The Foundry is a 19th Century building that has been meticulously restored to showcase its industrial character and stunning proportions. Adaptable for many uses and available to rent for weddings, corporate events, launch parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, film, video and photo shoots.
The Foundry interior boasts 3,000 square feet of raw space with a lush outdoor courtyard, rooftop terrace with views of the Manhattan skyline, indoor greenhouse, lounge space, billiards room and fully equipped industrial kitchen.
In the very early 1900's The Foundry housed The Albra Metal Foundry, whose logo is still visible on the corner of the property today. By 1906, The Foundry was one of several steel foundries in the Long Island City area that catered to the needs of New York City's riverfront manufacturers.
By the 1970's The Foundry was essentially an abandoned space, housing defunct vehicles and a mountain of debris. In 1980 the Du Val family purchased and gradually restored the space to reflect its original industrial character. We began hosting events and weddings 15 years ago in 2001. It is the only foundry in the area still standing today.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Tanya · Married on 08/07/2016
We just had our wedding at The Foundry this past weekend (8/7/16) and the whole experience was absolutely spectacular from start to finish. First of all, The Foundry itself is the most unique and gorgeous space we've ever been to. It has such a rich history and character, with so many awesome rustic touches that throwback to the days when it was actually a working foundry. I don't think that its humanly possible to take a bad picture there, as every single square inch has the most beautiful light and shadows, lines and curves, manmade and natural elements. The views (especially from the courtyard and rooftop terrace) are absolutely amazing, and it has the coolest rustic industrial vibe that doesn't need much decorating at all, but can be 100% customizable to suit your taste and style.
Working with the Foundry ladies, Lindsay and Angela, was nothing short of amazing from start to finish. They never failed to readily and quickly respond to emails, with questions big and small and silly, and through it all were incredibly kind, sweet, and patient. They were professional yet had a sense of humor and made us feel valued and respected. They helped to carry out, plan out, and execute our vision from start to finish, and we absolutely could not ask for a more beautiful and memorable day and experience.
All of our guests couldn't get over how gorgeous and unique the space was and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the whole experience. If we had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!!! Thank you so much for a truly unforgettable experience!
Ruka · Married on 09/21/2018
Words cannot begin to describe how incredible the Foundry is. My wife and I had our wedding there and it made the event a one of a kind experience. We held our ceremony in the Main Space with 120 guests and it was perfectly intimate and cozy without being cramped. The structure of the space allowed our guests to flow naturally into the Greenhouse for cocktail hour while we took photos on the Terrace, which was stunning. The greenery of the entire venue gave our wedding the natural feel we wanted and the bricks and views of the city and complemented this nicely with a rustic urban touch. We worked primarily with Angela and Lindsey throughout our planning process, which was an absolute pleasure. They are both informative, responsive, and always had great suggestions when we needed guidance. They ensured that everything came together smoothly and made the entire experience stress free. We highly recommend renting the space - it will transform your event into a memory that you will cherish forever.
Hajir · Married on 09/08/2018
The Foundry is such a special and breath-taking venue. There isn’t a space in it that doesn’t have its own unique charm. There are so many possibilities of what to do there and how to design your event – it helps to hire a planner or co-ordinator to help organise everything as it is a raw space. We ended up using the Main Space, Courtyard and Greenhouse for our guests as well as the Terrace for photos. We had to make some last-minute changes on the afternoon due to unexpected weather conditions, but the staff were so friendly, quick and professional that no one could have possibly known we hadn’t planned the new arrangements. Lindsey and Angela, in particular, were amazing from our initial visit all the way through to our wedding day. They quickly responded to emails, answered every question we had and were so helpful and lovely on the day. They were an absolute joy to work with and made everything as stress-free as possible.
Almost three months later, our guests still rave about how they loved the venue and couldn’t believe we’d found such a unique space. It reminded us of a secret garden, and it seems impossible to take a bad photo there due to the beautiful lighting, intimate setting, and the stunning contrast between the natural and industrial elements. Our wedding day still feels like this wonderful dream.
I always love working at The Foundry. It used to be just down the street from where I lived, and now that I moved further away, it's definitely one of the things I miss. Beautiful location - great staff!
We've been lucky enough to work at the Foundry almost every week for the past few years and are still blown away and awestruck every time we visit. It's hard to believe a dream venue like the Foundry exists in NYC (or anywhere) They've got it ALL! Each design detail has been perfectly thought out. They've somehow managed to preserve the original historical elements and details while making it feel fresh and impeccable. Even the sunlight there filters beautifully and the vibes are always so magical. Theres always something new and interesting to look at and they're constantly thinking of ways to make sure their guests' experiences are top notch. Not only is the venue itself incredible, The team there is GOLD. They'll make sure your process is flawless and are total professionals all while also being super easy to work with.
Make no mistake the Foundry is a unique and fabulous venue however it's Alison and her staff that make it the special place it is. They are warm and accommodating and make every one there, whether it's a client, guest or vendor feel special and welcome. As a DJ who works in many venues here in New York City I really appreciate their hospitality.