Aurora

70 Grand St,
Brooklyn, NY 11249
718-388-5100
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Average Base Cost: $21,000

Our average base cost for an Aurora wedding is calculated by figuring an 80-person guest list for a Saturday night ceremony/reception using the minimum buyout for the restaurant of $16,000. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: The buyout fee is a minimum spend which includes all food and beverage before tax (8.875%) and administrative fee (20%).

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Entire Restaurant Dinner Buyout (Max 90 guests):

• M-T-W $7,000
• Thurs $9,000
• Fri/Sat $16,000
• Sun $12,000

Garden Dinner Buyout (Max 50 guests):

• S-M-T-W-T $5,000

Sat/Sun Brunch (Max 90 guests):

• Sat $7,000

• Sun $8,000

Lunch Buyout (Max 90 guests):

• M-Th $3,000

• Fri $4,000

What’s Included: Tables, chairs, place settings, etc.

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Food and Beverage: The base price of the menu starts at $50/pp excluding tax, gratuity. and beverages.

Certain items on the menu come with a surcharge, either per person for appetizers or per plate ordered for entrees. Here is how a $50 menu would be structured:

  • 3 appetizers shared family style
  • 3 entrees shared family style
  •  2 desserts shared family style

The venue says they treat the minimum buyout fee as your budget and design a food and beverage program that works within it from their existing menu. All beverages are added to the bill a la carte.

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More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: Up 80-85 guests comfortably. A maximum of 50 guests can be seated in the covered garden; there is also an open-air garden that is weather-dependent and can seat another 30 guests (so 80 guests max outside if the weather is nice). The main dining room can seat a maximum of 50 guests but it is very tight and overall I recommend having 80-85 guests max.

Bridal Suite: No

Parking: While on-street parking is available, space is often limited

How Will Grandma Get There? Aurora is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a short walk from the L train, which will easily take guests to and from the city. It’s also a fairly short Taxi/Uber ride. Guests can stay in Manhattan or nearby at the Wythe Hotel or McCarren Hotel & Pool (both really great options).

Party On! The hours for Fri/Sat events are from 6 p.m.-12 a.m., with one additional hour for set up and one extra hour for your team to wrap-up. However, I think you can negotiate a 1 a.m. end-time given the location.

The Report: 

This Williamsburg restaurant was inspired by owner and Rome native Gaspare Villa’s favorite place in Tuscany.

Woman Getting Married Says:

I recently had lunch at this restaurant (though I remember it from a few years ago, too) and was completely charmed. The food is amazing (I had this whole fish lunch special that was really great and well priced) and the atmosphere is unique and unexpected, with a great mix between rustic and industrial…yet still completely romantic. The fact that they have a gorgeous and quaint outside garden totally seals the deal.I also like that they’ll design the menu and bar around your budget. Bonus? You’re super close to fun bars to continue the dance party!

Our Rating

9 Amenities/What’s Included

8 Convenient for Grandma

9 Layout

9 Location

10 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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