Featured Wedding: Cassidy & Ben

Cassidy & Ben
January 18, 2014 @ The Loading Dock

The Story

Ben went for the off-guard approach, popping the question while Cassidy was still in her PJs and getting ready for bed. Since it was post-Hurricane Sandy, the couple relocated to the Cipriani Residence downtown, so Ben set up a private dinner in Cipriani for both families to celebrate their engagement the next night. When searching for the perfect venue, The Loading Dock was their top pick. “Having been to past events thrown by AK and having fallen in love with The Loading Dock, we knew we would be in good hands with the Abigail Kirsch team,” says Cassidy.

Wedding Style

“Industrial elegance,” says Cassidy. “The use of the brick walls at the Loading Dock was a key element to achieving this vision.”

Favorite Menu Item

Cassidy: Tiny Sirloin Patty Melts and Kirsch Krunch
Ben: Artisan Steakhouse Beef and Savory Lasagna Cupcake

Memorable Moments

“When we went back to the bridal suite after the ceremony to have a moment to ourselves, we were greeted by champagne and our own personal buffet of cocktail hour appetizers. It was a needed surprise!” says Cassidy. “The AK team does not just provide an amazing venue and food but they are there to support the bride and groom through the whole wedding. From the moment we walked through the doors of The Loading Dock, our anxiety was lifted because the AK team made sure all of our needs were handled.”


What Guests are Saying

“We have heard ‘it was the wedding of the century,'” says Cassidy. “Also, people cannot stop raving about the food!”


floral design: Diana Gould LTD | photography: Mel Barlow | videographer: Open Eye Media | entertainment: Larry Gold (MC) / DJ Phresh / Ami O (drums) | wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier | groom’s attire: Hugo Boss Black Label | bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew | bride’s bracelet and groom’s cuff links: Stephanie Gottlieb Fine Jewelry