Make Your Event Special ... “Choose a venue that has a lot of menu options to suit the tastes of all your guests and to accommodate those that may have dietary restrictions or allergies."
Add Your Personal Touches ... "We always suggest adding floral arrangements for the tables. Our wedding couples have turned our spaces from pink to blue, from modern to classically elegant."
At Thalassa Restaurant, if you’re going to a rehearsal dinner or an intimate wedding, you’ll be welcomed into their elegant and inviting lounge and bar area, where you’ll be greeted by an abundance of candles and their warm staff. You’ll also get to enjoy their wide selection of imported Greek wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres, specially prepared for your event.
The Rehearsal Dinner …
A rehearsal dinner is a special time for family and friends, full of excitement and anticipation as the wedding is just hours away. “We host them in our very intimate and cozy wine room, which accommodates 60 people,” says Ralpheal Abrahante, executive chef. “Once everyone has had the opportunity to talk to one another, when seated they will find silver or golden menus with the title of the event and the specially created menu from the wedding couple.”
The Intimate Wedding ...
“If it is a wedding, after initial cocktails, your guests attend the ceremony in the wine room, with its tall uplit Greek columns. Then they enjoy a cocktail hour in the lounge and bar area as the wine room is set up to receive your guests for a full sit-down dinner. For a larger group of 60 to 120 people, the dinner portion and the dancing will be upstairs in our gallery loft.”
Ralpheal notes that there are many ways to make your event special. “Choose a venue that has a lot of menu options to suit the tastes of all your guests and to accommodate those that may have dietary restrictions or allergies.
“In terms of décor, like most venues, we have companies we can recommend. Our spaces already have a significant amount of style and with our orchids and flowers and the many candles and hundreds of wines in our wine room, they are loved for their own simple and original looks. However, we always suggest adding floral arrangements for the tables. Our wedding couples have turned our spaces from pink to blue, from modern to classically elegant. We help set up the rooms with flowers, special mirrors, exotic paintings, unique candles, and more.”
With its dramatic nautical décor and the tri-level space of its transformed Tribeca warehouse location, Thalassa offers many opportunities. For example, its 40-foot long wine room leads to a climate-controlled wine and cheese cave with over 2,500 wines, including rare boutique finds from Greece.
“We also have two private rooms that can accommodate events for between 20 and 200 guests and have been awarded three stars by Forbes, while our extensive wine catalogue has been praised by Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator.”
European Elegance & Hospitality …
“We are carrying on the ancient Greek traditions of hospitality,” says Ralpheal. “As executive chef, my mission is to serve only the freshest and healthiest dishes. Our seafood is imported directly from Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Hawaii, in addition to special arrangements with local independent fishermen who meet the highest standards. Our specialties range from the classic Greek peasant salads with feta cheese, all the way to exotic seafood such as langoustines from New Zealand and king shrimp from South Africa.
“Creating wonderful experiences like our rehearsal dinners and weddings, where our couples can express their love for one another, brings us joy. We get to be in the center of an event that is so much larger than us. It’s all magical!
“We love New York and all those who wish to celebrate their most magical moments. It’s our duty to serve our couples and their guests on these special occasions, and in return they share with us their joy, love, and inspiration.”
Thalassa Restaurant, 179 Franklin Street, NYC 10013, 212.941.7661, [email protected], www.thalassanyc.com