We're in the midst of planning our Royal Sleepover party, and we've realized that this process is not unlike planning a wedding. Especially when it comes to the first critical planning step: Finding a venue that's available, within your budget, and that has an aesthetic that suits your theme or style. And, of course, you want the folks who work there to seem just as excited about your event as you are.
So for our Royal Sleepover, we were looking for a venue in New York City that fit our budget, could host a staff of 12 overnight, and was available the night of April 28. And since our "theme" was, obviously, all things British, we ideally wanted a venue that had some kind of connection to London. The Soho House, a private members' club and hotel in Manhattan's Meatpacking District, immediately came to mind. Not only do they have some roomy, incredibly chic penthouse suites (pictured, top) for our all-nighter, they also have several event areas and bars (pictured, bottom) that we thought would be perfect for our pre-viewing editors' cocktail party. Plus, the Soho House's original location is in London's Soho neighborhood—there's our British connection! Luckily, the Soho House was available, and they loved the idea of hosting our Royal Sleepover (after we promised to keep it classy). We couldn't be more excited. And FYI: If you're in the New York City area and want to host your own viewing party at the Soho House, they still have rooms available that night (no membership required). Call 646-253-6122 for reservations.
Our next step: Book an event designer and start brainstorming style ideas. Stay tuned to see what we come up with, and visit our Royal Wedding page for more on Kate and Will's upcoming nuptials.