Post # 1
I am trying desperately to find a wedding ceremony location for about 150 people in the NYC area. Preferably in Brooklyn. Something inexpensive and allows for seating. Indoor or Outdoor is fine but it would have to be on a Saturday early afternoon. I love Brooklyn Botanical Gardens but they only allow small ceremonies and only at 9am. Please help!!!
Post # 2
Why only ceremony? I have a few locations in mind but not sure if it’s possible for just a ceremony.
Post # 3
We have a space in mind for the reception (26 Bridge in Brooklyn) but it is just one big open raw industrial space. Splitting it up would be difficult. I’ve seen it done with curtains but im worried about a lack of places to take pictures and like the idea of having some green spaces.
Post # 4
There aren’t many ceremony spaces in Brooklyn that are in green areas.
Try and see if the prospect park Boathouse would allow a ceremony only. It’s a beautiful space by the water. An alternative could be the picnic house not far away.
Brooklyn bridge park accomodates up to 100 guests for a ceremony (If guest plans change). It requires a permit.
The Brooklyn historical society. Don’t know much about this one.
The Old Stone House is beautiful from the outside, eh on the inside.
The Brooklyn Society of Ethical Culture is pretty small but it’s beautiful inside, they have a nice outdoor space for a ceremony, the bridal suite is an old library, Prospect park is across the street. This was our second choice for a venue (We ended up choosing a place in Staten Island)
https://www.wedding-spot.com/ is pretty underrated but it helps a lot. It helped me find my venue. Good luck!
Post # 5
Glasserie in Brooklyn http://glasserienyc.com/private-events
There’s a rooftop space you could use. Otherwise I’d see if you could rent The Foundry’s courtyard. It’s in Long Island City but is very close to the Pulaski Bridge.
Post # 6
Unfortunately the Foundry and the Glasserie will not allow you to use the spaces unless you have the entire event there which is too expensive for us. I do like the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, and put a call into them to find out more information. Any other suggestions would be extremely helpful
Post # 7
If it is too expensive to rent a separate space for the ceremony, you could have your florist or another vendor create 1-2 flower walls or something with a lot of greenery as a backdrop for photos you take and photos guests may take. You’re already paying for this space, you’ll have chairs there that you need, and it would be easier logistically to keep it all in one location.
Here are some ideas, some are more intricate than others!
And this can also be done with paper! I see another couple did this in the venue you are holding your reception in.
That being said, I do wish you luck in finding a solution, even if you do find another venue for your ceremony.
ETA: I reread and saw you are considering 26 Bridge but haven’t booked anything yet. Still thinking this could be a fun idea!