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 cake by pastry chef Sandro Micheli and floral design by L’Olivier. Three-course dinners are $140 per person; four courses, $170 per person.delmonicosny.com
This venerable Wall Street steak house has five old-timey-feeling rooms, the largest of which can seat 150 (or you can rent the entire restaurant, which can hold up to 350 seated guests). Beyond beef, traditional fare like lobster Newburg is available, as are updated versions of other classic dishes. Rates start at $100 per person. No outside catering except kosher.eatalyny.com
The 4,500-square-foot Birreria—which sits atop Mario Batali’s go-to destination for Italophiles, Eataly—has a clear retractable roof, giving guests breathtaking views of the city's night sky. Catering by Batali and Joe Bastianiach includes house-made favorites from Tuscan-inspired blood sausage to classic tiramisu. Up to 150 for a seated dinner. Prices upon request.edisonballroom.com
A multi-million-dollar renovation of Times Square’s Supper Club begat the handsome Edison Ballroom. This 17,000-square-foot space speaks to the ritzy Art Deco style of its original thirties form, emphasized by metallic details, tufted fabric walls, and a glass-enclosed mezzanine overlooking the ballroom. Prices start at $175 per person, including drinks and a three-course dinner.elevenmadisonpark.com
This twenties-era Art Deco building boasts two private-dining areas (together fitting up to 50 guests) overlooking the main dining room (another 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 ($165 per guest).
Entertainment CruisesPier 62, at W. 23rd St., Chelsea Piers, Ste. 200; 888-822-5997; entertainmentcruises.com
The well-appointed Bateaux, a 200-foot vessel with full glass enclosure, tours the southern tip of Manhattan from Chelsea Piers to the Williamsburg Bridge. Up to 300 guests can savor a four-course meal with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in view. From $119 per person. No outside catering.
The Foundry42-38 9th St., nr. 43rd Ave., Long Island City; 718-786-7776; thefoundry.info
Artistic types love this restored former metal foundry. Inspired touches like chimneys visible through the main hall’s skylight, a cauldron transformed into a fountain, and lots of ivy lend the building its special character—it requires little or no additional decoration. From $5,000 to $10,700, depending on the season, plus an additional fee for use of the outdoor cobblestone courtyard, the terrace, and the greenhouse. (good value)
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 transplanted art space maintains the industrial feel of its previous Williamsburg incarnation, but it now boasts higher 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 ceiling. The space can hold up to 500 guests for dinner and dancing. There are also smaller spaces: the Oak Room, perfect for intimate gatherings, and a cocktail lounge. Prices upon request.
Grand Prospect Hall263 Prospect Ave., nr. Fifth Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-788-0777; grandprospecthall.com
This stunning four-story 1892 Brooklyn institution accommodates anywhere from 70 to 2,000 guests. The Grand View, one of four spaces, has two domes and views of the Manhattan skyline. While specializing in Italian and French dishes, the in-house catering service prides itself on interpretations of Russian and Caribbean cuisines. From $90 per guest.
Hotel Chantelle92 Ludlow St., nr. Delancey St.; 212-254-9100; hotelchantelle.com
This ultra-hip, 8,900-square-foot trilevel venue is named for a French WWII safe house, and the décor harkens back to forties Paris. The rooftop offers a view of the Williamsburg Bridge and holds up to 85 people for dinner and dancing, while the lobby and underground club each accommodate up to 140 for cocktails. From $120 per person.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 resembles an Ivy League library. It can hold up to 130 guests for a sit-down dinner with dancing. Rental rates start at $2,500; proceeds benefit the homeless living with HIV and AIDS. (good value)icirestaurant.com
Located in a classic Brooklyn brownstone, this under-the-radar venue offers an elegant dining room, replete with original nineteenth-century moldings, that opens up onto a garden. The wedding package includes linens, printed menus, and creative cuisine sourced from nearby farms. Up to 110 for a cocktail-style reception; up to 85 for dinner and dancing. Prices upon request.
Kolo Klub1422 Grand St., at 15th St., second fl., Hoboken; 201-683-5465; koloklub.com
Located in a turn-of-the-century building, this 4,000-square-foot industrial loft has a rustic vaulted wood ceiling, vintage fixtures, leather seating, and striking views of Manhattan. The D.J.-friendly sound system and in-house catering team (helmed by chef Anthony Pino) can handle events for 25 to 199 guests. Prices upon request.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 and small dinners. Prices upon request.larrylawrencebar.com
This intimate Brooklyn hideaway is a offers a lofty, sophisticated space characterized by warmly lit alcoves, hardwood floors, a sleek bar, and a glassed-in upper-deck smoking area. Accommodates 150; prices upon request.
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers23rd St., at the Hudson River; 212-336-6144; piersixty.com
This airy West Side event space features floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous views of the Hudson River and an enormous, enclosed cocktail terrace. One hundred to 300 guests can be accommodated indoors for a sit-down dinner. Catering is by Abigail Kirsch and costs $135 to $250 per person. No outside catering, except kosher and Indian.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 elegant 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 $155 to $225 per person.
Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue80 Fifth Ave., at 14th St., seventeenth fl.; 212-627-8838; manhattanpenthouse.com
Located on the top floor of a historic building near Union Square, this bright, 8,000-square-foot space can accommodate up to 200 seated guests (with dancing). Arched twelve-foot-wide windows yield panoramic views that stretch from Wall Street to Times Square, and a stained-glass bar completes the effect. From $100 to $150 per person for in-house catering, and $1,900 to $5,000 for space rental.
The Mansion at Natirar2 Main St., Peapack-Gladstone, N.J.; 908-901-4713; natirar.com
Once owned by the King of Morocco, the Mansion at Natirar sits on a large country estate just 50 miles outside Manhattan. With classic architecture and breathtaking views of rolling hills, the newly renovated event space provides catering that uses locally grown and raised foods. Prices upon request.
Metropolitan Building44-01 11th St., at 44th Ave., 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 fourth-floor space is surrounded by eight-foot windows and accommodates up to 300. Prices upon request.carltonhotelny.com
This David Rockwell–designed bilevel restaurant, helmed by Laurent Manrique, can accommodate 220 for a ceremony or 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., at 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.newleafrestaurant.com/
This charming building, just steps from the Cloisters, boasts great views and a cozy, cottage-y feel. The restaurant’s dining room accommodates 56 seated guests, while the spacious patio, which can be tented in inclement weather, holds up to 150. From $155 per guest. In-house catering only.theparknyc.com
This 10,000-square-foot former taxi garage in Chelsea offers five areas for wedding parties, including a penthouse with bamboo ceilings and an enclosed deck. Most couples opt for the covered outdoor garden, which is available year-round. Each room is available for ceremonies and various reception styles. In-house catering and event planning available. Prices upon request.
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide
- 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.
- 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.
- Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-854-1200 ; facultyhouse.com
Celebrate a unique marriage of city sophistication and Ivy League cachet at our premier Upper Manhattan venue. A beautifully updated 1920s landmark, Faculty House features elegant banquet rooms and a terrace with skyline views.
- Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center
200 Dosoris Lane Glen Cove, NY 11542 ; Tel: 516-674-2955 ; www.glencovemansion.com
You've imagined the day countless times: The whole world gazes as the beautiful bride makes a magnificent entrance amid richly luxurious surroundings. For such a dream wedding, only the classic elegance and sophisticated style of Glen Cove Mansion will do.
- H on the Harbor
410 Main Street Port Washington, NY 11050 ; Tel: 516-883-0091 ; www.hontheharbor.com
H on The Harbor - a Gold Coast gem on Manhasset Bay - hosts weddings with spectacular food, service and detail. The 3000 sq. ft. sleek, lofty, open setting is suitable for any exclusive event. Steps from LIRR. Like us on facebook!
- 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.
- Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 212-780-1942 ; www.theworkscatering.com
With 20-foot ceilings, spiral staircases and mahogany paneling, this bookshop is like an Ivy League library. Accommodates 130 for a sit-down dinner with dancing; in-house catering available. Evening rental starts at $2,500; proceeds benefit homeless living with HIV and AIDS.
- Le Parker Meridien New York
119 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 212-245-5000 ; www.parkermeridien.com
Create lasting memories as you dance and dine the night away perched high above the clouds in the Estrela Penthouse. Guided by Le Parker Meridien's pros, our Stress-Free Wedding Package makes planning a breeze.
- Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue
80 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-627-8838 ; www.ManhattanPenthouse.com
Our huge penthouse aerie has breathtaking 360° views through colossal Palladian windows and seats up to 200 guests with dancing. Our award winning cuisine and services are extraordinary and affordable. Our catering executives are outstanding.
- Oceana Restaurant
120 West 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues New York, NY ; Tel: 212-759-5941 ; www.OceanaRestaurant.com/weddings
One of New York's most elegant venues, Oceana's private event spaces accommodate up to 500 guests. The Michelin Star cuisine, world-class wine cellar, and legendary service will make your special day a spectacular success.
- Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate
135 West Gate Drive Huntington, NY 11743 ; Tel: 631-659-1400 ; www.oheka.com
Breathtakingly beautiful from the historic estate and formal gardens to the elegant rooms, meticulous service, European ambience, and award winning cuisine OHEKA is the finest wedding venue in the world.
- The Glasshouses
545 West 25th Street, 21st Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-242-7800 x11 ; www.theglasshouses.com
The Glasshouses is a unique venue that provides personal and detailed service and boasts of magnificent views of the downtown and midtown Manhattan, Hudson River and beautiful sunsets.
- The Grandview
176 Rinaldi Boulevard Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 ; Tel: 845-486-4700 ; www.grandviewevents.com
Hudson Valley's newest luxury event facility built on the Hudson River's edge. Meticulously manicured landscaping with ceremony areas plus panoramic views of Mid-Hudson Bridge and Marina. Draped Outdoor Tent with Chandeliers and Grand Ballroom options.
- 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.
- Top of the Garden Event Space
251 West 30th Street,16th Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-643-0055 ; www.TOTG.biz
Our loft and terrace is yours to claim. An L-shaped loft space that lets your imagination come alive. Whether it's a wedding, birthday, cocktail party, anniversary, or other worthy occasion. TOTG specializes in intimate dinners and weddings. Rates start at $4000.