorn, and got cozy. What a fun and unique way to end a party!

Mozel tov, Amelia!

Planning an Event? Contact Us to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.

 

Catering by Orange Grill Catering
Decor and Planning by Nikoletta Events
DJ, Emcee, and Entertainment by
Photography by Inessa Sperkach
Videography by Lucent Vision Studio

 

Rock your Voice, Woman! Inspiring a Community to Be Heard

On Saturday, January 14th, HELEN MILLS hosted the LIVE Rock Your Voice, Woman! event.; a daylong seminar aimed at empowering women in finding their voices and transforming the world through their communities, businesses, and personal lives. 

Rock Your Voice, Woman! utilized both the theater and event space to bring their message to life. The intimacy and versatility of the venue lent itself to the various aspects of the day’s agenda, and the program featured an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and vendor booths.  Through this event, attendees engaged and connected with some of the biggest voices in women’s thought leadership. 

The immersive experience guided guests in mapping out a path towards their own aspirations.  By the end of the day, the voice of the female community was quite a bit louder!

 The HELEN MILLS Event Space ready for arrivals!  The hot pink wall wash and floral centerpieces set the tone.

The HELEN MILLS Event Space ready for arrivals!  The hot pink wall wash and floral centerpieces set the tone.

 Vendor booths provide literature and products to spark inspiration.

Vendor booths provide literature and products to spark inspiration.

 CEO & Founder of  Rock It Out Woman , Christine Miskinis, takes the stage for a powerful presentation.

CEO & Founder of Rock It Out Woman, Christine Miskinis, takes the stage for a powerful presentation.

 Guests participate in a Q&A session in the HELEN MILLS Theater.

Guests participate in a Q&A session in the HELEN MILLS Theater.

 After lunch, the event space transforms into three breakout sessions.  Coaches capture the guests’ attention through engaging activities.  

After lunch, the event space transforms into three breakout sessions.  Coaches capture the guests’ attention through engaging activities.  

 To the beats of DJ Bumi, women join hands and connect in celebration of their community.

To the beats of DJ Bumi, women join hands and connect in celebration of their community.

  Planning an Event?  Contact Us   to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events     here  .        Partners of the  Rock Your Voice, Woman!  event include:    Christine Miskinis, Founder Rock Your Voice Woman at  RockItOutWoman.com   Vanessa Canas, Event Management at  VanessaCanas.com   Monika Broz, Photographer at  MonikaBroz.com   Bastille Flowers & Events at  Bastille.com   Chef Angela Lowe at  ChefAngelaLowe.com   Video & Social Media Publicity: Brooke & Jason Rash at  TheSocialCircleMembers.com

Planning an Event? Contact Us to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS, or check out more recent events here.

 

Partners of the Rock Your Voice, Woman! event include:

Christine Miskinis, Founder Rock Your Voice Woman at RockItOutWoman.com

Vanessa Canas, Event Management at VanessaCanas.com

Monika Broz, Photographer at MonikaBroz.com

Bastille Flowers & Events at Bastille.com

Chef Angela Lowe at ChefAngelaLowe.com

Video & Social Media Publicity: Brooke & Jason Rash at TheSocialCircleMembers.com

Thomson Reuter's Roadshow Brings Life to Taxes

Thomson Reuter's recently held the East coast portion of their cross-country software roadshow at HELEN MILLS. The event included a number of different activations in both the theater and event space and showcased their ONESOURCE tax software to key stakeholders.

The agenda featured talks from leaders in the organization as well as an indoor dome, stations for attendees to test out software, plenty of swag, and even a professional headshot photo station. The event was rounded out with cocktails and passed appetizers. 

The event provided an excellent example of how to create a unique, unexpected, and fresh experience while maintaining a strong focus on having attendees leave with key takeaways and new knowledge. Below are a few photos from the event. To learn more about ONESOURCE and the roadshow, see here.

 Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.

Above: The event featured an indoor dome which housed the terminals from which guests could preview the software and get one-on-one training from experts. The dome was an unexpected and dramatic element for one of the core educational activations.

Below: Additional views of the dome with user stations inside.

 Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.
 Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.
 Guests speak to ONESOURCE coaches during the event. Photo credit: 3D Media Group

Guests speak to ONESOURCE coaches during the event. Photo credit: 3D Media Group

Below: The event featured a professional headshot studio, providing attendees with extra value and a memorable event takeaway.

 Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.

Below: As guests entered the space, they were greeted by by branding on the exterior of the space. Once inside, an LED check-in booth awaited. The space was lit with a wall wash in the Thomson Reuter's brand color.

 Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.
 Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.
 Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE Roadshow at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater in New York City.
 Guests enjoy cocktail hour and networking. Photo credit: 3D Media Group

Guests enjoy cocktail hour and networking. Photo credit: 3D Media Group

Planning an Event? Contact Us to learn more about events at HELEN MILLS or check out more recent events here and below.

Verizon / Motorola Moto Z & Moto Mods Launch

Yesterday's Moto Z / Moto Z Force / Moto Mods launch was filled with energy as tech press swooped in to get a first look. The event featured a number of different displays showcasing both the functionality and design of the new products. Press were encouraged to play with devices, take photos, and watch projections. The event featured an informational session with presentations by Jeff Miller, Corporate VP at Motorola Mobility, and Jeff Dietel, VP of Marketing at Verizon. 

Below are photos from the event. Take a look here for more details about the event from Mashable.

 Media line up outside the venue before the launch. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Media line up outside the venue before the launch. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

 Guests were treated to mac & cheese. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Guests were treated to mac & cheese. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

 Moto mods featured on the walls. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Moto mods featured on the walls. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

 Kate Spade line of Moto Mods featured at the event. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Kate Spade line of Moto Mods featured at the event. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

 Press takes photos of the new phones. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Press takes photos of the new phones. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

 Jeff Miller and Jeff Dietel spoke to the crowd in the HELEN MILLS Theater. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Jeff Miller and Jeff Dietel spoke to the crowd in the HELEN MILLS Theater. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

 Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

 A display showcases the projection cabability of one of the phones. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

A display showcases the projection cabability of one of the phones. Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Motorola

Porthole Signage Inspiration

Our clients' creativity and event planning prowess never ceases to inspire us. Check out the photos below with showing the different designs and signage from recent events. Enjoy and happy planning!

 Street-level entrance to the Event Space and Theater features portholes on both sides and are the first things event attendees see.

Street-level entrance to the Event Space and Theater features portholes on both sides and are the first things event attendees see.

A few of our favorites...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Data & Society: Practice and Challenge Event

This past Tuesday, HELEN MILLS was home to Data & Society's 'Practice & Challenge event which brought together the research institute's community to hear from journalists, activists, investors, and others about their most recent work. The event spanned both venues and featured examples of recent work as well as some wonderful branding and decor (photos below). Click here to learn more about the event and organization.

 Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
 Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

Above: The space was simply decorated to give the spotlight to the work being showcased. The columns were wrapped with LED string lights to accent the architectural features.

Samples of work were displayed in the event space serving both to educate guest and provide unique decor and accents to the space:

 Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
 Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
 Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

The organization branded all parts of the space using, from the top: 1) signs for table centerpieces, 2) gobo projections, 3) posters hanging from the space's gallery molding, and 4/5) exterior signage in the venue's portholes as well as the sidewalk showcase.

 Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
 Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
 Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
 Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
 Data & Society Event at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

Planning an event? Contact us or check out more recent tech events below:

Live from the #DAMSummit

  Canto's #DAMSummit at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

For their NYC Data Asset Management (DAM) Summit in New York, Canto did a wonderful job mixing in what you expect at a conference: great speakers, content, and networking opportunities, with the unexpected: humor, moments of delight, and GIANT Connect Four & Jenga. The result - engaged attendees and a memorable day and night. Check out a few of the photos below for more details on what made the event so special.

 Giant Connect Four with the brand's signature blue color was a big hit during the evening cocktail reception. Giant Jenga was also a hit at the reception and allowed for attendees to mingle over a little friendly competition.

Above: Giant Connect Four with the brand's signature blue color was a big hit during the evening cocktail reception. Giant Jenga was also a hit at the reception and allowed for attendees to mingle over a little friendly competition.

 Canto's #DAMSummit at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

Above: Canto's brand color served to accentuate the space without feeling overly branded. Details included the wall wash color, table linens, and of course signage placed throughout.

The event organizer's gave a nod to Mother's Day with some 'left-over' handmade artisan chocolates from the chocolatier Jaques Torres. They were a big hit among guests and an unexpected thank you for those who traveled on Mother's Day to attend the event.

 Jacques Torres chocolates for Canto's #DAMSummit at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

Below: The entrance to the event was decked out in Canto colors. The effect was an eye-catching and wonderful to photograph display of both Canto and it's sponsors branding. Many social media posts of the day featured the exterior branding.

 Street-level signage for Canto's #DAMSummit at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater
 Street-level signage for Canto's #DAMSummit at HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater

Above: Taking a closer look, Canto mixed humor into their signage - a nice touch for a conference and a welcome change for attendees. Who knew a Data Asset Management conference could be so fun and filled with surprises.

