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Sep 09, 2019

WHA Wedding Week: The Venues

Welcome to WHA Wedding Week! With wedding season in full swing, we’re so excited to bring you a full week of Queens-focused wedding content. We have interviews with locals about (…)

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Ceremony at the Queens Museum. Credit to Isabelle Selby Photography.

Welcome to WHA Wedding Week! With wedding season in full swing, we’re so excited to bring you a full week of Queens-focused wedding content. We have interviews with locals about how they created the wedding of their dreams, and all the resources you could hope for when planning your own special day. Feel free to comment your tips/tricks/opinions…and get ready to feel the love!

We’re starting off with the main event: venues. Once you know you’re getting married, you have to know WHERE…

Cocktail Hour at the Queens Museum. Credit to Isabelle Selby Photography.

The Queens Museum

Our own Anna Dore had her wedding here! Read her post to get more specific feedback, but in short, she loved it. With fantastic views of the iconic Unisphere, contemporary architecture, 40-foot ceilings and flexible floor plans, the Museum itself says it’s “the perfect sun-drenched backdrop for weddings or other events.” It can accommodate seated dinners for up to 600 and larger cocktail parties. To get more detailed info, fill out this form or email chris.diviney@abigailkirsch.com.

New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368

Credit to T Studio.

T Studio 

Many of the weddings we’ll feature later this week held their receptions (and some ceremonies) at T Studio! Located right in the neighborhood at 38-01 23rd Ave (Suite 203), Astoria, they specialize in small weddings with 2000 sq ft indoor space for the Reception Area, and a 1000 sq ft Outdoor Rooftop – Perfect for the Ceremony (or Optional Bridal Suite). Their capacity is 75 people. The building has a rich history, as it dates back to the early 1800s and was once the Astoria Silk Works factory. A one-stop shop, they offer catering, event planning, photo/video, favors/gifts, music/lighting and floral/decor services. For more info reach out to info@tstudioeventspace.com or call 718-278-8579.

Credit to The Foundry.

The Foundry

Another historical option, The Foundry is a 19th century building that has been restored to showcase its unique industrial character. 3,000+ sq ft of blank space with a lush outdoor courtyard, rooftop terrace with view of the Manhattan skyline, indoor greenhouse, and fully equipped industrial kitchen make it available for weddings of all different shapes and sizes. They can accommodate 125 for a seated dinner indoors, 165 for seated dinner in the courtyard under the tent, or 180 for cocktails or floating dinner (180 is the maximum capacity). Contact ao@thefoundry.info for more details.

42-38 9th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Credit to the Metropolitan Building.

The Metropolitan Building

So much history in Queens! Dating from 1909, the same year the Queensboro Bridge was built, the Metropolitan Building was first an electrical parts factory. Seventy years later it was long vacant and in a sad state of disrepair. In 1980, Eleanor Ambos, who had a successful antique furniture rental business in Manhattan, bought the building for storage and to accommodate a variety of artisans to set up their studios and work rooms. With its unique charm and vintage flair, it’s perfect for the quirkier couple. There are three floors and you can choose which ones to book for your special day. Contact: bookings@metropolitanbuilding.com.

4401 11th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Sound River Studios. Credit to Isabelle Selby.

Sound River Studios

If you want to be near the water, Sound River Studios might be the best option for you. With stunning views of the East River and Manhattan skyline, it boasts 5500+ sq ft of space with 30-foot high ceilings. They can accommodate 75-450 persons. Their website has a helpful list of recommended vendors, as well as lots of FAQs. To get a quote or check availability, email events@soundriverstudios.com or fill out this form.

4-40 44th Dr.
Long Island City

Credit to The Ravel Hotel.

The Ravel

If you want an all-in-one type of deal, The Ravel Hotel may be calling to you, as they have a dedicated wedding staff that will orchestrate the entire event. The LIC Wedding Venue currently offers: indoor/outdoor areas for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception; complimentary wedding planner; bridal suite; on-site accommodations for overnight guests; menus by Executive Chef Seth Levine; complimentary menu tasting (post booking); VIP elevator access; valet parking and shuttle service. The guest capacity is 350-900, and you can choose the setting of ballroom, waterfront, hotel or restaurant. You can call the Ravel Hotel at (718) 289-6109 to arrange a consultation with a wedding planner to discuss wedding services and provide a tour of facilities.

8-08 Queens Plaza S
Long Island City

The Rose Room at the Paper Factory Hotel. Credit to the Paper Factory Hotel.

Paper Factory Hotel

At the Paper Factory Hotel, you’ll have multiple room options within one venue, depending on what kind of vibe you’re going for. The Rose Room offers more of a hip, nightlife feel, The Newsroom is the largest event space (for 150 to 200 guests) with wide mirrored windows, Romo Park offers some greenery with its outdoor front lawn space, and The Dining Room on their top floor offers city views and industrial decor like a printing machine and vintage books and lighting. Call 718-392-7200 or fill out this form for more info.

37-06 36th Street
Long Island City, New York

 

If you need even more options, hit up this Wedding Wire list.

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