Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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PARTY SPACES & RESTAURANTS (cont'd)
Enjoy this restaurant’s grandeur and legendary cuisine by celebrating in either the intimate Bellecour room, which seats 90, or the breathtaking main dining room, which seats 140. The private-dining staff will customize a seasonal menu with wine pairings, plus provide a specialty cake and floral design by L’Olivier (outside florists are also welcome). Three-course dinners are $150 per person; four courses, $180 per person.delmonicosny.com
This venerable Wall Street steakhouse has five old-timey-feeling rooms, the largest of which can seat 150 (or you can rent the entire restaurant, which holds up to 500 seated guests). Beyond beef, fare like lobster Newburg is available, as well as updated versions of other classic dishes. Rates start at $115 per person. No outside catering, except for kosher.edisonballroom.com
A massive renovation of Times Square’s Supper Club begat this handsome ballroom. The 17,000-square-foot space honors the Art Deco style of its original 1930s form, emphasized by metallic details, tufted fabric walls, and a glass-enclosed mezzanine overlooking the ballroom. Prices start at $175 per person for 400 people, including drinks and a three-course dinner.elevenmadisonpark.com
This ’20s-era Art Deco building boasts two private dining areas (together fitting up to 50 guests) overlooking the main dining room (which can fit up to 110 guests). The Madison Square Park vista, as seen through the 20-foot windows, is just as memorable as chef Daniel Humm’s contemporary, French-inflected American cuisine ($185 per guest).
583 Park Ave583 Park Ave., at 63rd St.; 212-583-7200; 583parkave.com
The best bet at this circa-1923 space is the opulent Grand Ballroom, which features a domed ceiling and dramatic chandelier. The ballroom can accommodate 150 to 700 for dinner and dancing. Prices upon request. No outside catering, except for kosher.
501 Union501 Union St., nr. Bond St., Gowanus; 347-529-6486; 501union.com
This former auto-body shop makes for a versatile multi-space party venue: The lounge features a 20-foot marble-top bar; the gallery is lit with globe chandeliers; and the outdoor area can be heated for year-round use. The venue holds 200 for cocktails and 120 for a seated dinner with dancing. Rates start at $6,100; outside catering is required.
The Foundry42-38 9th St., Long Island City; 718-786-7776; thefoundry.info
Artistic types love this restored former metal foundry, which can accommodate 165 for dinner or 200 for cocktails. Inspired touches like chimneys visible through the main hall’s skylight, a cauldron transformed into a fountain, and lots of ivy in the courtyard lend the building its special character—it requires little or no additional decoration. From $6,000 to $11,500, depending on the season, plus an additional fee for use of the outdoor cobblestone courtyard, the terrace, and the greenhouse.
Frankies 457 Spuntino457 Court St., nr. 4th Pl., Carroll Gardens; 718-403-0033, ext. 13; frankiesspuntino.com
The historic stable and garden area at Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli’s beloved Italian restaurant allow for small wedding receptions (up to 75 guests), complete with a menu of Frankies favorites like meatballs and cavatelli with sausage and browned sage butter. Wedding packages, including catering, start at $90 per person.galapagosartspace.com
For freewheeling, culture-loving types, this expansive art space is perpetually appealing. It maintains an industrial feel with high ceilings, two levels, and a 1,600-square-foot built-in lake. From $12,000, including bar, staff, and day-of planning. (ecofriendly)
Gotham Hall1356 Broadway, at 36th St.; 212-244-4300; gothamhallevents.com
It doesn’t get more dramatic than the Grand Ballroom at Gotham Hall, with its huge Corinthian columns, a stained-glass skylight, and a towering seven-story gilded-dome ceiling. The space can hold up to 500 guests for dinner and dancing. There are also smaller spaces like the Oak Room, perfect for intimate gatherings, and a cocktail lounge. Prices upon request.
Hornblower Cruises & Events353 West St., at Houston St.; 646-576-8410; hornblowernewyork.com
For an ecofriendly wedding at sea, couples can opt to exchange vows on the 148-foot Hornblower Hybrid yacht, which holds up to 600 guests and is powered by hydrogen-fuel cells, solar panels, and wind turbines. Guests can take in unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan skyline from climate-controlled indoor spaces or outdoor observation decks. Prices upon request.theworkscatering.com
Literary types enamored with the idea of marrying among wall-to-wall tomes seek out this Nolita bookshop. With its 20-foot ceilings, spiral staircases, mahogany paneling, wraparound mezzanine, and rows of books, the charming space can hold up to 150 guests for a sit-down dinner with dancing, or 200 for cocktails. From $150 per person; proceeds benefit the homeless living with HIV and AIDS. (good value)thelambsclub.com
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s carefully crafted menus make gatherings at the Lambs Club affairs to remember. Located in midtown’s Chatwal Hotel in a building that dates back to 1905, the sophisticated club includes two private event rooms, a stunning foyer, and a terrace perfect for cocktails. Prices upon request.thecentralparkboathouse.com
As the only lakeside reception venue in Manhattan, the Boathouse boasts rare Central Park access. The Lake Room, which holds 500 for cocktails or 230 for a seated dinner with dancing, has French doors that open to Central Park Lake and an English garden. The more intimate Indoor Dockside room accommodates up to 60. In-house catering is $85 to $235 per person.
Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue80 Fifth Ave., at 14th St., 17th fl.; 212-627-8838; manhattanpenthouse.com
Located on the top floor of an 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. From $120 to $160 per person for in-house catering, and $2,900 to $6,000 for space rental.
Metropolitan Building44-01 11th St., Long Island City; 718-784-3716; metropolitanbuilding.com
This converted warehouse offers two floors of unconventional spaces. The gray-and-white ballroom on the second floor is lined with library shelves and seats up to 150. The 9,000-square-foot open loft with exposed brick is surrounded by eight-foot windows and accommodates up to 250. Prices upon request.millesimerestaurant.com
This David Rockwell–designed bilevel restaurant, helmed by owner and chef Laurent Manrique, can accommodate 220 for a ceremony, and 260 for a seated dinner under the Tiffany-stained-glass dome. The grand-piano-equipped Salon Millesime is particularly lovely for cocktails. Packages from $125 per person.
The Montauk Club25 Eighth Ave., nr. Lincoln Pl., Park Slope; 718-638-0800; montaukclub.com
This opulent Brooklyn landmark, known for its signature carved-mahogany woodwork and stained-glass windows, was inspired by a palace on Venice’s Grand Canal. The gently age-worn space can seat 140. From $99 per person; catering is in-house.theuppercrustny.com
This exposed-brick loft space allows outside catering and provides an ideal blank canvas for creative-minded couples. It can accommodate a D.J. or live band and holds up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception, 175 for a buffet, and 128 for dinner and dancing. Space rental fees start at $3,500. In-house catering by The Upper Crust starts at $100 per person for cocktails.theparknyc.com
This 10,000-square-foot former taxi garage in Chelsea offers five areas for weddings of up to 1,000 people, including a penthouse with bamboo ceilings and an enclosed deck. Most couples opt for the covered outdoor garden, which can be used year-round. Each room is available for ceremonies and various reception styles. In-house catering and event planning are offered. Prices upon request.
- 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.