Jessica Harllee and Ronin Wood

Are getting married

  • Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at 11:00am
  • Gallow Green in Chelsea, New York City
  • Rooftop ceremony, brunch, drinks, and dancing
  • Cocktail attire
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Getting to New York

New York is accessible by many different modes of transportation. Here are the ones we recommend.


New York City is accessible by JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark (New Jersey) airports. We recommend taking a cab from the airport since it's a flat rate of $52 to Manhattan. You can also take the subway from JFK to Chelsea on the A/C line for $7.75.

Pro Tips: Follow the signs at the airport for the cab line. Do NOT take any "cab" that isn't in the cab line; scammers try and trick tourists into taking non-legitimate cabs.


Amtrak is the best way to get to New York from DC, Baltimore, and Boston. Amtrak and Jersey Transit trains go to Penn Station, which is a quick walk, cab ride, or subway ride to Chelsea. Metro North and LIRR go to Grand Central, which is also a quick cab ride to Chelsea.

Pro Tips: Buy your ticket well in advance for the best rates.


If you drive to New York, check with your hotel about their rates for parking. Parking can be very expensive in New York and we recommend using public transit to get around the city during your stay.

Pro Tips: View parking options near Gallow Green


If you're coming from New Jersey, take the PATH train to 9th Street, then exit and get on the A/C/E at West 4th Street.

Bolt Bus

Bolt Bus is the cheapest way to get to New York from DC, Baltimore, and Boston. Bolt Bus drops you off in Hudson Yards, at 33rd and 11th Avenue. It's a short walk from there to the 7 train and near the A/C/E/1/2/3 trains at Penn Station.

Pro Tips: If you register for an account, you're always in Group A for boarding.

Where to stay

Since it will be Memorial Day weekend, we recommend booking a hotel as soon as possible. Anywhere in the Chelsea neighborhood or on the west side of the city will be the most convenient for getting to the event. The party will end at 3pm, so you could take an evening flight or train home, or stay through Monday and enjoy another day in the city.

Here are a few options that are also conveniently located:

Courtyard New York Chelsea

Call 800-321-2211 and say you're with the Harllee/Wood wedding at the Courtyard by Marriott Manhattan/Chelsea to make a reservation at the rate of $219/night for king, $269/night for double, plus tax.

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Holiday Inn Express - Chelsea

We don't have a block, but rates were in the low $200s/night (last we looked).

29th Street and 7th Avenue

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We recommend somewhere off of the A/C or L lines if you’re not staying in Manhattan (such as Downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, or Bed-Stuy).

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Getting to the venue

Gallow Green is the rooftop restaurant of the McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More. It's located at 542 W 27th Street (see map) in between 10th and 11th Avenues. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by Gallow Green employees who will escort you to the rooftop via elevator.

The ceremony will start at 11:00am. Please arrive between 10:40am and 11:00am.


A cab is going to be the easiest way to get to the event. Tell your cab driver the address (542 W 27th), or ask to be taken to 27th Street in between 10th and 11th Avenues.


The closest subway stop is the 23rd Street C/E station, at 23rd and 8th. Note that the A train is express and does not stop at 23rd Street. Once exiting, it's a 10 minute walk to the venue.

Getting around New York

It's incredibly easy to get around New York; everything is walkable and there are a ton of options for public transportation. We recommend using Google Maps on your phone for directions. Here are some ways to consider traveling throughout the city.


Walking is a great way to see the city (and it’s free). Just make sure you bring good walking shoes and check the weather before going outside. Manhattan is a grid, so it's easy to orient yourself.

Pro Tips: Avenues travel north/south, and streets travel east/west. 1st Avenue is the eastmost avenue and 12th Avenue is the westmost. Lower street numbers are further south, and higher numbers are further north.


The Chelsea neighborhood is accessed by the A/C/E (blue) and the 1/2/3 (red) lines. Grab a Metro card for $10–$20 if you think you'll take the train a few times (it's $2.75 per swipe). Check out for more details.

