Bang for Your Buck
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St., nr. Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights; 718-222-4111
For $3,500 you get eight hours on the first floor of this nineteenth-century building (seats 120). In-house catering (Cleaver Company, Movable Feast, Naturally Delicious, or Steven Brown Caterers) is not cheap, but the fee includes an on-site facility manager, security, and a fair share of your rentals, which is a budgetary bonus.
From the Winter 2007 New York Wedding Guide