501 Union is the perfect setting to host a wedding unlike anywhere else in Brooklyn, New York. It’s open concept banquet hall is breathtaking from the moment you walk in. It offers details that you simply will not find elsewhere. The staff loves getting to work with all special events whether it is a wedding, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, engagement party, or any other assortment. They treat all events with the highest level of attention and care.
Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 160 guests, you can dance the night away with your closest friends and family. The venue offers three spaces for you and your guests to move between including a breathtaking open-aired courtyard, a luxury cocktail lounge, and a bright reception hall. Each space has independent details that make them special. Whether that be the Modo chandeliers by the talented Jason Miller, the customized Flavor Paper wallpaper, or the vaulted skylight the space is sure to wow you and your guests.
Event services include a private bridal suite, so the bride and bridal party can get ready onsite and take the stress out of running between home, hotels, and the venue the morning of. Once you arrive to the venue there will be an event planner that will work diligently to ensure everything runs smoothly and filter any issues to ensure you have a stress-free day. All event elements come with setup and cleanup of event rentals, in-house catering, lighting and sound, and the in-house bar. In addition to in-house services, outside vendors are welcomed. The staff at 501 Union knows how important it is to get your big day right and if that means using specific vendors, they want to make sure you are able to have the wedding of your dreams.
The building has been tucked among 5 of Brooklyn’s most notable neighborhoods since 1916; including Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, and Park Slope. In what used to be a classic car restoration shop, has now become an iconic venue for stylish events.
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29 Reviews for 501 Union
Recommended by 88% of couples
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Jose Taveras · Married on 04/17/2020
Beautiful & Romantic
I was there for a wedding in the Summer of 2017 and I want to say that I felt in love with the place so much that my wife and I decided to book it for our 10 year anniversary celebration in 2020. The place is lovely, plenty of space, great location, great service and love that you have the place all to yourself (don't have to share it with another party). Just keep in mind that you are renting the place alone. Decoration, food service etc you either get it thru them or you can get your own. With a great imagination you can decorate this place however you want. IMO since the place is a little dark with some candles and not too much light décor, flowers etc. the place is can be turned into a beautiful modern romantic celebration.Sent on 02/12/2019
Brynne Erin McManimie · Married on 12/30/2019
LOVE this venue and staff!
I loved 501 Union from the minute I walked into it. It was exactly what I was looking for - I hate those awful wedding halls with uplighting where everything looks like you're in a castle but it isn't a castle? ANYWAY, 501 is the opposite of that. I was so happy the staff was also very cool and easy to work with - answering our questions quickly, providing some solutions to a few problems we ran into, and just being really fantastic the day of our wedding. Everything happened how it was supposed to, and everyone was so nice. My only hang-up was that we had to contract the bar through them which was pretty expensive. BUT, the cocktails were amazing, the bartenders were fantastic and very fast, and all of our guests were drunk by the end of the evening - just what we wanted. If you are looking for a cool venue that is unique, I highly recommend checking out 501!Sent on 01/20/2020
Heather · Married on 08/03/2019
Cannot recommend enough!!!
From start to finish, 501 Union absolutely made our wedding what it was. With two large families not used to big cities coming in from out of town, they were blown away by the beauty, comfort and ease within the space. Everyone on both sides is still raving about how much they loved the venue!
I knew I didn't want a raw venue space because I didn't want to have to bring in a whole army of vendors. 501 Union offered the flexibility of a raw space, without needing to add lighting, a sound system, draping, or even tables and chairs! (We did upgrade to the farm tables and that was worth it for us, however.) Being able to come in the morning of and relax and get ready with my bridal party as we got our hair and make up done and set out put of the decorations was one of my favorite memories. Also--air conditioning, which was a requirement for us in the summer--but so much natural light and greenery in the space you don't feel caged in like a hotel ballroom.
The number 1 biggest asset of 501 Union for us was the flow of the space. The layout with the cocktail lounge meant no awkward flow or crowding from ceremony to reception as chairs got moved over, and at the end of the night when the older folks wanted to have quieter conversation they could escape to the lounge and let the dance party rage. It's a totally unique space that start to finish made the day incredibly easy and special. And the wallpaper made the perfect photo booth background!
The staff is also great, and so kind and pleasant to deal with. Bridget was a dream. Also really appreciated the in-house bar staff and found the drink packages to be really fairly priced.
So grateful to 501 Union for doing the most in making our wedding day more fun and less stress than I ever imagined!Sent on 08/21/2019