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Jennifer and Michael

June 20, 2021

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Events
Sun
Jun 20
2021

2:00 pm

St. James Cathedral Basilica
250 Cathedral Pl
Downtown Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

St. James Cathedral Basilica
Unplugged wedding

We want you to be able to really enjoy our wedding day, feeling truly present and in the moment with us. We're inviting each of you to sit back, relax, and just enjoy how the wedding feels. We're respectfully asking that everyone consider leaving all cameras and cell phones off. Of course we will be happy to share our wedding photos with you afterward!

Dress Code

The dress code for our wedding is semi-formal/cocktail attire. Ladies should wear cocktail dresses (light or pastel colors are recommended for the summer weather), and the gentlemen should wear a suit or sports coat.

Transportation

Subway

St James Basilica Cathedral is located at Jay Street and Cathedral Place, one block north of Tillary Street.

A / C / F / R train to Jay Street-Metrotech Station. Walk down Jay Street away from Fulton Street for 2 blocks. Saint James is one block past Tillary Street, on the right.

2 / 3 / 4 / 5 train to Borough Hall. Walk down Cadman Plaza East away from Borough Hall and turn right on Tillary Street. Turn left at Jay Street. Saint James is one block past Tillary Street, on the right.

Parking

We recommend taking Uber/Lyft/Taxi since parking is not guaranteed.
In the case you decide to drive, there are limited street parking spots available for the ceremony at St James Cathedral Basilica.

Uber
Uber

Ride In Style

Use promo code APPYCOUPLE when requesting your ride. New customers get $15 off your first ride with Uber.

Directions & Map
Sun
Jun 20
2021

6:00 pm

The Palm House, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
United States

The Palm House, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
RSVP By:

Kindly RSVP here by May 31, 2020

Dress Code

The dress code for our wedding is semi-formal/cocktail attire. Ladies should wear cocktail dresses (light or pastel colors are recommended for the summer weather), and the gentlemen should wear a suit or sports coat.

Transportation

Subway

2 / 3 trainto Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum station
B / Q / S trains to Prospect Park station (weekends: B train does not run)
4 / 5 trainsto Franklin Avenue station

Parking

We recommend taking Uber/Lyft/Taxi since parking is not guaranteed.
For the wedding reception, please enter “1000 Washington Avenue Brooklyn NY 11225” into your smartphone map. This will take you to the proper entrance at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Palm House.
For a fee, there will be limited attendant parking available at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The parking lot is located at 900 Washington Avenue.

Directions & Map
New York City
New York City
Itinerary

We’re so excited to share with you a few of our recommendations and favorites in NYC.

Accommodations

For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the hotels listed below in Brooklyn. Please use the links  in order to receive a discounted rate by according dates.


HILTON BROOKLYN NEW YORK

140 Schermerhorn Street
Boerum Hill, NY 11201

(718) 834-8800

The discounted hotel block rate will be offered until Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Arrival date is August 8 and departure date is August 10, 2020.

From:
$199/night

Link to book


HAMPTON INN BROOKLYN /DOWNTOWN

125 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Downtown Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 875-8800

The discounted hotel block rate will be offered until Thursday, July 16, 2020. Arrival date is August 7 and departure date is August 10, 2020.

From:
$179/night

Link to book


THE TILLARY HOTEL BROOKLYN

85 Flatbush Avenue Extension
Downtown Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 329-9537

The discounted hotel block rate will be offered until Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Arrival date is August 7 and departure date is August 10, 2020.

From:
$209/night

Link to book

Airbnb

Airbnb has great local accommodations. For $40 off your first booking, use the link below.

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Foodies for Life

These Yelp collections of restaurants that Michael and Jennifer have put together for you to explore.

NYC MUST EATS COLLECTION
This collection is for visitors who want a taste of our favorite casual food spots that define the best of NYC - pizza, bagels, ramen and more!

NYC DINNER COLLECTION
This list included some of our favorite dine-in restaurant recommendations.

NYC BUZZ COLLECTION
These are restaurants that have received a lot of buzz recently but that we have yet to try ourselves.

NYC SWEET TOOTH COLLECTION
You've earned your dessert with all the walking you do around New York City.

