Haven’s Kitchen is a light-filled, full-service carriage house nestled in the heart of Chelsea. With close to 4,000 square feet of versatile space—including an intimate living room, gracious dining room, and airy third-floor loft— our dedicated team plans and executes tailor-made ceremonies and receptions. As a daytime café and cooking school, we bring signature menu planning to the table along with all of the finer details, from rental and vendor coordination to staffing and customized décor. Whether dressed up or pared down, Haven’s Kitchen offers a beautifully spare backdrop that walks the line between Classic New York elegance and dynamic downtown Manhattan.
Facilities and Capacity
Haven’s Kitchen can accommodate up to 200 wedding guests in their three elegant, yet understated, indoor event spaces. The venue’s carriage house features two floors of flexible event space, which was specifically designed by Haven’s Kitchen’s founder Alison Cayne. The elegant, welcoming space is filled with contemporary art decor, flea market gems and vintage mid-century furniture.
Haven’s Kitchen is a full-service, all-inclusive event venue. It is available for hosting bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions, and elopements. The venue provides a myriad of services to couples planning their nuptials, including event planning, in-house catering, off-site catering, bartending, in-house decorative elements, a high-grade sound system throughout, and wireless Internet. Staff at Haven’s Kitchen will take care of setup and cleanup before, during and after your wedding. The venue is open to working with outside vendors in an effort to make your special day a complete success.
At Haven’s Kitchen, our mission is to use seasonal produce and sustainable meats and fish for all of the events we cater. As a cooking school that seeks to collaborate with only the best of the best culinary experts in the world, Haven’s Kitchen offers full-service catering options to couples on their special day. Catering styles include a buffet, family style, French service, stations, plated, or passed canapés. Along with our catering services, Haven’s Kitchen also offers full-bartending services, which includes open and limited bar, and features premium and specialty liquor, wine and beer. Couples also have the option of creating their very own signature drink for their cocktail reception.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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THERESA · Married on 09/22/2012
Haven's Kitchen is my very favorite spot in New York City to host an event. The energy is sparkling and the entire staff— Ali, Lela, Dave + the other beautiful people are warm, generous and kind. We held our wedding ceremony on the third floor and then had the entire carriage house for the mingling reception. I met Ali, the owner at the Flower market to help choose the flowers, we worked with Dave to create an eclectic in-season menu, Lela crafted the evening's music and was the ultimate host. The space is beautiful. The art, the simplicity, the warmth. I can't say enough good things. I want to throw another bash soon.Sent on 11/29/2012
Ellen Tang · Married on 06/22/2019
Summer Wedding - Planned in under 4 weeks
We had our wedding at Haven's Kitchen in June of 2019. I approached them with a tough task -- to plan a wedding in under 4 weeks. The entire event team and staff were beyond helpful in achieving our dream wedding. They were incredibly responsive and was able to gain our trust in short period of time to ensure us that our event would be seamless. The customized cocktails and food menu were a huge highlight as they truly reflected our taste and style. The decor was beautiful and their experience in the space allowed them to show us their creativity. They have a wonderful group of preferred vendors who were able to accommodate our tight schedule and create a space that was exactly as we envisioned. We had multiple in person meetings with the HK team and endless emails to get all the details in place. The team was always quick to respond. The team really helped us think through every detail. The service the night of was impeccable. The bar was well attended and the food was served well. Irit even took the time to make mini bouquets for all our family members at the end of the evening and put out to go boxes for our guests to take hom desserts. I would 100% have my wedding there again. In fact, I would like to have every event there! I would whole heartedly recommend this venue and team for any event and occasion without hesitation.Sent on 06/24/2019
Hannah and Dave · Married on 06/15/2019
One-of-a-kind space and top-notch service!
We had our wedding at Haven's Kitchen in June of 2019, and I can't imagine having it anywhere else. From the time that we booked the venue in October to the date of our wedding, Irit, Frankie, and the Haven's Kitchen team made us feel like family. We enjoyed impeccable wine and food tastings in the months leading up to the wedding, super-responsive service, incredible handling of the details -- it was so much fun, and it was EASY! The venue is so special and beautiful - the opposite of a wedding factory -- and everyone there knows exactly what they're doing. Our guests raved about the food, drinks, and service. It was a perfect New York wedding and I would do it all over again.Sent on 06/30/2019
We love winter weddings. Citrus is in season, there are no bad hair days, and the caviar and Champagne are flowing. To share our joy of winter, Haven's Kitchen is offering a 15% discount on all weddings over $15,000 in December, January, and February.