Updated: Jul 22, 2021
The Foundry in Long Island City, NY
The Foundry is an industrial wedding venue located in Long Island City, NY. It is in Queens, a borough of New York City. It was a steel foundry in the 1800’s. It provided metal for the nearby New York City waterfront. There are still many original finishes and details throughout the venue.
The Foundry is located in a trendy neighborhood. It is next door to a high rise luxury hotel. Long Island City is right across the river from Manhattan. The city is a short subway ride away. The Foundry regularly turns up in TV shows, magazines and online articles. It is one of the most sought after wedding venues in New York City.
It has several connecting rooms which can be rented for events:
The Main Room
The Main Room is a long double height room. It has a catwalk and changing room on the second floor. The catwalk is a great place for your photographer to get shots from above. Sometimes the DJ booth is up there too. This room is decorated with bistro string lights.
It is used for all parts of a wedding including ceremony, dinner and dancing.
The Greenhouse is a beautiful room full of plants. It is often used for cocktail hour and also for dancing sometimes.
The Foundry has a huge Courtyard where you can have your dinner during the warmer months. A tent can be put in this area.
There are at least two other rooms at the Foundry. One Is the Albra Room. It is a white room behind the Greenhouse where you can have your ceremony. And the Pool Room behind the Courtyard. The Pool Room is a small room with a pool table in it.
Lauryn and Mike
I met Lauryn and Mike over 2 years before their wedding date. They booked me for a date in 2020. They postponed it because of the pandemic. Finally we got to celebrate on May 14, 2021. A few weeks before the wedding they sent me a long playlist with about a dozen genres in it. Their parents loved wedding classics, but their favorites were rock and hip-hop. I based their playlists on those genres.
Lauryn and Mike had their ceremony in the Main Room. They had a string trio provide music.
Cocktail Hour and Dinner
After the ceremony, guests moved to the Greenhouse for cocktail hour. There was a bar set up outside with a partition