Bang for Your Buck
Union Square Ballroom
27 Union Sq. W., nr. 16th St.; 212-645-1802
This 4,000-square-foot venue seats 150 at $150 or $165 per person (snag lower fees during slow weeks). The fee includes rentals, a seated dinner (courtesy of their in-house caterer), a premium open bar or wine and beer. The catch? Said fee only buys you five hours in the space. Extra time is $10 per hour, per head, which still isn’t too bad.
From the Winter 2007 New York Wedding Guide