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Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Credit Cards, Hotel, Queens, Starwood, Venue | 0 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel #2

The Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel is not just a popular choice for Asian couples to hold a low-cost Chinese wedding reception, but it’s also a popular choice to hold a western style reception! Like the eastern style receptions, you have a couple of package options to choose from, including the Elegant Wedding package.


Sheraton LaGuardia

Sheraton LaGuardia, photo by Chung Chu


Wedding Venue: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel

Date Price Quoted: June 2013

Wedding Date Quoted For: Summer 2014 (Saturday evening)

Price Assumptions: Includes dinner reception for 150 guests

Room Name: Western Wedding Elegant Wedding

Capacity: 180+

Venue Fee: $0

Catering Per Person: $99.95

Tax: 8.875%

Gratuity: 21%

Total Wedding Venue Cost: $19,751


The Main Point

For the western wedding packages at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, you are charged per person rather than per table of 10 for the eastern wedding packages. For the entry-level Elegant Wedding package, it’s $99.95 a person. Other aspects, such as 8.875% tax and 21% gratuity stay the same.

What is interesting is that the western wedding packages also include a cocktail hour, where you get one hour of assorted hot hors d’oeuvres passed butler style. In addition, the Elegant Wedding package comes with a four-hour open bar. As a result, this western style package may actually be a better deal than the less costly Eastern Wedding Menu 1 package, which totals $17,548 but does not have a cocktail hour or open bar. Having said that, you do get other perks with the eastern style weddings as I mentioned in my analysis here.

Ultimately, the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel offers many types of wedding packages and should be able to cater to your needs. All of them are very reasonably priced and should be especially appealing to couples who have a large number of Asian guests.

[Update 8/14/13] Until 9/3/13, you can open the American Express Starwood credit card and the American Express Starwood Business credit card, two of the best rewards credit cards. On each card, you will receive 35,000 Starwood points after spending $5,000 within 6 months (30,000 points signup bonus on top of the 5,000 points for spending). If you don’t have large wedding expenses to charge, you can still easily meet this spending requirement via Amazon Payments. 30,000 Starwood points can get you three free nights at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, and 40,000 Starwood points can get you five free nights since you get the fifth night free when you redeem points at any category 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Starwood hotel!


To apply for the credit cards discussed and other credit cards, please see my credit card bonuses page

To apply for the credit cards discussed in this post and other credit cards, please see my credit card bonuses page




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