Wedding Day Transportation

Shuttle from the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

A shuttle will be running from the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott to The Dumbo Loft at 3:00pm and 4:15pm. Look for a yellow school bus with a Chadwick-Flaherty Wedding sign in the window, and feel free to ask the hotel front desk for guidance.

The return shuttle from The Dumbo Loft will be running on a loop beginning at 9pm to the three hotels: Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, Hilton Brooklyn New York and the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The last shuttle will leave around 11pm.

It is also a 15 minute walk from the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge to The Dumbo Loft. Google Maps directions here. It is also an inexpensive and quick cab/taxi/Uber/Lyft ride back to any of the hotels.

Shuttle from the Hilton Brooklyn New York
140 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

We will have a shuttle running from the Hilton Brooklyn New York to The Dumbo Loft at 2:45pm and 4pm. Look for a yellow school bus with a Chadwick-Flaherty Wedding sign in the window, and feel free to ask the hotel front desk for guidance.

The return shuttle from The Dumbo Loft will be running on a loop beginning at 9pm to the three hotels: Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, Hilton Brooklyn New York and the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The last shuttle will leave around 11pm.

It is also a 20 minute walk from the Hilton Brooklyn New York to The Dumbo Loft. Google Maps directions here. It is also an inexpensive and quick cab/taxi/Uber/Lyft ride back to any of the hotels.

Shuttle from the Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott New York Brooklyn
181 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

We will have a shuttle running from the Fairfield Inn & Suites to The Dumbo Loft at 2:30pm and 3:45pm. Look for a yellow school bus with a Chadwick-Flaherty Wedding sign in the window, and feel free to ask the hotel front desk for guidance.

The return shuttle from The Dumbo Loft will be running on a loop beginning at 9pm to the three hotels: Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, Hilton Brooklyn New York and the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The last shuttle will leave around 11pm.

It is also possible to walk from the Fairfield Inn & Suites to The Dumbo Loft, but the walk is a bit longer at 39 minutes. Google Maps directions here. It is also an inexpensive and quick cab/taxi/Uber/Lyft ride back to any of the hotels.

Places to Eat and Drink
Clark's Restaurant

Clark's is a cute little diner with good breakfast food. Scott likes the "lumberjack" breakfast combo. To that Rebecca tells Scott, "you're a lumberjack!!"

80 Clark St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Dekalb Market Hall

The Dekalb Market Hall is food hall with over 40 vendors ranging from pierogies to sushi to tacos. It is a short walk from the Marriott and Hilton hotels where we have room blocks. There's also a Trader Joe's hiding behind the food stalls if you need groceries!

445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Ganso Ramen

Scott and Rebecca have been to Ganso many times for comforting ramen, tasty buns and Japanese beer. It might be too hot in June for ramen, but we say it's worth it!

25 Bond Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Livingston Manor Bar

Livingston Manor is a cute Catskills Mountains-inspired bar with fancy cocktails, good beer choices and sandwiches. Did you know that Scott and Rebecca spent their first weekend as an engaged couple in the Catskills?? Fun fact!

42 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Shake Shack Downtown Brooklyn

For those craving a burger while in NYC, we suggest Shake Shack. Of course, if you want to check out the original, make the trip into Manhattan for the first ever Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.

409 Fulton Street (between Willoughby Street and Adams Street), Brooklyn, NY 11201

Shelsky's of Brooklyn

A trip to Brooklyn is worthless if you don't have a bagel while you're here. Shelksy's is a great spot for lox and schmear on your carb of choice.

141 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Atrium Dumbo

Scott and Rebecca have been to Atrium Dumbo for brunch and evening drinks! Both times were great. The space is beautiful and close to The Dumbo Loft.

15 Main St, Brooklyn, NY 11201



Brooklyn Roasting Company DUMBO

Scott and Rebecca love coffee and Brooklyn Roasting Company is the best. Their location in Dumbo is spacious, has food and bathrooms!

