Vendor Highlight: Giando on the Water

Floor to ceiling windows, sparkling chandeliers, waterfront outdoor patio and unobstructed views of the Manhattan Skyline.. sounds like a luxury downtown wedding venue doesn’t it? …well, Brooklyn is being referred to as the “New Manhattan” and with good reason! Wedding venues like Giando on the Water are giving expensive Manhattan wedding venues some serious competition and at a fraction of the price! Giando on the Water is no stranger to providing top-notch service and has been in business for over 30 years! Nestled on the East River in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, Giando on the Water provides an elegant wedding venue option for couples who aren’t seeking the raw industrial spaces that Brooklyn wedding venues are typically known for.

Our wedding photographers and videography team love working at local Brooklyn wedding venues of course and have captured tons of weddings at Giando on the Water. Below our team gives some inside info on what makes Giando on the Water so special with more photos of the unique space and those amazing views…because after all isn’t what you are really here for?

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Top Notch Service

The Giando family started their fine dining restaurant over 30 years ago so they are no strangers to meeting (and exceeding) the unique dining expectations of New Yorkers and Brooklyn patrons in particular! New York City is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, so being able to open and maintain a successful restaurant for the last 30 years in NYC speaks for itself ! It’s not rare to see the owners of Giando on the Water walking around and interacting with couples and their guests to make sure ever detail is being taken care of! As a matter of fact, every staff member at Giando is dedicated to providing top-notch service to each and every guest. Joe (the event manager at Giando) is always happy to answer any questions you have and knows the space and wedding packages like the back of his hand! Our photographers and videographers have said they receive such great treatment at Giando on the Water that they feel like wedding guest themselves! So if you are seeking a wedding venue that is going to make you feel like royalty from the moment you enter their doors (their valet service actually sets the tone outdoors) then Giando on the Water is the perfect venue choice for you!

Customized Wedding Packages

We know what you are thinking…a Brooklyn wedding venue with unmatched views, top notch service and great food has to be out of my budget! The great news is Giando on the Water is actually very affordable in comparison to other wedding venues in NYC and they work closely with every couple to create a wedding package that will fit into their budget. From off-season wedding discounts to brunch and/or buffet options, Giando wants to make sure you are getting everything you want on your big day at a price you can afford. Since Giando on the Water is a restaurant, couples don’t have the extra expense of table settings and linens etc and thanks to that view (more about that later) decorations can be kept to a minimum since most of your guests will be star gazing anyway!


Giando on the Water offers several spaces for your wedding day celebration. The back patio which sits right on the East River is perfect for your wedding ceremony (the sunsets are spectacular) followed by cocktail hour. Inside the lobby of the Brooklyn wedding venue, you and your guests are treated to beautiful dark wood staircases and elegantly appointed bathrooms that make you feel like you are in a 5-star Manhattan hotel! The upstairs ballroom features floor to ceiling that bring in the natural sunlight ( a photographers dream come true!) The décor of the ballroom features sparkling chandeliers and marble floors, round tables and elegant gold chairs..the space itself is beautiful alone but also works perfectly with any wedding color scheme! The top floor of the wedding venue is home to the Bridal Suite so Brides can finish getting ready on site..

Views …Views… Views !

One of the top request made by brides according to our NYC wedding planners is finding an affordable wedding venue with a view! Well Giando on the Water has you covered ! Giando may have some of the best views in Brooklyn, and our Brooklyn wedding photographers have seen a lot ! Giando on the Water sits right on ..well.. the water! Nestled on the East River, Giando’s guest enjoy unobstructed views of downtown Manhattan and the Wiliamsburg bridge whether outdoors on the patio or inside the venue in their reception room. While the day view is amazing, the real magic happens at night when the sunsets (talk about breathtaking!) and the skyline and bridge light up! The view is so great that you might have a hard time luring your guests away from the windows and to the dance floor (that’s where your DJ comes in )..seriously though, even if Giando didn’t have top notch service elegant décor and award wining cuisine (which they do!) the view alone would be enough to make you book this amazing waterfront wedding venue!

So here it is.. what you’ve all been waiting for.. more photos of that view in all it’s glory.. ENJOY!!!

As amazing as our wedding photos at Giando are.. you have to see it in person to really appreciate how spectacular it is

Please check out our photos and videos below:
Giando on the Water Photo and Video Galleries

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