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30th Bday - Outdoor Space Preferred

chowfreak Apr 10, 2007 12:52 PM

I am looking for a unique venue to throw a 30th birthday party for my wife. The ideal place has outdoor and indoor accomodations and can easily accomodate up to 50 guests. I would consider bringing in a caterer or working directly with the venue.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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  1. bklyngrl RE: chowfreak Apr 10, 2007 01:19 PM

    Are you doing a full dinner or drinks and snacks?

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      chowfreak RE: bklyngrl Apr 10, 2007 01:39 PM

      Either or. Not really boxed in, just looking for a cool space. Thanks!

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        brooklynr RE: chowfreak Apr 10, 2007 02:26 PM

        Any neighborhood in particular? "Outer Boroughs" covers a lot of ground.

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      jdf RE: chowfreak Apr 10, 2007 02:56 PM

      Five Front could fit the bill. they have a pretty outdoor seating area which, I believe, can be reserved as a private space. There is also a bar inside. Then, you have the backdrop of the water and Manhattan skyline, when you exit the restaurant, as well.

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        elecsheep9 RE: chowfreak Apr 10, 2007 03:22 PM

        I had my engagement part at NANA in Park Slope. They had butlered appetizers and a buffet for the entrees. Everybody raved about the food. And they have a lovely outdoor garden which is quite large, and the indoor space is "industrial chic".

        They let me hook my ipod up to their stereo system, so I was able to control the music during the event as well.

        And it was fairly inexpensive.

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          jimmyjazz RE: chowfreak Apr 10, 2007 07:24 PM

          Frankie's on Court St is great for parties. They have a private carriage house out back for parties as well as a cool garden.

          1. oolah RE: chowfreak Apr 10, 2007 08:37 PM

            Alma on DeGraw and Columbia is perched on the Brooklyn waterfront, so the view of downtown Manhattan from the open roofdeck is dramatic and breathtaking. Food is ok Mexican -- not terrible, not great, but the drinks are tasty and it's a great party space.

            1. MaspethMaven RE: chowfreak Apr 11, 2007 08:08 AM

              Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden. Full bar, outdoor beer garden, community rooms you can set up, they do catering on site or you can bring in (i think). Just a suggestion.

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                ceeceee RE: chowfreak Apr 11, 2007 09:58 AM

                the foundry in LIC is very cool. i wanted to have my wedding as the space is really nice, but it was too small.
                they have indoor and outdoor space and views of skyline, queensboro bridge.
                you'll have to bring in a caterer.
                but it is really special...


                there's also a smaller room in the metropolitan bldg in LIC as well...


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