Want to learn more about Canto? Check out the company's website with event speakers, topics, and other details.

Planning a Conference? Contact us or check out more recent meetings & conferences here and below.

Event Inspiration: "Go B or Go Home" Sports-themed Mitzvah

This past weekend, Brian's bar mitzvah transformed the event space into a sports-lover's wonderland. As guests entered, they were greeted by photos on the venue doors of Brian playing his favorite sport. Guests were then invited to sign an elegant, custom-engraved bat. The party continued with pop-a-shots, a photo booth with fun props, candy centerpieces, dramatic dance floor lighting, and custom gift bags for all.

Check out photos from the night below - we hope you are as inspired as we are!

 Photos of Brian playing baseball and his custom event logo greeted guests as they arrived for the party.

Photos of Brian playing baseball and his custom event logo greeted guests as they arrived for the party.

In addition to the street-level signage (above), the event featured a number of custom-items. Below from left to right: Brian's custom-engraved bat for guests to sign, custom printed pillows with the event tagline 'Go B or Go Home,' and custom-printed gift bags for guests.

 The party featured a custom-gobo projected onto the wall. The event was accented with seasonal cherry blossom branches for a sophisticated touch.

The party featured a custom-gobo projected onto the wall. The event was accented with seasonal cherry blossom branches for a sophisticated touch.

No detail was missed for the event. Clockwise from the top left, fun accessories were a hit with the photo booth, the dinner buffet was accentuated by LED uplighting and cherry blossoms, each table featured a different blue candy for guests to enjoy, and partygoers enjoy the pop-a-shot.

To round out the great decor and fun activities, the event featured an awesome dance floor with fun lighting and an LED stage ready for guests! 

Planning a Mitzvah? Contact Us for more details or check-out our mitzvah page for more details and photos.

The following vendors made up the all-star event team: Lighting, games, photo booth by Untouchable Events | Chaperons provided by Bar Mitzvah Bouncers | Florals provided by House of Flowers

Boston University School of Theatre Showcases Student Work

Boston University School of Theatre held their graduating student showcase, featuring a year's worth of work in costume design, set design and production. From corsets hanging from the venue's ceiling, to mini-set designs, to intricately designed costumes - are hats go off to the students. Congratulations to all!

Above: The event featured signage showcasing this year's performances as well as costumes hanging from the ceiling.

Below: A mini-set design as well as an intricate lion head.

Below: The showcase featured a wonderful collection of hats designed for the stage. Below are just a few of the impressive details.

 

For more information on the showcase, check out BUTheatre's event page or the School of Theatre website.

Looking to host a showcase or event of your own?  Contact us for more information.

Gracie's Gorgeous, Record-Inspired Mitzvah

Gracie's mitzvah this past weekend was nothing short of exquisite. From the record-themed decor to the custom-made confections to the crowd clearly bursting with excitement, the evening was everything a milestone celebration should be. We were truly impressed by the creativity, attention to detail, and sense of design that shined through, throughout the night. 

Below are just a few of our favorite things from a spectacular night. We hope this brings you inspiration!

 Gracie on the dance floor, surrounded by friends and family. Photo by Art Photographers.

Gracie on the dance floor, surrounded by friends and family. Photo by Art Photographers.

 This one take's the cake! Lori's Cakes designed this custom record player cake for Gracie, complete with her favorite record (pictured at left). Photo by Art Photographers.

This one take's the cake! Lori's Cakes designed this custom record player cake for Gracie, complete with her favorite record (pictured at left). Photo by Art Photographers.

 Gracie's candle lighting ceremony involved close family and friends who were there to commemorate the milestone. Photo by Art Photographers.

Gracie's candle lighting ceremony involved close family and friends who were there to commemorate the milestone. Photo by Art Photographers.

 The dance floor featured paper lanterns, gobos, and LED - raised platform, lounge ottomans, and more. Photo by Art Photographers.

The dance floor featured paper lanterns, gobos, and LED - raised platform, lounge ottomans, and more. Photo by Art Photographers.

 It's all in the details - from left to right - hanging mobile made of records, candy bar, and porthole signage. Photo by Art Photographers.

It's all in the details - from left to right - hanging mobile made of records, candy bar, and porthole signage. Photo by Art Photographers.

In addition to the creativity of Gracie and her mother, the following vendors worked hard to make for a magical event: Cake by Lori's Cakes | Candy bar by Lisa Blacker | DJ, dance floor platform, and gobos by Total Entertainment | Flowers by Merriel Weston Floral Design | Lounge furniture provided by HELEN MILLS.

Planning a Mitzvah or other celebration? Contact us for more information or click here to learn more.