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.
- 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.