Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.
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LOFTS & RAW SPACES
Abigail Kirsch, Stage 6 at Steiner Studios15 Washington Ave., nr. Flushing Ave., Brooklyn Navy Yard; 718-237-1919; abigailkirsch.com
This addition to the Abigail Kirsch family of venues includes a rooftop terrace overlooking the East River with two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows and a huge ballroom on the third floor. The space can accommodate parties both large and small—anywhere from 50 to 650 guests for dinner and dancing. From $125 per person.
Denise Bibro Fine Art529 W. 20th St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 4W; 212-647-7030; denisebibrofineart.com
The walls of this 1,800-square-foot fourth-floor space are mostly unbroken—save for a few romantic nooks; a smaller area is also available. The gallery can accommodate up to 125 seated guests; its twelve-foot-high walls are dotted with abstract art. From $500 to $5,000. Space can only be booked for after-gallery hours (6 p.m. onward). (good value)
The Dumbo Loft155 Water St., nr. Pearl St., Dumbo 718-310-3040; thedumboloft.com
This 3,200-square-foot former coffee factory features exposed-brick walls, hardwood floors, and enormous windows. A smaller space nearby, the Dumbo Spot, can be rented for wedding ceremonies or cocktail hours. Prices upon request.
Gary's Loft28 W. 36th St., nr. Fifth Ave., penthouse; 212-244-0907; garysloft.com
The 9,000-square-foot penthouse of this two-story loft is fully furnished with American folk antiques and shabby-chic furniture. Three walls of eleven-foot-tall windows and four skylights offer jaw-dropping views of the Empire State Building. From $5,000 to $8,600 for space rental; access to the roof deck for an additional $1,800. (good value)
The Glasshouses545 W. 25th St., nr. Tenth Ave., 14th and 21st fl.; 212-242-7800, ext. 11; theglasshouses.com
These two spaces are more polished than most lofts, with floor-to-ceiling Hudson River views, shiny terrazzo floors, and a state-of-the-art sound system. 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. It offers an extensive and heavily Brooklyn-based vendor list to choose from, including in-house furniture rentals, event-planning services, and more. The space can hold up to 160 for a ceremony, dinner and dancing. Prices start at $5,900 for a Saturday event. (good value)hudsonterracenyc.com
Couples looking for 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 retractable roof. It boasts sultry, sleek décor and stunning river views. 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 Studio1011 Dean St., nr. Franklin Ave., Prospect Heights; 718-857-4705; kaistudiobk.com
This ultramodern 6,000-square-foot venue has 30-foot ceilings adorned 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 $6,858 for five hours, which includes two hours of open bar. (good value)
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 can be sectioned off to accommodate 100 people for a seated dinner or left open for a 900-person blowout. Space rental runs from $5,500 to $17,750; catering prices upon request.
The Powerhouse Arena37 Main St., at Water St., Dumbo 718-666-3049, ext. 123; powerhousearena.com
This 5,800-square-foot loftlike space 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.
Ramscale463 West St., nr. Bethune St.; 212-206-6580; ramscale.com
These two thirteenth-floor studios offer panoramic city views. Both spaces, which are connected, feature expansive terraces that can be tented and heated in cold-weather months; one can accommodate 150 guests for cocktails, and the other fits 100. Weekend prices range from $4,500 for the smaller studio to $6,500 for the larger (catering not included). (good value)smackmellon.org
This art gallery sits in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge and is a favorite among creative couples. Twenty-five windows overlooking the East River flood the venue with light during daytime affairs. The 4,500-square-foot loft space features exposed-brick walls, dramatic ceilings that soar 35 feet, and massive industrial pillars. Average space-rental rates run between $3,000 and $7,500. (good value)splashlight.com
Conveniently located near the Holland Tunnel, this venue is widely used for runway shows and editorial photo shoots. Its crisp, clean studios serve as the perfect backdrops for creative 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. Prices upon request.
Studio 450450 W. 31st St., nr. Tenth Ave., twelfth fl.; 212-290-1400; studio450ny.com
This two-story penthouse loft can fit 275 for cocktails or 220 for a seated dinner. Its wraparound terrace, with spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Empire State Building, is a big draw. Movable walls make the space flexible enough to accommodate intimate gatherings or big blowouts. From $6,000. (good value)unionsquareballroom.com
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 can host up to 150 seated guests with a dance floor at a cost of $140 to $165 per person. A swank lounge connected to the ballroom is ideal for the cocktail hour.
