There’s a lot to be thankful for this year, and that includes your wedding! If you’re planning on getting married around Thanksgiving, you may want to incorporate some of the joy of the season into your celebration. Having a Thanksgiving themed or Thanksgiving-adjacent wedding can be a fun and meaningful way to share your joy with the ones you love. But it doesn’t have to mean pilgrims and turkeys. Here are some tips for adding a touch of Thanksgiving inspiration to your November wedding at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC.

Start With the Menu

For many people, food is part of the celebration of Thanksgiving. Naturally, serving a Thanksgiving-inspired meal at your November wedding is a great way to tie in the spirit of the holiday to your own big day. But you don’t have to serve the traditional turkey and stuffing. Our in-house catering team can help you prepare your event menu with dishes like mini cornish game hens, crown roast, or ham. Roasted fingerling potatoes can replace traditional mashed potatoes, and a variety of pies can be served at your dessert table. You can even serve a rich apple or pumpkin spice cake for your wedding cake.

Fall Colors

There’s nothing quite as captivating as fall in New York. The stunning colors and the crisp air evoke a cozy feeling that you can capture indoors or out for your celebration. Decorate with fall colored flowers in deep yellows, oranges, and reds. Use pumpkins and gourds as vases for your floral arrangements, or bare branches to create archways to say your vows beneath. Hold your ceremony outdoors on our beautiful rooftop space and enjoy the cool weather. Then, have your guests go back inside for the reception - or keep it on the roof if weather permits. Space heaters and festive seasonal attire can warm up the chilliest of fall days, so your guests can stay comfortable for the whole event.

What Are You Thankful For?

During your reception, have your guests write down what they’re thankful for, or pass around the microphone and have them share their thoughts before dinner. This traditional conversation starter will create warm feelings all around, and will get everyone more involved in your celebration.

Giving (Back) Thanks

In lieu of favors or gifts for your guests, give back by making a charitable contribution in their name to an organization near and dear to your heart. Ask guests to bring donations for a local food pantry or shelter to be donated after your ceremony. You can even pledge volunteer hours in honor of each guest, or ask for charitable donations to your favorite nonprofit instead of registering for gifts!

Whether it’s a Thanksgiving inspired celebration or a winter, spring, or summer soiree, we can help you plan your dream wedding. Contact Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC today for more information and to schedule an appointment to visit our spaces.