Queens >Food & Dining > Worlds Fair Marina Restaurant and Banquet
“We were there at night in winter so could not really enjoy the view.”
“The service was great, they had waiters coming around with soft drinks as well as appetizers the whole night”
“Delicious food, apt space, and friendly service were the main things we were looking for and we found it all at World's Fair Marina.”
“the new manager was horrible he didn't give me the right menu which i ordered.”
“had been to several parties there about two years back and the food was awful and the service was ok.”
“Fair Marina provided an excellent value and a great atmosphere for our event.”
Wonderful meeting. I went there with a couple of friends and it was really nice. The view is cute and people around are such kind staff
Wonderful Wedding at World Fair Marina.
We had our wedding at World's Fair Marina on Sunday September 19th, 2010 with 300 guests. Overall everything went extremely well with Siraj the catering manager and staff working very hard before and during the event to make it the wedding of our dreams.
Siraj is back as the catering manager and that increased our confidence level going in. He made himself available for several meeting to go over our prepared lists as well as to offer a tasting of our menu. Pankaj, the owner, also met briefly with us and let us know he is also available should we need him. WFM threw in some of our requests at no additional charge and also really let us do things that made our wedding unique; they were quite flexible on the use of their space and our timeline. As much planning as one does before their wedding, the bride and groom will be unable to execute anything once the big day comes so I recommend WFM because they handled our wedding very well. The staff did a very good job at providing food (we opted for buffet) for 300 people and cleaning up around them.
WFM is a gem of a banquet hall with its gorgeous view of the bay, nice gazebo area, easy access to the view which is convenient for those who smoke, need air, or just want to enjoy the view for pictures, etc. It's also a great venue for those who cannot walk up stairs. The fountain is now in working order and really adds to the ambiance. Also the parking lot is huge and right there so that is super helpful. The view of Citifield is also a plus but plan your function around the game or consult with Siraj as how to best manage though.
The food is quite tasty and a lot of vegetarian options. They offer buffet and full service. They offer full Halal cuisine, which isn't that easy to come by in-house. You also have the option to bring in outside catering in certain instances; like your own cultural specialties.
If you are big on decorating I would recommend you step out of their in-house decorator as their options are limited and their execution may not be exactly what you discussed, as was our case. But if you are not that detailed oriented and are OK with the final look being somewhat what you discussed and fairly visually pleasing, then they will do.
I do recommend the hall for 200-250 ppl if you can trim down because 300 was kind of tight if you want everyone downstairs on the main level. I also recommend you delegate either a professional or family member to act as your day-of planner if you are the type that wants everything to flow exactly as planned; which is quite hard in reality. WFM though managed to get it fairly close and what didn't go according to plan no one would have ever known because it seemed pretty seamless.
So thank you Siraj, Pankaj and WFM team for handling our most special day so wonderfully.
My Daughter's sweet 16 was great. I would like to thank the marina for the great job they did on my daughter Carrie's sweet 16. The food (especially the salmon and the pesto pasta) was great and well presented. The service was done with a smile and the bartender was verry nice. The only thing is a couple of my guests go lost on the way there (the roads are tricky). Make sure you ask whoever handles your event for direction cards
I recently had my engagement party at the Worlds Fair Marina, with nearly 200 guests. Initially I was skeptical about going there due to some mediocre reviews, and of course my limited sense of directions. However, upon making it there w/out getting lost, and having my initial meeting with the manager, I was sold without a shadow of doubt. The manager worked closely with my fiancé and me to personalize our special day, keeping our families wishes (and demands) in mind and always suggesting solutions and new ideas.
At the day of our event, the manager was able to accommodate 10-15 extra guests, without disturbing our current set up (we had pre-arranged seating) and w/out getting anyone upset. Having him around kept my fiancé and me calm and relaxed. We were so busy mingling and greeting our guests, we didn’t get to eat. The manager had food sent to our table after dinner closed, and assured it stayed warm until we had the chance to sit down and eat.
Throughout the night, I saw the manager check in with our parents and my fiancé and I to make sure everything was ok, and if we needed anything. We all greatly appreciated that.
My fiancé is a big-time NYC foodie, and I was worried he may not enjoy the food at the WFM. We had a food tasting, which went very well … and we cherry picked a personalized menu, based on our event theme. Food was great at the day of our event, we have since catered from WFM for family events at home.
My fiancé and I, our families, future-in-laws, our friends and guests had a wonderful time, thanks to an wonderful manager, great venue, an amazing chef and a beautiful view!!!
I will go back to the Worlds Fair Marina for my next event in a heart-beat.
Beautiful Place for Wedding!!!. I attended a wedding here last month and all i can say is the place was FABULOUS..the view was simply amazing. It was not cold out so it was a treat to step outside with some friends and still feel like we were part of the party as the main party hall is all glass facing the water and walkway. The service was great, they had waiters coming around with soft drinks as well as appetizers the whole night . The staff was very courteous and explained each dish to me. All in all it was the best experience i've had at an indian wedding in NY. When i get married it will DEFINITLY be here.
Breathtaking views and great food! Great for events!. I went to a wedding here last month. The food was excellent! The event space was fabulous and the best part was the romantic view! Also, the bar was spacious with a large selection of classic wines and great cocktail drinks. I will definitely be back to dine!
Awesome Place for Wedding & Waterfront!. Me and my girl ate on the waterfront and it was so romantic. It was a wedding and the dinner and service was fantastic. The catering was amazing and the ambiance was very romantic. I am so happy for the bride and groom and great choice for the reception! I might do mine here one day!
Excellent. Everything was perfect! The manager was so nice and catered to our every need. He payed attention to detail which was so important. The food was excellent and all of our guests had a great time! The bar was nice too. The waterfront location is very romantic. We would definitly use Worlds Fair Marina again as our banquet hall for events. I dont know what the other reviewers are talking about, but the manager was professional and provided white glove service. Thanks Worlds Fair Marina and Chet the manager, for making our experience memorable for a lifetime.
great wedding spot!. Had my wedding here last week and it went off without a hitch! Love the food and the people - no issues and the drinks are really great!
Great place to have a wedding!. I just went to a wedding this weekend at Worlds Fair Marina Restaurant and Banquet Hall this weekend. We had the best time! The staff was so accommodating and the food was delicious!!!
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