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The Rooftop @ Manny Cantor Center: Shana & Jim’s Wedding

Shana and Jim wedding vows, The Rooftop @ Manny Cantor Center

Shana and Jim wedding vows, The Rooftop @ Manny Cantor Center. Photography: Ein Photography and Design

We recently interviewed Shana and Jim, a wonderful couple who chose to have their wedding ceremony at The Rooftop @ Manny Cantor Center. Read their story below!

MCC: First, thank you for choosing MCC as your wedding venue and sharing your wedding album with us! We loved your photos. We have to know: how did you two meet?

S&J: We actually met on OkCupid. We’re both wine connoisseurs and that’s how we connected!

MCC: It looks like the pre-wedding photos were taken in the Lower East Side. Do you have a special connection to the neighborhood? 

S&J: We live across the street from Manny Cantor Center now. We moved in and just fell in the love with the neighborhood and wanted to shoot in places here that are important to us: the flower garden in Seward Park, Russ and Daughters, Schiller’s, this one corner of Alan and Rivington that’s special for us.

Manny Cantor Center wedding The Rooftop

MCC: Why did you choose to have your wedding at Manny Cantor Center?

S&J: Manny Cantor Center is the first place that we looked at. We were just looking at the time and we thought “It can’t be that easy”–there’s an event space on the roof, it’s beautiful, it’s in the neighborhood. We looked at several places and ended up coming back here. We loved the space, the price was right, your were flexible so we could create the ceremony we wanted. 

Manny Cantor Center wedding The Rooftop

MCC: We’re so happy to hear that! How was your experience here?

S&J: Great, your Rentals Manager Amy was fantastic to work with. She was so flexible and accommodating and open to letting our vendors come in. Everyone here was great to work with and we would recommend the space to anybody.

MCC: That’s lovely to hear! What was your favorite part of the day? 

S&J: We loved the photo shoot and walking around in the neighborhood, and the ceremony was just so special to be able to say these words of commitment to the person standing across from you. My husband actually made the chuppa we were married under and it’s under our bed now.


Many thanks to Shana and Jim for sharing their special day and this story with us!

If you’re interested in learning more about event space rentals at Manny Cantor Center, please reach out to our Rentals Team at rentals@mannycantor.org or 646.395.4188The Rooftop @ Manny Cantor Center is available to rent for special events; industry gatherings, launch events, weddings and other celebrations. Each rental supports Manny Cantor Center community programming and our vibrant Lower East Side community.


  1. REPLY
    carola says

    just great Baruch Hashem……………….The Best to the both of you. I am a product of the Lower East Side…………..Born here and went to the Educational Alliance as a kid growing up on the Lower East Side……………….Carola

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