Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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PARTY SPACES & RESTAURANTS (cont'd)
Even the most experienced food aficionados still flip for Per Se, where renowned chef Thomas Keller crafts American contemporary cuisine using French techniques. The private dining room here can accommodate up to 60 guests for an elaborate seated dinner and 80 guests for a standing reception. Prices upon request.
The Pratt Mansions Fifth Avenue1027 Fifth Ave., nr. E. 84th St. 646-879-7259; prattmansions.org
These three historic Beaux Arts mansions offer a selection of period-furnished salons on two floors, plus circular marble staircases that are perfect for the grand bridal entrance. Each accommodates up to 150 for a seated dinner. A preferred list of caterers is available upon request. From $3,000 to $5,000.public-nyc.com
This Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Nolita features a “free-spirited fusion” menu from chef Brad Farmerie and can host sit-down receptions for up to 120 guests. It can also serve as the ceremony site, with a lounge–cum–dressing room and a picture window looking onto the Elizabeth Street Garden. From $25,000, including catering.purefoodandwine.com
This trendy restaurant has health-conscious cuisine and a garden deck that’s ideal for small weddings (up to 130 seated guests). The food—organic, vegan, and raw—is prepared with precision, and even the tap water is purified through a high-end filtration system. Prices upon request. (ecofriendly)rebarnyc.com
Those looking for a warm, relaxed ambience adore this converted industrial loft space, whose mezzanine-level gastropub boasts intricate ironwork and steelwork, antique tulip chandeliers, and ornate stained-glass windows. The space can accommodate up to 225 guests for a “Brooklyn-style wedding.” A special Saturday and Sunday package, which includes catering, an open bar, a D.J., flowers, and gratuity, is available. Prices upon request.rivercafe.com
Couples who book this water’s-edge institution will enjoy the bohemian romance of old Brooklyn, without sacrificing a glorious city backdrop. The venue’s popular Terrace Room is festooned in abundant greenery and features a water-stream entrance, which opens up to an expansive view of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and Manhattan skyline. The intimate room can hold up to 110 guests (or up to 80 with a dance floor). From $225 to $275 per person.riverparknyc.com
Top Chef host Tom Colicchio’s Kips Bay restaurant takes the farm-to-table craze literally, offering over 165 kinds of vegetables, fruits, and herbs from the adjacent 14,000-square-foot Riverpark Farm. Small receptions can be held in the elegant glass-walled cube space, and the entire restaurant can be rented for larger parties. The space accommodates up to 300 guests for dinner, 575 for cocktail receptions. Prices upon request.russiantearoomnyc.com
Founded by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1927, the Tea Room offers a “modern continental” menu with a Russian influence and has three private rooms that can accommodate 20 to 300 people. Each is exquisitely decked out in colored glass or intricate woodwork. Its cushy red-leather banquettes are unmistakable, and kitschy decorative touches, like a bear-shaped aquarium, abound. Prices upon request.skylightnyc.com
This multilevel loft offers indoor and outdoor settings for ceremonies and receptions. The 20,000-square-foot indoor space features a neutral color palette so couples can imprint their own style. A transparent tent is available for an alfresco reception on the rooftop, which holds 200 for dinner or 300 for cocktails. Gallery rental starts at $8,000; studio with rooftop starts at $13,000. Catering is not included.chelseapiers.com/specialevents
With three walls of windows overlooking the Hudson River, Sunset Terrace makes for the perfect New York wedding. Packages include a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, and open bar and start at $125 per guest.
Tribeca Rooftop2 Desbrosses St., nr. Hudson St.; 212-625-2600; apogeeevents.com
One of the most popular event spaces in Manhattan, this indoor-outdoor event space is usually booked a year in advance for weekends. The 15,000-square-foot skylight-lit penthouse with views of the Hudson River and the Empire State Building seats up to 300 guests with dancing (or 400 without). Prices—which include an open bar, wedding cake, and dinner—are $160 to $255 per person.
Twenty Four Fifth24 Fifth Ave., nr. 9th St.; 212-505-8000; twentyfourfifth.com
This former Fifth Avenue Hotel boasts David Rockwell-design topiaries in its original twenties ballroom. Etched silver-leaf mirrors offset the cream-colored walls, and chandeliers illuminate the sunken dance floor. Steps away from Washington Square (and with spectacular views of Fifth Avenue), the venue can accommodate up to 300 for cocktails or 250 for dinner; menus and prices available upon request.thewaterclub.com
Spring and summer fêtes here are often held on the outside deck with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. The upper deck, which seats up to 80 for dinner, or in the River Room, which seats up to 180 for dinner and has space for dancing, are also available. From $150 per person.
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.