(Closed) Some help with venues please?

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
922 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hmm..trying to think of the places I looked at – Are you open to a Friday night?  Have you looked at:

Astra – smaller venues, but has a nice wraparound balcony with beautiful views of Manhattan

24 5th..


You are right..the city is soooo expensive…I will let you know if I think of anywhere else!

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

Hmm I would check out Alger House, The Foundry (in LIC), The River Cafe, 620 Loft and Gardens, Hotel Giraffe…there are a ton of options! 

NY Mag was super helpful when I was looking:


Post # 6
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Try Giando’s on the Water in Williamsburg.  That’s where I got married!  I also looked at Water’s Edge and thought it looked run down.  Giando’s has amazing views and great service!



I have a ton more pics, but I haven’t resized them yet. Let me know if you have any questions about Giandos!  We had 150 people, at $120 per person before tax and gratuity.  I know they have other banquet packages to choose from as well.

Post # 7
45 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

Definitely consider a Friday or Sunday wedding if possible, your guest minimums (as well as your pp costs) will be lower.

If I were having a smaller wedding I would have loved the Foundry – with your numbers you wouldn’t need to tent the courtyard, which would help with costs, and choose an inexpensive caterer.

I think 24 Fifth would also be suitable for a party of your size and as I recall the pp costs were quite reasonable for NYC.

Since you’re getting married in the Bronx, have you checked out the Stone Mill at the NY Botanical Gardens? I believe their max is 100.

Post # 9
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

ditto the NY Mag website – also, you may consider restaurants – those numbers are much closer to what a restaurant will often offer. 

In Westchester, there is a gorgeous and delicious restaurant right on the water called Harvest on Hudson.

Post # 10
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Take a look at Bayard’s. The packages start really reasonable for NYC and the higher package which includes a more robust cocktail hour with stations etc, was like $155 pp on a Saturday night plus tax and fee (which is about 30% extra in NYC). The total cost was like $195 pp for the high end or like $167 for the lower end (limited open bar and no food stations at cocktail hour) but again for a Saturday night with open bar the $155 was pretty dam good for NYC. I loved it but it was too small for us ultimately.

Post # 11
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

ps. Bayard’s in in Manhattan in the Financial District close to south street seaport…

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