We had our reception in the garden at Aurora Ristorante Brooklyn which is where we had our first dinner date. The garden has ivy covered walls and a glass roof with fairy lights over the section where diners are seated. The food is absolutely delicious, served family style so people can have as much or as little as they like. The mood is communal, social and relaxed. The photos are stunning. Irene was very easy to work with and responsive; the prices are incredibly reasonable for New York. Many of our guests have made plans to return for dinner on their own!
Aurora is a great place for a small wedding. The food was great. The restaurant photographs really well. Ellen, who was in charge of the event, was super prompt with replies. The only thing I would suggest is that you order more food than # of guests. The restaurant serves family style and I feel like there wasn't enough food to go around.