Zola Couples Share Their Favorite NYC Wedding Vendors

We've curated a list of NYC wedding vendors with the help of ratings given by our Zola couples.

By Jennifer Prince

The Ultimate List of Vetted NYC Wedding Vendors: Couple’s Choice, Stems Brooklyn
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The First Look ✨

When most couples get engaged, wedding planning is uncharted territory for them, so they need help navigating. Often, they don’t know where to start and whom to trust in planning the biggest day of their lives. If you’re newly engaged, you need to find reliable sources of information, especially when searching for wedding pros. First things first, you should turn to Zola to find vendors in your area, because, from wedding planners to photographers, Zola has you covered in helping you discover the pros who’ll bring your wedding vision to life.

However, Zola’s couples are another perfect source of information. Former clients who can recommend vendors are one of the most trusted sources. To help expedite the planning process, Zola curated a list of endorsed wedding professionals. Zola chose them based on specific criteria, such as response rate and reviews from real-life couples. Here’s a list of couple-approved New York City wedding vendors that you can confidently book for your special day, but be sure to secure them as soon as possible because they stay busy.

Couples' Choice: NYC Wedding Caterers

1. EVENTfull.NYC

EVENTfull.NYC Photo from EVENTfull.NYC's listing

With all five-star reviews, EVENTfull.NYC is one of the best wedding caterers in NYC. They use only the best ingredients to curate food for their couples, and they also thrive on creative menus. One look at previous work showcases gourmet restaurant cuisine. EVENTfull.NYC is highly recommended, and couples consistently rave about the staff. One client stated that using this particular caterer was one of the best decisions in their wedding planning process.

2. Hearth & Table

Hearth & Table Photo from Hearth & Table's listing

If you and your partner envision fusion-style cuisine, consider Hearth & Table as your NYC wedding caterer. The mission of this company is to bring everyone back to simpler things. Much of the owner’s childhood—which was spent in New Jersey and Lima, Peru—revolved around spending time at the kitchen table. These experiences continue to influence her delectable dishes, and that flavor and heritage come through in her menus.

3. Krisp Events

Krisp Events Photo from Krisp Events's listing

One of Krisp Events’ claims to fame is providing the best NYC offers, and the reviews confirm that fact. Descriptions such as “mind-blowing,” “10/10,” and “pleasantly impressed” are woven throughout reviews from past clients. Not only does Krisp Events have eclectic cuisine, but they are known for working with couples to curate custom-designed menus. When you want to focus on the experience and not just have an event, choose this New York City caterer.

4. City Roots Catering

City Roots Catering Photo from Krisp Events's listing

Today’s dietary restrictions leave couples wondering what to serve their wedding guests. However, a great place to start is by hiring City Roots Catering, which provides plant-based menus for its clients. Their ingredient-driven approach consistently causes guests to rave over creative dishes. Couples don’t need to sacrifice taste or sophistication when offering a vegan menu for their guests. Bonus: City Roots can also accommodate other dietary restrictions.

5. Just a Nibble NYC

Just a Nibble NYC Photo from Just a Nibble NYC's listing

Although it’s in the name, Zola guarantees that you’ll devour more than a nibble of Just a Nibble NYC’s delights. With multiple five-star reviews, one former client exclaims “five stars aren’t enough.” This catering company is owned by native New Yorkers who strive to put client relationships first. Your guests will not only be impressed by the flavor, but the beautiful plating, too.

Couples' Choice: NYC Wedding Florists

1. Flower Clvb

Flower Clvb Photo from Flower Clvb's listing

No matter what you envision, Flower Clvb can make it happen. One couple wanted to use 100 percent local flowers, and that’s precisely what this floral design company provided. Whether you want simple, minimalist bouquets or a massive focal backdrop, Flower Clvb thrives on client experience. A peek into their past work gallery showcases creativity, while speaking to their mission of using flowers as art to reconnect folks back to the earth.

2. Lunaluxe Events

Lunaluxe Events Photo from Lunaluxe Events's listing

A former client raved that Lunaluxe delivered her dream wedding, which just about says it all, and you can hire this floral company to do the same for your big day. The owner has 17 years of experience in the art and design world, and this fact comes through in every one of her designs. She thrives on working with couples to create an event that reflects their love story. Bonus: Lunaluxe also plans and designs NYC weddings in addition to offering full-service florals.

3. Stems Brooklyn

Stems Brooklyn Photo from Stems Brooklyn's listing

If your floral love language is organic, textured, and natural designs, then Stems Brooklyn is the florist for you. Experimenting with color and interesting materials is a specialty.Plus, eco-conscious couples will enjoy that they avoid floral foam in their designs and then recycle or compost leftover materials. Stems also use in-season, local florals to further efforts to be gentle on the planet. Need further endorsement? One former couple refers to this company as a “10/10 class act designer.”

4. Lulo + Ly Floral Studio

Lulo + Ly Floral Studio Photo from Lulo + Ly Floral Studio's listing

The whimsical, colorful logo of Lulo + Ly Floral Studio speaks volumes about this florist. Priding themselves on making one-of-a-kind arrangements, this company also offers delivery and set up for the convenience of their couples. Adding vibrant touches and designing unique compositions is also a specialty. Lulo + Ly even provides private floral workshops and day-of wedding coordination to further service NYC couples.

