We have a specialty here at World Bride Magazine and we serve YOU. As your wedding concierge, we bring you vetted companies that offer a sophisticated product or service that isn’t quite at your reach. A few months back, I worked New York Bridal Fashion week and attended a show at a space that is literally a hidden gem. Right here in the heart of New York City’s Midtown, The Manhattan Manor offers a dual level 6,000+ sq ft. space of elegance and refined details. Whether you’re a heart of the city girl, or the sweet old-town country dame, the Manhattan Club Ballroom and the Skylight rooms are just the venues you must have if you’re planning that Empire State Wedding.
It is important to know the people behind a company, a brand or any product. Before making the commitment to create a meaningful experience for family and loved ones, every person that represents a service for your event, must share this same commitment. The Carty’s, husband and wife owners of the Manhattan Manor, have committed over 40 years of hospitality service to those in the Midtown community and its tourists. To follow the evolution of the restaurant trends, the Carty’s made the decision to renovate the Manhattan Club and introduce a new space they once called their home; what is now the Skylight room.
Caroline Carty, an interior designer, lead this project in transforming their loft home into a stunning open concept featuring skylights, exposed brick, a fireplace, rich dark wood floors, french doors showcasing the city and seven special chandeliers hanging from a 20ft ceiling. Increasing revenue by offering two exceptional spaces with full white glove service to professional and sophisticated clientele is their plan. Here Michael and Caroline Carty share with us their brand mission, company philosophy and advice for potential clients.
WBM: What services do you provide that make you unique to other competing venues?
MM: There really is no other venue like this in the heart of Manhattan. We named it Manhattan Manor because it truly provides a manor like setting and when you step inside, you immediately feel the warmth, elegance, light and ease of the space. In addition, we have endless options depending on their needs. Each room has its own unique personality so there is plenty of room to be creative with ideas and plans.
WBM: Who is your clientele? Describe their traits.
MM: We see a range of clientele depending on the event. People who work in the Arts, business professionals, international travelers, etc. However, one consistency is that all of our clients value warm service and elegance that we provide and they all return.
WBM: What is the business philosophy you would like to share with our subscribers?
MM: To provide a warm, elegant space with refined, modern and fresh cuisine in a versatile and creative environment where clients really feel like partners in the process.
WBM: What are your practical strategies for success?
MM: We already put things in place by creating a unique, beautiful event space. Our event staff takes it to the next level by providing warm yet sophisticated service, versatile food and drinks.
WBM: What are the evident results that prove this success?
MM: Whether it has been the Clinton Global Initiative returning year after year prior to Hillary Clinton returning for President or financial firms booking for business seminars or families using it for large and intimate gatherings or even the Skylight room booked for television set backdrop, we have seen our success through the range of groups coming here and giving us incredible feedback.
WBM: What advice can you offer our subscribers who are looking to create an experience at your venue?
MM: Call our space or e-mail us and come in for a tour of our incredible space. We are very flexible and we like to problem solve. We are open to a range of plans and ideas.
As you can tell, the Manhattan Manor’s narrative is warmth, elegance and excellence. Attributes that are familiar to our World Bride readers, who are professional, values family and understands the dignity in work and practices financial stewardship. Should you be in the season of planning an event for businesses, family or loved ones, visit www.manhattanmanor.com and be sure to mention WORLD BRIDE MAGAZINE.
A Brooklyn native raised in a home where my parents fostered 3 practical ideas: Christian faith transforms, education empowers and family inspires. These practices developed core principles in me that would launch me to pursue my passion in Fashion design. Within 20 years of brand building, innovative product design, global travel, I have established a service of excellence that affords me a stellar professional reputation. Also along this journey, I made a unique discovery about my abilities and the effect it had on those in my professional community. Transforming the way you think by what you wear was and is my creative initiative that would help everyone view the world through a lens that honors all people as God’s perfection; fearfully and beautifully made. As now a wife, mother, designer, and writer I am more passionate about sharing the beauty of love and being intentional about creating moments that gift happiness.