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 west room here can accommodate up to 66 guests for an elaborate seated dinner and 120 guests for a standing reception. Prices upon request.
Pier 60 and the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers21rd 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 400 guests can be accommodated indoors for a sit-down dinner at the Lighthouse, while the Current seats 75 to 250 and Pier Sixty 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. Prices upon request.
The Pratt Mansions Fifth Avenue1027 Fifth Ave., at 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 $4,500 to $7,000.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 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 $395 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 250 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. Part of the triplex space can accommodate 150 guests. From $10,000 to $12,000 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 $130 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 320 guests with dancing (or 380 without). Prices, which include a five-hour open bar, wedding cake, and dinner, are $230 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 180 for dinner and dancing. From $150 per person.
- 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.
- 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.