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. 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 350 seated guests). Beyond beef, fare like lobster Newburg is available, as well as updated versions of other classic dishes. Rates start at $100 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 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 twenty-foot windows, is just as memorable as chef Daniel Humm’s contemporary, French-inflected American cuisine ($165 per guest).
The Foundry42-38 9th St., nr. 43rd Ave., Long Island City; 718-786-7776; thefoundry.info
Artistic types love this restored former metal foundry, which can accommodate 125 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 $5,200 to $11,200, 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 168-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. Wedding packages start at $89 per person. Custom packages are also available.theworkscatering.com
Literary types enamored with the idea of marrying among wall-to-wall tomes seek out this Nolita bookshop. With its twenty-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 150 guests for a sit-down dinner with dancing, or 200 for cocktails. From $180 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 heated terrace perfect for cocktails and small dinners. 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 $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 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 $110 to $150 per person for in-house catering, and $2,900 to $5,000 for space rental.
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 275. Prices upon request.millesimerestaurant.com
This David Rockwell–designed bilevel restaurant, helmed by chef 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; catering is in-house.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.
From the Summer 2014 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, New York 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.
- Renaissance Event Hall
27-34 21st Street Long Island City, New York 11102 ; Tel: 718-274-4590 ; renaissanceeventhall.com
We specialize in creating distinctive, incomparable events and weddings. We create events that spark, amaze and inspire. It's only one event at a time. Our space, with its award-winning interior design, is all yours!
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.
- The Kitano New York
66 Park Avenue at 38th Street New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-885-7017 ; www.kitano.com
The Penthouse Banquet Suite at The Kitano New York, a luxury boutique hotel, features large outdoor terraces with outstanding views of the Empire State Building and Midtown Manhattan. The Penthouse can accommodate 75 for dinner or 150 for a reception.
- 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 to a balcony overlooking the Long Meadow. Hosts up to 175 for dinner and dancing; rental fee includes chairs, tables, and upright piano.
- The Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 ; Tel: 212-490-8900 ; www.westinnewyorkgrandcentral.com/weddings
Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, The Westin New York Grand Central's modern design and urban sophistication make it ideal for NYC couples. Experience spacious, well-appointed guestrooms and celebrate your special day in 15,000 square feet of versatile event space.
- 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".