Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Downtown Brooklyn

by Joanna E
Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Downtown Brooklyn

Wedding planning can be tough for the bride & groom as well as other participants. A few weeks before my friend’s wedding, we had to make a change of venue for getting ready. Our initial venue wasn’t finished with renovations so the bridal party stayed at the Sheraton Brooklyn. We chose this hotel because it was close drive to the church where the ceremony and reception were held and the area in DUMBO where we took our “first look” and bridal party photos.

Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Brooklyn

Outside the Sheraton Downtown Brooklyn

The Sheraton Downtown Brooklyn is located on Duffield street, close to public transportation and shopping. You can easily be in midtown Manhattan in 2-3 train stops. I am aware of the neighborhood change since graduating college 6 years ago (my school is literally 5 blocks away), so my initial thought was it’s in “regular Downtown Brooklyn”. My oh my, how gentrification has changed Downtown Brooklyn. From the time I stepped in the Sheraton Brooklyn’s hotel lobby, I knew it was official. The staircase going to the conference rooms alone were beautiful. Another bonus is it’s celebrity-driven. While waiting to check-in, I bumped into Trinidadian soca artist Kees Dieffenthaller from Kes the Band. If I didn’t have to be in the wedding, I probably would’ve been at his fete.

Sheraton Downtown Brooklyn hotel Lobby

Sheraton Downtown Brooklyn hotel Lobby

Sheraton Brooklyn Lobby Stairs

Sheraton Brooklyn Lobby Stairs

 

Rooms at the Sheraton Downtown Brooklyn

I was able to get a double room for the night to share with another bridesmaid. I swear I had the best sleep ever on that bed. Our room included a desk and chair as well as a sound dock/radio to play music from an iPod or iPhone. The bathroom was complete with a full shower/tub combo with included toiletries and blow dryer. We loved the mirror as it came in handy when washing and styling our hair for the big day. We didn’t get to use many amenities because we stayed for the night, but the Sheraton Brooklyn does come with a fitness center, a restaurant, rooftop bar/lounge, valet parking, business center, and Starbucks.

Sheraton Brooklyn Double Room

Sheraton Downtown Brooklyn Double Room

Sheraton Brooklyn Bathroom Mirror

Sheraton Brooklyn Bathroom Mirror

 

Wedding Prep in the Sheraton Brooklyn Bridal Suite

For the actual wedding prep, we all got ready in the bride’s suite. The staff was generous enough to let us borrow a rack to hang our dresses and robes initially for photo ops and to get ready. The bride’s suite included a fridge, microwave, “living room” area with a TV and full bathroom. It was more than enough space for the 3 bridesmaids, bride, mother of the bride and mother of the groom to get ready. We also had the makeup artist and Cedric Wooten photography hard at work. Did I mention the hotel has a Snapchat filter? ^_^

Wedding Prep and The Sheraton Brooklyn

Bridal gowns on the rack for wedding prep

Makeup Sheraton Brooklyn

Getting my makeup done in the Sheraton Brooklyn bridal suite

Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Downtown Brooklyn

Cedric Wooton Photography taking photos in the Bridal Suite

Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Brooklyn

Staying at the Sheraton Brooklyn for the wedding was definitely a lifesaver. I live 20-30 minutes away, but I didn’t have to deal with potential train delays or traffic (It was also the same weekend as the BAM Festival). If you are getting married within the area, are a guest or even visiting NYC, I definitely recommend it. For pricing information, you can visit the Sheraton Brooklyn hotel on their official site. You can also be social and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Brooklyn

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17 comments

foodfashionandflow June 17, 2016 - 1:23 AM

Weddings are always so much fun. It looks like you had a good time and there is nothing like a good nights sleep.

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Kemkem June 17, 2016 - 7:10 AM

I can understand the good night’s sleep, especially before a wedding. The premises look great. Looks like it was a very convenient location and you had a great time! 🙂 . P.S. Love the personalized robe.

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Kirstin Fuller June 17, 2016 - 4:07 PM

I love learning about great hotel options in NYC. I’ll have to add this one to my list. Congratulations on your friends wedding.

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Jamila June 17, 2016 - 5:37 PM

I haven’t stayed in a Sheraton Hotel in awhile, I use to stay in one while I was in Canada for the Caribana Festival. I really like their Hotels.

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Tia | Pennies In My Pocket June 19, 2016 - 9:19 AM

Congratulations to your friend. It is awesome to be able to support your friends at such a special time like their wedding. I love the customized robe.

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Joanna E June 21, 2016 - 3:59 PM

I agree. Both the bride and groom are my friends so I was extra excited. lol

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Angela June 19, 2016 - 10:32 AM

Very nice! I can’t wait to see the next post about the wedding!

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Tia June 19, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Sheraton hotels are always nice. Looks like you all had plenty of room to get ready for the wedding.

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Bijee June 19, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Nice! But I’m eyeing that dress it looks super cute on the hanger. I’m sure it was totally adorbs on!

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Nicole @Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge June 19, 2016 - 11:55 PM

I attend over a dozen weddings each year but is always never the guest or part of the bridal party, but the persona running around ensuring all details are perfect. I’m always the planner.

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Mimi Green June 20, 2016 - 12:09 AM

I love weddings, OMG I really do. The brides maid robes are really cute, sounds like the hotel was perfect for you gals.

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Joanna E June 21, 2016 - 3:58 PM

I was skeptical about her getting them, but they were so cute!

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Eva June 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The robes!!! That is really cool. Looks like a great place to get yourself prepared for a big day 🙂

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VeePeeJay (Vashti) June 20, 2016 - 11:43 AM

You had me at “good night’s sleep”, because that’s not always the case at all hotels LOL. Congrats to your friend on her marriage.

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Joanna E June 21, 2016 - 3:57 PM

I agree! You never know how tired you are until you get some sleep.

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Valerie Robinson June 20, 2016 - 1:16 PM

I love weddings! I do wedding photography and the getting ready photos are always my favorite.

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Joanna E June 21, 2016 - 3:57 PM

I dread the camera most days, but it was so much fun taking the photos.

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