5. IndyFASO

IndyFASO Photo from IndyFASO's listing

“To turn your floral dreams into reality, hire IndyFASO”—at least, that’s what one couple said. Claiming to be small, but mighty, this Brooklyn florist believes that nature can elevate an event. The owner enjoys supporting local flower farmers and realizes that fresh blooms can bring deep joy. The folks at IndyFASO are artists who have cultivated their craft, yet remain down-to-earth and ready to service couples in NYC.

Couples' Choice: NYC Wedding Planners

1. pearl lee Creative

Pearl Lee Events Photo from pearl lee Creative's listing

pearl lee Creative are two friends who are here to help you and yours curate the event of your dreams leaving behind unforgettable memories. They want their couples to have unforgettable memories as they experience the wedding of their dreams. So, whether you want an intimate backyard wedding or a large-scale celebration at an estate, this trio is ready and waiting to bring your vision to life. Simply show them your Pinterest board, and they’ll handle the rest.

2. RS Events

RS Events Photo from RS Events's listing

Dubbed a dream maker by one of her clients, the owner of RS Events believes that no idea is too small. So, whether you need a full-service NYC wedding planner to plan every detail, or you just need a bit more support in your planning journey, this planner can guide you. Her goal is to let her couples enjoy what really matters, rather than stressing over the minor details. Executing weddings to perfection is her specialty.

3. Ever-After Events

Ever-After Events Photo from Ever-After Events's listing

As a boutique wedding planning company in NYC, Ever-After Events is run by two best friends. Not only do they love weddings, but they specialize in experiences that couples and guests won’t soon forget. Getting to know the love stories of their clients helps them create the perfect day as they work together. Their goal is to plan a stress-free, collaborative wedding so that couples can focus on family, friends, and each other.

4. Gthr

Gthr Photo from Gthr's listing

In three words, Gthr is resourceful, confident, and creative, which describes the perfect wedding planning partner to make your NYC wedding dreams a reality. Within 48 hours of contacting this company, they will match you with the person to best execute your particular event. Simplifying the wedding planning process so that couples can be present is vital. One plus is that they donate a portion of the proceeds to Best Buddies, which helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

5. Treasures and Stories

Treasures and Stories Photo from Treasures and Stories's listing

Although Treasures and Stories enjoys planning events for NYC couples, they also specialize in destination weddings. So, if you’re from out of town or overseas, let them orchestrate your NYC big day in the best way possible. Their full-service wedding planning allows you to sit back and relax while someone else does the rest. Treasures and Stories does everything from giving ideas and securing vendors, to being present on your special day.

Couples' Choice: NYC Wedding Photographers

1. Xenia Park Photography

Xenia Park Photography Photo from Xenia Park Photography's listing

When capturing one of the most important days of your life, trust Xenia Park Photography. Many of her couples say that she made them feel comfortable, which is essential on your wedding day. Park uses documentary style to create photojournalistic images with a timeless feel. Her style allows your big day’s true colors to shine in natural form.

2. Marilyn Lamanna Photography

Marilyn Lamanna Photography Photo from Marilyn Lamanna Photography's listing

One look at Marilyn’s pink hair and energetic smile, and you can instantly tell that you’re in good hands. Her style is fresh and fun, with elements of timelessness woven throughout her images. Couples rave about her personality and how easy she is to work with. Whether you’re a local or you’re visiting and looking for an elopement photographer, Marilyn Lamanna Photography is a trusted choice.

3. Florencia Saav Photography

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Florencia, the owner of Florencia Saav Photography, is bilingual in English and Spanish, which is helpful for multicultural couples. She’s highly passionate about both her work and her clients, plus she consistently gets rave reviews. Former clients say she is “friendly,” “goes above and beyond,” and “has positive energy.” With so many coveted attributes and an impeccable eye, Saav is a fabulous choice.

4. Justin McCallum

Justin McCallum Photo from Justin McCallum's listing

Want to feel like a rockstar and have your love affirmed on your big day? Then, choose Justin McCallum as your NYC photographer. His style is the perfect blend of fine art photography mixed with photojournalism. Additionally, he enjoys bringing out the unique personality of his couples. McCallum has quickly become a trusted photographer who believes that love is love.

5. Emilee Elofson Photography

Emilee Elofson Photography Photo from Emilee Elofson Photography's listing

Emilee of Emilee Elofson Photography naturally makes couples feel like their BFF is photographing them. As a Minnesota-native living in NYC, she documents many things, but her true passion is wedding photography. Not only does Elofson adopt a go-with-the-flow attitude, but she puts everyone at ease as she captures your special day.

Zola: The Place to Find NYC Wedding Vendors

NYC weddings are stunning, and Zola can help you find the team to make your Big Apple wedding dreams come true. However, don’t feel slighted if you live somewhere else, as Zola has a complete listing of vendors in many locations that are highly recommended by former clients. Additionally, Zola’s expert advice section is always available to give you the advice you need on topics such as choosing bridesmaids and how to select your bar service. Let Zola guide you in your planning from beginning to end so that you can feel confident in all of your wedding decisions.

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