(Closed) NYC Reception Locations for 25 People?

posted 9 years ago in New York City
Post # 4
348 posts
Helper bee

opentable.com has a list of restaurants with private party/banquet facilities at http://www.opentable.com/info/banquets.aspx?m=8. With only 25 people,  you should have a lot of options, and $150 per person is a pretty generous budget for a restaurant, especially if you are willing to be somewhere outside of midtown.

ps – i looked at that list, and note that the first 100 listings are only the “featured” ones.  there are actually more than a thousand on the list.

Post # 5
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah I definitely think a restaurant is the way to go. Do you have any preferences for types of food/areas of the city?

Post # 6
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

That sounds absolutely lovely. 

If you give us a little more to go on, I’m sure that the NYC bees will have plenty of fantastic suggestions. 

Off the top of my head, some of my favorites are:

Bottega del Vino (they have a wine cellar you can rent out for private parties & the food is to die for).   http://www.bottegadelvinonyc.com

Brasserie 8 1/2 http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=67#
(they have a newly renovated private room that holds up to 40-ish)

Bar Blanc Bistro – http://www.barblanc.com/index.html

Chinatown Brasserie – they have a gorgeous gold room but you might have a few too many people…  http://www.chinatownbrasserie.com/

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Also Tao has the skybox for parties (min 16, max 26). http://www.taorestaurant.com/

Milos has a nice private room too.


Post # 7
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Yay for a NYC wedding!  Yes, what type of vibe/cuisine are you looking for?  I know that Jane on Houston also has a private dining area that is quite nice, and would fit within your budget.  Their food is also quite yummy!

Post # 9
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Ooooh the 21 Club has some gorgeous private rooms, is near enough to Central Park… and it’s innovative but traditional American food. 

http://www.21club.com/web/onyc/weddings.jsp’ defer=’defer


I think that they have a “rehearsal dinner package” that hits at about $150/head.

Plus, they’re having a sale:

15-20% Reduction on Private Dining January 4, 2010 to March 31, 2010. 
http://www.21club.com/web/onyc/pdonline_promo.jsp’ defer=’defer

The Orchid Room is new & gorgeous! 

Post # 10
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Duh, I just see that you looked into the 21 club in your OP. 

$365/head?  Did you check into the non-wedding packages –

The “rehearsal dinner” package is $150 per person includes:
3 Hour Event
30 Minutes Open Bar
3 Course Dinner
House Wines
Coffee Service
Tax & Gratuity


Plus as I mentioned above – there’s a sale going on. 

Was that price you rec’d for the Wine Cellar?  Or for a private room?

Post # 11
10 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

i HIGHLY recommend Robert (sp?) at the Art & Design Museum!!  we went there the nite my fi proposed:)  they are right on columbus circle.  it’s fairly new (soft open last month or so).  for 25 they may put u in the “back” section so it’s your own space.  they front part has a wall of floor to ceiling windows overlooking columbus circle/central park entrance.  the space is really beautiful –how can it not be with it being part of the art & design museum?  with it being fairly new, they might even give you a great deal.

it might be less classic than you want though but you should check it out:)


Post # 12
2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Oooo!  Your idea sounds fantastic. 

When you’re making inquiries with restaurants I’d recommend saying that you’re just planning a small party for 20 odd people and leaving out the word “wedding.”  Really, it’s incredible how much cheaper everything magically becomes.

Post # 13
1565 posts
Bumble bee

When we were looking at a small wedding in NYC, we really liked the Inn at Irving Place. They were really nice and the prices were reasonable. 

Post # 14
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I agree – leave out the word “wedding,” say maybe family gathering

nymag.com/restuarants is generally my go to, or menupages.com.  with your price range and your small size, you should have a ton of options!

if you give a few more details for what you’re looking for, I would be happy to throw out some of favorites!

where upstate are you? i’m from ny but living in syracuse – planning my wedding for nyc, so if you want to throw ideas around, i would be happy to!

Post # 16
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@ Champagne – definitely negotiate.  🙂  And don’t forget to ask for the sale price & some freebies. In these economic times, places like 21 take a hit.  Sure the rich are still rich, but no one likes to be seen flaunting it, so there have been less swank holiday parties and people really seem to have generally cut back.  I’ve also been thinking that there have been less tourists this holiday season – definitely less American tourists for sure.  all of these things plus being off-season are in your favor.  Play hardball with the venue – particularly if you don’t have your heart 110% set on it.  What have you got to lose?  NYC is full of gorgeous venues that will suit your awesome wedding.  🙂 


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