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So I am starting my hunt for a unique wedding venue in NYC. We have looked at a handful of places that just don’t seem to be what we are looking for. We are planning to have around 120 people and are on the hunt for a unique more industrial feel wedding. We are planning to do more of a cocktail style reception as a sit down wedding just isn’t us. Does anyone have any suggestions as to any great places we should look? We would love more of a rooftop feel but most rooftops are also night time bars which makes the space always feel used and worn. Any places that have a great rooftop that are used only for private events would be great!
So far we have seen The Refinery Rooftop which was too small. The Gramercy Park hotel which didn’t impress us with their food at all. We went to see the Midtown Loft and Terrace which just looked way too standard inside as well as Empire Hotel and Hudson Rooftop both of which just seemed rundown.
This topic was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by julie224.
Post # 2
julie224: Have you looked at Tribeca Rooftop?
Post # 3
julie224: are you only looking for places in Manhattan? Or are you open to Brooklyn (specifically Park Slope), Williamsburg, Dumbo,
Post # 4
For an industrial rooftop feel, try Gary’s Loft.
Post # 5
We were in the same situation but we settled on 620 Loft and Gardens, Rockefeller. We are just having the ceremony here, looking for somewhere to eat afterwards that is a reasonable price! (Hard for 40 people in NYC)
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We had a 120person cocktail reception for our wedding and we bought out a bar/restuarant for a saturday night. Our friends who came decided to do the same at a different bar that doesn’t serve food, so they’re getting a food truck. We ended up spending about 30k on the buyout, including the food (passed heavy appetizers and stationary food on the tables… we had a LOT of food) and I think our friends are spending about 13k at the bar they’re renting (not including the food.)
I’d highly recommend approaching bars/restos that you like to see if they’d do a buyout for you. Its nice because they already have staff, tables, etc so you dont really have to worry about anything. Our place shut down after lunch so our DOC had access around 5:30 to setup and our reception was 7-midnight, but the place didn’t re-open to the public (we just switched to a cash-bar at midnight.) We had to kick people out at 1am! It was a great time, and working with a non wedding venue was a pleasure.