Dumbo Loft

155 Water St,
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Average Base Cost: $20,000

Our average base cost for a Dumbo Loft wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday evening with a DIY food/beverage catering price of $100/pp. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax included.

*Prices subject to change

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

  • Saturdays: $3,500
  • Fridays and Sundays: $3,000
  • Weekdays start at: $2,000

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What’s Included: 

  • Access to the venue from 11:00 am until 1:00 am (load out must be complete by 2:00 am)
  • Heat/AC
  • In-house sound system
  • In house track lighting
  • Prep area including a kitchen prep area
  • Changing rooms that are available at the location
  • Staff member to open the venue on the morning of the event and be on-site during the beginning of set up.  
  • On-call night manager is on-site during evening events
  • Security
  • They offer furniture rentals.
  • They offer a trash removal service at $15 per garbage bag.

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Vendors: Outside vendors are allowed

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside

Size: Up to 140 guests for a seated dinner

Bridal Suite: There is a changing room that can be used as a bridal suite

Parking: There are several garages nearby.  Otherwise, valet is recommended

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Photo by Nyla Gray

How Will Grandma Get There? DUMBO, if you’re not familiar with the term, stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The area has had a huge resurgence in the past 10 years, with art galleries, restaurants, bars, and businesses making it a real center of Brooklyn. However, hotels are still somewhat limited, though there is a decent selection, with a Marriott and Hotel Indigo close by. Out-of-town guests may want to consider stay in Lower Manhattan, in which case you could potentially arrange for transportation to/from the venue (or offer Uber gift cards).

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Party On! Events can go until 1 a.m.

The Report:

The Dumbo Loft is located on the bottom floor of 155 Water Street, which was once used to manufacture steam fittings in the early 1900’s. The Dumbo Loft is a member of BK Venues, which features 7 lofts/venue spaces in Brooklyn such as the Dumbo Spot, the W Loft, and the Greenpoint Loft.

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Photo by Nyla Gray

Woman Getting Married Says:

If you’re looking for a DIY wedding venue space in Brooklyn that won’t make your wallet cry, this is a great option. The space is big and raw yet still nice enough to be considered finished. The biggest bummer I think  is that it’s located on the ground floor, meaning passerby’s can see your wedding through the gorgeous windows they have. However, if this doesn’t bother you then this is a definitely consideration. I think it would be a fun idea to get married (weather permitting) in Brooklyn Bridge Park and have your reception at the loft. Putting a lock on the fence afterwards (like the couple pictured above, did) would be so sweet!

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Our Rating

7 Amenities/What’s Included

8 Convenient for Grandma

7 Layout

9 Location

8 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

WGM Rating

2 Comments

  • Hi!

    Thank you for the tip!! It DOES sound so romantic but you are so right…we need to keep that in mind. 🙂

  • Elizabeth says:

    This is a great venue and I’m really happy I stumbled onto your recommendation!

    One comment: please, please, PLEASE don’t encourage readers to affix padlocks to bridges, gates, or any other public property. It is a huge eyesore and causes physical damage to the structure.

    City Engineers across the world (myself included) have been pleading with lovebirds to stop this practice – its already caused irreparable damage to the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris. There are far more creative and less harmful ways to celebrate your special day!

    Thanks 🙂

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