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Long Island City or Sunnyside wedding reception venue?

cobbler Jan 15, 2008 07:28 AM

I'm also looking for a reception site, ideally with food service on site, rather than catering. I looked at places in Long Island City/Sunnyside. Any suggestions for interesting city locations in Queens?

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    Mike V Jan 15, 2008 08:06 AM

    Sidetracks at 45-05 Queens Blvd. Visit and see if they can handle a Wedding Reception. They have 3 Sit Down Menus and very reasonable. Have dinner and see if you like the food and atmosphere. I've had several very good meals. www.sidetracksny.com/partymenu.html

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      howster Jan 15, 2008 08:15 AM

      LIC try Water front crab house

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        MShapiro Jan 15, 2008 10:56 AM

        The Water's Edge. A very nice view, food was good and they have a free ferry from the 34th street heliport/ferry terminal during dinner hours.

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          cobbler Jan 28, 2008 09:43 AM


        2. doona Jan 16, 2008 09:34 AM

          Look into Riverview. On the water and so cozy.

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            megz Jan 16, 2008 12:12 PM

            Definitely check out the Foundry, right under the bridge in LIC. Gorgeous interiors, views. Although I think you have to bring in your own caterer. www.thefoundry.info

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              cobbler Jan 28, 2008 09:41 AM

              Thanks--the Foundry is great but they think so too: $6,500 for a few hours just for the space.

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              irishnyc Jan 17, 2008 02:38 AM

              A few years ago we had considered Water's Edge, and they were very reasonable, even compared to other wedding venues.

              Sidetracks isn't really a "wedding reception" place.

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                cobbler Jan 28, 2008 09:42 AM

                Thanks for the Water's Edge suggestion. I'll check it out. I live near Sidetracks, and I agree, not really for a wedding and not our style.

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                  irishnyc Jan 29, 2008 04:53 AM

                  I found this place too: The Metropolitan Building

                  I've lived and/or worked in LIC my whole life and never heard of it, not even when trying to plan an LIC area wedding! I'm very curious now.

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                    cobbler Jan 29, 2008 10:43 AM

                    Curious! I'll check it out and let you know . . . Thanks.

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                cobbler Jan 28, 2008 09:45 AM

                Sorry all: I should have said that I know where we would like to eat (Quaint in Sunnyside), but I'm looking for a place for dancing/drinks afterwards. There will only be 50 or so of us. If we can't find this, we may just look for places on the Hudson.

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                  rhydewithdis Jul 9, 2008 08:47 AM

                  Check out Astoria World Manor. Nice place. http://www.awm-ny.com/

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