Things to Do in Manhattan

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400

CENTRAL PARK
New York, NY
(212) 310-6600

GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
89 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 340-2583

HUDSON YARDS
347 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
(212) 801-1000

HIGH LINE
7077 High Line
New York, NY 10001

CHELSEA MARKET
75 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(212) 652-2111

ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL
5th Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-2261

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
18 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 714-8400

STATUE OF LIBERTY VIEW POINT
Battery Park Underpass
New York, NY 10004
(212) 344-3491

SEAPORT DISTRICT NYC
89 South Street
New York, NY 10038
(212) 732-8257

Things to Do in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Brooklyn Bridge
New York, NY 10038

BROOKLYN MUSEUM
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 638-5000

JANE'S CAROUSEL
Old Dock Street
Dumbo, NY 11201
(718) 222-2502

MANHATTAN BRIDGE POINT OF VIEW
113 Water Street
Dumbo, NY 11201

AMPLE HILLS CREAMERY FIRE BOAT HOUSE
1 Water Street
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
(718) 874-2483

JACQUES TORRES
66 Water Street
Dumbo, NY 11201
(718) 875-1269

ST. ANN'S WAREHOUSE
45 Water Street
Dumbo, NY 11201
(718) 254-8779

FAQs
FAQs
FAQs

1. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? IS THERE A DRESS CODE?
The dress code for our wedding is semi-formal/cocktail attire. Ladies should wear cocktail dresses (light or pastel colors are recommended for the summer weather), and the gentlemen should wear a suit or sports coat.

2. WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE THIS TIME OF YEAR?
Historically in NYC, early August normally sees daytime high temperatures in the low to mid 80’s F (27-29C) and overnight lows tend to be mostly in the mid to upper 60’s F (19–21C). The average humidity for NYC averages between 50% and 75%, depending on the time of day. The church and reception venue will be air conditioned.

3. WHERE ARE THE CEREMONY AND THE RECEPTION TAKING PLACE?
The ceremony is going to be held at St. James Cathedral Basilica in Brooklyn. Cocktail hour and reception is taking place at The Palm House within the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Please check the schedule page for detailed information regarding the locations.

4. CAN I USE MY ELECTRONIC DEVICES DURING YOUR WEDDING?
We invite you to be fully present with us during our unplugged church ceremony. Please kindly turn off all cellphones and cameras and enjoy this moment with us. Professional photo and video will be captured and shared with our guests. Your personal photos and video are welcome at our reception! Share and tag #jenandmike2020

5. WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
We recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before the start of the ceremony to be seated. Please note that the ceremony will start promptly at the scheduled time.

6. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE CEREMONY?
After the ceremony, guests can enjoy their free time around the area. We recommend exploring the scenery by the water in DUMBO then head over to Brooklyn Botanic Garden for Cocktail hour starting at 6pm where we will be serving hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

7. HOW DO I GET TO THE VENUE? IS THERE PARKING?
We recommend taking Uber/Lyft/Taxi since parking is not guaranteed. In the case you decide to drive, there are limited street parking spots available for the ceremony at St James Cathedral Basilica. For the wedding reception, please enter “1000 Washington Avenue Brooklyn NY 11225” into your smartphone map. This will take you to the proper entrance at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Palm House. For a fee, there will be limited attendant parking available at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The parking lot is located at 900 Washington Avenue.

8. ARE KIDS WELCOME?
We love your kids! Children who are attending must be registered on the guest list ahead of time so we can make accommodations for kids’ meals. Please contact us at jenandmike2020@gmail.com if you are bringing children.

9. CAN I BRING A DATE?
If you wish to bring your significant other or guest that was not listed on your invitation, please contact us at jenandmike2020@gmail.com, we will try our best to accommodate you.

10. WHEN IS THE RSVP DEADLINE? DO I NEED TO MAIL BACK MY RSVP OR CAN I DO IT ONLINE?
Please RSVP by May 31, 2020. You can RSVP on the RSVP page.

11. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I CAN’T MAKE IT?
You will be missed! If you can not make it to the wedding, please let us know as soon as possible and RSVP “no,” so we can plan accordingly.

12. WHERE ARE YOU REGISTERED?
In Chinese and Vietnamese tradition, a red packet (Hóngbāo/Li Xi) is a gift that celebrates a couple's marriage. Red packet symbolize fortune and good luck. If you wish to help us celebrate with a gift online, please contribute on the 'registry' page.

13. DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL BLOCK FOR GUESTS? WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND I STAY?
Please check out the Travel page which we blocked 3 hotels for guests as well as a $40 off for first time booking on Airbnb.

14. WHAT IS YOUR HASHTAG AND SOCIAL MEDIA?
For our wedding, we encourage guests to share their memories with us using #jenandmike2020 Please follow @jenandmike2020 on Instagram.

15. I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT YOU?
Please don’t hesitate to email us at jenandmike2020@gmail.com for any questions!

Gifts
Thank you

Your presence alone is truly appreciated. If you wish to help us celebrate with a gift, please contribute towards an experience that we will cherish for a lifetime!

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