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Smack Mellon
Thanks to this in-demand gallery’s expansive layout, just-gritty-enough façade, and bridge views, many couples are happy to embrace the challenge of holding their nuptials there. But Smack Mellon’s costs can quickly ratchet up, since you’ll have to bring in everything from cocktail tables to salt shakers. And although it’s only $4,000 to rent the venue, the capacity is just 75, so the per-head price is relatively high. Space rental is limited to months when there are no exhibitions planned, which further reduces the site’s availability. 92 Plymouth St., at Washington St., Dumbo; 718-834-8761

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Rebar
This bi-level venue may not have the views of its neighbor, but it has a lot going for it nonetheless—not least of all its prices, which usually run between $85 and $125 per person. The former factory space is lofty and industrial, but thanks to exposed brick and wood floors, it feels warm and inviting. The restaurant holds up to 250 and comes with everything you need for a cocktail-style reception. 147 Front St., nr. Jay St., Dumbo; 718-797-2322


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It may look like just another Lower East Side synagogue from the outside, but this grandiose venue’s gorgeous stained-glass windows and dramatic rib-vaulted ceiling have made it one of the most popular event spots in the city. Its bi-level layout makes it perfect for an all-in-one wedding—guests can mingle over cocktails on the mezzanine while the staff converts the main floor—but it comes at a price: about $18,000 for up to 250 guests, and that figure doesn’t include catering. 172 Norfolk St., nr. Houston St.; 212-529-7194

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Landmark on the Park
A sleeper gem on the Upper West Side, this cathedral-style church has the same Gothic look as its downtown doppelgänger, but events clock in at a fraction of the price ($5,000 for a Saturday-night affair). Couples willing to work with the venue’s slightly awkward layout—there’s no separate area for the switch from ceremony to reception—can bring in any caterer they’d like, and there are no hidden fees. 160 Central Park W., at 76th St.; 212-595-1658

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