Edgewater Hall has party rooms to rent for any occasion. Three different floors, each with their own style and decor; perfect for your next event.
Planning a wedding is historically known to be one of the most stressful things a person can do.
Jennifer Macaluso and Sal Ciriolo’s wedding has gone viral, and for good reason. The happy couple tied the knot at beautiful Von Briesen Park on Staten Island, and then rode away in a horse drawn carriage. Where was that carriage headed? To Edgewater Hall of course! After their beautiful ceremony, the horse & buggy dropped them off at Edgewater hall from Von Briesen Park. At the hall Chez Vous catered their reception.
We are proud to say that we helped shape the couple’s magical day.
If you’re interested in having your wedding at Edgewater Hall, you can contact us here.
Everyone at Chez Vous is proud to be honored by the Preservation League of Staten Island with a 2015 Historical Preservation award for the historic Edgewater Hall, located at 691 Bay Street.
There was an official awards ceremony held on April 12th, at the Noble Martime Collection at Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Below is a copy of the letter sent to us announcing the selection.
Rest In Peace, Big Ang.
Chez Vous hosted & catered for the cast and crew of VH1’s Mob Wives for the filming of their season 5 finale at the historic Edgewater Hall. The series which has been airing on VH1 since 2011, features prominent Staten Islanders including fan favorites, Angela “Big Ang” Raiola & Renee Graziano.
“It was nice to work with the Mob Wives again,” said Melissa Mazzei, who managed the event. “Despite their reputation, they’re really good people who are very down to earth.” Chez Vous has been catering for Renee’s father and the Graziano family for the past two decades.
The current 5th season, continues the “New Blood” branding, which was established in season 4.
VH1′s “Mob Wives: New Blood” is a docu-soap series which follows the lives of a group of (“according to the federal government”) associated women at a crossroads, struggling to establish their own identities and carry on while their loved ones do time for mob-related activities. Along the way they battle their friends, families and each other as they try to do what’s best for themselves, their children, and their future.
The episode titled “The Face Off” is available for streaming rental on Amazon Instant Video.
A Sweet 16 is a party to mark a teenage girl’s passage to early adulthood. In some cultures, a more formal event is held to welcome the girl into another stage of maturity in her life and the society. It is also often referred to as a “coming out” ceremony.
For most girls, turning Sweet Sixteen is an important part of her transition into adulthood, and is considered a close second to her wedding. That is why planning a Sweet Sixteen birthday party is something that should not be taken lightly as just another birthday party.
Pre-planning: 2 to 3 months before the party
Planning a Sweet Sixteen party can take a lot of time depending on how detailed you want the party to be.
- Decide on a date. The date doesn’t have to fall exactly on the day of the birthday. It can be after. Make sure you consider the holidays and schedule accordingly. You don’t want an empty birthday party.
- Select your venue. Picking a location for such a big event can be a daunting task. You need to keep in mind how many guests you’ll be having and of course your budget. Aside from a ballroom or party hall, you can use your yard, a local park, or a community center.
- Who will be attending? While some girls want an intimate party with just close friends and family, some will want a big, elaborate one. Be sure to plan out in advance the guest list.
- Send save-the-dates notice. Since the big bash is months away, it’s a good idea to send a save the date magnet first so the guests will not plan anything on that date.
- Order an appropriate Sweet Sixteen invitation. Once you finalize the venue, date, and guest list it’s time to order your sweet 16 invitations
During this phase of the planning you’ll be taking care of the important details of the party. You many need some help so don’t hesitate to ask for one.
- Theme – pick out a theme that will make the party unforgettable for the birthday girl as well as the guest. Be sure to ask her opinion as she might already have something in mind. Young girls can be very creative!
- Food – this is where most of your budget will go. You can have the event catered or have a home-cooked buffet. If the event is at a restaurant, then be sure to check the menu ahead of time. Don’t forget to order the cake.
- Entertainment – a sweet sixteen party is not complete without a program that honors the birthday girl. Plan out a few games to entertain all the guests. Hire a DJ to play some of the most favorite music of the birthday girl. This will give everyone a chance to dance and have a good time.
- Party favors – a good hostess will never let the guests go home without a sweet 16 party favor. It can be something edible like sweet 16 candy jar or chic like mini favor purposes. Options are endless so be sure to match the favors to the style and personality of the birthday girl.
Searching for caterers for your next sweet 16? Give us a call today for a quote at (718)-720-0900. We’ll be happy to help you plan your next event!
Here at chez vous, we’re seeing a trend towards catered baby showers on Staten Island. Because people are so interested in throwing them, we thought that we’d share some of the interesting baby shower ideas that have been making the rounds lately.
The experts over at The Baby Center recently posted an article outlining 6 such ideas.
The green shower
With overall trends taking everyone in a more environment friendly direction, why would baby showers be any different. You might be wondering, “How do you have a green baby shower?” The answer is simple. Gently used baby clothes! Kids grow up so fast, that many articles of clothing purchased for a child can reasonably be used for a second child.
