Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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RESTAURANTS AND PARTY SPACE
Alger House in the Village45 Downing St., nr. Bedford St..; 212-627-8838; manhattanpenthouse.com/alger.php
With its garden room and sweeping 2,500-square-foot great room, this 1906 carriage house retains its old-fashioned charm. The venue accommodates up to 110 guests, and rental prices range from $1,500 to $2,300. It also offers an eclectic in-house menu of French, Mediterranean, and other international dishes ($100 to $140 per person). (good value)
The Altman Building135 W. 18th St., nr. Seventh Ave; 212-741-3400; thealtmanbuilding.com
A former 1886 carriage house, this landmark building boasts vaulted brick ceilings and original mahogany French doors. The 10,000-square-foot ground floor can accommodate up to 450 for a seated dinner and dancing or 575 for cocktails, and the staff can help with event planning and design, including prop rentals, catering, and entertainment. Space rental for weddings starts at $9,500.
Bathhouse Studios540 E. 11th Street, nr. Ave. B; 212-388-1111; bathhousestudios.com
Built in the early 1900s, this former public bathhouse has been transformed into a sleek industrial studio with exposed-brick walls and soaring 20-foot ceilings. Packages include 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. There’s also a 2,000-square-foot roof that boasts trees and romantic lighting. Space rental starts at $6,000. (good value)
The Bell House149 7th St., nr. Third Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510; thebellhouseny.com
Originally a 1920s printing factory, this space holds up to 225 people for dinner and dancing and has a 25-foot wooden-arched ceiling and a 450-square-foot stage that is ideal for live bands. For a more intimate feel, the front lounge features Victorian-style décor with a 26-foot oak bar; it can hold up to 100 people for cocktails. Prices vary by day; from $11,000 for a Saturday-evening rental.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture53 Prospect Park W., nr. 1st St.; Park Slope; 718-768-2972; bsec.org
Located across from Prospect Park, this century-old Brooklyn landmark offers four different spaces, including a wood-paneled library and a garden room. The grand parlor, with its stunning Tiffany windows, can seat up to 85 with a dance floor; the garden accommodates ceremonies and seated meals for up to 150 guests. Rental fees are $800 an hour (for a minimum of four hours), catering not included.
Brooklyn Winery213 N. 8th St., nr. Driggs Ave., Williamsburg; 347-889-7100; bkwinery.com
Charm your guests and throw a rollicking party at this cozy locale, whose atrium is an ideal ceremony spot with its glass ceiling and wall of hanging succulents. In the adjoining Harvest Room, wooden banquet tables, mix-and-match china, and an abundance of candles create a warm ambience. Cocktails and dancing happen at the wine bar, and the Parlor Room can be used as a bridal suite. Catering is in-house; from $250 per person (minimum 100 guests; maximum 160).arkrestaurants.com
This restaurant’s dining room features windows overlooking the park; there’s also a garden space that is tented and heated in the winter and can be used for the ceremony and cocktails. The venue accommodates up to 200 guests indoors for a seated dinner with dancing. From $125 per person.hospitalityholdings.com
Couples in search of an elegant throwback will love celebrating in this storied venue—the former office and salon of a 1920s business tycoon. Those who wed here enjoy plush couches, a wall of leaded-glass windows, and a massive stone fireplace, plus gourmet cuisine courtesy of caterer Abigail Kirsch. The swank space comfortably accommodates up to 75 seated guests (50 with dancing) and 125 for cocktails. From $150 to $500 per person.capitaleny.com
Designed by Stanford White in 1893, the original Bowery Savings Bank embodies all the grandeur of the Romanesque revival, complete with 65-foot ceilings, Corinthian columns, and marble mosaic floors. The 15,000-square-foot ballroom, which features a coved ceiling and glass skylight, can hold up to 750 guests for dinner or 1,500 for cocktails. Prices upon request.cipriani.com
With Ionic columns on the outside and Corinthian ones within, this Greek Revival building proffers an ideal space (over 13,000 square feet) for couples who think big. The venue handles 1,100 for a seated dinner and 1,800 for a cocktail reception; Cipriani takes care of the catering. Prices upon request.cityhallnewyork.com
This restaurant’s two main dining spaces can accommodate up to 250 guests—or the whole place can be rented out to fit parties of 400 guests. The Granite Room’s walnut-and-brick bar and granite ceilings create a vibe of stately elegance; the Rose Room’s walls evoke a more romantic atmosphere. Prices upon request. (good value)
- 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.
- Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships
71 West 23rd Street, #1611 New York, NY 10010 ; Tel: 212-696-4076 ; www.abigailkirsch.com
Memorable weddings and Abigail Kirsch are synonymous. Whether at one of our exclusive venues or a select venue in the tri-state area, our event managers will create a unique celebration that reflects your vision.
- Aqua Azul Yacht
Tel: 917-686-1016 ; www.AquaAzulYacht.com
Celebrate in style aboard the Aqua Azul yacht. The yacht offers an upscale cruising experience aboard a gorgeous setting, fresh & inspiring cuisine and exciting entertainment to accompany NYC's magnificent backdrop. Discerning clients include celebrities, diplomats & VIPs.
- Celebrate at Snug Harbor
Tel: 866-683-3586 ; www.landmarkvenues.com
Celebrate at Snug Harbor is the most unique venue in New York City. With 83 acres of grounds including three botanical gardens and both indoor and outdoor private event spaces, there are endless possibilities for you to celebrate any event, including your wedding day.
- Harbor Club at Prime
Tel: 631-271-5600 ; harborclubatprime.com
Harbor Club at Prime services weddings throughout the local area, including Manhattan, Connecticut & New Jersey. We specialize in boutique celebrations in an intimate waterfront setting where our valued guests experience unrivaled standards of taste & impeccable service.
- 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.
- 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.
- Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina
32 Star Island Road Montauk, NY 11954 ; Tel: 631-668-3100 ; www.montaukyachtclub.com
We would be thrilled to host your special gathering, from your dream destination wedding to all family milestones. MYC wants your family to think of us as your traditional venue for all your celebrations & events.
- 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.
- Park Avenue
Tel: 212-951-7111 (restaurant) // 212-360-0438 (private events) ; www.parkavenyc.com
Park Avenue is a restaurant on Park and 26th that transitions with the seasons. With four elegant rooms for private functions, Park Avenue is perfectly suited for hosting wedding celebrations like showers, rehearsal dinners and receptions.
- Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor New York, NY 10112 ; Tel: 212-632-5000 ; www.rainbowroom.com
Famous for its stunning views and legendary status as the quintessential New York venue, the Rainbow Room has been refreshed and reimagined, offering you and your guests an incomparable experience on your most special day.
- Russo's On The Bay
Tel: 718-843-5055 ; www.russosnyc.com
Russo's On The Bay is a dynamic event venue featuring personalized service and contemporary cuisine in Howard Beach, Queens since 1987. Russo's produces custom events for all occasions with unique spaces for weddings, corporate and social events for up to 550 people.
- Sanctuary Hotel
132 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-234-7000 ; www.sanctuaryhotelnyc.com
The award-winning Sanctuary Hotel is a luxurious and timeless escape that's at the center of all that Midtown Manhattan has to offer. The hotel boasts 111 stylish guest rooms, lavish amenities and 2 unique venues ideal for your wedding festivities.
- St. Bartholomew's Church
Tel: 212-378-0254 ; www.stbarts.org
Make your wedding dreams come true here at St. Bartholomew's Church and Chapel. Celebrate your marriage and its festivities in the glory and spendor of New York's most beautiful landmark sacred space. St. Bart's offers both grand and intimate entertaining spaces.
- The British Virgin Islands
Road Town, Tortola ; Tel: 800-835-8530 ; www.BVITourism.com
Discover the magic of island romance in the British Virgin Islands. A popular wedding and honeymoon destination, the BVI's luxury properties are perfect for seclusion or celebrations, and a variety of romance packages ensure your special trip is seamless.
- 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.
- Visit Sarasota County
1777 Main Street, Suite 302 Sarasota, FL 34236 ; Tel: 844-839-7153 ; WeddingsSarasota.org
There are endless ways to realize your perfect wedding day in Sarasota County. Let brilliant blue ocean, soft coral sunsets, botanical gardens or charming historical mansions be your backdrop. Choose Sarasota County for your special day.
- Weylin B. Seymour's
Tel: 718-963-3639 ; www.WeylinBSeymours.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.
- World Yacht
Tel: 212-630-8100 ; www.worldyacht.com
Our luxury yachts make the perfect space for weddings that offer a memorable and picturesque setting; featuring exceptional food, impeccable service, and unmatched skyline views. Our wedding specialist will work with you on making your special day memorable.