Average Base Cost: $35,000
Average base cost for a Harold Pratt House wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday night using August 2016 rental fees* quoted for 2016 listed below and an average catering cost of $150/pp. Transportation to venue, entertainment, additional decorations, some catering supplies, 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:
Rental fees at the Harold Pratt House range from $7,500 to $9,500+ depending on the date. To give you a sample of the rates, here are the rental fees for Saturdays in 2016 during the following months (prices subject to change):
- May- $9,500
- June – $9,500
- July – $7,500
- August – $7,500
What’s Included: Use of the Harold Pratt house for 8 hours (2 hours for setup, 5 hours for the event, and 1 hour for breakdown) as well as available in-house tables, chairs and audio visual equipment (though based on reviews keep in mind that you will most likely end up bringing additional).
Extras: Event overtime can be purchased at $1,000/hr up until 2:00am.
Food/Beverage: The Harold Pratt House has their own list of recommended vendors (such as Abigail Kirsch caterers, whose sample rates you can see for the Brooklyn Historical Society here), but you can bring in your own caterer as long as they are able to approve them beforehand.*
*NOTE: Some couples have reported that this can be a lengthy process with paperwork and a bit of red tape. Just keep that in mind if/when looking for an outside caterer.
Space Type: Inside
Size: For a seated dinner the Mansion Ballroom can accommodate up to 130 guests seated at round tables with dancing following dinner in the Drawing Room. The Peterson Hall can seat up to 180 guests with dancing held in the Mansion Ballroom following dinner.
Bridal Suite: Yes
Food Service Type: Your choice
How Will Grandma Get There? You’re in the heart of New York City, which means hotel options abound! Grandma can easily take a cab from her hotel to the venue.
Party On! Events can go until 2 a.m. (you know I LOVE that)
The mansion, located on the Upper East Side of New York City, was built in 1920 for oil industrialist and philanthropist Harold Irving Pratt. All rooms feature original chandeliers, fireplaces, hardwood floors and stunning views of Park Avenue.
Woman Getting Married Says:
These type of amazing venues make me miss New York City A LOT (but then I remember the roaches I used to have in my Brooklyn apartment and I don’t miss it AS much). Being able to rent your venue until 2 a.m. is a huge plus, and something that a lot of venues (especially in LA where I am) don’t offer. But above all, this unique venue is GORGEOUS and is pretty much perfect in my book. It has the charm, history, and elegance that can really only be found in New York, and the location can’t be beat. I also think the summer prices I’ve seen for 2016 are reasonable for a venue of this scale (of course they could go up). And the fact that you can bring in your own caterer (if they are approved) is a big score. The ONLY downside is that your dinner and dancing will take place in different rooms, but considering the historical nature of the building and how it was intended to be used that way, I think you should embrace that. This venue is a MUST-SEE if you live in New York or Brooklyn or want a destination wedding.