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The Housing Works Bookstore

$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests
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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of April through November. These prices are available for the months of December through March.
Reception
$7,500 starting price
Bar
$40 starting price
Reception
$7,500 starting price
Bar
$40 starting price

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About

On WeddingWire since 2009

The Housing Works Bookstore is a unique and spacious wedding venue located in New York, New York. This bookstore gives a cozy and comfortable feel to any event with shelves of books, warm lighting, and beautiful wooden floors. The Housing Works Bookstore is housed in a historic and beautiful renovated building in the vibrant neighborhood of SoHo. This location boasts 20-foot ceilings, spiral staircases, and mahogany paneled balconies. Resembling an Ivy League library, this facility provides couples with a sense of sophistication and style. This bookstore gives 100% of all proceeds to homelessness and HIV/AIDS. Their staff assists with floor plans, design, and assistance with vendors. When booking this venue, couples can feel confident in receiving unmatched service and hosting an event that matches their distinct style.

Facilities and Capacity
This bookstore can hold a maximum capacity of 150 wedding guests. Their staff can assist with different floor plan designs that accommodate all couples' distinct requests. They can host both intimate ceremonies and large receptions. Whether you want an intimate seated dinner, or an open floor plan cocktail party, the Housing works crew can guide you in the right direction based on your guest size.

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Services Offered
This historic building can easily host a couple鈥檚 ceremony/reception, bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. The venue's indoor space rental comes with existing furniture, LED candles on bookshelves, festoon lighting, and drapery. Their attentive and skilled staff can assist with setup and cleanup to ensure a stress-free day. Their services include, list of required caterers, bar services, event rentals (additional tables and linen), lighting, sound equipment, outside vendors, and WiFi. Other services include:

  • Dance floor
  • Drapery
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bridal suite

Cuisine/ Exclusive Caterers

The Housing Works Bookstore Venue works exclusively with an exceptional list of NYC Caterers. Their strict vetting process ensures that each caterer is proficient when it comes to working in the unique space. The caterers are socially conscious when it comes to food waste, and offer an array of options to satisfy any cuisine style as well as price point.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$7,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$7,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Glassware
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$40

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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    Trevor H. Married on 12/31/2022
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    The Best Venue

    Deciding to have our wedding at the Housing Works Bookstore was definitely the best choice we made in our wedding planning journey. The space is unique, warm, and intimate and was perfect for our New Year鈥檚 Eve wedding. The people who work there couldn鈥檛 have been any more helpful and kind. Our venue coordinator Tomek made sure that every detail was fine tuned for the big night and he did whatever he could to make sure every one of our visions came to life within the space. I was worried about the potential for rigidity having a wedding in a bookstore, but they couldn鈥檛 have been any more accommodating and flexible. This team knows what they鈥檙e doing. On top of that, they have hand picked an extensive list of vendors who have been in their unique venue and can pull off killer weddings and events within the specific layout of the space. One of the hardest parts of choosing our vendors was narrowing down the list of options because they were really all incredibly good choices. On the night of the wedding the venue looked like a dream. Our guests couldn鈥檛 get over how the space was transformed from a bookstore into the jaw dropping spectacle that it was. How they pull this off if beyond my understanding, but I can tell you that if you want a unique venue in NYC that will exceed all your expectations and leave your guests gushing for weeks to come, Housing Works Bookstore is for you. I can鈥檛 recommend them highly enough. (The photos I'm posting were taken by Forever Photography)
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    Christopher L. Married on 11/19/2022
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    The Perfect Evening

    My husband and I had unofficially decided on Housing Works Bookstore for our wedding long before even seeing it set up for a wedding. Tomasz and his team made our ceremony and reception an absolutely perfect evening. They are a well oiled machine when it comes to setup and service. 10/10 would recommend!
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    Erik B. Married on 10/09/2022
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    amazing venue, amazing price, great service

    We just had our wedding here and it exceeded our very high expectations. The number of guests that said "this is so cool!" and unique, etc. was so heartening. You get SO much for your money here (most of which you can take off your taxes) and it just...looks amazing. The coordinators were extremely helpful and responsive. The charity itself is an excellent one (look it up). They made the whole experience just incredible. The price we paid included a lot of up-charges we opted into that we think most people would (e.g., they have provide the bar and bartenders, but we went for the premium package; they can provide the linens and decorations, etc. which we also paid for).
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126 Crosby Street New York, NY, 10012
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