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RESTAURANTS AND PARTY SPACE

Alger House in the Village

45 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 Building

135 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 Studios

540 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 House

149 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 Culture

53 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 Winery

213 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).

Bryant Park Grill

25 W. 40th St., at Fifth Ave.; 212-206-8815; 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.

The Campbell Apartment

15 Vanderbilt Ave., nr. 43rd St., Grand Central Terminal; 212-980-9476; 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.

Capitale

130 Bowery, at Grand St.; 212-334-5500; 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 Wall Street

55 Wall St., nr. William St.; 646-723-0813; 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.

City Hall Restaurant

131 Duane St., nr. Church St.; 212-964-4118; 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)

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