Meet Our Corporate Events Specialist, Maria!

Welcome to the Gramercy blog! Meet Maria, our Corporate Events Specialist, who has been a part of the Gramercy family for over 20 years. She is often the first person you will see in the morning, serving fresh coffee and a delicious breakfast to overnight guests. Maria also oversees corporate meetings, seminars and retreats, working personally with each client to plan an ideal event from start to finish, including food and beverage service, A/V rentals, room set up and more. We hope you enjoy learning more about her!

What do you enjoy about serving breakfast?

Meeting new people each morning, and also seeing our returning guests is fun for me because I enjoy getting to know our visitors. Often times, they are a newlywed couple or are celebrating a special occasion, and are in happy moods. Sometimes they’ll tell me really interesting stories, and I get to share in their experiences. 

In your free time, you enjoy doing…

Reading is one of my favorite ways to relax during free time. I also enjoy walking my dog, Bella, who is a cute, little Pomeranian. 

Where do you like to vacation each year?

My family and I try to visit somewhere new each year, and this past summer we had a wonderful time in Italy, Rome and Florence. Everything was absolutely beautiful. After hearing about Anne’s trip to Barcelona, I think that destination is next on my list. 

Have weddings and events changed at Gramercy significantly over the years?

While I don’t think anything has significantly changed, I do see more couples having both their ceremony & reception at Gramercy. Before, couples typically got married off-site, in a church, synagogue, etc., and hosted the reception with us. But, people still come here for the outdoor gardens, and I see photobooths set up in the Mansion often. 

What’s your favorite season in the gardens?

I am a huge lover of spring because when that season rolls around, I am 100% ready for winter to be over and for warm weather to return. Being outside is something I enjoy, so springtime means I’m that much closer to walking Bella again. 

Do you have a favorite restaurant?

While we don’t go often, my husband and I like to treat ourselves to a night out at The Milton Inn from time to time. 

Thanks for reading!

See what Gramercy Mansion is all about when you visit us! Stroll the gardens and browse the Gramercy Mansion Gift Shop. Your romantic getaway awaits!