Instead of shopping around online for the ideal venue for your holiday party, conference or any other affair, Brooklyn Venues offers free tours to the best venues in Brooklyn so you can see the ones that will work for your event in person.
To help you find the perfect spot for your gathering, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Explore BK are releasing the second edition of the Brooklyn Venues Guide (Fall/Winter 2015) this November.
Brooklyn Venues open houses will take place November 2 for North Brooklyn and November 3 for South Brooklyn. The following are some memorable spots for winter soirées. Check out the Brooklyn Venues Guide for a full list of venues to use for any of your upcoming events year-round.
With two huge rooms, each with its own loft mezzanine, plus a fully customizable facade, this 19th Century textile warehouse offers lots of space plus full AV, light, and design and fabrication services. The space is ideal for companies and individuals to showcase their creativity.
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Brooklyn Oenology (Williamsburg)
Brooklyn Oenology Winery—or simply BOE—is a locally focused winery based in Williamsburg, founded in 2006. BOE crafts award-winning regional wines from NY State grapes and displays the work of New York City artists on its bottle labels. The BOE Tasting Room accommodates 60 guests and features its own wines, other NY state wines, whiskey, cider, beer and more.
New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge via Yelp
The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge (Downtown Brooklyn)
The Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge can host conferences for 30 people and receptions for as many as 2,000. Those planning a wedding should know that the Marriott has one of the few in-house kosher catering options in Brooklyn, with four open Chupas in the Grand Ballroom.
Picnic House at Prospect Park | Universal Light and Sound Rentals via Yelp
The Picnic House at Prospect Park (Park Slope)
The Picnic House is a charming and historic location in Prospect Park. It boasts scenic views of the 90-acre Long Meadow, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors and a working wood fireplace — a breathtaking setting in the heart of Brooklyn. Its 4,000 square feet accommodate up to 240 guests in one room.
Yacht Manhattan | Classic Harbor Line via Yelp
Classic Harbor Line (Downtown Brooklyn)
Classic Harbor Line is dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of New York City by providing a relaxing, inspiring, and breathtaking sightseeing cruise through the NY waters. With a guest capacity of 49, it’s an intimate adventure in one of the most famous harbors in the world.
Studio rental space via Dancewave 182
Dancewave 182 (Gowanus)
If you want your guests up and dancing, Dancewave 182 is your place. It has two rooms and is available for parties and special events. The front space can be decorated and arranged to accommodate party needs, and the back is a large dance studio with mirrors and a sound system.
Mama Rao’s via Facebook
Mama Rao’s (Dyker Heights)
Mama Rao’s serves homemade Italian food that is bursting with flavor. With a capacity of up to 140 guests, Mama Rao’s features hundreds of menu items, and you choose your selection with their head chef. Mama Rao’s hosts company parties, bridal showers, birthdays, weddings, communions, baptisms, bachelor and bachelorette parties, conferences, corporate meetings and rehearsal dinners.