The man shower
In the past, a baby shower was all about the mom. Not today! These days dads are getting around for a night of cards, wings, and beer but with a baby shower twist. Dads have been setting up a diaper drop for these “man showers” so that guests can give diapers for the baby. Baby gets diapers, Dad gets to relax with friends, and Mom gets a night to herself. Everybody wins!
The gender reveal shower
This option adds a little bit more spectacle to an already fun tradition. By revealing the sex of the child at the baby shower, guests will be kept on the edge of their seat the whole time. Everyone wants to know if it’ll be a boy or a girl, so why not make a big deal out of it?
Sprinkles are for moms on their 2nd child. They’re baby showers without all of the pomp and circumstance. With a second child, there’s a good chance that you’ll have a lot of what you need for baby, but there’s still room to celebrate. Gifts are significantly scaled down during a sprinkle. These parties are more about celebrating the child, and less about making sure you have all of the necessities.
The cash registry shower
Cash registry showers allow new parents to be a bit more flexible with the gifts. The shower will be more traditional except for the caveat that gifts should be cash or cash coupons. These showers are ideal for couples who don’t yet know the sex of their child. Giving cash instead of other gifts reduces the need for complicated exchanges.
The grandmother shower
It’s 2014, and that means that lots of baby-boomers are becoming first time grandmas. These ladies are gathering to have a grandbaby shower of their own. A new member of the family is precious, so the more celebrating the better!
If you’re interested in throwing a baby shower in the NY/Tri-State area, we’d be happy to assist you. Contact us to see how we can make your special occasion even more special.
chez vous caterers Host North Shore Business Association Restaurant Crawl kickoff
Last night chez vous caterers hosted the North Shore Business Association Restaurant Crawl kickoff event. Event organizer Ettore Mazzei combined the event with his monthly showcase and dinner tasting where potential customers enjoy an evening of sampling house favorites.
Ettore assembled seven of the participating restaurants for the crawl to serve delectable delights. Gatsby’s on the Bay served a plum & crumbled goat cheese salad along with a mushroom pot pie. Owner Silva was on hand from Vida serving roasted vegetable cous cous. Vida is celebrating the Chopped win of their chef Sarah Pouzar.
New to the island, Toppings served a shrimp po boy and chef Warren from Daisy Duke Catering served up a slow cooked pulled pork. Tapas restaurant serve their house favorite paella & shrimp ajillo. Dock street was on hand with mini versions of old fashioned favorites, chicken & waffles served with southern gravy & grilled cheese with tomato & red pepper shooters. chez vous served hors d’oeuvres to include mini leek & red pepper empanadas, eggplant parmigiana, filet mignon on toast served with a horseradish mayo. Reowned cake designer Jackie Scaglione, who was featured on the Rachel Ray show, provided delicious cake bites. Mango martini’s and banana colada martini’s were mixed with event sponsor Drink King Beverages.
All participating restaurants are excited to showcase their talents at this years crawl on Sunday April 6th 1pm to 7pm. We have a various of restaurants that foodies will be able to taste from. Even Zagat Rated ones like Beso. To purchase tickets in advance for $15 visit http://northshorecrawl.eventbrite.com/?aff=estw
Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the event at Edgewater Hall starting at 11am for $20.
Planning your upcoming wedding and looking for elegant catering at inspiring prices?
Come visit chez vous caterers at the 21st Annual GLBT Expo on March 22-23,014 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
This is your opportunity to meet with chez vous representatives and have all of your questions answered.
All weddings and events booked at the expo will receive at 15% Off Discount!
Catch Chez Vous at 2014 GLBT Expo Held at the Jacob Javit Center
38th & 11th Aves | New York City
Noon – 6PM
For more details please visit
chez vous caterers would like to congratulate Kevin and Miguel on their marriage. The couple sent over a touching thank you note to our staff for their efforts on their special day.
Before the year comes to an end, we want to express our thanks to you for helping make 2011 an incredible year for us. We thank you for the wonderful food you provided for our reception. The work your staff put into servicing our guests was professional and attentive. Everyone commented on how much they loved everything that was served! Know that you will always be part of our fairy tale. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and the best in 2012. Please remember to believe in the magic of your dreams. They can come true.
Kevin and Miguel
Remember, chez vous catering and party rental is here for YOU! When it’s time to celebrate your special day, let us help you in planning out a wedding that will delight even the most-discerning of tastes. We’ll create the atmosphere you desire in your home, office, under a tent, or you may choose from one of our exclusive party spaces.
For more details on Chez Vous and Edgewater Hall
give us a call at (718)-720-0901 to schedule an appointment or book your next event.
Join the North Shore Business Association
for their 2nd Annual North Shore Restaurant
Crawl Sunday April 6,2014 1pm – 5 pm
Tickets $15 per person
A mix and mingle will take place at
Edgewater Hall 691 Bay St. Staten Island, NY
For more details:
Contact Event Organizer- Ettore Mazzei
Ettore@cvparties.com | (718)-720-0900