New York City’s most populous borough has also become its hippest, most dynamic as well. The diversity of well-preserved historic neighborhoods, a thriving waterfront with spectacular views (including the Brooklyn Bridge and Lady Liberty), the magnificent oasis of Prospect Park, and the revitalized industrial areas pulsating with creative energy all provide unique settings for a wedding. All you have to do is pick a venue to match your vision!
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is nestled in the heart of Brooklyn, a magnificent oasis featuring exquisite trees, pastoral lawns, and flower borders. It is the ideal location for any style of wedding, whether it’s an afternoon ceremony amid seasonal flowers or a dance party reception underneath the stars. They offer two event spaces; the first one is The Palm House, a charming glass-walled venue that can accommodate up to 275 guests and sits right next to the garden’s Lily Pool Terrace. The Atrium is the second option, a stunning living garden boasting floor-to-ceiling glass walls overlooking the garden’s Cherry Esplanade.
If you’re looking for a space with breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, then consider Liberty Warehouse. It has multiple room sizes to cater to any size event, in addition to details like fireplaces, exposed columns, and westward facing views to capture the sunsets.
260 Conover St. (at Beard St.), Brooklyn; 347-987-3121 or thelibertywarehouse.com
The Green Building
photo by Amber Gress
The Green Building is great if you want to have a vintage, industrial sort of vibe. It has soaring ceilings, an outdoor space, and original exposed brick walls. When done right, the space can be super dramatic.
photo by Fiona
501 Union is just one of those quintessential Brooklyn spaces. With beautiful skylights and gorgeous Roll & Hill light fixtures, it’s utterly chic in a low-key sort of way.
photo by Echoes and Wildheart
Wythe Hotel is a 1901 factory repurposed into a 70-room hotel in Brooklyn’s fashionable, hipster neighborhood of Williamsburg. This trendy area is defined by a heterogeneous collection of shops, rooftop bars, boutique hotels, and choice restaurants. Inside the Wythe Hotel, couples will experience an equally diverse array of wedding venues. The South 8th Loft accommodates 45 guests, and the private dining room holds 80 guests; the outdoor garden has space for 120, and the main hall is large enough for weddings of up to 150 guests. Catering is provided by the hotel’s signature restaurant, Reynard. Wythe Hotel is the ideal wedding venue for the nontraditional couple.
80 Wythe Ave. (at N. 11th St.), Brooklyn; 718-460-8000 or wythehotel.com
The Boathouse was build in 1905 and was declared as one of the first historical landmarks in New York City. Surrounded by an amazing natural setting the building in the Prospect Park will guarantee you a beautiful day.
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Brooklyn Winery is an urban boutique winery in the heart of Williamsburg, a creative and vibrant borough within Brooklyn. They create small-batch wines that blend tradition with innovation, and offer full-service wedding ceremonies and receptions. Their unique venue provides couples with a rustic sophistication with reclaimed wood furniture and hand-picked vintage adornments; the fully functioning winery serves as the backdrop. An event manager works closely with each couple to assist in every stage of the wedding planning process, from selecting the perfect dinner menu to finding the perfect DJ or band for their entertainment. The winery can accommodate anywhere from 100 to 120 guests.
213 N. Eighth St. (between Driggs and Roebling sts.), Brooklyn; 347-763-1506 or bkwinery.com
Not exactly in Brooklyn, but we want to include it here, because it is a really cool place. The Foundry is a completely customizable venue that features an industrial-chic main room on the ground floor as well as a mezzanine boasting exposed brick walls, a soaring glass-topped ceiling with exposed beams, and multiple archways. They also have three additional spaces that can be rented along with the main room. These include The Courtyard & Tent, The Foundry Terrace, and The Foundry Greenhouse. In the courtyard, an ivy-covered courtyard filled with plants provides stunning views of the Queensboro Bridge. On the terrace, guests will revel in gorgeous views of both the bridge and the Manhattan skyline. The enclosed greenhouse features weathered brick walls and a skylight ceiling.
42-38 Ninth St. (between Queens Plaza S. and 43rd Ave.), Queens; 718-786-7776 or thefoundry.info
The River Cafe
The wedding venue at The River Café is situated in a glass pavilion nestled beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and overlooking the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline. Couples may choose either the indoor Terrace Room or the outdoor Garden Location for the ceremony. The award-winning cuisine at The River Café features a New American menu, where the dishes are as beautiful as they are delicious. Cocktail service includes four hors d’oeuvres served butler style. Formal plated dinner includes four courses – appetizer, fish, meat, dessert, and petit fours. Toasting champagne and wedding cake are also available.
Brooklyn Historical Society
photo by Alicia King
The Brooklyn Historical Society has a long and impressive history. You will fall in love when entering the building located in the Brooklyn Heights. Especially the magnificent Othmer Library will make your ceremony unforgettable.
Dyker Beach Gold Course
Dyker Beach Golf Course is an ideal location for couples who want a traditional wedding with an Old World feel in the heart of Brooklyn. They offer two banquet rooms that can accommodate up to 600 people as well as a 5,000-square-foot patio that features picturesque views of the golf course. Their Grand Ballroom is elegantly designed with soft blues and warm creams, boasting floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the course and a stunning hardwood dance floor. The outdoor patio with gazebo and exquisitely designed terrace is an ideal locale for the ceremony. Their events team will coordinate every aspect of the wedding, including providing a Manhattan-style dinner menu.
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