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 80 guests, and rental prices range from $1,500 to $2,300. It also offers an 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 1896 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 550 for a seated dinner and dancing or 750 for a reception, and the staff can help with event planning and design, including prop rentals, catering, and entertainment. Space rental for weddings starts at $11,500.
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 2,500-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., Garfield Pl.; 718-643-6510; thebellhouseny.com
Originally a 1920s printing factory, this space holds up to 140 people for dinner and dancing and has a 25-foot arched wood 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 150 people for cocktails. Prices vary by day; from $15,000 for a Saturday-evening rental that includes an open bar.
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 $900 an hour on Saturdays (for a minimum of four hours), catering not included.
Brooklyn Winery213 N. 8th St., nr. Driggs Ave., Williamsburg; 347-763-1506; bkwinery.com
Charm your guests and throw a rollicking party at this intimate 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 220 guests indoors for a seated dinner with dancing. From $150 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. From $300 per person.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 between 200 and 650 guests for a seated dinner and 1,800 for a cocktail reception; Cipriani takes care of the catering. Cipriani also has two other locations in Manhattan. Prices upon request.cityhallny.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.
- Bathhouse Studios
540 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009 ; Tel: 212-388-1111 ; www.bathhousestudios.com
Built in 1904, the building served as a public bathhouse until 1958. Now it’s a sleek, industrial studio with exposed brick and soaring twenty-foot ceilings. Bathhouse has 3 levels including an outdoor roof deck that adds up to 8,000 sq. ft. of event space.
- 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.
- Brooklyn Grange
Clinton Ave and Flushing Ave, Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn, NY 11205 ; Tel: 347-670-3660 ; brooklyngrangefarm.com/events
Our rooftop farm offers a unique venue for a wedding you’ll never forget. With sunset light streaming across the river and the twinkling lights of the Manhattan skyline, there is no more romantic setting to tie the knot. Dining amongst the plants, Farm-to-table takes on a whole new meaning.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.