Pro Tips: You can share Metro cards between multiple people (just make sure it's not an unlimited card). Just pass it back to a friend after you go through the turnstile. You only need to swipe to enter, not to exit.


It's usually pretty easy to grab a cab in Manhattan (just get slightly in the street and raise your hand). They're pretty cheap if you're going from one neighborhood to another. Most drivers have GPS nowadays, so you can give them an address or an intersection.

Pro Tips: When the light is on, the cab is unoccupied. Cabs have to take credit cards, so save your cash for somewhere else. We usually tip 20%.


If you're having trouble grabbing a cab or you're not in Manhattan, sometimes it's easier to hail a ride using the Lyft app. You can enter the names of destinations into the app for convenience.

What to do

Here are some of our favorite places on the west side near Chelsea, all walking distance from the venue and hotels. See this list on Foursquare.

(If you're staying in Bed-Stuy or Crown Heights, view our neighborhood favorites)

Quick bites


  • Westville Chelsea (American, veggie friendly)
    18th Street and 8th Ave
  • Meatball Shop (Italian, veggie friendly)
    Greenwich Ave and Perry Street
  • Dos Caminos (upscale Mexican)
    14th Street and 9th Ave
  • Chop Shop (Asian)
    25th Street and 10th Ave
  • abcV (vegetarian)
    19th Street and Broadway
  • Spice (Thai)
    22nd Street and 8th Ave



Things to do

  • Madison Square Park (a park next to the iconic Flatiron building)
    20th Street and 5th Ave
  • Whitney Museum of Art (a modern art museum with great views)
    Gansevoort Street and 10th Ave
  • Chelsea Market (indoor market with food and shopping)
    15th Street and 9th Ave
  • Highline (raised outdoor park)
    Entrances from Gansevoort to 34th Streets at 10th Ave
  • Printed Matter (quirky art bookstore)
    26th Street and 11th Ave
  • Union Square Greenmarket (outdoor farmers market in a park)
    17th Street and Broadway
  • Strand Bookstore (a legendary New York bookstore)
    12th Street and Broadway
  • 5th Avenue shopping (any store you'd ever want or need)
    From 14th Street up to 59th along 5th Ave
  • Sleep No More (immersive theatre show in the same building as the wedding, advance tickets needed)
    27th Street and 10th Ave


Special thanks to these talented friends we've hired. Check out their work and give them business!

Annie Turman

Denver, CO


Leah Schmidt

Brooklyn, NY


Tommy Bruce

Albuquerque, NM


Trevor Rogers

Brooklyn, NY


Also, special thanks to us.

Jessica Harllee

Website design, copywriter, project management

Ronin Wood

Print design, playlist design, creative visionary

Our story

Ronin and Jessica met on October 9, 2012. It was the opening party for Brooklyn Beta, a design conference, and there was an open bar happy hour at Clover Club in Cobble Hill (thanks, MailChimp!). Jessica was there with her friend Erin, enjoying the free drinks, even though neither of them were going to the conference. Ronin was there with his friend Colin, who was about to move to California.

Jessica and Erin were sitting at the bar when the guy next to Jessica, Colin, recognized her. It turns out that Colin and Jessica were next door neighbors in Brooklyn Heights, above the Five Guys. Ronin and Jessica also learned that they had mutual friends; Jessica’s coworker went to MICA and was friends with Ronin.

Over the next two years, Jessica and Ronin would run into each other at birthday parties and events, making the most insignificant yet memorable small talk. They became friends on Foursquare and followed each other on Twitter.

lol Hi

On January 11th, 2015, Ronin came across Jessica on OkCupid and messaged her “lol hi”. Shortly after, they went on their first date to Larry Lawrence in Williamsburg, followed by a late-night bagel at Bagelsmith. On June 24, 2017, Ronin took Jessica on this exact date (along with some of their closest friends), and proposed outside of the bagel shop.