Weddings

The River Cafe

Brooklyn, NY View map

About

The River Café is a stunning and well-known restaurant located in Brooklyn, New York that can host a couple’s wedding ceremony and reception. Located under the Brooklyn Bridge, this restaurant boasts stunning views of the New York skyline and serves delicious classic New American foods. The River Café is a Michelin-star restaurant that can transform its space into any couple’s dream wedding venue. From their glass-enclosed pavilion to their outdoor space, couples have a number of facilities to choose from that all have breathtaking views of the city. This waterfront location provides tons of ideal photo backgrounds for couples and their guests and can cater to parties of all sizes.

Facilities and Capacity
The Terrace Room, depending on if you want a dance floor or not, can hold a maximum capacity of 100 wedding guests. Their staff can assist with floor plan designs and help set up rectangular or round tables. Whether you want an indoor ceremony or an outdoor celebration, their staff will use their eye for design and event planning experience to provide you with the ideal setup. The Terrace Room gives a private and exclusive feel to any event and comes complete with uncomplicated planning and an exquisitely designed space.

Services Offered
This restaurant’s services include chairs, setup, cleanup, event planning, tables, all-inclusive packages, bar and catering services, lighting, sound, and more This historic building’s staff has experience with hosting and coordinating ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and engagement parties. They also offer an in-house florist to craft all floral arrangements and a talented pastry team to bake a one-of-a-kind wedding cake that is both equally delicious and visually appealing. While they can provide a variety of vendor services, The River Café can also provide couples with a list of trusted vendors, from photography to music. Other services include:

  • Parking
  • Valet
  • Linens
  • Tents
  • Tent accessories
  • Dance floor

Cuisine
This restaurant offers four-course dinners that comes complete with an appetizer, a fish course, a meat course, and dessert. Butler-style hors d’oeuvres are served and include mushroom truffles, house smoked fish, foie gras, and more.

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

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

$2500.00

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

$2500.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Dessert

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

Bartender(s)
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

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    Ew Married on 10/31/2020
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    A Magical Night

    The River Cafe was an amazing venue that my wife & I found once our original venue shuttered due to Covid. Alyson & the entire staff at River Cafe made this night unforgettable. The food is beyond anything you will ever have at a wedding. The views & garden are unmatched to anything in the Tri-State Area.
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    Darina K. Married on 08/23/2020
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    A Dream Come True

    This is a love letter to The River Cafe. A place that helped us make the wedding of our dreams happen just 3 weeks to our date. After spending months dealing with a horrible venue in Jersey, we came back home to Brooklyn and found the most perfect venue that's been right in front of us all along. It wasn't easy to make our pandemic wedding happen in 3 weeks, but Alyson worked tirelessly to make it seem as though we've been planning for months. She was INCREDIBLE and if you have your wedding here you will be oh so lucky to work with such a talented, professional and understanding coordinator who MADE. THINGS. HAPPEN. The River Cafe, with it's exquisite 4 course dinner, stunning NYC views and elegant space was nothing short of a dream. We are so lucky our dream wedding came true during a global pandemic at a venue comprised of a team that cares. Don't even think twice. Thank you so much River Cafe
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    Sarah H. Married on 09/14/2019
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    Stunning venue, exquisite food

    The River cafe is the most beautiful, classic Brooklyn venue. The attention and care that goes into their special events was noticeable: The food was incredible -- from every perfectly composed hors d'oeuvre to the 4 course meal and wine. We chose the chocolate cake in their Brooklyn Bridge dessert for our wedding cake, and perhaps we were simply elated, but it seemed to taste even better than each time we had dined at the restaurant. The service was exemplary, and communication with the team was very easy. Additionally, their preferred vendors for florals and music were exceptional. Highly recommend this venue if you are seeking an intimate and elegant wedding, or any romantic anniversary, date night, celebration etc.

Awards

  • 17
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Bright Bird Photography Bright Bird Photography Wedding Photographers

The River Cafe is one of my favorite NYC locations to shoot.... It's always inspiring!

Map

1 Water Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201
7185225200
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