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Restaurant wedding reception venues are ideal for foodie couples. The food is sure to be top-notch at one of these restaurant wedding reception venues, plus they’re usually ideal for smaller, more intimate weddings. And - bonus! - these personality-packed spaces are usually well-decorated so you’ll save on décor.
Victory Garden Café is a modern wedding venue located in the neighborhood of Astoria in Queens, New York. This authentic Greek and Mediterranean restaurant offers the perfect venue and delicious menus for your special day. Having been in existence for over four decades, the Victory Garden Café has... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
A former functioning spice factory in Brooklyn, New York, Radegast Hall & Biergarden has been open since 2007 as a rustic wedding event location. Perfect for ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, elopements, and bridal showers, the outdoor and indoor event spaces offer a... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Located in Brooklyn, New York, Crystal Lake is an antique-style bar wedding venue. It is nestled in the chic neighborhood of Williamsburg for a trendy, distinctive setting. The bar is owned and operated by three professional bartenders and an experienced chef. It radiates an air of classic comfort,... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
MyMoon is a spacious Brooklyn treasure. A reclaimed industrial space located in the heart of Williamsburg, we offer a sophisticated and urban environment for your wedding ceremony and reception. The 19th-century boiler room has been lovingly renovated and features exposed brick, reclaimed wooden... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Rule of Thirds is a restaurant and event venue which operates out of Brooklyn, New York. Situated in a vibrant, urban setting not far from McCarren Park, there is a chic, design-orientated and industrial ambiance to enjoy here. An ideal place to host your wedding celebration, you are sure to be... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
We are proud to say that our catering division reflects the same ideals of our critically acclaimed restaurant, favoring locally sourced and seasonal ingredients wherever possible. We are passionate about our contribution to each event and we look forward to working with you to create a memorable... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
The Brooklyn Bazaar is a unique venue housed in the former Polonaise Terrace building, a historic banquet hall and event space located in the heart of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This stylish building boasts a striking façade and an even more impressive interior, with our distinct rooms presenting... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Brooklyn Crab, built to celebrate it's owners' passions for fishing, family, and seafood, is a unique new restaurant and event venue. Built on two big beautiful decks overlooking the New York harbor it offers fresh seafood from all the way up the Atlantic coast and down to the Gulf of Mexico, an... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Defontes Of Brooklyn is a traditional Italian Caterer that is family owned and operated for over 93 years. Defontes has been featured on the Food Network on celebrity chef Guy Fieris show as well as Good Morning America. Let us cater your next event and make it a memorable one. (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
The skyline of Manhattan is unequalled in its scope and splendor. At night, when the lights of the city outnumber… and outshine… the stars in the sky, few sights on Earth can match its radiance. Over the years it has been an inspiration for many of our finest authors and artists. Through window... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Located close to trains in Bushwick, 3DB is the hottest new venue offering wedding services from start to finish. We offer highly competitive pricing in a very flexible space for the following: • Ceremony onsite (indoor and outdoor options available) • Bar packages: full bar available. Meet with our... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Pies 'n' Thighs is a premier homestyle catering company for weddings in Brooklyn, New York. With over 10 years in the industry, this restaurant and caterer has caught the attention of both foodies and critics across the Northeast. New York Daily News awarded its biscuits as the best in New York, and... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
UpNorth is a Canadian bar and restaurant in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. We offer a welcoming and tasteful atmosphere, and a wide range of drinks, bar fare, and specials. Originally a deserted warehouse, the space is both refined and unpretentious. The interior boasts reclaimed... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Extra Fancy is a restaurant wedding venue based in Brooklyn, New York. A city-styled venue with a classic ambience, this wedding space is perfect for the chic couple. With plenty of room to dance and make lasting memories, this venue works closely with their clients to ensure they have the wedding... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Mable's Smokehouse was opened in 2011 by husband and wife team, Meghan Love & Jeff Lutonsky. While both pursuing careers in the arts, they decided to change paths and pursue their dream of opening a restaurant. Jeff, having grown up in his mother's restaurants and on his father's cattle farm, always... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Located just 2 blocks from the Graham Avenue stop on the L train, the Tasting Room has a casual feel and offers a hand selected rotating menu of American wine, beer, whiskey, charcuterie, cheese and small plates. The Event Room hosts many events such as weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers, chef pop... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
CEBU BAR & BISTRO BROOKLYN, NY Cebu Bistro & Bar has been serving up new American fare in Bay Ridge since 2001. We’re open for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night! Cebu is inspired by the classic notion of a bistro, great food, great drinks, and great friends. Chef Carlos has taken these classic... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
That is the motto of Rainhas (pronounced rain-haas) Churrascaria. Rainhas Churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse located in New York City in the borough of Queens. We are in the neighborhood of Corona, the home of Louis Armstrong. Conveniently located off Grand Central Parkway, the restaurant is... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Romanoff is a spacious exquisite European fusion restaurant located on Coney Island Avenue, in the heart of Brooklyn.This glamorous hall offers weekly cabaret and live music entertainment as well as private banquet hall rentals for exclusive events. Romanoff's offers a delicious variety of European... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Ashland is a restaurant wedding venue located in Brooklyn, New York. Here, they have reinvented American cuisine, serving inspired dishes from locally-sourced ingredients. All that Brooklyn has to offer is just beyond the restaurant's door, offering fantastic opportunities for excursions. Whether it... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
If you and your love are as passionate about an exquisite meal as you are for each other, then a New York City restaurant wedding could be a tasty idea. If so, then you’ve hit the jackpot. New York City is a foodie paradise, hosting some of the most innovative restaurants and offering gastronomic bliss to residents and visitors alike. You’ve got plenty of venue options to choose from and lots of great reasons to consider a restaurant wedding in NYC.
Restaurant wedding venues are catching on fast and for good reason. Restaurants offer an intimate setting, making them a great option if you prefer a smaller wedding party. (Choosing a restaurant will also help you keep your guest list under control!)
Any top-notch restaurant will possess its own unique look and style. That will give your wedding a one-of-a-kind feel that’s anything but cookie-cutter. You can even save money on decorations by letting the restaurant’s decor speak for itself.
Another upside to putting a restaurant wedding on your menu is that you are likely to have more flexibility in planning your special day. Most restaurants won’t try to guide you into wedding packages. That means you can choose your own photographer, florist, and other vendors, and possibly save some cash in the process.
Finally, and most importantly, let’s talk food. Your chosen restaurant will allow you to host a delicious wedding meal that showcases your tastes. You may even wish to choose a restaurant with a menu that reflects your heritage to add a personal touch to your ceremony.
There are so many different restaurants scattered throughout Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island, that it is impossible to calculate an average cost for hosting your wedding in one. However, it’s safe to say that you have plenty of options that run the gamut between breaking the bank and reasonable costs.
If you dream of saying your vows in a Michelin-starred eatery, get ready to pay up. That being said, NYC restaurant weddings can be one of your most budget-friendly venue choices. That can be especially true if you search for restaurants beneath the cache radar. Even your favorite local Chinese place can be an excellent option for those on a strict wedding budget. Remember, your wedding is about sharing your matrimony with your family and friends, not putting you into lifelong debt.
If money is a big concern, consider shaving down your guest list to only those essential friends and family members who really brighten your life. You may also have to check your excesses when it comes to choosing the menu. Buffet-style meals are often much less expensive than individually plated dishes.
A final option is to schedule your wedding on a weekday when it won’t be so expensive for a restaurant to close its doors to the general public.
Ready to start chewing over some New York City restaurant wedding venue options? Take a look at all our restaurant wedding listings.