We’ve all been there, attending a wedding and secretly wishing the ceremony would just end already so the real party can begin! Lucky for you, more and more couples are choosing to ditch the church ceremony and formal ballroom reception in exchange for a “one stop shop” experience in a less-traditional space; and our photography and video team couldn’t be happier! If getting hitched in a former classic car restoration shop or exchanging vows in a Historic Metal Factory is appealing to you, then Brooklyn is worth checking out. The hip borough is being referred to as the “New Manhattan” thanks to the revitalization of trendy neighborhoods like Dumbo and Williamsburg. In turn, the borough’s new popularity welcomed the opening of several unique wedding venues. Another advantage for choosing a smaller venue; the owners are typically more flexible with their pricing and offer more amenities! Check out our top 4 choices for unique Brooklyn venues below …
Location: Boerum Hill. Close to downtown Brooklyn with easy access to public transportation, Brooklyn Bridge and Barclay Center
Why you’ll love it: A former Synagogue turned event space, Deity Events is like no other wedding venue we have seen. Couples have full use of 3-levels of space including a Loft with brick exposed walls and hardwood flooring; A Lounge with velvet upholstered seating and a one-of-a-kind indoor “Tree of Life” and a recently renovated Cellar for dancing. Couples are offered all-inclusive packages with the option of booking their Bridal Suite and private rooftop with jacuzzi!
Location: Gowanus, a hipster neighborhood with a mix of classic row houses and converted warehouses..great for photos!
Why you’ll love it: Originally constructed as a brass foundry, the Green Building offers a raw rustic space with indoor and outdoor options. Exposed brick walls, natural light and beamed ceilings means you can keep additional décor to a minimum to really let the space shine. Couples can bring in their own catering, dj, and other wedding professionals allowing them to stay in charge of their budget.
Location: “Dumbo” section of Brooklyn, steps from Brooklyn Bridge Park with easy access to downtown Brooklyn. Waterfront views and cobble stone streets are key points in this neighborhood
Why you’ll love it: If you love high ceilings, brick-exposed walls and tons of natural light, then Dumbo Loft may be the right fit for your big day! A raw space, couples are allowed to bring in their own décor and wedding vendors. It’s a block away from Brooklyn Bridge park so a ceremony on the water followed by portraits in the area on cobble stone streets with the Bridge in the background is a must! Our photographers love shooting in Dumbo!
Location: Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, steps away from the East River with easy access to public transportation (including a ferry)
Why you’ll love it: A Pre-WWII rope factory converted has been restored to it’s original raw appearance and is one of the most unique venues in Brooklyn. The space offers soaring beamed ceilings, wooden floors and open skylights giving this rustic space a light and airy feeling.