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Metropolitan Building  

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Jung Lee
of Fête
Metropolitan Building
(44-01 11th St., nr. 44th Ave., Long Island City; 718-784-3716;
“A budget venue for a large party—ideally 200 to 250. Have the entire event in the fourth floor loft (8,000 square feet with 14-foot ceilings). Drape fabric to separate the room into two spaces, one for the ceremony and cocktails, the other for dinner and dancing. Mix round and square tables in a semi-circle around the dance floor.”
Caveat: “It’s in Long Island City, so guests will need transportation.”
Also try: The Foundry
Xochitl Gonzalez
of Always a Bridesmaid
(179 Franklin Street, nr. Hudson St.; 212-941-7661;
“This Tribeca restaurant feels more low-key than low-budget, and a buyout isn’t necessary to have privacy. A separate elevator goes from the wine cellar, where you can have a ceremony, to the second floor, where you can have dinner and dancing for 100. The food—modern Greek cuisine—wine, and service are unbeatable for the price.”
Caveat: “The cocktail hour and reception occur in separate areas of the same space.”
Also try: Manhattan Penthouse
Ellen Kostman
of SideKick Events
Twenty-Four Fifth
(24 Fifth Ave., at 9th St.; 212-505-8000;
“This tiny gilded ballroom feels like a mini-version of the Metropolitan Club, and it’s perfect for a 100-person reception. It’s ideal for steak-lovers; their in-house caterer owns the Strip House. Do cocktails in the draped-off space in the front and dinner and dancing in the gold, chandeliered main room, which is big enough for a six-piece band.”
Caveat: : “All rentals are provided, which may be too cookie-cutter for some.”
Also try: The Harvard Club


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