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 160. 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.delmonicosrestaurant.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 such as lobster Newburg is available, as well as updated versions of other classic dishes. Rates start at $125 per person. No outside catering, except for kosher.
Diamond Horseshoe235 W. 46th St., nr. Eighth Ave., in the Paramount Hotel; 212-706-7448; diamondhorseshoe.com
Originally opened in 1938 by vaudeville producer Billy Rose, this subterranean nightclub was recently renovated and reopened as a private event space. It’s been transformed into a glittering Art Deco–inspired ballroom, while preserving historical accents such as the iron staircase, marble ceilings, and original horseshoe shape. Packages include a cocktail hour, open bar, and seated dinner from $245 per person.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 upon request.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 ($165 per guest) in the private spaces.
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 100 to 620 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 15-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 250 for cocktails and 160 for a seated dinner with dancing. Rates start at $6,100; outside catering is required.
Frankies 457 Spuntino457 Court St., nr. 4th Pl., Carroll Gardens; 718-403-0033; 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 such as meatballs and cavatelli with sausage and browned sage butter. Wedding packages, including catering, start at $90 per person.
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 such as the Oak Room, perfect for intimate gatherings, and a cocktail lounge. Prices upon request.
The Grandview176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie; 845-486-4700; grandviewevents.com
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Hudson River with views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the Grandview can provide a tented outdoor ballroom that can accommodate 240 guests or an indoor ballroom that holds up to 400. (Each space has its own outdoor patio and ceremony location.) Customizable packages include a day-of coordinator, and those who choose to stay in the nearby Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel will be shepherded directly to the venue by an antique trolley service. Prices upon request.
Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-2345; gurneysmontauk.com
Intimate ceremonies at this recently renovated oceanside resort typically take place on one of the space’s decks, which look out over a 1,000-square-foot private Montauk beach. Receptions can be held in a tented space or indoors at the banquet hall (220 guests). Gurney’s also offers add-on services such as a lobster- and clambake, a bonfire after-party, and a beach barbecue. Catering packages by LDV Hospitality include a raw bar, carving station, and mini-pastry buffet. Prices upon request.
Harbor Club at Prime95 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-5600; harborclubatprime.com
This waterfront wedding venue about an hour from Manhattan can accommodate 220 guests for a seated dinner in the Harborview Ballroom, which features floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the luxury yachts dotting the Huntington Harbor. The deck is a favorite choice for outdoor ceremonies, marked by sunset views offset by the area’s Gold Coast mansions. Prime’s menu includes seafood standouts such as an entrée of Chilean sea bass and baby bok choy. 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. Prices upon request. (ecofriendly)housingworks.org/bookstore/venue-rental
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)
Kinfolk 9494 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 347-799-2946; kinfolklife.com
Two of Kinfolk’s founders, Ryan Carney and Maceo NcNeff, conceived of this bar and club under the guidance of BergDesign Architecture, which used plywood, Douglas fir, and western red cedar to create a Pacific Northwest–inspired geodesic dome with a bar. The 1,700-square-foot space can accommodate up to 200 guests, with the ceremony typically held in the open, lofted side of the room and the reception in the alcoves of the bar. There are no restrictions on outside vendors. 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. Prices upon request.
This sixth-generation family business began as a downtown Manhattan bakery in 1917 and now operates over 15 wedding venues on Long Island and in Westchester and Connecticut. Couples can choose from a wide array of elegant, upscale settings, including a ceremony overlooking a Montauk lighthouse (360 East) or a lavish reception held in a private palace in Rye (Whitby Castle). Prices range from an $8,995 all-inclusive wedding package at the Brentwood Country Club to $300 per person at the ornate Bourne Mansion in Oakdale. Catering is exclusively in-house.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 80 on weekday nights. In-house catering is $165 to $245 per person, plus an $800 ceremony fee.
