Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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PARTY SPACES & RESTAURANTS
Alger HouseOff Sixth Ave., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-727-8437; algerhouse.com
This carriage house retains its old-fashioned charm in the Garden Room and sweeping 2,500-square-foot ballroom. The house accommodates up to 95 guests and serves an eclectic menu of French, Mediterranean, and fusion specialties ($75 to $125 per guest).charliepalmer.com
By day, Astra is a bustling café; by night, an intimate venue featuring chef Charlie Palmer’s cuisine. Windows run along the north and east walls with views of Manhattan’s lights and the Queensboro Bridge. Astra can accommodate 140 guests without dancing (120 with), and 300 for cocktails. Dinner is $75 to $200 per guest.
Bathhouse Studios540 E. 11th Street, nr. Ave. B; 212-388-1111; bathhousestudios.com
Built in the early 1900s, the building served as a public bathhouse until the mid-sixties. Now it’s a sleek, industrial studio with exposed brick and soaring twenty-foot ceilings. An $8,500 price tag provides Studio A (4,000 square feet, with a state-of-the-art sound system) and Studio B (1,800 square feet, with makeup and wardrobe rooms) for 12 hours.
Bridgewaters11 Fulton St., nr. Front St.; 212-608-7400; theglaziergroup.com
Each of the two lofty rooms of this dramatic event space at South Street Seaport seats 75 to 400 people. Guests will enjoy gorgeous views of the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbor, plus wraparound terraces. Buffet and seated wedding menus, including alcohol, start at $175 per person. No outside catering except kosher.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture53 Prospect Park W., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-768-2972; bsec.org
This century-old Brooklyn landmark across from Prospect Park has four event rooms, including the lower-level cellar and Garden Room, which leads to a back plot. The Grand Parlor with Tiffany bay windows can hold up to 100 people for cocktails (85 for a seated reception with a dance floor). $700 an hour, catering not included.arkrestaurants.com
Inside midtown’s Bryant park, this restaurant has two outdoor spaces-a second-story roof deck and an adjacent garden-that can be used for the ceremony and cocktails. It can hold up to 220 guests indoors for a seated dinner with dancing. From $90 per person.hospitalityholdings.com
Couples who book this former office and salon of a twenties business tycoon should expect plush couches, clubby paneling, and a massive stone fireplace, plus gourmet cuisine courtesy of Abigail Kirsch. The swank space comfortably accommodates up to 75 seated guests and 125 for cocktails. From $150 to $500 per person.capitaleny.com
Designed by Stanford White in 1894, the original Bowery Savings Bank embodies all the grandeur of Romanesque revival with 75-foot ceilings, a glass skylight, Corinthian columns, and marble mosaic floors. Capitale can hold 650 guests for dinner with cocktails in the 5,000-square-foot foyer. Prices upon request.thecentralparkboathouse.com
This charming pavilion is set by the lake in the heart of the park; it features wraparound French doors that open to an English garden and wooden patios facing the water’s edge. The boathouse’s event space holds up to 230 seated guests, from $145 per person. No outside catering except kosher.chanterellenyc.com
For foodie couples, Chanterelle is an elegant setting that seats 80 guests. The rotating menu from the regular restaurant proves it can meet the needs of picky eaters and pull it off with style. From $125 per person for cocktails; $175 per person for dinner.cipriani.com
With Ionic columns on the outside and Corinthian within, this Greek Revival building is perfect for couples looking to hold a ceremony and reception in a large space (it’s 16,000 square feet). The Grand Ballroom has marble walls and a huge dome. Cipriani takes care of all catering-couples should reserve well in advance. Prices upon request.cityhallnewyork.com
Between the Rose and Granite Rooms, City Hall Restaurant can accommodate anywhere from 32 to 220 guests. The Granite Room’s dark-walnut-and-brick bar and granite (of course) ceilings create a vibe of old-world elegance (from $3,500); the Rose Room’s warmly colored walls offer a romantic and intimate atmosphere (from $2,000).
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
- 3 West Club
3 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 212-582-5454 ext. 2184 ; www.3westclub.com
3 West Club provides the classic ambiance of a bygone era, complete with crystal chandeliers, high ceilings, and art deco touches. World-class cuisine and seamless service blend to create a unique and timeless setting in midtown.
- A Private Penthouse Affair
80 Fifth Ave New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-627-8838 ; www.manhattanpenthouse.com
Located on the top floor of a historic building near Union Square, this bright, 8,000-square-foot space can hold up to 200 seated guests (with dancing). Twelve-foot-wide arched Palladian windows yield views that stretch from Wall Street to Times Square, and a stained-glass and oak-paneled bar completes the effect.
- Amali Restaurant
Tel: 212-339-8363 ; www.AmaliNYC.com
Praised by the New York Times for our wine list and sustainable business practices, Amali restaurant offers private rooms for parties from 20 to 150 guests. One of Eater's 38 Essential New York Restaurants, we have catered events at art galleries, the Freedom Tower and the Hearst Castle in California.
