Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm; Sat-Sun, by appointment only
6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.
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You may feel like you’re intruding when you peer around the shiny silver door that separates the Waldorf-Astoria’s grand hallway from the boot-camp conditions of the Floralia production room (“That looks like crap. Rewrap it!”), but the staff here is nothing but well intentioned, and the impeccable arrangements they turn out reflect this attention to detail. Having designed events for the Clintons, Cher, and the Tisch Family—just to name a few—it’s no wonder the shop demands such pristine quality. Yet you don’t have to be famous to enjoy Floralia’s intricate, sometimes ostentatious, creations—they’re the exclusive in-house floral-design company for all Waldorf weddings, and they also do corporate events (HBO, Morgan Stanley), birthdays, and intimate dinner parties. Owned by Flowers of the World innovator Peter Grontas, the shop encourage face-to-face consultations to talk over your design, or you can call in for same-day delivery on smaller orders.Weddings
This floral company focuses on overall event design and incorporates not just one-of-a-kind arrangements but also linens and chairs. Unlike some, these designers will create sample tables to show couples exactly how they will be set. They do both small and large events and are exclusively recommended for events at the Waldorf Astoria. Prices upon request.