The photos featured in our storefront are from photographers Florencia Saavadre and Trent Bailey Studio.
Celestine is an intimate restaurant wedding venue located in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood. Tucked beneath the Manhattan Bridge on the edge of the East River, our floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping views of the downtown skyline and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. While the days are sun-drenched, the evenings yield stunning sunsets and a glimmering city beyond the river.
Our dining room’s design is inspired by Lebanon in the 60s; pale ash wood contrasts with custom-pressed teal tiles, an abundance of plants, and little personal details like a pair of bronze cats peering out over the copper bar.
Retractable glass doors divide our dining room from our seasonal terrace which sprawls out over the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The space is surrounded by a lush planter which features a bounty of herbs, grasses, and small flowering plants from the North-East. It’s a gorgeous space for an on-site ceremony or cocktail hour, and it’s part of any private event held here.
Beyond our physical space, our emphasis is on excellent food and warm, gracious hospitality. We want you and your guests to feel completely at ease from the moment you walk through our doors. Our family-style menus take inspiration from the Mediterannean coastline, northern Africa, and the Middle East; highlights include our mezze dishes like hummus and pistachio feta spread, whole grilled fish with preserved lemon and gold nugget potatoes, grilled flat iron steak with harissa romesco, and pistachio halva cremeux.
Our wine list solely features wines from small, natural producers of the coastal Meditarranean region. Our cocktail menu highlights delicious riffs on classic drinks (think G&T’s with Turmeric and Lemongrass) and beers from local producers like Other Half and Folksbier.
We don't charge room or site fees. Our per person pricing is designed to cover almost everything - from the cocktail hour to the dinner and an open bar. While you are totally welcome to look into additional decor details, everything that is used for service is included in your private event. This covers the basics like glassware, plates, flatware, and napkins, but it also covers use of our votive candles and our small bud vases. We're also happy to create and print personalized menus for your event in house.
While our events begin at four hours, you are welcome to extend by the hour. Daytime events typically conclude by 4pm, while evening events can last until midnight. On-site ceremonies incur a fee, though this also covers an additional half hour of live event time and the ceremony-specific set-up and breakdown of the space by our staff.
New York sales tax, a 20% gratuity, and a 4% administrative fee are applied to event subtotals.
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