457 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231 (718) 403-0033
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Average Base Cost: $15,000
Average base cost for THIS venue is calculated by figuring a 75-person guest list for a 5-hour event rental of the property on a Saturday night including top-shelf bar options, a garden ceremony, and a seated meal. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decor, tents, and flowers are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
How it Breaks Down
Facility Rental Fee: $500 for three hours. Includes tablecloth rental, votive candles and facility cleaning. Each additional hour is $500 (plus food/beverage costs). Food: A four course menu option for $62.50/pp is your best bet for larger parties (and to reach the minimum, as outlined below). Sample menu items include:
- Meat and Cheese Antipasto
- Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
- Escarole with Sliced Red Onion and Walnuts
- Frankies Meatballs with Pine Nuts and Raisins
- Pork Braciola Marinara
- Ricotta Cheesecake
Beverage: There are three beverage packages available: $35/$40/$50 per person for three hours. For each additional hour of event time outside of that three hour block, it is $10/per person per hour for Package #1-2, and $15/per person per hour for Package #3.
Available packages are:
- Package #1: Prosecco, Red & White Wines, Bottled Beer, Soda, Juice, Coffee, Tea
- Package #2: All of the above plus house liquors
- Package #3: All of the above plus top-shelf liquors Note: There are Food/Beverage minimums based on the size of your event and the space you’re using. For smaller events that just use the Stable (20-40 guests), a $2,000 food and beverage minimum (pre tax/gratuity) applies. For 60-75 guests you have to buyout both the Garden and Stable, and a $7,000 food and beverage minimum applies.
What’s Included: Tableware and glassware.
Extras: If just utilizing the Stable, you will not need to rent extra tables. However, if you are using the garden, you will need to rent 6-10 tables ($9/each plus tax and delivery). In the Spring/Fall, heaters are also available for $200/each, plus tax and delivery.
Party On! Prices are based on a three-hour event. Additional hours can be purchased for $500/hour for the space, and $10-$15/per person per hour for beverage service. Events have to end by 11 p.m. The bar will close 15 minutes prior to your event ending. Important Note: Because the restaurant does not own a cabaret license (which you need in New York…which is crazy), there are no live bands or group dancing allowed. The restaurant has a stereo system that can play an iPod during your event, however.
Space Type: Inside/Outside. In the case of inclement weather, you may need to rent two tents from Frankies’ vendor ($550-$700/each, plus tax, lighting, and delivery).
Size: The venue can accommodate up to 75 people. For smaller events (20-40), their inside Stable is used for dining. For 60-75 guests, a buyout of both the Stable and Garden is required. Dining is outside in the Garden and the Stable is used as a reception area. Ceremonies can take place in the garden, and dinner set-up can take place while guests are in the Stable for cocktail hour.
Food Service Type: Menu can be adapted for a family-style seated meal or a standing reception buffet.
How Will Grandma Get There? Frankies 457 is located in an area of Brooklyn called Carroll Gardens. While there are a couple decent hotel options around that part of Brooklyn (click here to see hotels in and around Carroll Gardens), you might be better off having guests stay in New York City, especially if they are going to sight-see during their free-time. Carroll Gardens is accessible via cab and subway, and is closest to Battery Park/Chinatown/Soho across the river in NYC.
Frankies 457’s private event space is in a converted blacksmith’s stable directly behind the restaurant. The rustic brick building was built in the early 1900’s, and is equipped with heating/AC, a private restroom, dedicated staff, and a stocked bar for the event.
Woman Getting Married Says
Frank is a popular name amongst good restaurants in New York. There’s Frank’s and Lil’ Frankies (both owned by the same company) in Manhattan, not to be confused with this venue’s restaurants, Frankies 17 in NYC and 457 in Brooklyn. While both companies cater outside events as well, Frankies 457 in Carroll Gardens has become a great option for intimate weddings and rehearsal dinners. I think this space would be great if you’re looking to have a beautiful and small dinner party with your closest family and friends. The only downside, I think, is that there’s no dancing!
However, you can easily move the “after-party” to a nearby bar or club. Given that the vibe would be a homey dinner “party,” I think you can also easily get away with minimal decorations/flowers. All you need is a small arrangement on the tables, some string lights for the garden ceremony, and you’re done. All in and all, I think this is a perfect small wedding or rehearsal dinner venue for local Brooklyn couples looking for something low-key. Click here to see photos from past weddings