(Closed) Liberty House vs. Battery Gardens

posted 12 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was married at Liberty House a few weeks ago.  We had a great experience there and the views were spectacular (and especially appreciated by our Out of Town guests).    Our guests really enjoyed the food and it was a really stress free experience.

When you looked at Liberty House, were you looking at the room upstairs?   We had a smaller wedding so we were downstairs – which I wouldn’t say was very modern.   Maybe the upstiars room is more so? The decor is much different upstairs?

I haven’t been to Battery Gardens though…so I’m not really able to help with a a compare/contrast situation.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Neither of those places are particularly “industrial” or modern, although they are lovely.  We looked at Liberty House— the upstairs ballroom has nice high ceilings and a wraparound terrace to take advantage of the view.  My friend recently got married at Battery Gardens and they had a great time, but it seemed less private than I would’ve liked (like, tourists taking pictures of their outdoor ceremony).

Have you looked at The Foundry, or SmackMellon?  They have more of an industrial feel, but are a bit smaller (125-150 people max).

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’ve been to both places.  Liked them both a lot.  Cocktail hour in battery gardens is a bit tight downstairs.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens

Hey there!

I obviously liked Battery Gardens 🙂 but the pics I’ve seen of Liberty House make it seem very nice. I’ve never been to the latter, and we wanted things to be centered in the city since we had a lot of people coming who were not very familiar with the tri-state area. If you are looking for interesting industrial spaces, I would also suggest the Foundry, Smack Mellon, Studio 450, and the Puck Building. 

Good Luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I just got married at Liberty House.  It was perfect.  The room was a blank canvas, but I didn’t want to do much to it because of the skyline.  All of the guests said they left stuffed and content.  They were so easy to work with, too.  No need for a Day-of-Coordinator, as they take care of anything you could possibly think of.

Google “Liberty House wedding photos.”  It will give you a good idea of the feel of the place all done up and the types of portraits you can do with the skyline in the backround.

Post # 10
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Newbee

here is a wedding from Liberty House, http://www.yangphoto.com/client/karen-aadi/wedding/

Pros: Amazing View especially when it’s dark (4:30pm is dark in the winter)| Great outdoor ceremony with NYC backdrop| Good restaurant quality food

Cons: Traditional interior | A bit busy when there’s two events going on at the sametime.

 

here is a wedding from battery gardens,  http://nameidea.blogspot.com/2009/08/cara-and-bill-wedding-5212009.html

 

Pros: Great Location | GREAT food | modern interior | Great surrounding for winter snow photos

Cons: Not much of a view when it gets dark

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

There was another wedding going on in the small tented room when I got married.  I thought it would be a problem, but in the end, I didn’t even know they were there.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I may be too late to this thread but I’ll try anyway!

I looked into Battery Gardens for my wedding.  It’s definitely a beautiful venue but they ended up being too small to hold my amount of guests (they hold up to 220).  The views are really nice.  I was there for a party a couple of years ago and I remember the food was good too.  I definitely wouldn’t call it industrial though.

 

I ended up going with Tribeca Rooftop.  I think you might like it there too.  Beautiful space, exposed brick, rooftop for cocktails or ceremony if you choose.  One event at a time.  the website is http://www.tribec.com

 

The foundry is another good option as someone suggested, so is  the metropolitan building in LIC.  My Fiance wanted desperately to get married at smack mellon (very industrial) but they were too small for us also (beautiful space though!)

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

My sister was married at the Liberty House.  Beautiful and great and the maitre d woman (forgot her name) was the best. So fun and accomodating.  She even had an afterparty in the lower tent.  It was fabulous.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

The wedding coordinators at LH are divine.

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