We've reserved a block of 50 rooms at the University Club for the weekend. Mention the Kelly/Sargent wedding when you call, and try to book ASAP - the block will be released in mid-September, though the rate will still apply (they just won't guarantee rooms will be available after 9/13/19). Room rates start at $269/night. There is a dress code here - scroll to the bottom of this page to read more before you book!
This is right near the University Club, and in the heart of midtown.
The Warwick is on the same block as the University Club.
There is no shortage of hotels for every style and budget in NYC! We recommend looking into hotels.com for good deals on a place to stay. Another site our visitors have used in the past is Hotel Tonight- an app that allows you to book a hotel literally at the last minute. Wherever you stay, we recommend that you're somewhere with easy access to the U Club and the Church. NYC is a big place, so try to stay somewhere in midtown!
Because there is ample transportation available in NYC, there will be no shuttles to or from the Church. To get there from your accommodations in midtown, you can take a cab/Uber/Lyft or walk north on Fifth, Madison, Park, or Lexington (just leave enough time, please!).
We suggest a cab to the Church and a walk back to the Club in between the ceremony and reception (if the weather cooperates). Leave about 15 - 20 minutes to get to the Church by cab (it should only take 10, but NYC traffic is unpredictable). It's about a 20 - 30 minute walk between U Club and Church (depending on how fast you go!).
(This applies to any midtown hotels!)
The easiest way to get to the U Club from the airport is by cab or Uber/Lyft. If you're not in a rush, we'd suggest taking an Uber pool from LGA or JFK. Depending on the traffic it could take up to an hour.
If you're taking the train, you'll be getting into Penn Station, and can either take the E to 53rd street (there's a short walk from the stop to the Club) or grab a short cab or Uber.
Driving to NYC might be doable for many of our guests, but do keep in mind that parking is tricky and many garages (especially in midtown) are rather pricey. There's no need to have a car in the city for this weekend, as everything is easily walkable. If you plan to drive to NYC, be sure to look up close by parking lots before you get here - https://spothero.com/nyc-parki.... There is no parking provided by the U Club, though the Hilton and Warwick offer valet parking.
Cabs, Ubers, and Lyfts are readily available at any time in NYC. For those guests who haven't visited in a while - cabs take credit cards now! It's an exciting time.
For other activities throughout the weekend, we'd suggest braving the subway (especially if you're going far like the West Village or up to the Met - the subway is just faster!). Here's a map: http://web.mta.info/maps/subma....
This is right in midtown, and one block south of the U Club!
The U Club is quite close to Central Park - if you have time, we'd recommend going for a walk. You could end up on the east side right near the Met, or even walk through the Park on your way back from the Church to the Club! Our favorite spots are the Ramble, the sailing pond, Sheep's Meadow, and the Shakespeare Garden.
We love your kids, but this wedding is adults-only :)
If you choose to stay at the U Club, there is a pretty strict dress code, though it tends to be a bit more lax on the weekends. You can read all the rules on the Club's site here, and we've highlighted the main dress code below:
Gentleman members and guests are required to wear jackets, dress shirts and ties.
Lady members and guests are required to wear clothing meeting similar standards; specifically, tailored clothing that otherwise conforms to this Rule, e.g. suits, dresses, or skirts and dress shirts or sweaters, or tailored pants with dress shirts and jackets, elegant sweaters or scarves of equivalent formality. Tailored pants paired with tailored/beaded tops may be worn without a jacket, sweater or scarf.
The following clothing is prohibited in the Club House: jeans and other denim apparel, leisurewear of any type, Capri, and cargo pants, rompers, shorts, leggings, T-shirts, sportswear and bare midriff tops, mini-skirts, workout or warm-up suits, beach or thong sandals and sneakers or other athletic shoes.
The only exceptions are:
• Weekend Dress – During the weekend, jackets and ties are not required in the Tap Room, Billiard Room, or Television Room, and ties are not required at breakfast. Members and guests may pass through the lobby and proceed directly to the Tap Room, Billiard Room, Television Room, a guest room, or an athletic facility wearing informal dress that includes no prohibited items.
• Members and guests checking into or out of guest rooms may pass through the lobby, to and from the elevator and the front door, wearing informal dress that includes no prohibited items, but after check-in and before check-out the balance of this Rule applies in full.
Notwithstanding the above, members and guests may wear informal and prohibited clothes and shoes when traveling to and from, and while using, an athletic facility or guest room but must enter and leave via the side entrance at 3 West 54th Street and go to the respective area directly. Athletic facilities may have their own dress requirements, such as non-marking shoes and white clothes in the squash facility.
Otherwise, attire in the Club House must conform to this Rule in all respects and in all areas of the Club House. The Club reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine on a case by case basis what is or is not appropriate attire, and in doing so its objective shall be to preserve the ambiance of the Club House.
Short answer - not in public spaces throughout the club. Official policy below:
Cellular phones and all other digital devices must remain silent and may not be used in any of the public areas of the Club House, such as the Atrium, Douglas Reading Room, dining rooms, corridors, athletic facilities, and restrooms.
Cellular phones and other digital devices may be used for making and/or receiving phone calls and electronic messages in private rooms and in the telephone booths located throughout the Club - most of which provide adequate reception for these devices. In addition, many of the Club's house phones may be used without charge for outgoing local calls, including most calls to local cellular exchanges. Please keep usage brief and be considerate of others seeking to use the booths.
Digital devices and laptop computers may be used silently in the Library and in private rooms or other areas of the Club House that may be designated for such use by the House Committee.
There will be no transportation provided to either the ceremony or reception. It's much easier in New York for people to fend for themselves - there are cabs, Ubers, and Lyfts everywhere, and it's only a 20 minute walk between the church and club (and a nice walk, at that!). We encourage you to carpool with other guests if you decide to take an Uber, or share a cab!