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Wedding reception in Brooklyn for 130 guests?

emgirlb Dec 20, 2007 06:37 AM

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.

  1. Puppimus Dec 20, 2007 07:09 AM

    Bubby's DUMBO?

    1. bobjbkln Dec 20, 2007 07:09 AM

      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
        Puppimus Dec 20, 2007 07:17 AM

        I think it's Steiner Studios, not Steinberg.

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          bobjbkln Dec 21, 2007 10:12 AM

          Sorry, yes Steiner Studios.

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        sonyako Dec 21, 2007 06:27 PM

        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
          jjo1014 Dec 26, 2007 06:20 PM

          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!!!

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          roux42 Dec 23, 2007 06:50 PM

          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!

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            Offbalance Dec 26, 2007 08:03 AM

            There's always the Grand Prospect Hall.

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            1. re: Offbalance
              Tay May 21, 2008 01:04 PM

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

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              janethelen Dec 27, 2007 08:46 AM

              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.

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                fhonmymind Dec 27, 2007 09:13 AM

                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.

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                  sodahq May 21, 2008 01:33 PM

                  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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                    jjo1014 Aug 25, 2008 02:00 PM

                    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
                      jrdeeny Sep 8, 2008 01:35 AM

                      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
                        ropa vieja Sep 8, 2008 08:02 AM

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


                    2. re: sodahq
                      gort Nov 29, 2010 09:06 AM

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

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                      bkeater Aug 25, 2008 07:52 PM

                      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
                        MShapiro Aug 26, 2008 11:13 AM

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

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