Listed below are New York wedding venues, great event spaces for any occasion, that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. I would enthusiastically recommend any of them for your consideration. If you would like to see photos that represent their work, please contact me. I’d be happy to direct you to specific posts on my blog. —Laurie
In the chic Meat Market Historic District, 91 offers the luxury of privacy in a smartly finished space with dark oak floors throughout, high ceilings and a flexible lighting system unmatched in any other location. The space is divided into two main areas by barrel-vaulted brick arches. The clean elegant lines and white walls provide the backdrop for innumerable decorating solutions. 91 Horatio is owned and operated by The Upper Crust. View a collection of photos of this wonderful space, captured by Laurie.
The Foundry is a 19th Century building in Long Island City that has been meticulously restored to showcase its industrial character and stunning proportions. Adaptable for many uses and available to rent for weddings, corporate events, launch parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, film, video and photo shoots. View a collection of photos of this wonderful space, captured by Laurie.
> WEBSITE: http://www.thefoundry.info/index.php
Dating from 1909, the same year the Queensboro Bridge was built, the Metropolitan Building was first an electrical parts factory. In 1980, the building was sold and converted into storage and to accommodate a variety of artisans to set up their studios and work rooms. Today, It quickly transforms into a venue for events, photo shoots and films. It is truly a unique space that inspires the imagination.
> WEBSITE: http://www.metropolitanbuilding.com/
Ramscale Studio, located in the West Village and Highline district of New York City, has awe inspiring views of Manhattan. Sunlight floods the daylight studio providing a natural backdrop for films and photography, the transition from day to night serves as a dramatic setting for any event. Ramscale Studio is ideal for weddings and receptions as well as product launches, fashion presentations, corporate retreats, film and television production.
> WEBSITE: http://www.ramscale.com/
> (212) 206-6580
NEW LEAF RESTAURANT & BAR
Just steps from The Cloisters museum and gardens, surrounded by majestic trees of Fort Tryon Park, the 1930’s cottage and outdoor patio of the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar offer a one-of-a-kind experience for locals and tourists alike. The tranquil setting is a delightful reprieve from urban living of NYC. It is open year-round hosting weddings, parties, and other private events.
The uniqueness and beauty of the Alger House facility derives from a magical assortment of paintings, sculptures, artifacts, chandeliers, sky lights, building details, stained glass, fireplaces, pianos, and antique bathrooms. The comfort of this very private reception hall is enhanced by a huge elevator, grand width, high ceilings, central air conditioning, custom lighting, and nearby transportation and hotels.
> WEBSITE: http://www.manhattanpenthouse.com/alger.php?p=great
> EMAIL: [email protected]
FACULTY HOUSE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
The stage is set from the courtyard into the restored first-floor reception area, featuring the original terrazzo floors and a marble staircase. Casual occasions come alive on the second floor, designed for versatility. The third floor’s more formal catering space accommodates up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing. The fourth floor’s event space offers pure drama with a vaulted ceiling and arched windows overlooking the outdoor terrace and Manhattan’s glittering skyline.
> WEBSITE: http://facultyhouse.columbia.edu/content/weddings-receptions-and-banquets
> EMAIL: [email protected]
Built in 1889, The Green Building is an industrial chic event space in Brooklyn with original exposed brick walls, four chandeliers against a wood beamed ceiling, an intimate suite, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening up to a private courtyard. It has since been restored into an elegant mixed-use venue. 4,000 square feet of open space can accommodate up to 250 guests for a cocktail party or 160 for a sit-down dinner with room for a dance floor.
Tucked among five distinct Brooklyn neighborhoods — Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boreum Hill, and Park Slope — 501 Union has become a hub for the community to gather, celebrate, educate, and learn. The building dates back to 1916 and once served as a classic car restoration shop. It was transformed into a private events venue in 2013 and now provides a unique backdrop for stylish weddings, corporate events, and photo shoots.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is located in the West Village and is available for small event gatherings including weddings.