My recommendation is to think out of the box. Try to think of places that are usually NOT used for weddings. There are always neglected corners - There are lovely old cemeteries in Brooklyn - do any of them have chapels you might use?
We had our wedding in our NJ backyard & it was charming - Do you have a relative with a backyard they would lend you? The wedding market is used to being paid through the nose - if you are more eccentric you can save oodles of $ & have a unique wedding at the same time. (05/09/2006)
By pam munro
For us, the best and most memorable place for the wedding and reception was my parent's home in front of the fireplace. The minister of our church really liked the idea and we said our vows in a wonderful comfortable homey atmosphere. Our reception was in the front yard and everyone ate and mingled while still having the sweet formalities that are part of a wedding.
WOW BBMalone, I live in Brooklyn and my fiance lives in SI, we've been looking all over SI and LI, but are yet to find anything in the $50 pp range! Can you give some specific names? This would be really helpful! Thanks :) (06/04/2006)
I am planing a 1st birthday party for my daughter It would be a small party for about 60-100 people. I need a place that will charge me not per person but overall. a place that will let me bring my own caterer and that wont cost me a lot of money. Location is in Staten Island, NY. If anyone one know any places please don't hesitate to help I'm planning this for either November 17th or 18th, 2007. (09/10/2007)
By Alejandra M.
Check out http://weddingsitesandservices.com . I was on the site last night, and there are LOTS of inexpensive rental places in Staten Island and the area. Just use the drop down box at the top of the page to select your area. (09/14/2007)
You can try the VFW halls on Staten Island. You would have to decorate yourself and have food catered. There's the Kells-Grenie post, the Chichon post, the Knights of Columbus on Manor Road, the Knights of Columbus on Hillside Terrace. Also try your favorite restaurant. They sometimes they have private rooms to rent out. (11/09/2007)
There is also the Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights on Pierrepont Street. I was in a wedding in October, and the reception was held there, and holds up to 350 without full dinner tables. There were several rooms for food, mingling and the dance floor was a great size. I believe it's $3500 to rent the main room. (12/07/2007)
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