Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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LOFTS & RAW SPACES
The Dumbo Loft155 Water St., nr. Pearl St., Dumbo; 718-310-3040; thedumboloft.com
Built in 1891, this renovated 3,200-square-foot former coffee factory offers a rustic blank canvas for couples who want to mastermind their own décor. The vibe is industrial but warm, with exposed-brick walls, hardwood floors, and enormous windows that offer views of the neighborhood. A smaller space nearby, Dumbo Spot, can be rented for wedding ceremonies or cocktail hours. Prices upon request.
The Foundry42-38 9th St., Long Island City; 718-786-7776; thefoundry.info
Artistic types love this restored former metal foundry, which can accommodate 165 for dinner or 180 for cocktails. Inspired touches like chimneys visible through the main hall’s skylight, a caldron 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 $6,300 to $11,800, depending on the season, plus an additional fee for use of the outdoor cobblestone courtyard, the terrace, and the greenhouse. The venue also requires couples use a recommended caterer.
Gary's Loft28 W. 36th St., nr. Fifth Ave., penthouse; 212-244-0970; garysloft.com
The 4,500-square-foot penthouse of this two-story loft is fully furnished with American folk antiques and shabby-chic furniture. Three walls of windows on each floor and four skylights offer jaw-dropping views of the Empire State Building. From $6,000 to $9,800 for space rental; access to the roof deck for an additional $2,500.
The Glasshouses545 W. 25th St., nr. Tenth Ave., 14th and 21st fls.; 212-242-7800; theglasshouses.com
These two spaces are more polished than most lofts, with floor-to-ceiling Hudson River views, shiny terrazzo floors, and state-of-the-art sound systems. Glasshouse 14 is 3,600 square feet; Glasshouse 21 is 3,400 square feet and has a terrace. Both can fit 200 for cocktails and up to 150 for a seated reception. Prices upon request.
The Green Building452 Union St., at Bond St., Gowanus; 718-522-3363; thegreenbuildingnyc.com
With oodles of exposed brick, this romantic former brass foundry provides lots of space for creative couples to make their mark (including a 2,400-square-foot courtyard open year-round). It offers an extensive Brooklyn-based vendor list to choose from, including in-house furniture rentals, event-planning services, and more. The space can hold up to 250 for cocktails or 160 for dinner and dancing. Prices upon request. (good value)hudsonterracenyc.com
Couples in search of a sleek, sultry space with killer views seek out Hudson Terrace. The bilevel 10,000-square-foot venue is divided into an enclosed salon with an attached outdoor patio and a rooftop garden with a retractable roof. The space comes equipped with a stage for live bands, as well as three high-tech DJ booths. Prices upon request.
Kai Studio1011 Dean St., nr. Franklin Ave., Prospect Heights; 718-857-4705; kaistudiobk.com
This ultramodern 6,000-square-foot venue has 30-foot ceilings hung with white velour curtains and two large lounge areas. The studio can accommodate 350 guests for cocktails and up to 150 for a seated dinner. Rates start at $6,875 for five hours, which includes one hour of open bar.
Kings County Distillery299 Sands St., at Navy St., Bldg. 121 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard; kingscountydistillery.com
Guests can chat over cocktails amid the ground floor’s fermentation tanks before heading upstairs to the rustic tasting room for dinner. Caterers must be prepared to work without a prep kitchen. The venue holds 150 for cocktails and 75 for a sit-down dinner. Prices start at $10,000.
Midtown Loft and Terrace267 Fifth Ave., at 29th St., 11th fl.; 888-435-4979; midtownloft.net
Exchange your vows while looking out at the Empire State Building on this 3,400-square-foot rooftop with a wraparound terrace. While the roof itself is an independent space (with bathrooms, a kitchen, and an enclosed lounge area equipped with a fireplace), couples generally choose to utilize the airy loft below for the reception. Four walls of windows provide a continued panoramic view. From $6,000 to $10,000.
Metropolitan Pavilion125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-463-0071; metropolitanevents.com
Here you’ll find a plethora of versatile spaces that can be transformed into rollicking party venues. Most start as clean, minimalist lofts with high ceilings that may be sectioned off to accommodate 100 people for a seated dinner or left open for a 1,565-person blowout cocktail party. Space rental runs from $5,950 to $20,500 plus cleaning fees; catering prices upon request.
