Below is a curated list I’ve compiled of my absolute favorite Brooklyn wedding venues over the years, all with something different to offer and covering everything from intimate gatherings to epic celebrations.
Over the last 9 years of being a wedding photographer based in Brooklyn, I’ve photographed close to 300 weddings and have seen my fair share of wedding venues in America. I can safely say that Brooklyn is home to some of the most incredibly unique and special venues in the whole country. Whether you’re looking for a boho chic converted factory, a clean and luxurious boathouse in the park, a rustic and raw industrial space with a killer view of Manhattan, or a lush botanic garden, Brooklyn’s wedding venues provide a stunning backdrop for your memories.
If you have any questions or want to know my thoughts on a particular venue you’re considering, please contact me.
The 15 Best Brooklyn Wedding Venues
Table of Contents
1. Greenpoint Loft
2. 501 Union
3. The Green Building
4. 99 Scott
5. Wythe Hotel
6. The Liberty Warehouse
7. The River Cafe
8. The Prospect Park Boathouse
10. Frankies 457 Spuntino
11. Roberta’s Pizza
12. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
13. 26 Bridge
15. Brooklyn Winery
67 West St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
Located in the industrial waterfront section of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Greenpoint Loft was a pre-WWII rope factory that was meticulously restored to its original raw appearance and is now one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Brooklyn.
The main loft space is 5000 sq ft. of exposed high beam ceilings, wooden floors and huge skylights and can hold up to 185 guests. Up one level to the mezzanine (1000 sq ft.) and you’ve got the perfect setting for cocktail hour, with access to a rooftop that boasts a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline overlooking the East River.
Check out Lauren and Patrick’s sophisticated Greenpoint Loft Wedding for more inspiration.
501 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
For those of you who prefer something a bit more modern and elegant, look no further than 501 Union, conveniently located among five distinct Brooklyn neighborhoods – Gowanus, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boreum Hill, and Park Slope.
The building dates back to 1916 and once served as a classic car restoration shop. It was transformed into a private events venue in 2013 and now provides a unique backdrop for stylish weddings, corporate events, and photo shoots.
501 Union includes a covered atrium for your wedding ceremony, a stylish art deco inspired cocktail lounge and a large reception hall with exposed steel beams and concrete floors – a space that reflects the best of old and new Brooklyn: industrial chic with a touch of modern glamour. It can hold 160 seated guests and 250 standing guests.
Take a peek at Jazmyne and Steve’s wedding at 501 Union for some more inspiration.
The Green Building
452 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Located directly across the street from 501 Union, The Green Building is one of the original rustic chic wedding venues in Brooklyn. Built in 1889, the Green Building was originally constructed as a brass foundry and it’s got the exposed brick walls and soaring open-beamed ceiling to prove it. Featuring over 6,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor space, it can hold 250 seated guests.
99 Scott Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Discreetly tucked between the intersection of East Williamsburg and Bushwick, 99 Scott is a former historic warehouse-turned-industrial chic event space named for its address.
Boasting 20-foot-high ceilings with windows to match, 99 Scott is a blank slate ready to be transformed.
The sprawling venue has the capacity to hold 3000 guests. The Great Room alone is 5000 square feet and can accommodate up to 400 seated guests or 800 for cocktails. It is also home to an oversized courtyard that measures a jaw-dropping 8000 square feet, perfect for large-scale cocktail parties, outdoor dinners or exchanging vows.
Check out the epic wedding of JoJo and Tal for some more 99 Scott inspiration.
80 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11249
Originally a factory on the Williamsburg waterfront, The Wythe Hotel was converted into one of the most vibrant boutique hotels in Brooklyn in 2012.
Handmade tile floors, original masonry and beautiful exposed brick walls create a modern industrial chic backdrop for your Brooklyn wedding that’s hard to beat.
The Wythe Hotel Main Hall and Garden Terrace can hold 140 seated or 250 standing guests and more intimate weddings of up to 45 guests can reserve one of the hotel lofts for a balcony ceremony overlooking the Manhattan skyline and the rustic Cooper Room for reception.
Check out Holly and Josh’s balcony wedding at Wythe Hotel for some more inspo.
The Liberty Warehouse
260 Conover St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Located on Pier 41 in the historic shipping yards of Red Hook, The Liberty Warehouse was constructed in the pre-Civil War 1850’s and has recently been renovated into an elegant event space. Located directly on the water’s edge, there are expansive views of New York Harbor as well as the only location in all of New York where the Statue of Liberty is face front as she looks on to France.
The Liberty Warehouse includes over 15,000 square feet of mixed indoor and outdoor space, with the panoramic views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty serving as quite the backdrop for your wedding.
The space can accommodate up to 400 for sit-down dinner and 1200+ for cocktails and the wood burning fireplaces in all the rooms set the mood all year round (s’mores, anyone?).
Want some more inspo from the Liberty Warehouse? Check out Mary Kate and Fede’s Summer wedding blog post.
