Yale Club Wedding
Who? : Phoebe + Steven
What? : Preparations, ceremony, and reception at the Yale Club in New York. Portraits in Central Park by Gapstow Bridge.
Where? The Yale Club
When? : October 2019
Phoebe. And. Steven. They described their wishes for their day to be “classic New York, elegant, warm, sophisticated, intimate.” Surrounded by candlelight at the iconic Yale Club, they got all of that and more : portraits in Central Park with the fall foliage, a sweetly peaceful getting-ready atmosphere, time alone for portraits at night on the Yale Club terrace, and a fantastic day helmed by a terrific team of vendors. I’d photograph this day for these two (and their remarkable families) every single day : want to do it again, y’all?
Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding:
Yale Club of New York City: A Wedding Venue Where Tradition Meets
Celebrating a wedding at the Yale Club of New York City is an opportunity to immerse oneself in a setting that radiates tradition, prestige, and timeless elegance. Nestled in the heart of Manhattan, this iconic venue embodies an exclusive blend of historical significance and classic sophistication, making it an ideal choice for couples seeking a distinguished and memorable wedding experience.
The Yale Club: A Beacon of New York’s Heritage
The Yale Club’s imposing façade and grand interiors are a testament to its storied past. As you step into this venerable establishment, you are greeted by the warm embrace of its rich history. The Club’s architecture, with its high ceilings, ornate woodwork, and elegant furnishings, speaks of a bygone era of refinement and grandeur.
The Grand Ballroom, with its expansive space and beautifully detailed design, offers a majestic setting for a wedding ceremony or reception. The classic décor, complete with chandeliers and rich tapestries, creates an ambiance of opulent sophistication, perfect for a grand celebration. The intimate Library, adorned with books and featuring a cozy fireplace, provides a more secluded setting, ideal for smaller gatherings or quiet moments during the festivities.
Photographic Splendor at Every Turn
Photographers will find the Yale Club to be a treasure trove of opportunities. The grandeur of the main spaces, with their intricate architectural details, provides a stunning backdrop for capturing the elegance and emotion of the day. The natural light that filters through the tall windows bathes the spaces in a soft, ethereal glow, enhancing the beauty of every shot.
The Yale Club’s various rooms, each with their unique charm and character, offer diverse settings for photographs. From the stately President’s Room to the rooftop terrace with its breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline, each space presents a unique backdrop for capturing the essence of the celebration.
A Touch of New York City
The location of the Yale Club in the heart of Manhattan adds an exciting urban dimension to wedding celebrations. The proximity to iconic New York landmarks such as Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, and the New York Public Library offers additional picturesque settings for wedding photography. The bustling streets and the architectural marvels of the city serve as a perfect contrast to the historical elegance of the Yale Club, providing a rich tapestry of urban sophistication.
An Unforgettable Experience
A Yale Club wedding is not just about the stunning visuals; it’s about the experience. The Club’s exceptional staff ensures that every aspect of the wedding is executed flawlessly, from the gourmet cuisine to the seamless service. The attention to detail and commitment to excellence ensures that each wedding is as unique and special as the couple celebrating their union.
In choosing the Yale Club of New York City for their wedding, couples are choosing more than just a venue. They are choosing to be part of a legacy of elegance and exclusivity. It’s a celebration that transcends the ordinary, leaving a lasting impression of beauty, elegance, and an indelible connection to the heart of New York City.