The launch event, which itself was an escape to a foodie heaven, invited guests to celebrate with the founders of the venue, as well as the event space’s partners. Guests were wowed by the amazing and out of this world lighting, delicious catering spreads, lovely floral arrangements, and much more. A few of Metropolitan West’s partners are listed directly below, with their contribution to the launch event:
- Furniture, drapery and rentals provided by Taylor Creative Inc., Drape Kings and Party Rental Ltd.
- Audio, video and lighting by WorldStage
- Catering by Great Performances, and Sterling Affair
- Floral Arrangements by Starbright Floral Design
- Production & Design by Metropolitan Pavilion Events & Production Services
Food was both sophisticated and fun. We enjoyed such delights as a grilled cheese and tomato soup station, which also had beet chips (they were delicious), and decadent red velvet brownies; yummy Apple cookies and Hot Apple Cider (we are in the Big Apple after all), and a decorate your own Doughnut Station, where you selected from a variety of toppings to create your perfect doughnut.
For a sweet and fun way to end the night, we headed to the make your own doughnut station, where we chose our own frosting and toppings!
Metropolitan West is set up to be one of NYC’s top event venues. As we stated, a wide range of events have already been hosted there. The space is huge, and also quite adaptable. There are two separate floors each equipped with their own lobby. On the ground floor you can find polished concrete flooring, gorgeous columns with exposed steel elements, and versatile white walls. The second floor has white walls, offset by a band of exposed brick, and bamboo flooring with vintage grey tones.
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