As a bride or maid of honor in charge of planning the bridal shower, the to-do list can be challenging to oversee. From guest lists and wedding registries to brunch catering and games, there’s a lot to do. However, one of the most important first decisions to consider for your bridal shower is the setting. And when you choose the best-fit bridal shower venue, so many of these other bridal shower details and logistics will just fall into place beautifully. Explore these tips for selecting the NYC venue of your dreams and curating the most memorable bridal shower you could imagine.


Start with your guest list and bridal shower dates.

Before narrowing your bridal shower venue options, start with your dates and guest list. You’ll want to have an idea of how many attendees to accommodate, along with two or three dates in mind. New York City venues book far in advance for events, meaning venue availability might be a challenge. You’ll want to be flexible yet precise about choosing a bridal shower venue that can accommodate your shower guests on the dates that work for everyone. Begin with the basics so that when you start calling various bridal shower venue spaces, you can narrow your selections to those event spaces that fit your headcounts and dates.


Choose a charming Upper West Side bridal shower venue.

As part of your planning efforts, you’ll select a stunning bridal shower theme to create a fun yet elegant atmosphere for shower guests. For example, you might have specific color palettes in mind designed to complement the bride’s wedding hues. Or perhaps you’re dreaming of immersive event themes, like BoHo Beautiful or Hollywood Red Carpet. These elegant themes are important for curating a memorable bridal shower. However, don’t overlook the importance of built-in charm and luxury when selecting your bridal shower venue. 

More bridal parties are choosing to celebrate on New York’s Upper West Side because the area itself features iconic landmarks, beautiful architecture, stunning views, and charming ambiance. Find a UWS venue that impresses bridal shower guests before they even set foot in your event space! Consider accommodating traveling friends and family, as well, who may also need a place to stay during their visit to NYC. Explore luxury hotel and event venues, like The Lucerne, offering upscale hospitality accommodations. 


Tour the bridal shower venue in person.

When selecting your bridal shower venue, you’ll want to read through recommendations and reviews online. Look for other bridal experiences and use those sentiments to evaluate which luxury venues you look at first. And ask around to see what other brides suggest. However, regardless of what information you find online, it’s always best to tour your venue selections in person. Meet with the Upper West Side venue staff to discuss your vision for the perfect bridal shower. Visualize your party and designs in the space. Ask all your questions to simplify logistics for event planning before deciding.


Confirm the New York City venue’s design options.

Are you planning to show a slideshow of the engaged couple at your bridal shower? Are you bringing in chamber musicians or ice sculptures? Will there be decor to commemorate the couple’s first date? These details are made possible by the bridal shower venue’s customizable layout and amenities. Confirm with the venue staff about every must-have essential element, including any audiovisual equipment, potential staging areas, and event space design capabilities.


Delectable dining options and gourmet appetizers

Even if you’re hosting a bridal shower midday or in the afternoon, food service is going to be a pillar to its success. Talk with your bridal shower venue about in-house catering options and services. If you're planning a sit-down meal, explore the various dishes and elegant presentations your venue has to offer. Gourmet appetizers and delicious desserts will elevate the guest experience, as well. Additionally, you might decide to bring in talented mixologists or baristas for signature beverages. Just remember your guests' dietary preferences. Each carefully selected flavor will contribute to the overall bridal shower experience and present an opportunity to elevate the ambiance.


Choose The Lucerne for your luxurious shower venue

Explore all your Upper West Side bridal venue options, but make sure The Lucerne is at the top of your list! Our elegant event space is flexible and customizable, offering impressive views from the penthouse level. See why so many book our Executive Room for their cocktail receptions, small dinner parties, and bridal showers. Step out onto the adjoining roof deck and toast to the newlyweds with the NYC skyline as your breathtaking backdrop! The Lucerne event staff can assist you with every planning detail, including the state-of-the-art tech, the delectable menu options, and your elegant decor. Let our team make the bridal shower planning process seamless with every detail. 


Book The Lucerne as your bridal shower venue and prepare for a truly magical and memorable celebration with all the luxury extras to make it shine!