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Good views of the city but on a budget

November 12, 2017 4:36:13 pm

Posted in New York, NY, USA
Emptyprofileicon Jennifer Kotler Wedding date: April 24, 2010 New York, NY, USA

Hi All,
My guy and I are looking for an indoor wedding ceremony/reception place in the city (Brookyn, Queens, Manhattan) with cool views of any of the bridges or skyline. We're trying to keep it to about $100 per person (including tax and tip) but we're flexible on the day (Thursday night? Saturday night? Sunday brunch? Sunday night?) in April or May. Just trying to keep costs low but hoping to include our many friends (150 people). I'd welcome anyone's thoughts!

8 Replies

Emptyprofileicon kaaryn Nailor Wedding date: December 13, 2009 New York, NY, USA

November 03, 2009 2:20:57 pm

Try the Ravel Hotel's rooftop penthouse in Long Island City, Queens. Beautiful views, not sure of the price, but it is probably in the range you are looking for.


Emptyprofileicon Kelly Evans Wedding date: September 19, 2009 New York, NY, USA

November 03, 2009 2:26:48 pm

I HIGHLY recommend Bubby's in DUMBO. Depending on which food and alcohol option you choose, you should be able to make the cost work. We got married there a few months ago & the service was INCREDIBLE. I got sooo many compliments on the service. They are very professional. The view is amazing too. Give JoJo a call.


Emptyprofileicon Anonymous New York, NY, USA

November 03, 2009 3:42:58 pm

I agree with Kelly - Bubby's is a great location, fabulous views, and within your budget range. I shot a wedding there and would love to show you the album if you'd like. That will may give you some ideas on what you'd like for your event. Check me out at and give me a call. My wife and I love the place so much we recommended it to friend's for their daughter's Sweet 16 as well.

Have a great wedding day!


141189 Claudia Copquin New York, NY, USA

November 03, 2009 5:14:16 pm

I agree that the Ravel in Long Island City would be fabulous. Also, check out The Foundry in Long Island City. The Queensboro Bridge overlooks it and the venue itself is super-cool.


Emptyprofileicon Janet and Steven Wedding date: June 05, 2010 New York, NY, USA

November 04, 2009 5:55:56 am

Hi Jen,
Actually there is a wonderful place called Giando's on the Water in Williamsburg. Steven and I had our engagement party there in February and everyone is still talking about Giando's. They have three floors, two party rooms that include outdoors and a dinning room and your wedding will feel like it is the only party going on at that time. Joe is the coordinator he works with you and your budget, the food and the service is excellent. I HIGHLY recommend this place, it is by Peter Luger's, which is a few blocks from the Williamsburg Bridge, which makes it easily accessible to everyone. They have parking. The view is get all three bridges and the NY skyline. I have pictures up on our websiteat: I really recommend Giando's. Janet


Emptyprofileicon Meghan and Robert Wedding date: January 24, 2010 New York, NY, USA

November 04, 2009 6:38:57 am

We're getting married at the Manhattan Penthouse. It's close to Union Square. We're having our wedding and reception in one place. They have a separate, large, bar/cocktail area so the main room can be switched during the cocktail hour.
They are a catering company so you don't have to pay for outside vendors or tables/chairs to come in.
They gave us an amazing deal.
I noticed someone mentioned The Foundry in LIC. That place is extremely expensive to rent and the it would be about $200-$250/person for food and drinks. At the Manhattan Penthouse, we're paying $95/person for food and beverage (not including tax and tip).
The place has amazing views since the windows wrap around the space.

One other place is called Ramscale Loft. It's in the West Village and has amazing views. It's not very large - but has a huge outdoor patio. We went to a wedding there that had 50 people. But I've heard they can fit 100. I personally thin they shouldn't go over 70.

Best of luck.


Emptyprofileicon Aimee M. and Kuhn Wedding date: May 08, 2009 New York, NY, USA

November 04, 2009 6:49:52 am

The seaman's institute by the Brooklyn bridge was a nice venue. I believe they are within your budget.


Emptyprofileicon Jennifer Kotler Wedding date: April 24, 2010 New York, NY, USA

November 04, 2009 7:21:14 pm

Thank you all SO much! These are incredibly helpful suggestions! I'm going to look into all of these! Thank you thank you!! :-)


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