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
jillian · Married on 03/30/2019
Our perfect, unique New York wedding - every detail taken care of!
Our wedding at Haven's Kitchen could not have gone better. From the first contact, to the end of our wedding day, their kindness, attention to detail and true professionalism made our experience with them and our day truly amazing. We wanted our wedding day to be a reflection of us as a couple; totally New York, intimate, minimal yet truly unique and that is exactly what we got. Haven's Kitchen over-delivered on everything, making us feel so special and well-taken care of.Sent on 04/17/2019
I reached out through the knot and they got back to me immediately. Francesca took the time to do a 30 minute phone call with me to tell me about the venue and answer the hundred questions I had. She was so wonderful, positive and supportive, I immediately felt like I would be well taken care of, that she truly cared about us as a couple. We scheduled a walk through and the hospitality was wonderful, thoughtful touches to make us feel at home like milk and cookies were offered as we were taken through all of the details. Francesca promptly responded to every single question I sent via email, and worked with us to create a package that we felt would make our guests and our wallets comfortable.
Irit, our coordinator is a ROCKSTAR! She had every detail down pat, she truly listened when I explained my vision for the decor and provided us with the details we knew less about like the timeline. She was calm, cool and collected at all times but showed us nothing but personal attention and support. During our rehearsal, Irit, Francesca and her team were there to help us do a run through of the ceremony, help us set up and get through all the final details. They spoke with family and made sure that we were 100% comfortable. They coordinated with the photographer and the DJ ahead of time to ensure that they would have everything they needed. The day of our wedding: WOW. Haven's Kitchen was beautiful and not a detail went unnoticed. From all of our decor being set up perfectly as I requested, it was clear someone with an artistic eye was responsible for setting everything up, as the bride I don't even know who it was! That's how pro they are! The coat check was up and running, everyone always had a drink in hand, and everything was just...taken care of. Irit ran the show seamlessly and made sure everything was happening on time. The ceremony went off without a hitch, the room was flipped for dinner and the tables were decorated BEAUTIFULLY!!! I can't stress enough, I walked back upstairs and it was like Pinterest in real life. The food was amazing and the wine and beer flowed. We got so many compliments on the food, how delicious and unique it was. The staff followed me around making sure that I (as the bride, had eaten and had lots of water and ginger ale at all times. Our dessert was plated beautifully and everyone enjoyed themselves so much. A huge thank you to everyone at Haven's Kitchen. Frankie and Irit - it was such a pleasure working with you and the rest of the team. You ladies were instrumental in making our day absolutely perfect!!
Ilona Lalova · Married on 01/11/2019
Truly unique experience
We had our winter wedding at Haven's Kitchen and it was truly exceptional! We worked with Frankie and Irit who organized a spectacular evening for us with less than three months of planning. Everyone from the staff is professional, warm, friendly, communicates honestly and openly and wants to make sure your event is really special. We had our our wedding reception on the third floor, and the space is truly gorgeous. The team did an amazing job with the set up, the decorations and taking care of every small detail. The food and the drinks were amazing as well! My friends to this day continue telling me how delicious and excellent the food was. The suggested signature cocktails were a big hit as well, and honestly I could have not dreamed of a better way to celebrate our wedding day. Everything from the initial planning stages with Frankie to the night of the event was five stars and beyond. On the actual day of the wedding Irit was with us the whole night making sure everything goes according to the plan so big shout out to her and her team!Sent on 01/15/2019
Beautiful venue, amazing team, incredible food - memorable experience!
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.
On Monday, April 29th, 2019 Haven's Kitchen will be hosting the third installment of our Un-Instagrammable: Wedding Panel; "Partnership and The Art of Communication". Join moderator and wedding planner Julie Lindenman, and our panelists Mara Liz Meinhofer, Jared Matthew Weiss, Tori Cohen, Hope Mirlis, and Armando Fuentes—specialists in topics ranging from finances to sex and intimacy — as they offer thoughtful insight and context as couples prepare to delve into these sensitive dialogues. There will be light refreshments and sweet surprises from The Giftwell and Asaadi Graphics.
We are creating the ultimate safe space to talk about the heart stuff and we can't wait to have you. Refreshments will be served. It's free. RSVP at Events@havenskitchen.com