Ellen & Jeff

Ellen Valle
Jeff Whalen

We look forward to celebrating with you this spring!

Please find all necessary information regarding our wedding on this website.

With love,

Ellen and Jeff


Friday, May 24th

Welcome party

8:30pm - 10:30pm


380 Lafayette Street

Join us for lite bites, dessert, & drinks
*Jacket, no tie

Saturday, May 25th

Wedding Ceremony


Church of the Heavenly Rest

1085 5th Avenue

*Black tie

Saturday, May 25th

Dinner and Dancing


Harold Pratt House

58 East 68th Street

Transportation will be provided from the ceremony to the reception.


A block of rooms has been reserved for your convenience.
As our wedding falls over a holiday weekend, we encourage you to reserve a room early.

Intercontinental New York Barclay

111 East 48th Street

Lotte New York Palace

455 Madison Avenue

Loews Regency Hotel

540 Park Avenue

Omni Berkshire Place

21 East 52nd Street

Doubletree Midtown Fifth Avenue

25 West 51st Street



Bar Centrale* for pre or post-Broadway drinks and light bites

Classic Harbor Line boat cruise* - great way to see the city + enjoy the weather if it’s nice out!

Catch a jazz show at Smalls*

Comedy Cellar*

Foods of NY food and culture walking tours*

Chelsea Market food hall - lots of great spots to grab a quick bite to eat (Los Tacos #1 is a favorite) and shop around

Walk the High Line

SUMMIT One Vanderbilt observation deck* - great for first time visitors - check out Bryant Park when you’re in the area

Levain Bakery - several locations around the city

Baseball game - Mets are at home the weekend of 5/24

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - if you’re at the Met, be sure to visit the terrace rooftop, which has great views of the city, for a drink - Bluestone Lane at 5th and 90th street is a great nearby spot for lunch

Neue Galerie & Cafe Sabarsky

Joe's pizza - best (in our opinion) to-go slice in town

*Advanced reservation / ticket purchase recommended


*Reservations are required for most restaurants listed below. Reservations typically open from anywhere between 30 to 7 days in advance. Check out restaurant websites or Resy/Open Table for more details!

West Village / Greenwich Village


American Bar

Rosemary’s - West Village location

The Waverly Inn


Mermaid Oyster Bar - Greenwich Village location - we went on our first date here! (at a different location that sadly closed, but this is the original spot)

Difficult to get Italian restaurant reservations: L’Artusi, Via Carota, Don Angie, I Sodi


Little Owl - small, cozy restaurant located in the Friends building

Corner Bistro - casual beer and burger bar

Buvette - small, French restaurant with a great brunch

The Standard Biergarten - good spot for day drinking

East Village

Gemma at the Bowery Hotel

Lil' Frankie's or Supper (sister restaurants) - check out nearby Headless Widow cocktail bar

Cafe Mogador

cloudM New York Bowery - rooftop with great view - good day drinking spot

Jeff's recommended dive bars: DBA, 7B



Nolita / NOHO

Swift - good beer bar near Lafayette



Little Cupcake Bakeshop

BONDST - upscale sushi


Cookshop - good brunch spot if you find yourself near the High Line or Chelsea Market - if you’re nearby, stop by the High Line Hotel for a drink or coffee


Monkey Bar

Freehold Rooftop at the Pod 39 Hotel - good spot for day drinking

Bryant Park Café - al fresco dining and happy hour spot

Keen’s steakhouse

Upper East Side

Bemelmans at the Carlyle - classic NY!



The Penrose

JG Melon - casual burger joint

Up Thai - casual Thai spot – our favorite in the city!

The Jeffrey - good spot for day drinking

Lock and Key - disguised speakeasy