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Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.

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Attic Studios

1105 44th Rd., Long Island City 718-360-1978;

Talk about authentic: This former printing factory still has metal shavings embedded in the finish of its hardwood and cement floors. It also boasts preserved steel beams and girders and impressive views of the Manhattan skyline. The main event space (Studio A) can hold up to 275 guests for a cocktail reception and 150 for a sit-down dinner. Smaller studios can also be rented. Prices upon request.

The Dumbo Loft

155 Water St., nr. Pearl St., Dumbo; 718-310-3040;

Built in 1891, this renovated 3,200-square-foot for ouples 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.

Gary's Loft

28 W. 36th St., nr. Fifth Ave., penthouse; 212-244-0970;

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 $5,600 to $9,200 for space rental; access to the roof deck for an additional $2,500.

The Glasshouses

545 W. 25th St., nr. Tenth Ave., 14th and 21st fls.; 212-242-7800, ext. 1;

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 Building

452 Union St., at Bond St., Gowanus; 718-522-3363;

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. Purslane Catering oversees the culinary offerings. The space can hold up to 250 for cocktails or 160 for a ceremony, dinner, and dancing. Prices upon request. (good value)

Hudson Terrace

621 W. 46th St., nr. 11th Ave.; 212-315-9400;

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. Music-focused couples will love that the space comes equipped with a stage for live bands, as well as three high-tech D.J. booths. Prices upon request.

Kai Studio

1011 Dean St., nr. Franklin Ave., Prospect Heights; 718-857-4705;

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 Distillery

299 Sands St., at Navy St., Bldg. 121 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard;

Guests can chat over cocktails amid the ground floor’s fermentation tanks before heading upstairs to the rustic barrel room for dinner. Caterers must be prepared to work without a prep kitchen. The venue holds 150 for cocktails and 100 for a sit-down dinner. Prices start at $5,000.

Midtown Loft

267 Fifth Ave., at 29th St., Ste. 100; 888-435-4979;

Exchange your vows while looking out at the Empire State Building on this 3,600 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 fireplace), couples generally choose to utilize the airy loft below for the reception. Four walls of windows provide a continued panoramic view. Prices start at $4,000.

Metropolitan Pavilion

125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-463-0071;

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 1,600-person blowout cocktail party. Space rental runs from $6,000 to $21,000; catering prices upon request.

The Powerhouse Arena

37 Main St., at Water St., Dumbo; 718-666-3049, ext. 1;

This 5,800-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 D.J. equipment.

Ramscale Studios

463 West St., nr. Bethune St., 13th fl.; 212-206-6580;

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 $6,500 for Friday-night receptions, and $7,500 on Saturdays. (good value)

Skylight at Moynihan Station

360 W. 33rd St., nr. Eighth Ave. 212-736-6200;

Couples looking for a mix of old-school grandeur and industrial glamour find it at this venue, located in the historic James A. Farley Post Office Building. Originally built in 1912, this spot boasts a Beaux-Arts exterior and a surprisingly raw, cavernous interior, ideal for massive blowouts. The venue is yours for the decorating and can comfortably fit 700 for a sit-down affair and 1,200 for cocktails. Prices upon request.


75 Varick St., at Canal St., third fl.; 212-268-7247;

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 10,600 square feet, which can be rented individually or combined for larger events. Prices upon request.

Studio 450

450 W. 31st St., nr. Tenth Ave., 12th fl.; 212-290-1400;

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.

Top of the Garden

251 W. 30th St., nr. Eighth Ave., 16th fl. 212-643-0055;

This modern 3,000-square-foot penthouse loft has a wide-open floor plan. Two walls of windows offer views of the Empire State Building and Manhattan cityscape, as does the 1,000-square-foot terrace, which can be heated during the winter months. The space accommodates up to 150 for a cocktail reception and up to 80 for a sit-down dinner with a dance floor.Site rental is $4,000.

Union Square Ballroom

27 Union Square W., nr. 16th St.; 212-645-1802;

Recessed floor lighting gives this two-room space a modern feel, but couples can tailor it to suit their style. The 2,600-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.


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