Your big fat greek wedding

NY, NJ and CT

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I've recently noticed more receptions at restaurants, and I'm totally on board with the idea. What better way to guarantee a fantastic meal than by hosting your wedding a place where you know the food is going to be great? Plus, it's perfect if you don't want to worry about dealing with rentals or transforming a space with extensive decor, since restaurants typically come with their own unique look, and all the linens, tables and chairs you'll need.

Last week, I visited Thalassa, a modern Greek restaurant in Tribeca, and I think it would make such a chic spot for a wedding. I particularly loved that the grand, tri-level space can accommodate the ceremony, dinner and dancing each in different rooms. Host the ceremony in the subterranean Wine Room, which features two 20-foot onyx columns that extend up to a skylit ceiling, serve dinner in the main dining room, outfitted with exposed brick walls and dark wood details, and set up the dance floor in their Gallery Loft, an airy private space on the second floor...

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Plus, the food is to die for—the Mediterranean-influenced menu is filled with deliciously fresh and simple seafood dishes like feta-stuffed calamari and raw tuna with ouzo, and their award-winning wine selection features over 12,000 bottles. Visit thalassanyc.com or call event manager Tasso Zapanti at 212-941-7661 for more information.

And for more tips on hosting a restaurant wedding, read our article here. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides New York

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