Russo's On The Bay is a traditional and beautiful wedding venue located in Howard Beach, New York. Every corner of this venue has been inspired by Italian decorations with a hint of modern finesse. Russo’s On The Bay boasts exquisite marble floors, spacious event facilities, dazzling chandeliers, a grand staircase, and more. Their indoor and outdoor spaces provide couples with phenomenal backdrops as well as romantic environments to share their vows and more. Details are everything when it comes to this location, whether it’s their hand painted murals, etched glass doors, or impeccable customer service. This venue strives to give couples a memorable experience. For over three decades, Russo’s and its staff has provided couples and their guests with one-of-a-kind and unforgettable memories.
Facilities and Capacity
Russo’s takes pride in their lavishly decorated spaces, including their ballrooms, suites, and lounges. Their spaces can easily accommodate a maximum of 500 wedding guests. Each room offers state-of-the-art tech features, including advanced lighting and quality sound equipment. The Encore room can seat up to 575 wedding guests and has the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional styles. The Paragon can accommodate up to 260 wedding guests and offers the flexibility to transform their room into anything a couple desires. The Rose Lounge, ideal for more intimate celebrations, can accommodate up to 65 wedding guests. They can easily accommodate any indoor, covered outdoor, or uncovered outdoor space. Get-ready rooms are also provided.
This venue’s staff assists couples with everything from start to finish. They have experience with planning and coordinating a couple’s ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. Their services include accommodations, all-inclusive packages, bar services, catering services, event rentals, an expert event planner, liability insurance, a list of trusted vendors, and WiFi. Event staff can assist with cleanup and setup to ensure a stress-free day. Rentals include aisle runners, chairs, chair covers, decorations, drapery, furniture, and tables. Other services include:
Russo's On The Bay provides their couples with a variety of different serving style options, including a buffet, family style, French service, plated dinners, and stations. Tastings are provided to ensure ultimate satisfaction with presentation and taste. Other services include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Dana Nicole · Married on 06/07/2019
Joe Vacca was a godsend
If you want to be treated like royalty on your wedding day, use this venue.Sent on 07/03/2019
Our team was professional, helpful, and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy.
The guests cannot stop talking about the amazing Cocktail & Viennese hour. Everyone was blown away. Guests also loved how many options are given for their main course. Older guests were happy they didn't even need to go to the bar because by the time they were done with one drink their waitress was already getting them a refill. Everything is updated and clean. The cakes were made on site and not only beautiful, but delicious. Our guests are also still talking about our grand entrance, they couldn't believe how "grand" it truly was. Russo's also worked very well with all of my vendors. Mr. Russo himself kept checking up on us and making sure we were happy. We knew we were in good hands. Guests were also impressed with the process in which they wrap up the food ( many people were full from cocktail hour and wanted to take their entree home) you are given a number and at the end of the night you give in your number in return for your leftovers. They had all the little details covered.
My husband and I are still impressed with our Maitre D- Joe Vacca. Joe took care of us like we were family. Everything we requested was completed. Everything looked beautiful. At one point my mom was upset about something I forgot and started to get upset with me, Joe took her to the side and very respectfully took care of the situation and encouraged mom to go to him with any problems. This may seem insignificant but it was a big relief for me and made it simple to be care free & happy the entire night. The entire night was seamless, from our grand entrance, first dance, night time photo shots, cake cutting truly all thanks to Joe and his team. We just kept saying this is the best night ever ( so cliche I know, but its the truth). Every picture of me I have the biggest smile on. Joe was visible to me the entire night, I knew that if I needed something he was right there to help me, this made me feel comfortable and at ease.
We added the LED bar the week before the wedding and we are so happy we did. It was a great addition to the night. It truly kept many people inside the room and close to the dance floor which was exactly what we wanted. Service was quick and professional.
Also- For the brides who want to be " The only bride"
there was another wedding going on but you would never know it, they do a great job of keeping everyone separated.
Carolyn · Married on 08/31/2018
Russo's on the Bay is simply the Best!
Simply the absolute BEST! We got married (both ceremony and reception) at Russo’s on the Bay on 8/31/18 and they more than exceeded our expectations. They made the planning process easy and comfortable. Sophia helped us every step of the way and was just fabulous! In the last few weeks leading up to the wedding, Joe Vacca, our matire’d, answered every question and concern immediately, he put me at complete ease. He then ran our wedding like a well oiled machine! Joe is really the best in the business! My bridal attendant Hope was great! If I needed or wanted something she was back to me in a flash with it! Bravo to the chefs! The food was outstanding! The food presentation was also very impressive! OMG the bakery - cookies, pastries and CAKE that was out of this world! The entire staff is professional and very accommodating but not in a stiff unattached way, they are friendly, everyone was smiling and happy help in anyway they could. The service was seriously fantastic! Even Mr. Russo stopped by to ask us if everything was going well and to be sure we were happy. The venue is gorgeous, the pics on their website doesn’t do it justice. I could go on and on, instead I’ll leave you with this - As our guests left, many people told us that this was the best wedding they had EVER been to! As a bride & groom, I can’t tell you how happy that made us! We would have our wedding at Russo's again tomorrow if we could! Thank you Mr. Russo and your entire team for making our wedding not only our dream wedding, but an outstanding event overall! xoxoSent on 11/25/2018
SUZANNE · Married on 09/16/2017
Words cannot describe the amazing experience we had at Russo's on the Bay for our daughter's wedding last week. To say that Russo's exceeded all expectations would be the large understatement of the year! Russo's staff was amazing from Mr. Russo to Carol Silva to our Maitre'D Joann the Bridal Attendant Hope were all beyond attentive. They were very attentive to us from the moment we pulled up in the Limo until we left at the end of the night on our shuttle bus. Our Maitre'D Joann and Bridal Attendant Hope made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed the entire evening. Joann, our Maitre'D made sure everything ran smooth from start to finish. The Ballroom and Gardens are beautiful. The food was spectacular!! The staff was attentive and professional... They didn't miss a beat! Everything was exactly how we planned!! From the beginning to the very end! We truly appreciate all the work the staff put into making our daughters wedding day a magical day!! Thank you the Boyce FamilySent on 09/26/2017
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Excellence re-defined! For 25 years + never an off day. Always perfection! Always the best!
Russo's On the Bay is truly a great venue with incredible food and atmosphere. They are a pleasure to work with. You can rest assured your wedding day will be amazing when you choose to use Russo's On the Bay as your caterer. Dayna Pap Founder Metamorphosis New York www.metanewyork.com
Russo's On The Bay is an amazing venue for your wedding! The food, staff and decor is rich and inviting. No detail is too little and customer service goes above and totally beyond all the rest! By far, the one of the elite!