The River Cafe
One Water Street , Brooklyn, NY 11201
The River Café is located in one of New York’s most noteworthy and romantic settings – nestled riverside under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Having just recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, the River Cafe exudes romance with breathtaking views of the NYC skyline and as a Michelin-starred restaurant, some of the most outstanding food and wine in the world.
The exquisite Terrace Room can hold up to 100 wedding guests.
Have a look at Sasha and Boris’ incredible River Cafe wedding.
The Prospect Park Boathouse
101 East Dr., Brooklyn, NY 11225
The Boathouse is an iconic wedding venue overlooking the scenic Lullwater and Lullwater Bridge in the heart of Prospect Park’s 526 acres. One of Brooklyn’s most treasured destinations, the Prospect Park Boathouse is both a New York City and National Historic Landmark building and makes for a stunning wedding backdrop. With its Beaux-Arts style, white terra-cotta façade, and iconic French doors opening to a terrace overlooking the lake, the Boathouse fits perfectly in the natural beauty of the park. Capacity is 150 guests.
184 North 10th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Beautifully restored from a nineteenth century boiler room in Williamsburg, MyMoon is a magical wedding venue in the heart of Brooklyn’s liveliest neighborhood.
The Grand Room can hold up to 166 guests and features exposed brick walls, wooden floor boards, high ceilings, and booths refurnished from industrial components. The room flows seamlessly to a spacious courtyard, a perfect lush garden setting for your wedding ceremony.
Jillian and Aiden’s wedding at MyMoon was pretty incredible. Go check it out!
Frankies 457 Spuntino
457 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11231
Frankies 457 Spuntino, located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, offers classic and charming wedding celebrations in its 100-year-old blacksmith Stable and garden spaces. The critically praised Italian-American fare and rustic-chic ambiance combine to make a picture perfect backdrop for a wedding day unforgettable in all the best ways.
Delicious food and wine is central to the Frankies 457 Spuntino experience. The space specializes in the family-style feasts of Southern Italy.
Frankies 457 Spuntino offers on-site ceremony and reception spaces for up to 80 guests in the warmer months of May-October each year. During the Winter, the Stable can accommodate up to 40 guests for a cozy indoor celebration before, during or after a wedding.
261 Moore St., Brooklyn, NY 11206
Located in a former cinderblock warehouse in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, Roberta’s offers a creative environment for up to 120 seated guests for your wedding or rehearsal dinner. The functioning garden flourishes with seasonal flowers and produce, creating a unique and special contrast against the industrial framework of the neighborhood and the pizza is top notch.
Take a peek at Lisette and Byron’s colorful wedding at Roberta’s.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225
Tucked away in the middle of the city, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a beautiful oasis of trees, flower borders, and pastoral lawns—a lush and romantic backdrop for your wedding.
For smaller weddings of up to 125 guests, The Atrium is an ecologically sustainable space beneath a lovely living roof of native grasses and wildflowers. It looks out onto the Garden’s Cherry Esplanade and comes with an outdoor terrace that’s perfect for cocktail hour.
For larger gatherings of up to 250 guests, the iconic Palm House becomes the perfect setting for an unforgettable affair.
If you have a wedding booked elsewhere but want to incorporate some cherry blossoms or autumn foliage into your urban wedding, you can request a photo permit from Brooklyn Botanic Garden for $350 which will gain you access to the grounds for 45 minutes.
26 Bridge St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
A renovated former metal factory in DUMBO is the setting of 26 Bridge, one of Brooklyn’s most fascinating wedding venues. The building’s industrial past is highlighted in the original brick walls, large wooden doors and magnificent high ceiling with a skylight. It seats about 250 people or holds 375 for standing receptions.
175 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Weylin is the site of the iconic Williamsburgh Savings Bank, built by renowned architect George B. Post and interiors designed by Peter B. Wight in 1875. Its architecture and interior, along with the collaborative story of its rise to fame, became the face of the American Renaissance, serving as a focal point for an entire generation of Beaux-Arts structures in the United States.
The focus of the venue is Wight’s elaborate polychromed 110-foot cast iron dome. Resting on enormous stone arches, the dome encloses oval windows, which allow natural sunlight to flood the space. The vaulted ceiling of the dome features a mural of spear-shaped rays extending out from a central azure cap, which remain the only surviving mural decoration by Wight.
Following an award winning restoration in 2013, Weylin was born. It’s named after a legendary character of 19th century Williamsburg. Weylin B. Seymour was a well-loved socialite, party host and fruitful matchmaker. Serendipitously, he shared initials with the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, thus sealing his fate as the beloved namesake.
213 N. 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
The 8,000 square foot Brooklyn Winery sits on a quiet residential block in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and can accommodate up to 165 seated or 300 standing wedding guests. The fully functioning winery is filled with reclaimed wood and hand-selected modern vintage adornments and serves as a romantic backdrop for your nuptials.
Treat your wedding guests to one of Brooklyn Winery’s house-made wines, including their North Fork red blend or Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as locally-sourced dishes including mouthwatering charcuterie plates and market-fresh brussels sprouts.