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I capture the unspoken — the glances, the silences — drawing from New York's pulse and the richness of global cultures. Every wedding is its own intricate narrative. Rooted in theatre and life's everyday rhythms, I document moments both transient and timeless. 

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Wedding at Modernhaus and Twenty-Three Grand

Jaclyn and Jason’s wedding at ModernHaus and Twenty-Three Grand was a celebration that mirrored the couple’s gorgeous taste and the vibrant spirit of NYC’s Soho neighborhood. Every partner and creative collaborator, from Sara Landon Events‘ meticulous planning to the gorgeous Vo Handmade invitations, the floral genius of Little Sister Creative, and Foil & Pin Studio’s impeccable hair and makeup, played a part in creating a memorable experience for the couple and their guests.

From Jaclyn getting ready in the penthouse suite to the first look on the Jimmy rooftop, everything was as elegant and meticulous as you’d expect a Modernhaus wedding to be.  From dinner at Twenty-Three Grand to a disco-ball dance party, the day was vibrant, warm, and a fantastic party!

A wedding ring and rings in front of the Modernhaus Soho building in New York City.

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A mother assists her daughter in wearing her wedding dress, creating a special moment before the Modernhaus Soho ceremony.

A bride and groom posing on a rooftop in Modernhaus overlooking the city.

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A bride and groom embracing in front of a wedding bouquet at their Modernhaus Soho wedding.

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A bride and groom embracing during their Modernhaus Soho wedding reception.

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A wedding reception at Modernhaus Soho with disco balls and flowers.

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A bride and groom dancing at their Modernhaus wedding reception in Soho.

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Selecting Modernhaus in Soho as your wedding venue signifies a commitment to urban sophistication and contemporary elegance. When you host your wedding at Modernhaus and Twenty-Three Grand, you’re not just planning an event but crafting an experience embodying modern luxury. These exceptional venues create an ambiance that promises a memorable and distinctively stylish celebration.

The Wedding Venue: Modernhaus in Soho

Modernhaus, located in the heart of Soho, is more than a mere wedding venue; history and contemporary design intertwine, offering a unique setting for your wedding. This building, initially constructed in the early 1900s and formerly known as the James, has transformed from its historical beginnings into a modern elegance symbol. Its past life, ranging from a warehouse to a gallery, has infused the space with a rich character, seamlessly blending the old with the new.

The architecture of Modernhaus reflects this journey. The exterior retains elements of its historical façade, while the interior has been redesigned to offer a sleek, modern look. This juxtaposition is evident in features like the original exposed brick walls set against contemporary glass fixtures and state-of-the-art lighting systems.

Within Modernhaus, the variety of spaces caters to different wedding needs and sizes. For instance, the rooftop terrace, with its panoramic views of Soho, offers a stunning backdrop for smaller, intimate ceremonies. The adaptability of each space in Modernhaus allows for a high degree of customization. For example, the Signature now serves as a versatile space for medium-sized weddings. It features adjustable lighting and a configurable layout, making it suitable for ceremonies and receptions.

Furthermore, Modernhaus has incorporated elements of Soho’s artistic heritage. This is seen in the curated art pieces that adorn the common areas, providing guests a unique and engaging visual experience. The blend of historical elements with modern design touches ensures that each Modernhaus wedding is celebrated and deeply personalized.

Modernhaus is more than just a location for weddings; it’s a venue that tells a story. Its combination of historical significance and contemporary redesign provides a distinctive setting for couples looking for something beyond the traditional wedding venue. It’s a place where your style can come to life against a backdrop of Soho’s rich history and modern-day charm.

Culinary Excellence at Twenty-Three Grand

Located on an expansive outdoor deck on the second floor, above the lively streets of Soho and Tribeca, Twenty-Three Grand is a spectacular dining experience – and I know I’ve eaten dinners there before!

Your wedding dinner at Twenty-Three Grand is not just a meal; it’s an epic adventure that promises to be one of the highlights of your special day. Renowned for its exquisite menu, Twenty-Three Grand boasts a culinary repertoire that is both diverse and inspired, ensuring every dish served is a masterpiece in its own right. The venue’s reputation for impeccable service only enhances the dining experience, promising a seamless and enjoyable meal for you and your guests.

At Twenty-Three Grand, the culinary team takes pride in their ability to create menus that are not only delicious but also reflective of your personal taste and wedding theme. This customization can range from crafting dishes that pay homage to your cultural heritage to incorporating flavors that tell the story of your relationship. For instance, if you have a fond memory associated with a particular cuisine or dish, the chefs at Twenty-Three Grand can recreate it with a gourmet twist, making your wedding dinner uniquely personal and memorable.

