Russo's On The Bay

162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach, NY 11414 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Russo's On The Bay

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Linens
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine
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:

  • Dessert
  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • Signature drink
  • Champagne toast
  • Open bar
  • Liquor license
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That's amore
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Elegant setup
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White motif
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Main stage
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Our love is golden
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Bride & Groom
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67 Reviews for Russo's On The Bay

Recommended by 99% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Carolyn

    Carolyn · Married on 08/31/2018

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    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! xoxo

    Sent on 11/25/2018
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    SUZANNE · Married on 09/16/2017

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    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 Family

    Sent on 09/26/2017

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Russo's On The Bay FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden, Rooftop, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Aisle Runners, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March

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  • Riccardo Studios
    Riccardo Studios Wedding Photographers

    Excellence re-defined! For 25 years + never an off day. Always perfection! Always the best!

  • Metamorphosis New York
    Metamorphosis New York Wedding Hair & Makeup

    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

  • Divine Artistry
    Divine Artistry Wedding Hair & Makeup

    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!

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  • 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard Howard Beach, NY, 11414 See on map
    347-434-8328 (Phone number)
    7186417537 (Fax Number)
    Monday 10:00AM - 8:00PM Tuesday – Thursday 10:00AM - 9:00PM Friday 10:00AM - 8:00PM Saturday– Sunday 10:00AM - 6:00PM

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