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Locations Directory

Except where noted, all of these locations allow outside caterers.

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60 E. 65th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-288-0033;

Enjoy this restaurant’s grandeur and legendary cuisine by celebrating in either the intimate Bellecour Room, which seats 90, or the breathtaking main dining room, which seats 140. The private-dining staff will customize a seasonal menu with wine pairings, plus provide a specialty cake and floral design by L’Olivier (outside florists are also welcome). Three-course dinners are $160 per person; four courses, $190 per person.

Diamond Horseshoe

235 W. 46th St., nr. Eighth Ave., in the Paramount Hotel; 212-706-7448;

Originally opened in 1938 by vaudeville producer Billy Rose, this subterranean nightclub was recently renovated and reopened as a private event space. It’s been transformed into a glittering Art Deco–inspired ballroom, with historical accents such as the iron staircase, marble ceilings, and original horseshoe shape. Packages include a cocktail hour, open bar, and seated dinner from $245 per person.

Dobbin St

64 Dobbin St., nr. Norman Ave., Williamsburg; 718-302-0400;

The brilliant, cerulean-blue brick-wall exterior signals how photogenic this venue is. Inside is 5,050 square feet of raw internal party space as well as an oversized patio and rooftop terrace with vertical-garden walls and views of Manhattan. Dobbin St supplies the bar and will liaise with additional vendors. Holds up to 275 guests. Prices start at $4,000.

The Edison Ballroom

240 W. 47th St., nr. Broadway; 212-201-7650;

Reopened in 2008 after a multimillion-dollar renovation, this 17,000-square-foot space honors the Art Deco style of its original 1930s form, emphasized by metallic details, tufted fabric walls, and a glass-enclosed mezzanine overlooking the ballroom. Prices upon request.

Eleven Madison Park

11 Madison Avenue, at 24th St.; 212-889-0905;

This ’20s-era Art Deco building boasts two private dining areas (together holding up to 50 guests) overlooking the main dining room (which can fit up to 110 guests). The Madison Square Park vista, as seen through the 20-foot windows, is just as memorable as chef Daniel Humm’s contemporary French-inflected American cuisine ($295 per guest) in the private spaces.

583 Park Ave

583 Park Ave., at 63rd St.; 212-583-7200;

The best bet at this circa-1923 space is the opulent Grand Ballroom, which features a domed ceiling and dramatic chandelier. The ballroom accommodates 100 to 620 for dinner and dancing. Prices upon request. No outside catering, except for kosher.

501 Union

501 Union St., nr. Bond St., Gowanus; 347-529-6486;

This former auto-body shop makes for a versatile multi-space party venue: The lounge features a 15-­foot marble-top bar; the gallery is lit with globe chandeliers; and the outdoor area can be heated for year-round use. The venue holds 250 for cocktails and 160 for a seated dinner with dancing. Rates start at $6,100; outside catering is required.

Frankies 457 Spuntino

457 Court St., nr. 4th Pl., Carroll Gardens; 718-403-0033;

The historic stable and garden area at Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli’s beloved Italian restaurant allow for small wedding receptions (up to 75 guests), complete with a menu of Frankies favorites such as meatballs, and cavatelli with sausage and browned sage butter. Prices upon request.

Gotham Hall

1356 Broadway, at 36th St.; 212-244-4300;

It doesn’t get more dramatic than the Grand Ballroom at Gotham Hall, with its huge Corinthian columns, a stained-glass skylight, and a towering seven-story gilded-dome ceiling. The space can hold up to 500 guests for dinner and dancing. There are also smaller spaces such as the Oak Room, perfect for intimate gatherings, and a cocktail lounge. Prices upon request.

The Grandview

176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie; 845-486-4700;

Perched on a cliff overlooking the Hudson River with views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge, the Grandview can provide a tented outdoor ballroom that can accommodate 240 guests or an indoor ballroom that holds up to 400. (Each space has its own outdoor patio and ceremony location.) Customizable packages include a day-of coordinator, and those who choose to stay in the nearby Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel will be shepherded directly to the venue by an antique trolley service. Prices upon request.

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-2345;

Intimate ceremonies at this recently renovated oceanside resort typically take place on one of the space’s decks, which look out over a 2,000-square-foot private Montauk beach. Receptions can be held in a tented space or indoors at the banquet hall (220 guests). Gurney’s also offers add-on services such as a lobster- and clambake, a bonfire after-party, and a beach barbecue. Catering packages by LDV Hospitality include a raw bar, carving station, and mini-pastry buffet. Prices upon request.

Harbor Club at Prime

95 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-5600;

This waterfront wedding venue about an hour from Manhattan can accommodate 220 guests for a seated dinner in the Harborview Ballroom, which features floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the luxury yachts dotting the Huntington Harbor. The deck is a favorite choice for outdoor ceremonies, marked by sunset views over the area’s Gold Coast mansions. Prime’s menu includes seafood standouts such as an entrée of Chilean sea bass and baby bok choy. Prices upon request.