The innovation of the culinary team extends to their approach to classic favorites. They reimagine traditional dishes, infusing them with contemporary flavors and presentation styles. Even well-known dishes will surprise and delight your guests with their creativity and taste. The menu is not just food; it’s an expression of culinary artistry designed to add more sophistication to your wedding.

Moreover, Twenty-Three Grand offers unique features that elevate the dining experience. Custom cocktails, crafted specifically for your event, can capture the essence of your celebration in a sip. Whether it’s a drink that mirrors your wedding colors or a concoction that embodies your shared favorite flavors, these bespoke beverages are a hit among guests and add a fun, personalized element to your reception.

Signature dishes are another highlight at Twenty-Three Grand. These are creations for which the venue is particularly renowned and are often requested by couples for their uniqueness and flavor. Including such dishes in your wedding menu adds an element of culinary prestige, impressing food enthusiasts among your guests.

In summary, your wedding dinner at Twenty-Three Grand is more than just dining; it’s an experience crafted with care, creativity, and a deep understanding of your narrative. From the first appetizer to the last dessert, each course is designed to contribute to the unforgettable tapestry of your wedding celebration.

Wedding Day Photo Locations at Modernhaus

Modernhaus presents many exquisite locations within its premises, each offering a unique backdrop for wedding photography. These various settings provide a wide variety of scenes, ensuring that your wedding photos capture the essence and elegance of your special day. Here is a list of some notable photography locations at Modernhaus:

  • The Main Lobby with Grand Staircase: The lobby features a quirky, modern grand staircase.
  • Rooftop Terrace at Jimmy: This location offers panoramic views of the Soho skyline, ideal for various photographic opportunities.
  • Glass-Encased Atrium at Twenty-Three Grand: A bright and airy space enclosed in glass, offering natural light and a modern backdrop.
  • The Modernhaus Hotel rooms: Modernhaus Soho offers a range of stylish and comfortable guestrooms and suites, each designed with a chic and inviting aesthetic. The interiors blend reclaimed wood floors, custom furnishings, unique sculptures, and paintings. The rooms are filled with natural light, a rarity in downtown New York, enhancing the comfort and style.

Each location at Modernhaus provides a distinct and beautiful setting, ensuring a diverse and captivating collection of wedding photographs.

Nearby Wedding Photo Locations in Soho

Nestled in the heart of Soho, Modernhaus not only stands as an exquisite venue for your special day but also as a gateway to some of New York City’s most photogenic locations. Each spot, a short stroll from the hotel, offers its unique charm and character, perfectly complementing the sophisticated elegance of Modernhaus. As you venture through these locations, you’ll find various settings that beautifully echo the love and commitment you’re celebrating.

  • Cobblestone Streets of Soho (0.2 miles from Modernhaus): The iconic cobblestone streets in Soho provide a chic, urban backdrop that captures the essence of New York City.
  • Greene Street (0.4 miles from Modernhaus): Known for its classic cast-iron architecture, it presents a blend of historical and modern elements ideal for diverse photo aesthetics.
  • The Puck Building (0.5 miles from Modernhaus): A landmark building featuring distinctive Romanesque Revival architecture, suitable for couples looking for a grand and historical backdrop.
  • Liz Christy Garden (0.6 miles from Modernhaus): A community garden that offers a natural, green oasis amidst the urban landscape, ideal for couples seeking a touch of nature.
  • Mercer Street (0.2 miles from Modernhaus): Characterized by its trendy boutiques and loft buildings, it adds a fashionable and contemporary feel to your photos.
  • Soho Mural Wall (0.3 miles from Modernhaus): A vibrant and colorful mural wall that can add a playful and artistic element to your photo session.
  • Washington Square Park (1 mile from Modernhaus): A well-known public park featuring the iconic Washington Square Arch, offering a classic New York City atmosphere.
  • Hudson River Park (1.5 miles from Modernhaus): Providing picturesque views of the Hudson River, this park is excellent for capturing sunset photos with a waterfront backdrop.

Exploring the vicinity of Modernhaus reveals a treasure trove of picturesque spots, each contributing to the tapestry of memories on your wedding day. From the historic cobblestone streets to the serene greenery of local parks, these locations provide a diverse backdrop for your photos. As you capture these moments, you’re not just photographing your love story; you’re intertwining it with Soho’s vibrant spirit and rich history, creating a truly unique and unforgettable experience.


Modernhaus and Twenty-Three Grand together blend modern elegance and culinary excellence. Your wedding here will not just be an event but an experience that you and your guests will cherish forever. To chat more about your Modernhaus wedding photography, get in touch!

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