The new Westin New York Grand Central hotel is celebrating its newly renovated grand ballroom with a special FREE Bridal Bash for brides and bridesmaids, on Saturday, May 4th, that includes complimentary cocktails, nibbles, music, and a great view of midtown from the ballroom’s outdoor terrace. Attendees also can register to win a FREE vacation or honeymoon to Aruba and other prizes.
The only way you can get admission is by wearing your wedding gown or bridesmaid dress. I cannot imagine an upcoming bride who will take the chance of damaging or dirtying her wedding dress by parading around at a party in it before the Big Day, or allow her bridesmaids to do that. But this sounds like a fun event for recent brides and bridesmaids who want to get just one more wearing out of that one-time dress. And while the invite does not mention mothers of the bride or groom, I would hope they would not be turned away when dressed properly.
The Westin Grand Central bridal bash is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and pre-registration is required. The hotel is providing changing rooms and bag checks for those who don’t want to wander around Midtown dressed for a wedding. The Westin Grand Central opened last October after a multi-million dollar renovation and conversion from its previous life as the New York Helmsley. It is at 212 East 42nd St., between Second and Third Avenues.
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