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Anyone have a good suggestion for a wedding reception site in Brooklyn that can accommodate approx 130 guests for sit-down dinner and dancing? Already checked out the Marriott, which was so-so (bland), and not too interested in the BBG since a lot of friends coming to the wedding have been to many weddings held there. Looking for a cool venue first, thinking about the budget later. Priorities are good food, open bar, interesting space that can fit this many people comfortably, and somewhat close (less than a half hour) from either Manhattan or the BK Marriott, where guests from out of town might stay.

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  1. Bubby's DUMBO?

    1. Steinberg Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
      Picnic House in Prospect Park
      or BYOC to Smack Mellon Gallery in Dumbo

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      1. re: bobjbkln

        I think it's Steiner Studios, not Steinberg.

        1. re: Puppimus

          Sorry, yes Steiner Studios.

      2. I had my wedding reception at Bubby's and it was great! Very reasonable sets of options for food and drink and at the end of the day my guests were happy and full. I had pie instead of wedding cake, which Bubby's is well known for. good luck!

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        1. re: sonyako

          sonyako, what was the price range for food and drink @ bubby's? was there room for dancing? sorry for all the questions, but did they provide all the chairs, tables, linen, lighting, etc? thanks!!!

        2. I was married at the Picnic House in Prospect Park this past October and it was amazing. Since there is only one Picnic House hurry and book it for the date you need. If it is not available try Pochron Studios in Dumbo that was our second choice, a very plain loft with great views of the city. If you need... I can post the vendors that I used.

          Good luck!

          1. There's always the Grand Prospect Hall.

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            1. re: Offbalance

              GPH was visually lovely, but I've been to 3 events there and the food/service at each one was a disaster

            2. I think that you should check the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I made a wedding there 6 1/2 years ago for my oldest daughter. The venue is absolutely beautiful and the caterers, Sally, Charles & Charles are great also. Depending on the season and the weather, you have the option of having your ceremony outside or inside the beautiful glass building, the Palm HOuse. Your photographs will also be unique since the setting is so lovely. The website is www.palmhouse.com. Good luck and congratulations.

              1. Giando on the Water in Williamsburgh has a view of the 3 bridges. Food is just okay. It will fit 130 + dancing comfortably. 5 minutes from manhattan.

                1. I am going to a wedding soon at the Masonic Temple in Fort Greene. It looks gorgeous on the outside at least. Haven't seen inside yet!

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                  1. re: sodahq

                    sodahq, hi there! wanted to ask how the wedding @ the masonic temple was? my fiance and i are hoping to get married in brooklyn next spring and in search of a nice, but affordable, venue in brooklyn!! any comments, thoughts, etc about the masonic temple would be greatly appreciated!! thanks!!!

                    1. re: jjo1014

                      I too have been eyeing the Brooklyn Masonic Temple its on my list of top 3 of choices (the other choices are your typical halls) but I am not sure how its going to work. I've only viewed the site during a concert. Any feedback?

                      1. re: jrdeeny

                        Grand Prospect Hall is great, in south slope, between 4th and 5th.

                        http://www.grandprospecthall.com/

                    2. re: sodahq

                      Bumping this because I'm interested in using the Masonic Temple for a private event and would love to get some feedback. Thanks!

                    3. Try Tempo on 5th ave - 130 might be close to their limit-
                      I had mine there and i was great- food was sick

                      Good luck!

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                      1. re: bkeater

                        What about the Brooklyn Museum? Nothing like tying the knot next to a 5,000 year old sarcophagus.