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Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Credit Cards, Hotel, Queens, Starwood, Venue | 0 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel #3

As mentioned before, the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel’s intro western wedding package is the Elegant Wedding package. The other western wedding package is the Grand Wedding package, and here is the price breakdown.

 

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 Grand Wedding

Capacity: 180+

Venue Fee: $0

Catering Per Person: $109

Tax: 8.875%

Gratuity: 21%

Total Wedding Venue Cost: $21,539

 

The Main Point

At $109 a person instead of $99.95, the total cost is just $1,788 more than the Elegant Wedding package. For that price, you get five hours of open bar instead of four hours, and the bar offerings are better. In addition, you receive a carving station and pasta station for the one-hour cocktail hour as well as the hot hors d’oeuvres passed butler style. Last but not least, you receive better, more diverse menu choices for the appetizer, salad, and entrée.

If you think the extras mentioned above are worth $9 more per guest, then the Grand Wedding package will be a great value for you. If you are on a tight budget, the aforementioned Elegant Wedding package should more than suit your needs. You really can’t go wrong with either choice.

A few of our wedding guests are actually staying at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel this weekend, including my fiancée’s uncle and my auntie. I booked a few nights for her using Starwood points and while I could have booked the Westin Grand Central for just a little bit more points, my auntie preferred Flushing and some aspects of the hotel, such as $9 all-day garage parking, can’t be overlooked.

[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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