Russo’s On The Bay, located in Howard Beach, New York, offers couples an elegant and versatile wedding venue. Founded in 1987, the building has gone through numerous renovations and expansions, keeping this location trendy and contemporary. Additionally, the owner and his family’s many years in business serve as a testament to their passion, experience, and knowledge of the wedding industry.
Facilities and Capacity
Numerous rooms are available throughout this stellar venue. The Encore offers couples a classic, sophisticated ballroom with distinctive circular chandeliers and gold accents along the walls. Up to 575 guests can enjoy this space with you while celebrating the love and commitment between you and your partner. This space is likewise flexible and can be sectioned off for slightly smaller ensembles or to function as a ceremony space. Inside the Paragon, up to 250 loved ones can join you in the festivities. This ballroom continues the contemporary flair of the Encore and can likewise be divided into sections for different sized gatherings. For rehearsal dinners or to function as a private lounge, the Rose Lounge offers cultivation in an intimate setting. This space can accommodate up to 65 individuals. The Promenade, an additional event space, provides couples an airy reception area with waterfront vistas.
At Russo’s On The Bay, their enthusiastic staff can take care of and arrange a variety of details. They have suggestions of florists, photographers, and DJs for you to choose from, helping you plan your wedding with ease. At your wedding, relax in the dressing room which can be attended to by a member of staff. Your guests can be greeted by the doormen as they arrive and be guided through to the reception by a gracious host or hostess. Throughout the evening, fine wine can be regularly topped up on all the tables, keeping guests satisfied. With these services and more it is sure to be an exceptional nuptial event.
From cocktail hour to the sweet treats that finish off the evening, the talented chefs at Russo’s On The Bay can cook and bake an array of sumptuous dishes. Begin the reception with stations of hors d’oeuvres and then enjoy a plated meal with appetizers and main courses. Finish with a selection of desserts and warm beverages in addition to a gorgeously designed multi-tiered cake. No matter the stage of the meal, the food here is artistically plated for a feeling of refinement.
68 Reviews for Russo's On The Bay
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Antoinette Barrolle · Getting married on 06/10/2020
EPIC Wedding @ Russo's @ The Bay
I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to Joe V and Russo's dynamic team. My daughter's wedding was held at Russo's venue on October 18, 2019 and it was AWESOME!!!!! A BIG thank you to Joe V, he is phenomenal.... Joe you are very passionate about your job, you say it and show it with all your heart. We couldn't have chosen a better place than Russo on the Bay!!!! It's worth the MONEY!!!! The service was EXCELLENT..... FOOD, STAFF and the Venue is out of this world. I thank you ALL for making my daughter's wedding a success!!! Most of all, her grand entrance made her wedding go viral and reached the SHADEROOM..... I will forever recommend Russo's On The Bay - 5 ***** Stars. Joe it was SICK!!!!!Sent on 11/20/2019
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.
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.Sent on 07/03/2019
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
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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!