Many couples like to set up Wedding websites, to give their guests info about their upcoming nuptials. WeddingWire has a great system that is easy to use and will have easy links to Deity info and reviews. Weddingwire Wedding Websites can be found here, and Deity’s Profile is here.
What do we put for a start time on our invitations?
Put your start time on your invitations as your contract states, but expect your ceremony or reception to start about a half an hour after that. You cannot change or move up the start time with explicit signed approval from your event coordinator. Timing at Deity is crucial in order for our staff to give you the best service possible.
*Please notify your guests will not be allowed to enter the venue until the official start time, no exceptions.
How far in advance of the Wedding should we ask my guests to RSVP?
We need the final RSVP number at least three weeks in advance of the wedding. It is typical for couples to ask for their guests to RSVP no later than 6 weeks before the wedding. Deity requires final headcount 3 weeks before the Wedding.
Does Deity recommend a hotel in the area for our out-of-town guests?
There are currently seven hotels walking distance from our venue from which to choose. They are: The Nu Hotel, The Brooklyn Sheraton, Aloft Hotel, Brooklyn Downtown Hilton, The Hotel Indigo Brooklyn, The Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown, and Even Hotel Downtown Brooklyn.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bride Park The five star hotel opened January 2017. Located in the middle of Brooklyn Bridge Park with direct views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan. Take first-look photos in the park with the Manhattan skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge as your backdrop, and then a short 5 minute car ride to Deity to get married and celebrate!
Does Deity provide direction cards?
We do not have printed direction cards. However here is a handy link that can provide guests with Google map and mass transit information.
Does Deity have on-site parking or provide valet service?
Any event held in the evening after 6PM there is virtually unlimited parking on the street because all of the local boutiques close at that time and there are no other evening businesses on our block. If the event is earlier in the day, there are several parking lots within two blocks from Deity. Our guests rarely find the need to use them, however. Deity is also very conveniently located to most subway lines. It is a short walk from subway stops on the A, C, F, G, 4, 5, 2 & 3 & R lines.
Also, if valet parking is a concern for you, you can find more info about hiring a professional valet company we recommend here: Park Pro System.
How does Deity handle early access for us, the couple or for our Bridal party and immediate family?
Your contract and your Coordinator will let you know how early you can arrive at the venue. You, your Bridal Party and immediate family only will be allowed access to Deity before the start time of your Wedding for no additional charge. This is an opportunity for you to relax and get ready.
If you want to take advantage of this, please let your Coordinator know during your planning meeting and provide them a list of names of all those coming early.
How does Deity handle any guests that arrive early?
We are here to provide you with excellent service on the day of your Wedding. That said, we need all of the allotted set up time for our staff to be totally prepared for you and your guests. Because of this, we must insist that no guests are allowed access to Deity until your stated contract start time. No Exceptions.
There are many coffee shops and restaurants in the area that we be pleased to have your guests. Here is a short list of places in walking distance that they can be directed:
Livingston Manor– Rustic bar offering wine, crafted cocktails, charcuterie.
French Louie– A French-American restaurant and cafe in Brooklyn.
Building on Bond– Open daily for breakfast, lunch dinner and drinks.
We are planning on providing favors for our guests, how does Deity handle this?
Let us take care of this for you. Just bring the favors to the venue the day of the event and our doorman will hand out the favors as your guest depart, thanking them for attending.
Candles, chocolates, and other treats make fabulous favors. However, we do not allow liquor or liqueur favors. It is against NY law for us to serve alcohol not purchased through Deity.
Tips for Planning your Brooklyn Wedding
Prior to couples touring Deity Events we see the worry on their faces about having dozens of out of town guests who will need places to stay. We understand the need to find a wedding venue that they not only love, but their guests will love and that means being in a location where guests can easily get to and from their hotels and other activities. Read full blog post on, How to Block Rooms for your Brooklyn Wedding.
If you are looking for a unique ride to roll up to your wedding in. Try Film Cars, Peter is great help there! Our recent client’s Stephanie and Mike used them for their “Only in New York” themed wedding to find an old school taxi cab.
After parties can be a great way to pack in a full day especially if you chose to have an afternoon Wedding at Deity Events. Get a more affordable rate by opting for a Saturday brunch time wedding or by having your wedding Sunday in the early evening. In both cases your wedding will end a little earlier than a Saturday evening weddings that typically wrap up around 12:30PM. Here are a few spots to either quiet things down and close out the night or keep the party vibes alive! All suggestions are within a few minute walk from Deity Events and our recommended hotels. Read all of our recommended spots on our blog, the Brooklyn Aisle.