The Powerhouse Arena37 Main St., at Water St., Dumbo; 718-666-3049, ext. 3; powerhousearena.com
This 5,200-square-foot gallery and bookstore is just steps from the Brooklyn waterfront in one of the borough’s most picturesque neighborhoods. The sun-drenched arena features amphitheater-style seating and an ample lounge. Prices start at $8,500 for 150 seated guests, including use of the main space, lounge, and house sound and DJ equipment.
Ramscale Studios463 West St., nr. Bethune St., penthouse; 212-206-6580; ramscale.com
Many a couple has happily wed in this popular 13th-floor studio, which offers panoramic city views and an expansive terrace that can be tented and heated during the cold months. The space can accommodate 100 people for a seated dinner. Prices start at $8,500 for Friday-night receptions and $9,500 on Saturdays. (good value)
Skylight Modern537 W. 27th St., nr. 11th Ave.; 212-736-6200; skylightnyc.com
This raw, cavernous interior, ideal for massive blowouts, offers 15,000 square feet of space with 18-foot ceilings. The venue is yours for the decorating and can comfortably fit 500 for a sit-down affair and 645 for cocktails. Events start at $29,000. Minimum two-day rental.splashlight.com
Conveniently located near the Holland Tunnel, this venue is widely used for runway shows and editorial and advertising photo shoots. Its crisp, clean studios serve as the perfect backdrops for inventive minds who want to design their wedding aesthetic from scratch. The studio offers a variety of spaces, ranging in size from 2,300 to 3,000 square feet, which can be rented individually or combined for larger events. Prices upon request.
Studio 450450 W. 31st St., nr. Tenth Ave.; 212-290-1400; studio450ny.com
This two-story penthouse loft can fit 275 for cocktails or 220 for a seated dinner. Its wraparound terrace, which boasts spectacular views of the Hudson River and midtown Manhattan, is a big draw. Movable walls make the space flexible enough to accommodate intimate gatherings or sizable fêtes and also separate the ceremony from the reception. From $6,000 to $10,000.unionsquareballroom.com
Recessed floor lighting gives this two-room space a modern feel, but couples can tailor it to suit their style. The 2,500-square-foot ballroom hosts up to 150 seated guests with a dance floor at a cost of $140 to $190 per person. A swank lounge connected to the ballroom is ideal for the cocktail hour.
- 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.
- Amali Restaurant
Tel: 212-339-8363 ; www.AmaliNYC.com
Praised by the New York Times for our wine list and sustainable business practices, Amali restaurant offers private rooms for parties from 20 to 150 guests. One of Eater's 38 Essential New York Restaurants, we have catered events at art galleries, the Freedom Tower and the Hearst Castle in California.
- Bedell Cellars
36225 Main Road Cutchogue, NY 11935 ; Tel: 631-734-7537 ; Bedellcellars.com
Bedell Cellars is a critically acclaimed winery on the picturesque North Fork of Long Island. Framed by a backdrop of rolling vineyards, our venue provides a welcoming canvas to create your unique event. It’s the perfect setting for a celebration that will leave the best impression for your special day.
- 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.
130 Bowery Street New York, NY 10013 ; Tel: 212-334-5500 ; www.capitaleny.com
Originally the Bowery Savings Bank, this iconic NYC landmark building features a lavish atmosphere, five-star menus, and unparalleled service. Its 65-foot ornate-coved ceiling and jewel-toned stained glass skylight create a one-of-a-kind backdrop for star-studded events, glamorous weddings, and the city's most elite fundraisers.
- 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.
- Current at Chelsea Piers
Pier 59, Chelsea Piers - 23rd Street and West Side Highway New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-336-6144 ; www.piersixty.com
One of New York City’s newest waterfront venues, Current offers an expansive open space filled with natural light overlooking the Hudson River and Chelsea Piers marina. Renowned caterer Abigail Kirsch provides unparalleled cuisine and service, while Current’s team of event professionals work to make your wedding nothing short of spectacular.