Things to Do

Get a bite to eat at Katz's Delicatessen and then a drink at The Library
205 East Houston Street, New York, NY, United States

One of our first dates was to see Jeremy Messersmith at the Mercury Lounge. Afterwards, we got a bite to eat at the famous Katz's Deli and then a drink at The Library, which is a super divey bar nearby. Recreate this fun date (with or without a concert)!

Prospect Park
Brooklyn, NY 11225, USA

We love Prospect Park. There is so much to explore in its 526 acres. Some highlights include the Prospect Park Zoo, the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, watching doggies splash around at the dog beach and getting some sun on the Nethermead.

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge to Lower Manhattan

A New York tourist rite-of-passage, walking over the Brooklyn Bridge is a great way to see a bit of the skyline, get a flavor of the sheer magnitude of the population in NYC and make your way from Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan. Once on the Manhattan side, it's a manageable walk to Battery Park (the launching point for cruises to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island--plan ahead if that's on your itinerary!), Wall Street's Charging Bull statue and its Fearless Girl companion (if she's still there). And, of course, any trip to Lower Manhattan is incomplete without visiting the incredibly moving 9/11 Memorial.

The High Line
New York, NY 10011, USA

The High Line is one of our favorite places to walk along on a sunny NYC day. It is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues. Whether you start the walk from 14th Street or 34th Street, you'll see beautiful views of the Hudson River and get a good taste of NYC.

Accommodations & Travel

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
877-303-0104

A block of rooms has been set aside at the Marriott under the "Flaherty/Chadwick Wedding" for $279 per night, but we'd recommend also attempting to book directly or through a travel site to attempt to get a better rate, as the rate we secured here is pretty high. This is, however, where Rebecca and Scott will be staying during the wedding weekend. Additionally, if you happen to be 62 or older, please try to get a better rate by booking directly at the New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge website.

The Cutoff Date to reserve rooms at the Marriott is May 1, 2018. The hotel provided a customized link for our guests, but if you'd prefer to reserve by phone, you can do so by calling 877-303-0104.

Hilton Brooklyn New York
140 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
718-834-8800

We've also set aside a block of rooms at the Hilton Brooklyn under the "Chadwick-Flaherty Wedding Group." The rates are $209 for a King Room and $239 for a Double Queen Room. The Hilton is a little farther from the ceremony and reception venue, but still within downtown Brooklyn, with easy access to Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.

The hotel has provided this personalized link for guests to use to book a room in the block. The Cutoff Date for booking rooms at the Hilton is April 20, 2018.

Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott New York Brooklyn
181 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA
718-522-4000

A smaller block of rooms will be set aside at the Fairfield Inn & Suites close to the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn. The hotel has agreed to a $189 per night rate for a king size bed, while rooms with 2 double/full size beds are $239 per night.

This one has the earliest Cutoff Date for booking, of April 2, 2018. There is a specialized link for booking here, but guests can also reference the group code FLA when reserving regularly.

Other Hotel Options

In addition to the hotels in which Rebecca and Scott have set up blocks of rooms, there are myriad other lodging options in Brooklyn and Manhattan that would make for pretty easy access to the Dumbo Loft on Saturday night. We're happy to answer any questions guests might have about where a particular hotel is in relation to some of the weekend activities. But for a few other ideas in Brooklyn, we've had visitors stay at these places in the past with good results:

For families, the Nu Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn has rooms with bunk beds and is just down the street from the Hilton where we've reserved a room block.

For a more "upscale" experience, try the Wythe Hotel in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. It's got a nice rooftop bar with skyline views and a nice ground floor level restaurant as well. It's also close to the Brooklyn Brewery and a million restaurants and bars filled with young people who make six-to-seven figure salaries but still identify as hipsters.

Airports, Train Stations and Bus Stations

If you are flying into NYC, the best airports are John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. You may also choose to fly into Newark Liberty International Airport, but it is in New Jersey and a farther drive to Brooklyn.

The two main train stations in NYC are Penn Station, which is where Amtrak, NJ Transit and Long Island Rail Road trains arrive and depart, and Grand Central Terminal, which is where Metro-North trains arrive and depart.

The Port Authority of NY & NJ is the main bus station in NYC and receives buses throughout the Northeast.