Skip to content, or skip to search.

The Ultimate Venue Guide


The Bell House  

Serial Renovators

The Bell House
This three-year-old 1920s-era printing factory turned performance venue (brought to you by the folks behind Brooklyn bocce bars Floyd and Union Hall) has become a fixture in the increasingly chic, arty, and not-quite-postindustrial Gowanus. The chandeliered space doesn’t need much in terms of mood lighting or décor—think nouveau saloon with oak bars, 25-foot ceilings, and vintage accents—and fits up to 200 for a seated dinner. Prices start at $7,660 for 70 guests (cocktail-style) or $10,700 for 150 guests (dinner), including staffing and two hours of premium open bar. 149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus; 718-643-6510; thebellhouseny.com

Brooklyn Lyceum
Depending on when you pop in, Brooklyn Lyceum is alternately a café, theater, comedy club, or music hall. It offers two sizable loftlike areas in its century-old neoclassical building (which originally served as a public bathhouse), but the upstairs space has the most character: Cathedral windows and sky-high ceilings scream art studio. Both spaces fit 100 to 125 comfortably for dinner and dancing. Site fees start at $3,000 for the first four hours and $300 per hour thereafter. Proceeds benefit Lyceum programming. 227 Fourth Ave., at President St., Park Slope; 718-857-4816; brooklynlyceum.com


The Dumbo Loft  

The Dumbo Loft
Housed in a nineteenth-century coffee factory that was “greened” and renovated in 2009, this venue boasts all the benefits of a raw space—but with plenty of character. Exposed brick, original wooden beams, and loads of windows welcome up to 120 people for dinner and dancing. There’s a staging area and refrigeration but no true kitchen, so make sure caterers can work accordingly. Site fees start at $2,500 for weekend rentals and $1,500 during the week. Management is in the process of opening a sister space down the street, which could be an option for the ceremony and cocktail hour, should you wish to avoid the dreaded space flip. 155 Water St., at Anchorage Pl., Dumbo; 718-310-3040; thedumboloft.com

SEND UPDATES

Spot an error in a listing or want to suggest an update? Contact us.

New York Weddings issue app ad
Advertising
Order the Weddings Issue Today

Cover of New York Magazine's Summer 2014 Wedding issue

Order This Issue

Advertising