Weddings

Celestine

Brooklyn, NY View map

About

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 space

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.

Our cuisine

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.

Our pricing

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$18000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$15000.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1500.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
August

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    Nancy R. Married on 06/19/2021
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    Beautiful venue with an amazing staff

    We had our wedding at Celestine in July 2021 with around 50 guests and had such an amazing experience. The planning process was very easy and our coordinator was always responsive to our questions and flexible about changes throughout. One nice thing is that the venue is a mix of indoor and outdoor space, so we had a few different options for the ceremony that we walked through, all of which would have worked well. And you can't beat the views of the Manhattan bridge during the ceremony and reception! We went with the venue's own decoration which was nice for cutting down on costs and stress, and everything looked beautiful.

    We loved all of the food and drinks. My friend just posted on Instagram that she tried to recreate one of the salads from our wedding at home, so I would say the food was a big success! I have a severe allergy to sesame seeds, and the team was so great about guaranteeing a sesame-free menu despite it being a Mediterranean restaurant that uses tahini in a lot of dishes. We loved the menu that we worked on together and everything came out delicious.

    During the wedding, my husband and I were able to completely sit back and relax and enjoy our meal while the team seamlessly transitioned between events. We had a perfect day and I can't recommend Celestine enough for an intimate celebration with incredible views, great food and drinks, and charming, helpful staff!

    Celestine's reply:

    Wow, thank you for such a kind and comprehensive review, Nancy! You and your loved were an absolute pleasure to host, and we can't wait to welcome you in again soon. Many congratulations to you and Ben on your marriage!
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    Jane K. Married on 06/12/2021
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    Wow wow wow!

    The team at Celestine was TOP notch in every which way. They made replanning our wedding in just about 2 months time seamless and low stress. Nisrine ROCKED! The food and drinks were superb and the location could not be beat. The whole staff was kind and professional and went out of their way to make our day special. We can't recommend them enough!

    Celestine's reply:

    Jane!! Thank you so very much for taking the time to share this glowing review. You, Joe, and your family and friends were an absolute delight from start to finish, and we were so honored to host your long awaited celebration. We can't wait to see you again soon!
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    Emily Married on 05/22/2021
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    Amazing and Romantic Venue

    Celestine is a perfect location for a New York City wedding - it is intimate, fun and so so picturesque. Nisrine is such a great help and also so calming about the big day! The entire staff is top notch and made everything work so well - they kept the drinks flowing and you never had to ask for anything, they always knew the right next step. Would highly recommend this spot!

    Celestine's reply:

    Wow, Emily, thank you so very much for taking the time to share these kinds words! We really appreciate your thoughtful comments, and we'll be sure to share them with our staff. It was such a pleasure to host you and your loved ones, and we look forward to welcoming you back in soon!

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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1 John St Dumbo Brooklyn, NY, 11201
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