New York brides-to-be have been solving their wedding woes at this bridal research library since 2000. Claudia Hanlin aims to take the stress out of planning your big day by providing everything you need, including photographers, DJ referrals, wedding planners, bridesmaid frocks and more. The brand’s new location is housed in a beautiful hotel built in 1905 and converted into a showroom and office. The modern space has calming gray walls, luxe silk curtains and rich baroque touches, like giant gilded mirrors and Philippe Starck Ghost chairs. Beyond the bridesmaids-dresses showroom are four offices, including an inviting meeting space (overlooking Barneys New York and the Metropolitan Club), a stationery parlor and a jewelry showroom. Hanlin helps brides choose from a streamlined group of suppliers, and offers services like day-of planning (starting at $5,500), full-service planning (starting at $12,000) and even on-site dressers (starting at $700). Also on hand are girly yet sophisticated bridesmaid frocks from Cynthia Rowley ($184–$230) and Lela Rose ($278–$500). Hanlin and Martha Stewart Weddings magazine also host the Wedding Party, an annual event with celeb speakers, a bridal runway show and meet-and-greets with numerous vendors.
|Venue name:||Wedding Library||Contact:|
14 E 60th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Madison Aves|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Fri 11am–8pm, Sat 11am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q, R to Fifth Ave–59th St|