The Great Indoors-Outdoors
The Secret Garden:
Tucked discreetly among the upscale shops on West Broadway, this old-world Italian eatery boasts a sizable garden with a maximum capacity of 150 for a seated dinner. Hosting there requires a full buyout (from $35,000) but includes food and an open bar. The only hiccup is that the yard—dotted with blossoming trees and a fountain fashioned from ceramic wine barrels—cannot be tented. If it drizzles, move to the indoor terrace, which overlooks the garden. If it pours, take the party inside altogether; you might want to do this anyway as the night wears on—amplified music is not permitted in the garden. 398 W. Broadway, nr. Spring St.; 212-226-1102; nybarolo.com.
From the Summer 2012 New York Wedding Guide