(Closed) NYC Wedding

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
6531 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

julie224:  are you only looking for places in Manhattan? Or are you open to Brooklyn (specifically Park Slope), Williamsburg, Dumbo, 

Post # 4
720 posts
Busy bee

For an industrial rooftop feel, try Gary’s Loft.

Post # 5
8 posts

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)

Post # 6
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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.

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