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Russo's On The Bay

Howard Beach, NY View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating
70 reviews
Up to 600 guests

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Up to 600 guests

Russo鈥檚 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鈥檚 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.

Services Offered

At Russo鈥檚 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.

Cuisine

From cocktail hour to the sweet treats that finish off the evening, the talented chefs at Russo鈥檚 On The Bay can cook and bake an array of sumptuous dishes. Begin the reception with stations of hors d鈥檕euvres 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

600

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Park
Restaurant
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?

Parking
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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    Kevin H. Married on 08/01/2021
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    Great Experience

    Highly highly recommend this venue, food was great and the staff was more then excellent. The venue included a coordinator Joe Vacca who ran the show all night, very happy.
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    Antoinette B. Married on 06/10/2020
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    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!!!!!
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    Lydia Married on 09/22/2019
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    The Best! Highly recommend!

    Look no further for your wedding venue! Russo's was the first and only place we visited when choosing our wedding venue. Immediately, we knew THIS was where we were going to get married. You feel like family the moment you walk in the door. Every single person there went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect and I cannot say enough good things or thank them enough! Almost a year later, everyone is still talking about our wedding and saying "best wedding I've ever been to!"
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Hoang & Friscia
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  • Bradon & Giovanni
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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
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
7188435055

Monday 10:00AM - 8:00PM Tuesday 鈥 Thursday 10:00AM - 9:00PM Friday 10:00AM - 8:00PM Saturday鈥 Sunday 10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Russo's On The Bay frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Russo's On The Bay?

Russo's On The Bay includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Russo's On The Bay, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Russo's On The Bay includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Russo's On The Bay, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Russo's On The Bay includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Russo's On The Bay in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Russo's On The Bay for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Park
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Russo's On The Bay for wedding events?

Russo's On The Bay offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Russo's On The Bay offer?

Russo's On The Bay offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Russo's On The Bay offer for wedding events?

Russo's On The Bay offers the following services for wedding events:
  • 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 furniture and decorations does Russo's On The Bay have available for wedding events?

Russo's On The Bay offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Russo's On The Bay and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Russo's On The Bay is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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