Average Base Cost: $47,000
Average base cost for a wedding at the Brooklyn Winery is calculated by figuring a 120–person guest list on a Saturday night using Peak Season rates of $300/pp. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, additional rentals, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
*Prices subject to change
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee: There is no facility fee for use of the Brooklyn Winery for your wedding. Cost is based on per person pricing and includes use of the venue as well as food and beverage and other items listed below. Approximate pricing for 2017 is $250 – $300 per person (plus service and tax), with $300 reflecting their Peak Season Saturday rates April-September. The rate is on the lower end for Friday/Sunday weddings as well as Off-Peak months.
What’s Included: The Brooklyn Winery wedding package includes:
- Rental of the full winery for 5 hours of event time
- Parlor Room and Portrait Room available 2 hours prior to event with sparkling wine and antipasti spread in each
- Cocktail Hour with artisanal cheese and charcuterie presented with accompaniments including house marinated olives, maple cayenne nuts, and an assortment of dried and fresh seasonal fruit as well as 5 passed hors d’oeuvres
- Family Style Sit Down Meal: Fresh bread and compound butter, choice of 1 salad, 2 entrées, and 2 sides
- Dessert spread of 3 mini bites, with coffee and tea service
- Ornate glass votives with candles, tables, chairs, wine barrel cocktail tables, china, flatware, linens, glassware
- Brooklyn Winery Open Bar: Includes 3 red wines, 3 white wines, Sparkling wine with a selection of 4 seasonal craft beers, premium hard liquor and assorted sodas and juices.
- Wine and Food Tasting: Invitation for 2 to one of their quarterly tastings
- Event Manager: Assists in outside vendor coordination, helps in planning day-of timeline, oversees event, and manages event staff
Food/Beverage: All food and beverage is provided by The Brooklyn Winery
Vendors: You are able to bring in your own vendors for music, florals, photography, lighting and dessert.
Extras: There is a 20% management/service fee and 8.875% Sales Tax. You can also add a 6th hour for an additional $25++/pp.
Important Note: As a fully-functional winery, the Brooklyn Winery has a harvest season every fall, so they are unable to accommodate weddings from mid-September through October. Following that in November and December, they host smaller weddings for up to 90 guests and require a lower guaranteed guest minimum of 75 (also listed below).
Space Type: Inside
Size: Mid-January through mid-September there is a 165-guest maximum capacity. November through mid-January there is a 90-guest maximum capacity.
Bridal Suite: Yes. The venue offers two hours of wedding suite time for the couple, prior to their ceremony, with space for both the bride and groom.
Parking: There is ample street parking and a pay lot located 5-7 minutes from the venue.
Food Service Type: Family style
How Will Grandma Get There? The Brooklyn Winery is located in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, which nowadays has several cute hotel options such as The Wythe. Guests can also stay in the city and easily take the L train to the Bedford Avenue stop and walk a couple of blocks to the venue (or of course take a cab/uber/shuttle!).
Party On! The latest weddings can go until is midnight.
Co-founders Brian Leventhal and John Stires were working at an Internet startup and making wine for fun on the side when they realized they could turn this into a full-time job. A year later they were up and running with The Brooklyn Winery. With 22-foot ceilings, repurposed wood walls, and industrial wine tanks, the venue features Winemaker Conor McCormack’s small batch wines and Executive Chef Michael Gordon’s cuisine.
Woman Getting Married Says:
If you’re a New York/Brooklyn bride you KNOW how expensive a good wedding venue can be. Catering costs are sky-high and rents are at a premium, which means planning a wedding on a budget can feel next to impossible. And while this wedding venue is not going to be the right fit for those brides looking to spend under $25,000, it is a great option for those with a $50,000 budget. I love that you pretty much wouldn’t have to worry about anything except bringing in flowers, a photographer, and a DJ, and that the food at this venue has pretty rave reviews. I do wish they had the venue available for more dates in the fall (though they really can’t control that due to their wine production schedule) and that events could have the option to go past midnight. However, having to end the party at midnight should not be a deal-breaker. Truth be told ending the party at 1 a.m. wouldn’t make a huge difference anyway (our wedding ended at 1 but guests had pretty much cleared out by that time). If you love the idea of a one-stop shop in a unique atmosphere, I highly suggest you check this venue out.