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. 2110 ; www.3westclub.com/weddings.html
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.
- Amerivents at Queens Museum
NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368 ; Tel: 646-673-8814 ; amerivents.com
Catering to couples in the tri-state area, Amerivents creates highly personalized, unforgettable wedding experiences at any venue, and is the exclusive caterer for the spectacular new Queens Museum, overlooking the Unisphere.
- Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-854-1200 ; facultyhouse.com
With its historic details, flexible spaces, stunning views, and international cuisine – this newly renovated, Gold LEED-certified, campus landmark is the spot for your next event. Just 20 minutes from Midtown.
- Glen Cove Mansion
200 Dosoris Lane Glen Cove, NY 11542 ; Tel: 888-426-4252 ; www.GlenCoveMansion.com
You've imagined it countless times: Everyone gazes as the beautiful bride makes a magnificent entrance amid richly luxurious surroundings. For a dream wedding, only the classic elegance and style of Glen Cove Mansion will do.
- Harold Pratt House
58 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065 ; Tel: 212-434-9576 ; www.pratthouse.com
The Harold Pratt House, a grand Park Avenue mansion since 1919; with a marble staircase, grand ballroom, balconies and fire places it's a perfectly decorated Home to host wedding ceremonies, receptions, dinners and celebrations in.
- Hotel Plaza Athenee
37 East 64th Street New York, NY 10065 ; Tel: 212-606-4663 ; www.plaza-athenee.com/weddings-en.html
The staff and management of the Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York realize that your choice of venue for your wedding is extremely important. We are committed to providing an exceptional, unique location for this most special event.
- 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.
- Montauk Yacht Club
32 Star Island Road Montauk, NY 11954 ; Tel: 631-668-3100 ; www.montaukyachtclub.com
The Montauk Yacht Club has a perfect location for everyone; from beachside reception to gala style wedding in our ballroom with exquisite catering and luxurious waterside settings, our wedding specialists will make your day perfect.
- Monteverde at Oldstone
28 Bear Mountain Bridge Road Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 ; Tel: 914-207-6555 ; www.monteverdeatoldstone.com
Monteverde at Oldstone is rich with history and situated on 27 acres overlooking the Hudson River in Cortlandt Manor, New York, just 50 minutes north of Manhattan making it the perfect backdrop for any event.
- Neuman's Kitchen
203 Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002 ; Tel: 212-228-2444 ; www.neumanskitchen.com
The award-winning Neuman's Kitchen is the place for your wedding, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. Our services include: event and food design, personalized menus, venue sourcing, staffing and rentals, and more.
Route 35 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 ; Tel: 732-747-0200 ; www.shadowbrook.com
Shadowbrook, the most elegant Georgian mansion set on 20 secluded acres of magnificent gardens and splashing fountains, may be exclusively yours. A variety of all-inclusive packages are available. Call today to arrange a private tour.
- 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.
- The Green Building
452 Union Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 ; Tel: 718-522-3363 ; www.thegreenbuildingnyc.com
This 4,000 square foot refurbished brass foundry has been transformed into a romantic venue featuring original brick and an exposed beam ceiling. In-house furniture rentals, event planning services, and more. Outside catering allowed.
- 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.
- Top of the Garden Event Space
251 West 30th Street, 16th Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-643-0055 ; www.topofthegarden.com
3,000-sqft raw loft space complimented by a 1,000-sqft terrace overlooking the cityscape of Manhattan. This modern penthouse accommodated up to 150 for cocktail reception or 80 guests for a ceremony with sit-down dinner and dancing.
- Ulster County Tourism
20 Broadway Kingston, NY ; Tel: 845-340-3567 ; www.UlsterCountyAlive.com
Looking for the backdrop for a memorable wedding? Ulster County, NY has a variety of venues to choose from, all with picturesque views. From Riverside to Mountainside and bed and breakfasts to luxurious resorts or a vintage winery, you can find the perfect place to say "I DO".