So this week I believe I won the prize for the worst picture taken at a wedding with the blurry pic below. It is sad considering how beautiful of a wedding and what a great venue this is. The Foundry in Long Island City (also known as just lic) is rated as the top wedding venue in New York City according to about.com . This is no small feat in a city with thousands of venues. The Foundry is actually a 19th century metal foundry that was converted into a beautiful event space. The staff had things together enough to the extent that the event seemed stress free. This is more uncommon than it should be at many venues!
We played the ceremony in the main area which is lush and green but with a cool industrial kind of vibe. Then we played the cocktail hour in the room next door which is supposedly a new room. The dinner which we did not play looked like it was happening in a large tent outside of those two rooms. I can see how this is one of the top venues in the city if you are looking for a slightly non traditional kind of venue. There were probably around 100 people there and the space felt quite full.
The songs we played for the ceremony were:
Can’t Help Falling In Love for the bride
In My Life for wedding party
Viva La Vida by Coldplay for the recessional.