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The 5 Best Wedding Venues in Brooklyn

Updated: Mar 22, 2019


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The Green Building, photo by Clean Plate

If you're getting married in Brooklyn and need a venue, then this article is for you. I'm a Brooklyn wedding DJ who does 50 to 70 weddings a year. I don’t claim that what I’ve put together here is perfect, but I hope it helps. So with my experience and a little help from Google, maybe we can find out together,,, What are the best wedding venues in Brooklyn?


The best wedding venues in Brooklyn are The Green Building, 26 Bridge, 501 Union, Dobbin Street and MyMoon. These are all stylish venues, located in cool neighborhoods with great staff.


The 5 Best Wedding Venues in Brooklyn


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The Green Building, Photo by Jacquelyne Pierson Weddings

The Green Building


The Green Building is a cool venue located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. It used to be a brass foundry, so it has a warehouse feel. It's brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windowed doors give it a quintessential "Brooklyn" look. And the staff are awesome to work with. I absolutely love this venue.


Capacity: 250 guests for a cocktail party, 160 for a sit-down dinner.


Location: The neighborhood is Gowanus, right in between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, two very nice residential Brooklyn neighborhoods. But this area is quiet and used to mostly be occupied by warehouses. Besides a few bars nearby for an after-party, it's on a quiet block.


Layout and Vibe: The Green Building has one large room with a spacious outdoor area behind it. There are large doors in the main space that open onto the street and many couples walk through them to enter their ceremony. The ceilings are very high and the cool brick walls are bare, so they are great for many types of lighting, be it string lights, uplighting or monogram. Often tables are set up on each side of the room and the space in between is used for the ceremony and the dance floor, but I have seen other setups.


Outdoor Area: There's a lovely 2,400 square foot outdoor area right behind the main room that can be used for cocktail hour. The Green Building has a full sound system and cocktail hour is when I usually take advantage of it. I've seen a tent out there (great for rain) and an ice cream truck for dessert.


Price: Get in touch with them for a personalized quote


Read my recap of one of the beautiful weddings I DJed at The Green Building.


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26 Bridge

26 Bridge


A former metal factory, 26 Bridge is a large venue with high ceilings and brick walls. It's a big raw space that you can design how you like. Perfect for a big wedding and dance party.

Capacity: 375 standing and 250 seated


Location: In DUMBO, a cool and trendy former warehouse neighborhood. Very close to Manhattan. On a quiet block located near the water although you can't see it.


Layout and Vibe: It's got a cool Brooklyn warehouse vibe to it. There are two rows of windows in the ceiling so you can get light on your ceremony and cocktail hour. There are large hanging lights, but the walls are bare so perfect for any type of lighting like uplights, monogram, etc...


Outdoor Area: No.


Price: For a 14-hour rental, Friday or Sunday: $8,000, Saturday: $10,000, weekdays available too, check their site.


Read my recap of one of the beautiful weddings I DJed at 26 Bridge.


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501 Union

501 Union


501 Union is the sister venue of The Green Building listed above. While The Green Building is one large raw space (with back patio), 501 has 3 different rooms, perfect for a wedding. Amazing light fixtures in the main room and custom details throughout give this venue a unique and cool vibe. I love DJing weddings here and recommend it constantly.


Capacity: Fully-seated wedding ceremony: 144 in the covered atrium; or up to 250 in main space, depending on furniture. Fully-seated dinner with dance floor: 140-160 depending on furniture & layout choices. Standing-room only or conference events: 299.