Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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PARTY SPACES & RESTAURANTS (cont'd)
Even the most well-versed gastronomes 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.
Pier 60 and the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers23rd St., at the Hudson River, 212-336-6144; piersixty.com
These airy West Side event spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous views of the Hudson River and enormous, enclosed cocktail terraces. One hundred to 300 guests can be accommodated indoors for a sit-down dinner at the Lighthouse, while Pier 60 can accommodate up to 2,000 for cocktails. Catering is by Abigail Kirsch and starts at $155 per person. No outside catering, except kosher and Indian.
Porterhouse New York10 Columbus Cir., nr. 58th St., fourth fl.; 212-823-9500; porterhousenewyork.com
Chef Michael Lomonaco’s classic New York steakhouse offers seating for up to 66 in The Vintage Room; for larger gatherings, the entire restaurant can be booked to take in the sweeping views of Central Park West, with seating for approximately 250. Lomonaco’s team customizes each event from a menu of American fare featuring premium seafood and raw bar offerings, aged prime beef hand-cut on-site daily, and classic salads and sides. From $132 per person.
The Pratt Mansions Fifth Avenue1027 Fifth Ave., nr. 84th St. 646-879-7259; prattmansions.org
Three historic Beaux-Arts mansions make up this venue, which is a New York City landmark. It offers a selection of antique-furnished salons on two floors, plus circular marble staircases perfect for the grand bridal entrance. Up to 150 can be seated for a dinner catered by one of the mansions’ preferred vendors. From $4,000 to $6,000.public-nyc.com
This Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Nolita features a “free-spirited fusion” menu from chef Brad Farmeri and can host sit-down receptions for up to 120 guests. It can also handle ceremonies, with a lounge–cum–dressing room and a picture window looking onto the Elizabeth Street Garden. From $30,000, including catering.rivercafe.com
Couples who book this water’s-edge institution enjoy the bohemian romance of old Brooklyn without sacrificing a Manhattan-skyline backdrop. The venue’s popular Terrace Room is festooned in abundant greenery and features a footbridge over a small stream. The space opens up to an expansive view of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and lower Manhattan. The intimate room can hold up to 110 guests (or up to 80 with a dance floor). From $225 to $295 per person.riverparknyc.com
Top Chef lead judge Tom Colicchio’s restaurant takes the farm-to-table craze literally, offering over 100 kinds of vegetables, fruits, and herbs from the adjacent 10,000-square-foot Riverpark Farm. Small receptions can be held in the stand-alone glass-walled cube space, and the entire restaurant can be rented for larger parties (up to 500 guests). Prices upon request.russiantearoomnyc.com
Founded by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1927, this storied spot offers a modern Continental menu with a Russian influence and has three private rooms that can accommodate up to 300 people. Each one 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, can be found throughout. Prices upon request.
632 on Hudson632 Hudson St., nr. Horatio St.; 212-620-7631; 632onhudson.com
This giant space was an abandoned sausage factory before the current owners transformed it into a mini-mansion decorated with Asian and Italian antiques. The ceremony usually takes place in the first-floor atrium, with the bride descending the grand staircase for a dramatic entrance. The downstairs space can accommodate 120 seated guests. From $4,500 to $10,000 for 12-hour rentals.
620 Loft & Garden620 Fifth Ave., nr. 50th St., seventh fl.; 212-593-9499; rockefellercenter.com/privateevents
This midtown penthouse features an outdoor garden with a fountain and views of the majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral; the indoor loft looks out onto Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. The garden holds up to 96 seated guests for a ceremony, the loft up to 100 for a seated dinner (with dance floor) or 165 for cocktails. Prices upon request.chelseapiers.com/specialevents
With three walls of windows overlooking the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, Sunset Terrace makes for a picture-perfect New York wedding. Packages include a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, and open bar and start at $128 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 venue is usually booked for weekends a year in advance. The 15,000-square-foot skylight 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 $320 per person.thewaterclub.com
Spring and summer fêtes here are often on the outside deck with views of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn as a backdrop. Cold-weather weddings are indoors on the upper deck, which seats up to 80 for dinner, or in the River Room, which holds as many as 160 for dinner and dancing. From $150 per person.
- 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.
- Amerivents at Queens Museum
NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368 ; Tel: 646-673-8814 ; amerivents.com
Catering to couples in the tri-state area, Amerivents creates highly personalized, unforgettable wedding experiences at any venue, and is the exclusive caterer for the spectacular new Queens Museum, overlooking the Unisphere.
- Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-854-1200 ; facultyhouse.com
With its historic details, flexible spaces, stunning views, and international cuisine – this newly renovated, Gold LEED-certified, campus landmark is the spot for your next event. Just 20 minutes from Midtown.
- Glen Cove Mansion
200 Dosoris Lane Glen Cove, NY 11542 ; Tel: 888-426-4252 ; www.GlenCoveMansion.com
You've imagined it countless times: Everyone gazes as the beautiful bride makes a magnificent entrance amid richly luxurious surroundings. For a dream wedding, only the classic elegance and style of Glen Cove Mansion will do.
- 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.
- Hotel Plaza Athenee
37 East 64th Street New York, NY 10065 ; Tel: 212-606-4663 ; www.plaza-athenee.com/weddings-en.html
The staff and management of the Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York realize that your choice of venue for your wedding is extremely important. We are committed to providing an exceptional, unique location for this most special event.
- 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.
- Montauk Yacht Club
32 Star Island Road Montauk, NY 11954 ; Tel: 631-668-3100 ; www.montaukyachtclub.com
The Montauk Yacht Club has a perfect location for everyone; from beachside reception to gala style wedding in our ballroom with exquisite catering and luxurious waterside settings, our wedding specialists will make your day perfect.
- 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.
- Neuman's Kitchen
203 Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002 ; Tel: 212-228-2444 ; www.neumanskitchen.com
The award-winning Neuman's Kitchen is the place for your wedding, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. Our services include: event and food design, personalized menus, venue sourcing, staffing and rentals, and more.
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.
- Sofitel New York
45 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-782-3022 ; www.sofitel-new-york.com
We invite you to create magnifque memories! A sophisticated blend of French style and American spirit, our hotel offers a 2,580 sq ft Le Grand Paris Ballroom and luxury service. Our Celebrity Chef customizes each event menu.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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".