Small sized venue in Manhattan or Brooklyn

posted 2 years ago in New York City
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

check out restaurants! i seriously looked at aurora and palo santo in brooklyn. there are a few fancy ones in the meatpacking district too that i think only require 50 people for a minimum, so you should look into those as well. i checked these out by finding $$$-$$$$ on yelp and typing in whatever kind of food, then looked into their websites and then checked them out in person. i ended up falling in love with a catering hall on long island. go figure haha. good luck! 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

What’s your per person budget? 

Many of the hotel venues do smaller weddings in smaller spaces.  It won’t be an exclusive venue, but neither is a restaurant.  Pricey though on a per person basis.  Also the private university clubs will do smaller weddings, again not exclusive, but cheaper than a hotel.

Post # 4
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Wannabee

I highly, HIGHLY reccommend Bacchus Bistro on Atlantic Avenue in Dowtown Brooklyn/Boerum Hill.  My husband and I had our rehearsal dinner there about a year ago and it was amazing.  It’s a French restaurant and they regularly host weddings, rehearsal dinners and other events, and their prix fixe menu was delicious (and they were able to easily accomodate both my vegan mother and my meat-loving friends and family).  They have an outdoor space with beautiful lighting, and I believe (but I’m not sure) that they can cover and heat the outdoor space during the winter months so you could still use it.  They were also very reasonably priced compared to other NYC restaurants and venues.

(We got married right across the street at Deity, another venue I highly reccommend, though it would prob be a bit late to book there for October of this year).  

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think the Ace Hotel and the Bowery Hotel have some smaller rooms, but am not sure what their minimums would be.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

i think wythe hotel is around $200 pp. it’s in brooklyn. also check out ICI and mymoon restaurant. 

as for the meatpacking, sorry i don’t remember at the top of my head. for some reason the brooklyn ones stood out to me more. also i think there’s a city hall boathouse with around those prices too. 

Post # 10
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Newbee

Agreed with all of the Brooklyn recs (except i think you mymoon had a buyout min of $200 pp for minimum 100 guests).  I once hosted a baby shower at PaloSanto and it was great!  Also try frankies 457. I think a room in a restaurant or buyout of a smaller restaurant would work out really well.  

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

runnernyc:  for Manhattan (not sure what kind of look you are going for)

http://havenskitchen.com/private-parties/

http://www.tribecacinemas.com/the-varick-room/

http://bluehillfarm.com/events/city

below is a link of other places in Manhattan

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2011/07/our_10_best_res_2.php

they are all nice, its just depends on what you are going for.

Brooklyn

http://therivercafe.com/weddings-at-the-river-cafe/   (this place is really amazing, you get such a great view of Manhattan. Your wedding pictures would be great. you would have the skyline right in back of you. I don’t know how small of a party they can accomodate, but its worth a shot bc this place is top notch)

http://www.thebellhouseny.com/private-events/

http://www.frankiesspuntino.com/gallery.html

http://www.icirestaurant.com/wedding/

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

runnernyc:  Ok, that’s a little low for the hotels.  The lowest cost hotels that I remember were at $225-$245 per person pre tax and service.  The university clubs, however, are $180-$200 per person, but also pre tax and service…Harvard Club, Yale Club, or alternately New York Athletic Club.  You’ll need a member sponsor though.  Honestly, at $200 per person all in, I think venues outside of Manhanttan are a better bet.

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