Manhattan Steamboat CompanyPier 60 at Chelsea Piers, nr. 11th Ave.; 917-686-1016; aquaazulyacht.com
This company’s 118-foot yacht, the Aqua Azul, boasts five levels that wedding parties of up to 350 guests can explore. Highlights include a grand piano on the lower deck and a private bridal cabin for post-ceremony touch-ups. Typically, the vessel stays docked at Pier 60 during the ceremony and cruises around the harbor during the reception, but for one recent wedding, the couple opted to take their vows with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop. Rates start at $130 per person for 100 people; outside catering is also welcome.
Metropolitan Building44-01 11th St., Long Island City; 718-784-3716; metropolitanbuilding.com
This converted warehouse offers three 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.millesimenyc.com
This David Rockwell–designed bilevel restaurant, helmed by owner and chef Laurent Manrique, can accommodate 120 for a ceremony and 300 for a seated dinner under the Tiffany-stained-glass dome. The grand-piano-equipped Salon Millesime is particularly lovely for cocktails. Packages from $145 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 provides an ideal blank canvas for creative-minded couples. It can accommodate a DJ or live band and holds up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception, 175 for a buffet, and 130 for dinner and dancing. Space rental fees start at $4,000. In-house catering by the Upper Crust starts at $85 per person for cocktails.theparknyc.com
This 10,000-square-foot former taxi garage in Chelsea offers five areas for weddings of up to 200 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.
- A Private Penthouse Affair
80 Fifth Ave New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-627-8838 ; www.manhattanpenthouse.com
Located on the top floor of a 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.
- Bathhouse Studios
540 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009 ; Tel: 212-388-1111 ; www.bathhousestudios.com
Built in 1904, the building served as a public bathhouse until 1958. Now it’s a sleek, industrial studio with exposed brick and soaring twenty-foot ceilings. Bathhouse has 3 levels including an outdoor roof deck that adds up to 8,000 sq. ft. of event space.
- Blue Water Grill
Tel: 212-675-9500 ; www.bluewatergrillnyc.com
Live jazz music, classic seafood dishes and a 'see and be seen' atmosphere make for a Union Square gem. Formerly the Metropolitan Bank, this historic, repurposed building draws in a vibrant crowd with its quality seafood, innovative sushi and live jazz.
- Brooklyn Grange
Clinton Ave and Flushing Ave, Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn, NY 11205 ; Tel: 347-670-3660 ; brooklyngrangefarm.com/events
Our rooftop farm offers a unique venue for a wedding you’ll never forget. With sunset light streaming across the river and the twinkling lights of the Manhattan skyline, there is no more romantic setting to tie the knot. Dining amongst the plants, Farm-to-table takes on a whole new meaning.
- Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 221-903-9647 ; carnegiehall.org/PrivateEvents
Matching the artistry and grandeur of the world’s most iconic music hall, the event spaces at Carnegie Hall lend elegance and style to your special events—from corporate dinners and conferences to non-profit galas, spectacular weddings, and intimate celebrations.
- Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-854-1200 ; facultyhouse.columbia.edu
Dating from 1923, this building contains 38,000 square feet of event space and is popular with couples getting married at nearby St. Paul’s Chapel and St. John the Divine. Bookable areas include the Presidential Ballroom, which accommodates up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing, and the Skyline Level, which fits 100 and offers vaulted ceilings, arched windows, and an outdoor terrace. Wedding packages start at $175 per guest.
- Gary's Lofts
Tel: 212-244-0970 ; www.garysloft.com
Gary's Lofts, located in Midtown Manhattan's Garment District offers beautifully designed studios with a Roof Deck featuring a breathtaking view of the Empire State Building, a perfect location to host Corporate Events, Social Gatherings and Weddings.
- Harbor Club at Prime
95 New York Avenue Huntington, NY 11743 ; Tel: 631-271-5600 ; harborclubatprime.com
Harbor Club at Prime’s stunning location on Huntington Harbor is an idyllic setting for both the wedding ceremony and reception. Clean, modern lines and sleek finishes provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Our commitment to culinary excellence and impeccable service will help create a unique and memorable wedding experience.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.