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12500 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY | Directions 1136840.758030 -73.857300
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 10pm
Wonderful Wedding at WFM – We had our wedding at World's Fair Marina on Sunday September 19th, 2010 with 300 guests. Overall everything went extremely well with Siraj the catering manager and staff working very hard before and during the event to make it the wedding of our dreams.
Siraj is back as the catering manager and that increased our confidence level going in. He made himself available for several meeting to go over our prepared lists as well as to offer a tasting of our menu. Pankaj, the owner, also met briefly with us and let us know he is also available should we need him. WFM threw in some of our requests at no additional charge and also really let us do things that made our wedding unique; they were quite flexible on the use of their space and our timeline. As much planning as one does before their wedding, the bride and groom will be unable to execute anything once the big day comes so I recommend WFM because they handled our wedding very well. The staff did a very good job at providing food (we opted for buffet) for 300 people and cleaning up around them.
WFM is a gem of a banquet hall with its gorgeous view of the bay, nice gazebo area, easy access to the view which is convenient for those who smoke, need air, or just want to enjoy the view for pictures, etc. It's also a great venue for those who cannot walk up stairs. The fountain is now in working order and really adds to the ambiance. Also the parking lot is huge and right there so that is super helpful. The view of Citifield is also a plus but plan your function around the game or consult with Siraj as how to best manage though.
The food is quite tasty and a lot of vegetarian options. They offer buffet and full service. They offer full halal cuisine, which isn't that easy to come by in-house. You also have the option to bring in outside catering in certain instances; like your own cultural specialties.
If you are big on decorating I would recommend you step out of their in-house decorator as their options are limited and their execution may not be exactly what you discussed, as was our case. But if you are not that detailed oriented and are OK with the final look being somewhat what you discussed and fairly visually pleasing, then they will do.
I do recommend the hall for 200-250 ppl if you can trim down because 300 was kind of tight if you want everyone downstairs on the main level. I also recommend you delegate either a professional or family member to act as your day-of planner if you are the type that wants everything to flow exactly as planned; which is quite hard in reality. WFM though managed to get it fairly close and what didn't go according to plan no one would have ever known because it seemed pretty seamless.
So thank you Siraj, Pankaj and WFM team for handling our most special day so wonderfully.
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