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11 Incredibly Cool Brooklyn Wedding Venues

by Ariel Dreicer
11 Incredibly Cool Brooklyn Wedding Venues

When it comes to choosing a Brooklyn wedding venue, it’s hard to know where to start. The event spaces in Brooklyn are varied, beautiful, and packed with character — just like Brooklynites themselves. To help you on your search, we’ve gathered up 11 of the best Brooklyn wedding venues from Dumbo to Red Hook.

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden was created over a century ago to preserve some natural green space within a rapidly urbanizing New York. Today, the garden is just as beautiful as ever, featuring 52 acres of blooming flowers, leafy trees, and flowing grasses. Not to mention, the many gardens within the garden. What’s more, your rental of either the garden’s Palm House or Atrium for your reception comes with access to one of several stunning outdoor ceremony sites.

Capacity: 275

Typical cost: $20,000 – $30,000

Bonus: You can also take your engagement photos at the garden. Simply request a permit.

Boathouse Prospect Park

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Trade the sweet jazz riff of a Brooklyn street corner for nature’s tranquil lullaby at the Prospect Park Boathouse. The Boathouse is one of two wedding venues within Prospect Park’s beautiful 526 acres. The stately building overlooks the Lullwater and Lullwater bridge, making for one stunning wedding backdrop. Overall, you’ll be grateful for the beauty and function of the space. Specifically, but not limited to, the outdoor terrace, upper-level balcony, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Capacity: 150

Typical cost: $3,500 – $7,000

Bonus: Your rental comes with a one-year Supporter membership to the Prospect Park Alliance.

The Green Building

A former brass foundry, The Green Building still pays visual homage to its industrial past. Bare brick walls, high floor-to-ceiling windows, and exposed beams on the ceiling all hint at its former life. Since the space is so open, you’ll have tons of freedom. But you won’t need much decoration to get that wow factor. The whole space is just like a memory box, waiting to be filled.

Capacity: 160 seated

Typical cost: $6,000 – $11,000 rental fees

Bonus: No need to rush in and out, because your rental grants you the space for the full 24 hours.

The River Cafe

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A New York dining destination, this Michelin-starred restaurant also makes for one fabulous wedding venue. Celebrate and dine at The River Cafe with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Of course, this is not a budget wedding venue. But, if you can swing it, it’s worth the price.

Capacity: 100 seated without dancing, 80 seated with dancing

Typical cost: Starting at $275 per person

Bonus: You can choose a covered or uncovered outdoor space for your ceremony.

Brooklyn Art Library

Calling all lovers of libraries, art, and quirk. The Brooklyn Art Library is a crowdfunded collection of 40,000 artists’ sketchbooks. It’s also a cute and colorful place for a wedding. Located on a quiet street in Williamsburg, this 1,200 foot space can serve as a unique and intimate space for your ceremony, reception, or both.

Capacity: 90

Typical cost: $2,600 – $3,500 rental fee

Bonus: Get ready to blow up the Insta feeds because this place looks great in photos.

Brooklyn Grange

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The Brooklyn Grange will give you a unique wedding experience that you can feel good about. As one of the leading urban farming and green roofing companies, the Brooklyn Grange operates large-scale farming on two rooftops in NYC. They also operate 30 naturally-managed beehives, offer educational programming, consult and install green roofing, and—lucky for you—host weddings! Say your vows atop their Brooklyn Navy Yard amidst rows and rows of vibrant crops and a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.

Capacity: 150

Typical cost: $8,500 – $10,000 rental fee

Bonus: Like food and community? Then look out for the Brooklyn Grange’s Farm Dinners. At the Farm Dinners, chefs transform the farm’s produce into delectable and engaging experiences.

Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society’s main outpost at 128 Pierrepont St is an iconic wedding venue. The building, which was built in 1881 in the Queen Anne style, features a spacious grand hall and the stunning Othmer Library—perfect for your ceremony. Surrounded by warm wooden detailing and whispers of Brooklyn’s storied history, your wedding here is sure to be an event to remember.

Capacity: 120 seated

Typical cost: $2,500 – $5,000

Bonus: For an additional fee you can arrange a guided or self-guided tour of the Society’s galleries or exhibitions for you and your guests.

Atelier Roquette

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The Atelier Roquette is a warehouse loft in Red Hook run by the special event design company, Roquette. The Roquette team brings their combined experience in floral design, catering, and theater production to help create the event of your dreams. So think of the whitewashed walls of the warehouse as a blank canvas, and let your imagination run free.

Capacity: 150

Typical cost: $200 – $400 per person for custom designed weddings

Bonus: Check out a sampling of their floral designs on their website.

Brooklyn Winery

Who knew New York even had wineries? Located in Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Winery is an 8,000 square foot rustic warehouse that comes well-equipped for your wedding. Indeed you and your guests will fall in love with the warm lighting, exposed brick, and mid-century lighting fixtures. Plus, the wine’s made on premises.

Capacity: 100 – 165, minimums depend on the season and day of week

Typical cost: $50,000

Bonus: The wine won’t be the only thing melting your stress away at Brooklyn Winery, because weddings here are full-service experiences.

Smack Mellon

Smack Mellon is a non-profit arts organization that gives exposure to under-recognized emerging, mid-career, and women artists. Located in a converted boiler building on the waterfront in Dumbo, the Smack Mellon exhibition space doubles as a beautiful event space. Because of Smack Mellon’s mission, throwing your wedding here is a win-win. On the one hand, you get to host your unique event between the concrete columns of the gorgeous warehouse. And on the other, you get to support the arts.

Capacity: 150 seated

Typical cost: $5,000 – $7,000 rental fee

Bonus: The bulk of your rental fee is a tax-deductible membership fee.

MyMoon Restaurant

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MyMoon is a celebrated restaurant and wedding venue in the heart of Williamsburg. At your MyMoon wedding you’ll first exchange your vows out in the lush garden courtyard. Then, you’ll celebrate the night away in the towering open warehouse. You’ll love the contemporary Spanish cuisine, the romantic vintage decor, and the fact that this venue offers full-service wedding packages.

Capacity: 166 seated dinner, 140 seated ceremony

Typical cost: $13,000 – $35,000

Bonus: Reviewers rave about the coordinators’ stellar service.

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