NYC Hidden Treasures - Brooklyn Venues

There are so many options for venues around New York City, it can be hard to know where to start looking. Or worse, some couples feel that they're seeing the same places online over and over again and they know there are a lot more out there. We're here to help! Today we're listing some of our favorite hidden treasures in Brooklyn.

For the foodies...

Glasserie - Greenpoint                                                                                          Photo courtesy of glasserienyc.com

Glasserie - Greenpoint                                                                                          Photo courtesy of glasserienyc.com

Located right next to Newtown Creek in Greenpoint, this stunning restaurant started as the Greenpoint Glass Works in 1860. This factory was so highly esteemed that cut glass was commissioned for the White House collection. Although the building has been updated and refurbished since then, the space reflects its beginnings with an industrial (yet elegant) feel and prints throughout the restaurant from the original glass fixture catalogues. Now the Glasserie hosts beautiful events and serves delicious dishes made from local and fresh products in a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern style. The full space can host up to 350 people for dinner and dancing, if the outdoor space is included.

For the music fans….

The Bell House - Gowanus                                                                                  Photo: Heather Dunsmoor/Courtesy of Gowanus Bell House

The Bell House - Gowanus                                                                                  Photo: Heather Dunsmoor/Courtesy of Gowanus Bell House

The Bell House is another historical venue with a great story- it was originally a 1920s printing factory that has been converted into a concert venue and event space by the team behind Union Hall. Its Main Event Hall is perfect for dinner and dancing, with an arched wood ceiling, two striking chandeliers, and a large stage for a wedding band or DJ. It also boasts a Frontier Room, with Victorian-style decor and a swanky oak bar perfect for cocktail hour. For music lovers out there, The Bell House is the hidden reception spot of your dreams.

For the smaller weddings…

190 North - Williamsburg                                                                                                                          Photo Courtesy of Dishfoodnyc.com

190 North - Williamsburg                                                                                                                          Photo Courtesy of Dishfoodnyc.com

190 North is a new event space created by Dish Food and Events in the super hip neighborhood where Williamsburg meets Greenpoint. The space mixes exposed brick and industrial piping with elegant molding and modern track lighting, creating a tasteful and sophisticated look. The drink and food menus are always custom-made (and always delicious) by Dish Food, who describe their style as ‘elevated comfort food with global influences’. 190 North can host up to 70 people for a seated dinner.

For the nature lovers…

Brooklyn Grange Farm - Brooklyn Navy Yard                                                                                                               Photo Courtesy of brooklyngrangefarm.com

Brooklyn Grange Farm - Brooklyn Navy Yard                                                                                                               Photo Courtesy of brooklyngrangefarm.com

A rooftop farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard with views of Manhattan may sound unreal, but it is definitely a place and you can have your wedding there. Brooklyn Grange offers in-house catering with food grown right there on the rooftop, so you know it’s fresh and local. You and 150 of your guests can have dinner and dancing among the rows of flowers, fruits, and vegetables, which also make for great pictures. However, since it is outdoors, the venue is only open May through October.

For the artsy folks…

ISA - Williamsburg                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo Courtesy of isa.gg

ISA - Williamsburg                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo Courtesy of isa.gg

Isa is a haven of exposed brick and wood, complete with exposed ceiling beams and stacked firewood that feeds the brick oven. Despite all the wood and brick, Isa manages to be filled with natural light, with huge and numerous windows on the first and second floors. When not being used for private events, Isa hosts open yoga nights and collaging sessions. The menu (including cocktails) changes daily and is fully customizable for any event. If both floors are rented Isa can host up to 100 people, and dinner parties can also be hosted outside.