- Bedell Cellars
36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935 ; Tel: 631-734-7537 ; Bedellcellars.com
Bedell Cellars is a critically acclaimed winery on the picturesque North Fork of Long Island. Framed by a backdrop of rolling vineyards, our venue provides a welcoming canvas to create your unique event. It’s the perfect setting for a celebration that will leave the best impression for your special day.
- Blue Water Grill
Tel: 212-675-9500 ; www.bluewatergrillnyc.com
Live jazz music, classic seafood dishes and a 'see and be seen' atmosphere make for a Union Square gem. Formerly the Metropolitan Bank, this historic, repurposed building draws in a vibrant crowd with its quality seafood, innovative sushi and live jazz.
130 Bowery Street New York, NY 10013 ; Tel: 212-334-5500 ; www.capitaleny.com
Originally the Bowery Savings Bank, this iconic NYC landmark building features a lavish atmosphere, five-star menus, and unparalleled service. Its 65-foot ornate-coved ceiling and jewel-toned stained glass skylight create a one-of-a-kind backdrop for star-studded events, glamorous weddings, and the city's most elite fundraisers.
- Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 221-903-9647 ; carnegiehall.org/PrivateEvents
Matching the artistry and grandeur of the world’s most iconic music hall, the event spaces at Carnegie Hall lend elegance and style to your special events—from corporate dinners and conferences to non-profit galas, spectacular weddings, and intimate celebrations.
- Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-854-1200 ; facultyhouse.columbia.edu
Dating from 1923, this building contains 38,000 square feet of event space and is popular with couples getting married at nearby St. Paul’s Chapel and St. John the Divine. Bookable areas include the Presidential Ballroom, which accommodates up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing, and the Skyline Level, which fits 100 and offers vaulted ceilings, arched windows, and an outdoor terrace. Wedding packages start at $175 per guest.
- Current at Chelsea Piers
Pier 59, Chelsea Piers - 23rd Street and West Side Highway New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-336-6144 ; www.piersixty.com
One of New York City’s newest waterfront venues, Current offers an expansive open space filled with natural light overlooking the Hudson River and Chelsea Piers marina. Renowned caterer Abigail Kirsch provides unparalleled cuisine and service, while Current’s team of event professionals work to make your wedding nothing short of spectacular.
- Dobbin St
64 Dobbin Street Brooklyn, NY ; Tel: 718-302-0400 ; dobbinst.com
Dobbin St, a new luxury venue, was designed specifically to host a range of events from spectacular galas to beautiful weddings. The venue combines 8,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space including a light filled main area with 22 foot vaulted ceilings, an entire client floor, and a Nordic-inspired rooftop boasting Manhattan skyline views.
- Elite Private Yachts
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, Suite 200 New York, NY, 10011 ; Tel: 646-358-3141 ; EntertainmentCruises.com
Say “I Do” to a wedding with a view aboard Atlantica and Manhattan Elite Private Yachts. Cruise along the NYC Harbor in a unique floating space with stunning city skyline views. Our chartered yachts offer customizeable menu and entertainment options, as well as flexible boarding and cruising times.
- Gary's Lofts
Tel: 212-244-0970 ; www.garysloft.com
Gary's Lofts, located in Midtown Manhattan's Garment District offers beautifully designed studios with a Roof Deck featuring a breathtaking view of the Empire State Building, a perfect location to host Corporate Events, Social Gatherings and Weddings.
- Harbor Club at Prime
95 New York Avenue Huntington, NY 11743 ; Tel: 631-271-5600 ; harborclubatprime.com
Harbor Club at Prime’s stunning location on Huntington Harbor is an idyllic setting for both the wedding ceremony and reception. Clean, modern lines and sleek finishes provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Our commitment to culinary excellence and impeccable service will help create a unique and memorable wedding experience.
- Harold Pratt House
58 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065 ; Tel: 212-434-9576 ; www.pratthouse.com
Harold Pratt House, constructed in 1919, features six rooms all with cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, and antique chandeliers connected by a grand marble staircase. Peterson Hall is an optional twist to add for dinner and dancing.
- House of the Redeemer
7 East 95th Street New York, NY 10128 ; Tel: 212-289-0399 ; www.houseoftheredeemer.org
An Italian Renaissance style palazzo featuring a 16th century wood-paneled library imported from Italy by a great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt. The first floor of the Landmark building is available for a 100 person sit-down dinner; the second floor can accommodate up to 125 for cocktails. Rental fees from $3,000.
- Housing Works Bookstore Café and The Works Catering
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10026 ; Tel: 646-786-1100 ; www.theworkscatering.com
With 100% of proceeds benefitting the homeless living with HIV/AIDS this Soho bookshop resembles an Ivy League library with its spiral staircases, mahogany balconies, and rows of books. The Works Catering, also operated by Housing Works, serves amazing seasonal fare.
- Lessing's Weddings
Tel: 631-581-0022 ; www.lessingsweddings.com
From one-of-a-kind mansions and a medieval-style chateau to intimate country clubs and a breathtaking castle, venue locations span from Montauk to Westchester. With 125 years of experience, Lessing's can make any dream wedding come true.
