Monday, June 15, 2009

A resurfaced downtown Hyatt

The downtown Buffalo Hyatt, located across from the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, recently remodeled many features within the 25-year old hotel. Check out their web page and take a look at their photo slide-show: looks great! They state on the website that they even have Kosher catering available.

In the past there were many negative reviews of the hotel/hotel rooms, and I'm sure it was this reputation that kept it struggling. After the renovation, there has been an increase in the positive reviews. These reviews do not reflect wedding-specific or related matters; only on hotel accommodations, service and decor, etc.

Things to note: parking (and, if you're/your guests are staying overnight, Internet) are not included in the cost of the room.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wedding Traditions Around the World

"Update (February 2010): Microsoft Encarta is no longer active."

How late is a Brazilian bride to her wedding? What traditional gift does a Korean groom give his bride's mother? What day of the week does Italian tradition state is the luckiest day to get married?

Curious? Test your knowledge on Encarta's Wedding Traditions/Customs from around the world.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Demolition of the Wintergarden

Source: Skyscraper City
The Wintergarden in Niagara Falls, for many years an arboretum located practically across the street from the falls itself, is being demolished as part of a redesign project. As the Niagara Gazette states, the site served as a backdrop for parties and wedding ceremonies.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Statler continues to be in the spotlight

Source: WNY Heritage Press

The Buffalo News reports today that a bankruptcy judge approved the auction of the Statler Towers. Buffalo’s Business First newspaper reported last week that another tenet of the Statler will move out.

Over the past few months there have been many stories from the news outlets and media [Statler enters into chapter 11, Is the Statler too big to fix?, White Knights Circle Niagara Square] regarding the latest downfall of the Statler in downtown Buffalo. Many Buffalo brides and grooms have their wedding reception at this spectacular venue. Many vendors, especially Park Lane Catering, a tenet at the Statler, depend on the events that occur each weekend (which includes many Buffalo weddings).

Another blogger, who has shared insight on her Buffalo wedding planning, had been worried about her reception planned for October 2009 at the Statler.

We'll have to see how everything transpires in the coming months.