Hornblower Cruises & Events

353 West St., at Houston St.; 78 South St., at Fletcher St.; 646-681-1799;

For an ecofriendly wedding at sea, couples can opt to exchange vows on the 168-foot Hornblower Hybrid yacht, which holds up to 600 guests and is powered by hydrogen-fuel cells, solar panels, and wind turbines. Guests can take in unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and Manhattan skyline from climate-controlled indoor spaces or outdoor observation decks. Prices upon request. (ecofriendly)

Housing Works Bookstore Café in Soho

126 Crosby St., nr. Houston St.; 212-780-1942;

Literary types enamored with the idea of marrying among wall-to-wall books seek out this Nolita bookshop. With its 20-foot ceilings, spiral staircases, mahogany paneling, and wraparound mezzanine, the charming space can hold up to 140 guests for a sit-down dinner with dancing, or 200 for cocktails. From $150 per person; proceeds benefit the homeless living with HIV and AIDS. (good value)

Kinfolk 94

94 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 347-799-2946

Two of Kinfolk’s founders, Ryan Carney and Maceo McNeff, conceived of this bar and club under the guidance of BergDesign Architecture, which used plywood, Douglas fir, and western red cedar to create a Pacific Northwest–inspired geodesic dome with a bar. The 1,700-square-foot space accommodates up to 200 guests, with the ceremony typically held in the open, lofted side of the room and the reception in the alcoves of the bar. There are no restrictions on outside vendors. Prices upon request.

Lafayette Grand CAFÉ & Bakery

380 Lafayette St., at Great Jones St.; 212-533-3000;

Approximate a destination wedding in this retro brasserie, whether you’re buying out the place for a night or using the wine cellar, which can host up to 175 guests. Dark oak floors, velvet chairs, and flickering votives make for a romantic setting, as does the sophisticated French-Mediterranean menu. Prices start at $85 per person.

The Lambs Club

132 W. 44th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 646-926-5349;

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s carefully crafted menus make gatherings at the Lambs Club affairs to remember. Located in midtown’s Chatwal Hotel in a building that dates back to 1905, the sophisticated club includes two private event rooms, a stunning foyer, and a terrace perfect for cocktails. Prices upon request.

Lessings; (various locations)

This sixth-generation family business began as a downtown Manhattan bakery in 1917 and now operates over a dozen wedding venues on Long Island and upstate. Couples can choose from a wide array of elegant, upscale settings, including a ceremony overlooking a Montauk lighthouse (360° East) or a lavish reception held in a private palace in Rye (Whitby Castle).

The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park

E. 72nd St., nr. East Drive; 212-517-2233;

The Boathouse—the only lakeside reception venue in Manhattan—boasts rare Central Park access. The Lake Room, which holds 230 for a seated dinner with dancing, has French doors that open to Central Park Lake and an English garden. The more intimate Indoor Dockside room accommodates up to 80 on weekday nights. In-house catering is $165 to $245 per person, plus an $800 ceremony fee.

Manhattan Steamboat Company

Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, nr. 11th Ave.; 212-546-9295;

This company’s 118-foot yacht, the Aqua Azul, offers five levels that wedding parties of up to 350 guests can explore. Highlights include a grand piano on the lower deck and a private bridal cabin for post-ceremony touch-ups. Typically, the vessel stays docked at Pier 60 during the ceremony and cruises around the harbor during the reception, but for one recent wedding, the couple opted to take their vows with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop. Rates start at $130 per person for 100 people; outside catering is also welcome.

Maritime Parc

84 Audrey Zapp Dr., Jersey City, N.J.; 201-413-0050;

All 30,000 square feet of this space is oriented toward the view, with floor-to-ceiling windows and 360-degree wraparound terraces overlooking a marina and the skyline of lower Manhattan. Couples can rent out either or both of the two-party rooms, which can seat more than 450 guests, and customize the seafood-inspired menu to their liking.

Metropolitan Building

44-01 11th St., Long Island City; 718-784-3716;

This converted warehouse offers two floors of unconventional spaces. The gray-and-white ballroom on the second floor is lined with library shelves and seats up to 150. The 9,000-square-foot open loft with exposed brick is surrounded by eight-foot windows and accommodates up to 200. Prices upon request.uest.


92 Madison Ave., at 29th St., in the Carlton Hotel; 212-889-7100;

This David Rockwell–designed bilevel restaurant, helmed by owner and chef Laurent Manrique, can accommodate 120 for a ceremony and 300 for a seated dinner under the Tiffany-stained-glass dome. The grand-piano-equipped Salon Millesime is particularly lovely for cocktails. Packages from $145 per person.

The Montauk Club

25 Eighth Ave., nr. Lincoln Pl., Park Slope; 718-638-0800;

This opulent Brooklyn landmark, known for its signature carved-mahogany woodwork and stained-glass windows, was inspired by a palace on Venice’s Grand Canal. The gently age-worn space can seat 140. Catering is in-house; prices upon request.

91 Horatio

91 Horatio St., nr. Washington St.; 212-691-4570;

This exposed-brick loft space provides an ideal blank canvas for creative-­minded couples. It can accommodate a DJ or live band and holds up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception, 150 for a buffet, and 130 for dinner and dancing. Space rental fees start at $5,000. In-house catering by the Upper Crust starts at $85 per person for cocktails.

The Park

118 Tenth Ave., nr. 18th St.; 212-352-3313;

This 10,000-square-foot former taxi garage in Chelsea offers five areas for weddings of up to 200 people, including a penthouse with bamboo ceilings and an enclosed deck. Most couples opt for the covered outdoor garden, which can be used year-round. Each room is available for ceremonies and various reception styles. In-house catering and event planning are offered. Prices upon request.