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Jan 4, 2011 03:47 PM

Small Kosher wedding NYC or within 3 hours of NYC

Impossible Mission:
To find a kosher caterer and venue in NYC or within 3 hours of NYC.
The wedding will be small, around 100 (could be less could be slightly more) on a Sunday.
Food need not be glatt, just supervised kosher. Not sure if it will be dairy/vegan or meat.
Prefer an in-house caterer. But will be flexible.
Venue would (hopefully) be simple, elegantly beautiful.
A view would be nice (I can dream can't I? LOL). Trying to stay away from overly decorated ornate wedding rooms.
Prefer indoor everything, no matter what time of year it is...and we are flexible about the date.
Budget: the bottom line not more than $100 PP ( you can stop laughing).

Anyone ever been to this kind of event done as an elegant brunch?

Thank you.

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  1. Try a localtion in Philadelphia way less than 3 hours from NYC. Mazel tov and good luck with a venue!

    1. There's a place near the seaport in Manhattan that did a kosher wedding for friends of ours. There was a view, we believe. It is called Bridgewaters. Don't know the price.

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      1. re: cappucino

        The faculty club at Columbia - in Manhattan - offers a perfect venue on weddings this size. They have several rooms, it's a real faculty club on weekdays, the building is Georgian colonial style, and the largest room has glorious sweeping views south over Manhattan. (Because it's on Morningside Heights.) The price is modest because it's really a faculty club, looking for weekend revenue. I have been to both kosher and non-kosher weddings there. It was renovated just a couple of ears ago, so it's not "collegiate shabby." And you do not need to be affiliated with the college.

        1. re: AdinaA

          The Fort Hamilton Army Base Community Club in Brooklyn has a room with gorgeous views of the Verrazano bridge and would be perfect for 100 people. Their in-house caterer is not kosher, but I think they will work with an outside kosher caterer. Their manager is Suzanne Devita and her number is 718-833-9772. I have attended countless non-kosher events there as an officer of a professional society that has dinner meetings there, but I keep kosher, so I can't say anything about the food. The view is incredible, and I don't think their prices are that high.

          1. re: emacat

            Try the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point - Melville Hall - It is now open to the general public. Till now you had to have an association with the USMM or Military
            Lovely space with dramatic views of Throgs Neck -Perfect for 100

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        1. You can try Rockwood Park Jewish Center. They advertise weddings for $35/pp

          You can also try Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Center

          For a nice listing of kosher wedding halls see

          1. Thank you all for your input. I'm checking these leads out.