- Dobbin St
64 Dobbin Street Brooklyn, NY ; Tel: 718-302-0400 ; dobbinst.com
Dobbin St, a new luxury venue, was designed specifically to host a range of events from spectacular galas to beautiful weddings. The venue combines 8,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space including a light filled main area with 22 foot vaulted ceilings, an entire client floor, and a Nordic-inspired rooftop boasting Manhattan skyline views.
- Elite Private Yachts
Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, Suite 200 New York, NY, 10011 ; Tel: 646-358-3141 ; EntertainmentCruises.com
Say “I Do” to a wedding with a view aboard Atlantica and Manhattan Elite Private Yachts. Cruise along the NYC Harbor in a unique floating space with stunning city skyline views. Our chartered yachts offer customizeable menu and entertainment options, as well as flexible boarding and cruising times.
- 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.
- House of the Redeemer
7 East 95th Street New York, NY 10128 ; Tel: 212-289-0399 ; www.houseoftheredeemer.org
An Italian Renaissance style palazzo featuring a 16th century wood-paneled library imported from Italy by a great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt. The first floor of the Landmark building is available for a 100 person sit-down dinner; the second floor can accommodate up to 125 for cocktails. Rental fees from $3,000.
- 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.
- New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458 ; Tel: 646-741-1400 ; www.nybgevents.com
No matter the season, let the stunning scene of world-class gardens and multiple event venues create the perfect backdrop for your wedding. With a New York renowned culinary team and expert planners, STARR Events creates memorable experiences with inventive cuisine and unparalleled service.
- One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center
285 Fulton Street (Entrance between West and Vesey Street) New York, NY 10007 ; Tel: 212-602-4090 ; oneworldobservatory.com/private-events
Forever Starts at One. Start Forever Where You Can See Forever™ One World Observatory offers world-class expertise with upscale service, exclusive amenities and unforgettable views. With over 9,000 square feet of flexible event space accommodating up to 300 Guests, we invite couples to say, I Do, to One World Observatory.
- Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor New York, NY 10112 ; Tel: 212-632-5000 ; www.rainbowroom.com
Romance and glamour envelop once-in-a-lifetime memories at the iconic Rainbow Room. Soaring 65 stories above Midtown Manhattan, magical moments are captured against a sparkling backdrop of city lights and expertly tailored event design. Rainbow Room chefs and hospitality professionals are among the most sought-after talent in their industries, promising to deliver on the venue’s immaculate reputation and guaranteeing unforgettable milestones.
- 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.
- Terrace On The Park
52-11 111th Street Flushing Meadows Park, NY 11368 ; Tel: 718-592-5000 ; www.Terraceonthepark.com
Terrace On The Park provides a breathtaking setting for unforgettable weddings. Perched high above Flushing Meadows Park in central Queens, boasting unparalleled vistas of the park and the glittering Manhattan skyline beyond. All of the event spaces feature floor to ceiling windows with unforgettable views, while the Rooftop and Penthouse offering sweeping 360-degree panoramas year round.
- The Edison Ballroom
240 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 212-201-7650 ; www.edisonballroom.com
The Edison Ballroom is an elegant event space located in the heart of Times Square. This historical venue re-opened in 2008 after a multi-million dollar renovation. With its plush leather walls, illuminated glass tiles and grand crystal chandeliers, the venue is best described as art deco flair with a modern twist.
- The Glasshouses
545 West 25th Street, 21st Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-634-8797 ; www.theglasshouses.com
The Glasshouses is a premier event space in NYC. With high ceiling heights and floor to ceiling windows, the Glasshouses will have you and your guests be surrounded by spectacular views of the Hudson River, Downtown and Midtown Manhattan. We provide a beautiful blank canvas for you to create the space to fit your style and taste. Contact us today to schedule a visit.
- 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.
- The Prince George Ballroom
Tel: 212-471-0882 ; www.princegeorgeballroom.org
History meets luxury at Flatiron’s premier wedding destination. Conveniently located between Fifth and Madison Avenues and meticulously restored to its original Neo-Renaissance splendor, this truly unique space boasts great acoustics and décor.
175 Broadway Brooklyn NY 11211 ; Tel: 718-963-3639 ; www.weylin.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.