From the Summer 2013 New York Wedding Guide
- 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.
- Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships
71 West 23rd Street, #1611 New York, NY 10010 ; Tel: 212-696-4076 ; www.abigailkirsch.com
Memorable weddings and Abigail Kirsch are synonymous. Whether at one of our exclusive venues or a select venue in the tri-state area, our event managers will create a unique celebration that reflects your vision.
- Columbia University Faculty House
64 Morningside Drive New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-854-1200 ; facultyhouse.com
Celebrate a unique marriage of city sophistication and Ivy League cachet at our premier Upper Manhattan venue. A beautifully updated 1920s landmark, Faculty House features elegant banquet rooms and a terrace with skyline views.
- Glen Cove Mansion Hotel & Conference Center
200 Dosoris Lane Glen Cove, NY 11542 ; Tel: 516-674-2955 ; www.glencovemansion.com
You've imagined the day countless times: The whole world gazes as the beautiful bride makes a magnificent entrance amid richly luxurious surroundings. For such a dream wedding, only the classic elegance and sophisticated style of Glen Cove Mansion will do.
- H on the Harbor
410 Main Street Port Washington, NY 11050 ; Tel: 516-883-0091 ; www.hontheharbor.com
H on The Harbor - a Gold Coast gem on Manhasset Bay - hosts weddings with spectacular food, service and detail. The 3000 sq. ft. sleek, lofty, open setting is suitable for any exclusive event. Steps from LIRR. Like us on facebook!
- 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.
- Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 212-780-1942 ; www.theworkscatering.com
With 20-foot ceilings, spiral staircases and mahogany paneling, this bookshop is like an Ivy League library. Accommodates 130 for a sit-down dinner with dancing; in-house catering available. Evening rental starts at $2,500; proceeds benefit homeless living with HIV and AIDS.
- Le Parker Meridien New York
119 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 212-245-5000 ; www.parkermeridien.com
Create lasting memories as you dance and dine the night away perched high above the clouds in the Estrela Penthouse. Guided by Le Parker Meridien's pros, our Stress-Free Wedding Package makes planning a breeze.
- Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue
80 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-627-8838 ; www.ManhattanPenthouse.com
Our huge penthouse aerie has breathtaking 360° views through colossal Palladian windows and seats up to 200 guests with dancing. Our award winning cuisine and services are extraordinary and affordable. Our catering executives are outstanding.
- Oceana Restaurant
120 West 49th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues New York, NY ; Tel: 212-759-5941 ; www.OceanaRestaurant.com/weddings
One of New York's most elegant venues, Oceana's private event spaces accommodate up to 500 guests. The Michelin Star cuisine, world-class wine cellar, and legendary service will make your special day a spectacular success.
- Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate
135 West Gate Drive Huntington, NY 11743 ; Tel: 631-659-1400 ; www.oheka.com
Breathtakingly beautiful from the historic estate and formal gardens to the elegant rooms, meticulous service, European ambience, and award winning cuisine OHEKA is the finest wedding venue in the world.
- The Glasshouses
545 West 25th Street, 21st Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-242-7800 x11 ; www.theglasshouses.com
The Glasshouses is a unique venue that provides personal and detailed service and boasts of magnificent views of the downtown and midtown Manhattan, Hudson River and beautiful sunsets.
- The Grandview
176 Rinaldi Boulevard Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 ; Tel: 845-486-4700 ; www.grandviewevents.com
Hudson Valley's newest luxury event facility built on the Hudson River's edge. Meticulously manicured landscaping with ceremony areas plus panoramic views of Mid-Hudson Bridge and Marina. Draped Outdoor Tent with Chandeliers and Grand Ballroom options.
- 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.
- Top of the Garden Event Space
251 West 30th Street,16th Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-643-0055 ; www.TOTG.biz
Our loft and terrace is yours to claim. An L-shaped loft space that lets your imagination come alive. Whether it's a wedding, birthday, cocktail party, anniversary, or other worthy occasion. TOTG specializes in intimate dinners and weddings. Rates start at $4000.