The Paley Center’s Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Paley Center for Media; 25 W. 52nd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-621-6800; 5:30 a.m.
Watch footage of the wedding at the Paley Center’s exclusive screening room—free, but reservations required—from 5:30 a.m. streamed live from London in HD. Tea, scones, and Champagne will be served. The truly dedicated are invited to come wearing their most unique bridesmaid dress for a chance at a special prize.
St. George’s Society of New York’s Royal Wedding Bash
Edison Ballroom; 240 W. 47th St., nr. Broadway; 212-201-7650; $150, prime spots $200, table of ten $2,000; 7 p.m.—1 a.m.
Join the gentrified revelry at an event hosted by one of New York’s oldest British expat clubs—founded in 1770 by early English settlers—at the Edison Ballroom. St. George’s is throwing a three-course-meal extravaganza, complete with live band, Champagne reception, and open bar. And you can even wear a bowler hat, if that’s your thing.
Royal Wedding Party at Lyon Bouchon Moderne
Lyon Bouchon Moderne; 118 Greenwich Ave., nr. Jane St.; 212-242-5966; 6 a.m.
The Lyonnaise bistro will be hosting a live viewing with a traditional British menu and cocktails. There’s also a raffle—tickets are $10 a pop—with prizes including round-trip airfare to London and one of Liz Hurley’s old leopard-print bikinis. When the crowd gets to capacity (projected to be around noon), they’ll host a party on the street along with Tea & Sympathy, with bagpipe players and costume contests.
BBC America’s Screening of the Royal Wedding
Archway under the Manhattan Bridge; Dumbo; 5:30 a.m, 9 a.m., and noon
BBC America and the DUMBO Improvement District will host a (giant) screening of the ceremony at the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge. Fancy dress is encouraged, with contests during the day for the best adult, child, and dog’s costumes (!), and there’ll even be a photobooth on site to commemorate the madness. If 5:30 a.m. is too early for you, the whole thing will be replayed from 9 a.m., with the nuptials re-airing at noon.
The Royal Wedding ‘11 Celebration Party
155 Water St., nr. Pearl St.; 718-310-3040; 5 a.m—1 a.m.
Expat group Big Apple Brits’ bash starts at 5 a.m. and runs all the way through to 1 a.m. An all-day pass ($60) gets you an open bar, the chance to compete in a fancy-hat competition (ladies only!), a royal trivia quiz, and, of course, wedding cake.
The ChipShop’s Viewing Events
ChipShop; Fifth Ave., at 6th St. (Brooklyn), 718-832-7701 & 129 Atlantic Ave., nr. Henry St., 718-855-7775; 11 a.m
Hearty festivities start at 11 a.m. with a special English breakfast—including the quintessential smoked kippers—and continue on with lunch at 3 p.m., featuring the regular menu plus a full English roast and wedding cupcakes. Gaudy wedding-style hats are encouraged.
Royal Wedding Breakfast at the Jones Wood Foundry
Jones Wood Foundry ; 401 E. 76th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-249-2700; 5:30 a.m.
Catch the event live at this UES gastropub, where you can have a $60 three-course breakfast that includes a piece of wedding cake.
Trump International Hotel Royal Wedding Package
Trump International Hotel and Tower; 1 Central Park West, at Columbus Circle; 212-299-1059; 5:30 a.m
Wake up to the wedding at the Trump International Hotel, which is offering a special package that includes breakfast at Jean Georges and a screening, plus a piece of official Royal Wedding china as a memento. Suites from $1,075; tickets for the breakfast only are $149.
The New York Palace Hotel
Palace Hotel; 455 Madison Ave., nr. 50th St.; 212-303-77850; 5:30 a.m
Snuggle through the ceremony screening at the Palace Hotel, where guests will receive complimentary slippers, pillows, and blankets, plus a special breakfast of scones, scrambled eggs, and bangers.
A Royal Wedding at Queen Vic Pub
Queen Vic Pub; 68 Second Ave., at 4th St.; 917-262-0512
Dress in wedding-worthy attire at the Queen Vic and you’ll receive a free drink. There’ll be highlights from all the day’s madness screened, with British pub food and special cocktails on the menu.
Screening Party at Jumeirah Essex House
Jumeirah Essex House;160 Central Park South, nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-247-0300; 6 a.m.
For the name alone, you’ve got to sample the Middleton Mimosa (or the Buckingham Bellini) at the Jumeirah’s screening party. The wedding will be shown on a 25-foot wall projection, so you can analyze every stitch in Kate’s dress, and there’s the option of a three-course pub meal at the hotel’s restaurant, South Gate.
Lookalike Party at the Eventi Hotel
Eventi Hotel; 851 Sixth Ave., nr. 30th St.; 212-564-4567; 7 a.m.
After a Royal Wedding breakfast — which will include scones, English muffins and a complimentary mimosa – at which the main event will be screened, the winners of a special lookalike competition will be announced. Would-be Wills & Kate doppelgangers should send three photos of themselves dressed up all Royal to email@example.com for a chance to win. (First prize is a complimentary weekend break at the hotel, with a meal and Champagne thrown in too.)
Special Promotions and (Lots of) Wedding Cakes
Gordon Ramsey at The London NYC
Make a toast to the occasion with a special cocktail, the “Windsor Knot.” It’s a mix of Pimm’s-soaked apple, orange and cucumber with Chambord, topped off with prosecco and mint. ($20)
A Salt and Battery
Indulge in slices of deep-fried wedding cake, a special addition to the classic chip shop’s menu. (Though it’s unlikely the idea featured on Kate’s cake mood boards.)Lulu Guinness Boutique
Lulu Guinness is offering a more traditional tiered cake for shoppers, as well as other Brit-themed refreshments. Ted Baker Boutique
At Ted Baker’s Meatpacking store, the complimentary in-store cake will be a “fancy French” one.Topshop
Shoppers will receive iced cookies (though if we’re being British, they’d be called biscuits) cut in “regal-themed” shapes.The Ace Hotel and The Breslin Bar and Dining Room
Viewing party in the hotel’s lobby with April Bloomfield’s breakfast menu, including a full English Breakfast, pastries, booze, coffee and tea.Alice’s Tea Cup
A Through-the-Looking-Glass Royal Wedding with cocktails in teacups, pub food (fish and chips, etc.), a replay of the royal-wedding, and a comedy show after dinner. Reserve your spot here. ($35 dinner, $15 for screening only.)The Clerkenwell
Serving an English-themed menu, and Pimm’s cocktail and Champagne drink specials while replaying the wedding all night.Jean Georges
Royal breakfast tasting menu (including mimosas and eggs with caviar), live screening of the event, and a takeaway piece of official royal wedding china. Posh!Myers of Keswick
Complimentary champagne while you shop!