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 175 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.
This historic building can easily host a couple’s ceremony/reception, bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner. The venue's indoor space rental comes with exsisting furnature, LED candles on bookshelves, fastoon 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:
41 Reviews for The Housing Works Bookstore
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Jenny · Married on 07/03/2020
Choose Housing Works as your venue, and the rest is easy
We were married at Housing Works Bookstore on 3/7/2020, and I still cannot believe how warm and magical our wedding was. Choosing Housing Works as our venue was the best decision we made in the whole planning process--Josh is a dream to work with, and has great relationships with vendors. We basically followed all of Josh's recommendations for vendors and were delighted with how easy (and fun!) the process was from there. No drama, no problems, just awesome professionals who all care about supporting Housing Works and fighting the twin crises of HIV/AIDS and Homelessness.Sent on 04/20/2020
Getting married at the Housing Works Bookstore is a way to make sure the money you spend on your wedding supports a good cause--and it is really well-priced for Manhattan! We had a cocktail-style receptions, which I would absolutely recommend. I was a bit nervous about how it would work beforehand, but it was fantastic! Everyone was drinking, eating, talking, and dancing the whole night without being interrupted for sit-down meal service.
The appeal of getting married in a bookstore means having bookshelves as your backdrop, plus Housing Works provides electric candles among the books, string lights, and even has book bundles you can use for centerpieces. With all that, it really doesn't require extensive décor, we just used additional candles and small bud vases for the tables. I highly recommend attending one of their open houses so you can see how gorgeous the space looks when set up for an event.
If you get married at Housing Works Bookstore, I promise you'll have a wedding your guests will never forget, all while supporting a great cause!
Annie B. · Married on 10/26/2019
A Storybook Wedding
We celebrated our wedding (both the ceremony and reception) at the Housing Works Bookstore at the end of October. From the time we started working with Housing Works through the end of our event, we couldn’t have been happier with our experience. The space has an absolutely unique vibe that can’t be matched elsewhere, with books, string lights, and a balcony encircling the main area. There was something truly magical about being surrounded by loved ones during our ceremony. It’s hard to believe that a venue this wonderful also has such an excellent mission behind it, and we were thrilled that our venue cost was a donation to Housing Works’ mission. Josh, our event coordinator, was kind, funny, detail-oriented, and extremely professional throughout our planning process. He offered his expert recommendations whenever we had questions about the space and was extraordinarily accommodating, from bar setup to venue access to planning meetings to vendor collaboration. He was there on the night of the wedding to ensure that it was a perfect, effortless, and unforgettable evening for us. Thank you so much, Josh and Housing Works, for making our wedding such a fantastic event!Sent on 12/08/2019
Christine M. · Married on 10/19/2019
Excellent service in a beautiful space
What really made HousingWorks spectacular for us was the staff. The whole day functioned as a well-oiled machine! Every detail was thought out and excellently cared for. The planning process was straightforward and we always knew our options and the due dates. For a ceremony and reception venue in Manhattan, we found the rates they offered really competitive, especially given what excellent service we received. Everyone at the wedding remarked what a unique and beautiful venue it was and every single person I've run into who has been to a wedding there still remembers it years later! If you want a memorable and unique wedding, do yourself a favor and book with HousingWorks!!!Sent on 10/24/2019
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