Brides-to-Be are Invited to Experience the Excellence and Receive Free Event-Planning Education at Russo’s on the Bay in a Private Cocktail party Setting


August 24, 2011; Howard Beach, NY; On August 23rd, 2011, Russo’s on the Bay officially announced the launch of its 25th Anniversary celebration, beginning September 1st, 2011 and culminating on the 25th anniversary of the company’s launch. In honor of the 25th Anniversary Celebration, Russo’s on the Bay is inviting 250 newly engaged couples to attend an exclusive bridal event to be held on October 4th, 2011. The invitation-only event will be held at Russo’s on the Bay and be hosted by the exemplary team of catering professionals that make Russo’s unique.


This unique event is unlike most expos and bridal shows in that it is invitation only. Founder of Russo’s on the Bay, Frank Russo, Jr., explained the vision behind the event, stating, “We would love to have every bride in the tri-state area, but we want this event to be special. To truly experience the Russo’s brand level of service, we have to keep the event smaller and more exclusive. You can sample our incredible cuisine at Vetro Restaurant and Lounge or at Giardino, but until you’ve attended a private catered affair at one of our locations, I think it’s hard to understand the difference. We want to showcase what an event should be.”


This exclusive cocktail event features food, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. Educational speakers and guests will advise brides on planning the perfect wedding, picking the right dates and adding value at every turn in the planning process. “The most important part of this event is what the brides will leave with,” stated Russo, “It comes down to educating and protecting the consumer. There are a lot of options in the wedding industry and we want each and every bride who attends to leave with the education they need to plan the perfect event.”

Brides and their guests will experience the service, luxury and royal treatment that made Russo’s on the Bay a legacy. Brides can attend with one guest and each pair will receive:



   •  Champagne and Hors D ‘Oeuvres
   •  Entertainment
   •  A private bridal fashion show presenting today’s latest wedding trends
   •  A gift bag with amazing surprises for each newly registered bride
   •  A directory of resources for now and after the wedding
   •  Special offers by all of Russo’s family of venues (Russo’s On The Bay, Giardino, and Vetro) exclusive only for attendees
   •  Educational Material
   •  Wedding Planning Advice


Brides are invited to “Tell Their Love Story” via a simple online form to be entered into the contest. Only 250 lucky brides will attend and only one lucky bride will win the grand prize giveaway at the end of the night. Contest submissions will be accepted through September 22nd and invitations will be distributed within two weeks of the event. The event is invitation only and selected brides will be notified via Email and USPS of their invitation. One of the fortunate brides who attends the event will be crowned the Grand Prize Winner and receive a luxury grand prize to be announced on September 15th. To enter, visit and click on the “Submit Your Entry Now” button.



About Russo’s on the Bay


Russo’s on the Bay opened its doors in the fall of 1987. We have had the honor of hosting events spanning some of our customer’s lifetimes from baptisms to Communions to Sweet 16’s to Weddings. Our senior management team has over 200 years of combined experience directing the most lavish events and parties. We have an award-winning, highly skilled staff, proficient in all aspects of the hospitality industry, and genuinely concerned with the success of every affair. At Russo’s on the Bay, we are not only in the business of executing fine events with superlative service and exemplary cuisine, but we are here to make memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. Our other fine establishment is Vetro Restaurant and Lounge. For more information on Russo’s on the Bay, visit or call 718-843-5055.


About Frank Russo, Jr.


Russo’s on the Bay owner, Frank Russo, Jr. began his career at a young age, working in his parents’ restaurant, Villa Russo Restaurant and soon thereafter, Il Palazzo catering hall. This is where his love for food and the catering business began. He always dreamed of having his own catering hall. Finally in 1987, his dream became a reality when he opened the doors to Russo’s On The Bay. Over the years, he has successfully opened two other restaurants. Frank Russo, Jr.’s proudest accomplishment is the children’s charity which he, family and friends founded in 1995 – Angels On The Bay. Since its inception, Angels On The Bay has raised and donated over $3 million dollars for children in need of a little miracle.