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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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! xoxo
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 Family
Amanda · Married on 09/01/2017
My Husband and I got married at Russo's on 09.01.17. From the initial meeting and through out the entire wedding planning process Mr. Russo, Priscilla, Audrey, Joanne, Christine and all of his amazing staff enough for providing nothing short of amazing service! We are beyond happy more so overjoyed with our wedding day! We had beautiful outdoor interfaith ceremony, followed by a cocktail hour and reception that was absolutely divine. My husband and I are big "foodies" and we found it challenging to the PERFECT venue that offered delicious food and quality service in combination with a consistently great reputation. Believe it or not My husband and I actually visited over 20 venues throughout NY but once we came to Russo's we knew instantly that we found the place of our DREAMS! Within the past year, Russo's has renovated/ the Tivoli Room, Promenade (Where Cocktail Hour is held) and even more recently offered outdoor ceremonies in their garden. What more could one ask for? We wish we could relive our Wedding day again. Book Russo's!! You WON'T regret it! - XO ( The Islams <3)
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!