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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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
Rule of Thirds is a restaurant wedding venue which operates out of Brooklyn, New York. Situated in a vibrant, urban setting not far from McCarren Park, there is a chic, design-orientate 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)
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 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)
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)
Housed in a former garage, this rustic American restaurant brings an inviting menu in a casual dining environment. Serving craft beer and creative homemade cocktail syrups, Hope Garage is an exciting addition to the neighborhood. Serving full menu until 4AM. From start to finish with our dedicated... (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)
Celebrate your marriage with us in an intimate, rustic space Located in the heart of Park Slope, our intimate space is the perfect place to host your wedding, reception, and rehearsal event. We specialize in rustic, and vibrant celebrations with specialty cocktails, and an impressive whiskey... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, engagement, baby shower, rehearsal dinner, birthdays or wedding reception. We offer the perfect setting all year round. Allowing for various entertainment options with an emphasis on food and optimal service, Our Casa Restaurant & Lounge houses space for two... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
Grand Army is an attractive restaurant wedding venue in Brooklyn, New York. A laid-back bar and eatery, it boasts a comprehensive cocktail and culinary menu. This location is ideal for welcome drinks after you have tied the knot, and it suits intimate, out-of-the-ordinary wedding receptions.... (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)
Samui is a restaurant wedding venue located in Brooklyn, New York. Samui offers chic decor and delicious food with a southeast Asian influence for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, weddings, and other special life events. The restaurant brings modern Thai cuisine to the Brooklyn... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
LIC Weddings is a rustic wedding venue in Long Island City, New York that is known as LIC Bar. The gorgeous facility has been a setting for several films and television shows such as "Law & Order," "Smash," "Gossip Girl," "The Good Wife," and more. Facilities and Capacity The location features dark... (Restaurant Weddings Greater New York City Metro)
I often get calls from brides saying that they're planning a "small wedding" or a "simple wedding".. I quickly correct them by letting them know that it is still a wedding, no matter size or budget. This is your day! You are choosing to marry someone for better or worse; for sickness and health.... (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)
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)
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.