- Monteverde at Oldstone
28 Bear Mountain Bridge Road Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 ; Tel: 914-207-6555 ; www.monteverdeatoldstone.com
Majestically situated on 27 acres overlooking the Hudson River, just 50 minutes north of Manhattan, Monteverde features a resplendent 18th century mansion or, a permanent tented pavilion. Accommodates up to 360 for dinner and dancing.
- New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458 ; Tel: 646-741-1400 ; www.nybgevents.com
No matter the season, let the stunning scene of world-class gardens and multiple event venues create the perfect backdrop for your wedding. With a New York renowned culinary team and expert planners, STARR Events creates memorable experiences with inventive cuisine and unparalleled service.
- One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center
285 Fulton Street (Entrance between West and Vesey Street) New York, NY 10007 ; Tel: 212-602-4090 ; oneworldobservatory.com/private-events
Forever Starts at One. Start Forever Where You Can See Forever™ One World Observatory offers world-class expertise with upscale service, exclusive amenities and unforgettable views. With over 9,000 square feet of flexible event space accommodating up to 300 Guests, we invite couples to say, I Do, to One World Observatory.
- Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor New York, NY 10112 ; Tel: 212-632-5000 ; www.rainbowroom.com
Romance and glamour envelop once-in-a-lifetime memories at the iconic Rainbow Room. Soaring 65 stories above Midtown Manhattan, magical moments are captured against a sparkling backdrop of city lights and expertly tailored event design. Rainbow Room chefs and hospitality professionals are among the most sought-after talent in their industries, promising to deliver on the venue’s immaculate reputation and guaranteeing unforgettable milestones.
- Sofitel New York
45 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-782-3022 ; www.sofitel-new-york.com
We invite you to create magnifque memories! A sophisticated blend of French style and American spirit, our hotel offers a 2,580 sq ft Le Grand Paris Ballroom and luxury service. Our Celebrity Chef customizes each event menu.
- Terrace On The Park
52-11 111th Street Flushing Meadows Park, NY 11368 ; Tel: 718-592-5000 ; www.Terraceonthepark.com
Terrace On The Park provides a breathtaking setting for unforgettable weddings. Perched high above Flushing Meadows Park in central Queens, boasting unparalleled vistas of the park and the glittering Manhattan skyline beyond. All of the event spaces feature floor to ceiling windows with unforgettable views, while the Rooftop and Penthouse offering sweeping 360-degree panoramas year round.
- The Edison Ballroom
240 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-201-7650 ; www.edisonballroom.com
The Edison Ballroom is an elegant event space located in the heart of Times Square. This historical venue re-opened in 2008 after a multi-million dollar renovation. With its plush leather walls, illuminated glass tiles and grand crystal chandeliers, the venue is best described as art deco flair with a modern twist.
- The Glasshouses
545 West 25th Street, 21st Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-634-8797 ; www.theglasshouses.com
The Glasshouses is a premier event space in NYC. With high ceiling heights and floor to ceiling windows, the Glasshouses will have you and your guests be surrounded by spectacular views of the Hudson River, Downtown and Midtown Manhattan. We provide a beautiful blank canvas for you to create the space to fit your style and taste. Contact us today to schedule a visit.
- The Grandview | Elegant Events
Tel: 845-486-4700 ; www.grandviewevents.com
Luxurious event venue in the historic Hudson Valley, offering panoramic views of the majestic river and Mid-Hudson Bridge. Featuring both an indoor and outdoor tented ballroom, surrounded by natural scenery just above our marina.
- The Green Building
452 Union Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 ; Tel: 718-522-3363 ; www.thegreenbuildingnyc.com
Built in 1889, the building was originally constructed as a brass foundry. Renovations highlight the building's industrial past; original exposed brick walls, natural light and an open-beamed ceiling make a unique backdrop for your Brooklyn wedding.
- The Picnic House in Prospect Park
40 West Drive, nr. Fifth Street, Park Slope Brooklyn, NY 11215 ; Tel: 646-393-9031 x2 ; www.prospectpark.org/weddings
A 4,000-square-foot, glass-and-brick enclosed pavilion with a wood-burning fireplace and French doors leading out to a balcony overlooking Long Meadow. Hosts up to 175 for dinner and dancing; rental fee includes chairs, tables, and upright piano.
- The Prince George Ballroom
Tel: 212-471-0882 ; www.princegeorgeballroom.org
History meets luxury at Flatiron’s premier wedding destination. Conveniently located between Fifth and Madison Avenues and meticulously restored to its original Neo-Renaissance splendor, this truly unique space boasts great acoustics and décor.
175 Broadway Brooklyn NY 11211 ; Tel: 718-963-3639 ; www.weylin.com
This masterfully restored landmark venue features soaring domed ceilings, mosaic marble floors and pristine Victorian design. Built in 1875, this former bank offers an uncommon and meaningful backdrop for ceremonies and receptions. Capacity: 350 Guests.