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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

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.

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Ashley W. Sent on 09/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dreamy Wedding

What an incredible venue! We felt very fortunate to start our marriage at the River Café. The view and the facilities are world-class and speak for themselves. The food exceeded the hype, which is difficult to do because we had high expectations. And perhaps most importantly, the River Café team was responsive, diligent, and professional. They did everything to make sure that we had an unforgettable experience. Alyson in particular was a wonderful host.
Allie Sent on 10/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Venue & Team

We cannot recommend The River Cafe, Alyson, and the entire team highly enough! We had a small, intimate wedding there this September and every detail and team member truly went above and beyond.

Location: If you’re torn between a city or a garden venue, The River Cafe delivers on both! We had our ceremony in the garden, which feels like an oasis in the heart of Brooklyn, the cocktail hour on the terrace, and the reception in the terrace room, both with spectacular views of Manhattan. You may hear the ferry, cars going over the Brooklyn Bridge, and even helicopters overhead, but that made our wedding even more special — we like to say NYC was an invited guest.

Coordinator: We are so grateful to Alyson for making our wedding and the entire planning process seamless. We live close to the venue and Alyson was so accommodating in having us pop by to tour the venue or just to ask questions as we got closer to the date. When we first met Alyson, we told her we were hoping to get married on the eight-year anniversary of when we met, and she immediately checked that the date was available for us and penciled us in. She is incredibly responsive, organized, and will take care of every detail — not to mention she’s also a wonderful and kind person who stays optimistic for her COVID couples.

Food: The River Cafe is a Michelin-starred restaurant and the food was delicious. Guests don’t have to choose between a meat and a fish course — they get both in a four-course meal. (We recommend the iconic Marquis Brooklyn Bridge cake for dessert.)

Service: We were personally served throughout the evening by a lovely gentleman named King who: brought us glasses of champagne immediately after our ceremony, saved us a plate of hors d’oeuvres when we joined our cocktail hour for just the last ten minutes, put a dish over our entrees to keep them warm while we were visiting guest tables, and more. The service was top-tier!

We are so excited to celebrate our anniversaries with dinner at The River Cafe in the future. Thank you so much Alyson and team, you made our dream wedding come true!
Ew Sent on 11/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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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